The King and Queen of Spain hosted the annual new year reception for the Cuerpo Diplomático (Diplomatic Corps) accredited in Spain at the Royal Palace of Madrid.
In the Throne Room, Their Majesties greeted the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Spain.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Spain, Bernardito Cleopas Auza, delivered his address which was followed by King Felipe VI's speech. You can watch the full event via YouTube:
There were no sartorial surprises from Queen Letizia today. She looked majestic in her royal blue wrap-style gown first worn for the 2020 Pascua Militar (shown below).
Below is a closer look at the top half of the long-sleeved dress featuring a shawl collar and rhinestone button on the side. The designer of the gown remains unknown.
Peeking under the hemline were the Nina Ricci pointed toe suede pumps.
Queen Letizia wore her hair in a tight bun and completed the regal ensemble with her cascading diamond earrings.
The Queen of Spain attended a working meeting with the Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases (FEDER) at the charity's headquarters in Madrid.
FEDER was established in 1999, it represents and defends the rights of people with rare diseases and suspected diagnosis. Assisting their inclusion and generating strategies that contribute to improving the quality of life of individuals and families.
Her Majesty annually meets with FEDER at the beginning of the year to learn about the challenges and opportunities of the organisation. Following their meeting in September last year, the discussion relating to COVID-19 continued, 9 out of 10 people have seen their care interrupted as a consequence of the health crisis. Queen Letizia was also informed of the values that will mark the new direction of FEDER, in line with the profiles recently incorporated by its Board of Directors: the role of small entities, the visibility of ultra-rare diseases and the role of generalist entities and service providers or international networking.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
BLAZER: HUGO 'Ajanisa' Windowpane Jacket (repeat).
PANTS: Hugo Boss 'Tipulida' Stretch Wool Suit Pants (repeat).
SHOES: Hugo Boss 'Royal' pointed toe ballerinas (repeat).
EARRINGS: Gold & Roses Double Dagger Earrings (repeat).
Queen Letizia keeps it neutral for the Strategic Council of the Women and Engineering Project
The Queen of Spain attended a meeting of the Strategic Council of the Women and Engineering Project on Tuesday.
The Council is an advisory body to the Women and Engineering project of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an inclusive project that is committed to diversity and the promotion of women in technical fields.
For arrival at the Headquarters of the Royal Academy of Engineering in Madrid, Queen Letizia wore her light sand Felipe Varela wool belted wrap coat draped over her glen check Hugo Boss double-breasted pant suit.
ID UPDATE (2 Dec 2021)
The coat is not the same as her light sand Felipe Varela coat. We got a better look at this coat when Letizia wore it in December 2021 for a visit to a monastery in Madrid. Detail photos of the lining reveal it to be a vintage peice by Caramelo.
Here's a better look at the suit from the front and back.
Today, Her Majesty opted for her taupe ribbed neck sweater which was first seen during a video conference call in April of 2020.
The piece was unidentified, but I found a match on eBay! It appears to be the Hugo Boss pure cashmere sweater.
Queen Letizia completed the ensemble with her black Hugo Boss 'Hazelle' leather boots.
Queen Letizia looks chic in draped COS dress for a meeting with the Fundación Telefónica
The Queen of Spain chaired a working meeting with the Fundación Telefónica Management Committee at their Headquarters in Madrid.
Her Majesty was informed of the work carried out by the entity through its four areas of activity: employability, education, digital culture and volunteering. In addition, the committee described the initiatives undertaken during the pandemic to help society and of the commitment to continue doing so in the 2021 strategic plan.
For over 20 years Fundación Telefónica has been working to be a catalyst for social inclusion in the digital age and contribute to creating a more just and supportive world. It trusts in the capabilities of new technologies to improve people's lives and reinforces its commitment to society so that no one is excluded from the benefits of progress.
Earlier in January, 'Storm Filomena' brought record-breaking snowfall and freezing temperatures to Spain. The government has since declared eight regions, including the capital Madrid as disaster zones. Queen Letizia's engagements last week were therefore postponed.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
DRESS: COS Draped-neck Ribbed Wool Dress (repeat). First worn February 2020.
COAT: Hugo Boss 'Capina' Cape (repeat).
BELT: Burberry black ruffle leather waist belt (repeat).
SHOES: Steve Madden 'Dominique' over-the-knee suede boots (repeat).
The King & Queen of Spain undertook their first public engagement of 2021.
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.
After the ordinance honours, the National Anthem, and a salute of 21 cannon shots, King Felipe VI reviewed the troops.
Their Majesties then moved to the Throne Room where they greeted the President of the Government, the Minister of Defense, the three Armies, the Royal and Military Orders of San Fernando and San Hermenegildo, the Civil Guard and the Brotherhood of Veterans.
Once the greetings had concluded the King awarded decorations to different members of the commissions and gave a speech. Due to the pandemic attendees were reduced and the event flowed faster than previous years.
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 since becoming Queen consort:
Today she opted for a black straight long skirt, offset with a white voluminous Maksu 'Fontana' silk blouse (€154) featuring an asymmetric placket with contrasting decorative buttons.
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 bespoke accessories in patent leather. She carried her pewter Felipe Varela envelope clutch, and on her feet were the Magrit 'Laura' pumps.
She finished the look with her black star-burst drop earrings with diamond hoops.
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.