The Spanish royal family invited the media to Marivent Palace today for the traditional photo session in the gardens of their summer residence on the island of Mallorca.
The family of four looked relaxed and casual as they posed for the cameras.
During the photocall the royal family greeted the media.
The annual summer portrait sitting at Marivent Palace was started by King Juan Carlos. Felipe has continued his father's tradition since his enthronement. Here's a look back at the photos from the past years since King Felipe's VI reign.
Queen Letizia looked youthful along side her beautiful daughters in a nautical-inspired outfit perfect for a beach-side vacation.
She wore white ankle-length trousers teamed with a new striped top by Mango.
It is the Spanish brand's 'Tulipa' striped knit top (US$49.99). The sleeveless design features ties on both sides and a scalloped hem. The white/black striped print is contrasted with a yellow yoke.
On her feet she wore a new pair of taupe RIA leather flat espadrille sandals. You may recall she owns a similar pair from the brand in sage green leather which she debuted for the summer photocall in 2015 (shown of the left).
Letizia finished the look with her Gold & Roses 'Milky Way' earrings (€319).
11 year old Princess Leonor looked radiant in a white Mango 'Alina' lace trim dress, while her younger sister, Infanta Sofia wore a pretty blue star print dress by Nanos.
Queen Letizia joined her husband today for engagements in Madrid to round out her last day of royal duties before the start of summer vacation.
First of their agenda was an audience with the Federation of Evangelical Religious Entities of Spain (FEREDE) at the Palace of Zarzuela.
Next, Their Majesties visited the headquarters of the dedicated telephone service "016" for victims of gender violence.
Letizia opted for an understated professional style in a combination of navy and white.
She teamed classic navy trouser pants with a white blouse. The relaxed-fit top features a pleated keyhole neckline and cap sleeves which drape at the back. Unfortunately, we are yet to establish the brand/designer of the piece.
We first got a glimpse of the blouse at the officially opening of the Vocational Training courses for the 2016/2017 academic year in October of 2016.
Letizia wore her navy Magrit leather pumps and offset the simple outfit with her reptile-embossed clutch bag by Italian brand, Coccinelle.
Letizia coordinated the look with her bespoke TOUS blue stone and baroque pearl dangle earrings.
As mentioned above, today was the last official engagement for the Queen of Spain before the royal family head to Mallorca for their annual holiday. They are expected to arrive on the Balearic island this weekend. Stay tuned for the traditional photo session in the gardens of Marivent Palace - their summer residence on the island of Mallorca!
The Queen of Spain was in Málaga today to attend a workshop with the executives of the Instituto Cervantes from around the world.
The Institutio Cervantes is a Spanish governmental institution which promotes Spanish culture and language across the world. The organization was established in 1991 and is named after Miguel de Cervantes who the wrote the classic novel ‘Don Quixote'.
Queen Letizia took inspiration from the institute's trademark colour and opted for an all-red ensemble.
She looked vibrant in her Nina Ricci crinkle-effect dress. The sleeveless red dress is still available at matchesfashion.com and reduced by 70% - now down to US$633.
She first wore the dress for the 'Let Girls Learn' conference which she jointly hosted with Michelle Obama in July last year.
Letizia teamed the dress with her Carolina Herrera 'Maysa' clutch bag and a new pair of high-heel slide sandals by Magrit - the Siivia model ($487).
She topped off the look with her TOUS gold long dangle earrings.
Queen Letizia returned to her hometown of Oviedo to inaugurate the 2017 summer courses of the International School of Music, which is supported by the Princess of Asturias Foundation.
Upon arrival, Queen Letizia spent time chatting and greeting the crowd that had gathered outside to catch a glimpse of their native royal.
Inside the Auditorium, there was a concert and presentation highlighting the activities of the prestigious school which offers summer courses, master classes, conferences and seminars in musical training, bringing young talent together with some of the most renowned names in music.
For today's outing, Queen Letizia refreshed her summer style with a green and white ensemble - a colour combination she seldom wears.
The emerald green pussy-bow blouse is an old piece that dates back to July 2012:
The sleeveless garment is by CH Carolina Herrera.
Today she teamed it with a new white midi skirt.
It is the Hugo Boss 'Vilori' pencil skirt made from from a textured cotton-blend fabric.
Letizia accessorized with her green Hugo Boss 'Berlin' clutch bag and beige Prada glossed Saffiano leather pointy-toe pumps .
She finished the look with her interchangable Bounkit earrings featuring a square Amethyst stone and Green Jade drop.
Letizia has inaugurated the summer music course since 2013. Here's a look back at her past outfits for this event:
What did you think of Letizia's outfit today?
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited Santo Toribio de Liebana Monastery in occasion of the Lebaniego Jubilee Year today.
Queen Letizia took a minimalist approach to her summer styling.
She paired her Hugo Boss 'Lamma' checked peplum top with her white Massimo Dutti crepe trousers.
Her Majesty debuted a pair of beige Uterque pumps with contrasting golden block heels. However, the style is not new and heralds from the brand's Fall/Winter 2013/14 campaign, which means Letizia has had them for a while!
She finsihed the look with her recently acquired Gold & Roses Double Dagger Earrings.
As one of the world's most stylish royals, it was a fitting choice to have Queen Letizia back to host the 4th edition of the National Fashion Awards.
Letizia, a long time champion of Spanish fashion, presented awards to the country's most acclaimed fashion industry professionals in Madrid today.
Her Majesty choose to repeat a pretty ivory flared dress by Carolina Herrera. It was an instant favourite amongst royal style watchers when she debuted it at the FEDEPE awards ceremony in July last year.
She accessorised with her current favourite combination consisting of her Lidia Faro python skin clutch bag and Magrit 'Mila' snake-effect pumps.
Letizia rounded off the look with her TOUS black diamond extra long string earrings which have been hiding in her jewelry box since their debut in May 2016.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia bade formal goodbyes to Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace this morning.
This was a poignant moment - it's probably the final time we will see Prince Philip on State Visit duties as he is set to retire in the Fall.
For the occasion, the Spanish queen channelled an elegant 1940's style in a satin midi skirt and white surplice neck blouse (currently unidentified).
Letizia made a sartorial nod to the host nation by stepping out in a skirt by British-born fashion retailer, Topshop. She wore the brand's Pleat Front Prom Skirt (£80) in a chic champagne colourway. The full skirt sits high on the waist with pretty front pleated panels and comes in a midi length. The skirt has sold out at Topshop but is currently available in very limited sizes at Selfridges.
Letizia offset the soft pink hue with merlot accents. On her feet she wore the LODI burgundy suede ankle strap pumps which she recently debuted at the Madrid Book Fair in May.
She carried a fun straw clutch by Spanish brand Suma Cruz who posted a photo of the bag on their Instagram page. It is reportedly a handmade piece especially for the queen.
Letizia again accessorized with Queen Sofia's gold set acorn pearl drop earrings which she first wore for the commencement of the State Visit.
Following the fond farewells at Buckingham Palace, The King and Queen of Spain continued their final day agenda of the State Visit. They headed to the Francis Crick Institute - a biomedical research centre in London, where they were greeted by Prince Andrew for a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities.
Their Majesties then headed out of London to Oxford - their final stop of the State Visit. Their tour of Oxford University started with a visit to the Weston Library where the original Spanish manuscripts of the Codex Mendoza, and the first edition of Don Quixote are preserved.
Following lunch at the Divinity School, the final engagement of the State Visit was a reception at Exeter College for Spanish citizens studying and working at the University.
Their Majesties received a formal send off at Royal Air Force Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, where the Lord Chamberlain said goodbye on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.
Thank you to all my loyal readers and newcomers to the blog for following along during these past three days. It has been exhausting but a lot of fun! If you would like to read more details about any of the events during the State Visit, I encourage you to check out the official Spanish Royal website www.casareal.es - it's in Spanish but Google Translate is helpful :)
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Day 2 of the State Visit to the UK started on a somber note for Queen Letizia. She joined her husband, King Felipe and Prince Harry for a wreath laying on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey.
Their Majesties signed the visitors book after touring the Abbey including a stop at the grave of Eleanor of Castile - one of the many medieval royals from Spain.
Then it was off to the Spanish Ambassador's residence for a reception with Spanish expats.
Queen Letizia stepped out today in a familiar look.
It is one she has worn on four previous occasions:
The outfit consists of the Carolina Herrera Flower Fil Coupe Party Skirt and a navy silk blouse.
She made some subtle changes to the ensemble today, swapping out her usual navy suede Carolina Herrera cross strap sandals for a patent leather version by Magrit. The silhouette of the shoe is based on the Spanish manufacturer's 'Marina' model (shown below), a style Letizia owns in a couple different colourways.
She carried a midnight blue satin pleated clutch bag which she debuted back in 2009 at the Prince of Asturias Awards ceremony.
The highlight of the look was the dazzling pair of diamond and turquoise earrings belonging to her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia.
On their final evening in the UK, The King and Queen of Spain attended a glittering banquet at the Guildhall hosted by the Lord Mayor of London in their honour.
Queen Letizia looked majestic in a sapphire blue asymmetric off-the-shoulder draped gown with a slender silhouette, reportedly a bespoke piece by her go-to designer, Carolina Herrera.
Letizia donned her beloved "Mellerio Floral" tiara and some serious statement earrings! The epaulette-style earrings appear to be made of diamonds and sapphire gems. I'll update the post if we get any more details about them.
She also accessorized with the "joyas de pasar" diamond bracelets stacked on one arm.
Her Majesty wore the Order of Carlos III sash pinned with a diamond Fleur de lys brooch originating from the centerpiece of her "Princess" tiara.
Tomorrow, the King and Queen of Spain will start the day with a formal farewell from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip on the steps of Buckingham Palace. The Spanish monarchs will then tour the Francis Crick Institute in London before heading to Oxford for their final engagement of the State Visit.
The King and Queen of Spain are on an official State Visit to the United Kingdom. The three-day visit will serve to highlight and strengthen the friendly relations between the two countries.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in London yesterday evening, with the visit proper commencing this morning when Their Majesties were formally greeted by The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at their hotel.
Charles and Camilla then accompanied them to the Horse Guards Parade for the official welcome by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
All the traditional elements of a State Visit played out including an inspection of the Guard of Honour by King Felipe and Prince Phillip, and a carriage procession along the Mall to Buckingham Palace.
Queen Letizia was a ray of sunshine as she kicked off the tour in a yellow ensemble by her designer of choice, Felipe Varela.
The bespoke set consisted of a lemon hued dress with guipure lace hem and a lighter shade summer tweed coat with the same trim.
As British protocol dedicates for such stately occasions, Queen Letizia wore a hat and gloves in a matching tone. This is the first occasion Her Majesty has worn a chapeau since becoming Queen consort in June 2014. The bespoke headpiece is by María Nieto.
On her feet she wore her beige Prada beige glossed Saffiano leather pointy-toe pumps and carried a new yellow leather flap clutch bag by Magrit.
The pearl drop earrings are the property of her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia. This is the first occasion Letizia has worn them.
Queen Elizabeth hosted a private lunch for her Spanish guests which was followed by a tour of a display of Spanish items in the Royal Collection.
Queen Letizia then made a quick wardrobe change for tea with Charles and Camilla at Clarence House before visiting the Palace of Westminster, where King Felipe addressed both Houses of Parliament.
In true diplomatic style, Her Majesty debuted a garnet red dress by British luxury fashion house, Burberry.
The Burberry Buckle Detail Satin-back Crepe Trench Dress is punctuated with buckle-trimmed epaulettes and a belted waist. It had an original price tag of £950 but is now discounted by 50% to £475.
On her feet she wore the nude Prada pumps from earlier and carried a red leather bag by Spanish footwear and accessories company, Menbur. It is the 'Malva' clutch (€174.95).
I initially thought it was new but it came to my attention that Letizia first sported the bag during the recent visit to the Canary Islands. It was unidentified at the time because we never got to see the logo motif on the front.
She completed the look with the ruby and diamond dove 'Saudi' earrings on loan from Queen Sofia, which Letizia first wore during the Japanese State visit.
The day was capped off with the much anticipated State Banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace.
Queen Letizia didn't disappointment in a regal red off-the-shoulder gown by Felipe Varela.
Her Majesty wore the Fleur de Lys tiara - the most prominent diadem that the Spanish royal family possesses. It is affectionately named the "La Buena," or "The Good One" by the royal family. This was Letizia's second time wearing the piece.
The tiara is one of the joyas de pasar, a collection of jewels designated by Queen Ena in her will for the select use of Spanish queens. The large diamond earrings and the weighty diamond bracelet that Letizia also wore tonight are part of that group as well.
She was decorated with the Order of Carlos III, whilst King Felipe proudly wore his new Order of the Garter, bestowed upon by Queen Elizabeth today.
Rounding off the outfit was her Magrit 'Mary' red satin clutch bag which we first saw a few weeks ago.
As many of you know, I also run the blog Kate's Closet, so this evening was a real treat for me, bringing together the two royal ladies I passionately follow! The Duchess of Cambridge looked lovely in a dusty pink lace Marchesa gown with the Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara, Diana's Collingwood Pearl and Diamond earrings, and the Ruby and Diamond Floral Bandeau Necklace on loan from Queen Elizabeth. You'll find a detailed account of her outfit on the Kate's Closet blog.
Well that's a wrap for today. I haven't slept in over 30 hours so I'm off to get some rest before we do it all again tomorrow. Cheers!
The King and Queen of Spain departed for an official State Visit to the United Kingdom today.
Their Majesties were farewelled with honors at Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport as they set off for London, where they will be greeted on behalf of The Queen by The Viscount Brookeborough, Lord-in-Waiting, this evening.
The trip marks their first State Visit to the UK. The last State Visit from Spain to the UK was in 1986 by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The royal couple will meet with Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May during their 3-day tour commencing on 12 July.
Queen Letizia jetted off in style, opting for her natural white Hugo Boss separates for the short flight north across the continent.
It's a piece she introduced during the tour of Honduras in May 2015 when she combined it with coordinating trousers.
On subsequent occasions, she has preferred to pair the BOSS 'Ileti' top with the matching BOSS 'Valeti' pencil skirt.
Letizia offset the minimalist look with edgy snakeskin accents. She carried her Lidia Faro python skin clutch bag and on her feet she wore the Magrit 'Mila' snake-effect pumps.
Letizia complemented the ensemble with her beloved white gold bezel set diamonds and Australian pearl earrings. They are reportedly a gift from Felipe on the occasion of Leonor's birth.
There was one unfamiliar addition to her outfit today. During the ceremonial farewell, Her Majesty popped on a new pair of shades.
They are the Hugo Boss 'BOSS 0888S' Black Cat Eye Sunglasses (US$170). They have a bold frame and a modern shape, offering a contemporary take on classic feminine style.
The twitter account, The Duke of Brittany @DukeOfBrittany shared this image of Their Majesties on arrival at Luton airport. It seems the weather was not on their side.
Here's another photo shared by the Royal Air Force twitter account.
On a final note, I'm thrilled to be quoted by The Telegraph on my thoughts about Queen Letizia's style ahead of the State Visit. You can read the article here: