King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the traditional celebration of Pascua Militar (the Military Easter, also known as the New Year’s Military Parade) at the Royal Palace of Madrid yesterday, January 6th. Pascua Militar has been held by the Spanish Army on Epiphany since 1782. As we all know by now, long gowns for the ladies are a requirement, and as usual I think Letizia has done a good job choosing her long day dress.
Here’s a video of the ceremony for you to enjoy. If you want to skip ahead to the royal arrival, they come in around 14:10.
It’s always a plus to have a handsome man at your beck and call to pick up your wayward brooches.
The second half of the ceremony takes place in the gorgeous Throne Room of the Royal Palace of Madrid, where King Felipe receives The Prime Minister, as well as other cabinet ministers, the Chiefs of Staff of all branches of the military, the Grand Masters of the Royal and Military Orders of San Fernando and San Hermenegildo, the Civil Guard chiefs, and the Spanish Veterans Brotherhood.
I am beyond thrilled that Spain brought the goods this week, especially after so many other anticipated events were cancelled. So what do you think? Did Letizia hit the mark with the gown? Long gowns before 4pm are always a bit tricky, I think. Let us know your thoughts on this year’s outfit (as well as on the king in his uniform!), and share some of your favorite Pascua Militar looks from the past in the comments below!