The King and Queen of Spain delivered the XXXV edition of the "Francisco Cerecedo" Journalism Award to Rubén Amón this evening at the Hotel Palace in Madrid.
The purpose of the annual award is to honor journalists who battle the pressures and influences of power, and promote freedom of expression.
Queen Letizia premiered a new Carolina Herrera V-neckline black neoprene dress with white cut-out detail at the waist and long midi flared skirt.
She coordinated the dress with a new pair of black and white pointed toe pumps. They are a bespoke design by Magrit.
The Queen also premiered a new braided clutch bag. It is the Bottega Veneta's iconic 'Knot' clutch (US$2,200). It features the classic intreccio Impero weave against a snakeskin trim, as well as the knotted top clasp made from the label's signature "Brunito" gunmetal-tone hardware. The bag is available from Bottega Veneta, and My Theresea.
Letizia finished the look with a new pair sparkly rhinestone hoop earrings.
Some have suggested the Coolook 'Venus' zirconia hoop earrings as a possibility, but they seem to have a hinge at the bottom, which Letizia's earrings do not have.
Queen Letizia has favored a dark palette for this event since 2004. For her first attendance as a newly crowned princess, Letizia wore a brown brocade coat. From 2005 it has become somewhat of tradition for Letizia to wear black to this awards ceremony. She was absent in 2006 having just given birth to her first child, Leonor. Last year she surprised us with a Teresa Helbig white flapper-style dress. This year it was back to black. Do you have a favourite look?