On Monday evening King Felipe VI & Queen Letizia held a gala dinner at the Royal Palace of Madrid for the President of Israel and his wife who are on a State visit to Spain.
The State banquet was also attended by representatives of government, business leaders, cultural ambassadors and the media from both countries.
Queen Letizia wore a mix of familiar pieces to create a stately ensemble.
She dug deep into her closet to revive a black and white patterned mermaid skirt by Lorenzo Caprile. Letizia first wore the piece for an official trip to New York in 2004. Tonight she teamed the skirt with a black bustier style top also by the Spanish designer. The last time she combined these separates was in 2006 at the Silver Wedding Anniversary celebrations for the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg.
Letizia elevated the look with some of her favorite royal jewels including Queen Sofia's "Mellerio Floral" tiara, and the joyas de pasar diamond bracelets stacked on one arm for maximum glitz. She also wore the diamond cluster and pearl drop earrings from the royal vault. Her Majesty donned the Order of Carlos III sash pinned with a diamond Fleur de lys brooch originating from the centerpiece of her "Princess" tiara.
This was the fifth State Visit of a foreign President to Spain in the three plus years that Felipe and Letizia have been on the Throne. Below are the past looks of Letizia at these gala banquets. Do you have a favourite?