Today, Queen Letizia attended a ceremony in honour of the Spanish Civil Guard at the Vitoria-Gasteiz barracks in Basque Country. In Spain, the Civil Guard is a military force charged with police duties both nationally and abroad.
She delivered the flag to the 11th National Teach Zone of the Civil Guard, and made a speech to the hundreds of Civil Guard officials and members of the public who had gathered for the occasion.
Tradition dedicates that the female bearer of the flag should wear black and accessorize with a Spanish mantilla. Prior to becoming Queen, Letizia had adhered to this dress code.
However on this instance, her first as Queen, Her Majesty broke with tradition and opted for a white ensemble. Although it is a tradition and not an obligation to wear black, I think Queen Letizia showed honour and respect for the occasion by repeating the outfit she wore on the day of her husband's Proclamation as King.
To refresh your memories, the ensemble consists of a Felipe Varela white sheath crepe dress topped with a matching coat featuring a neckline embellished with gradient ruby, amber and amethyst crystals. On her left chest was pinned the Commander dame's bow of the Order of Charles III which she also wore on the day of the Proclamation.
Today, Queen Letizia accessorised the outfit with her Magrit nude patent shoes and matching envelope clutch handbag.
Queen Letizia wore her hair up which showed off her pink pearl drop earrings.
While I was surprised Queen Letizia broke with sartorial tradition and recycled a historic outfit, I commend her for setting her own protocol. It reaffirms the modern Queen that she is.
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15/5/2015 01:47:53 pm
Black and mantilla is no tradition. Before Sofía established that dress code in the 1990s she and her daughters wore dresses in many colors and previous queens wore no mantillas and dresses in colours.
15/5/2015 01:56:40 pm
The Queen of Spain looks fantastic in the white ensemble. However, I was astonished to see her wearing her coronation dress a second time. I had expected to see the coronation dress one day in a Museum. And I'm still not convinced if it was the right choice to wear it a second time for this special event in honour of the Spanish Civil Guard. In my opinion it is not a question of modernity but a question of respect to tradition and culture which should be respected by the Casa Real.
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