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Queen Letizia of Spain joins Swedish royal family at a state banquet

The Swedish royal family treated King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to a glamorous state banquet at the Royal Palace in Stockholm this evening as part of the couple’s two-day visit.

Mother-of-two Letizia, 49, commanded attention in a navy ruffled ballgown and glittering tiara, while heir to the Swedish throne Crown Princess Victoria, 44, who arrived alongside her husband Prince Daniel, opted for a floral embellished gown and gem encrusted tiara for the occasion.

She was joined by Princess Sofia, 36, Prince Carl Philip, 42, as well as King Carl Gustaf, 75, and Queen Silvia, 77, as they hosted the Spanish royal couple.

 The Swedish royal family treated King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain to a glamorous state banquet (pictured) at the Royal Palace in Stockholm this evening as part of the couple’s two-day visit

Mother-of-two Letizia (pictured with her husband), 49, commanded attention in a navy ruffled ballgown and glittering tiara

Mother-of-two Letizia (pictured with her husband), 49, commanded attention in a navy ruffled ballgown and glittering tiara

Letizia, who wore her brown locks swept back in a chic bun, dazzled in diamonds – including an impressive tiara, eye-catching earrings and matching bracelets. 

Princess Sofia, who shares three children with her husband Prince Carl Philip, showcased her fashion prowess in a figure-hugging white gown, teamed with a shimmering clutch. Her husband looked dapper in his formal attire. 

Elsewhere, Queen Silvia was a bronze beauty in a metallic dress which featured pearl detailing on its overlay, while her husband looked equally charming in all his finery.

Earlier in the day, Letizia and her husband attended an official welcome ceremony for their state visit at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, alongside the Swedish royals.

Queen Letizia of Spain (L) and Queen Silvia of Sweden

Heir to the Swedish throne Crown Princess Victoria, 44, who arrived alongside her husband Prince Daniel (pictured together), opted for a floral embellished gown and gem encrusted tiara for the occasion

Heir to the Swedish throne Crown Princess Victoria, 44, who arrived alongside her husband Prince Daniel (pictured together, right), opted for a floral embellished gown and gem encrusted tiara for the occasion. Pictured left, Queen Letizia of Spain (L) and Queen Silvia of Sweden

Princess Victoria was joined by Princess Sofia, 36, Prince Carl Philip, 42, as well as King Carl Gustaf, 75, and Queen Silvia (pictured together, right), 77, as they hosted the Spanish royal couple

Princess Victoria was joined by Princess Sofia, 36, Prince Carl Philip, 42, as well as King Carl Gustaf, 75, and Queen Silvia (pictured together, right), 77, as they hosted the Spanish royal couple

Letizia (pictured at the event with the other royals), who wore her brown locks swept back in a chic bun, dazzled in diamonds - including an impressive tiara, eye-catching earrings and matching bracelets

Queen Letizia of Spain (L) and Queen Silvia of Sweden attend a gala dinner held by the Swedish Royal couple

Letizia (pictured at the event with the other royals), who wore her brown locks swept back in a chic bun, dazzled in diamonds – including an impressive tiara, eye-catching earrings and matching bracelets

She proved her fashion prowess once again as she turned heads in an eye-catching bold red dress complete with matching statement headpiece.

The royal, who wrapped up warm in a tan-coloured cape style coat complete with fur trim neckline, completed her ensemble with a pair of coordinating stiletto heels, mini bag and matching gloves.  

Meanwhile, Queen Silvia of Sweden, 77, opted for a vibrant purple coat and hat – adding a butterfly brooch and pair of dark mauve block heels to finish off her polished look.  

Meanwhile, Felipe, 53, appeared equally polished for the visit in response to an invitation from the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.  

Queen Silvia (pictured right) was a bronze beauty in a metallic dress which featured pearl detailing on its overlay, while her husband looked equally charming in all his finery

Queen Silvia (pictured right) was a bronze beauty in a metallic dress which featured pearl detailing on its overlay, while her husband looked equally charming in all his finery

Princess Victoria (L) of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel attend a gala dinner held in honour of the Spanish Royal Couple at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden

Princess Victoria (L) of Sweden and her husband Prince Daniel attend a gala dinner held in honour of the Spanish Royal Couple at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden

King Felipe of Spain attends a gala dinner held by the Swedish Royal couple

Earlier in the day, Letizia and her husband (pictured) attended an official welcome ceremony for their state visit at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, alongside the Swedish royals

Earlier in the day, Letizia and her husband (pictured right) attended an official welcome ceremony for their state visit at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, alongside the Swedish royals

Felipe (pictured with some of the royals), 53, appeared equally polished for the visit in response to an invitation from the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Felipe (pictured with some of the royals), 53, appeared equally polished for the visit in response to an invitation from the King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

The royal couple arrived at the Residence of the Embassy of Spain on Tuesday to speak with Spanish residents living in the country. Pictured, Princess Victoria at the dinner

Queen Letizia (R) of Spain talks to Prince Daniel of Sweden during the gala dinner

The royal couple arrived at the Residence of the Embassy of Spain on Tuesday to speak with Spanish residents living in the country. Pictured left, Princess Victoria at the dinner, and right, Letizia

The royal couple arrived at the Residence of the Embassy of Spain on Tuesday to speak with Spanish residents living in the country.  

The Spanish royals are on a two-day state visit to Sweden.  The trip comes less than a week after the couple held a glittering state banquet in honour of the Italian President Sergio Mattarella’s visit to Spain.

On Tuesday, the couple were seen travelling from the Adolfo Suárez Madrid Barajas Airport, the Spanish royals were accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Science and Innovation, as well as the Secretary of State for Commerce. 

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI of Spain, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Prince Daniel of Sweden and Crown Princess Victoria at the official welcome ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI of Spain, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Prince Daniel of Sweden and Crown Princess Victoria at the official welcome ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm

Earlier today, Queen Letizia, who wore her brown glossy locks loose, opted for a glamorous makeup look consisting of a smokey eye, bronzed cheeks and a nude-coloured lip. Pictured, with Queen Silvia of Sweden

Earlier today, Queen Letizia, who wore her brown glossy locks loose, opted for a glamorous makeup look consisting of a smokey eye, bronzed cheeks and a nude-coloured lip. Pictured, with Queen Silvia of Sweden

They later arrived at the Residence of the Embassy of Spain in Sweden, where Felipe addressed the Spanish residents, saying: ‘All of you, those of you who have been here longer and those who are still looking for your place in this new host country, we would like to send you a message of support, as you represent, outside of our borders, much of the best of our country.’

He added: ‘We are certain that you demonstrate not only your ability to work and commitment, but also your tenacity and ingenuity, as well as your excellent training.’

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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