Queen Letizia was again today at the Royal Palace of Madrid where she presided over the commemorative event for the 40th anniversary of The Public State Employment Service (SEPE - Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal: previous National Employment Institute).
Following the ceremony, Her Majesty visited the exhibitors of different National Heritage Workshop Schools and learned about the work of the students in crafts such as saddlery, binding, furniture and construction, and gardening.
For this event, the Spanish queen recycled her Carolina Herrera stone double-face wool coat.
Underneath it, she wore a white blouse (possibly her Hugo Boss 'Banika' pussycat bow blouse - first worn at the 2015 National Awards for Innovation and Design), and a new pair of taupe trousers with a tonal check pattern (unidentified).
Letizia complemented the look with familiar camel hued pieces; the Carolina Herrera Camelot color block handbag, and Hugo Boss camel leather block heel pumps.
She finished the ensemble with her Gold & Roses 'Skyline' crawler earrings (€2,107).
On Wednesday evening, King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia held a gala dinner at the Royal Palace of Madrid for the President of China and his wife, who are on a State visit to Spain.
Queen Letizia chose the understated black Felipe Varela velvet gown for the glittering event, which she debuted at last year's State gala dinner for the visiting Argentine president and First Lady.
Tonight, Her Majesty wore the Queen Maria Christina’s Cartier Loop Tiara for the first time!
The diadem is made of diamonds and pearls and set in platinum, and reportedly made by Cartier. This hefty tiara was a wedding present to Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria for her wedding to King Alfonso XII of Spain in 1879. The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor has a detailed write-up on the piece.
Queen Letizia complemented the tiara with joyas de pasar pieces including the large chaton diamond earrings, and double diamond bracelets which she stacked on one arm for maximum glitz.
Her Majesty donned the Order of Carlos III sash pinned with a diamond Fleur de lys brooch originating from the centerpiece of her "Princess" tiara.
A closer look at Letizia's elegant up-do.
King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia formally welcomed President Xi Jinping of China and his wife who are on a three-day State visit to Spain.
The official ceremony was held at the Royal Palace of Madrid which included the playing of each country's national anthem and a Royal Guard parade.
Following the ceremony, Her Majesty together with the First Lady of the People's Republic of China, Peng Liyuan, visited the Teatro Real (Royal Theater) of Madrid.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
COAT: NEW! Carolina Herrera pink brushed wool coat from designer's F/W 2017 collection
DRESS: NEW! ASOS DESIGN midi dress with pretty floral and bird embroidery (US$119)
HANDBAG: A custom pale dusty pink flap clutch bag by Magrit based on the brand's 'Ivi' model.
SHOES: Custom pale dusty pink leather and suede trim pumps based on the Magrit 'Ivonne' model.
EARRINGS: Coolook 'Sarin' earrings (€167)
King Felipe and Queen Letizia hosted a private dinner at the Palace of La Zarzuela this evening for President Xi Jinping of China and his wife who are on a three-day State visit to Spain.
Queen Letizia looked dazzling in her peacock blue Felipe Varela midi dress, first worn at the 2017 Princess of Asturias Awards concert.
She again teamed it with her navy Nina Ricci suede pumps.
Letizia accessorized with her Bvlgari aquamarine teardrop earrings, and a 'joyas de pasar' bracelet for the stately occasion.
The Queen of Spain was on hand today to deliver the 10th edition of the "BBVA Integra Awards" to the Juan XXIII Roncalli Foundation.
The "BBVA Integra Award" recognizes the work of entities that develop work integration projects for people with disabilities, and that launch new initiatives that generate employment in this area.
Queen Letizia recycled her black Hugo Boss 'Mele' coat and her Mango 'Kennedy' Prince of Wales suit trousers.
A new piece was the Hugo Boss 'Bilinka' blouse (£179). It's from a previous collection, so it's possible she has owned it for some years now.
Another novelty is the custom black and white Magrit 'Ivi' leather clutch bag which coordinates with her pumps, also by the Spanish accessories brand.
She completed the look with her TOUS cultured freshwater pearl drop earrings.
NOTE: We are still in the midst of uploading catch-up posts from late October which we will do in parallel with current engagement posts.
A week ago I made the tough decision to quit the Queen Letizia Style blog. In that time I have been flooded with supportive emails and comments, and I have been overwhelmed by the reaction. To be honest, I had no idea how much this blog meant to many of you.
I also received a few requests for contributors to keep the blog going, and today I am pleased to announce that Alessandra will be joining me to help continue the work!
Over the next couple of weeks, we will upload catch up posts, and hopefully by the start of the New Year we should have everything up-to-date!
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- Elizabeth xo
It is with a heavy heart that I announce I will be quitting the Queen Letizia Style blog effective from today. As many of you know I run a few royal fashion blogs but over the last few months I have become overwhelmed with the amount of work that is required to maintain them all. I tried to make it work, but I found I was also falling behind on my other blogs. It was not an easy decision to let one go.
This has nothing to do with which royal lady I favour, but for the record I think Letizia is in a league of her own when it comes to fashion, and her style is the one I resonate with the most. However, blogging about the Spanish queen is much MORE difficult and time consuming for me because getting access to information and identifying her clothing is more arduous. There is not a large community of royal fashion watchers to assist me with clothing IDs. I mostly have to do it on my own. Also I don't speak Spanish so interpreting events took time.
I will keep the Queen Letizia Style blog live as a resource for those interested in looking back at Letizia's style since becoming Queen consort.
Thank you to all my readers for following along this journey with me, and I hope you will support and follow my other blogs; Kate's Closet, Meghan's Fashion, and Princess Charlotte Style.
- Elizabeth xo