The King and Queen of Spain hosted the pre-ceremony lunch of the 'Miguel de Cervantes' award today.
Held at the Royal Palace of Madrid, the lunch brings together authorities, academics, editors, critics, teachers, booksellers and writers to honor the award-winner on the eve of the ceremony of delivery, which will take place at the University of Alcalá.
Queen Letizia looked elegant in her mint green creation by Felipe Varela. Her Majesty debuted the coordinating dress and guipure lace topper at Infanta Sofia's First Communion in 2017.
She again accessorized the ensemble with her diamond cluster drop earrings. We first saw the earrings in October 2014 for the opening night of the Prince of Asturias Awards. Their provenance remains unknown.
Today Letizia released a new clutch bag and matching cross strap suede pumps in a complementary mint hue. The bespoke pieces are from her go-to accessories brand, Magrit. The cross-strap pumps are modelled on Magrit's 'Laura' style (US$353).
Today's sartorial decision to opt for a repeat is consistent with previous years. Here's a look back at Letizia's past looks for this annual luncheon since she become Queen consort. What did you think of this year's outfit?
27/4/2018 02:02:25 pm
Very pretty....LOVE the shoes. The way she styled the outfit this year, I like better than the last time she wore it. I also like the 2017 outfit by Felipe Varela...darling.
27/4/2018 04:48:26 pm
Elizabeth, the University is called , "Alcalá de Henares", because is located in that town and it's where Miguel de Cervantes was born. 😍
27/4/2018 07:43:12 pm
I didn't realise the connection that Miguel de Cervantes was born in the town of Alcalá de Henares! Thanks for sharing this tidbit! The official name of the college is the "University of Alcalá" as stated on the university's website and Wikipedia: https://www.uah.es/en/
27/4/2018 07:52:29 pm
Yes!! It wasn't a mistake, only a note.. quibbling... We say the full name because there are more towns called "Alcalá...de..."., as you only know this, no trouble.
27/4/2018 07:57:48 pm
I always appreciate your input 😙
27/4/2018 08:04:46 pm
Many thanks!! I enjoy your blog, very professional. History as well as fashion and always very respectful with our Royal family.
27/4/2018 09:36:15 pm
I like the concept of a coat over a matching dress. However, this particular outfit has too much lace on the sleeves & sides of the coat. It's a bit overwhelming and looks matronly. This looks like an outfit someone much older than Letizia should be wearing. I love the shoes - very beautiful.
27/4/2018 10:02:02 pm
Well, it's nice that Letizia dressed up for Cervantes, as he is, in my opinion, one of the world's finest writers ever. However, this is a mother-of-the bride outfit, which I normally have nothing against, but I hate two things about this one: the guipure and the colour.
28/4/2018 01:20:30 am
I thought "mother-of-the-bride" too when seeing this outfit. However, I figured that could just be my American fashion viewpoint as in other parts of the world this ensemble might not say that.
28/4/2018 10:07:45 am
I agree. It's elegant but not interesting.
27/4/2018 10:46:43 pm
Mother-of-the-groom?? In Spain groom's mom acompany him by the aisle to the altar. I'm not sure, I reckon in Britain it's a man, as Harry and William.
29/4/2018 02:07:59 pm
This outfit is so conservative, especially when contrasted with Letizia's wonderfully cool outfits in 2016 and 2017.
8/5/2018 01:32:49 am
I love the use of the rich guipure adding queenliness to the outfit without resort to ostentation, I think the whole works perfectly for a formal royal engagement. I don't like the cross-strap shoes with it so much though, the fine straps are a shade cluttered against all the lace embellishment on the coat and I think it looks better with a classic court.
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