While avid royal watchers are well acquainted with the glamorous Queen Letizia of Spain, many football fans were introduced to the royal for the first time during the Women’s World Cup final in Sydney on Sunday.
Queen Letizia, the wife of the reigning King Felipe VI, was accompanied by her youngest daughter Infanta Sofia, 16, as she watched her team triumph over England’s Lionesses in the record-breaking match. The Spanish royals watched with bated breath as the action played out on the pitch, with Spain eventually winning 1-0. Later, Queen Letizia and Infanta Sofia were front and centre for the trophy presentation ceremony, even joining the players in their jubilant celebrations.
For the high profile occasion, Queen Letizia opted for a red blazer and trousers by Hugo Boss. The choice is unsurprising: the label is a staple (the queen favours sharp tailoring and sleek silhouettes) and bold scarlet is one of her signature colours (as well as being the colour of Spain’s national kit). The boot-cut trousers and longline blazer struck the right balance between business and regal elegance. Letizia kept the rest of her look simple: a Carolina Herrera bag, Latouche black boots and diamond and ruby earrings by Gold&Roses.
Red alert! Queen Letizia of Spain in her signature shade
Infanta Sofia borrowed from her mother’s wardrobe, wearing a cream Carolina Herrera coat previously seen on the queen over a classic breton stripe top. The teenage princess finished the look with a pair of Massimo Dutti slingbacks.
King Felipe VI of Spain (who was spotted in the Royal Box for the Wimbledon men’s final earlier this summer) had to miss the match due to conflicting duties. Eldest daughter Princess Leonor, the future queen of Spain, is also busy: she started her first year of military training last Thursday.
Notably absent from the match was Prince William, who came under fire for not making the trip to Sydney despite being president of the Football Association. The Prince of Wales and Princess Charlotte did send a video message of support to the Lionesses ahead of the match, however, and both Prince William and King Charles praised the team for their leadership and achievements following the loss.