King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Bailén to commemorate the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Bailén

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Bailen City
King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Bailen City
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Today the Spanish King Felipe visited the city of Bailén in Jaén with Queen Letizia on the occasion of the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Bailén. The royal couple arrived with all smiles to meet the hundreds of well-wishers waiting for them in the city.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Bailen City
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The Battle of Bailén was fought in 1808 by the Spanish Army of Andalusia, led by Generals Francisco Castaños and Theodor von Reding, and the Imperial French Army’s II corps observation de la Gironde under General Pierre Dupont de l’Étang. This battle was the first-ever open field defeat of the Napoleonic army. The heaviest fighting took place near Bailén (sometimes anglicized Baylen), a village by the Guadalquivir river in the Jaén province of southern Spain.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Bailen City
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Felipe and Letizia were accompanied by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism upon their arrival at the City Council of Bailén, were received by the President of the Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz and the mayor of Bailén, Luis Mariano Camacho.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Bailen City
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The first stop of the day was the Plenary hall where the royal couple took the official honour.

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King Felipe unveiled the plaque to commemorate the visit.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Bailen City
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The royal couple was presented with the Golden key of the city. The couple enjoyed a choreography presented by the team of dancers dressed up traditionally.

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Then the couple went to the balcony of the city hall and greeted the people cheering for them.

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 Felipe and Letizia met with two Bailén students specializing baccalaureate and professional training records of the course of the battle. Before leaving the hall, the couple signed the book of honour.

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Next stop was the Church of the incarnation. The couple decided to walk through the streets of the city to reach the church.

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On the way, they greeted the members of the public who were eagerly waiting for the couple.

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Don Felipe and Doña Letizia with the residents of Bailén during the tour through the streets.

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At church, the royals were received by the director of the Pastoral Curia of the three parishes of Bailén, Juan Ignacio Damas.

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The couple watched the musical interpretation of the war presented by the children’s and youth orchestra “Allegro”.

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Then they went to the pantheon of General Castaños, who on July 19, 1808, defeated the army of Napoleon for the first time in the open field.

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King Felipe laid a wreath at the church in the honour of the General Castaños and his army. Then the royal couple greeted the members of the orchestra and the representatives of the religious community.

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Next stop was the Bailén Battle Museum.  They received by a rifle salvo of a platoon composed of neighbours “reenactors of the battle” dressed in period uniforms.

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 Felipe and Letizia toured the permanent exhibition, which shows from the beginning and the causes of the War of Independence (1808-1814), to its consequences, making a tour of the opposing armies, their weapons, the political organization, the most noteworthy characters , and the crucial and decisive role that Bailén and his people played in that much-remembered Battle.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Bailen City
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Felipe and Letizia during the tour of the Museum received explanations by the delegated councillor of the Area of Historical Heritage, Crafts and Ceramics.

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To end this visit to the City of Bailén, Their Majesties the Kings held a brief meeting with the civil and military authorities attending the event and with representatives of professional and cultural associations of Bailén and guests.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in Bailen City
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For the visit to the historical city, Queen Letizia kept her look elegant, minimum and chic. She wore Carolina Herrera polka dot dress that she debuted during her co-operation visit to the Dominic Republic earlier this year in May.

Carolina Herrera Polka Dress
Carolina Herrera Polka Dress

The sleeveless chiffon dress featuring a halter neckline and belt with bow detailing at the waistline belongs to the label’s Spring 2018 Evening Collection and available for €590.

Coolook black and white Oynx and Zircons earrings
CasaReal/Coolook black and white Oynx and Zircons earrings

Letizia once again paired her look with zircons earrings from CooLook.

Carolina Herrera Initials insignia Bag
Carolina Herrera Initials insignia Bag

And carried a new Carolina Herrera Initials Insignia white bag. The Exclusive Denver leather bag is a new addition to Queen’s wardrobe and features two shoulder handles, one leather and one grosgrain. The made in Spain bag is available for €790.

Steve Madden Pointy-toe pumps
Steve Madden Pointy-toe pumps

Queen was wearing Steve Madden nude pointy-toe pumps with a vinyl strip on it.  She owns the same design in black also that she wore during State Visit to America in June this year.

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2018 Sunglasses
Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2018 Sunglasses

Letizia was seen wearing her new Carolina Herrera sunglasses that she premiered yesterday during Royal Office Delivery.

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Queen Letizia in white Felipe Varela for the delivery of Royal Offices in the Central Academy of Defense

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Today King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over the ceremony of Royal Offices at the Central Academy of Defense, the military educational institution responsible for the formation of the Common Corps of the Armed Forces.

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 The Central Academy of Defense (ACD), is the military educational institution responsible for the formation of the Common Corps of the Armed Forces and supervision of the teaching foreign languages in Spain to the military. Since its establishment in the Common Corps of the Armed Forces, 1308 officers and 509 non-commissioned officers have received training. Currently, the staff of the Central Defense Academy is composed of 186 people: 141 military personnel: 67 officers, 31 non-commissioned officers and 43 troop military personnel, and 45 civilians, including civil and professional civil servants. The number of students graduating in the current academic year 2017-2018 is 140, of which 57 are women and 83 are men.

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The Royal Couple arrived at the Central Academy of Defense and were greeted by Defense Minister Margarita Robles Fernández.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe at Royal officer adacemy (3)
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Then the royal couple received the official honour from the armed forces team.

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King Felipe reviewed the troops before the beginning of the official event.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe at Royal officer adacemy (3)
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The event started with the reading of the order of promotion and then the award and order granting ceremony was started.

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King Felipe delivered the promotion and orders to the young officers.

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The Royal Couple during the ceremony.

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In the end, Felipe and Letizia greeted the participants Charts Command in training and the officers and NCOs who have received the office.

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To end the day, Felipe and Letizia signed the Book of Honor of the Academy and held a brief meeting with participants attending the event.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe at Royal officer adacemy
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For today’s ceremony, Queen Letizia choose her head designer Felipe Varela. The Spanish label has designed Queen’s most formal attires for many years.

Queen Letizia wore Felipe Varela Army Vest Jacket during Royal Office Delivery
Felipe Varela Army Vest Jacket

Today Queen wore white Army Vest jacket. The sleeveless tweed jacket has guipure cotton back and features gold button closure at the front with matching zippers at the front pockets and White patent leather belt with a gold buckle.

Felipe Varela Army Vest Jacket
Felipe Varela Army Vest Jacket

The vest jacket is available online for € 347.00 that originally retailed at € 495.00.

Felipe Varela Tweed skirt
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Queen paired the stylish jacket with matching tweed Felipe Varela skirt.

Queen Letizia in Carolina Herrera Suede camel pumps for palace audience
Carolina Herrera Suede camel pumps

Letizia accessories the look with gold brown Carolina Herrera shoes and bag.  She was wearing Carolina Herrera brown suede pumps that she premiered last week during an audience at the palace.

Carolina Herrera Camelto 2015 Bag
Carolina Herrera Camelot 2015 Bag

Queen was carrying a two-toned Camelot handbag. The camel and white colour Carolina Herrera handbag was debuted at the Royal History Dictionary Presentation in May this year and currently retailing at the sale for $195 at TheRealREal.

Queen Letizia Gold Leaf Earrings
Queen Letizia Gold Leaf Earrings

Letizia finished her look with gold long leaf earrings that have been part of her wardrobe since 2015. The label of the earrings is still unknown.

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2018 Sunglasses
Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2018 Sunglasses

And Carolina Herrera sunglasses from label’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection.

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Queen Letizia in familiar Hugo Boss for AECC meeting

Queen Letizia attended AECC Working Meeting in Junly 2018
Queen Letizia attended AECC Working Meeting in Junly 2018
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Today Queen Letizia visited the Headquarters of the AECC to attend a working meeting of Infocáncer – Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC). Queen Letizia is the patron (Honorary President) of the association.

Queen Letizia attended AECC Working Meeting in Junly 2018
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Upon arrival, Queen was received by the President of the association. The meeting was conducted to analyze the activities and strategic objectives of the Association.

Queen Letizia attended AECC Working Meeting in Junly 2018
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Letizia toured the Infocáncer facilities and received explanations from manager Patrizia Bressanello. Letizia saw the renovated free Infocancer service that extends its attention 24 hours every day of the year, with the aim of providing uninterrupted and nationally, medical and psychological information and advice on any aspect related to the disease.

Queen Letizia attended AECC Working Meeting in Junly 2018
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Later on, Letizia attended the annual meeting with the board members of the AECC.

Queen Letizia attended AECC Working Meeting in Junly 2018
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Established on March 5, 1953, with the aim to fight against cancer in all known modalities or in the future AECC was declared “Public Utility” in April 1970. Structured in 52 Provincial Boards and present in more than 2,000 Spanish locations, the AECC develops its work through its more than 16,000 volunteers and 680 employees under the collaboration with health authorities, scientific institutions and those other entities pursuing the same cause.

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The AECC is the first entity whose honorary presidency Mrs Letizia took on a permanent basis and she actively participates in the work of the association, recognizing the important work the association has been doing for more than 60 years in the fight against cancer and the effort of Spanish society to reduce the impact caused by this disease and improve the lives of cancer patients.

Queen Letizia attended AECC Working Meeting in Junly 2018
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The Association Inform and raise awareness in society on how to prevent and detect cancer early and in this way contribute to the reduction of the number of cases and the increase in survival.

Queen Letizia attended AECC Working Meeting in Junly 2018
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AECC also support and accompany the sick person and their family from the first moment and throughout the process of the disease so that no affected person feels alone, unattended or uninformed. Throughout 2015, 30,000 people have been assisted by the AECC and 400,000 have been accompanied by their volunteers. It promotes cancer research through the Scientific Foundation- a private entity that dedicates the 32 million Euros in research projects since 2010.

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Once again bringing her thrifty fashion sense back, Letizia wore Hugo Boss ‘Franca’ black and white striped fit and flare cap-sleeved crew-neck dress that she premiered in September 2017 during her visit to Tenerife to open the academic session of 2017-2018.

Queen Letizia attended AECC Working Meeting in Junly 2018
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Letizia again wore the dress in December 2017 when she arrived in the Republic of Senegal her 4 days long cooperation trip to Senegal.

Queen Letizia attended AECC Working Meeting in Junly 2018
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Letizia paired the dress with Steve Madden black mules with a transparent strip that she premiered during State Visit to the United State of America last month.

Queen Letizia carried carolina Herrera black clutch to AECC Meeting
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Queen was carrying her Carolina Herrera black flap clutch with gold details that have been part of her wardrobe for a long time.

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Letizia finished her look with TOUS dangling earrings.

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