This May 17, 2022, a gala dinner was held at the Zarzuela Palace for the visit of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, and Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani.
This is the first time Al Thani, 41, has paid a state visit to Spain since he came to power in 2013 following the abdication of his father, Sheikh Hamad bin al Khalifa al Thani.
The dinner was attended by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez and other prominent figures of the Spanish scene such as José Manuel Albares, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Meritxell Batet, President of the Congress, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, Mayor of Madrid, among others.
A la cena de gala ofrecida por los Reyes con motivo de la visita de Estado del emir de Catar han acudido autoridades y representantes de ámbitos como la economía, la empresa, la cultura, el deporte y la ciencia, entre otros.
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According to the EFE news agency, for the Spanish Executive, “the high-level visit will raise the bilateral relationship with Qatar to a strategic level and will serve to sign various agreements in the economic, educational, military and health fields”.
Queen Letizia at gala dinner with the Emir of Qatar
The gala was propitious for the queen consort to flaunt her good taste in dress. The mother of Leonor and Sofia for this occasion has also opted for another premiere garment. It is a long dress signed by designer Gabriel Lage, in champagne color that stands out for having a tail, with round neckline, long sleeves and flowers in guipure. A great success with which the queen dazzled.
The monarch chose to gather her hair in a high bun to give more prominence to the elegant dress, wore diamond earrings inspired by a leaf and her eternal Karen Hallam ring.
A detail that caught the attention is that she did not wear official emblems of the Royal House, instead of a sash she wore a badge with a blue ribbon and did not wear a tiara, few are the occasions in which Queen Letizia makes use of the royal jewelry.