Queen Letizia of Spain cuts an elegant figure in black at National Research Awards

Queen Letizia and King Felipe presented National Research Award

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Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain presented 2019 National Research Awards to the scientists Valentín Fuster de Carulla, Ángela Nieto Toledano, Susana Marcos Celestino, Manuel Francisco Carreiras Valiña and Mercedes García-Arenal Rodríguez at the Royal Palace of El Pardo in Madrid.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe presented National Research Award
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The event took place at the Courtyard of the Bourbons in the Palace.  The National Research Awards were created in 1982 by the Ministry of Education and Science, with the Call for the National Research Award “Santiago Ramón y Cajal”, in Scientific Research.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe presented National Research Award
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The couple met with the members of the jury and administration before taking their seats in the front row.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe presented National Research Award
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Next, Felipe and Letizia presented the National awards to this year’s winners. These awards are granted by the Secretary of State for Universities, Research, Development and Innovation, which recognize the merit of those researchers of Spanish nationality who are carrying out outstanding work in scientific fields of international relevance and who contribute exceptionally to the advancement of science, to the best knowledge of the human being and his coexistence, to the transfer of technology and to the progress of Humanity.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe presented National Research Award
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The awards are presented in five categories : National Prize “Gregorio Marañón” of Medicine, National Prize “Santiago Ramón y Cajal” of Biology,  “Leonardo Torres Quevedo” National Engineering Prize, National Prize “Pascual Madoz” of Law and Economic and Social Science and National Prize “Ramón Menéndez Pidal” of Humanities.

Queen Letizia wore black COS Asymmetrical neckline dress

Now to what Letizia wore – Queen cuts an elegant figure at the event in a black midi dress. She wore COS black wool dress. Thanks to Nuria Tiburcio for the quick id.

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The dress featured a long draped asymmetrical neckline,  long sleeves and sheath silhouette. It was from label’s old collection so no longer available.

Queen Letizia Burberry Belt
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Letizia teamed up the dress with her black Burberry belt.

Queen Letizia wore Steve Madden Suede Dominique Long Boots
Steve Madden Suede Dominique Long Boots

Queen once again chose her Steve Madden Suede Dominique Long Boots

Queen Letizia Bvlgari Aquamarine hoops
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Her Bvlgari Aquamarine and diamond earrings’ hoops and

Queen Letizia Karen Hallam Ring
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Karen Hallam ring finished the look.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia enjoyed Valentine’s Day Joint Engagement was Fun

King felipe at the Doñana National Park

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain were in Huelva today to undertake a handful of engagements. The Spanish Royal Couple spent Valentine’s Day visiting the historical city and then had fun during an outdoor engagement at the Doñana National Park.

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The Natural Area of ​​Doñana, constituted by the National Park and the Natural Park of Doñana, is located in the western end of Andalusia with territory in the provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cádiz.

King felipe at the Doñana National Park
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It’s known for its wetlands, migratory birds, pine forests and shifting coastal dunes. In the park, Palacio del Acebron is a 20th-century palace, home to the national park visitor centre. Nearby, El Rocío Hermitage is a religious sanctuary dating from the 13th century. On the coast, Playa de Matalascañas has a seafront promenade lined with bars and eateries.

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King and Queen arrived via a minibus with Park authorities and their staff.

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Felipe and Letizia toured the Doñana National Park, mosaic of ecosystems that house unique biodiversity in Europe.

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The Doñana National Park at Salvador Távora Theater in Huelva holds extraordinary importance as a place of passage, breeding and wintering for thousands of European and African birds.

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Don Felipe and Doña Letizia began their visit at the Biological Station, from where they moved to the area of ​​Vera del Puntal, where they observed the fauna of the place through terrestrial telescopes.

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Felipe and Letizia were extremely enjoying the outing that came on a special day.

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From there, they moved in a collective off-road vehicle, towards the Center of the Ansares, wherefrom the top of the dune they could observe the different ecosystems of the Park. The tour ended at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River, from where they moved aboard the “La Olga” barge, towards Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

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This year, Park is marking its 50th anniversary.

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Next, Felipe and Letizia aboard the barge “La Olga”, at the Olaso Pier, from the Doñana National Park, to visit Bajo de Guía in the Cadiz town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.

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The couple received a very warm welcome at Bajo de Guía.

A video of the visit.

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For the fun-filled afternoon, Queen Letizia left her flowy dress and pearl jewellery behind and chose a more comfortable style. She wore a khaki blazer with gold-brown buttons that is still unidentified.

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Letizia wore her old Mango Suiza shirt (Thanks to Queen Letizia Style blog. Originally $119 Silk shirt has a classic collar with long sleeve and button fastening on the front section.

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Nuria Tiburcio reported that Letizia was wearing a new Mango relaxed-fit jeans. The same style is no longer available.

Queen Letizia cognac leather boots
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Letizia finished the look with leather boots that still unidentified.

Queen Letizia wore Gold Huggie Hoop Earrings in Cuba
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Her gold bamboo earrings finished the look.


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Queen Letizia in Emporio Armani Polka Dot Dress for an Away Day in Huelva

King Felipe and Queen in Huelva

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Today King Felipe and Queen Letizia are in Huelva to undertake a handful of engagements. To begin the day, they presided over the Scientific Congress closing the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Doñana National Park at Salvador Távora Theater in Huelva.

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The Natural Area of ​​Doñana, constituted by the National Park and the Natural Park of Doñana, is located in the western end of Andalusia with territory in the provinces of Huelva, Seville and Cádiz. It’s known for its wetlands, migratory birds, pine forests and shifting coastal dunes. In the park, Palacio del Acebron is a 20th-century palace, home to the national park visitor centre. Nearby, El Rocío Hermitage is a religious sanctuary dating from the 13th century. On the coast, Playa de Matalascañas has a seafront promenade lined with bars and eateries.

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The Doñana Natural Space enclave, made up of the National and Natural Park of the same name, is a paradise for birdwatchers. In the early fall and during the winter one can enjoy the presence of thousands of water birds such as ares and ducks from northern Europe. In spring and summer, storks, herons and swallows arrive from Africa, among other species, in search of food and a milder climate.

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On the occasion of Doñana National Park’s 50th anniversary, the Ministry of Agriculture organized the “Doñana, 50 years of National Park” Congress, which is held from February 14 to 16 in Almonte, Huelva. At the congress,  A reflexive look at the management and use of this natural space, the role of its main actors and protagonists, and the challenges of the future to address its continuity and conservation in the best conditions were discussed.

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During the visit, Felipe and Letizia attended the screening of the video “Breathe Doñana”, and the opening table “50 years of experiences to face the future of Doñana”. This Congress was also an opportunity to confirm the commitment of administrations and society as a whole to the conservation of this unique enclave.

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The second stop of the day was the City of Almonte. The Mayor of the city welcomed the King and Queen and handed over the city command to Felipe for the day.

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The royal couple was welcomed by the members of the public very warmly.

King Felipe and Queen in Huelva
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The bishop of Huelva announced the celebration of a new Rociero Jubilee Year, which began on June 8, 2019, coinciding with the centenary of the Coronation of the Virgin, and that will last until June 7, 2020.

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The Apostolic Penitentiary granted this jubilee that can be shown in the place where the image of Our Lady of the Dew is -or in the Sanctuary or in the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption of Almonte- during the dates of the concession.

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Felipe and Letizia visited the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, on the occasion of the Mariano del Rocío Jubilee Year, in which the Virgen del Rocío is located.

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Now to What Letizia Wore – keeping her look of the day simple yet stunning, Queen Letizia chose a white polka dot dress.

Queen Letizia wore Emporio Armani Crepon long dress with polka dot jacquard motif to Huelva
Emporio Armani Crepon long dress with polka dot jacquard motif

She wore Emporio Armani Crepon long dress with polka dot jacquard motif.

Queen Letizia wore Emporio Armani Crepon long dress with polka dot jacquard motif to Huelva
Emporio Armani Crepon long dress with polka dot jacquard motif

The $575 dress is described as, “A star garment that falls comfortably about the female silhouette, enhanced by a contrasting polka dot jacquard knit. The plissé effect of the skirt and the elasticated flounces at the cuffs emphasise the femininity of the garment, while the lining and the side zip finish the now practical garment.”

Queen Letizia wore Emporio Armani Crepon long dress with polka dot jacquard motif to Huelva
Emporio Armani Crepon long dress with polka dot jacquard motif

Currently, the dress is available for $345 in both black and white colours. A closer look at the dress fabric.

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Letizia topped the dress with a black skinny belt.

Carolina Herrera Suede Pumps
Carolina Herrera Suede Pumps

Letizia paired the outfit with her black suede Carolina Herrera slingback pumps.

Queen Letizia Australian Pearl and Diamond Earrings
Australian Pearl and Diamond Earrings

Her white gold and Australian pearl earrings and

Queen Letizia Karen Hallam Ring
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Karen Hallam ring finished the look of the day.

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