Queen Letizia was full of poise and style as she accompanied her husband, King Felipe VI, on their second public engagement of the year. The Spanish royals inaugurated the 35th ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid on 25 February.

Befitting such an event as an art fair, the queen sported a contemporary look in black leather culotte pants with an exposed front zipper. Letizia paired her pants with a crisp white Hugo Boss shirt and a bright pink oversized jacket from Carolina Herrera.

The queen upped her glamour quotient by completing her ensemble with a bespoke pair of Magrit lace-up pumps, ruby and emerald earrings and matching pink lipstick. A braided hairdo and a pink clutch complemented Letizia's elegance.

The annual art fair is an "extraordinary" event that attracts collectors, curators, museum directors, gallery owners, artists and professionals from around the world. This year, it brings together 221 galleries from 27 countries, according to a palace statement.

This was the royal couple's second event together after more than a month since the annual Pascua Military ceremony at the royal palace in early January. Post that, both Letizia and Felipe have had several solo engagements outside the palace.

Queen Letizia, 43, presided over the opening of the International Tourism Fair FITUR 2016 in Madrid in January while King Felipe was said to be away for a defence meeting. Most recently, the mother of two daughters examined the renovations at the 18th century Royal Palace of Madrid.

Letizia, a former TV journalist, was crowned the Queen of Spain after Felipe ascended the throne on the abdication of his father Juan Carlos I in June 2014. The royal couple will visit Britain from 8 to 10 March when they are expected to meet their counterparts, Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge.