Queen Letizia embraced the chill of autumn as she covered up in a winter coat for a solo public appearance in Mondonedo, Spain on Tuesday (4 September).

The 44-year-old Spanish monarch attended the opening of a 2016-2017 training course at San Rosendo secondary school in the small town of the Galician province of Lugo, without her husband of 12 years, King Felipe VI.

Letizia – who is renowned for her elegant yet fashion-forward style and love of figure-hugging outfits – embraced the cooler climes in a cocoon shaped cream coat featuring the subtle textures of a wool-blend fabric. The minimalist-style outerwear oozed effortless chic with its simple, clean silhouette and its statement collar. The oversized silver button added a touch of smart to the look too.

The Spanish royal completed the look with a pair of white cigarette trousers, a nude box clutch bag and some nude strappy heels for extra glamour, while wearing her trademark sleek and straight hairstyle with natural, glowy make-up.

Queen Letizia
Queen Letizia of Spain attends the opening of 2016-2017 training course at Secondary School 'San Rosendo' in Mondonedo, Spain Carlos Alvarez/ Getty Images
Queen Letizia
Queen Letizia of Spain attends the opening of 2016-2017 training course at Secondary School 'San Rosendo' in Mondonedo, Spain Carlos Alvarez/ Getty Images

The autumnal look came as a welcome contrast to Letizia's usual penchant for prints and bright or bold colours which proved that neutral, light hues can work for autumn outfits as well. It made for the perfect ensemble for today's inauguration ceremony at the Mondonedo school where she met students and teachers before being shown around the vicinity.

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Queen Letizia of Spain attends the opening of 2016-2017 training course at Secondary School 'San Rosendo' in Mondonedo, Spain Carlos Alvarez/ Getty Images
Queen Letizia
Queen Letizia of Spain attends the opening of 2016-2017 training course at Secondary School 'San Rosendo' in Mondonedo, Spain Carlos Alvarez/ Getty Images

Letizia has built a reputation for being one of the hardest working royals and was back to work today after last week's busy schedule that featured the Accion Magistral Awards in Madrid, where she took to the stage to present accolades to teachers.

She also joined her husband King Felipe on Wednesday (28 Septmeber) at El Pardo Palace to receive the Rio 2016 medalists upon their return home. The monarch opted for a stylish long-sleeved white dress by her go-to designer, Felipe Varela, for the occasion. The custom-made piece was adorned with a subtle floral embellished neckline and was cinched in at the waist to ensure a flattering cut.

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Queen Letizia of Spain attends the opening of 2016-2017 training course at Secondary School 'San Rosendo' in Mondonedo, Spain Carlos Alvarez/ Getty Images
Queen Letizia
Queen Letizia of Spain arrives for the opening of 2016-2017 training course at Secondary School 'San Rosendo' in Mondonedo, Spain Carlos Alvarez/ Getty Images