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Duke of Marmalade 04-25-2011 12:15 PM

casa real is prividing some HQ pictures for download, very unusual.
Visita de Estado de Sus Altezas el Emir del Estado de Catar y la Jequesa Mozah Bint Nasser. Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España

An Ard Ri 04-25-2011 01:05 PM

Great to see The Infanta Cristina at the lunch,shame she won't be at The Gala Dinner.

LadyFinn 04-25-2011 02:57 PM

Spanish Royals Receive the Emir of the State of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah Nint Nasser for Lunch at Zarzuela Palace - Pictures - Zimbio

La infanta Cristina y Letizia, muy cómplices en la visita del emir de Qatar y la jequesa Mozah - Realeza - Diario Femenino de la mujer

lula 04-25-2011 04:48 PM

No tiaras. :bang:

Queen Sofía in black, Sheika Mozah in white and Princess Letizia with her blue dress of Prince of Wales birthday.

LadyFinn 04-25-2011 05:03 PM

One photo:
El Rey espera que la visita del emir de Qatar estimule la colaboración económica | Foto - Yahoo! Noticias

An Ard Ri 04-25-2011 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lula (Post 1238612)
No tiaras. :bang:

Queen Sofía in black, Sheika Mozah in white and Princess Letizia with her blue dress of Prince of Wales birthday.

I've never seen the Sheika Mozah wearing a tiara!

ANNIE_S 04-25-2011 05:26 PM

:eek::ohmy: no tiaras??:sad::sad:

jonc93 04-25-2011 05:35 PM

What a disappointment! I was expecting some bling tonight! :(

Marika86 04-25-2011 06:12 PM

Gala dinner gallery

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linda85 04-25-2011 07:07 PM

I
am so disappointed in Letizia. Christina looks so polished and professional like the Queen in a beautiful outfit. Letizia looks like she is dressed up for a nice day of shopping. She was beautiful tonight at the gala dinner though! Sigh!!!!

Emmily 04-25-2011 07:08 PM

What (or who) determines whether tiaras will be worn?

Adamari 04-25-2011 09:13 PM

I'm extremely surprised Letizia wore an evening gown with bare shoulders. I thought that was a no-no when dealing with Muslim leaders or officials.

donnaK 04-25-2011 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Adamari (Post 1238780)
I'm extremely surprised Letizia wore an evening gown with bare shoulders. I thought that was a no-no when dealing with Muslim leaders or officials.

But the event is in Spain, not in Qatar. Rania wore sleeveless dresses in US or Europe, she probably would not do the same in Jordan.

rubies 04-25-2011 09:44 PM

Letizia has really lost her glam. Pretty dress, but she doesn't look like the Crown Princess of Spain, more like prom night! Not that anyone could out glam Mozah, she is incredible. The more covered up she is she just looks better....go figure!

Adamari 04-25-2011 11:52 PM

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Originally Posted by donnaK (Post 1238787)
But the event is in Spain, not in Qatar. Rania wore sleeveless dresses in US or Europe, she probably would not do the same in Jordan.

I don't think it matters that the event is in Spain. In today's connected world, the images will be beamed back to Qatar. It's also about making your guests comfortable. I remember the Swedes were careful to cover up when the Jordanians made a state visit several years ago.

There's also a difference between a dress that is sleeveless (where just the arms are bare) and shoulderless (where the shoulders and arms are mostly or completely bare). Rania has worn one shoulderless dress that I can recall, but she did come under a lot of criticism at the time for doing so, even though she wore the gown in Spain.

Roxsteve 04-26-2011 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Adamari (Post 1238904)
I don't think it matters that the event is in Spain. In today's connected world, the images will be beamed back to Qatar. It's also about making your guests comfortable. I remember the Swedes were careful to cover up when the Jordanians made a state visit several years ago.

There's also a difference between a dress that is sleeveless (where just the arms are bare) and shoulderless (where the shoulders and arms are mostly or completely bare). Rania has worn one shoulderless dress that I can recall, but she did come under a lot of criticism at the time for doing so, even though she wore the gown in Spain.

Letizia, IMHO, has lost her glam! She dressed like she was ready to go to the office after the luncheon. The dress is not appropriate either...she is always trying too hard, and it does not seem to work. She needs someone to advise her what to wear PRONTO!

martiandoll 04-26-2011 12:37 AM

Why is Letizia's dress for the dinner inappropriate? Carla Bruni wore a strapless dress when the Emir of Qatar visited France in 2009. I don't think anyone criticized her for wearing it, and her dress even sat very low on her chest, much more "inappropriate" than Letizia's. I only read praises and adulation for Carla's style when she wore this dress.

https://www.gettyimages.fr/detail/88626239/AFP

The other woman was also wearing a strapless dress. So what makes it okay for Carla but wrong for Letizia to wear a dress that shows her shoulders?


I thought Letizia looked wonderful at the dinner. Her hairstyle was lovely and her make-up was perfect. She is one of those women who doesn't need to wear a lot of jewelry to look beautiful. Sheikha Mozah looked very nice, too.

LadyFinn 04-26-2011 12:38 AM

Gala Dinner in honour of the Emir of the State of Qatar and Sheikha Mozah Nint - Pictures - Zimbio
Letizia looks very beautiful, absolutely divine in that wonderful dress. The Queen is always lovely. Sheikha, maybe she looks good to someone who likes that style. It good to see Felipe and Letizia in such a good mood.
Zimbio

donnaK 04-26-2011 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adamari (Post 1238904)
I don't think it matters that the event is in Spain. In today's connected world, the images will be beamed back to Qatar. It's also about making your guests comfortable. I remember the Swedes were careful to cover up when the Jordanians made a state visit several years ago.

There's also a difference between a dress that is sleeveless (where just the arms are bare) and shoulderless (where the shoulders and arms are mostly or completely bare). Rania has worn one shoulderless dress that I can recall, but she did come under a lot of criticism at the time for doing so, even though she wore the gown in Spain.

I don't find any sign of Sheikh and Sheikha looking uncomfortable with one shoulderless dress in Spain or strapless dress in France. They both don't belong to the ultra conservatives (ex. the Saudi King), they are quite westernized. If they were comfortable partying with the Hollywood starlets, why would they blink at a (one) shoulderless dresses ?
Sleeveless and shoulderless are indeed different, but Rania and Letizia are also different status. I would think a Muslim queen with a sleeveless dress would have made a bigger splash than a Spanish princess with a one shoulderless dress for some conservatives although I think neither is a big deal since they both wore the dress in Spain.

dazzling 04-26-2011 03:39 AM

I think the fact is that they did not wear tiaras which is very disappointing but because Sheikha Mozah, the Emir's wife was not going to be wearing one. Which I understand why the Spanish royals didn't go for them.

Queen Sofia in black, not bad but not liking the belt of the dress. Letizia looked nice but personally its not a state visit dress. Sheikha Mozah looked lovely. Pity Christina was not there, any reason for it?

Anyone realized that Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas were attending the state dinner :biggrin: see pictures here


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