This evening, the King and Queen of Spain delivered the XXXIII edition of the "Francisco Cerecedo" Journalism Award at the Hotel Ritz in Madrid.
The purpose of the annual award is to honor journalists who battle the pressures and influences of power, and promote freedom of expression.
Queen Letizia arrived at the hotel lobby wearing her black Carolina Herrera fur neck cape.
The piece is from the designer's current CH Fall 2016 collection. Her Majesty recently debuted the stole on the eve of the Princess of Asturias Awards 2016.
Queen Letizia has favored a dark palette for this event since 2004. For her first attendance as a newly crowned princess, Letizia wore a brown brocade coat. From 2005 it has become somewhat of tradition for Letizia to wear black to this awards ceremony. She was absent in 2006 having just given birth to her first child, Leonor.
Tonight she sported a new edgy black leather top by Uterque and paired it with her conventional black Hugo Boss trousers.
The Uterque nappa peplum top (£215) offers a tailored cut with cropped long sleeves and a round neck. It features silver-toned metallic studs on the collar, cuffs and waist.
Letizia coordinated her vamped-up style with a matching black studded bag also by Uterque which she premiered in May for the final of the Copa del Rey. On her feet she wore her trusty Magrit 'Mila' patent leather pumps.
Letizia softened her biker-chic vibe with a Chelsea blowout, smokey eyes and glossy red lips.
She accessorized with her modern circles link earrings whose origin remains unknown.
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