Queen Letizia of Spain attends an award ceremony in Madrid 


Beautiful in black! Queen Letizia of Spain looks elegant in an off-the-shoulder dress and sling-back heels as she attends an award ceremony in Madrid

  • Queen Letizia of Spain, 48, attended an the ‘Retina ECO Awards’ in Madrid today
  • Ceremony gives recognition to best sustainability and climate change projects
  • Mother-of-two donned a black off-the-shoulder dress for an elegant look 

Queen Letizia of Spain appeared effortlessly elegant as she presided over the first edition ‘Retina ECO Awards’ at the Giner de Los Rios Foundation today.

The mother-of-two, 48,  cut a classic chic figure in a shoulder exposing black dress with a cinched waist as she arrived at the event in Madrid this evening. 

Presenting four awards at the ceremony, the former journalist showed recognition for the best projects from 2020 that were designed to improve sustainability and fight against climate change using technology. 

The royal teamed the stunning gown with coordinating sling-back heels from Carolina Herrera and a Magrit clutch bag. 

Queen Letizia of Spain, 48, (pictured) presided over the first edition ‘Retina ECO Awards’ at the Giner de Los Rios Foundation in Madrid

Letizia (pictured) teamed an elegant black dress with Carolina Herrera sling-back heels and a Magrit clutch bag

Letizia (pictured) teamed an elegant black dress with Carolina Herrera sling-back heels and a Magrit clutch bag

Queen Letizia, who is known for her trendsetting sense of style, further oozed glamour by wearing her glossy brunette hair swept behind her ears to reveal gold Tous Shell earrings.

She also accessorized with a simple gold ring by Karen Hallam.

Despite wearing a mask, the 48-year-old appeared to have outlined her eyes with a dark liner to draw attention to her face. 

The award ceremony was organised by newspaper El País in collaboration with the consulting firm Capgemini to acknowledge innovators trying to make a difference to the environment. 

Letizia (pictured), who was wearing a face mask, accessorised her look with Tous Shell earrings and a simple gold ring by Karen Hallam

Letizia (pictured), who was wearing a face mask, accessorised her look with Tous Shell earrings and a simple gold ring by Karen Hallam

Queen Letizia (pictured) presented awards in four categories to give recognition to the best projects for sustainability and fighting climate change

Queen Letizia (pictured) presented awards in four categories to give recognition to the best projects for sustainability and fighting climate change 

Letizia (pictured) appeared in good spirits as she greeted those at the Giner de Los Rios Foundation in Madrid today

Letizia (pictured) appeared in good spirits as she greeted those at the Giner de Los Rios Foundation in Madrid today

Queen Letizia presented awards in the categories ‘Green Generation’, ‘Efficient Consumption’, ‘Smart Mobility’ and ‘Sustainable ecosystem’, which each had three finalists. 

The winners were announced in the ceremony, as projects involving energy efficiency, smart distribution and greener lifestyles were praised. 

The jury involved included Secretary of State for Energy Sara Aagesen, CEO of Capgemini Spain Luis Abad, general director of Information Systems and Innovation at Ferrovial Dimitri Bountolos, Global Director of Responsible Banking at Banco Santander Lara de Mesa, director of the Extraordinary Chair of Social Transformation at the UCM Begoña Gómez, Director of Industry, Energy, Environment and Climate at CEOE Cristina Rivero,  director of the ISEAK Foundation and president of the Sustainable Development Commission of Iberdrola Sara de la Rica, content director for Retina Jaime García Cantero as well as Laurent Perea, CEO of Capgemini Invent Spain.

Queen Letizia beamed as she greeted those attending the award ceremony, which comes after an almost month-long summer break.  

In the days leading up to her birthday next week, the Spanish royal has a busy schedule including the inauguration of the 80th edition of the Madrid Book Fair and the opening ceremony of the 2021/2022 School Year at the ‘Odón de Buen’ Center for Early Childhood and Primary Education. 

Letizia (pictured), who celebrates her birthday next week, has a busy schedule ahead including the inauguration of the 80th edition of the Madrid Book Fair

Letizia (pictured), who celebrates her birthday next week, has a busy schedule ahead including the inauguration of the 80th edition of the Madrid Book Fair

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