Letizia of Spain marvels in an ethereal summer dress as she opens a literary exhibition in Madrid

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Queen Letizia was the epitome of summer elegance when she donned a cream dress in honor of one of Spain’s most famous writers today.

The Spanish Queen, 48, opened the exhibition ‘Emilia Pardo Bazan: The Challenge of Modernity’ at the National Library in Madrid this morning.

The event celebrates the legacy of writer, critical thinker and journalist Emilia Pardo Bazan, who was one of the leading figures of Spanish literature in the 19th century.

Letizia opted for a recycled white Pedro del Hierro summer dress for the occasion, which she first wore during her 2019 state trip to Argentina.

Queen Letizia of Spain, 58, stunned in a recycled dress she first wore in 2019 to open an exhibition about Spanish author and thinker Emilia Pardo Bazan in Madrid, pictured today

The mother of two, who prefers lighter colors during the warmer months of the year, looked perfectly stylish for the literary event.

On the way to the event, King Felipe VI’s wife wore a white face mask and sparkled in the number that highlighted her slim waist.

No stranger to repurposing her wardrobe to create new looks, Letizia looked fresh in the sleeveless midi with a soft pleated skirt and flattering crew neck.

The mother of two, pictured, kept the look simple and wore little makeup and jewelry for the occasion

The mother of two, pictured, kept the look simple and wore little makeup and jewelry for the occasion

Letizia has worn it several times since she debuted it during her trip to Argentina in 2019.

For today’s event, she added an edge with snakeskin stiletto heels and a matching clutch.

She kept her makeup discreet, with a touch of eyeshadow and mascara, keeping the focus on her perfectly shaped brows.

She wore small jewellery, opted for a ring on her left hand and gold stud earrings.

Letizia first wore the cream dress during her and Felipe VI's 2019 state visit to Argentina (pictured with Argentine First Lady Juliana Awada)

Letizia wore the cream dress for the first time during her and Felipe VI’s state visit to Argentina in 2019 (pictured with Argentine First Lady Juliana Awada)

The sleeveless midi dress emphasized Letizia's petite silhouette

She wore the number with snakeskin stiletto heels and matching clutch

The sleeveless dress emphasized Letizia’s petite silhouette. She counted on edgy accessories with a snakeskin stiletto and a matching clutch, right?

Her brown hair was styled straight, a look she’d always been looking for for the past few months, with a few salt and pepper strands showing.

After a stylish entrance, the Spanish Queen opened the exhibition, which celebrates the work and legacy of Emila Pardo Bazan,

Born in 1851, the author is considered one of Spain’s most influential literary figures of the 19th century.

Pardo enjoyed a multifaceted career and found success as an author, playwright, poet and professor.

The Spanish royal family was greeted this morning by the government's first vice president, Carmen Calvo

The Spanish royal family was greeted this morning by the government’s first vice president, Carmen Calvo

Letizia looked stylish as she made her way to the literary event, wearing a facemask in compliance with coronavirus regulations

Letizia looked stylish as she made her way to the literary event, wearing a facemask in compliance with coronavirus regulations

She was also a highly regarded literary critic, journalist and editor, who was deeply interested in politics and gender studies.

Credited with introducing feminist ideas into her fictional works, she devoted her life to defending women’s rights.

The author is known for bringing the naturalistic literary movement and its themes of determinism, scientific objectivism and social commentary to Spain. It has its origins in the French author Emile Zola.

Although Pardo’s literary legacy is celebrated, she held controversial views and was openly anti-Semitic, even trying to justify anti-Semitism in the case of the Dreyfus affair, where the Jewish Captain Dreyfus was disgraced and martial law imposed for being suspicious. became a spy.

Attendees view the pieces from Emilia Pardo Bazan's exhibition, on June 7, 2021 in Madrid, Spain.  The exhibition is organized by the National Library of Spain, Accion Cultural Española, Xunta de Galicia and Comunidad de Madrid on the occasion of the centenary of the death of the Galician writer Emilia Pardo Bazan

Attendees will view the pieces from Emilia Pardo Bazan’s exhibition, June 7, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition is organized by the National Library of Spain, Accion Cultural Española, Xunta de Galicia and Comunidad de Madrid on the occasion of the centenary of the death of the Galician writer Emilia Pardo Bazan

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