She is renowned for her more liberal approach to dressing than the likes of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge – often opting for leather ensembles at official royal public engagements – but Queen Letizia of Spain kept it classic on Monday (14 November).
The 44-year-old monarch attended Proyecto Promociona – a conference celebrating women in top executive posts – at the BBVA Building in the Spanish capital of Madrid.
A notable style icon in Spain, as well as worldwide, the mother-of-two pared back her usual fashion-forward sartorial sense for the daytime outing, choosing a formal fitted two-piece dark grey skirt suit with timeless black stilettos. Letizia sported a subtle hair and make-up look for the appearance and accessorised with a white leather clutch.
Despite the conservative design of Letizia's suit, it still managed to showcase her famously lithe physique with the jacket's cinched-in waist and peplum design, adding an understated on-trend aesthetic to the outfit.
The queen – who has been married to King Felipe VI of Spain since 2004 – attended the engagement solo this afternoon, but appeared to be in her element as she graciously mingled with fellow guests.
She sat in the front row of the conference and was spotted zealously applauding female executives at the presentation – joined by Spanish Health, Social Services and Equality Minister, Dolors Montserrat.
Letizia – a former news anchor – has had a busy schedule over the past few weeks. Most recently, she joined her husband at the Francisco Cerecedo journalism awards at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid on Friday (11 November). For the event, she wore a £225 studded leather top by esteemed Spanish brand, Uterqüe, while wearing an evening make-up look of glossy lips and smoky eyes.
The event – held at the Ritz – saw an Italian writer and columnist Claudio Magrid receive the prestigious prize. Meanwhile, Letizia's husband Felipe is due to jet off to Saudi Arabia for an official state visit this week.