Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Queen Letizia Steps Out in a Royally-Loved Hugo Boss Skirt

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia attended the presentation of Scholarships of the Spanish Cooperation earlier today.

The royal couple were greeted by Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arancha González Laya; Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Ángeles Moreno; Director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Magdy Esteban Martínez Solimán; and Director of the Carolina Foundation, José Antonio Sanahuja.

Since its inception, the scholarship has supported over 21,000 students. The initiative reinforces the value of supporting students from Spain and further afield in solidarity with partner countries, aimed at strengthening international academic mobility.

King Felipe VI addressed guests in a speech. "I would like to sincerely congratulate all those responsible for the institutions that participate and contribute to the design, development and financing of these grants that change lives. Education results in social cohesion because, by facilitating access to knowledge, it also reinforces a framework of tolerance and respect.  It is necessary to promote the exchange, management and shared creation of knowledge. And this is precisely the message that these scholarships convey. Their effect is real and visible in the short and long term, because in addition to all the social and economic benefits they bring, they also help to create a more committed and supportive citizenry."

Letizia has a fabulously, elegant style -- often offering fresh touches to professional and sophisticated dressing. Today she was clad in one of her favourite designers, Hugo Boss. The V-neck top in pure silk with flared sleeves is shown in pink below (a great spot by UFO No More).

Letizia's Hugo Boss Vrima skirt could quite possibly be one of the most popular pieces of clothing among European royal ladies. The £200 piece is from the 2018 collection and crafted in Portuguese bonded microfibre. It features flattering dividing seams and a front slit at the knee.

Letizia has worn the piece on several occasions, including for engagements in Madrid in June 2019.

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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is also a fan - teaming the skirt with a polka dot blouse in 2019 for an event highlighting an exploration of life science collaboration opportunities between Texas and Denmark at the Texas Medical Center.

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Over in Sweden, Princess Sofia was the first royal to publicly wear the Vrima for a Stockholm city hall luncheon in 2018. I adore the matching top.

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Teamed with a black turtleneck in 2019 for the 'Learning and Dyslexia' conference.

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Belted pencil skirts look set to continue to feature for the season ahead. Below three options from Marks & Spencer, Reiss and Ann Taylor.

Which royal styling of the Vrima skirt do you prefer?


  1. That is a pretty skirt and looks fantastic on all the royal ladies.

    I think Queen Letizia has excellent taste in shoes. I would be cold in this top and praying for something warm over my shoulders.

  2. Thanks so much for the fabulous update on how many royal ladies have adopted that skirt! I love it on Letizia and don't mind how often we see it. The new HB top looks a bit odd to me as I'm still stuck in winter layers and can't understand anyone venturing out in something so light. The asymmetric sleeves aren't working with me, just looking untidy in the way handkerchief skirts so often do. Of course it's beautifully tailored and designed and no doubt if I saw it in person I'd like it. Letizia continues to look as elegant as ever.