Queen Letizia welcomes US First Lady Michelle Obama

Queen Letizia of Spain and US First Lady Michelle Obama at the garden of Zarzuela Palace on June 30, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Michelle Obama and her family arrived to Madrid the previus day after visiting Liberia and Morocco as part of a tour to promote The Let Girls Learn initiative, a project launched in 2015 with the aim of promoting education for young girls around the world who are not in school. President Barack Obama is also expected to visit Spain on 09 July. Queen Letizia wore Nina Ricci Dress
Queen Letizia of Spain and US First Lady Michelle Obama at the garden of Zarzuela Palace
Queen Letizia of Spain and US First Lady Michelle Obama at the garden of Zarzuela Palace
Queen Letizia of Spain and US First Lady Michelle Obama at the garden of Zarzuela Palace
Queen Letizia of Spain and US First Lady Michelle Obama at the garden of Zarzuela Palace
Queen Letizia of Spain is greeted by US first lady Michelle Obama during the presentation of the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative in Madrid. US First Lady Michelle Obama began a two day visit to Spain by delivering a speech on the education initiative launched in March 2015 to help adolescent girls across the world access a quality education. Michelle Obama wore Delpozo Diamond-pattern Capelet Midi Dress
Queen Letizia met with US First Lady Michelle Obama - Let Girls Learn. Queen Letizia wore Nina Ricci Dress - Pre-Fall 2016
Queen Letizia met with US First Lady Michelle Obama - Let Girls Learn. Queen Letizia wore Nina Ricci Dress - Pre-Fall 2016
Queen Letizia met with US First Lady Michelle Obama - Let Girls Learn. Queen Letizia wore Nina Ricci Dress - Pre-Fall 2016
Queen Letizia met with US First Lady Michelle Obama - Let Girls Learn. Queen Letizia wore Nina Ricci Dress - Pre-Fall 2016
Queen Letizia met with US First Lady Michelle Obama - Let Girls Learn. Queen Letizia wore Nina Ricci Dress - Pre-Fall 2016
Queen Letizia met with US First Lady Michelle Obama - Let Girls Learn. Queen Letizia wore Nina Ricci Dress - Pre-Fall 2016
Queen Letizia wore Nina Ricci Dress - Pre-Fall 2016
Nina Ricci - Pre-Fall 2016
Michelle Obama wore Delpozo Diamond-pattern Capelet Midi Dress
Delpozo Diamond-pattern Capelet Midi Dress

28 comments:

  1. Lovely photos.There seems to be a warm rapport between the two women. They do share similarities being wives to world leaders, mothers to 2 daughters, similar agendas...etc.

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  2. Deux femmes superbes, très professionnelles et engagées.
    Reine Letizia est très belle en rouge.

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  3. Gorgeous! There is a warm relationship there between them.

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  4. Love Letizia dress, lovely colour on her ! Both ladies looking very 'summery' :)

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  5. Hmmm, that white dress makes Mrs. Obama look large. She needs to get a better stylist. Pictures from these events will be 'forever'.

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    1. She is a large woman - at least compared to Letitia - and it is true that the dress is not flattering on her, it does make her look larger than she is.

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  6. Lily Bart it is people like you who contribute to body issues experienced by many girls and women. Michelle looks well, happy, intelligent and has a well proportioned healthy body

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    1. No, she's in fine shape - its the dress that was a mistake.

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    2. Because it makes her body 'look large'. I rest my case.

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    3. Lucyna McDermott she said the DRESS MAKES HER LOOK LARGE not that Michelle is large.

      I rest my case... the key word is LOOK not IS.. the dress makes it appear so .. she never said Michelle was large.


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  7. I agree with Lily, that dress makes her look larger than she is. In the second photo she seems to be too close for comfort to Letizia, she's very touchy feely. I am not a fan.

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    1. I also agree, there is nothing wrong with M. O.'s body but it's an ill choice of dress that makes her look heavy. I really don't understand why would this be body shaming. It's just that she doesn't always hit the best notes - it happens to all of us. This is just not the kind of dress she looks the best in. This is a sartorial blog about royalty & the people they mingle with so unless there is a decidedly cruel and clearly untrue comment on someone's persona without any connection to fashion I guess it's fair game to express your opinions.

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  8. ' makes her look heavy', ' makes her look larger' - is that not a put- down commentary based on some strange idea of the ideal?

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    1. No, it isn't. And it isn't because there were countless of times when she looked magnifique, despite not all of those outfits being my or some other people's favourites and despite the fact that she isn't the stick thin type. I think what you miss here is that ON THIS OCCASION she wore a dress that doesn't suit her. It's THE DRESS, it's not her. Saying that someone makes an unfortunate dress choice ONCE is very, very far from "some strange idea of ideal", because it's not even about her body in the first place.
      The other day I wore a long button down shirt. My sister told me not to wear it again because I looked like a tent. I checked it in the mirror and, frankly, I did look like a tent. Isn't it obvious she wasn't "body shaming" me, just giving me a straightforward feedback about an ill fashion choice? She was just suggesting that the shirt did nothing good to my (otherwise quite average, 168 cms/57 kgs) shape.
      Other example: the other day I just commented that a hat HGD Stephanie wore was terrible on her. To be honest, the headpiece itself was the kind that one puts on for a '20s themed fancy dress party, so it just did not suit. Does that mean I was commenting based on "some strange idea of ideal"? I hardly think so.
      I hope I could explain myself :)

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    2. Lucyna I think you are asserting your own views that you have about body image into this thread.

      Relax it's the dress not the person.

      That cut woukd make many look bigger. Doesn't mean they are big.

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    3. And ZL your comments are spot on!

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    4. Thank you, Diane Brown.

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  9. Cette robe n'avantage pas du tout Madame Obama. Je ne comprends pas ce choix!

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  11. Pues a mi me parece que el vestido es precioso y Michelle está muy guapa con él. Probablemente al natural se la ve mejor que en las fotos. Ha sido un bonito gesto elegir un vestido de una firma española para su visita a Madrid.

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    1. Pues le salio el tiro por la culata porque le sienta verdaderamente mal. El vestido me gusta pero no para ella, iria mejor para su hija Malia.

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  12. Some dresses makes the person look even larger especially if that person is FAT and Michelle Obama is getting fatter.
    I don't know why that word "fat" became such a taboo when many are really fat.And if you don't like to be called that just simply stop eating too much!

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  13. Two extremes, one too skinny and another too fat!

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  14. Interesting how we don't have discussions about men being 'fat' or ' looking larger in their clothes' or being skinny

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    1. We do , many times we said that Prince Albert is getting fat!

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    2. I think we all agree that Albert is indeed a bit overweight. However I think Michelle O. isn't fat, it's certainly not the word I would use. She is just... I don't know, not thin. She has a stronger frame to begin with, visibly a heavier bone structure, then she is relatively tall, she has wide shoulders (which I personally quite like, I find the Coke bottle type shoulders very unflattering) and you can see she probably has a healthy appetite. The same would never apply to Letizia - now her body looks unhealthily thin. As a matter of fact my opinion is that Letizia is overdoing dieting and exercise, I think she is no longer a pleasing sight to behold. I also think every time she displays her arms is harmful for one or more girls who think this should be the standard: exactly as you, Lucyna, expressed it. There is no hate in this, otherwise I quite like Letizia, this is just my opinion and I might as well be wrong.

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  15. @ Lucyna, every fat person has a "body issues"and Michelle Obama is fat. It has nothing to do with her intelligence or how happy she is.

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  16. The thing about Michele Obama is that she's not very well liked and that plastic surgery that has raised her eyebrows to dizzying heights doesn't help. She looks like a man in a dress. My mother would have told her "put your shoulders back and stop slouching!".

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