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Queen Letizia of Spain looks chic in smart casual ensemble

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain were joined by their daughter Princess Leonor today as they visited the winner of the Exemplary Town of Asturias Award.

The Spanish royal family visited the parish of Cadavéu in Valdés on Saturday to celebrate the Princess of Asturias accolade, which is now in its 33rd year.

It is given to the town or village in Asturias ‘that has stood out in a notable way in the defence and conservation of its natural, environmental setting, its historical and cultural heritage’. 

The awards share their name with Princess Leonor, who is the Princess of Asturias.

Queen Letizia opted for smart casual for today’s outing, in a striped black and white T-shirt and black tailored trousers. She completed her look with black leather shoes.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain were joined by their daughter Princess Leonor today as they visited the winner of the Exemplary Town of Asturias Award

The Spanish royal family visited the parish of Cadavéu in Valdés on Saturday to celebrate the Princess of Asturias accolade, which is now in its 33rd year

The Spanish royal family visited the parish of Cadavéu in Valdés on Saturday to celebrate the Princess of Asturias accolade, which is now in its 33rd year

The awards share their name with Princess Leonor, who is the Princess of Asturias

The awards share their name with Princess Leonor, who is the Princess of Asturias

The Spanish royal, 50, wore her brunette locks loose for the occasion, and kept her make-up natural as she greeted locals and spoke with children in traditional dress.

Her eldest daughter Princess Leonor, 16, was just as stylish as her mother in a bright pink jumper and off-white cargo trousers. She swept her blonde hair back into a ponytail.

Leonor – who has a younger sister, Sofia – has been studying at UWC Atlantic College in Wales since September 2021, but returned home to Spain for half term. 

Queen Letizia opted for smart casual for today's outing, in a striped black and white T-shirt and black tailored trousers. She completed her look with black leather shoes

Queen Letizia opted for smart casual for today’s outing, in a striped black and white T-shirt and black tailored trousers. She completed her look with black leather shoes

The Spanish royal, 50, wore her brunette locks loose for the occasion, and kept her make-up natural as she greeted locals and spoke with children in traditional dress

The Spanish royal, 50, wore her brunette locks loose for the occasion, and kept her make-up natural as she greeted locals and spoke with children in traditional dress

Her eldest daughter Princess Leonor, 16, was just as stylish as her mother in a bright pink jumper and off-white cargo trousers. She swept her blonde hair back into a ponytail

Her eldest daughter Princess Leonor, 16, was just as stylish as her mother in a bright pink jumper and off-white cargo trousers. She swept her blonde hair back into a ponytail

Pictured: Spanish royals

Pictured: Spanish royals

Leonor – who has a younger sister, Sofia – has been studying at UWC Atlantic College in Wales since September 2021, but returned home to Spain for half term

Yesterday, the Spanish royal family met with victors of the Princess of Asturias Awards in Oviedo, in the Principality of Asturias in the north of the country.

The Princess of Asturias Awards are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Princess of Asturias Foundation – previously the Prince of Asturias Foundation – to individuals, entities or organisations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities and public affairs.

Each recipient present at the ceremony receives a diploma, a sculpture expressly created for the awards by Spanish sculptor Joan Miró, and a pin with the emblem of the Foundation.

There is also a monetary prize of 50,000 euros for each category, this amount is shared if the category has more that one recipient. 

The Princess of Asturias Awards are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Princess of Asturias Foundation - previously the Prince of Asturias Foundation - to individuals, entities or organisations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities and public affairs

The Princess of Asturias Awards are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Princess of Asturias Foundation – previously the Prince of Asturias Foundation – to individuals, entities or organisations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities and public affairs

The Spanish Princess Leonor plants a tree with residents of the village in Cadavéu, Spain

The Spanish Princess Leonor plants a tree with residents of the village in Cadavéu, Spain

Princess Leonor and King Felipe greet cyclists as they visit the winning village in Spain

Princess Leonor and King Felipe greet cyclists as they visit the winning village in Spain

It comes as Leonor – who started her second year at the UWC Atlantic College at St Donat’s Castle in Wales – is set to train with all three branches of Spain’s military from September 2023. 

The daughter of Felipe and Letizia will follow in her father’s footsteps and will train with the army, the navy and the Spanish air force before moving on to the rest of her university studies. 

Last month the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that Leonor’s military training would culminate with a stint on board the Juan Sebastián de Elcano, a training ship used by the Spanish Navy.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain were joined by their daughters Princesses Leonor and Sofia yesterday to greet the Princess of Asturias Award winners

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain were joined by their daughters Princesses Leonor and Sofia yesterday to greet the Princess of Asturias Award winners

Looking as elegant as ever, Letizia, 50, donned a recycled patterned dress from Spanish brand Cherubina, which she first wore when visiting Windsor in 2019

Letizia kept her look simple with black heels, dainty drop pearl earrings and kept her brunette locks loose

Looking as elegant as ever, Letizia, 50, donned a recycled patterned dress from Spanish brand Cherubina, which she first wore when visiting Windsor in 2019

The Spanish royal family met with the victors in Oviedo, in the Principality of Asturias in the north of the country, prior to the annual awarding ceremony on Friday night

The Spanish royal family met with the victors in Oviedo, in the Principality of Asturias in the north of the country, prior to the annual awarding ceremony on Friday night

It was also revealed that the young Princess would go on to study law at university once her training with the military is complete. 

Her choice of university has not been revealed yet, however, her educational trajectory is extremely similar to her father’s, King Felipe VI.

After graduating from high school at Lakefield College in Canada, Felipe returned to Spain and attended the General Military Academy of Zaragozo, and went on to study at the Naval Military School in Marín. 

He ended his training with a stint at the General Air Academy in San Javier. 

His also completed his military training with a stint on the shop Juan Sebastián Elcano aged 18 in 1987, and went on to study law at the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Beaming Sofia (pictured right) looked equally fashionable in a black and white striped dress, which she teamed with black heels

Beaming Sofia (pictured right) looked equally fashionable in a black and white striped dress, which she teamed with black heels

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