The King and Queen of Spain interrupted their summer vacation in Mallorca to attended solemn services for the victims of the Barcelona terror attacks that killed 14 people and wounded more than 120 last week.
On Saturday, Their Majesties visited the injured attack victims in local hospitals and met with medical staff caring for the wounded.
Queen Letizia opted for an understated professional look, teaming a black and white sleeveless blouse with black trouser and her Magrit pumps.
Later that day King Felipe and Queen Letizia placed a wreath and candles at the attack site on Barcelona's Las Ramblas promenade and signed a book of condolences at Barcelona city hall.
Letizia changed into her black Nina Ricci black cloqué dress for the commemorations.
On Sunday, Felipe and Letizia attended a solemn Mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia basilica.
The religious ceremony, presided over by the Cardinal Archbishop of Barcelona, Juan José Omella, was attended by about 3,500 people, including the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
Queen Letizia wore a sombre set consisting of her black Felipe Varela skirt suit, Magrit 'Mila' pumps and Carolina Herrera 'Astrud' clutch bag.
Today, the Spanish royal family chose the quaint town of Sóller for the backdrop of their second photo opportunity while on vacation on the island of Mallorca. Last week they posed for the media outside Marivent Palace, their summer residence in Palma.
They greeted shop owners and stopped to talk to locals as they walked down the cobbled streets.
The family of four spent the morning at the town's main attraction, the Can Prunera. It is a modern museum housed in an art nouveau mansion featuring a permanent collection of contemporary works, and temporary exhibitions by artists who have a connection to Mallorca.
Queen Letizia aired out her Palma closet and retrieved a white cotton dress she first wore on the island in the summer of 2011.
Th sleeveless shift dress is by Spanish fashion designer, Adolfo Domínguez.
She teamed it with her Uterque rhinestone encrusted sandals, also from her Mallorca wardrobe. Letizia first wore them in the summer of 2013.
She had black sunglasses hanging from her neckline and accessorized with her understated Chanel 'Comete' earrings.
Letizia completed her island style with a classic straw bag featuring brown leather shoulder straps. The brand of the tote is currently unknown.
The young princesses also wore casual summer dresses. Princess Leonor wore a striped flounce dress by Zara (sold out), while Infanta Sofia sported the Mango 'Fabiolap' dress (£19.99).
The King and Queen of Spain hosted the annual Balearic Islands reception this evening at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Mallorca.
They interrupted their tranquil summer vacation in the seaside city of Palma de Mallorca to host 450 guests from the Balearic community, including politicians, academics, welfare groups and sports personalities.
Their Majesties were joined by Felipe's mother, Queen Sofia. She looked beautiful in a black floral printed maxi dress.
Queen Letizia also wore a floral dress, but she opted for a short sheath silhouette and cream hue to highlight her summer glow.
The fitted dress has an all-over floral embroidered pattern with cap sleeves and a bateau neckline. It appears to be shirred on the left waist. The dress is reportedly a bespoke piece by Juan Duyos, and made from a manton de Manila. Manila shawls are an integral part of Spanish culture and this is a clever conversion by the Spanish designer.
Below we see Queen Sofia wearing a traditional manton de Manila during the State visit to Japan in 2008.
Letizia accessorised with familiar bespoke pieces by Magrit.
She complemented the floral print with a new pair of gold flower dangle earrings. The are 'Almond' Flower' gold earrings by Helena Nicolau (€110).
Tonight's ensemble was in keeping with last year's feminine style. However, Letizia's outfit choices for this annual event has been varied over the years. Here's a recollection of Letizia's past looks for the Balearic Islands reception:
What did you think of this evening's look?
The Spanish royal family invited the media to Marivent Palace today for the traditional photo session in the gardens of their summer residence on the island of Mallorca.
The family of four looked relaxed and casual as they posed for the cameras.
During the photocall the royal family greeted the media.
The annual summer portrait sitting at Marivent Palace was started by King Juan Carlos. Felipe has continued his father's tradition since his enthronement. Here's a look back at the photos from the past years since King Felipe's VI reign.
Queen Letizia looked youthful along side her beautiful daughters in a nautical-inspired outfit perfect for a beach-side vacation.
She wore white ankle-length trousers teamed with a new striped top by Mango.
It is the Spanish brand's 'Tulipa' striped knit top (US$49.99). The sleeveless design features ties on both sides and a scalloped hem. The white/black striped print is contrasted with a yellow yoke.
On her feet she wore a new pair of taupe RIA leather flat espadrille sandals. You may recall she owns a similar pair from the brand in sage green leather which she debuted for the summer photocall in 2015 (shown of the left).
Letizia finished the look with her Gold & Roses 'Milky Way' earrings (€319).
11 year old Princess Leonor looked radiant in a white Mango 'Alina' lace trim dress, while her younger sister, Infanta Sofia wore a pretty blue star print dress by Nanos.
Queen Letizia joined her husband today for engagements in Madrid to round out her last day of royal duties before the start of summer vacation.
First of their agenda was an audience with the Federation of Evangelical Religious Entities of Spain (FEREDE) at the Palace of Zarzuela.
Next, Their Majesties visited the headquarters of the dedicated telephone service "016" for victims of gender violence.
Letizia opted for an understated professional style in a combination of navy and white.
She teamed classic navy trouser pants with a new white blouse. The relaxed-fit top features a pleated keyhole neckline and cap sleeves which drape at the back. Unfortunately, we are yet to establish the brand/designer of the piece.
Letizia wore her navy Magrit leather pumps and offset the simple outfit with her reptile-embossed Adolfo Dominguez clutch bag.
Letizia coordinated the look with her bespoke TOUS blue stone and baroque pearl dangle earrings.
As mentioned above, today was the last official engagement for the Queen of Spain before the royal family head to Mallorca for their annual holiday. They are expected to arrive on the Balearic island this weekend. Stay tuned for the traditional photo session in the gardens of Marivent Palace - their summer residence on the island of Mallorca!
The Queen of Spain was in Málaga today to attend a workshop with the executives of the Instituto Cervantes from around the world.
The Institutio Cervantes is a Spanish governmental institution which promotes Spanish culture and language across the world. The organization was established in 1991 and is named after Miguel de Cervantes who the wrote the classic novel ‘Don Quixote'.
Queen Letizia took inspiration from the institute's trademark colour and opted for an all-red ensemble.
She looked vibrant in her Nina Ricci crinkle-effect dress. The sleeveless red dress is still available at matchesfashion.com and reduced by 70% - now down to US$633.
She first wore the dress for the 'Let Girls Learn' conference which she jointly hosted with Michelle Obama in July last year.
Letizia teamed the dress with her Carolina Herrera 'Maysa' clutch bag and a new pair of high-heel slide sandals by Magrit.
She topped off the look with her TOUS gold long dangle earrings.
Queen Letizia returned to her hometown of Oviedo to inaugurate the 2017 summer courses of the International School of Music, which is supported by the Princess of Asturias Foundation.
Upon arrival, Queen Letizia spent time chatting and greeting the crowd that had gathered outside to catch a glimpse of their native royal.
Inside the Auditorium, there was a concert and presentation highlighting the activities of the prestigious school which offers summer courses, master classes, conferences and seminars in musical training, bringing young talent together with some of the most renowned names in music.
For today's outing, Queen Letizia refreshed her summer style with a green and white ensemble - a colour combination she seldom wears.
The emerald green pussy-bow blouse is an old piece that dates back to July 2012:
Today she teamed it with a white cloqué pencil skirt. I believe the skirt is new but I have been unable to find any information regarding the brand/designer.
Letizia accessorized with her green Hugo Boss 'Berlin' clutch bag and nude Prada pointy-toe patent leather pumps.
She finished the look with her interchangable Bounkit earrings featuring a square Amethyst stone and Green Jade drop.
Letizia has inaugurated the summer music course since 2013. Here's a look back at her past outfits for this event:
What did you think of Letizia's outfit today?
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited Santo Toribio de Liebana Monastery in occasion of the Lebaniego Jubilee Year today.
Queen Letizia took a minimalist approach to her summer styling.
She paired her Hugo Boss 'Lamma' checked peplum top with her white Massimo Dutti crepe trousers.
Her Majesty debuted a pair of beige Uterque pumps with contrasting golden block heels. However, the style is not new and heralds from the brand's Fall/Winter 2013/14 campaign, which means Letizia has had them for a while!
She finsihed the look with her recently acquired Gold & Roses Double Dagger Earrings.
As one of the world's most stylish royals, it was a fitting choice to have Queen Letizia back to host the 4th edition of the National Fashion Awards.
Letizia, a long time champion of Spanish fashion, presented awards to the country's most acclaimed fashion industry professionals in Madrid today.
Her Majesty choose to repeat a pretty ivory flared dress by Carolina Herrera. It was an instant favourite amongst royal style watchers when she debuted it at the FEDEPE awards ceremony in July last year.
She accessorised with her current favourite combination consisting of her Lidia Faro python skin clutch bag and Magrit 'Mila' snake-effect pumps.
Letizia rounded off the look with her TOUS black diamond extra long string earrings which have been hiding in her jewelry box since their debut in May 2016.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia bade formal goodbyes to Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace this morning.
This was a poignant moment - it's probably the final time we will see Prince Philip on State Visit duties as he is set to retire in the Fall.
For the occasion, the Spanish queen channelled an elegant 1940's style in a satin midi skirt and white surplice neck blouse (currently unidentified).
Letizia made a sartorial nod to the host nation by stepping out in a skirt by British-born fashion retailer, Topshop. She wore the brand's Pleat Front Prom Skirt (£80) in a chic champagne colourway. The full skirt sits high on the waist with pretty front pleated panels and comes in a midi length. The skirt has sold out at Topshop but is currently available in very limited sizes at Selfridges.
Letizia offset the soft pink hue with merlot accents. On her feet she wore the LODI burgundy suede ankle strap pumps which she recently debuted at the Madrid Book Fair in May.
She carried a fun straw clutch by Spanish brand Suma Cruz who posted a photo of the bag on their Instagram page. It is reportedly a handmade piece especially for the queen.
Letizia again accessorized with Queen Sofia's gold set acorn pearl drop earrings which she first wore for the commencement of the State Visit.
Following the fond farewells at Buckingham Palace, The King and Queen of Spain continued their final day agenda of the State Visit. They headed to the Francis Crick Institute - a biomedical research centre in London, where they were greeted by Prince Andrew for a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities.
Their Majesties then headed out of London to Oxford - their final stop of the State Visit. Their tour of Oxford University started with a visit to the Weston Library where the original Spanish manuscripts of the Codex Mendoza, and the first edition of Don Quixote are preserved.
Following lunch at the Divinity School, the final engagement of the State Visit was a reception at Exeter College for Spanish citizens studying and working at the University.
Their Majesties received a formal send off at Royal Air Force Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, where the Lord Chamberlain said goodbye on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.
Thank you to all my loyal readers and newcomers to the blog for following along during these past three days. It has been exhausting but a lot of fun! If you would like to read more details about any of the events during the State Visit, I encourage you to check out the official Spanish Royal website www.casareal.es - it's in Spanish but Google Translate is helpful :)
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