The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Join The Royal Forums Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-29-2018, 12:28 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 64,191

Here are another gallery of the dinner and two articles about yesterday's events:

** ppe gallery **

** dailymail: Her Majesty does high street! Queen Letizia wears a £95 ASOS dress to welcome the Chinese President and First Lady ..**

** dailymail: Belle of the banquet! Queen Letizia stuns in a full length velvet gown as she joins the Chinese President and the First Lady..**

**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2018, 07:53 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Posts: 23,849
The queen looked wonderful on all occasions but Peng Liyuan looked very elegant throughout the visit as well.

It is always nice to see the interior of the royal palace. What I remember from my tour of it: the state dining room used to be two separate rooms, of which the separation wall was demolished (IIRC during the reign of Alphonso XII).

TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2018, 01:16 PM
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Lake Constance, Germany
Posts: 653
I think its interesting that Q.Letizia wore one of the big guns, and also Felipe wore a large Toison de Oro. I´ve noticed Felipe often wears the large Golden Fleece and other decoration, when he is not receiving a foreign honour/decoration.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2018, 05:03 PM
lula's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: , Spain
Posts: 19,856

Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2018, 01:45 PM
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Pittsburgh, United States
Posts: 7,799
Additional video clips from the state dinner in the link below. Unfortunately for us who are limited to knowing European languages, the audio is in Mandarin.

One thing that struck me is that King Felipe VI is wearing a Sovereign's necklace insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece which appears to be much bigger than the necklace insignia he wore at the UK state dinner at Buckingham Palace. Is there any particular reason for that ?
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2018, 05:23 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lalala, Spain
Posts: 439

It seems that when he receives a foreign order the King gives precedence to it and showcases the new order so he wears a smaller Golden Fleece insignia/less Spanish orders, and when he doesn't, he wears more Spanish orders (including a bigger insignia)
Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2018, 09:31 AM
loonytick's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Tennessee, United States
Posts: 755
Originally Posted by AnaC View Post

It seems that when he receives a foreign order the King gives precedence to it and showcases the new order so he wears a smaller Golden Fleece insignia/less Spanish orders, and when he doesn't, he wears more Spanish orders (including a bigger insignia)
Yes, and I think that’s the general etiquette observed by most courts at these kinds of state visits: highlight the highest order given to you by the other nation, unless they don’t give orders/haven’t given you one, in which case you highlight the highest order you have from your own nation.

Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crown Prince Frederik's Working Visit to China: September 26-28 2018 polyesco Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Family 14 09-28-2018 07:57 PM
Dutch Working Visit to China: February 7-8, 2018 Marika86 King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and family 7 02-09-2018 02:34 PM
State visit to China: September 15 - 18, 2013 Rossina King Abdullah and Queen Rania and Family 26 09-22-2013 06:35 AM
State Visit From China to Spain: November 14-15, 2005 lula Royal Family of Spain 117 02-24-2006 07:25 AM
State Visit from the President of China: November 8-10, 2005 HMQueenElizabethII British Royals 72 11-11-2005 04:05 PM

Popular Tags
#uae #abudhabirullingfamily 18th birthday abdullah ii albert prince consort all tags archie mountbatten-windsor asia asian birth braganza british royal family cadwallader camilla charles colorblindness congo crown jewels danish royal family de la cerda denmark duchess of kent duchess of sussex duke of cambridge duke of sussex genetics guzman henry viii history identifying india ingrid-alexandra ivrea japan japanese imperial family japan history jordan royal family king henry iii king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander liechtenstein lili mountbatten-windsor list of rulers maria ii medical monarchist movements monarchists mongolia mountbatten nara period need help noble families orleans-braganza pedro ii politics portugal prince andrew prince charles prince of wales in jordan queen margrethe ii queen mathilde queen maxima queen victoria samurai spanish royal family state visit st edward tokugawa uae wine glass

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:38 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2022
Jelsoft Enterprises