Queen Letizia Chose Red Felipe Varela for her First English State Banquet

Queen Letizia Chose Red Felipe Varela for her First English State Banquet

Queen Letizia Chose Red Felipe Varela for her First English State Banquet
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Tonight, Queen Elizabeth II hosted a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in the honour of Spanish King Felipe and Queen Letizia during their 3 days visit to the United Kingdom.

Queen Letizia Chose Red Felipe Varela for her First English State Banquet
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Both Queen Elizabeth and King Felipe gave the speech at the banquet. Tonight this event was attended by the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Royal Anne, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Queen Letizia Chose Red Felipe Varela for her First English State Banquet
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State Banquet is a glittering formal affair and debatably the most awaited event of the state visit. And Queen Letizia dazzled in red Felipe Varela floor-length off-shoulder gown.

A look at the royal procession heading towards the banquet.

Queen Letizia Fleur de Lys tiara

Fleur de Lys tiara
Queen Letizia wore the Fleur de Lys tiara – the most prominent royal jewel of Spanish royal family. This was the second time we saw Queen wearing this tiara.
Fleur de Lys tiara
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Queen paired her look with Order of Carlos III. Earlier in the day, King Felipe was honoured by Queen Elizabeth today by bestowing the most ancient honour “order of the Garter” and tonight King proudly wore it.

Queen Letizia Chose Red Felipe Varela for her First English State Banquet
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Queen Letizia Chose Red Felipe Varela for her First English State Banquet
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Letizia finished her looks with Cartier diamond Bracelet and earrings.

 

Magrit Suede Clutch
Magrit Suede Clutch

Queen Letizia carried her Magrit ‘Mary’ red satin clutch bag that she debuted in June this year.

Queen Letizia Chose Red Felipe Varela for her First English State Banquet
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Queen Letizia’s sartorial node to hosts in British label Burberry

Queen Letizia's sartorial node to hosts in British label Burberry

Queen Letizia's sartorial node to hosts in British label Burberry
Clarence House

Queen Letizia and King Felipe are in the UK for their 3 days state visit. After countering the English weather with a sunny bright yellow dress Queen Letizia chose a burgundy red colour for afternoon tea at Clarence House.

Queen Letizia's sartorial node to hosts in British label Burberry
Clarence House

Giving a sartorial nod to the hosting nation Queen chose British label Burberry for the 2nd look of the day 1 of their State visit. Thanks, to @nuriatiburcio on Twitter for the dress ID.

Burberry Trench Coat Dress
Burberry Trench Coat Dress

As described on the official online store of Burberry, “A timeless and elegant trench dress made from satin-back crepe, Punctuated with buckle-trimmed epaulettes and a belted waist.”

Burberry Trench Coat Dress
Burberry Trench Coat Dress

The trench dress features long sleeves, concealed zipper at the back, hook-and-eye collar closer with storm shield. The dress originally retailed at £950 is available on sale for £475 right now at Burberry.

Prada Pointy-toe Nude leather pumps
Prada Pointy-toe Nude leather pumps
Ruby and Diamond 'Saudi' Earrings
Ruby and Diamond ‘Saudi’ Earrings

She paired the outfit with Prada nude heels and diamond and ruby hanging ‘Saudi’ earrings that she borrowed from her Mother-in-Law Queen Sofia.

Menbur Clutch
Menbur Clutch

Queen Letizia carried red Menbur clutch that we saw during Canary Island visit.

Queen Letizia's sartorial node to hosts in British label Burberry
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After having afternoon tea at Clarence House, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited Westminster Palace where King addressed both houses of Parliament in excellent English.

Queen Letizia's sartorial node to hosts in British label Burberry
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Queen Letizia was the regal epitome of elegance in red while visiting Britain’s most significant part Parliament House.

Queen Letizia's sartorial node to hosts in British label Burberry
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Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
Clarence House

Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain started their first state visit to the UK.  For their 1st Day of State Visit Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall greeted King Felipe and Queen Letizia at the hotel.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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The 3 days long visit is a fully packed one that is aiming to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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The visit starts with Prince Charles and Duchess accompanying the King and Queen to the Horse Guards Parade where Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh received them for their official welcome.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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For the first engagement of the visit to the United Kingdom, Queen Letizia chose to wear sunny yellow to counter the British rainy weather.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Queen Letizia wore Felipe Varela summer tweed coat in vanilla Yellow with a lemon yellow silk dress from the same label. Both the pieces have macramé embroidery in white at the hemline.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Giving a node to the British custom Letizia matched her outfit with the yellow hat from designer Maria Nieto.
Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Queen paired her look with matching leather gloves and clutch (believed to be from Magrit).

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
Prada

Queen finished her look with Prada nude saloons that were already a part of Queen’s wardrobe.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Pearl and yellow gold earrings a loan from Queen Sofia complemented the look.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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King Felipe and Duke of Edinburgh inspected the Guard of Honours while both Queens enjoyed the chat. UK welcomed Spanish royals in an extravagant full pomp and pageantry ceremony led by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

After the official welcome ceremony, dozens of soldiers on horseback escorted both monarchs and their spouses in a spectacular procession down The Mall, which was decorated with Union Jack and Spanish flags.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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King Felipe rode with the Queen in the 1902 State Landau, a gilded carriage built for the coronation of King Edward VII.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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While Prince Philip travelled with Letizia in a separate carriage.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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At Buckingham Palace, Spanish Monarchs posed for the official photographs and enjoyed a private lunch with the members of the British royal family.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia stayed at Belgian Suite of Buckingham palace for their stay.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
Belgian Suite of Buckingham palace

 

After the welcome ceremony, Spanish Monarchs joined Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh to view the exhibition in the picture gallery of Buckingham Palace.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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Royal Couples at the exhibition.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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They were also joined by Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke of Cambridge, Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Spanish Monarch received a traditional English royal welcome from Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh
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