The King & Queen of Spain undertook their first public engagement of 2022 on January 6th.
Their Majesties 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.
Following the parade, King Felipe and Queen Letizia made their way to the Throne Room within the Palace to meet officials from the Government, the Ministry of Defence and the Civil Guard.
You can watch the event in full on You Tube:
As tradition dedicates, Queen Letizia wore a long dress. It is customary for royal women to wear a full length gown for the Pascua Militar ceremony.
Below is a look back at Letizia's previous ensembles since becoming Queen consort.
Today she opted for a dark blue gown featuring long sleeves, v-neckline, stand collar, a buttoned front, self-tie belt, and a full skirt.
The fabric has a tonal moiré pattern throughout. The designer of the piece is currently unknown.
During the outdoor ceremony, Queen Letizia wore her black (faux?) fur jacket.
Pinned to her chest was the 'joyas de pasar' pearl and diamond brooch set aside by Queen Victoria Eugenia (Ena) for the excusive use of Spanish queens. Queen Ena described it as "a brooch with a large pale gray pearl surrounded by diamonds and from which hangs a pear-shaped pearl". During the ceremony, the brooch fell and King Felipe picked it up for her.
Letizia pinned the the brooch back on her dress once she was inside the Palace.
Queen Letizia accessorized with her Bulgari blue topaz and diamond hoops, and for the first time we see a second piercing on Queen Letizia's earlobe featuring a tiny stud earrings.
There are no clear photos of the shoes, but they appear to be platform pumps in either navy or black suede.