On Wednesday night, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a gala dinner for the Chinese President adn First Lady, Mr. Xi Jinping and Mrs. Peng Liyuan at the Royal Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid.
Chinese President Xi Jinping began a state visit to Spain on Tuesday with the aim of strengthening the preferential partner relationship that both countries have maintained for more than a decade and promoting business opportunities for Spanish companies in projects such as the Silk Road.
Speaking at the formal dinner, King Felipe said, “It is also the great progress made in recent decades, which has allowed us to build a structured, dense, and based on respect, mutual commitment to the principles of unity and national integrity, confidence and the desire to grow together“.
As the night was a white-tie event, I was expecting Queen Letizia bring back some dazzling jewels and surely she did not disappoint.She brought back black velvet gown that she debuted at the gala dinner hosted at the palace in the honour of Argentinean State visit in February 2017.
Here a look at Queen wearing gown in 2017. The minimal gown was a perfect choice to showcase the dazzling tiara that she wore for the first time.
A closer look at the gown. Letizia gave her look a more regal touch with the Order of Carlos III sash that she pinned with diamond Fleur de lys brooch. The brooch was made from the centerpiece of her “Princess” tiara.
Letizia wore Queen Maria Christina’s Cartier Loop Tiara. The wedding gift to Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria on her wedding to King Alfonso XII of Spain in 1879. the diamonds and pearls set in platinum tiara was reportedly made by Cartier.
From Order of Splendor, ” It features round pearls at the center of upright diamond loops, each loop composed of an inner ring of large round diamonds and a thinner outer ring. More round pearls top the tiara between each loop and in the very center.” Learn more about the tiara here.
Queen paired the tiara with some more joyas de pasar jewels. She was wearing large chaton diamond earrings.
Her double diamond bracelets were complimenting the whole look.
Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the National Employment Institute currently known as State Employment Public Service at the Royal Palace in Madrid.
Created in 1978, the aim of the Public Employment Service is the planning and promotion of employment policies based on the needs of individuals and companies through training programs, guidance and promotion of employment.
The Daily Dining Room of the Royal Palace of Madrid hosted the commemorative event, which involved the Minister of Labor, Migration and Social Security, the President of the National Heritage and a former student of the National Heritage Workshop Schools, who recounted his personal experience .
During the event she visited the exhibition of different National Heritage Workshop Schools and learned about the work of the students in crafts such as saddlery, binding, furniture and construction (forging and plaster) and gardening (composition of flowers and natural woods).
Queen Letizia at the exhibition.
The Program of Schools and Workshops of Employment of the National Heritage, which began in 1986, is one of the most relevant initiatives of the Public State Employment Service. Not only does it provide its working students with an employment opportunity and official accreditation of their professional qualifications, but it is also an ideal means to carry out actions aimed at promoting respect and effective equality between women and men, both in the workplace and in the workplace. the social.
Throughout these almost 32 years of promotion of these active employment policies, more than 5,000 student workers have been trained in a score of different jobs related to the conservation and restoration of historic-artistic heritage, traditional arts that need to be maintained and transmit from generation to generation so that they do not fall into oblivion.
The Workshop Schools are aimed at young jobseekers from 16 to 24 years and have a duration of two years divided into two phases: a first training phase of six months, in which they receive an assistance grant of 9 euros per attended school day and a second phase of training in alternation with work, with a duration of eighteen months, in which the students, and workers, receive a compensation equivalent to 75 percent of the minimum interprofessional salary, currently receiving a compensation of 623.93 euros net monthly, including the proportional part of the extraordinary payments.
The Employment Workshops are aimed at people over 24 years of age. For twelve months, all of them training in alternating with work, the working students receive a remuneration equivalent to the minimum interprofessional salary, currently 834.27 euros net per month, including the proportional part of extra payments.
The Promotion and Development Units are support units made up of jobseekers that make up a multidisciplinary team of professions such as architects, forestry engineers, agronomists, restorers or IT professionals, whose purpose is to support the teaching staff of the different projects so that the training imparted and its accreditation is as professional as possible, in permanent contact with the labor market to adapt to the existing demand.
Before leaving Letizia posed for a photograph with the administration of the employment commission.
Once again stepping away from the traditional style notes, Queen Letizia brought back a look that can only be described as classic Letizia. She was wearing Carolina Herrera stone double-face wool coat that we first saw in December 2016 at 40th anniversary of Zeta Group.
After last night private dinner, today King Felipe and Queen Letizia gave an official reception to Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan at Royal Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid.
The Chinese Couple arrived at the Palace in the early morning. President JingPing and King Felipe reviewed the troops at the official welcome ceremony.
During the welcome ceremony the couple received the Royal Guard of Honour parade.
Both couple held a brief meeting at the palace. Then Queen Letizia accompanied First Lady on a visit to Royal Theater of Madrid.
Upon arrival the ladies were welcomed by Minister of Culture and Sports and Director-General of the theater.
Queen sit with First Lady in the Royal Box of the theater to see the lightening rehearsal of the Turandot Opera.
Next Letizia and Mrs. Peng Liyuan toured the theater and received briefing about the history of the theater from the artistic director of the Teatro Real.
Letizia and Mrs. Liyuan during the tour of the theater.
Before leaving Letizia and Mrs. Peng met with the artists performing different operas at the theater.
For the day, Queen Letizia chose a very beautiful elegant and I must say economic look. She was wearing a pink Carolina Herrera Coat. The pink brushed wool coat is from designer’s Autumn-Winter 2017 collection.