For her final public engagement of 2017, the Queen of Spain attended a meeting with the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) in Madrid.
As Honorary President of the association, Queen Letizia's role is to bring public attention to the subject of cancer research, and campaign for more resources. The AECC also works to improve the conditions for cancer patients and their relatives during treatment.
Queen Letizia arrived at the charity's headquarters looking festive in head-to-toe red.
She wrapped up warm in her red Hugo Boss 'Catifa' coat from the German brand's Resort 2016 collection.
Poking from the hem of her coat was a bold printed skirt of cream with red petal print which Letizia paired with her black Hugo Boss 'Famaurie' polo neck wool sweater. The skirt is reportedly by Carolina Herrera but I'm yet to find a stock photo of it.
The look was coordinated with red suede over-the-knee boots by Magrit, the brand's 'Francesca' model (US$688).
Letizia carried a new pair of sunglasses. They are the Hugo Boss cateye sunglasses with metal arms - Style BOSS 0892/S0S757HD - 58057643. The navy frame shades retail for £155 and are currently available at Hugo Boss and Farfetch.
She then finished off with her Zara laser cut leather crossbody bag and Yanes sunburst white gold and diamond earrings.
Their Majesties are expected to resume royal duties in the first week of the new year when they preside over the traditional celebration of the Pascua Militar on 6th January 2018.
Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year to all my readers!
The King and Queen of Spain hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace of Madrid for the President of Ecuador, Mr. Lenin Moreno and his wife to mark their official visit to Spain.
This was Queen Letizia's second engagement of the day. Earlier that morning she chaired a meeting with the the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Help against Drug Addiction (FAD) and presented the Prize for "Magistral Action 2017".
Her Majesty had no time to change for this afternoon's luncheon, and revived a Felipe Varela favorite for the back to back engagements.
The white wool crepe dress features a black and grey floral motif, buttoned front, banded waist and is finished with a Peter Pan collar.
The sheath dress made its debut in April 2012 at the 2012 Cervantes Prize, and she has gone on to wear it on many occassion since then.
Today Letizia styled it with the her Nina Ricci 'Arc' clutch and black LODI patent leather pumps.
She finished the look with her Australian pearl and diamond earrings.
Simple and chic on Day 4 in Senegal
On the final leg of her four-day visit to Senegal, Queen Letizia returned to the capital for a meeting with the "Women x Africa" Foundation, established in defense of the empowerment of women and commitment to Human Rights within Senegalese society.
Queen Letizia wrapped up her working tour to the west African country with a visit Village Pilote initiative, which aims to get homeless children off the streets and into accommodation.
Like yesterday's low-key ensemble, Queen Letizia was again on-point with her sartorial choice. She donned a simple white blouse and grey wide-leg trousers for the two engagements.
The relaxed-fit Hugo Boss BOSS 'Ivimea' top (US$285) features cropped sleeves with tie-up cuffs.
I believe the grey flecked trousers are from her Hugo Boss 'Jaelly' pant suit.
Letizia coordinated the peices with a new pair of black and white patterned flats. They are Hugo Boss 'Plica' ballerina pumps (€320). The slip-on flats featured a pointed cap toe. The style is available in limited sizes from Spartoo.
She finished the look with her trusty Chanel Comète Earrings.
Before leaving, Her Majesty received a hug from some of the villagers and a parting gift.
Queen Letizia left the capital of Dakar today to travel to the Ziguinchor region as she continued her four-day visit to Senegal to see first-hand the work carried out by the Spanish Cooperation in the west African country.
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 first stop was the Faculty of Medicine at the Ziguinchor University in Casamance where she attended the launch of a training program for medical professionals designed to help stop the practice of female genital mutilation in southern Senegal.
Later, the Queen of Spain visited a family agroecological farm being supported by the Spanish Cooperation.
Her Majesty concluded the day with a meeting of Spanish Cooperation volunteers in the Casamance area to learn more about the projects that are being carried out in the region.
Queen Letizia opted for a modest look today, a befitting choice given the sensitive content of her visit. Her low-key attire consisted of a khaki green blouse and her cream Massimo crepe trousers. Unfortunately we do not know the origin of the shirt.
On her feet she wore understated tan Oxford shoes which Letizia debuted in July 2013 on a visit to the Sierra de Guadarrama.
She finished off her discreet style with a simple low ponytail and small diamond stud earrings.
The Queen of Spain started Day 2 of her visit to Senegal with a meeting at the Technical Cooperation Office of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation in Dakar.
Her Majesty is on a four-day working tour of the west African country to see first-hand the work carried out by the Spanish Cooperation in Senegal. 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.
Following the meeting, Queen Letizia visited the "Aula Cervantes" on the campus of the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar to learn about the work of the Cervantes Institute in Senegal. The Institute offers a wide selection of Spanish language instruction programs at the university and Letizia meet some of the teachers and students of the program.
Queen Letizia stepped out today in a familiar look. She opted for a clean-cut professional style, wearing her light grey Hugo Boss separates and Carolina Herrera crosshatch houndstooth patterned blouse.
She has favoured this pairing since its debut in Puerto Rico in March 2016.
Letizia again teamed the ensemble with her tonal Magrit suede peep-toe pumps and Adolfo Dominguez top-stitch flap clutch bag.
She rounded out the look with her dainty Chanel Comète Earrings.
Queen Letizia made a wardrobe change for her afternoon engagements. At midday she attended a luncheon hosted by the First Lady of Senegal, Marième Faye.
Following the lunch at the Terrou-Bi Hotel, Her Majesty and the First Lady then visited the at the headquarters of the Red Cross in Senegal.
Queen Letizia concluded the day with a stopover at the Spanish Embassy in Dakar to meet with expats linked to the Spanish Cooperation.
She repeated a floral green Carolina Herrera dress she first wore on Day 1 of the State visit to Japan in April and again for a State lunch with the Costa Rican president in May.
Like previous occasions, Letizia coordinated the dress with her Magrit 'Gabriela' bag and matching D'Orsay pumps (a bespoke version of the brand's 'Alicia' style).
Today she accessorized with her amethyst drop earrings featuring green gemstone accents.
The origin of the earrings is unclear. They were first thought to be the Pomellato Bahia drop earrings however the prong settings and position of the green stones is different to Letizia's earrings and the brand denied ownership of the design. There is an Etsy store that has the exact design of Letizia's earrings which they claim is based on a Pomellato design. I contacted Pomellato and they confirmed that Letizia must be wearing a copy.
Tomorrow Queen Letizia will move to the Ziguinchor Region of Senegal to visit the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Assane Seck and later the agroecological farms of Naatangué in Casamance.
The Queen of Spain touched down in Dakar this evening for a four-day working visit to Senegal.
She was welcomed at the international airport by First Lady Marieme Faye Sall.
Queen Letizia arrived in the west African country wearing the Hugo Boss 'Franca' Stripe Dress. She first wore the monochrome dress for the opening of the school year in September. The dress remains available at House of Fraser in limited sizes.
Letizia teamed it with her black Magrit 'Mila' patent leather pumps and black Uterque croc stamped wristlet clutch.
She completed the ensemble with her dainty Chanel Comète Earrings.
Over the next few days, Queen Letizia will see first-hand the work carried out by the Spanish Cooperation in Senegal. 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.
This evening the King and Queen of Spain attended the 50th anniversary celebration of the Spanish sports newspaper, AS.
Their Majesties presented awards to Spain's top sportsmen and women at the gala event held at City Hall in Madrid.
Queen Letizia surprised us by debuting a new frock from Delpozo. This is the first piece she has worn by the Spanish heritage label. Founded by fashion designer Jesús del Pozo in 1974, the fashion house was renamed Delpozo, with Josep Font as its Creative Director, following the death of del Pozo in 2011. Today, it’s a key show at New York fashion week, where the label has become known for its feminine DNA, bold use of colour and architectural shapes, born out of the couture-like approach Font applies to his collections.
Spanish fashionistas and royal style watchers have long wondered when or if the Queen of Spain would don a piece by Delpozo. Tonight she put that to rest when she stepped out in a gorgeous insignia blue cocktail dress by the fashion house.
The dress is defined by a 3D rosette detail at the bodice and features an off-the-shoulder neckline, three quarter length sleeves, and a pencil midi skirt. It is from the Pre-Fall 2017 collection and retails for US$2,750. It is currently on sale at these retailers: Bergdorf Goodman ($1,650), Saks Fifth Avenue ($1,650), Farfetch ($1,650), Moda Operandi ($2,393), By Symphony ($2,909), Italist (€1599).
Letizia accessorized with her navy Felipe Varela satin clutch and navy Nina Ricci suede pumps.
Completing the look were her Chanel 'Plume' earrings.
I hope Delpozo becomes a staple part of Queen Letizia's wardrobe because the luxury prêt-à-couture fashion brand offers a wonderful collection of bold yet feminine designs.