Thank you to Baguette Iselen for the information below! As always, she is our go-to for all things related to the Spanish royals.
Queen Letizia heard us chatting about the dearth of royal news and decided, “I’ll present them with a Royal Share and Rewear as a mid-winter present.” That’s what I like to believe, anyway.
Yesterday, the King and Queen attended a reception for the diplomatic corps. Letizia sported a blouse and skirt by Valentino, first worn by her mother-in-law during a visit to Germany in 1977. The sheer floral top has a solid underlay, and the Queen wore a pink ribbon belt around the waist. The skirt is a statement green. Letizia accessorized with earrings by Tous and a royal lady ponytail.
As we know, Queen Sofia has an extensive wardrobe from Valentino. She wore this gown at least twice, once for an official visit to Germany. The Classic Queen trends to a little more accessorizing than her daughter-in-law, so we get some ice at the neck and at the ears. The waist detail is different too. Queen Sofia is wearing the belt with the tie in front, for a rope tie effect, which is prettier than it sounds. (Photos from Foro Dinastías)
Below Valentino is shown with the runway look on the model. You can see that the Queen chose a different skirt, perhaps from the same collection. I think the original, in whole, is calling out for Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s attention!
We are sticking with our policy of not pitting family members against each other, but I am interested in what everyone thinks about the ability of this gown to time travel. I’m not convinced that it entirely worked yesterday, but we’ll see what you all have to say.