Today, the King & Queen of Spain undertook their first public engagement of the New Year. They presided over the traditional celebration of the Pascua Militar, which is deeply rooted in the Spanish military and dates back to 1782 during the reign of Carlos III. The ceremony is held annually on the day of Epiphany at the Royal Palace of Madrid, and this was King Felipe's first as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
Following the parade, Their Majesties made their way to the Throne Room within the Palace to meet officials from the Ministry of Defence and the Civil Guard.
It is customary for royal women to wear a full length dress to the Pascua Militar ceremony, and today Queen Letizia opted to wear her teal Felipe Varela gown. The bespoke gown features embroidery down the sides and a beaded tonal belt at the waist. The long sleeve dress has a a scoop neckline and it is fabricated from double crepe wool.
The gown was first worn by Letizia in February 2014 at the Reception for the Diplomatic Corps.
Letizia color coordinated her accessories, wearing her bespoke Magrit platform pumps and matching clutch bag in teal suede.
She finished the outfit with her multi-stone TOUS 'Beethoven' earrings (£990) which she debuted in November 2014 at the Nutrition Conference in Rome.