Meghan Markles and Princess Eugenie of York's wedding party have been a big talk this year but it was this week's tournament of a Letizia from Spain crowned to blend the public, sometimes a gala dinner given in Madrid in honor of the president of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, the highlight of their state visit from 27 to 29 November 2018.
Two weeks after their diplomatic visit to Peru, King Felipe VI in Spain and Queen Letizia were, in turn, hosts for the arrival on their land of the Chinese presidential election, coinciding with the 45th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations between the two. nations. The two heads of state first had an interview at the end of the day Tuesday 27 November in the Zarzuela Palace, in the presence of foreign ministers and ambassadors in their respective countries, followed by a private dinner, always in royal residence. For that occasion, Queen Letizia donned a blue sleeveless dress, marked Felipe Varela, her star designer for special occasions, which she had especially in 2017 at the Princess of the Asturias Awards concert. The first two ladies were coordinated to perfection, with Peng Liyuan wearing a mao collar outfit with a very thin shadow of blue.
It was not until the morning of Wednesday 28th. The official inviting ceremony was held: At the palace of Madrid, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia formally welcomed President Jinping and his wife, who helped in the palace's inner courtyard. Royal Protocol Complex (National Anthems, Review of the Royal Guard, Military parade). After that, Xi Jinping went to the charming Plaza de la Villa nearby to receive the keys to Madrid, while Letizia took Peng Luyan to visit the Royal Theater nearby, just in front of the palace, with the Culture and Sports Minister. Under their coat (including a very pretty pink model, Carolina Herrera signed on Letizia's shoulders), the first two ladies seemed to have spread the word again, both had light and warm tones. Inside the building, the Spanish queen unveiled a beautiful Aso's pink powdered flower dress, along with her guest wearing a beige ensemble. They were able to discover with the artistic director Joan Matabosch behind the scenes of the opera Turandot and meet the performers of his two main characters, Tenor Jae-Hyoeung Kim and Soprano Yolanda Auyanet, before they see them interpreting four melodies of Turandot.
Letizia leaves for the first time the "Russian Diadem", look at your eyes!
The day ended with an afternoon dinner where the two pairs were shining with elegance, dressed in black in harmony, Felipe VI and Xi Jinping's wife with two touches of white. Queen Letizia, dressed in the black velvet dress Felipe Varela that she had released last year before the arrival of the Argentine presidential election, was characterized by the lavish accessories placed on the head: Cartier Tiara "Loop" (or Russian Tiara) platinum set of diamonds and pearls made by the French goldsmith of Aarthertinnen Maria Christina in Austria-Hungary on the occasion of his marriage in 1879 with King Alfonso XII in Spain. Spectacular. A little story: When Maria Christina died (in 1929), Alfonso XIII, her son, inherited the colossal diadem, which was then transferred to her daughter Maria Maria, the Countess of Barcelona, who lent it willingly for decades to the women of his family ( especially Infanta Pilar). At the time of his death (in 2000), the Tiara of King Juan Carlos I landed and appeared to his wife, Queen Sofia, in 2006 and 2007. Since then, it was invisible …
In his sporadic speech on the banquet, King Felipe, expounded the strength of the Sino-Spanish friendship and shouted for a bright bilateral future, inspired by Chinese numerology, a belief deeply rooted in the empire. from the middle: "In the year 2018 blessed our friendship blessed, he said. While China celebrates the 40th anniversary of the "Reform and Opening" program, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Constitution. Between us there are 80 years of openness to the world and reforms of our respective societies, and we all know that number 8 is the best eye in traditional Chinese numerology."Well done, Felipe.
On Thursday, November 29, 2018, the Spanish royal couple resumed routine matters, the monarch assured the House of America of the inauguration of an exhibition of "40 years of diplomacy in democracy" while Queen Letizia continued in the birthdate of 40 years by the National Institute of Employment.