Later, Queen Letizia met with representatives of the Federación Española de Daño Cerebral (FEDACE).
It was day of audiences at the Palace of Zarzuela for the Queen of Spain. Her Majesty first met with the winning team of the XXXIX Edition of the Handball "Copa de S.M. la Reina."
Later, Queen Letizia met with representatives of the Federación Española de Daño Cerebral (FEDACE).
The Spanish queen looked chic and professional in a classic black and white ensemble.
Letizia teamed black slim trousers with a new grid pattern knit top by Hugo Boss. It is the BOSS 'Ferie' short-sleeved sweater (£219).
It features a distinctive check and double-layered effect achieved with a tube jacquard construction. Made from viscose, this contemporary top is styled with a high crew neckline.
I believe the trousers are also new. They appear to have a pleated front and side zip closure.
She coordinated the look with her bespoke black and white Magrit pointed toe pumps.
Letizia topped off the outfit with her old favourites, the white gold 'Linear' earrings by Laura Marquez (shown below in yellow gold).
King Felipe and Queen Letizia opened the 39th edition of the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Madrid today.
The 5 day event will bring together more than 9,000 companies from 165 countries with 200,000 visitors.
Their Majesties toured the halls and met with some of the exhibitors of the fair.
Sartorially speaking, Letizia typically plays it safe for this annual event, and usually opts for a pant suit.
Today the Spanish Queen mixed it up with a interesting new blouse and checked handkerchief skirt.
The top is the Massimo Dutti Limited Edition Silk Blouse With Pleated Capelet (£79.99 / SOLD OUT) from the brand's Fall 2018 Limited Edition collection. The blouse with pleated capelet detail, made of 100% mulberry silk, features a straight fit, a round neckline, single-button fastening at the back and long puff sleeves.
Letizia teamed it with a new skirt also by the Spanish high-street label. The Massimo Dutti Pointed Check Wool Skirt (£89.95) in a toffee hue has an A-line silhouette and is fashioned with an asymmetric hemline.
She highlighted the outfit with her brown Hugo Boss 'Luxury Staple C' leather clutch bag (US$595), and on her feet, Letizia wore were her Magrit 'Laura' pumps in custom camel leather.
She added a romantic touch to the ensemble with her Tous 'New Romance' earrings, first worn for an audience hearing in July 2018.
The King and Queen of Spain hosted the annual Diplomatic Corps reception at the Royal Palace of Madrid today.
Their Majesties greeted foreign diplomats and ambassadors as they arrived in the palace's Throne Room.
Queen Letizia looked resplendent in a new burgundy maxi skirt teamed with her white Hugo Boss 'Blusil' Stretch Silk Blouse.
The slim full length skirt has a mock wrap silhouette with buttons at the left hip and contrasting satin trim. The brand/designer is unknown but it's reportedly NOT by Felipe Varela.
On her feet she wore her Uterqüe curved heel burgundy suede pumps.
Letizia finished the look with her diamonds cascading earrings, first worn at the Prince of Asturias concert in 2014.
The Queen of Spain received in audience the organizing entities of Fruit Attraction; the international fair of the fruit and vegetable sector, which celebrated its tenth anniversary.
For today's hearing at the Palace of Zarzuela, Queen Letizia wore a black sweater teamed with a new Zara Snakeskin Print Belted Skirt (US$69.90 / SOLD OUT).
The midi length flowy pleated skirt features a front button closure, and comes complete with a black contrasting belt.
Letizia opted to wear it with her own black wide belt made from a reptile skin, a piece which dates back to November 2016.
She complemented the outfit with her Magrit 'Francesca' black suede over-the-knee boots.
Letizia topped off the look with her Coolook 'Venus' zirconia hop earrings.
The Queen of Spain met with the board of directors of the Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases (FEDER) today of which she is honorary president.
Her Majesty stepped out in a mix and match of familiar pieces. She arrived at the organisation's headquarters in Madrid wearing her black trench-style wool coat which she first wore last January for the Fundéu BBVA meeting in the Spanish capital.
The single breasted coat is reportedly by Hugo Boss but I have been unable to find a stock photo of the style. Here's a look at the back of the coat with its classic trench-coat detailing.
Underneath it Letizia wore her Hugo Boss 'Keili' tweed jacket, and a simple black knit top paired with basic black trousers.
You may recall the jacket is part of set which Letizia has worn on a number of occasions since she debuted it at FEDER's World Rare Disease Day ceremony in March last year.
Today the Spanish queen complemented the business ensemble with her black Hugo Boss 'Fanila' clutch and a new custom pair of black leather pumps by Magrit.
Letizia finished the look with wore her Chanel 'Comète' Earrings in 18K white gold and diamonds.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia were accompanied by Felipe's parents, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia to deliver the 2017 edition of the National Sports Awards.
The awards are issued by the Spanish Sports Council and recognize exceptional athletic performance, and also recognize individuals or entities who have made a significant contribution to the promotion of sport.
For today's ceremony held at the Royal Palace of El Pardo near Madrid, Queen Letizia brought back the red Carolina Herrera stretch-wool peplum dress.
She debuted the sheath dress in 2015 during a visit to Milan for the official ceremony of World Food Day, and wore it again in 2016 for the 'Miguel de Cervantes' award luncheon.
Like Her Majesty has done on the past two occasions she has worn the dress, sheaccessorized with her TOUS gold long dangle shell earrings.
Today Letizia teamed the dress with her Carolina Herrera 'Maysa' clutch bag, and Magrit 'Liza' pumps in a custom red suede.
Queen Letizia attended a meeting with the Foundation Against Drug Addiction (FAD) today at their headquarters in Madrid.
The Spanish queen wore a mix of familiar pieces, including her black Zara Military jacket, which she teamed with her white Hugo blouse first worn in June 2015.
Letizia sported a new pair of black pants which appear to be the Hugo Boss 'Hervas' slim-fit cropped trousers (£149), featuring a seam down the centre front.
She carried her Hugo Boss 'Fanila' clutch, and on her feet she wore the Hugo Boss 'Staple R100-C' Black Crocodile-Embossed Pumps.
Letizia topped off the outfit with her Gold & Roses 'Skyline' crawler earrings (€2,107).
The King & Queen of Spain undertook their first public engagement of the New Year today.
Their Majesties presided over the traditional celebration of the Pascua Militar, which is deeply rooted in the Spanish military and dates back to 1782 during the reign of Carlos III. The ceremony is held annually on the day of Epiphany at the Royal Palace of Madrid.
Following the parade, King Felipe and Queen Letizia made their way to the Throne Room within the Palace to meet officials from the Government, the Ministry of Defence and the Civil Guard.
As tradition dedicates, Queen Letizia wore a long dress. It is customary for royal women to wear a full length gown to the Pascua Militar ceremony. Below is a look back at Letizia's previous ensembles:
Today she opted for a luxurious midnight blue velvet gown and a new navy Emporio Armani metallic-tweed jacket (Was US$745 - Now $372). It's believed that the dress is the same as the one she wore for the 2012 and 2014 Pascua Militar.
Her Majesty rugged up with her black Carolina Herrera fur collar cape when she arrived at the palace for the parade.
Letizia teamed the look with matching blue suede accessories by Magrit. She carried the 'Liz' handbag (€200) featuring a flap with peak turns.
On her feet were the Magrit 'Liza' pumps (€310) with a pointed toe, heart shaped vamp, and a retro-inspired heel.
Letizia opted for her dainty TOUS White Gold Puppies Earrings with Diamonds (US$640).
The highlight of today's ensemble was the 'joyas de pasar' pearl and diamond brooch. This is the first occasion we have seen Her Majesty wear the heirloom piece reserved for the exclusive use of Spanish queens.
As Queen Victoria Eugenia (Ena) described it, it's "a brooch with a large pale gray pearl surrounded by diamonds and from which hangs a pear-shaped pearl". Below is a picture of Queen Ena wearing the brooch circa 1920's.
Later that afternoon, the Spanish royal family were pictured leaving Zarzuela Palace en route to the home of Letizia's father for private celebrations marking the Feast of the Epiphany.
For her final public engagement of 2018, the Queen of Spain attended the 5th edition of the National Fashion Industry Awards at the Museo del Traje in Madrid.
Letizia, a long time champion of Spanish fashion, presented awards to the country's most acclaimed fashion industry professionals.
Sartorially speaking, Queen Letizia ended the year in a similar way she started it - with a royal recycle from her mother-in-law!
The red blouson dress (or separates) once belonged to Queen Sofia, and date back to 1980 when she and her husband visited Denmark.
You may recall Queen Letizia first wore a vintage dress from Queen Sofia's closet in January for King Don Juan Carlos 80th Birthday celebration.
Letizia teamed the vintage piece with her custom red Magrit suede pointed vamp pumps and Carolina Herrera 'Maysa' clutch bag.
She rounded off the all-red ensemble with her cabochon ruby and diamond dangle earrings.
Below is a recollection of Letizia's past looks for this annual event which launched in 2014. She did not attend the 2015 ceremony because her grandfather passed away the night before the event, so she received the winners at the Palace of La Zarzuela in April 2016.
Their Majesties are expected to resume royal duties in the first week of the new year when they preside over the traditional celebration of the Pascua Militar on 6th January 2019.
Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year to all my readers!
- Elizabeth xo
The King and Queen of Spain attended the annual 'Mariano de Cavia', 'Luca de Tena' and 'Mingote' Journalism Awards gala dinner this evening hosted by Spain's national newspaper, ABC.
The awards are the oldest and most prestigious honours in Spanish journalism and Queen Letizia, a former journalist, was on hand to deliver the €10,000 prize to this year's recipients.
Queen Letizia stepped out for the black-tie event in her Carolina Herrera Dégradé Sequin Silk Midi Dress which she premiered at the Israeli reception in November last year.
She again teamed the sparkly cocktail dress with her black LODI straight-cut vamp patent pumps.
Letizia carried her custom black Magrit 'Nassa' clutch.
She arrived at the event wearing a new black coat. I believe it may be velvet or short faux fur with a full faux fur trim.
Her Majesty finished the look with the joyas de pasar diamond chanton earrings - a collection of jewels designated by Queen Ena in her will for the select use of Spanish queens.