Queen Letizia of Spain was the epitome of elegance when she joined her husband, King Felipe VI, for a guided tour at the Volkswagen factory in commemoration of its 50<sup>th anniversary.
The 43-year-old former news anchor discarded her usual power-woman ensembles of tailored suits and bold dresses in favour of a more romantic look of pale colours and soft textures on her visit to the Spanish city of Pamplona – the capital of northern Spain's Navarre province – for the car company's milestone.
Known to be more experimental with switching up her style than our Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, Letizia didn't fail to surprise in her elegant two-piece outfit comprising of a feminine pleated lilac blouse tucked into an A-line tweed skirt by one of her favourite designers, Hugo Boss. The outfit created an hourglass silhouette for the lithe royal, who has been famed for her ultra-svelte physique in recent years.
Completing the daytime attire with sophisticated Magrit reptile nude court shoes and a cream clutch bag by Felipe Prieto, Letizia put the finishing touches on her look with a chic updo hairstyle, subtle make-up and gem droplet earrings.
King Felipe, 39 – who ascended to the throne on 19 June 2014 following the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos I – looked equally dashing in a dapper suit, stripe shirt and red tie, and walked alongside his gracious wife as they were given a tour around the factory.
The royal couple met Volkswagen workers and were shown how the machines functioned, and looked intrigued at how the 50-year-old company operated. It has been a hectic week for Letizia and Felipe, as they attended an architecture conference in the city prior to the event and have made a string of public appearances on their royal duties in the past month.
Following the Volkswagen appearance, Letizia shared the stage with another woman of power as US first lady Michelle Obama greeted her during the presentation of the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative. The Spanish royal made a hasty change of clothes for the occasion and headed back to Madrid, swapping her soft look for a bold red dress.
The first lady warmly embraced Letizia on stage at the enterprise in the Spanish capital, where she delivered a speech on the education initiative launched in March 2015 to help adolescent girls across the world access a quality education.
Delighted to see the Spanish queen, Obama held both hands out to welcome her on stage and looked effortlessly stylish in a V-neck white dress and immaculately blowdried hair. It was the first appearance made by the first lady as she begins a two day visit to Spain.