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.
In his role as as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, King Felipe VI reviewed the troops of the Royal Guard.
Following the parade, Their Majesties made their way to the Throne Room within the Palace to greet officials from the Ministry of Defense and the Civil Guard.
As tradition dedicates, Queen Letizia wore a long dress. It is customary for royal women to wear a full length skirt to the Pascua Militar ceremony. Here's a look back at Letizia's previous outfits:
Today, Queen Letizia donned a new maxi dress from Felipe Varela. She teamed the dress with her white peplum blazer also by Varela. She first wore the jacket during her recent visit to Washington DC.
The bottom half of the skirt featured a cut-out pattern with scalloped hem and white lining. It was finished with a back slit.
On her feet were the Magrit perforated black suede pumps. They are a bespoke version of the Magrit 'Estela' heels and were first worn in late October 2014 for the Prince of Asturias Awards 2014. Queen Letizia also accessorized with her Cucareliquia 'Archy' handbag (note: the company has rebranded and are now called Reliquia.)
Queen Letzia had her hair pulled back in an elegant chignon, and completing her look were the TOUS cultured freshwater pearl drop earrings.
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