The Queen of Spain traveled to the historic port city of Valencia today to deliver the 29th edition of the Rey Jaime I Prizes.
The annual awards were created in 1989 through the initiative of the Valencian Foundation for Advanced Studies. The prizes, worth €100,000, are presented to individuals for significant contributions in scientific research within Spain.
For her day in Valencia, Queen Letizia stepped out in a new Felipe Varela number. At first glance I thought it was a repeat of her white Sahara tweed skirt suit also by the Spanish designer.
The new tweed piece is a fitted dress with notched collar, silver snap button bodice and patch pockets at the hips. The design of the bespoke dress takes inspiration from these pieces in Varela's Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
Letizia cinched the dress with a silver wide belt, which coordinated well with the silver hardware and metallic thread woven into the tweed fabric.
She carried her white Felipe Prieto flap leather clutch bag, and on her feet she wore the pewter Magrit 'Barbara' pumps.
Letizia finished the ensemble with her diamond teardrop earrings. They aren't part of her usual rotation of jewels and I believe the last time we saw them was in November 2014 when she attended the Francisco Cerecedo Journalism Award ceremony.
The Queen of Spain attended the 'Mariano de Cavia', 'Luca de Tena' and 'Mingote' Journalism Awards gala dinner this evening hosted by Spain's national newspaper, ABC.
The awards are the oldest and most prestigious honours in Spanish journalism and Queen Letizia, a former journalist, was on hand to deliver the €10,000 prize to this year's recipients.
Queen Letizia is usually accompanied by her husband at this annual black-tie event, but Her Majesty went solo tonight and stepped out in a burgundy Angel Schlesser Sleeveless Jumpsuit (€430).
The contemporary piece from the Spanish designer's current Fall/Winter collection is fashioned with a v-neck and wide trouser leg. The jumpsuit comes complete with a matching belt.
She also championed Spanish fashion in the accessories department. Tonight Letizia debuted the Tita Madrid 'Spiga' pink clutch (€290) - a handbag made from pink cowhide leather and designed with a chevron patterned velvet flap front in a mix of burgundy, mustard, pink and nude tones. Founded in 2013, Tita Madrid is a luxury handbag brand that prides itself on its Made in Spain label and eclectic design.
On her feet, we saw the return of her well-worn LODI 'Sara' ombre patent pumps.
Letizia offset the look with her dazzling Yanes diamond girandole earrings, Cartier diamond column bracelet and green stone ring.
We conclude with a gallery of Letizia's past looks for this black-tie awards gala. Do you have a favourite?
A throwback to London in Geneva
The Queen of Spain jetted off to Geneva today to meet with the new Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
For her day in Switzerland, Queen Letizia brought back the garnet red Burberry Buckle Detail Satin-back Crepe Trench Dress, a piece she premiered on the first day of the State Visit to the United Kingdom in July.
Letizia opted for a monochrome look and accessorized with her Lodi 'Debra' bordeaux patent heels and a "new" red Reliquiae 'Archy' clutch bag (€530).
You may recall she also owns this style in black which she debuted in March 2015.
The current 'Archy' models feature an embossed logo on the bottom right hand corner rather than the gold hardware logo. I suspect Letizia has had this clutch in her closet for a couple of years and bought it at the same time as the black one.
On arrival at the WHO headquarters, Letizia wrapped up in her Carolina Herrera double-face wool coat.
Letizia carried a pair of sunglasses which appear to be by Carolina Herrera.
She finished the ensemble with her cabochon garnet dangle earrings.
On the final day of the Princess of Asturias Awards, King Felipe & Queen Letizia paid a visit to Porenu village in Villaviciosa, this year's winner of the Exemplary Town of Asturias Award.
Each year, a town in the Asturias region is recognized for making an extraordinary contribution to protect and conserve the environmental, historical or artistic settings of its surroundings, or carried out exceptional community work.
During their visit Their Majesties toured the village and met the locals.
The royal couple were perfectly matched for the occasion, both opting for blue and grey tones.
Queen Letizia sported a semi-professional look consisting of her cornflower blue Hugo Boss sweater and a new pair of grey Massimo Dutti Checked Wide-Leg Trousers (£74.95).
She coordinated the blue and grey tones with her navy Hugo Boss slim belt, charcoal Magrit suede platform pumps, and blue Adolfo Dominguez foldover clutch - a style she also owns in fuschia pink.
Letizia topped off the ensemble with her Elena C mini butterfly earrings.
Queen Letizia brings a touch of the Orient to the Princess of Asturias awards ceremony
On Friday evening, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia presided over the 2017 Princess of Asturias awards ceremony held at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo.
As in previous years, Their Majesties were joined by Felipe's mother, Queen Sofia for the traditional walk on the blue carpet.
Once inside the theater, Felipe and Letizia took their places at the head table to deliver the awards, while Sofia went to the Royal Box.
The Princess of Asturias Awards is a series of annual prizes awarded by the Princess of Asturias Foundation to individuals, entities or organisations who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs. Founded in 1980 by Felipe, it was previously known as the Prince of Asturias Awards but renamed in 2015 to reflect the country's new heir to the Spanish throne, Princess Leonor.
This event is one of the most anticipated on the Spanish royal calendar and we are always excited to see what Queen Letizia will premier at this annual gala. Tonight she did not disappoint! Letizia channelled 1950's glamour in a white and black embroidered Felipe Varela gown.
The elegant fit-and-flare silk dress is fused with oriental touches and finished with a wide black beaded waist.
Letizia has only ever trusted the Spanish couturier to outfit her for this special occasion since her first attendance in 2004. Letizia was absent in 2005 due to the impending birth of Princess Leonor.
Queen Letizia coordinated this evening's look with her black Felipe Varela satin clutch and black LODI patent leather pumps.
She accessorised with her Cartier white gold and diamond column bracelet and the mysterious ring which has almost been a permanent feature on her hand since she debuted it last month.
The Spanish queen topped off her glamorous style with her gala-favorite De Grisogono black diamond teardrop earrings, and wore her hair up in a sophisticated chignon which featured a sweeping fringe.
The King and Queen of Spain began their second day in Oviedo at the Reconquista Hotel where they met with the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award laureates.
For this morning's event Her Majesty premiered a floaty floral dress by Carolina Herrera.
The dusty pink fit-and-flare dress features a semi-sheer silk organza overlay decorated with embroidered pink, red and green floral motifs. Below we see the same fabric on the Carolina Herrera Floral Embroidered Organza Gown from the designer's Resort 2018 collection.
This is the second piece Letizia has added to her closet from the collection. Last month she stepped out in a blue floral number for events in Palma de Mallorca.
Letizia complemented the rich red accents of the dress with her burgundy Uterque curved heel suede pumps.
Always a stickler for coordination, the Queen further married the pink and green colour scheme with her TOUS ruby and emerald earrings.
Letizia again wore the ring she debuted for a visit to the Segundo de Chomón Secondary School on Sep 27th. She also wore it last night for the Princess of Asturias Awards concert. The origin and significance of the piece remains a mystery. I suspect it may have been a birthday gift since she was first seen wearing it shortly after her 45th birthday.
The King and Queen of Spain traveled to Oviedo today to preside over the 2017 Princess of Asturias Awards. Over the next few days, King Felipe and Queen Letizia will deliver a series of prizes to individuals, entities or companies from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs.
The Foundation was established in 1980 by the then twelve-year-old Felipe, Prince of Asturias. The annual awards are presented in Oviedo, the capital of the Principality of Asturias. Since the accession of Felipe VI as King of Spain, the foundation and the awards were renamed as the Princess of Asturias Foundation in accordance with the new heir to the Spanish throne, Leonor, Princess of Asturias.
On the eve of the official award ceremonies, Their Majesties attended an orchestral concert.
We expected to see Her Majesty in a black Felipe Varela number like she has donned for the past three years since attending in her role as Queen consort.
But this evening she stepped out in a contemporary peacock blue dress, with a silhouette reminiscent of a ballroom gown.
The Spanish Queen did however remain faithful to the fashion house of her head designer, Felipe Varela. The midi dress is fashioned with a fitted sleeveless bodice, round neck, drop-waist and a flared pleated skirt.
Letizia outfitted the dress with her black Tod's rhinestone toggle clutch and navy Nina Ricci suede pumps.
Tonight we saw the return of the glittering Yanes blue topaz chandelier earrings which have not been seen since Letizia first wore them for the wedding of Prince Nicolas of Greece with Tatiana Blatnik in 2010.
Letizia also accessorized with the joyas de pasar diamond bracelets stacked on one arm for maximum glitz. The bracelets are a legacy from Queen Victoria Eugenie "Ena" of Spain and part of the collection of jewels designated by Ena in her will for the exclusive use of Spanish queens.
She also wore her mysterious green stone ring which first made an appearance when she visited the Segundo de Chomón Secondary School to officially open the Vocational Training courses on Sep 30th.
Queen Letizia complemented her elegant style with a sleek ponytail softened by her side swept fringe.
So nice, she bought it twice!
The Queen of Spain welcomed audiences at the Palace of Zarzuela today.
Letizia deviated from her typical tailored style and instead debuted a pretty green Zara floral printed midi dress (US$89.90). The breezy chiffon dress features a gathered round neckline, and smock detailing at the waist and cuffs.
The dress is a Autumnal update of the pink Zara printed dress she premiered in July last year. The silhouette and detailing of the two dresses are identical but the new print has been subdued for Fall.
Letizia complemented the rich red accents of the dress with her burgundy Uterque curved heel suede pumps.
She finished the ensemble her Coolook 'Sarin' earrings.
The Spanish royal family attended National Day celebrations in Madrid today.
The patriotic commemoration marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival into the Americas on 12th October 1492, also known as Columbus Day in the United States.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia were accompanied by their daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia to preside over the traditional military parade of Fiesta Nacional de España.
Leonor opted for a patriotic red Carolina Herrera set with coordinating red shoes also by the Venezuelan-born designer. Younger sister Sofia wore a tweed Pili Carrera dress paired with blue and red two toned ballet flats by Carolina Herrera.
Meanwhile their mother looked elegant in a 1950's-inspired set by her go-to designer, Felipe Varela. The blue-grey outfit featured a belted woollen jacket and a matching box-pleated skirt detailed with a hand-embroidered floral motif on the front and back.
She accessorised with familiar pieces including her navy Nina Ricci suede pumps, midnight blue Felipe Varela pleated satin clutch, and Australian pearl earrings.
The highlight of today's ensemble was a pearl and diamond brooch pinned to Letizia's lapel. The Spanish royal heirloom is designed with a large round pearl surrounded by 12 diamonds and a teardrop pearl pendant suspended from a single diamond.
Letizia's mother-in-law, Queen Sofia wore the brooch on many occasions during her consortship but this was Letizia's first time wearing the piece.
Queen Letizia has predominantly favored tailored designs by Felipe Varela for this annual national day event. In 2010 she branched out and wore a relaxed pant and shawl ensemble. Letizia's smart casual approach didn't go down too well with everyone, and she has since rectified her faux pas in subsequent years.
What did you think of this year's outfit?