On the final leg of her four-day visit to Senegal, Queen Letizia returned to the capital for a meeting with the "Women x Africa" Foundation, established in defense of the empowerment of women and commitment to Human Rights within Senegalese society.
Queen Letizia wrapped up her working tour to the west African country with a visit Village Pilote initiative, which aims to get homeless children off the streets and into accommodation.
Like yesterday's low-key ensemble, Queen Letizia was again on-point with her sartorial choice. She donned a simple white blouse and grey wide-leg trousers for the two engagements.
The relaxed-fit top features cropped sleeves with tie-up cuffs. Unfortunately I don't know the brand of the blouse.
I believe the grey flecked trousers are from her Hugo Boss 'Jaelly' pant suit.
Letizia coordinated the peices with a new pair of black and white patterned flats. They are Hugo Boss 'Plica' ballerina pumps (€320). The slip-on flats featured a pointed cap toe. The style is available in limited sizes from Spartoo.
She finished the look with her trusty Chanel Comète Earrings.
Before leaving, Her Majesty received a hug from some of the villagers and a parting gift.
Queen Letizia left the capital of Dakar today to travel to the Ziguinchor region as she continued her four-day visit to Senegal to see first-hand the work carried out by the Spanish Cooperation in the west African country.
The Spanish Cooperation is the sum of all people, institutions, resources and skills that Spain offers to developing countries with the end goal of contributing to human development, the eradication of poverty and full access to rights.
Her first stop was the Faculty of Medicine at the Ziguinchor University in Casamance where she attended the launch of a training program for medical professionals designed to help stop the practice of female genital mutilation in southern Senegal.
Later, the Queen of Spain visited a family agroecological farm being supported by the Spanish Cooperation.
Her Majesty concluded the day with a meeting of Spanish Cooperation volunteers in the Casamance area to learn more about the projects that are being carried out in the region.
Queen Letizia opted for a modest look today, a befitting choice given the sensitive content of her visit. Her low-key attire consisted of a khaki green blouse and her cream Massimo crepe trousers. Unfortunately we do not know the origin of the shirt.
On her feet she wore understated tan Oxford shoes which Letizia debuted in July 2013 on a visit to the Sierra de Guadarrama.
She finished off her discreet style with a simple low ponytail and small diamond stud earrings.
The Queen of Spain started Day 2 of her visit to Senegal with a meeting at the Technical Cooperation Office of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation in Dakar.
Her Majesty is on a four-day working tour of the west African country to see first-hand the work carried out by the Spanish Cooperation in Senegal. The Spanish Cooperation is the sum of all people, institutions, resources and skills that Spain offers to developing countries with the end goal of contributing to human development, the eradication of poverty and full access to rights.
Following the meeting, Queen Letizia visited the "Aula Cervantes" on the campus of the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar to learn about the work of the Cervantes Institute in Senegal. The Institute offers a wide selection of Spanish language instruction programs at the university and Letizia meet some of the teachers and students of the program.
Queen Letizia stepped out today in a familiar look. She opted for a clean-cut professional style, wearing her light grey Hugo Boss separates and Carolina Herrera crosshatch houndstooth patterned blouse.
She has favoured this pairing since its debut in Puerto Rico in March 2016.
Letizia again teamed the ensemble with her tonal Magrit suede peep-toe pumps and a top-stitch flap clutch which still remains unidentified.
She rounded out the look with her dainty Chanel Comète Earrings.
Queen Letizia made a wardrobe change for her afternoon engagements. At midday she attended a luncheon hosted by the First Lady of Senegal, Marième Faye.
Following the lunch at the Terrou-Bi Hotel, Her Majesty and the First Lady then visited the at the headquarters of the Red Cross in Senegal.
Queen Letizia concluded the day with a stopover at the Spanish Embassy in Dakar to meet with expats linked to the Spanish Cooperation.
She repeated a floral green Carolina Herrera dress she first wore on Day 1 of the State visit to Japan in April and again for a State lunch with the Costa Rican president in May.
Like previous occasions, Letizia coordinated the dress with her Magrit 'Gabriela' bag and matching D'Orsay pumps (a bespoke version of the brand's 'Alicia' style).
Today she accessorized with her amethyst drop earrings featuring green gemstone accents.
The origin of the earrings is unclear. They were first thought to be the Pomellato Bahia drop earrings however the prong settings and position of the green stones is different to Letizia's earrings and the brand denied ownership of the design. There is an Etsy store that has the exact design of Letizia's earrings which they claim is based on a Pomellato design. I contacted Pomellato and they confirmed that Letizia must be wearing a copy.
Tomorrow Queen Letizia will move to the Ziguinchor Region of Senegal to visit the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Assane Seck and later the agroecological farms of Naatangué in Casamance.
The Queen of Spain touched down in Dakar this evening for a four-day working visit to Senegal.
She was welcomed at the international airport by First Lady Marieme Faye Sall.
Queen Letizia arrived in the west African country wearing the Hugo Boss 'Franca' Stripe Dress. She first wore the monochrome dress for the opening of the school year in September. The dress remains available at House of Fraser in limited sizes.
Letizia teamed it with her black Magrit 'Mila' patent leather pumps and black Uterque croc stamped wristlet clutch.
She completed the ensemble with her dainty Chanel Comète Earrings.
Over the next few days, Queen Letizia will see first-hand the work carried out by the Spanish Cooperation in Senegal. The Spanish Cooperation is the sum of all people, institutions, resources and skills that Spain offers to developing countries with the end goal of contributing to human development, the eradication of poverty and full access to rights.
This evening the King and Queen of Spain attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the Spanish sports newspaper, AS.
Their Majesties presented awards to Spain's top sportsmen and women at the gala event held at City Hall in Madrid.
Queen Letizia surprised us by debuting a new frock from Delpozo. This is the first piece she has worn by the Spanish heritage label. Founded by fashion designer Jesús del Pozo in 1974, the fashion house was renamed Delpozo, with Josep Font as its Creative Director, following the death of del Pozo in 2011. Today, it’s a key show at New York fashion week, where the label has become known for its feminine DNA, bold use of colour and architectural shapes, born out of the couture-like approach Font applies to his collections.
Spanish fashionistas and royal style watchers have long wondered when or if the Queen of Spain would don a piece by Delpozo. Tonight she put that to rest when she stepped out in a gorgeous insignia blue cocktail dress by the fashion house.
The dress is defined by a 3D rosette detail at the bodice and features an off-the-shoulder neckline, three quarter length sleeves, and a pencil midi skirt. It is from the Pre-Fall 2017 collection and retails for US$2,750. It is currently on sale at these retailers: Bergdorf Goodman ($1,650), Saks Fifth Avenue ($1,650), Farfetch ($1,650), Moda Operandi ($2,393), By Symphony ($2,909), Italist (€1599).
Letizia accessorized with her navy Felipe Varela satin clutch and navy Nina Ricci suede pumps.
Completing the look were her Chanel 'Plume' earrings.
I hope Delpozo becomes a staple part of Queen Letizia's wardrobe because the luxury prêt-à-couture fashion brand offers a wonderful collection of bold yet feminine designs.
The King and Queen of Spain welcomed the board members of the Princess of Girona Foundation today to the Royal Palace of Madrid for their annual meeting.
The board meeting summarized the activities carried out by the Foundation during the course
of the year and outlined the action plan and budget for 2018.
Queen Letizia showcased a professional look and refreshed a few old favoutites with a new leopard print skirt by Roberto Verino.
The jacquard pencil skirt features a central slit and concealed zipper in back. The skirt herald from the label's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection and has therefore sold out. This is the second piece Her Majesty has worn by the Spanish brand. Early this year she debuted a pussy-bow checked blouse also from the same collection.
Letizia coordinated the skirt with her black BOSS Fashion Show 'FS_Jesila' blazer and white BOSS 'Banora' blouse.
On her feet she wore her beloved LODI 'Sara' ombre patent pumps.
Rounding of the look were the ruby and diamond dangle earrings
The King and Queen of Spain attended a meeting today linked to plans to mark the 5th centenary of the first circumnavigation of the globe by the Spanish explorer Juan Sebastián Elcano, and the Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan, which began in 1519.
The committee took an opportunity to enjoy the Fall sunshine and posed on the grounds of Zarzuela Palace. Queen Letizia dressed for the season and looked chic in autumnal colours.
Her Majesty debuted a new set by Hugo Boss, consisting of the red BOSS 'Fuyuma' Virgin Wool Cardigan (US$245) atop of the BOSS 'Fuyuka' pullover (US$195) in a matching hue. This photo shows a close-up of Letizia's coordinating tops.
Letizia complemented the knitwear with the Hugo Boss 'Vulnona' Skirt (US$375) featuring in a red-sparked houndstooth plaid pattern. The tailored skirt by BOSS is available at Nordstrom and Bloomingdales and comes complete with a black D-Ring belt.
On her feet she wore her Hugo Boss BOSS 'Staple R100-C' Black Crocodile-Embossed Pumps. The exact shoe is no longer available but you can browse the 'Staple' range online where you'll find this silhouette rendered in patent leather. The only stock photo I can find is of the shorter heeled R70-C model shown below.
Letizia finished the look with her Links of London Hope Egg earrings (£325), also a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge.
Queen Letizia joined husband King Felipe in Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia today to mark the town's Jubilee Year.
Their Majesties attended a ceremony at the Basilica Santuario de la Vera Cruz, where the town's famous Holy Cross relic is kept.
For her day in Murcia, Queen Letizia brought back an elegant grey Carolina Herrera ensemble which she premiered on the final day of the State visit to Portugal in November 2016. She also wore it in April this year at the 4th Educational Congress of Rare Diseases in Valencia.
Today Letizia teamed it with her Magrit 'Mila' snake-effect pumps and Lidia Faro python skin clutch bag.
She finished the look with her pave diamond teardrop dangle earrings.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over the Plenary Session of the Royal Board of the National Library of Spain on Friday.
Opened in 1712 and once owned by the Crown, the National Library of Spain receives and preserves copies of all books published in Spain. In addition, it treasures a valuable collection of incunabula, manuscripts, prints, drawings, photographs, and sound recordings.
Queen Letizia looked all business in her grey structured pant suit by Hugo Boss.
First worn in February for the Forum Against Cancer meeting in Madrid, the sleek set consists of the BOSS 'Jadela' Stretch Virgin Wool Asymmetrical Blazer and BOSS 'Tiluna' Stretch Virgin Wool Dress Pants. The blazer is currently discounted by 60% at Saks Off Fifth.
Today Letizia teamed it with her Lidia Faro python skin clutch bag and a new pair of loafer style pumps by Magrit. The bespoke design is based on the Spanish brand's 'Tania' model.
She finished the ensemble with her modern circles link earrings.
This evening the King and Queen of Spain delivered the XXXIV edition of the "Francisco Cerecedo" Journalism Award at the Hotel Ritz in Madrid.
The purpose of the annual award is to honor journalists who battle the pressures and influences of power, and promote freedom of expression.
Queen Letizia arrived at the hotel lobby wearing her black Carolina Herrera fur neck cape.
The piece is from the designer's CH Fall 2016 collection. Her Majesty debuted the stole on the eve of the Princess of Asturias Awards 2016 and she also wore it to this same event last year.
Once inside, Letizia removed the cape to reveal a glittering mini-dress consisting of layers of white flounce fabric decorated with shimmering sequins.
The look is daringly different to her previous sartorial choices for this annual event where she has always favoured black ensembles. It will be interesting to see if Her Majesty continues to introduce more colour in future years.
The flapper-style dress trimmed with thick black velvet straps and neckline is said to be a creation of Teresa Helbig dating back to 2008! We assume this piece by the Barcelona born and based fashion designer has been sitting in Letizia's closet for some time!
Having opted for a statement dress Letizia kept her accessories to a minimum teaming the tiered gown with her black Felipe Varela satin clutch bag and black Prada Saffiano print patent leather pointy toe pumps.
Her jewellery was also kept simple settling on her 'wedding' earrings which were a gift from her in-laws, and the mysterious encrusted ring.