Today Queen Letizia visited the Granada to presided over the inauguration of the Exhibition “La Granada Zirí and the Berber universe”, organized by the Patronage of the Alhambra and Generalife and the Andalusian Legacy.
The exhibition is being organized with the collaboration of the Doctor Leila Mezian Foundation and takes place in the Chapel and Crypt of the Palace of Carlos V, within the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife, between December 5, 2019, and April 21, 2020.
Under the title “La Granada Zirí and the Berber universe”, the Patronage of the Alhambra and Generalife and the Andalusian Legacy, reveals the Berber people and the profound influence they exercised in the Iberian Peninsula after their arrival in al-Andalus.
In the eleventh century, it was the Zirí Berbers, from North Africa and governors of the Taifa of Elvira, who decided to establish their capital in Granada, decisively influencing their urban configuration. The exhibition will consist of donations from the Moroccan patron Laila Mezian Benjelloun.
Al-Ándalus, in particular, Granada, maintained very close ties with the North African Berber peoples, which have lasted for centuries. This exhibition highlights the history, cultural heritage, ties artistic exchanges and commercial relationship between the two communities during the medieval period.
Queen Letizia visited the Exhibition “La Granada Zirí and the Berber universe” in the Palace of Carlos V, in the Monumental Complex of the Alhambra and the Generalife, guided by the curator of the exhibition, Antonio Malpica.
During the visit, Queen toured the different rooms. She also saw a video “Granada zirí”. The Queen visited the Mezian Foundation Collection with the exhibition of mannequins with textiles.
Next, Her Majesty the Queen received the greeting of the restoration and plasterwork and tiling workshop of the Patronage of the Alhambra and Generalife, and was informed about the restoration works carried out and signed in the Alhambra’s book of honour.
Finally, Letizia held a brief meeting with the attendees and guests.
Group photograph with the attendees.
After the exhibition and in collaboration with the Kingdom of Morocco, a large permanent Berber museum will be launched in the city of Granada, with permanent funds from this private collection and also in the Alhambra.
Before leaving, the Queen met with the locals gathered outside the building.
Now to What Letizia Wore – Queen brought back her blue cheviot two-piece suit having a fitted jacket and midi length skirt from Felipe Varela that we first saw in 2017 at the National Day celebrations.
Since then Letizia has worn the outfit on many occasions.
Letizia paired the suit with her suede Magrit Liza Pumps.
She was carrying a matching suede bag from Magrit.
Her white gold and aquamarine Bvlgari diamond hoops and
Karen Hallam ring finished the look.
I will leave you with this lovely shot of Queen during the visit.
Ahead of the visit, Catherine, today becomes Royal Patron of Family Action. Her Majesty the Queen has passed the patronage to The Duchess having held the role for over 65 years. Her Majesty took the patronage over from Queen Mary in 1953.
Established in 1869, Family Action helps families in difficulty by giving them practical help and support. The charity works with over 45,000 families through over 140 community-based services. Thousands more are supported with financial assistance through education and welfare grants programmes.
Today, Family Action continues to tackle difficult issues facing families – including financial hardship, mental health and emotional wellbeing, social isolation, parenting challenges, domestic abuse, and substance misuse. Family Action celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019.
Family Action works directly with vulnerable or disadvantaged children and families through both local and national services and support professionals and organisations through training and consultancy provision. These issues can have a huge impact on the stability of family life as well as on the health and wellbeing of all family members.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also visited the charity’s ‘Family Monsters Garden’ at the Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019. The Family Monsters Project, which encourages families to talk about the pressures they are facing to highlight that these ‘family monsters’ are normal and can be overcome.
About new patronage, the Palace said, “The Duchess of Cambridge has spent much of the last eight years meeting charities and organisations who work every day to make our families and communities stronger. There is a powerful correlation between a parent or carer’s wellbeing and their child’s development, which is why organisations such as Family Action that provide support are instrumental to a child’s future. This new patronage aligns with Her Royal Highness’ longstanding work in the early years, and the importance of supporting children and families during this seminal period of their lives.”
Chief Executive of Family Action David Holmes CBE, who is a member of The Duchess’ Early Years steering group, said,
“Family Action is honoured that The Duchess of Cambridge has become our Royal Patron. Her Royal Highness follows on from Her Majesty the Queen, who was our Royal Patron for more than 65 years. Everyone at Family Action would like to extend our thanks to Her Majesty for her steadfast support and encouragement to us over so many years.
I have seen The Duchess’s passionate support for disadvantaged families first hand and have been impressed by her leadership in understanding and promoting the vital importance of the Early Years. Family Action looks forward to working with The Duchess in the years to come.”
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and everyone at Family Action, I am delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will become Royal Patron of Family Action in our 150th Anniversary year. The Duchess will assume the Royal Patronage of the charity from Her Majesty The Queen who has held the role for 66 years, having assumed the role in turn from Queen Mary in 1953.
We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to Her Majesty for her steadfast and dedicated support for the work of the Charity over so many years.
We are honoured that The Duchess has chosen to support Family Action’s work by becoming our Royal Patron. Her keen interest, particularly in the Early Years, fits well with Family Action’s provision of high quality perinatal mental health services, pre-schools and Children’s Centres across the country.”
She carried the trees for kids. Simon Perry reported that Peterley Manor Farm owner Roger Brill joked “I will have to give her job at the weekend”.
They spend time in Elves’ Enchanted Forest where The Duchess joined children taking part in Christmas activities, including making decorations and eco-friendly reindeer food.
Reindeer food in making. It was full of celebration engagement and we were in for a few tidbits about cute Cambridge kids. Roya Nikkah reported that Catherine told George loves thistles. The family has a Nordmann Fir non-drop Christmas tree at Anmer Hall. She also said Louis “wants to go everywhere” with her.
After the letters to Father Christmas were written, The Duchess helped post them to the North Pole.
During the visit, Duchess also met with families and parents. Talking about the pressures at this time of year “Maybe instead of posting on social media about who has the bigger presents, tell people about the real meaning of Christmas instead.”
Now to what Duchess wore – for the festive engagements with kids Duchess was dressed in Christmas colours –Red, Green and Blue.
In other news, on a very rare occasion, Catherine’s Mother Carole Middleton made an appearance on her family business Party Pieces’ Instagram page. The picture was posted with a caption saying, “Working next door to a Christmas tree farm means we had the pick of the best Xmas trees!”
Next, we will see Duchess on December 11 at the annual Diplomatic Reception.
Tonight, after attending the United Nation’s Health and Climate event, Queen Letizia again stepped out. This time she joined King Felipe at the ABC Newspaper Headquarter in Madrid for the Mariano de Cavia Awards.
The 99th edition of the International Journalism Awards was “Mariano de Cavia”, “Luca de Tena” and “Mingote” Prize that recognize the professional career and the best journalistic works published by publishing companies in their media, in 2018, in the usual categories of journalism, graphic journalism or drawing.
The awards were presented in the three categories: Mariano de Cavia Award for the article “Las Ramblas in the distance”, published by Gabriel Albiac in the ABC newspaper on August 17, 2018, for its literary quality and for keeping alive the memory of the jihadist terrorist attack in Barcelona a year earlier.
Luca de Tena Prize has gone to José Luis Corripio, for the work of a lifetime in the creation of the reference communication group in the Dominican Republic. Mingote Prize, to the graphic humorist José María Nieto chosen by the vignette Faith of rats “Let the hands of the Civil Guard children raise their hands”, published in ABC in October 2018, for their evocation of the struggle for the freedom of all who makes the meritorious body.
The ABC publishing company announces its three International Journalism Awards to recognize the professional career and the best journalistic works published by publishing companies. The awards were – established in 1920, the Mariano de Cavia Award recognizes an article or chronicle, with a signature or usual pseudonym published in 2017, on paper and / or on digital media.
Established in 1929, the Luca de Tena Award recognizes an outstanding journalistic trajectory in the defence of the values that inspire the foundational principles of ABC: ethical rigour, literary demand and informative independence. Established in 1966, the Mingote Prize alternately recognizes a joke, cartoon or drawing and photography. In this edition, for having been awarded a joke, cartoon or drawing in the previous one, it is called exclusively to recognize a photograph published in 2017, on paper and/or on digital media.
Now to what Letizia Wore – Queen Was looking dazzling in a black fringed midi dress from German label Hugo Boss.
The satin-crepe dress featured a handcrafted macramè neckline and swingy fringe . Here we can see the design of the dress in the Iandora Sleeveless Satin Fringe Top offered by the label.
Letizia paired the outfit with her black Manolo Blahnik snake-skin pumps.
She was carrying her Bottega Veneta Knot satin and snakeskin clutch.