King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in New Orleans in Louisiana, the United States of America on Thursday afternoon to start their 5 days State Visit.
Upon arrival at the Louis Armstrong Airport, they were greeted by the Governor of the State of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards and the Mayor of New Orleans, Latoya Cantrell while a band played the welcome the song ‘When the Saints go marching in’, – that is a very famous theme in American culture.
Along with the band, dancers dressed in local clothes gave a colourful welcome to the Spanish Monarchs.
A video of arrival.
The royal couple will start their official engagement on Friday morning with a meeting with Governor of Louisiana.
Today Queen Letizia of Spain attended the board meeting of the Foundation for Help against Drug Addiction at the Headquarters of Iberdrola in Madrid. Her Majesty the Queen is the honorary President of this foundation since 2015. Before Letizia, her Mother-in-law Queen Sofia was the President of the foundation.
The Foundation for Assistance against Drug Addiction is a private, non-profit, non-denominational institution independent of all political affiliations, of a charitable-assistance nature, and endowed with consultative status with category II before the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The FAD has as its fundamental mission of prevention of drug consumption and other risky behaviours that prevent or hinder the personal and social development of adolescents.
Founded in 1986 on the initiative of Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado – president of the institution until his death in 1995 – with the support of companies, institutions and professionals, the FAD develops its activities in collaboration with other civil society organizations that understand that the problems of drugs require a solitary response, which must be articulated mainly from the field of prevention.
At the headquarters, Queen was received by the President of the foundation.
During the meeting, the vice president and the president of the Economic Commission presented the Activities Report and the 2017 Economic Report. Later on, the president explained the follow-up of the Strategic Plan: organization and procedures, communication and contents, and the General Director explained the implementation of digital transformation and income diversification.
Keeping her look low-key the Spanish Queen chose a simple chic outfit today. She wore a white blouse by Adolfo Domínguez that she debuted in last July.
Letizia finished her look with TOUS long chain earrings that have been part of her wardrobe for a long time.
This week Queen Letizia will accompany King Felipe for an official visit to the United States. The royal couple will land in America on 14th of June and start the engagements in New Orleans, Louisiana on 15th and 16th. The next stop will be San Antonio in Texas on 17th and 18th June. The Spanish royals will be officially received by American President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump in Washington on 19th June.
After charming the world with their cuteness at Trooping the Colour, Prince George and Princess Charlotte today joined Duchess of Cambridge at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire to watch their father Prince William playing a charity polo match.
It was Charlotte’s first appearance at a polo match – an event that remained a constant part of her parent’s love story. Before their marriage, Prince William and the then Kate Middleton were seen many times at polo matches much to the delight of royal fans.
The Cambridge family was also joined by Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips and their kids. Yesterday we saw Savannah trying to shut George’s mouth during the national anthem in a candid moment. The Cambridge kids are already mixing up with their cousins. It reminds us of a lot of William having fun with Zara and Peter.