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Superlative Letizia di Spagna at the gala: the sheikh’s gift from a thousand and one nights

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Superlative Letizia di Spagna at the gala: the sheikh’s gift from a thousand and one nights
Written by aquitodovale

Letizia of Spain knows no bounds to beauty. At the gala dinner at the Zarzuela Palace she wears a superlative evening dress in tulle and gold threads, signed by Gabriel Lage. While the sheikh of Qatar, her guest, conquers her with a pair of earrings in priceless diamond.

Letizia of Spain and her husband Felipe host the Emir of Qatar, Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, and his first wife Jawaher, for a state trip, after welcoming Sergio Mattarella and his daughter Laura to Madrid last November. La Reina welcomed the sheikh by introducing herself in a magnificent white dress and delicate floral embroidery, by Carolina Herrera, which was dangerously reminiscent of a 2019 look by Melania Trump.

Letizia di Spagna, the dream dress that leaves you breathless

Although with the day outfit she managed to seduce the sheikh who had eyes only for her, it is with the evening outfit that Letizia really gave her best.

La Reina wore a new evening dress. It is about a mermaid model, with an Arabian taste, long to the feet, with a train, beautiful long sleeves with a bell finish, slightly boat neckline. The dress, created by Gabriel Lage, is realizing in tulle and is totally covered with gold and bronze metallic thread embroidery reminiscent of Arabian arabesques. Contrary to forecasts, Donna Letizia did not wear the tiara, but her imposing dress did not make her miss it. While pinned to the bodice, the Queen wore the brooch with the insignia of the order of Isabella the Catholic.

In contrast to Letizia’s light-colored dress, the sheikh wore a black dress with a very impressive embroidered tulle cape.

Letizia of Spain, who is Gabriel Lage, the designer of her dress

Gabriel Lage, the designer who designed Letizia’s magnificent evening dress, is from Argentina. La Reina was struck by the creations she made for former Argentine First Lady Juliana Awada when she traveled to Spain in 2017. Lage is the son of a Spanish tailor, born in Lugo, Galicia, who emigrated to Argentina in the 1960s. In 2021 he celebrated the 30th anniversary of his he brand.

Letizia of Spain, the sheikh’s gift in diamonds

The only jewel that the Queen carries is a pair of earrings with diamonds that form cascading leaves, a very precious gift from the sheikh, enhanced by the collected hairstyle chosen specifically by Letizia. As per protocol, the two couples also exchanged other gifts. For example, the soccer jerseys of the two nations. But the most interesting objects were for Donna Letizia. In addition to the earrings, the sheikh of Qatar brought her a sash of one of the most important figures in the history of the small country in the Persian Gulf. While Felipe received a sword that belonged to the founder of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Thani, who in 1868 signed an agreement with the British authorities in which the state was recognized as an independent political entity.

According to a royal decree approved last April by the Spanish Parliament, all the gifts that the Sovereigns receive are cataloged and at a later stage it is decided whether they remain with the Crown, whether they go to the State or to a non-profit organization.

Letizia di Spagna, the gala dinner menu

The gala dinner menu, chosen by Letizia, contained neither meat nor alcohol and was prepared by chef Ramón Freixá. It included white and green asparagus with tuna belly tartare and grouper accompanied by timbale of rice. For dessert, cherries, fresh cheese and Sichuan pepper. Juices and water were served as drinks. The brass band of the Royal Guard enlivened the dinner with songs by Abba, Bee Gees, Frank Sinatra and the Village People.

Letizia of Spain Felipe of Spain

Letizia and Felipe of Spain at the gala dinner

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