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Queen Letizia of Spain and King Felipe VI join the Swedish royal family at a reception in Stockholm 

Polished perfection! Queen Letizia of Spain oozes sophistication in a teal wrap dress as she and King Felipe VI join the Swedish royal family at a reception in Stockholm

  • Spanish royals attended a reception to mark end of their state visit to Sweden 
  • Queen Letizia, 49, looked stylish in a teal dress alongside King Felipe VI
  • Couple were joined by Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia 


Queen Letizia appeared effortlessly regal while joining husband King Felipe VI for a lavish reception in Stockholm on Thursday.

The couple were received by Swedish royals King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia for the occasion hosted in their honour as they mark the end of their two-day state visit to the country. 

Mother-of-two Letizia, 49, donned a stylish teal wrap dress from Spanish brand Cherubina with black court heels, while Felipe, 53, made an equal effort to look polished alongside the elegant Swedish royals. 

Queen Letizia, 49, and husband King Felipe, 53, attended a reception in their honour in Stockholm on Thursday, joined by Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia (pictured)

Mother-of-two Letizia (pictured) looked regal in a team wrap dress and black court heels, while accessorising with drop earrings

Mother-of-two Letizia (pictured) looked regal in a team wrap dress and black court heels, while accessorising with drop earrings 

Letizia swept her glossy brunette hair into a trendsetting bun with a centre parting to reveal jewelled drop earrings from de Grisogono. 

She chose to keep accessories relatively simple by completing her look with a clutch bag from Lidia Faro, while opting for glamorous makeup including pink lipstick and bronze eyeshadow. 

King Felipe and King Carl Gustaf appeared to have coordinated as both looked dapper in black suits with white shirts.

Meanwhile, Queen Silvia stepped out in a grey outfit with lace detail and her brown hair styled into voluminous waves. 

The 77-year-old wore a striking pink lipstick and accessorised with pearls.

All four royals appeared in good spirits as they posed for photographs during the reception. 

Queen Silvia (pictured right, with Letizia) donned a grey outfit with lace detail, completing her look with pearls

Queen Silvia (pictured right, with Letizia) donned a grey outfit with lace detail, completing her look with pearls 

Letizia (pictured) opted for a pink lipstick and bronze eyeshadow to compliment her glamorous look

Letizia (pictured left) swept her hair in a bun to reveal earrings from de Grisogono

Letizia (pictured left) opted for a pink lipstick and bronze eyeshadow to compliment her glamorous look, while sweeping her hair into a bun 

The event follows a busy day for the Spanish royals which saw King Felipe hold a meeting with businessmen and then attend the inauguration of the Sweden-Spain Business Seminar.

He spoke, saying:  ‘Innovation allows us to maximise our technological and industrial potential, improving business competitiveness and making companies stronger, more flexible and resilient, and creating better jobs. 

‘This message has stuck especially here, so it does not come as a surprise that the EU Commission has named Sweden the “most innovative country in the European Union” for the last eleven years. 

‘You are a great example for other European countries. In 2021, the latest Report on the Digital Economy and Society Index, produced by the Commission, points out that Spain is well above the European average. We are the 3rd country in the EU with the best connectivity.’ 

Queen Letizia, meanwhile, accompanied Queen Silvia to the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace in Stockholm to participate in a seminar on language, literature and translation, with the collaboration of the Cervantes Institute and the Swedish Institute. 

Letizia and Felipe's two-day state visit was organised to reinforce Spain's ties with Sweden as many Spaniards have emigrated to the Nordic country. Pictured: Queen Letizia, Sweden's King Carl Gustaf, Spain's King Felipe and Sweden's Queen Silvia

Letizia and Felipe’s two-day state visit was organised to reinforce Spain’s ties with Sweden as many Spaniards have emigrated to the Nordic country. Pictured: Queen Letizia, Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf, Spain’s King Felipe and Sweden’s Queen Silvia

The seminar highlighted the importance of literary translations for the promotion of literature and long-term cultural exchange between Spain and Sweden. 

King Felipe then accompanied by King Carl Gustaf visited the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, before rejoining Letizia for a traditional lunch in the Golden Hall of the City Hall.

The busy royal later visited the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and held a meeting with members of the Association of Spanish Scientists before tonight’s reception. 

Queen Letizia and King Felipe have attended a series of engagements to reinforce Spain’s ties with Sweden during the past two days.

The Spanish community in Sweden has grown at a sustained rate in the last decade, and up to 37.12 per cent in five years, as Spaniards emigrate to take advantage of job opportunities. 

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