Queen Letizia of Spain put her best foot forward as she welcomed diplomats from around the world to a reception at the Royal Palace in Madrid.

The Queen, 50, flanked her husband, King Felipe IV, at the event, as the pair greeted members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to Spain.

The King, 54, along with the Queen, offered warm welcomes to dozens of diplomatic delegates and their spouses, and spent almost ten minutes in total shaking hands with them.

The ever-stylish royal wore a flowing powder pink skirt for the occasion, which she paired with a white pussy bow blouse. 

King Felipe IV and Queen Letizia of Spain welcomed diplomats from around the world to a reception at the Royal Palace in Madrid

Appearing elegant and composed, Queen Letizia smiled and chatted with ambassadors to Spain from Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Germany, Kenya, and many more states. 

She matched the beautiful floor-length skirt with stilettos of the same colour as her skirt.

The mother-of-two glowed as her makeup looked typically flawless with a smokey eye and natural lip. 

The ever-stylish royal wore a flowing powder pink skirt for the occasion, which she paired with a crisp white blouse

The ever-stylish royal wore a flowing powder pink skirt for the occasion, which she paired with a crisp white blouse

The mother-of-two glowed as her makeup looked typically flawless with a smokey eye and natural lip

The mother-of-two glowed as her makeup looked typically flawless with a smokey eye and natural lip

Spain's King and Queen spent almost ten minutes greeting ambassadors from countries across the world

Spain’s King and Queen spent almost ten minutes greeting ambassadors from countries across the world

To complete the chic, look her dark brown tresses were pinned back to show off her statement earrings.

The decadent jewellery, comprised of turquoise, white and pink gemstones, also gave a nod to the rosey shade of her outfit. 

Meanwhile, the King looked smart in a three-piece tailored suit, which featured a grey waistcoat and matching grey pinstripe trousers.

His morning suit also featured expensive black tails and a crisp white shirt.

The royal couple shared a tender moment as they entered the room where diplomats had lined up to meet them

The royal couple shared a tender moment as they entered the room where diplomats had lined up to meet them

The King and Queen took their seats in the centre of the room before Felipe made a speech to the diplomats in attendance

The King and Queen took their seats in the centre of the room before Felipe made a speech to the diplomats in attendance

Queen Letizia sitting as her husband, King Felipe, delivered a speech to diplomatic delegates

Queen Letizia sitting as her husband, King Felipe, delivered a speech to diplomatic delegates

The ruby red tie mirrored the flash of red from his medal, worn on his lapel.

At last year’s event, the couple coordinated their outfits, with Felipe opting for a dusty pink tie to reflect his wife’s pink floral shirt.

As she did this year, glamorous Letizia also wore a two-piece outfit at last year’s gathering of diplomats.

The reception typically takes place in the new year, which the couple has undertaken annually since King Felipe acceded to the throne in 2014.

Photos of Spain's monarch and his wife attending the reception show the grandeur of Madrid's Royal Palace

Photos of Spain’s monarch and his wife attending the reception show the grandeur of Madrid’s Royal Palace

Stunning photos show the royal couple entering a reception room where diplomats were stood in a line waiting for them

Stunning photos show the royal couple entering a reception room where diplomats were stood in a line waiting for them

There are a total of 126 embassies and almost consulates-general in Spain, 153 of which are official and more than 600 honorary.

Stunning photos show the royal couple entering a reception room where diplomats were stood in a line waiting for them.

The King and Queen shared a tender moment as they smiled each other, before taking their seats in the centre of the room.

The Royal Palace of Madrid, where the event took place, is the official residence of the Spanish royal family, but is now almost solely used for state ceremonies

The Royal Palace of Madrid, where the event took place, is the official residence of the Spanish royal family, but is now almost solely used for state ceremonies

The Queen looked calm and collected as she smiled for the cameras in the Royal Palace in Madrid today

The Queen looked calm and collected as she smiled for the cameras in the Royal Palace in Madrid today

King Felipe went on to make a speech thanking the delegates for coming, discussing Spain’s friendship with countries like the United States and looking to the year ahead.

The Royal Palace of Madrid, where the event took place, is the official residence of the Spanish royal family, but is now almost solely used for state ceremonies. 

Felipe and Letizia spend the majority of their time living with their two daughters, Princesses Leonor, 17 and Infanta, 15 in another residence – the relatively more humble Palace of La Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.



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