Queen Letizia of Spain has long made headlines for her fashion-forward style—and her penchant for rewearing and borrowing from her mother-in-law, Queen Sofía. But on Wednesday, she attended a meeting at the Spanish headquarters of UNICEF, where took closet-shopping to a new level. Letizia wore a red ikat-patterned shirtdress that her 16-year-old daughter Princess Leonor was spotted in last month during a visit to Teatros de El Canal to see a performance by the dancer Maria Pagés.
Letizia wore the dress with brown espadrille wedges, while Leonor opted for bronze wedges and added a crossbody bag. People pointed out that the dress from brand Dándara is very affordable at only $40, and so it’s possible that the royal family simply owns two of them.
In her role as the UNICEF Spain Ombudsman for Mental Health for Children and Adolescents, Letizia attended the meeting with the organization’s president Gustavo Suárez Pertierra and executive director José María Vera along with a group of mental health experts. In a statement, the Casa Real said that the meeting discussed a mental health crisis among Spanish youth that has intensified since the pandemic. A group of mothers also discussed the effect a child’s mental health issues can have on an entire family.
In recent months, Leonor has been stepping up her royal appearances, and on Monday, she and Letizia were joined by King Felipe and 15-year-old Princess Sofia in a family engagement in Santiago de Compostela where they honored the burial site of the apostle Santiago. Leonor is also a student at UWC Atlantic in Wales, and last week, she and her younger sister were spotted in London cheering on the Spanish women’s national team in a match against Denmark.
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