Queen Letizia of Spain and her daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia were there along with King Felipe VI to celebrate the national day of Spain Monday. The family watched a military parade marking the special day in Madrid. They also took their place in a balcony as aircraft from the Spanish military performed a fly-past.
The aircrafts left trails of red and yellow smoke, while over 3,400 troops marched through the centre of the city. The celebrations were in honor of the country’s national holiday, which commemorates both the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the new world and Spain’s armed forces day.
King Felipe looked regal in military uniform, while Queen Letizia looked chic in a navy shift dress and blazer. The A-line dress featured a black line that ran from the neckline to the hemline and a round neck. The 43-year-old covered up in a matching coat by her go-to designer Felipe Varela.
The jacket featured long sleeves and oversized pockets. Letizia blue accessorized with blue jewels. She also carried a navy clutch bag and wore matching pumps.
Her hair was styled in a low bun. Letizia’s make-up was flawless with smoky eyes and brown lipstick.
Princesses Leonor and Sofia donned patterned blue dresses. They appeared to have color coordinated with their stylish mother. Leonor wore a navy cardigan matching with her frock, while Sofia opted for an off-white cardigan. Both the girls wore wool tights, and both wore their hair in matching plaited styles. The youngsters waved happily to the crowds who had lined the streets to watch the parade.
It is the second time the family has presided over the national day celebrations, following Felipe’s coronation in June 2014. The 47-year-old king’s older daughter Leonor is now the heir to the Spanish throne and the youngest heir presumptive in Europe.
The nine-year-old has recently been honored with her own postage stamp. Around 310,000 stamps feature a portrait of the young princess and are now on sale in Spain. The special stamps, priced at around 70p each, are all about celebrating the cultural awards named after Leonor’s official title, Princess of Asturias.