Queen Letizia of Spain Cuts a Smart Figure03-04-2016
Queen Letizia of Spain cuts a smart figure as she holds charity audience at royal residence in Madrid following Easter break.
She has just returned from a sunny Easter break in Mallorca but it was business as usual for Queen Letizia of Spain today as she attended her second royal engagement in three days at her official home, Madrid's Zarzuela Palace.
The royal looked impeccable in a formal navy trouser suit worn over a loose-fitting lilac jumper as she greeted members of the Association against Leukodystrophy in the Spanish capital.
She completed her look with a pair of dark court heels and dangling blue earrings, with her hair swept back into a chic parting and her signature smoky eye.
The wife King Felipe VI attended the meeting without her spouse but looked to be in good spirits as she shook hands and chatted with her guests.
The Spanish Association against Leukodystrophy -- the ELA -- was founded in 1992 as a means to raise awareness around the rare disorder which causes progressive degeneration of white matter in the brain.
She was seen joking with a guest as they took their positions for the photo call.
Letizia, 43, has been spotted in the same sharp trouser suit on several occasions, including a Meeting of the Board for the Princess of Girona Foundation charity last December.
While she previously paired it with a pleated cream blazer with the button done up, today she opted for a more pared back-look, wearing the button undone.
In the past, the European style icon has gone for bright contrasting colours; today, however, she stuck to a simpler colour palette of navy and lilac.
Later today, the monarch is due to meet representatives of a project organised by the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction, according to the official royal calendar.
Just two days ago, Letizia was busy attending a meeting at the BBVA Foundation headquarters in the Spanish capital.
The organisation aims to benefit key areas of society through research, advanced training and the transmission of scientific knowledge.
The royal returned to the Spanish capital earlier this week after spending Easter weekend on the Balearic island of Mallorca with her family.
It had been six months since their last public appearance, so it came as no surprise that hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets to welcome Letizia and Felipe's daughters to Mallorca.
Leonor, ten and Sofia, eight, joined their mother and father and grandmother Queen Sofia at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca for Easter mass.
Easter is one of the biggest occasions in the Catholic calendar and the Spanish royals maintained their tradition of spending the holiday on the island of Mallorca.
Queen Letizia abandoned all traces of winter for the occasion, ditching heavy coats and dark colours in favour of a bold fuchsia jacket.
The Spanish royal paired her lightweight coat with nautical stripes and loose trousers as she attended Easter mass at the cathedral of Palma de Mallorca last weekend.
The former newsreader was accompanied by her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia of Spain and husband King Felipe VI for the festivities.
Queen Sofia, who handed over her rein to her son in 2014 following the abdication of his father, her husband, wore a spring-inspired green and purple floral print silk coat dress.
Leonor is first in line to the Spanish throne after her father while her sister, who is just 17 months younger, is second in line.
The girls, who were dressed in near identical outfits, smiled and waved to hundreds of well wishers who waited outside the cathedral in a hope to catch a glimpse of the royals.
Easter Sunday is the culmination of a week of celebration in Spain, with Semana Santa processions taking place in Seville, Malaga and other cities around the country.
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