03 June 2016

Royal Outfits of the Day: June 3

Time for a Queen Letizia check in!

Princess Beatrix visited Spain to open an exhibition on Hieronymus Bosch at the Prado Museum, along with King Felipe and Queen Letizia.
House of HM the King
Okay, so, really this is supposed to be a Letizia Day and all, but that's not going to stop me from noting how fantastic it is that Princess Beatrix wore the brooch version of Spain's Order of the Golden Fleece. She was the first woman to be awarded that top honor, and if I were her, I'd point that out as often as possible. (King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima have been wearing their mini orders too, when visiting other countries. A nice touch when many leave the orders for the state banquets.) Anyhoo, Letizia wore a jacket and skirt from Hugo Boss with a printed top and statement earrings from Zara. Some people have Royal Coat Museums, Letizia has a Royal Suit Museum.

The trio also joined King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia for lunch at Zarzuela Palace.
House of HM the King
I'm also going to have to note how great their Dutch visitor looks here, too, Trix with her sneaky clothes change. Wait, maybe this is a Beatrix Day. (There's a video of them greeting Princess Beatrix here. They're speaking English together, for those of you always curious about the languages spoken at international royal gatherings.)

The King and Queen attended Armed Forces Day on Saturday.
I love a sharp black and white combo almost as much as Letizia does and there is no doubt that this is another superbly tailored and neatly put together Felipe Varela look...but all I have here is, well, buts. But I wish there wasn't any lace under the jacket to interrupt the strong lines. But I wish - and this is a pretty rare thing for me to say - we had a black shoe instead. But I can't stop picturing this jacket as a marching band uniform in the world's most boring school colors. BUT.

Presenting the National Culture Awards this week.
Ending on a high note, this Varela dress is and forever will be a good choice - which she absolutely knows, because she's worn it many times. And I am always here for a pale pink shoe, let it be known.