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Queen Letizia of Spain does corporate dressing in Madrid 

Queen Letizia of Spain, whose husband King Felipe ascended the throne in 2014, is renowned for her polished and modern approach to royal dressing.

Having worked as a journalist before marrying into the royal family, she understands the power of colour, prints and brilliant tailoring.

The Spanish queen attended an event at the Goya Theatre in Madrid yesterday, opting for a collarless suit jacket with contrast piping and matching skirt for the occasion. 

Queen Letizia has also developed a glamorous look for evening engagements and state occasions, often turning to Spanish designer Felipe Varela for special statement pieces. 

Affordable Spanish brands like Zara and Uterque are also a key part of her wardrobe.

Letizia rarely gets it wrong. Here we look back at more of her most elegant outfits...


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Queen Letizia made an appearance at the Zarzuela Palace, opting for a tonal look comprising a cream blouse with voluminous sleeves, taupe culottes and brown Hugo Boss leather pumps. 

The Spanish queen attended a presentation at the Reyes Catolicos Hotel to promote 'Digitalizadas' - a program that aims to encourage digital literacy of women living in rural areas in Spain.

For the event, Queen Letizia opted for a chic petrol blue tea dress by Bottega Veneta - a nod to a vintage aesthetic for a conference celebrating the digital age. 

The Spanish queen stepped out at an art fair in Madrid wearing a tonal ensemble comprising a crimson midi dress and knee-high boots in a matching hue. Queen Letizia continued the theme with her vermillion snakeskin clutch bag. 

The Spanish Queen stepped out in a khaki cape dress for the the National Sports Awards Ceremony in Madrid.

While attending a meeting at FEDER, the Spanish Queen stepped out in an ensemble that we've seen her in a number times before, including during an outing in Toledo last month, comprising a wool Boss coat and coordinating skirt, teamed with tan heels and a red knit.  

The Spanish queen attended an awards ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace wearing a simple, but flattering black top, which she paired with a modern iteration of a pencil skirt. 

For an event at the Alcazabar Cultural Centre in Media, Spain, Queen Letizia looked characteristically polished, opting for a white Carolina Herrera blazer, black Hugo Boss trousers, Prada stilettos and Gold & Roses earrings. 

Navy on navy on navy was order of the day for Queen Letizia as she attended a ceremony at the Pompidou Centre in Malaga, Spain.  

The Spanish queen welcomed guests at her home, Zarzuela Palace, in Madrid, wearing a pair of mushroom tie-waist trousers, block heels in a similar hue and a smart cream blouse. 

The Spanish royal visited the 'Joma Sport' factory in Spain last weekend. Queen Letizia opted for a coordinated look, and wore a colour-blocked knee-length dress with a matching coat, and tan block-heeled court shoes and a matching clutch. 

The Spanish royal couple attended an awards ceremony in Madrid for which they chose co-ordinating checked looks. Letizia's floral patterned dress is a style by Carolina Herrera which she has worn before while King Felipe matched his wife in a classic single-breasted suit.

In December 2017, Letizia experimented with one of the year's favourite colour trends; top-to-toe tones of the same colour. She gave it a festive spin by layering her berry red wrap coat and over-the-knee boots, over a classic black polo neck and a skirt printed with winter florals.

On 4th December, Letizia attended a dinner at Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid wearing a navy dress with a rosette detail by Spanish brand Depozo. 

Surprisingly, this was the first time the she had stepped out in a design by the Spanish heritage label, which was launched by Jesús del Pozo in 1974 and is a favourite of First Lady Melania Trump. 

The royal fashion plate accessorized the asymmetric dress with a navy Felipe Varela clutch and Nina Ricci pumps in a matching shade. 

For a meeting with Princesa de Girona Foundation members at the Royal Palace, Letizia opted for Hugo Boss blazer and white blouse, which she offset with a printed skirt by Roberto Verino. 

For an official lunch for the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Queen Letizia opted for a pleated floral skirt by Hugo Boss and a mustard blouse, finishing her look with her TOUS blue hydrothermal quartz and amber earrings. 

Letizia attended the Cancer Research World Day in Madrid and, despite it being the end of September, she opted for a light and delicate summer floral tea dress which she paired with a fuchsia clutch bag. 

In Palma de Mallorca, the Spanish Queen offered us an insight into the her vacation wardrobe, when she appeared in flattering white trousers, which she paired with a Breton top, and dove-grey sandals.

Stepping out in Madrid, Queen Letizia kept things simple in navy tailored trousers and a keyhole blouse, but made them her own with a snakeskin Adolfo Dominguez clutch and statement Tous droplet earrings.

Letizia also does a great, statement dress, like this Nina Ricci gathered number worn to chair the Instituto Cervantes' board of directors annual meeting in Malaga on 24th July.