King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia hosted a New Year reception for the Diplomatic Corps

On January 5, 2020, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted the traditional and annual New Year reception for the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Spain at Madrid Royal Palace. The reception was also attended by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. The reception took place in the Throne Room of Madrid Royal Palace. (Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events.)
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings
Queen Letizia wore a blue velvet gown by Spanish fashion house Felipe Varela, which she prefers to wear at these kind of events. aquamarine earrings

23 Comments

  1. Queen Letizia's blue velvet gown is very nice, and her earrings are gorgeous. Her makeup is perfect, as always, as is her posture. I think her hairstyle would have been better with the tendrils pulled back rather than hanging loose. The lady with the multicolored turban-like hat looks very nice, as do the Asian (Korean, maybe?) couple in their traditional blue attire. King Felipe looks particularly handsome in his formal attire.

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  2. Very simple but beautiful.

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  3. This should be tiara event

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  4. Very well tailored, fits her like a glove. I cannot help but think that this kind of column silhouette is not ideal for her. She looks so thin and so stiff, and a narrow dress like that must be difficult to walk in. She manages fine, but I think a bit more volume in the skirt had looked less restricting.

    I like the Korean couple´s hanboks.

    Felipe is insanely good-looking.

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    1. It was in the morning, because of that it does not have volume.

      The protocol in Spain for this diplomatic or military events is a long dress (even in the morning)

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  5. The gown’s color and fabric are gorgeous (I wish the length didn’t make me think of Morticia Addams, though). Queen Letizia looks beautiful.

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  6. Tout à fait parfaite la reine tant au niveau de la robe dans ce magnifique velours bleu que les boucles d'oreilles ; très bien coiffée... Qu'il est beau le couple asiatique ; je le crois coréen ; la dame est superbe dans ce hanbok qui est le vêtement traditionnel coréen !

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  7. What fantastic colours, the dress combined with these earrings!

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  8. Great outfit. Good taste and an excellent figure, the ideal combination

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  9. Joann
    Love the gown, but I don't like the hair hanging down that way. As I've said over and over, it's the fashion, but that doesn't make it attractive. I notice lots of the TV anchor women are wearing it that way. Apart from the unkempt look, it draws too much attention and takes away from the overall hair style. And those strands of hair draw the eye away from the earrings and any embellishments around the neck area.

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  10. I have never been a fan of this dress, I understand that daytime long dresses are difficult to manage, they can't be too festive, but this one gives me a vibe of an old fashioned Royal governess. Also this column dresses aren't the best choice for her figure, I am glad that the updo is not too severe, otherwise it would've been too much. Not terrible, but not her best look look

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    1. "Old fashioned royal governess" is much better than what I associated: an (elegant) bathrobe. :-)) (Ann.)

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    2. She has many like that for these events, it is the protocol,(military and/diplomatic) she can't do too much. The conservative people is thrilled, this is the way they like her.

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  11. A glorious luscious blue, beautiful velvet gown. Beautifully tailored, it fits perfectly. This gown highlights the Queens perfect posture. Love her drop earrings.

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  12. Quite different from her usual style but gorgeous. Love the material and the colour which emphasises her great figure. What a very handsome couple they are.

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  13. The dress is a beautiful color of blue and the style is perfect for Letizia. Her hair hanging down ruins the total look. It is a shame because the bun in back is styled nicely. Just wish she had pulled it all back.
    Shelley

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    1. I disagree. The loose hairs gives the outfit more soft appearance, very appropriate look for this occasion. And even Letizia is very thin, she looks good in this kind of tight dresses because she still have round hips and pump. -Siri

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  14. Ich habe irgendwo gelesen, das Kleid sei furchtbar, das finde ich gar nicht. Die Farbe ist toll, der Schnitt sehr elegant, die Länge ist vielleicht etwas zu viel. L. wirkt tatsächlich sehr steif in dieser Robe, aber das ist dem Anlass geschuldet. Der Stoff passt zur Jahreszeit. Was mir gar nicht gefällt, ist ihre Frisur. Die seitlichen Fransen stören mich, ich könnte mir vorstellen, dass eine moderne, strenge Form der Hochsteckfrisur eventuell besser gepasst hätte - ein kleiner Stilbruch, den ich gerne gesehen hätte.

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  15. I like it as a whole, only the length is a bit too much

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  16. The gown is lovely, color and style. Being constrained to a long dress, this works wonderfully for a day event. I like the simplicity of it, let's the beautiful velvet shine, and fits her like a glove. As for her hair, I think it was smart to have the tendrils. Kept it more of a daytime look. It isn't messy at all. I like the earrings. Overall, fantastic formal daytime presentation. And the King looks very handsome.
    Chel

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  17. I understand that the collar is intended to help with the "day time formal" situation, but I can`t help thinking this (Peter Pan?) collar is the problem, not the tendrils. Imagine the same hairdo and earrings with a neckline just a tad deeper, no collar…?

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  18. This dress was originally made for an outdoor event in the winter (Pascua Militar)so there was the need to cover her from neck to heels. It is true that there too many details. -a brooch instead of buttons,but it falls within the limits of court dress for the occasion. As for the Spanish press the writers are proving to be untrained and increasingly out of touch with basic contemporary fashion. The queen's outfits are generally copied, a horror, a scandal ..the same few adjectives. Poor writing skills aimed at a certain audience.
    The hair looks like the ladies in Victorian era paintings. It softens her face.

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