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Open Post – Spanish State Visit to Germany (Updated Day Three)

Their Majesties the King and Queen will make a state visit to the Federal Republic of Germany on October 17, 18 and 19. This trip responds to the invitation of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

During their stay, Their Majesties the King and Queen will be accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, and the Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta.

In addition to the institutional part in the capital, the program includes a visit to Frankfurt for the opening of the Book Fair, in which Spain is the guest country, and a visit to the European Central Bank.


Monday 17 October

  • 10.30 a.m., Bellevue Palace
    Welcome by King Felipe VI. and Queen Letizia of Spain with military honors from the Federal President and Elke Büdenbender
  • 7.30 p.m., Bellevue Palace
    State banquet in honor of King Felipe VI. and Queen Letizia of Spain, given by the Federal President and Elke Büdenbender

Tuesday October 18th

  • 9.15 am, Berlin, Bertelsmann Representative Office, Unter den Linden 1
    Joint participation in the German-Spanish Forum with speeches by the Federal President and King Felipe VI. from Spain
  • 5 p.m., Frankfurt am Main, Messe Frankfurt, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1Opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair with speeches by the Federal President and King Felipe VI. from Spain

Departure from Spain/Arrival in Germany

As our Baguette Iselen mentioned, the Queen was recently diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma. We may be seeing quite a few lower heels on this trip, starting with this ensemble. For the official send off (when the Queen and King boarded the plane at the Torrejón), the Queen wore a suit by Hugo Boss. The shoes are by Isabel Abdo.

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After arrival in Germany, they headed to the Spanish embassy. There they had a meet and greet with the Spanish ambassador and met with Spanish citizens living in Germany. The Queen changed clothes and appeared in head to toe pink Hugo Boss.

Day One

The King and Queen were greeted by the President and Elke Büdenbender at Bellevue Palace, and the visit officially begins. I hope you understand why my color conspiracy meter is flying off the charts here! The Queen is wearing Carolina Herrera, and although we don’t know what Ms. Büdenbender is in, I think we can agree that it all works harmoniously.

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Letizia in red – well, be still my heart. In this world we live in, a repeat is always a good diplomatic choice. This Stella McCartney was first worn for the Dutch King’s fiftieth birthday celebrations. This time she left off the bold red lipstick, added an updo. The ruby chandeliers are also a repeat. Elke Büdenbender looks elegant, too, in her discreet sparkles and beautiful necklace.

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King Felipe doesn’t do so badly in formal gear himself!

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Day Two

We have a bit of a rainy day situation during day two, although the Queen’s bright pink Moisés Nieto does liven up the scene. Heaven from UFONoMore thinks she may be carrying this cheerful Furla bag.

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As an aside, I love a good, sturdy umbrella with a substantial handle. Not easy to find in my part of the world

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Am I seeing color conspiracy everywhere? At this point, I think the coordination might be an open secret instead. Ms. Büdenbender looks lovely in her light pink suit. The women visited the temporary exhibition of the Helga de Alvear Museum Collection entitled “Write all their names”, at the Palais Populaire in Berlin.

Yes, the two women coordinate perfectly with the exhibition so I think homework was completed, and the assignment understood.

The Queen changed into a white blouse with a gathered neckline, and paired it with her Hugo Boss pencil skirt fort he Opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Thanks to Luise for pointing out that Elke Büdenbender matches up – sort of a neckline face-off situatoin. The crowd listened to speeches by the German President and King Felipe.

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Day Three

The King and Queen traveled to the Frankfurt Book Fair for the third, and final, day of their visit. After the fair, the duo split up. Felipe visited the European Central Bank and Letizia went to the Cervantes Institute. It’s a Hugo Boss kind of day for the Queen, both the leather suit and blouse are by the designer.

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And just like that, it’s all over!