- Elizabeth x
I will be away from Wednesday to Sunday so unfortunately I will not be able to cover the upcoming State visit of the President of Argentina to Spain. I will do a catch up blog post when I return.
- Elizabeth x
The King and Queen of Spain were joined by the President of Hungary, János Áder and his wife, Anita Herczegh at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid to inaugurate the Obras Maestras de Budapest exhibition features paintings, drawings and sculptures from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and the National Gallery of Hungary.
It features 90 works from the 15th to the 19th centuries by famous painters including Leonardo da Vinci, Cézanne and Manet. It's the first time these works have been presented at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Today Queen Letizia stepped out in a mushroom coloured tweed dress she debuted last month to present the National Sports Awards at the Royal Palace of El Pardo. The frock has the hallmarks of a Felipe Varela design, but the Spanish designer has not confirmed the piece is his.
Her Majesty updated the look with a waist cinching belt in nude to match her handbag and Magrit 'Beatriz' nude patent peep-toe heels.
Queen Letizia glammed up the outfit with her Coolook 'Papiro' earrings, featuring a mix of irregular stones consisting of natural amethyst, green amethyst and moonstone.
The Queen of Spain stayed home today and received two audiences at Zarzuela Palace. She first met with representatives from the Fundación Vianorte-Laguna, followed by the Professional Women's Network of Madrid.
Queen Letizia surprised us with a new look. Her Majesty prefers to mix and match familiar pieces when she attends audiences, but today was an exception.
She combined a striped rolled-sleeve blouse (unidentified) with the Hugo Boss BOSS Black 'Vikina' Flared Pleated Skirt (£300). This BOSS skirt is fashioned in a midi length with a flared silhouette.
On her feet were a new pair of black suede pointed toe shoes which I believe are Nina Ricci because they have the same design as her navy suede Nina Ricci pumps.
The only familiar piece were her Laura Marquez 'Linear' white gold earrings which date back to 2001 (below we show them in gold).
The King and Queen of Spain started the working week at the closing ceremony of the Telefónica Foundation research project on "The economic value of Spanish". The extensive study set out to quantify the economical the cultural value of having the Spanish language spoken by 500 million people.
Queen Letizia arrived at the Foundation's headquarters in Madrid wrapped up in her black Carolina Herrera fur collar cape.
Once inside the building Queen Letizia showed off her fashion-forward style in an edgy black leather skirt and a feminine pussybow blouse.
The knee-length leather skirt features a high-waist and I think it has either a suede or satin band. The brand/designer is a mystery so please drop me a line if you recognise it! Letizia offset the pencil skirt with a flowing blouse featuring a black-and-white windowpane-print and bow neckline.
The new checked blouse with bow is by Spanish fashion brand, Roberto Verino. The top is from the designer's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection and it had a retail price of €140 before being reduced to €80.
The piece by Roberto Verino marks a designer debut in Letizia's closet. His designs are characterised by an urban and functional style. Verino strongly supports the use of natural materials and has always been one of the figures championing Spanish linen, wool and sheepskin in Europe.
Letizia accessorized the outfit with familiar supplements including her Hugo Boss 'Bespoke' handbag and Carolina Herrera patent and suede pumps.
She finished the look with subtle pink lip gloss and her black starburst drop earrings with diamond hoops.
It's already been a busy month for the Spanish royals and there was no let-up for Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI as they visited the Madrid-based headquarters of the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) today.
Queen Letizia stepped out in her favourite Hugo Boss leather dress for a tour of the research facilities.
The burgundy lambskin sheath dress has been a popular choice for Letizia since she first sported it in October 2014 for a solo visit to Vienna.
Today Letizia combined the dress with her BOSS Fashion Show 'FS_Jesila' blazer which she also debuted in Vienna.
She also brought back her familiar LODI 'Sara' ombre patent pumps and TOUS gold long dangle earrings.
Letizia pepped up the ensemble with a new burgundy croc-embossed handbag featuring a gold curb chain.
These are the best images I could find of the bag, and after an extensive search I was able to identify it from the archives of Uterque.
The bag has a croc-embossed body with an ostrich pattern trim. It retailed for €150.
The King and Queen of Spain attended a dinner this evening commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Spanish newspaper, Expansión.
Queen Letizia looked sophisticated in a new Carolina Herrera number for the event held at the The Westin Palace hotel in Madrid, which was attended by three hundred guests from the economic, business, academic and institutional sectors.
She wore a piece from the designer's Pre-Fall 2015 collection featuring a beautiful feather and bead applique on the sleeves and pencil skirt.
Letizia kept her accessories simple but made a statement with a new pair of dazzling diamond and ruby chandelier earrings, which she complemented with cherry red lipstick. Unfortunately we don't know the origin of these sparkling beauties.
Here's a closer look at her Felipe Varela satin clutch bag and black patent Magrit straight-cut vamp pumps.
Letizia swept her hair up in a side braided up-do.
Following a weekend vacation at a ski resort, it was back to work for the King and Queen of Spain on Monday. The royal couple attended the 2016 Innovation and Design Awards in Madrid.
Their Majesties delivered the prizes which are Spain's highest recognition of companies and professionals who excel in the fields of design and innovation.
Queen Letizia made quite the impression in an olive green cape dress as she arrived for the event held at the Regional Archaeological Museum of the Community of Madrid.
The contemporary piece was a fitting choice for the awards ceremony as it represented innovative design. So is it a dress, or is it a cape? From what we can see, it's a cropped sleeve sheath dress with an attached cape-coat.
Unfortunately we still don't know the designer of this superhero-inspired piece.
Letizia offset the cape dress with snake skin accessories. She carried a new python clutch handcrafted by Spanish brand Lidia Faro. On her feet she wore the Magrit 'Mila' snake-effect pumps.
The Queen debuted a new pair of silver ear cuff earrings featuring small pearls and crystals. The brand/designer is unknown.
The Spanish royal family headed to the ski slopes this weekend.
The family of four posed for an official photocall during their short winter break at the Astún ski resort situated in the High Aragon of the western Pyrenees, near the French border.
Queen Letizia opted for all-black ski gear which contrasted perfectly against the snow white backdrop.
She wore the Bogner 'Mabel-D' ski jacket, a high-performance waterproof jacket insulated with 650-fill power white goose down.
She also wore the Bogner 'Freeride' Ski Helmet and ski googles by Swans.
Queen Letizia chaired the sixth annual Forum Against Cancer meeting in Madrid today, organized as part of the events to mark World Cancer Day, on February 4th.
In her role as honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Her Majesty delivered a speech to open the session.
Queen Letizia premiered an elegant grey structured suit with a futuristic flair from her go-to brand, Hugo Boss.
The separates include the BOSS 'Jadela' Stretch Virgin Wool Asymmetrical Blazer (US$625) teamed with the matching BOSS 'Tiluna' Stretch Virgin Wool Dress Pants (US$275).
Letizia accessorized the set with her black Carolina Herrera metal bar flap clutch bag and Magrit charcoal suede platform pumps.
She finished the look with her beloved gold filigree hoop earrings.
Today's look was consistent with the executive tone of previous years:
King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed the German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt at their home in the Palace of Zarzuela, in Madrid, today.
The president's one-day visit was of a private nature but made time to have lunch with the Spanish royals.
It came as no surprise that Queen Letizia chose to sport an outfit by her favourite German brand, Hugo Boss. The ensemble consists of the BOSS 'Colorina' wool-blend striped coat, matching BOSS 'Malivi' color-block wool blend skirt, and BOSS 'Binary' blouse.
On her feet were the Uterque camel leather block heels.
Letizia offset the look with her Bimba y Lola Double Hook Earrings in antique gold.