was the epitome of summer elegance as she donned a cream dress to honour one of ‘s most famous writers today. 


The Spanish Queen, 48, opened the ‘Emilia Pardo Bazan: The challenge of modernity’ exhibition at the National library in Madrid this morning. 

The event celebrates the legacy of writer, critical thinker and journalist Emilia Pardo Bazan, who was one of the leading figures of Spanish literature in the 19th century. 

For the occasion, Letizia opted for a recycled white sundress from Pedro del Hierro she first wore during her state trip to Argentina in 2019. 

Queen Letizia of Spain, 58, stunned in a recycled dress she first wore in 2019 to open an exhibition on Spanish author and thinker Emilia Pardo Bazan in Madrid, today, pictured

The mother-of-two, who favours lighter colours during the hotter months of the year, looked perfectly stylish for the literary event. 

Sporting a white face mask on her way to the event, King Felipe VI’s wife shone in the number which highlighted her slender waist. 

No stranger to reutilising her wardrobe to create new looks, Letizia looked fresh in the sleeveless midi with a softly pleated skirt and flattering round neck.

The mother-of-two, pictured, kept the look simple and wore little makeup and jewellery for the occasion

Letizia has worn it on several occasions since debuting it during her trip to Argentina in 2019. 

For today’s event, she added an edge with snakeskin stiletto heels and a matching clutch bag.

She kept her makeup discreet, with a dash of eyeshadow and mascara, bringing the focus on her perfectly sculpted eyebrows. 

She wore little jewellery, opting for a ring on her left hand, and gold stud earrings. 

Letizia first wore the cream dress during hers and Felipe VI’s state visit to Argentina in 2019 (pictured with Argentina’s First Lady Juliana Awada)

The sleeveless dress highlighted Letizia’s petite silhouette. She banked on edgy accessories with snake skin stiletto and a matching clutch bag, right


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Keep it chic like Queen Letizia in Pedro del Hierro


Queen Letizia of Spain showcased her elegant signature style as she opened an exhibition in Madrid.

The royal opted for a mid-length dress from Pedro del Hierro, teamed with her trusty snake print shoes by Magrit.

Hailing from the designer's SS19 collection, this timeless dress combines a fit-and-flare silhouette and versatile cream colourway.

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Her brown hair was styled straight, a look which has been her go-to in recent months, with a few salt and pepper strands of hair visible. 

After making a stylish entrance, the Spanish queen opened the exhibition, which celebrates the work and legacy of Emila Pardo Bazan, 

Born in 1851, the author is seen as one of Spain’s most influential literary figures of the 19th century. 

Pardo enjoyed a multifaceted career and found success as an author, playwright, poet and professor. 

The Spanish royal was greeted by the First Vice-President of the Government, Carmen Calvo, right, this morning

Letizia looked stylish as she made her way to the literary event, meu wearing a face mask in line with coronavirus regulations 

She was also a highly regarded literary critic, journalist and editor, who was deeply interested in politics and gender studies.  

Credited with introducing feminist ideas in her works of fictions, she dedicated her life to the defence of women’s right. 

The author is known for bringing the Naturalist literary movement and its themes of determinism, scientific objectivism and social commentary to Spain. It traces its origins to French author Emile Zola.

While Pardo’s literary legacy is celebrated, she had controversial views, and was openly antisemitic, even trying to justify antisemitism in the case of the Dreyfus Affair, where Jewish captain Dreyfus was disgraced and martial lawed on suspicious of being a spy. 

Attendees look at the pieces from the exhibition of Emilia Pardo Bazan, on 7 June, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. The exhibition is organized by the National Library of Spain, Accion Cultural Española, Xunta de Galicia and Comunidad de Madrid on the occasion of the centenary of the death of the Galician writer, Emilia Pardo Bazan