The Queen of Spain was in Switzerland today to visit the headquarters of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in Geneva.
Queen Letizia attended meetings in her role as Honorary President of the Spanish Association against Cancer (AECC) to explore how Spain can be more active in the international fight against cancer.
WHAT LETIZIA WORE
DRESS: Carolina Herrera grey double-face wool dress from Fall 2016 collection. Debuted November 2016.
SHOES: Magrit studded snakeskin pumps. Debuted February 2018.
BAG: Magrit studded snakeskin clutch bag - custom piece based on 'Lula' bag (€300). Debuted February 2018.
Queen Letizia was in La Rioja today to preside over the opening of the XIII International Seminar on Language and Journalism.
Before the meeting, Her Majesty greeted the crowd that had gathered outside the Monastery of San Millán de Yuso.
WHAT LETIZIA WORE
PANTS: Uterque black nappa leather leggings. Debuted May 2017.
HANDBAG: Magrit black smooth leather envelope clutch bag. Debuted August 2017.
SHOES: Carolina Herrera black patent and suede pumps. Debuted Nov 2014.
GALLERY: Letizia has attended the seminar since 2010. Here's a look back at her past outfits for this annual event:
King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcomed Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and her husband His Royal Highness Prince Radu at their home today in the Palace of Zarzuela.
Their Majesties hosted a luncheon for the Romanian royal couple and were joined by Felipe's parents, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia marked Armed Forces Day with events in the city of Logroño, located in northern Spain. The annual occasion honours men and women who serve/served in the Spanish armed forces.
WHAT LETIZIA WORE
COAT: Carolina Herrera pink orchid print double-breasted coat. Debuted April 2018.
HANDBAG: Felipe Varela dusty pink suede clutch. Debuted Oct 2012
EARRINGS: Coolook 'Sarin' earrings featuring aventurine quartz and pink quartz stones. Debuted June 2017.
HAIR: Chignon bun
GALLERY: a look back at Letizia attending Armed Forces Day events in previous years.
Note from the editor:
Moving forward, this will be the new format of the Queen Letizia Style blog. Sadly I am finding less time to devote to the blog and this format ensures I get the posts up quickly with all the important style details presented in a simple format but without descriptive text. I want to keep this blog going for as long as possible and I hope this new format will provide a way for me to do it efficiently. Please let me know what you think.
- Elizabeth xo
On her final day in the Caribbean, Queen Letizia visited the neighborhood of Cité Soleil in Haiti to see first hand the projects funded by the Spanish cooperation to help improve the welfare of its residents.
Queen Letizia was on point again today in another low-key ensemble befitting the occasion.
She contrasted her relaxed fitting fuchsia blouse by Uterque with slim white trousers.
On her feet she wore a new pair of flat espadrilles from Spanish brand Gaimo. They are the 'Ruleta' model featuring a suede leather upper with zip detail on top, and jute platform. Unfortunately this colourway has sold out but the style is currently available in silver leather.
Letizia again kept her jewelry simple, opting to re-wear her dainty diamond stud earrings for the third consecutive day.
And finally, I believe she carried her Adolfo Dominguez pink foldover clutch.
There are so many delightful pictures from this event so I encourage you to check them out at Getty Images!
Queen Letizia headed back to the capital for lunch with the President and First Lady of Haiti at the National Palace.
Her Majesty looked elegant in a high-waisted floral printed skirt and sleeveless blouse as she arrived at the palace.
The pretty midi skirt is by Sweet Matitos, a Spanish clothing brand based in Barcelona. The 'Girasol' cotton-blend skirt is from the label's Spring/Summer 2018 collection and retails for €351.
The floral print skirt was paired with an off-white Zara draped linen top (US$49.99).
The Spanish queen teamed the outfit with her white Felipe Preito Clutch and pale pink LODI 'Vela' suede pumps.
Letizia's Coolook 'Nereida' earrings tied in perfectly with the colour theme.
Following the luncheon Queen Letizia visited Haiti National Museum (MUPANAH) together with the First Lady and attended a meeting there with a group of leader Haitian women to receive information about the economic and healthcare access situation of women in the country.
Queen Letizia concluded her Spanish Cooperation tour with a visit to the Liceo Alexandre Petion where she meet with students and teachers of Spanish. Her Majesty received a beautiful portrait drawn by a student as a parting gift.
Queen Letizia sports three different outfits on Day 2 of the Spanish Cooperation tour of the Caribbean
We were treated to three different outfits on Day 2 of Queen Letizia's visit to the Caribbean nations of the Dominican Republic and Haiti where she is getting a first-hand look at project supported by the Spanish Cooperation.
For her first engagement of the day at an organic banana cooperative in the town of Azua Letizia debuted a chic floral printed jumpsuit and espadrille wedges.
The jumpsuit is by Uterque and features short flutter sleeves, culotte style leg, and a sash belt at the waist (sold out).
The wedges are the Mint&Rose 'Sardinia' espadrilles in beige suede (€114.95).
Letizia complemented the pink floral accents with her pink Uterqüe quilted handbag.
Rounding off her look were dianty diamond stud earrings from yesterday.
At noon, Her Majesty farewelled the Dominican Republic and arrived shortly after in Haiti where she was welcomed by the First Lady, Martine Marie Étienne Joseph at Toussaint Louverture International Airport in the capital of Port-au-Prince.
Letizia disembarked from the flight decked in Hugo Boss from top to toe. You may recall she first wore the pink sleeveless blouse as part of set back in June 2016, but today she opted to pair it with her black HUGO 'Heylen' trousers featuring pearl details (£189).
On her feet were the BOSS Bella Ballerina pumps with asymmetric strap (£269) which she debuted on the weekend during a girls day out in Madrid.
For her final engagement of the day, Queen Letizia chaired a meeting at the Technical Cooperation Office of Haiti, supported by the Spanish Cooperation.
She wore a relaxed lounge suit featuring a textured blazer with belted wait and matching fluid trousers. The set is by Spanish high-street brand Intropia.
The vanilla embossed blazer with tie (£209) and coordinating embossed pants (£140) can be purchased separately.
Underneath the jacket Letizia wore a nude pink embroidered camisole top from Zara. The slinky tank features a V-neckline with adjustable shoulder straps and embroidered detail on the front side with split hem. The top is available at Zara stores for US$35.90.
Letizia completed the cool and casual vibe of her ensemble with a pair of pink leather loafers by Uterque (£99.00) featuring a gold-tone horsebit link detail on the vamp.
Tomorrow will be Queen Letizia's final day of the Spanish Cooperation tour of the Caribbean. She will visit the neighborhood of Cité Soleil ahead of a meeting at Presidential Place where she will have lunch with President of Haiti.
The Queen of Spain is on a 3-day visit to the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti to see first-hand the projects carried out by Spanish Cooperation in both Caribbean countries. The Spanish Cooperation is the sum of all people, institutions, resources and skills that Spain offers to developing countries with the end goal of contributing to human development, the eradication of poverty and full access to rights.
Her Majesty arrived in the Dominican Republic on Sunday with the program proper being today. Her first stop was the town of Monte Plata, where the Spanish cooperation has underway a water distribution project in a very disadvantaged area.
Letizia looked cool and comfortable in low-key yet professional ensemble for this morning's tour.
She combined her white Massimo Dutti crepe trousers with a new striped blouse (£59.95) also by the Spanish high-street label.
She coordinated the pieces with a navy single-breasted blazer. It is the BOSS 'Juicy' jacket by Hugo Boss (US$575) - a style she also owns in black.
Letizia carried her blue Hugo Boss suede bag which she premiered in 2013, and on her feet were a new pair of woven oxford shoes which are yet to be identified.
She completed the look with dainty diamond stud earrings.
Following this, Queen Letizia headed back to the capital for lunch with the President and First Lady of the Dominican Republic at the Presidential Palace in Santo Domingo.
Afterward Her Majesty visited the Spanish Cultural Center for an event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the presence of the Spanish Cooperation in the Dominican Republic.
Letizia brought her style 'A' game and knocked it out of the park in a white and black polka-dot printed frock by her go-to fashion house, Carolina Herrera.
The sleeveless silk gauze dress features a halter neckline and sash belt at the waistline. The piece is from the designer's Evening 2018 collection and retails for €590. It is currently only available at flagship stores.
We saw the return of her black Magrit illusion d'Orsay pointed-toe pumps which she only debuted last week at a luncheon for the President of Colombia.
Always a stickler for coordination Letizia further married the white and black colour scheme with her Coolook two-tone onyx 'Luna' earrings (€333).
Tomorrow's program will see Her Majesty visit the towns of Azua and Baní, before continuing on to Haiti for the second part of her Spanish Cooperation tour in the Caribbean.
On Saturday the Spanish royal ladies went to watch the musical ‘Billy Elliot’ at the New Alcala Theatre in Madrid.
Queen Letizia was accompanied by her two daughters Leonor and Sofia, her mother Paloma Rocasolano, and mother-in-law Queen Sofia. They were also joined by Queen Sofia's two other granddaughters, Victoria and Irene.
Letizia wore a white printed blouse and solid black skinny pants. Unfortunately I have not had time to identify the pieces because I've been too busy with covering the Royal Wedding! If you recognize the blouse, please drop me a line :)
ID UPDATE (17 Oct 2022): The blouse may possibly be by IRO Paris. I've been unable to find a stock image of Letizia's top, but the IRO 'Naomie' Top has a similar metallic print.
Letizia complemented her understated style with a new pair of black patent flats. They are the BOSS Bella Ballerina pumps with asymmetric strap (£269).
Letizia finished the look with edgy Gold & Roses Double Dagger Earrings.
The Queen of Spain visited the facilities of the Military Emergencies Unit today located at Torrejón Air Base in Madrid.
The Military Emergencies Unit (Spanish: Unidad Militar de Emergencias, UME) is a department of the Spanish Armed Forces, which is responsible for providing disaster aid across Spain. Her Majesty toured the training facilities and attended a meeting to receive information about the duties of the UME.
Queen Letizia stepped out in a timeless combination of black and white for today's outing.
She debuted a textured white Adolfo Dominguez straight-cut collarless coat (€270) fashioned with a minimal silhouette and cropped raglan sleeves.
She teamed it with a new black satin lace-trimmed camisole (unidentified) and her Hugo Boss 'Heylen' trousers (£189) which she first wore in Mérida earlier this year.
Letizia coordinated the ensemble with her white & black Felipe Varela ruched clutch bag, and her black Carolina Herrera pointed-toe suede pumps.
She accessorized with beloved Gold & Roses Double Dagger Earrings.
We had a unexpected surprise this evening. King Felipe joined his wife, Queen Letizia at the Spanish finals of the FameLab International competition. It was scheduled to be a solo event attended by Her Majesty, but at the last minute King Felipe decided to join his wife.
FameLab, founded in the United Kingdom, is an annual communications competition designed to give scientists and engineers a platform to share their enthusiasm for their subject with the public. The contestants are required to break down their science, technology and engineering concepts into fun and entertaining three minute presentations. The winner from each participating country gets to battle it out at the FameLab International Grand Final in June at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
There was also a pleasant surprise on the sartorial front. Her Majesty looked effortless in an all-white ensemble by Pedro del Hierro. It features an asymmetrical overlay hemline and cross straps which create a draped open back.
The set is from the Spanish designer's 2017/18 fiesta collection and marks the first occasion Her Majesty has worn a peice by the eponymous label.
Letizia kept her accessories neutral. She carried her Adolfo Domínguez python clutch and on her feet were her nude Prada patent leather pumps.
She complemented the look with her Arabel Lebrusan Filigree Links Bangle (£745) made of recycled silver and plated with yellow gold. Letizia premiered the bracelet back in September 2012, but this is the first time she has worn it since becoming Queen consort.
Letizia completed the outfit with her hammered gold Bimba Y Lola earrings.
What did you think of this year's ensemble compared to Letizia's previous looks for this annual event?