Queen Letizia of Spain is a chic figure on World Book Day in Madrid

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Royal blue! Queen Letizia of Spain cuts a chic figure in a £ 70 Massimo Dutti knitted dress and elegant white coat as she and King Felipe VI attend a World Book Day ceremony in Madrid

  • Mother-of-two, 48, recycled a £ 70 blue Massimo Dutti knit midi dress
  • An elegant white coat by Spanish designer Felipe Varela draped over the shoulders
  • Couple arrived at the Instituto Cervantes in Alcala de Henares to present the prize

Queen Letizia of Spain was a regal figure today as she and King Felipe VI prepared for the presentation of the Cervantes Prize on World Book Day in Madrid.

The mum of two, 48, recycled a £ 70 blue knit Massimo Dutti long sleeve midi dress, with a stylish tie belt for the occasion, and draped a long elegant white coat by Spanish fashion designer Felipe Varela over her shoulders to protect against the morning cold.

Once glamorous, the royal completed her outfit with matching shoes, opting for blue snakeskin stilettos from Spanish brand Magrit and a subtle pair of Bvlgari white gold and diamond earrings.

Letizia was also fitted with her Karen Hallam ring and wearing her signature brown smoky eye makeup, along with a protective face cover.

Queen Letizia of Spain struck a princely figure today as she and King Felipe VI prepared to present the Cervantes Prize on World Book Day in Madrid

The mum of two, 48, has recycled a long-sleeved blue Massimo Dutti midi dress with a stylish tie belt for the occasion.

The mum of two, 48, has recycled a blue knitted Massimo Dutti ribbed midi dress with long sleeves and a stylish £ 70 tie belt for the occasion

Letizia draped a chic white Felipe Varela coat over her shoulders as protection against the morning chill

Letizia draped a chic white Felipe Varela coat over her shoulders as protection against the morning chill

Letizia draped a chic white Felipe Varela coat over her shoulders as protection against the morning chill

Ever glamorous, the royal family completed her outfit with matching shoes, opting for blue snakeskin stilettos from Spanish brand Magrit

Ever glamorous, the royal family completed her outfit with matching shoes, opting for blue snakeskin stilettos from Spanish brand Magrit

The queen left her sleek dark hair, with chic silver stripes, loose on her shoulders.

Meanwhile, husband King Felipe, 53, looked dapper in a gray pinstripe suit and colorful floral tie.

The couple arrived at the Instituto Cervantes in Alcala de Henares this morning ahead of a memorial ceremony on the occasion of International Book Day.

In addition to celebrating reading and literature in general, in Spain the work of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world’s foremost novelists, is commemorated especially in the country on April 23 .

Miguel de Cervantes is best known for his novel Don Quixote, a work often cited as both the first modern novel and one of the highlights of world literature.

Letizia was also fitted with her Karen Hallam ring and wearing her signature brown smoky eye makeup along with a protective white face cover

Letizia was also fitted with her Karen Hallam ring and wearing her signature brown smoky eye makeup along with a protective white face cover

King Felipe VI, 53, looked dapper in a gray pinstripe suit and colorful floral tie next to his stylish wife

King Felipe VI, 53, looked dapper in a gray pinstripe suit and colorful floral tie next to his stylish wife

King Felipe VI, 53, looked dapper in a gray pinstripe suit and colorful floral tie next to his stylish wife

The couple arrived at the Instituto Cervantes in Alcala de Henares this morning ahead of a memorial ceremony on the occasion of International Book Day.

The couple arrived at the Instituto Cervantes in Alcala de Henares this morning ahead of a memorial ceremony on the occasion of International Book Day.

The happy couple, who have been married for 17 years, smiled and chatted as they posed for photos

The happy couple, who have been married for 17 years, smiled and chatted as they posed for photos

The glamorous queen was complemented by a subtle pair of white gold and diamond Bvlgari earrings

The glamorous queen was complemented by a subtle pair of white gold and diamond Bvlgari earrings

King Felipe VI Queen Letizia photographed during a visit to the Heritage Library of the Cervantes Institute, where an event was held on the occasion of International Book Day

King Felipe VI Queen Letizia photographed during a visit to the Heritage Library of the Cervantes Institute, where an event was held on the occasion of International Book Day

Every year in the Column Room of the Círculo de Bellas Artes academy in Madrid, the masterpiece is read non-stop, with 48 hours of uninterrupted reading by figures from the world of culture and politics, as well as anonymous citizens.

The King and Queen will today present a prestigious award that bears his name in honor of the lifelong achievement of an outstanding Spanish writer.

Yesterday, Letizia and Felipe were joined by their similar daughters, Princesses Leonor, 15, and Sofia, 13, for the launch ceremony of a new submarine.

The family had gathered in Navantia, a Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company in Madrid, to chair the launch ceremony of the S-81 Isaac Peral.

Named after a 19th-century Spanish submarine front launcher, the Isaac Peral is one of four ships that will enter service with the Spanish Navy in the coming years.

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