The Spanish royal family attended National Day celebrations in Madrid today.
The patriotic commemoration marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival into the Americas on 12th October 1492, also known as Columbus Day in the United States.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia were accompanied by their daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia to preside over the traditional military parade of Fiesta Nacional de España.
Leonor opted for a patriotic red Carolina Herrera set with coordinating red shoes also by the Venezuelan-born designer. Younger sister Sofia wore a tweed Pili Carrera dress paired with blue and red two toned ballet flats by Carolina Herrera.
Meanwhile their mother looked elegant in a 1950's-inspired set by her go-to designer, Felipe Varela. The blue-grey outfit featured a belted woollen jacket and a matching box-pleated skirt detailed with a hand-embroidered floral motif on the front and back.
She accessorised with familiar pieces including her navy Nina Ricci suede pumps, midnight blue Felipe Varela pleated satin clutch, and Australian pearl earrings.
The highlight of today's ensemble was a pearl and diamond brooch pinned to Letizia's lapel. The Spanish royal heirloom is designed with a large round pearl surrounded by 12 diamonds and a teardrop pearl pendant suspended from a single diamond.
Letizia's mother-in-law, Queen Sofia wore the brooch on many occasions during her consortship but this was Letizia's first time wearing the piece.
Queen Letizia has predominantly favored tailored designs by Felipe Varela for this annual national day event. In 2010 she branched out and wore a relaxed pant and shawl ensemble. Letizia's smart casual approach didn't go down too well with everyone, and she has since rectified her faux pas in subsequent years.
What did you think of this year's outfit?