The King and Queen of Spain presented the National Research Awards 2020 at the Royal Palace of El Pardo in Madrid on Monday.
The Awards were created in 1982 and are granted by the Secretary of State for Universities, Research, Development and Innovation. They represent the most prestigious recognition of Spain in the area of scientific research.
Researchers of Spanish nationality who achieve outstanding work in scientific fields of global relevance, and who contribute to the advancement of science and the progress of humanity are merited.
Queen Letizia donned a dark blue draped-neck ribbed wool dress by COS - a brand we have not seen her wear before. COS is a British-Swedish fashion label with a modern, functional, considered design. The brand creates understated pieces that are made to last beyond the season.
The COS Draped-neck Ribbed Wool Dress (US$175) is a long style shaped with a draped asymmetric neck. The dress is made from fine-knit wool with a ribbed pattern that travels in contrasting directions.
Letizia defined the waist with her black Burberry ruffled leather waist belt, shown below in a taupe colourway.
She brought back her black Steve Madden 'Dominique' over-the-knee suede boots.
Letizia finished the elegant look with her Bvlgari diamond and aquamarine white gold hoop earrings.
The King and Queen of Spain visited Huelva and Cádiz for a day of events.
Their Majesties presided over the Scientific Congress closing the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Doñana National Park at Teatro Salvador Távora, Almonte, Huelva.
The 50th anniversary commemorates the natural and cultural heritage that the Doñana National Park brings to the Andalusian and national network of protected areas.
Following this, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited the Virgen del Rocío located in the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption) in Almonte. The occasion falls on the Mariano del Rocío Jubilee Year.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE - OUTFIT 1
DRESS: NEW! Emporio Armani Crepon long dress with polka dot jacquard motif (US$575).
SHOES: Carolina Herrera black sling-back pumps (repeat).
EARRINGS: White gold bezel set diamonds and Australian pearl earrings (repeat).
Later in the day, Their Majesties toured the Doñana National Park, an area of ecosystems that houses a rare biodiversity in Europe.
The marsh is a place of passage, breeding, and wintering for thousands of European and African birds. Seriously endangered species such as the Iberian imperial eagle and Liberian lynx reside there.
The King and Queen closed their day in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz. Received by the mayor Víctor Mora they unveiled a plaque commemorating the V Centenary of the First Circumnavigation of the World led by Magellan and concluded by Elcano.
They went on to a Visitor Center, Fábrica de Hielo where they saw a replica of the Victoria - the first ship to circumnavigate the globe. In 1519 five ships carrying 239 men left Seville, three years later 18 men returned on the Victoria, the only ship on the expedition that returned.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE - OUTFIT 2
JACKET: NEW! Khaki double button front military-style jacket (unidentified).
TOP: Mango 'Suiza' off-white silk shirt (repeat).
JEANS: NEW! Mango relaxed-fit jeans in white with contrast stitch. With thanks to eagle-eyed Nuria for noticing the M.N.G logo on the button!
Letizia's exact model is no longer available, but Mango has this similar style in stock on Mango.com for US$59.99.
BOOTS: NEW! Cognac leather boots with stacked block heel (unidentified).
EARRINGS: Gold bamboo design huggie hoop earrings (repeat).
The Queen of Spain attended the proclamation of the winner of the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards in the 'Scientific Research' category at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
Her Majesty conversed with students participating in an innovation workshop challenge, "Heal the world: small and large solutions to curb climate change".
The Award acknowledges young scientists with projects or research experiences in their field, that are entrepreneurial and innovative with strong potential for further development.
A video clip of today's event.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
PANT SUIT: BOSS 'Jericoa' Stretch Wool Double Breasted Blazer and the BOSS 'Tiluna' Stretch Wool Ankle Trousers (repeat).
TOP: Hugo Boss white long sleeve pleated neck blouse (repeat). Debuted July 2013 (shown below).
SHOES: HUGO 'Mayfair' pink patent block heel pump (repeat).
EARRINGS: Gold & Roses 'Skyline' crawler earrings (repeat).
The Queen of Spain attended "Safer Internet Day 2020" events at The Queen Sofía National Museum and Art Center in Madrid on Tuesday.
Safer Internet Day is a worldwide event that raises awareness about online safety and encourages everyone to help create a better internet.
The Spanish event was organised by the Secretaria de Estado para el Avance Digital (Secretary of State for Digital Advance), in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad - INCIBE (National Cybersecurity Institute).
Her Majesty attended a presentation and then visited the exhibition area where companies showcased solutions, services, and initiatives related to the safe and responsible use of the internet by children and young people.
While walking around the Queen greeted attendees, including some of the 200 students that participated in the day.
Queen Letizia brought back the outfit she wore for the presentation of the III 'International Friendship Award' in October of last year (shown below). A break down of today's ensemble is outlined below.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
TOP: Sandro Black Silk Shirt with V Neck (repeat).
SKIRT: Massimo Dutti Pointed Check Wool Skirt (repeat).
SHOES: Prada Saffiano print patent leather pointy toe pumps (repeat).
EARRINGS: Gold & Roses Double Dagger Earrings (repeat).
Casa Real released a series of ten new official portraits of the Spanish royal family on Monday.
In the photos dubbed "The Gala King and Queen" His Majesty King Felipe VI wore the uniform of the Capitán General del Ejército de Tierra.
Queen Letizia wore her fuchsia pink Carolina Herrera floral embroidered gown decorated with the blue and white sash of the Dame Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III. The gown was first seen at the gala dinner celebrating the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito last October.
Her Majesty donned the Fleur de Lys tiara, a diadem exclusively reserved for Spanish queens. It is the most prominent tiara that the Spanish royal family possesses and it is affectionately named the "La Buena," or "The Good One" by the royal family.
Letizia complemented the tiara with the joyas de pasar diamond earrings and bracelets.
On her sash was pinned the fleur de lys diamond brooch which originates from the centrepiece of her "Princess" tiara.
In the only family portrait of the series, Queen Letizia wore her red Carolina Herrera piped sheath dress which she debuted on a visit to Covadonga in September 2018.
She premiered the same design in blue for the portrait below.
The photographs were taken by Estela de Castro at the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Palace of Zarzuela. The use of natural light is the main element that characterizes Ms. Castro's professional work in her photographic portraits.
The new portraits will be officially distributed through the National Heritage website (www.patrimonionacional.es).
The King and Queen of Spain visited Écija, Sevilla for a day of events.
Their Majesties received a warm welcome from the locals who had gathered to see them.
They began the day holding a meeting with the Corporación Municipal de Écija (Municipal Corporation of Écija) at Palacio de Benamejí, headquarters of the Museo Histórico Municipal. They toured the museum whose aim is to contribute to the cultural revitalization and scientific research in the region.
Afterward, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia traveled to the educational center C D P Escuelas Profesionales de la Sagrada Familia Fundación Peñaflor (Professional Schools Sagrada Familia-Peñaflor Foundation) - winner of the Princess of Girona Foundation (FPdGI) 'School of the Year Award 2019'.
FPdGI rewards the achievements of schools that are committed to talent development and educational innovation in favor of a fairer society and a better world.
Before delivering the award 'School of the Year' Their Majesties toured the building meeting teachers and students. They were warmly greeted by the crowds who had gathered to wait for them.
Queen Letizia brought back the Victoria Beckham coordinating leopard print blouse and skirt she debuted last November at events marking the 10th anniversary of the Princess of Girona Foundation (shown below).
On her feet she wore her navy suede Carolina Herrera slingback pumps.
Letizia topped off the outfit with her TOUS bluestone and baroque pearl dangle earrings.
There are many delightful photos from today's visit to Écija, and it is evident Their Majesties had a wonderful time meeting the locals, especially the students. I encourage you to head over to the Casa Real website to see the full gallery of images.
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.
Their Majesties greeted foreign diplomats and ambassadors as they arrived for the reception.
In the Throne Room, the speech of the Apostolic Nunciature to Spain was given, and King Felipe VI delivered his address.
There were no sartorial surprises from Queen Letizia today. She looked majestic in her midnight blue Felipe Varela velvet gown first worn for the 2018 Pascua Militar (shown below).
She again accessorised the floor-length dress with her Bvlgari aquamarine teardrop earrings.
It appears Queen Letizia wore her black patent platform pumps by Magrit.
The Queen of Spain chaired the IX Forum Against Cancer meeting in Madrid today, organized as part of the events to mark World Cancer Day.
Her Majesty delivered a short speech to open the session in her role as honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).
The focus of this year's forum was to illustrate the economic and social impact of cancer, to frame it within the WHO international strategy on noncommunicable diseases, while promoting cultural change in Spain to decrease the economic and social costs of cancer through prevention and health advocacy.
WHAT QUEEN LETIZIA WORE
COAT: NEW! Carolina Herrera Checked Cloth Cape from FW 2017 Collection.
TOP: NEW! Uterque white shirt with snap-button detail.
SKIRT: NEW! Black panelled leather A-line skirt (unidentified).
A closer look at the seam and panel detail.
HANDBAG: Carolina Herrera 'Astrud' black clutch bag with metal bar flap (repeat).
SHOES: Magrit black leather pumps (repeat).
EARRINGS: Gold bamboo design huggie hoop earrings (repeat).
The Spanish Royal Family attend the Solemne Ceremonia de Apertura de la XIV Legislatura (Solemn Opening Ceremony of the XIV Legislature) at Palacio de las Cortes in Madrid.
The Solemn Opening of the Legislature takes place after the investiture of the President has been confirmed by the Government Congress of Deputies.
King Felipe VI delivered his speech and declared the XIV Constitutional Legislature open. The royal family posed for photos after the cereminal opening.
A military parade of the Armed Forces closed the act.
Queen Letizia wore a new cream long-sleeve dress featuring an asymmetrical hemline and frayed finishes. Other design elements include a frayed inset waistband and a slit neckline. Unfortunately we have no information about the designer.
She offset the solid hued dress with her studded snakeskin accessories by Magrit.
Queen Letizia rugged up outside with her black Carolina Herrera (faux?) fur collar cape.
She finsihed the elegant ensemble with her diamond and large pearl drop earrings.