2019 – An year of adventures, new styles and new connections is about to end. Queen Letizia of Spain had another busy year. Starting the year with annual Military Easter, Queen undertook 10 engagements in January alone.
On Style front that month the highlights were two Zara numbers that were unsurprisingly elegant and budget-friendly. She debuted a monochrome skirt from home label at a Palace audience, that wowed the royal style watchers. Her Zara Pleated Jumpsuit that we initially mistook for a dress set the tone of the year.
February came with two state visits for the Spanish Queen. In the beginning, Felipe and Letizia visited the Kingdom of Morocco, where Queen showed how to be royally stylish and demure on the foreign land. Her white tulle tunic gown was the show-stopper while she kept rest of the tour wardrobe very professional yet elegant.
After Morocco State visit, Queen Letizia undertook 4 engagements before welcoming President and First Lady of Peru. During Peru state visit to Spain, we saw the return of two fan-favourites. The grey gown Spanish Queen chose on the pre-wedding gala dinner of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011. The gown was such a hit that famous Doll company Barbie designed a Queen doll based on this look.
March was usually the calm but busy month for Spanish Queen. 2019 was not any exception. The highlight of the month was Queen Letizia’s return to the United Kingdom where she joined Prince Charles of Wales at an exhibition wearing a stunning Carolina Herrera number that made another comeback later in the year.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia are one of the busiest Royals in the world. That showed from the number of State visits they undertook.
In April, keeping her style choices low-key, Queen Letizia of Spain undertook the annual Co-operation visit – this year the destination was Mozambique.
May – the beginning of the summer – Queen rolled her sleeves and was back to work in full force. She undertook a total of 13 engagements in the month bringing back her elegant ASOS dress, and a new summer Sandro Dress.
June brought us one of the historic moments. After completing 6 engagements in Spain, Letizia joined her husband King Felipe for the Annual Order of Garter Service with the British Queen Elizabeth, where we got our iconic picture – Queen Letizia with Duchess of Cambridge in one frame. Both ladies chose elegant monochrome for the day.
Two days after the Service, Felipe and Letizia had a big moment, when their daughters joined them for the presentation of the Order of Merit at the Palace. Queen Letizia wore an elegant baby blue shift dress that is still unidentified.
In the last month before the annual summer break, Letizia was out and about almost every day fulfilling the role of dutiful Spanish Queen while keeping the attention to the wardrobe minimum. Her style highlight was another budget-friendly Zara Tweed Dress with Gem Buttons debuted at Palace audience.
I was not expecting anything big from Queen Letizia during the summer break in August – but the darling Queen of Spain still gave us stunning outfit inspirations during her off.
Whether it was black and white Carolina Herrera dress or a UFO red halter dress or simple summer floral dress from Spanish label Adolfo Dominguez, we were spoiled with one after another stunning choice.
Queen came back to work in September but decided to make it a month of recycling. She brought back pieces from her wardrobe one after another.
October is the most prominent month in the Spanish Royal Calender. The family lead the country at the Hispanic day – this year Queen chose a cute pink dress. That was followed by the Princess of Asturias Awards.
Queen started the style parade with a stunning ruffled top paired with black trouser from 2nd skin at the Musical Concert ahead of the awards.
Next was another big return – She wore her wedding dress designer Pertegaz’s number after 15 years of her wedding to meet the winners of the awards.
On Princess of Asturias Leonor’s big day when she presented her namesake awards for the first time, Queen chose a simple yet elegant red dress form her head designer Felipe Varela.
As I said October is a big month – so the national events were followed by two other big royal events. The Spanish Royal Couple attended the coronation of Japnese King. In the morning Letizia wore a green floral Matilde Cano gown.
While in the evening we saw a Princess style Carolina Herrera gown.
The month ended with a State visit to South Korea during which Queen debuted British label Temperley London.
November was the month of something old and something new.
The Spanish Queen joined her husband for the State Visit to the Cuba where we some real gems like Boss Danimala Printed Shirt Dress followed by mint blue Nina Ricci Number.
Letizia ended the month on the stylish note with Dries Van Noten black wool-blend Embellished Floral-Jacquard Dress at the journalism awards.
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I wish all of you a very Happy New Year!! We will see Queen Letizia on January first week hopefully at the Military Easter.