Portuguese President Rebelo de Sousa, who is on State Visit to Spain from April 16 to 18, was officially welcomed by King Felipe and Queen Letizia at the Royal Palace of Madrid on the first day of the visit.
During the welcome ceremony that was held in the front courtyard of the Royal Palace, the national anthems of Portugal and Spain were performed under a salute of 21 guns.
The King and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reviewed the battalion of the Royal Guard who paid tribute to the guest.
The welcome ceremony ended with the parade of the Royal Guard.
At noon, the President of Portugal moved to the Palace of La Zarzuela where he had a meeting with King Felipe.
A lunch was offered in the honour of the President Rebelo de Sousa at the Palace of Zarzuela by the Spanish King.
For the official event, Queen Letizia chose Felipe Varela tweed skirt suit that she premiered at National Day Parade in October 2017. Queen again wore the piece for a council meeting in November 2017.
The grey-blue fitted jacket with a belted waist is paired with a matching pleated skirt that features a hand-embroidered cheviot.
Queen complimented her outfit with Bvlgari aquamarine blue earrings that were gifted to Letizia on the birth of her eldest daughter Princess Leonor. As the pair of earrings is detachable, Letizia has opted today for its mini version, wearing only the top hoop.
We might get a treat of the tiara with gown tonight at the gala dinner offered by King Felipe in the honour of the Portuguese President. Stay tuned!!