Spain's Queen Letizia might be the busiest - and best dressed - royal around
It's been a busy week for Spain's Queen Letizia.
Then again, most weeks are for her. The Spanish monarch's schedule is gruelling in comparison with other European royals, who might make a few appearances a month, while she is on the ground nearly every day at a different event around her country and impeccably dressed for the occasion.
Working every day is standard for the rest of us, but it's royals we're talking about here.
Letizia, a former tv journalist, wed her husband Felipe in 2004 to rumours of disapproval from his parents King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia for marrying outside nobility and also to - gasp! - a divorcée. In the 14 years since, her husband has ascended the throne and she has thrived under the responsibility that comes with the crown.
There is, of course, less attention on Letizia than someone like Kate Middleton. Both are beautiful women who went from 'normal' to royal overnight, both are mothers (Letizia has two children while Kate is due to give birth to her third any day now), but she is still 1,000 miles away from the fanfare of the British monarchy, the most influential in the world.
She's earned column inches in recent years for her flawless personal style and proves a daily workwear inspiration in everything from Hugo Boss jumpsuits to floaty Zara dresses, but her busy schedule means we get more of her than we do any other royal.
Since the start of April, we've been treated to 12 public appearances, an something normally reserved for trips abroad for Kate, William and co. Here are her best looks over the last
For a reception in Madrid by the Portuguese president, she wears a feathered Carolina Herrera two-piece paired with leather pumps by Magrit. Those statement earrings were reportedly a gift from her guest, made by skilled Portuguese goldsmiths.
For the Literature awards 'Barco de Vapor' event, it was back to basics in her favourite label Hugo Boss, opting for a tailored black jumpsuit and shoes by Magit again.
She and King Felipe hosted a state reception to welcome Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa to Madrid and she debuted a navy pearl embellished gown by Ana Locking, but her standout accessory was a Cartier tiara dating back to 1920.
Earlier in the day, she greeted their guest in a blue xxx power skirt suit by Felipe Varela and a pair of custom killer blue snakeskin heels by Magrit.
Heralding the arrival of spring, it was back to basics in a pair of stone leather leggings, nude Magrit pumps and a collarless red coat with flared sleeves from Zara.
One of the few royals who would even dare to wear a leopard print pencil skirt, but this risk paid off in spades. Spanish designer Roberto Verino is behind this design, which she wore with a Hugo Boss caped coat.
My favourite photocall of the year! After that awkward exchange was captured with her mother-in-law at Easter, the pair put on a very united front days later to visit Juan Carlos in hospital. For this, it was a Hugo Boss trenchcoat again.
Which brings us back to Easter. She went for understated glamour in a pair of high waist wide leg Hugo boss trousers, a polka dot blouse by Carolina Herrera and a pink quilted bag by Uterque.