Queen Letizia started her week with another prominent award ceremony on Monday. She was present at Market of the Merchants Valencia to deliver the 29th edition of the “Rey Jaime I Awards (King James I Awards)”.
The awards that were created in 1989 by the Generalitat Valenciana and the Valencian Foundation of Advanced Studies, under the honorary presidency of His Majesty the King Don Juan Carlos, with the objective of uniting, in studies and research, scientific and business entities, and thus promote research and scientific development in Spain.
After the awards ceremony the Queen spoke some words in Spanish and Valencian, in which she highlighted that “surrounded by excellence in this delivery of the Rey Jaime I awards, I would like to promote the idea, that we all share, that knowledge, science, education, culture (also business culture), innovation, this idea, is what will continue to lead us to the place where, each one from his responsibility, we will continue to grow as a country in a better and fairer Spain”.
Usually, both King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over this ceremony, but today due to the Catalonia Crisis King Felipe, who has canceled all the engagements of the week, was absent.
For the occasion, Queen Letizia premiered another Felipe Varela number.
The white tweed dress is made up of silver and nude ribbons.
The dress features three-quarter sleeves, front pockets, and a lapel neckline with metallic buttons on the front and slits on the back hem of the skirt. The high light of the dress was Trompe-l’oeil silver wide belt.
The style and fabric of the dress are quite similar to another tweed skirt suit from Felipe Varela that is already part of Letizia’s wardrobe.
Queen paired the outfit with metallic-silver Magrit Barbara salons that we first saw during the communion of Infanta Sofia in May (shown here in grey). Pointed-toe pump made of dark silver leather, two pieced pattern design and straight heel of 10 cm is available for $360 on Magrit online store.
Letizia carried Felipe Prieto’s white leather flap clutch that we have seen on numerous occasions (shown here in pearl grey).
Keeping her jewelry to a minimum Letizia wore small drop diamond earrings that complimented the overall elegant look. The label of the earrings is yet to be identified.
Queen Letizia was greeted by a welcoming crowd at the award ceremony.