Queen Letizia of Spain attended the Closing ceremony of the “Centenary of the first medical air evacuation in Spain” at the Cuatro Vientos Air Base in Madrid. This was Letizia’s last engagement of the week. Earlier this week she joined King Felipe VI for the presentation of the National Sports Awards.
Upon arrival, Letizia was received with Military honours and attended a presentation describing the history of medical transport, from its origins to the current missions of the unit. Then Letizia visited a static exhibition made up of maps and models of the time in which these sanitary evacuations began and witnessed an air evacuation drill in which an NH90 helicopter from the 803 Squadron of the 48th Wing participated in SAR (search and rescue) maintaining personal protection measures.
Medical air evacuation is one more link in the care chain that allows for improving the short-term and long-term functional prognosis of a patient, carried out with specialized personnel and equipment. The first medical air evacuation missions in Spain took place in 1917 in North Africa. During the civil war, the first squad of air-medicalized ambulances was created, although it was not until 1989, in the Namibia UNTAG mission.
What Queen Letizia wore at the “Centenary of the first medical air evacuation in Spain” Act
- Mirto Pink Tweed Jacket
- White UFO Culottes
- Pons Quintana V122 Braided Lirio Shoulder Bag
- Martinelli Fontaine Slingback Pumps
- Gold UFO Hoops
- Coreterno Ring
Queen Letizia was wearing Mirto Pink Tweed Jacket. The €390 jacket was described as a “Short tweed jacket. Round collar, golden fancy button closure. Two front patch pockets with button. A staple jacket for mid-season looks to style & wear in many different outfits”.
The Queen paired the jacket with a white unidentified Culottes.
Another new element of the outfit was Martinelli Fontaine Slingback Pumps. The £150 pumps were described as “Slingback shoes in ‘stone’ with links on the toe. A classic style with the perfect heel height to be comfortable but with maximum elegance. Perfect to wear all night long or for the office.”
Queen Letizia debuted a new bag – €345 Pons Quintana V122 Braided Lirio Shoulder Bag described as a “Shoulder bag made of lily-coloured hand-braided leather. Textile lining. Tassel detail on the front. removable chain. Closing by a magnet.”
Her Corterno ring was not missing either.