Royal women have at least one trait in common: impeccable taste in clothes. Granted, all of them need to dress to impress for the many public engagements they attend (galas, palace dinners, royal tours, etc.), and, like other aspects of their lives, there is surely a staff to assist them. But style seems to run through their veins. This much is true for Queen Letizia of Spain, who can hold her own amongst best-dressed royals, like Meghan Markle (opens in new tab) and Queen Rania of Jordan (opens in new tab).
Letizia, now 47, married King Felipe VI of Spain in 2004 and, since then, has amassed quite the designer wardrobe. Carolina Herrera, Hugo Boss, Felipe Varela, the names are endless. Perhaps her keen sense in fashion is enhanced by her brilliance: Prior to becoming queen, Letizia worked as a journalist for ABC, EFE, and CNN+ (she's the first Spanish queen to have been born a commoner). Queen Letizia doesn't just dress worldly, she is worldly. See her best looks, ahead.
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March 5, 2020
For the Rare Diseases World Day event, Queen Letizia wore a blush pink silk button-down with a pleated purple ombré skirt. And, take a peek at her two-toned shoes.
February 27, 2020
The queen of Spain wore a puffy-sleeve red and black floral Maje dress with black heels to the ARCO fair 2020 at Ifema in Madrid.
February 21, 2020
A fan of Hugo Boss, Queen Letizia was ready for spring in this brightly printed shirtdress with Magrit red pumps.
February 17, 2020
Queen Letizia attended the Premios Nacionales De Investigacion awards 2019 at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain. She wore a fitted black long-sleeve dress cinched with a belt and suede boots.
January 6, 2020
Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in a coat-inspired blue dress with a middle part to the New Year Military parade 2020 celebration at the Royal Palace in Madrid.
December 17, 2019
The queen of Spain toured the opening of The Other Court, an art exhibition at the Royal Palace of Madrid, while rocking a pink power suit by Boss. She styled it with matching pumps and a Carolina Herrera blouse.
December 12, 2019
Queen Letizia added a touch of snakeskin to her otherwise black outfit while attending a forum on the socio-economic impact of traffic accidents with child victims at Sede Arbetis in Madrid, Spain.
December 11, 2019
A cape blazer is an essential to anyone's work wardrobe. Queen Letizia of Spain wore hers over a plaid sheath dress while attending an event at COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid.
November 13, 2019
Queen Letizia of Spain isn't afraid of going sheer as evidenced by the see-through sleeves on her pink trench coat. The outfit is one of our favorites so far, which she wore to a reception at the Spanish Embassy in La Havana, Cuba.
October 17, 2019
King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the 28th Princess of Asturias Awards Concert. For the occasion, the queen wore a feathered set by Spanish label The 2nd Skin Co (opens in new tab) with her black Magrit satin panel flap clutch bag and Manolo Blahnik snakeskin pump.
October 12, 2019
While attending a reception at the Royal Palace during the National Day, the royal wore a blush pink dress with sheer sleeves and butterfly embroidery from Felipe Varela. She styled it with Steve Madden blush pink heels and a hot pink clutch from Magrit.
August 8, 2019
Queen Letizia and her husband King Felipe VI of Spain, along with children Princess Leonor of Spain and Princess Sofia of Spain, visited the Son Marroig museum in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. For the casual outing, the queen wore a belted white summer dress and espadrille wedges.
August 1, 2019
The queen and her daughter, Princess Leonor, were spotted taking a stroll around Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Letizia dressed down in a casual green jumpsuit with wedges.
July 19, 2019
Always one for prints, she wore this maroon dress while attending an event at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. Like most royals, she matched her shoes to the rest of the outfit.
June 21, 2019
Queen Letizia of Spain gravitated towards blue on this day, choosing a printed long-sleeve dress and sparkly blue heels. She dressed up for the DISCAPNET awards in Madrid.
June 17, 2019
Queen Letizia of Spain chatted with the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, while they were both attending the Order of the Garter service at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. Kate wore a white coat-dress by Catherine Walker and a hat by Lock & Co. The queen of Spain also wore a similar color palette, rocking an elegant dotted pattern dress by Spanish brand Cherubina.
May 16, 2019
For a visit to the FAD (Foundation Against Drug Addiction) in Madrid, Letizia wore an impeccably clean and tailored white pantsuit set.
February 28, 2019
Queen Letizia of Spain is full of surprises when it comes to her outfits. Here, she chose a leather dress from & Other Stories (opens in new tab), which currently retails for $449, to wear to the opening of the ARCO 2019 contemporary art fair in Madrid.
February 27, 2019
Queen Letizia of Spain and King Felipe VI of Spain attended a gala dinner in honor of Peruvian President Martin Alberto Vizcarra and his wife at the Royal Palace. The queen re-wore an embroidered lavender couture Varela dress she previously wore to a pre-wedding night gala in London for Kate Middleton and Prince William's nuptials. The royal topped off her stunning look with the diamond floral tiara, a crown given to her by her mother-in-law on becoming queen.
February 4, 2019
Queen Letizia of Spain went to the sheer side in this black long-sleeve top and suede brown skirt with a studded belt. She was on her way to the forum against cancer 'Por Un Enfoque Integral' at CaixaForum in Madrid.
November 28, 2018
Queen Letizia of Spain and Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan arrived to the the Royal Theatre in Madrid. The Spanish queen wore an embroidered floral and bird motif dress from ASOS (opens in new tab).
July 26, 2018
Queen Letizia wore a denim dress by Hugo Boss while visiting the Princesa de Asturias International School of Music in Oviedo, Spain. The knee-length designer number featured a collar, button details, and subtle striped belt.
July 19, 2018
Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI of Spain visited the city of Bailen, Spain to mark the 210th anniversary of the Bailen Battle. For the occasion, the royal wore a white-and-black polka dot silk chiffon halter dress from Carolina Herrera. She accessorized with pumps from Steve Madden (opens in new tab).
July 5, 2018
Queen Letizia greeted APRAMP members (Association for the Prevention, Reintegration, and Care of Prostituted Women) in Madrid while wearing a white high-neck top and Hugo Boss snap button pants. Her navy and white Magrit heels complemented her outfit.
July 3, 2018
Queen Letizia of Spain attended an event organized by the Mujeres Por Africa Foundation. She wore a white silk blouse and printed flare skirt, both by Adolfo Domínguez, and gray Magrit pumps.
May 26, 2018
For Armed Forces Day in Logrono, Spain, the royal wore an orchid print Carolina Herrera coat from the designer's pre-fall 2018 collection. She paired the outerwear with heels in a matching shade.
February 19, 2018
Queen Letizia wore a fashion-forward olive-green cape dress with matching python pumps to the Innovation and Design Awards in Alcalá de Henares in central Spain.
December 21, 2017
Queen Letizia of Spain arrived to a meeting at the Spanish Association Against Cancer in Madrid in a traffic-stopping head-to-toe red outfit: robe coat, over-the-knee boots, handbag, and all.
October 20, 2017
Queen Letizia of Spain attended the Princesa de Asturias Awards ceremony at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo, Spain. For the event, she wore a black-and-white embellished floral dress.
October 20, 2017
King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the delivery of Princess of Asturias awards medals in in Oviedo, Spain. The royal wore a semi-sheer beige dress with a pink floral print.
July 12, 2017
Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Letizia of Spain posed for a photograph ahead of a state banquet at Buckingham Palace. Letizia wore an off-the-shoulder beaded red gown and a dazzling bejeweled tiara.
May 24, 2017
Looking like a street style star, Queen Letizia of Spain wore a white vest dress by Massimo Dutti with leggings while heading to the Museo Nacional de la Ciencia y Tecnologia in Madrid, Spain.
April 29, 2017
King Felipe and Queen Letizia left their hotel to attend the private birthday party of King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands. Letizia wore a Stella McCartney gown with an asymmetrical cape train.
April 18, 2017
Not one to shy away from showing off her collar bone (a British royal no-no (opens in new tab)), Queen Letizia tucked her off-the-shoulder top into a pair of black pants while attending an awards ceremony in Madrid, Spain.
February 22, 2017
The Spanish royal couple gathered for a Gala Dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain. Queen Letizia wore a long-sleeve Felipe Varela black gown and accessorized with diamonds.
December 16, 2016
Queen Letizia proves a trench coat is the ultimate wardrobe staple, even for royals. She wore hers with gray slacks while visiting the UNICEF Spanish Committee.
November 29, 2016
Queen Letizia attended a gala dinner at Palacio de las Necesidades during her official visit to Portugal. She wore a long-sleeve, shimmery emerald dress by Felipe Valerla with matching green heels.
November 28, 2016
For a visit to the Chamber of Commerce of Porto in Portugal, the royal covered up in a Felipe Varela pink textured coat over a lavender dress. Her accessories were also by Varela.
November 4, 2016
Queen Letizia made an appearance at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain. She wore a red Carolina Herrera crosshatch houndstooth blouse and gray high-waisted trousers from the fashion house. She completed the look with Uterqüe fabric heels.
October 5, 2016
Queen Letizia of Spain attended the Red Cross Fundraising day event (Dia de la Banderita) in Madrid, Spain. She wore a white Hugo Boss top and Uterqüe red button culottes, which she paired with heels from the brand, and a pop of red lipstick.
September 22, 2016
At a Spanish Association Against Cancer event, Queen Letizia broke up her white Felipe Varela suit with a star-printed blouse from Massimo Dutti.
September 15, 2016
Queen Letizia of Spain attended the inauguration of the Royal Theatre Season in Madrid, Spain. She wore a black Felipe Varela dress with a scalloped lace hem and Magrit pumps.
June 29, 2016
The royal wore a pink chiffon top and Hugo Boss gray skirt while visiting the Volkswagen Factory in Navarra, Spain.
May 27, 2016
For the opening of the Madrid Book Fair in Spain, Queen Letizia showed off her playful feminine side once again with a pink sweater and gray skirt combo, both from Hugo Boss (royals! they repeat clothing! just like us!). She carried a Felipe Prieto clutch and wore pink reptile-patterned pumps from Magrit.
April 26, 2016
Queen Letizia is a royal but she still keeps casual T-shirts in her wardrobe. She wore this striped tee from Massimo Dutti under a beige coat with black slacks while attending an event in Madrid, Spain.
April 13, 2016
Queen Letizia arrived to the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain, for a meeting in a bold red Felipe Varela blazer. Underneath it, she wore a monochromatic blouse from Zara and Uterqüe wide-leg cropped trousers. She finished the look with Magrit black pumps.
November 20, 2015
While meeting Queen Rania of Jordan in Madrid, Spain, Queen Letizia wore a gray cashmere skirt suit from Carolina Herrera. She accessorized with Prada pumps and carried a Hugo Boss black leather bag.
October 30, 2015
Queen Letizia wore a Hugo Boss lambskin leather sheath dress to welcome representatives from the tenth edition of the International Prize "Yo Dona," in Spain.
June 2, 2015
King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the Velasquez Exhibition at Le Grand Palais in Paris, France. She wore a navy button-down shirt and a Carolina Herrera floral skirt with crisscross strap heels.
March 30, 2011
Letizia and Felipe attended an official dinner at the Palacio Real de Madrid. The royal wore a textured red ballgown.
June 3, 2009
In 2009, then-Prince Felipe and then-Princess Letizia attended the PhotoEspana exhibition opening at the Real Jardin Botanico in Madrid, Spain. The princess wore a floral shirt dress and lace-up peep-toe heels.
May 12, 2008
Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attended the Actualidad Economica magazine's 50th anniversary dinner. The princess opted for a silky red dress.
Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.
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