The Queen of Spain traveled to the historic port city of Valencia today to deliver the 29th edition of the Rey Jaime I Prizes.
The annual awards were created in 1989 through the initiative of the Valencian Foundation for Advanced Studies. The prizes, worth €100,000, are presented to individuals for significant contributions in scientific research within Spain.
For her day in Valencia, Queen Letizia stepped out in a new Felipe Varela number. At first glance I thought it was a repeat of her white Sahara tweed skirt suit also by the Spanish designer.
The new tweed piece is a fitted dress with notched collar, silver snap button bodice and patch pockets at the hips. The design of the bespoke dress takes inspiration from these pieces in Varela's Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
Letizia cinched the dress with a silver wide belt, which coordinated well with the silver hardware and metallic thread woven into the tweed fabric.
She carried her white Felipe Prieto flap leather clutch bag, and on her feet she wore the pewter Magrit 'Barbara' pumps.
Letizia finished the ensemble with her diamond teardrop earrings. They aren't part of her usual rotation of jewels and I believe the last time we saw them was in November 2014 when she attended the Francisco Cerecedo Journalism Award ceremony.