Queen Letizia, Princess Beatrix, King Felipe at opening a exhibition in Madrid

King Felipe of Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain, Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands attended the opening of the exhibition 'El Bosco, the 5th Centenary Exhibition' at Prado Museum on May 30, 2016 in Madrid. (After the inauguration, they had lunch at Zarzuela Palace with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia)
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the exhibition El Bosco, the 5th Centenary Exhibition at Prado Museum
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the exhibition El Bosco, the 5th Centenary Exhibition at Prado Museum
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the exhibition El Bosco, the 5th Centenary Exhibition at Prado Museum
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the exhibition El Bosco, the 5th Centenary Exhibition at Prado Museum
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the exhibition El Bosco, the 5th Centenary Exhibition at Prado Museum
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the exhibition El Bosco, the 5th Centenary Exhibition at Prado Museum
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the exhibition El Bosco, the 5th Centenary Exhibition at Prado Museum
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Beatrix attended the opening of the exhibition El Bosco, the 5th Centenary Exhibition at Prado Museum
After the inauguration, they had lunch at Zarzuela Palace with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.
After the inauguration, they had lunch at Zarzuela Palace with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.
After the inauguration, they had lunch at Zarzuela Palace with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.
After the inauguration, they had lunch at Zarzuela Palace with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.
After the inauguration, they had lunch at Zarzuela Palace with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain.
Queen Letizia wore HUGO BOSS Skirt-Suit
HUGO BOSS Jacket-Skirt

24 comments:

  1. What a lovely, warm pictures!! Princess Beatrix always takes so much care about her appearance, what a classy lady and I am glad that she is still participating in various events!

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  2. What a warm and charming photo of the young Queen and the former Queen. They both seem very pleased to see each other.

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  3. Both ladies look great (and Felipe too of course). It's so nice to see Princess Beatrix out and about.
    And I want Letizia's earrings!

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  4. They both look lovely. But I wish young women would wear stockings with close toed shoes. Open toe shoes without stockings are fine of course. But they just don't look "finished" without stockings......no matter how tan their legs. I guess I'm just showing my age. LOL

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    1. I am afraid so. The fashion bibel say you shall never use nude hose only dark. So here L are doing the right thing.

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  5. So would Beatrix curtsey to Letizia now? Seems that she would be the 'dowager' Queen even with her title now a Princess. Anyone know?


    But yes they both look lovely and Felipe handsome as ever.

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    1. She wouldn't. She is technically at the same 'rank' even after having stepped down and reverted to princess. Different monarchies have different rules for monarchs who abdicate, partly because of their countries' different constitutions. That is, certain laws simply don't apply/exclusively apply to kings and queens but the same laws do apply/don't, respectively, to any other royals of their family, crown princes/ses included, just because they aren't titled king or queen. Secondly, each country's own traditions should define whether a monarch who abdicates reverts to a lower title or not, though to be honest there isn't that much tradition to follow in most of the european monarchies. And there are other less 'visible' factors like the current social feeling towards the monarchy itself and the character of the person in question: I could have hardly imagine Juan Carlos to revert to Prince JC on his own motion and free will whilst I can easily see Beatrix as someone who thinks she's done her job for several decades with diligence and dedication and now that she has retired she just doesn't give a **** about the title she wears.
      On a sartorial note: I'm really not that old, Marti Canning, but I too think a pair of stockings is just a must for a queen or princess on official duty. There are VERY thin stockings available, there are hold ups so that she doesn't have to boil in a full pantyhose so I really don't understand. Other than that, Beatrix is very pretty and Letizia looks great with the wavy hair and this edgy suit.

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    2. That's my question answered (time stamped 16.45) Thanks for the information :)

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  6. Both ladies are looking lovely. The former Queen is looking very svelte.

    I find it very hard not to think of "Princess Beatrix" as Queen Beatrix, to me she will always be a Queen (no offence to the current Queen). I wish the Dutch had some sort of title that a former Monarch could use. I hate the word Dowager and King's Mother isn't much better, but surely there must be another respectful title worthy of such a wonderful woman.

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  7. No Diane, Beatrix doesn't curtsey to any "active" queen. Like Sofia and Paola.

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    1. I figured that Romana but wasn't sure with the Dutch royals and rules.

      Thank you 😊

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  8. Dear board master. There have been published nice pics of the lunch at Zarzuela, including a wonderful photo of the three queens. It would be a pleasure to have them here.

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  9. Another 'fashion home run' for Letizia ! Gorgeous !
    I wonder why Beatrix reverted to Princess ? When Felipe's parents kept their King and Queen titles ? She could have adopted what Queen Elizabeth's mother did, and be known as Beatrix the Queen Mother.

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    1. Annabel Queen Mother is a title reserved to widowed queen consorts. Beatrix was queen regnant. And "Princess" has some tradition in NL: Juliana also opted for that title after her abdiction, not sure for Wilhelmina.

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  10. Lovely pics and amazing bunch of Ladies. Three beautiful and smiling Queens a Two handsome Kings together in a sunny day.
    Letizias clothes and shoes are utterly perfect. Her clutch is by LOEWE.

    @Annabel, as far as I know, is the tradition in The Netherlands that the former queen takes the princess title again. So Queen Juliana became Princess after her abdication and on with other queens.
    Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thank you

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  11. Queen Beatrix is definitely a "blue lady". She looks stunning in blue. Am I the only one who wishes that Maxima would have accompanied her Mother-in-law? Imagine the wonderful photo of the 4 fantastic queens together.

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  12. I have never understood being dressed up and not wearing stockings (we call them hose or pantyhose in the part of the world I live in). My feet are not comfortable in heels without wearing stockings/hose.

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  13. I do not like to wear shoes, heels or otherwise without hose. No hose (pantyhose etc) I think is a fad. Not all legs are perfect and hose can cover up a multitude of "sins"/blemishes.

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    1. Well this fad have been around for years, and we see even "real" royal born Victoria go without a hose a lot and so do her peers. The only one we see always go with hose is the older guard of the royal ladys. So obviously this is a age thing.

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  14. I like the jacket and I like the skirt, not quite sure if I like it together. Gets to much uniform/suit like. And I love the blue color! And Letizia always looks so much better in curls.

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  15. So nice to see Princess Beatrix again, she always looks flawless and so regal. As much as I like Queen Maxima I still much miss Princess Beatrix.

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