The Spanish royal family attended the national offering to the apostle Saint James, patron saint of Spain, this Sunday, July 25. The ceremony took place at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The whole family was there! Moreover, King Felipe, Queen Letizia as well as the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia were greeted with military honors. This is the first service for Princesses Leonor and Sofia with their parents. This offering to the Apostle was instituted in 1643 by Felipe IV. A tradition that has been maintained over the generations.
The ceremony took place in the central nave of the cathedral. “Today, in the cathedral where all roads converge and where the apostle Saint-Jacques lives for eternity, we renew the offering of a people who want to be grateful. spirit of all those who have existed since the beginning of time. Its strength in attracting and comforting people of all ages, origins and motivations lies in the fact that the Camino de Santiago unites the capacity of all paths and trails to create communities larger which make common life more intense and more fruitful, “King Felipe said at the conclusion of the national offering.
“Queen Letizia handed over a dress from her favorite designer”
For the occasion, Queen Letizia recycled a floral dress. This is a creation by her favorite designer, Carolina Herrera. She had worn this dress for the first time in October 2017 for the awards ceremony of the Princess of Asturias. This is a dress from the Spring Resort 2018 collection.
This sublime dress is in blush pink silk organza. It features playful florals and features a fitted bodice with tied cuffs as well as a knee length skirt. The queen had paired her dress with fuchsia heeled pumps from Carolina Herrera and a matching bag.
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