Queen Letizia of Spain presented Cancer Research Awards on the World Day of Research in Cancer

Queen Letizia at AECC Meeting
Queen Letizia at AECC Meeting
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Today Queen Letizia was present at Teatros del Canal in Madrid to preside over the act organized by AECC on the occasion of the World Day of Research in Cancer and to present the “V de Vida” Awards 2018 to CRISPR technique, Francisco Martínez Mojica, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier for the contribution in Cancer Research.

Queen Letizia at AECC Meeting
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Queen Letizia is the Permanent Honorary President of the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC) and the Scientific Foundation of the AECC. The “V de Vida” award is the annual recognition granted by the AECC to a person, institution, company or association belonging to any social sphere (political, business, sports, artistic, public, health, etc.) that has stood out for improving the lives of cancer patients and their families. It is the commitment of civil society in the fight against cancer that is rewarded every year.

Queen Letizia at AECC Meeting
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The event began with the presentation of “CRISPR-Cas9 genetic edited system project” by Emmanuelle Charpentier, microbiologist and biochemist and Francisco Juan Martínez Mojica, microbiologist, researcher and professor at the University of Alicante.

Queen Letizia at AECC Meeting
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After the presentation, the Queen held a brief meeting with the researchers, who received the grants, in which a video about the researchers and their work was explained.

Queen Letizia at AECC Meeting
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Later on, Queen presented the “V de Vida” award in 2018 to Francisco Juan Martínez Mojica and Emmanuelle Charpentier.

Queen Letizia at AECC Meeting
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In 2005, Francisco J. Martínez Mojica published the discovery that sparked the CRISPR revolution. In June 2012, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna found how to use it to cut and paste DNA. Today thousands of laboratories around the world use CRISPR / Cas9 and have even begun to test their application in humans in treatments against several types of cancer. This technique, also known as the genetic “cut and paste”, could generate substantial changes throughout society in the not too distant future as it is already causing profound changes already visible in biology in general.

Queen Letizia at AECC Meeting
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The AECC, which was established in 1953, is the first Organization whose honorary presidency Dona Letizia assumed on a permanent basis as a royal, and she actively participates in and promotes the important work of the organization that has been going on for more than 60 years in the fight against cancer. AECC has led the effort of Spanish society to reduce the impact caused by this disease and improve the lives of people. The organisation integrates patients, family members, volunteers and professionals who work together to prevent, sensitize, support and accompany the affected people and finance research projects that will allow better diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Queen Letizia at AECC Meeting
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Today keeping her look minimal to make sure the focus of the day remain on the act and cause, Letizia chose a very sombre yet effective look. She wore a powder pink Karl Lagerfeld Pleated shirt.

Karl Lagerfeld Pleated Powder Pink Shirt
Karl Lagerfeld Pleated Powder Pink Shirt

The new addition to her wardrobe, the silk shirt features mao collar with pleated front bodice and cuffs. The shirt is available in Spain for €128.52.

Black Paper Trouser
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Queen paired the shirt with a black paper bag trouser that she debuted in Girona last year.

Queen Letizia Magrit Python Leather Pumps
Magrit Python Leather Pumps

Letizia was wearing Magrit’s animal printed python leather pumps with studs at the front and back that she debuted at National Sports Awards this year in February.

Queen Letizia Chanel Comète Earrings
Chanel Comète Earrings

Her Chanel Comete earrings finished her look of the day.

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Queen was carrying a black sling bag today. But due to the lack of clear pictures of the bag the label of the bag is still unidentified.

 

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Family and Friends for Life – Catherine’s Female Squad

Duchess of Cambridge with Pricness Charlotte
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It was always a public knowledge that the Duchess of Cambridge is a family girl. A simple middle-class English girl with grounded upbringing. Catherine is super close to her family. Since coming into the limelight, her family has never over-stepped the boundary and respected the Royal Family by remaining discreet and loyal to Catherine and William both.

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Apart from family, Catherine has few friends who have been part of her life for a long time. Although Duchess has a very public life her friends always stayed away from the media and public attention. The close-knit group of a few people who are fiercely protective of Catherine and William’s life never spoke publicly about them.

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Their loyalty and protectiveness was the biggest reason behind William and Catherine choosing most of their friends as God Parents to their three kids. Today I am going to talk about Catherine’s female squad. Her family and friends that have been with her for most of her life.

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Carole Middleton

Catherine’s mother Carole Middleton is a strong woman with strong family values. Born in the middle-class family, Carole worked as a flight attendant in British Airways before starting her own party supply business ‘Party Pieces’ in 1987. The Middleton Matriarch is fiercely protective of her all three children and plays a big role in Cambridge household. After giving birth to her first child Prince George in 2013, Catherine turned to her mother for support and moved to Middleton Manor for a few weeks. It was reported that after seeing how close Catherine is to her family and what a wonderful family environment Middleton Household has, William promised to make sure that Middleton family will always be in the front row when it comes to his own family and he kept his promise.

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Pippa Middleton

Catherine’s younger sister Pippa is one of her first close confidantes. with the difference of just 20 months, Catherine and Pippa are more than a sister. Both sisters share wardrobes to secrets. Pippa once during an interview said, ” We spend a lot of time together. We still do a lot together as a family. And I think that’s really the heart for all of us is having a really close family that we can sort of be normal with each other, treat each other normally. And that’s sort of kept us all, you know, affixed to the ground.”

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Pippa herself is expecting her first child with husband James Matthews in October this year. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were Page boy and Flower girl at their Aunts wedding in 2017.

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Emilia Jardine-Paterson

Emilia Jardine-Paterson is a common friend of both William and Catherine. She is William’s teenage friend and met Catherine at Marlborough College. When William and Catherine broke up in 2007, Emilia reportedly accompanied Catherine to Ibiza to help her overcome the heartbreak.

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An Interior designer by profession, Emilia helped Catherine in the renovation of Kensington Palace Apartment and Anmer Hall. Emilia is married to David Jardine-Paterson, William’s Eton Contemporary. Willliam and Catherine chose Emilia as Prince George’s Godmother in 2013.

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Sophie Carter

Sophie Carter is friends with Catherine for more than a decade. She was first seen publicly with Duchess in 2008 at Wimbledon. Later on, Catherine penned a letter to the Club stating,  “My friend and I had such a fantastic time and it was great to be able to enjoy the day knowing we could have a little peace and quiet if things got too hectic.”

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Part of  Cambridges’ incredibly close-knit circle of friends in Norfolk, Sophie was seen at Church Service with Royal and Middleton Family in 2017, at Catherine’s birthday bashes in Norfolk. Sophie dated William’s close-friend Thomas van Straubenzee. Both Sophie and Thomas are Princess Charlotte’s Godparents. In September 2018, Sophie married Somerset-born Robert Snuggs at which Prince George was a page boy and Princess Charlotte was a flower girl.

Catherine with Trini Foyle

Trini Foyle

Trini Foyle is also Catherine’s school friend. They met at Marlborough College and since then she is friends with Catherine. Trini was seen with Catherine regularly in 2007 when William and Catherine broke up.

Catherine at Cirque Du Soleil
Catherine at Cirque Du Soleil

Trini was also seen having strolls in Kensington Garden with Catherine. She was among the friends sitting in royal box watching Cirque du Soleil in 2014 at Catherine’s birthday when Catherine was expecting her first child.

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Hannah Gillingham Carter

How Marlborough College made a big part of Duchess’ life it shows from her friend list. Duchess’ another close friend is Hannah Gillingham Carter whom Catherine met at Marlborough. Hannah is married to Duchess’ another friend Sophie’s brother Robert Carter. Another amusing fact is the couple tied the knot in 2012 on Duke and Duchess’ first wedding anniversary. Hannah is Prince Louis’ Godmother.

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Alicia Fox-Pitt

A loyal friend of Catherine’s from her Marlborough College days, Alicia Fox-Pitt shares Duchess’ love of everything sports. in 2007, when William was finding out how much he loves Catherine, Catherine joined a famous Sisterhood rowing team, which planned to cross the Channel for charity via Alicia Fox-Pitt.

Alicia Fox-Pitt
Alicia Fox-Pitt
Catherine Middleton rowing Dragon Boat during Charity Race
Catherine Middleton rowing Dragon Boat during Charity Race

Apart from having her own friend squad, Catherine is also very close to William’s notably close group that includes a Straubenzee brother, Guy Pelly, Mr and Mrs Meade, Oliver Baker.

 

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The Cambridge Family Day out in Norfolk

William and Catherine attended Sarah Carter's wedding

William and Catherine attended Sarah Carter's wedding

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen out and about in Norfolk. Finally, after lots of anticipation, Duchess of Cambridge made an appearance although it was a personal one. William and Catherine attended the wedding of Catherine’s close friend Ms Sophie Carter to Robert Snuggs.

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The couple tied the knot at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were once again playing the role in the wedding party. George was a page boy and Charlotte was the flower girl at her own God mother’s wedding today.

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As per the reports of Monique Jesson from People,

“Dressed in a traditional tailcoat and vest, 36-year-old William arrived with some friends. Kate, also 36, wore a striking blue dress as she arrived with the children in a decorated farmer’s truck, which might usually be used for carrying people to a shoot or hunt. During the ceremony, locals joined in the celebration by watching in the churchyard and taking pictures of the occasion.”.

Carole and Michael Middleton, the parents of Duchess of Cambridge, were also in attendance. So it seems the day was actually a family day. William arrives with guests while Catherine was responsible for ushering kids of the bridal party to the church.

Later on, George was seen dashing around the churchyard while little Charlotte headed to her mother, who picked her up and held her as they posed for pictures with Sophie’s family. “George is a real star, quite the little chap,” a source tells PEOPLE. “He was having a great time, running around like the leader of the pack.”

 

In PEOPLE’s exclusive photos, George, 5, can be seen marching around with a smile on his face, while his sister Charlotte, 3, gives her big brother an amused look.  Enjoying the sweet display, Catherine, 36, flashed a warm smile while watching her son run about with his fellow page boys. Click here to see all the photos.

George and charlotte's outfits at the wedding of Sophie Carter
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte wore traditional bridal attendant outfits in white and blue from Amaia. Charlotte wore a linen dress in ivory with royal blue embroidered and George wore matching cropped blue trousers, with an off-white linen shirt accessorized with a blue cummerbund. Bojana on Twitter found this picture shared by Amaia on Instagram that contains the dresses worn by both kids. Their dresses, hanging in the middle, has their names as the label.

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It was the third occasion for George and Charlotte having a role in bridal party starting with their Aunt Pippa’s wedding in 2017, then they were page boy and flower girl in their Uncle Harry’s wedding this year in May and now today. I definitely hope to see them once again playing the role in their other Aunt Princess Eugenie’s wedding next month.

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Sophie, who is Princess Charlotte’s Godmother, has been friends with Catherine for almost over a decade. She was seen with Catherine at Wimbledon 2008 for the first time publicly.

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Born and raised in Norfolk, Sophie is part of couple’s close-knit group of friends who are discreet and loyal. Sophie was seen with Carole and Michael at the church service in Norfolk in 2017.

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She was one of the guests at Pippa’s wedding in 2017 and Harry’s wedding in 2018.

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Sophie used to date William’s close friend  Thomas van Straubenzee, who is Charlotte’s Godfather. Catherine’s another close friend, Hanah Gillingham who is Prince Louis’ Godmother is married to Sophie’s brother Robert Carter. Their wedding took place on April 29 201, the first wedding anniversary of William and Catherine.

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Catherine was wearing her cornflower blue coat dress from Catherine Walker that she first wore on the first day of Germany visit in 2017.

Duke and Duchess started Royal Tour Germany
Catherine Walker cornflower blue coat

She paired the dress coat with same lace blue dress with a scalloped hemline.

Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings
Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings

And accessories the outfit with Kiki McDonough Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings and Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings. The blue topaz oval and cushion-cut stones are set in 18 carets white gold and are surrounded by diamonds.

Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings
Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Necklace

Duchess finished her look with a floral headband. The headband looked similar to the one that she wore at the christening of Prince Louis this year in July, so it seems it’s from same Milliner Jane Taylor.

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Update: It seems like Duchess wore a bespoke version of this golden rose headband by Juliette Millinery. Duchess recently wore the design of Juliette at Trooping the Colour this year. Thanks to The Lady’s Maid on Twitter for the tip.

Golden Rose Headpiece from Juliette Millinery
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Catherine was wearing matching blue suede Rebecca Riviera Pumps from British Label Emmy LondonThanks to British Royal Quartet and Christin Zi on Twitter for the id. The £425.00 pumps are described as, “A stylish pointed court shoe in a summery blue-grey suede. Rebecca in Riviera is perfect for creating a chic, effortless look. With a super straight heel that is flattering to your foot and leg, this new addition to the Emmy London collection is great for your workwear wardrobe but also looks fantastic at the after-work drinks. ”

 

Emmy London Rebecca Riviera Pumps
Emmy London Rebecca Riviera Pumps

 

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