King Felipe and Queen Letizia just concluded their first official trip to Cuba, and the trip to a sunny and warm clime brought out the best in Leti and her boyfriend. Iselen has been keeping folks updated on the Bits and Bobs comments, and Queen Letizia Style also has a great breakdown on all the outfits.
The red! Letizia and Felipe attend the Espana y Cuba: Contigo en la Distancia exhibition at Alicia Alonso Gran Theater. The red dress is a repeat of unidentified origins. Click through for a shot of the sleekest chignon.
The Letizia! Letizia wore a Maje pink dress for the reception at the embassy dinner. I like the dress but for some reason wish for a more uncluttered hairdo. Maybe I am not a fan of too much flowing at once.
This Nina Ricci blue is a lovely departure for her, and it works in that structured but soft silhouette she absolutely owns. You can’t see the shoes very well in the photos I was able to snag, but they are worth a trip to the Queen LetiziaStyle blog.
If you missed our Remembrance post this weekend, you can catch up here. Let’s get moving into a new week, where we’ll see Chuck and Cams going on tour and a Koningsfeest (King’s Feast) in Belgium. We’ll proceed with our regular weekly schedule, with wedding dresses tomorrow and some What If Wednesday action, too.
The Plaid life
Back in the late 1980s, early 1990s, I owned a few plaid pant suits of my own, so I was interested to see they seem to be having a royal resurgence. Princesses Marie and Victoria put their own spins on the trend. Marie’s suit is by Maje, and Victoria is wearing a suit from a Swedish brand, Acne Studios.
Speaking of Victoria, she and Dan made a two-day official trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina. They began with a visit to the Presidential council, attended a few meetings on smart cities, and toured the old town and Childhood War Museum. On the sartorial side, Victoria wore an Andiata suit during the first day activities, which I find very flattering. She opted for Quite A Pattern in the evening, in a dress by House of Dagmar.
Our Poppins Princess made some unusual choices last week, but they worked for me. She was in an educational mood, visiting Rødding Højskole, one of the oldest high schools in Denmark. She wore a swinging cape over a full skirt, but in her Mary manner was able to overcome all that fabric and look great. The skirt was by the Giuliva Heritage Collection and the blouse by CO. She went casual in a grey sweater with fitted black trousers for a visit to a boarding school. Style of Mary has all the details and more photos
Letizia and her boyfriend Felipe appeared at the closing ceremony of the 16th Congress of the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language. That is a Zara split sleeve blazer, and it might signal a mini-trend since Camilla wore something similar recently.
Two of the Danish sisters were out and about this week, sporting some dashing solids. Queen Margrethe wore a gorgeous shade of purple (with her super snazzy BRIMMED hat, just recently seen at the opening of Parliament) to greet Germany’s foreign minister.
So, let’s end with her sister, as is our wont. Princess Benedikte indulged in some very well dressed classic princessing at the Laugenes Show. The show is held at Moltkes Mansion, and showcases fashion and jewelry designers.
In honor of Queen Sofía’s birthday last Saturday, we are going to have a Handbagger free-for-all! Please post your favorite Queen Sofía evening appearance below; it doesn’t have to be Hall of Fame worthy, if you love it, post it!
Mine is probably (99% sure) from Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding. Fab color, love the ruching, and the lacy skirt…just magnificent!
Our Queen in Training, Leonor, Princess of Asturias, has an event today. From our community member Iselen:
“… at 6:15 pm in Spain you’ll be able to watch the Princess of Girona Awards live here. The awards seek to recognise the career of young people between 16 and 35 years old in any part of the world who stand out for their work, their merits and their exemplarity. It’s the 10th anniversary and Leonor’s first speech with some words in Catalán probably. Unfortunately, she can’t go to Girona and the ceremony will take place in Barcelona for the first time since the government of that city declared her persona non grata and also, due to the tense political situation, no politician of the regional government will be there to welcome her officially.”
Popping in on Saturday to say Happy 81st Birthday to Queen Sofia, a classic old school royal if there ever was one. She is the daughter, granddaughter, mother and sister of kings. She is the grandmother of one of our Queens in Training, who will be the first Queen Regnant of Spain since 1868. The woman can also wear a tiara like a boss. Short hair? No problem!