The King & Queen of Spain undertook their first public engagement of the New Year today.
Their Majesties where joined by King Felipe's father and mother for 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.
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 an image gallery of Letizia's previous ensembles:
Letizia has only ever trusted Felipe Varela to outfit her for this special occasion. Today she opted for a luxurious midnight blue velvet gown by the Spanish designer. The straight silhouette is cinched in at the waist with a matching belt. Other features include a Peter Pan collar, front jewel buttons, peasant sleeves, and tonal embroidered floral detail on the skirt.
Here's a look at the back of the gown.
She harmonized the dress with tonal blue accessories which included her Felipe Varela clutch bag and a new pair of Lodi 'Rami' pumps (€130.00) in dark blue velvet.
Letizia wore her hair up in a beautiful chignon and finished the elagant look with her Bvlgari aquamarine teardrop earrings.