Spanish royals King Felipe and Queen Letizia accompanied her Majesty Queen Sofía to the event on Thursday, August 3.
Letizia looked elegant as ever in a flowing blue and white dress which she teamed with wedged espadrilles and a glossy high ponytail.
The 50-year-old Queen donned the Desigual x Stella Jean Ruffle Midi Dress, 189 euros (£162). On the website, the garment is described as: “A midi dress with a ruffle at the top, exposed shoulders, an elasticated waist with a belt and a two-tone print.”
Complete with a gently ruffled hemline and exaggerated bardot neckline, the tonal ensemble perfectly complimented Letizia’s bronzed complexion and slender figure.
The look was in keeping with classic royal summer fashion too, bearing a close resemblance to a dress worn by Meghan Markle on a royal tour in 2019.
For her visit to the King’s royal residence in Morocco, the Duchess of Sussex donned a floor-length blue chiffon dress from Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2019 collection.
The dress retailed for $2,990 (£2,353) at the time, featuring a two-tone pattern in contrasting shades of blue.
Despite being worn by Meghan when she was pregnant with her first child, Archie, the dress wasn’t actually designed specifically to be maternity wear. However, the high, fitted waistline and flowy skirt make it work for her curvacious silhouette.
Just like Queen Letizia, the stylish royal teamed the garment with simple accessories including the “Christian Dior Bee Clutch in Gold Satin” (£1,378) and stud earrings.
Meghan’s look felt dressed up without being over-the-top fancy thanks to her sleek back ballerina bun, light makeup, and dainty jewels.
Yesterday, Letizia completed her outfit with gold jewellery consisting of a “Coreterno Amor Che Tutto Move 18K Yellow Gold Ring” and a pair of gold and diamond earrings by Isabel Guarch.
The blue and white gown is clearly a summer staple for royal women in the warm weather and was recently styled by Princess Kate too.
She wore a £550 new-season dress by Beulah London for the Royal Charity Polo Cup at Flemish Farm on July 6, 2023.
Made from a cornflower blue fabric adorned with white details, the silhouette resembled the straight skirt of Letizia’s dress and was cut with the same modest hemline.
Kate’s look was more suitable for the cooler British climate, however, with long gathered sleeves and a crew neckline similar to the one on Meghan’s Carolina Herrera number.