Day 2 of the State Visit to the UK started on a somber note for Queen Letizia. She joined her husband, King Felipe and Prince Harry for a wreath laying on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Westminster Abbey.
Their Majesties signed the visitors book after touring the Abbey including a stop at the grave of Eleanor of Castile - one of the many medieval royals from Spain.
Then it was off to the Spanish Ambassador's residence for a reception with Spanish expats.
Queen Letizia stepped out today in a familiar look.
It is one she has worn on four previous occasions:
The outfit consists of the Carolina Herrera Flower Fil Coupe Party Skirt and a navy silk blouse.
She made some subtle changes to the ensemble today, swapping out her usual navy suede Carolina Herrera cross strap sandals for a patent leather version by Magrit. The silhouette of the shoe is based on the Spanish manufacturer's 'Marina' model (shown below), a style Letizia owns in a couple different colourways.
She carried a midnight blue satin pleated clutch bag which she debuted back in 2009 at the Prince of Asturias Awards ceremony.
The highlight of the look was the dazzling pair of diamond and turquoise earrings belonging to her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia.
On their final evening in the UK, The King and Queen of Spain attended a glittering banquet at the Guildhall hosted by the Lord Mayor of London in their honour.
Queen Letizia looked majestic in a sapphire blue asymmetric off-the-shoulder draped gown with a slender silhouette, reportedly a bespoke piece by her go-to designer, Carolina Herrera.
Letizia donned her beloved "Mellerio Floral" tiara and some serious statement earrings! The epaulette-style earrings appear to be made of diamonds and sapphire gems. I'll update the post if we get any more details about them.
She also accessorized with the "joyas de pasar" diamond bracelets stacked on one arm.
Her Majesty wore the Order of Carlos III sash pinned with a diamond Fleur de lys brooch originating from the centerpiece of her "Princess" tiara.
Tomorrow, the King and Queen of Spain will start the day with a formal farewell from Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip on the steps of Buckingham Palace. The Spanish monarchs will then tour the Francis Crick Institute in London before heading to Oxford for their final engagement of the State Visit.
14/7/2017 12:57:19 am
So pleased to see normal service resumed by Letizia, away from the pomp and into more-or-less 'civvies'. I love the way Letizia repeats an outfit almost whole, same blouse & shoes. That dark blue shirt has always looked so right with the heavenly Herrera print. Those earrings are knockout!
14/7/2017 05:24:33 am
Lovely outfit. Chic and stylish but not too formal.
16/7/2017 12:33:32 am
The evening gown -- whether Armani or Herrara -- is simply stunning. And another canny placing of one of those sashes on the remaining shoulder fabric. The floral tiara is perfect against such a sleek gown. I find the earrings on the heavy side against her face but they work overall in the context of her whole outfit and the opulent banquet setting. Letizia at her best
14/7/2017 01:44:59 am
Queen Letizia looks so glamorous. The hair is just perfect. The earrings are so beautiful.
14/7/2017 05:12:54 am
It's quite fascinating how the old, heavier jewels look so ethereal and modern on Letizia. A jewel is a jewel but the person who is wearing it also gives a contribution to the overall look. Letizia is ethereal and modern and so are the jewels that she wears.
14/7/2017 05:23:25 am
OMG!!!! Letizia looks stunning at the banquet!!!! The dress and the earrings!!!! Amazing.
14/7/2017 06:36:50 am
Hello again. Seriously, Letizia at the banquet looks like a goddess of Olympus.
14/7/2017 07:18:32 am
I felt in love with the evening dress. I hope she repeat it a lot of times ;)
14/7/2017 08:12:05 pm
I've never liked the first outfit. The blouse is awful, especially with those sloppily rolled up sleeves. They certainly do nothing for Letizia's arms. The only thing I would like her to wear again are those fabulous turquoise earrings.
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