Queen Letizia, the Queen of Spain, is not shy about rocking high street pieces in her royal wardrobe, and today she showcased her style credentials in a striking two-piece from Zara.
The mother of two, 48, and her husband, King Felipe VI, traveled to Oliva, near Valencia, to present Spanish poet Francisco Brines, 89, with his 2020 Cervantes prize.
Brines won the Miguel de Cervantes Prize for Literature in the Spanish Language 2020 and the Sovereign took special care in bringing it to him at home, due to his fragile health.
The Cervantes awards are traditionally presented on April 23 at an annual ceremony in Alcala de Henares.
Letizia caught the eye for the occasion in the orange tunic with an asymmetric hem, paired with matching trousers – a look recycled from her 2019 visit to Argentina.
Queen Letizia of Spain caught the eye in an orange tunic with an asymmetric hem, paired with matching pants from Zara – a look recycled from her 2019 visit to Argentina – when she arrived at the Miguel de Cervantes award ceremony 2020
Felipe VI and Letizia, both wearing masks, gave Brines, center, his award and applauded him
She opted for the monochrome look, accessorized with a chic clutch in a matching shade and paired the ensemble with sky-high nude slingbacks.
Her brown locks were styled into a neat bun and she went back to accessories to keep the focus on her statement top.
She wore small pieces of jewelry, apart from a pair of small gold earrings and her favorite ring.
She brought the drama with a smokey eye and mascara that drew attention to her hazelnut look, and a touch of blush to compliment her natural glow.
Queen Letizia of Spain, 48, and her husband, King Felipe VI, traveled to Oliva, near Valencia, to present Spanish poet Francisco Brines, 89, his 2020 Cervantes Prize. Pictured arrives at the poet’s house, talking to the regional president of Valencia, Ximo Puig, left and Spanish Minister of Culture Jose Manuel Rodriguez Uribes, right
King Felipe VI looked smart in a gray suit with a pink shirt and burgundy tie.
The pair both wore white face coverings in accordance with Spain’s Covid-19 rules.
Due to the pandemic, Francisco Brines was unable to travel to receive his award at the official ceremony, despite receiving the country’s most prestigious literary award.
The prize, the highest recognition given to the creative work of Spanish and Latin American writers, is accompanied by a cash prize of € 125,000 and is awarded by the Spanish Minister of Culture.
The royal couple looked cheerful as they talked to local officials before meeting the closer at his home
This year, it was awarded to Brines for awarding him the prize for “his poetic work that goes from the carnal and the purely human to the metaphysical, the spiritual, to a pursuit of beauty and immortality,” said a statement.
“He is the intimate poet of the 1950s generation who has most deeply immersed himself in the experience of the individual in the face of memory, the passage of time and vital glorification,” it continued.
Letizia and Felipe VI traveled to Brines’ house this morning, where they presented him with the award and applauded his work.
It has been a busy week for Letizia so far.
Yesterday she stole the show at the literary awards ceremony for children and young people in Madrid.
The former journalist was photographed in deep conversation with the poet, who won the country’s highest literary award
Francesco Brines, center, proudly put on his medal today for a photo with his queen and king in Oliva
She exuded charisma and style when she donned a stylish emerald pleated dress yesterday at the literary awards ceremony at Madrid’s 19th-century Casa de America building.
The mother of two paired her patterned dress with a pair of black stilettos and carried a stylish black handbag by her side.
At the ceremony, also known as ‘the Gran Angular’ and ‘El Barco De Vapor’ Literature Awards, Letizia met staff members and greeted those present upon her arrival.
She also spoke with Spanish Education Minister Isabel Celaa before giving a speech and presenting the winners with their prizes.
Brine got into an animated conversation with Letizia after the royal couple presented him with his prize
Letizia scaled back her look with a neat bun and small jewelry for today’s special engagement
The scenes come just days after the royal family attended the ceremony of the delivery of the national flag to the ACAVIET (Army Aviation Academy) in Colmenar Viejo in Madrid.
Last month, the Spanish Royal Family and her husband King Felipe VI awarded the Cervantes Prize on World Book Day in Madrid on the occasion of International Book Day.
Their presence at the Istituto Cervantes in Alcala de Henares came just a day later Letizia and Felipe were joined by their 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.
The Spanish Royal Family paired her patterned dress with a pair of black stilettos and wore a stylish black handbag by her side at an awards ceremony in Madrid last night.