Video: The Queen visits a school in HarlemLetizia wore this basic suit from Hugo Boss - but hey, it's the color of the moment! I'd say she was right on trend, but I don't think a suit this basic has anything to do with trends. The video above is kind of awkward, but you can hear Letizia speaking English (first time I've ever heard her do that, not that I particularly seek out instances of her speaking), and I know some of you like to know what languages our favorites speak. Which is appropriate, since her visit was focused on teaching Spanish and bilingualism in American schools. (Click here for an article with pictures.)
La Reina se reúne con la Directora General de la OMS, Margaret Chan, en Naciones Unidas @WHO http://t.co/OgIYB1Ia2y pic.twitter.com/qkXwS0cFqfMore meetings were taken wearing a customized Felipe Varela suit with panels on the front and back of grosgrain stripes. Her version differs from the retail version in structure details and also in color, opting for a more subdued hue combination. I really love the panels of grosgrain here, adds so much interest to an otherwise boring suit jacket.
— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) September 23, 2014
|The purple Hugo Boss suit and the retail version of the Felipe Varela suit|
I said there was a whole crew of royals in town: Letizia got an opportunity to chat with Queen Máxima too (was it about hair care? I hope it was about hair care).
Los Reyes, en el Plenario de Alto Nivel de la Asamblea General de la @ONU_es #UNGA2014 http://t.co/OgIYB1Ia2y pic.twitter.com/Y4P4YuFfk3Máxima, sporting one of her one-shoulder wonders, was in town because she is a special advocate for the Secretary General for inclusive finance.
— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) September 24, 2014
And finally, while I lied about the movie night thing, there were some occasions for a bit of cocktail dress sparkle. There was a sparkly blue Varela number worn to hang out with the Obamas, and then this little LBD worn at another reception:
Los Reyes, en la recepción ofrecida durante la Asamblea General de la @ONU_es http://t.co/5zoaK17ggh pic.twitter.com/HVzvFXJ1LELook at the little braid in her hair! Hey, I meant she should talk to Máx about hair care, but if their chat inspired some fun from either one, I'm good with that.
— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) September 25, 2014
Photos: CasaReal, Hugo Boss, Felipe Varela