The King and Queen of Spain presented the National Research Awards 2020 at the Royal Palace of El Pardo in Madrid on Monday.
The Awards were created in 1982 and are granted by the Secretary of State for Universities, Research, Development and Innovation. They represent the most prestigious recognition of Spain in the area of scientific research.
Researchers of Spanish nationality who achieve outstanding work in scientific fields of global relevance, and who contribute to the advancement of science and the progress of humanity are merited.
Queen Letizia donned a dark blue draped-neck ribbed wool dress by COS - a brand we have not seen her wear before. COS is a British-Swedish fashion label with a modern, functional, considered design. The brand creates understated pieces that are made to last beyond the season.
The COS Draped-neck Ribbed Wool Dress (US$175) is a long style shaped with a draped asymmetric neck. The dress is made from fine-knit wool with a ribbed pattern that travels in contrasting directions.
Letizia defined the waist with her black Burberry ruffled leather waist belt, shown below in a taupe colourway.
She brought back her black Steve Madden 'Dominique' over-the-knee suede boots.
Letizia finished the elegant look with her Bvlgari diamond and aquamarine white gold hoop earrings.