King Felipe and Queen Letizia‘s State Visit to the UK continued on July 13-14 when they visited Westminster Abbey with Prince Harry, attended the Lord Mayor’s Guildhall banquet with Princess Anne, and officially departed Buckingham Palace.
Tiara-mode continued on night 2 when Felipe and Letizia attended the Lord Mayor of London’s Banquet at Guildhall on July 13 along with Anne and Sir Tim Laurence
Upon greeting the King and Queen, Anne gave a deep curtsy. You can see video of Anne’s curtsy to Felipe in the video below, along with more of TMs arrival at Guildhall.
For night 2, Letizia wore a gown that I love to bits – she’s really hitting it out of the ballpark with her gowns this year. She wore a sapphire blue asymmetric one-shoulder draped gown. I’ve read elsewhere that this gown didn’t top night 1’s red gown, but for me while that red gown was gorgeous it was a bit too fussy, but this blue gown is perfection.
Letizia paired the gown with the Spanish Floral Tiara, enormous sapphire and diamond earrings, and a diamond Fleur de lys brooch which is a part of the Princess Tiara.
Letizia wore the Order of Charles III (Spain) and the two diamond bracelets from the joyas de pasar on her left wrist.
Anne wore a very princess dress with loads of embellishments and poofy sleeves. It’s not at all what Anne usually rocks, but I dig it.
Anne wore her Festoon Tiara (which was gifted to Anne in 1973 by the World Wide Shipping Group after she christened one of their ships), diamond necklace and earrings (which were an 18th birthday present from her parents), and a diamond bow brooch (which was a wedding gift from Charles).
Anne chose not to wear her RFO, just the sash and star of the Order of the Garter (Britain) and the star of the Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain).
It has been confirmed that Harry, Andrew, and Anne received the Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain) from Felipe for their involvement in the State Visit. I believe they received the Second Class grade judging by the design of the star and the fact that they didn’t wear the sash. You can see the star on Anne in the photo below, it’s the star on the left closest to the Garter sash.
Earlier in the day on Day 2, Felipe and Letizia were joined for a visit to Westminster Abbey by Prince Harry where they toured the Abbey before placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Below is a video of the visit.
For this part of the day, Letizia wore an outfit we’ve seen five times now: Carolina Herrera Flower Fil Coupe Party Skirt and navy Felipe Varela silk blouse. The only truly interesting thing about this outing is that Letizia wore a pair of diamond and turquoise earrings which belong to Queen Sofia.
On Day 3, their final day of the State Visit, Felipe and Letizia officially bid farewell to The Queen and Prince Philip and departed Buckingham Palace.
Their Majesties had another full day including a trip to the Francis Crick Institute in London and the Weston Library at Oxford University in Oxford.
Letizia looked fantastic on her final day in the UK, opting for a Topshop “Pleat Front Prom Skirt” (£80.00) in champagne, paired with a white off-center surplice neck blouse, Lodi burgundy suede ankle strap pumps, and a clutch from Suma Cruz.
Overall, I think Letizia looked wonderful this State Visit. Outside of her not-my-favorite yellow number at the start of the visit, she had some great outfits.