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Queen Letizia of Spain cuts a stylish figure in Madrid

Suited and booted! Queen Letizia of Spain cuts a stylish figure in a grey checked blazer and trousers as she arrives at the reopening of a monastery in Madrid

  • Queen Letizia, 49, arrived at The Monastery of Barefoot Royals in Madrid today
  • Mother-of-two looked typically stylish in a grey checked suit and tan boots
  • Put safety first by donning a protective face mask as she waved to well-wishers


Queen Letizia of Spain put on a stylish display as she arrived at the reopening of The Monastery of Barefoot Royals on Thursday in Madrid. 

The Spanish royal, 49, looked typically chic in a grey checked suit which she paired with a camel-coloured coat and tan boots.

Putting safety measures first, the mother-of-two was seen donning a protective face mask as she waved to well-wishers during her visit.

The natural beauty, who wore her sleek brown hair loose, opted for her signature bronze eye-shadow, a dash of mascara and light dusting of bronzer to highlight her healthy complexion.  

Queen Letizia of Spain, 49, put on a stylish display as she arrived to the reopening of Real Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales on Thursday in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain, 49, put on a stylish display as she arrived to the reopening of Real Monasterio De Las Descalzas Reales on Thursday in Madrid

The Spanish royal looked typically chic as she held onto the labels of her camel-coloured coat on arrival

The Spanish royal looked typically chic as she held onto the labels of her camel-coloured coat on arrival

The glamorous royal kept her jewellery to a minimum and completed her ensemble with a pair of medium-sized gold hoop earrings. 

The Monastery of the Descalzas Reales, which was a Franciscan convent and now a museum, is a place of worship where those who visit can enjoy the contrast with the hustle and bustle of the capital. 

The name refers to the practice of the usage of the Colettine branch of the Order of St. Clare to be barefoot while within the cloister. 

In 1559, its founder Juana of Austria – the youngest daughter of Emperor Charles V and princess of Portugal – converted the palace in which she was born, and which belonged to her father’s treasurer, into a monastery of nuns. 

During the 16th and 17th centuries, the convent was home to several women from Spain's royal and aristocratic families who were widowed or never married. Pictured, Queen Letizia being given a tour

During the 16th and 17th centuries, the convent was home to several women from Spain’s royal and aristocratic families who were widowed or never married. Pictured, Queen Letizia being given a tour

Queen Letizia of Spain (right) was joined by the President of the National Heritage, Ana de la Cueva for the visit

Queen Letizia of Spain (right) was joined by the President of the National Heritage, Ana de la Cueva for the visit

The mother-of-two was seen admiring the impressive artwork around her as she entered the monastry

The mother-of-two was seen admiring the impressive artwork around her as she entered the monastry

Queen Letizia of Spain (right) attends the re-opening to the public of the collection of the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain (right) attends the re-opening to the public of the collection of the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales in Madrid

Putting safety measures first, the mother-of-two was seen donning a protective face mask amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Putting safety measures first, the mother-of-two was seen donning a protective face mask amid the Covid-19 pandemic

The Spanish royal wore her sleek brunette hair loose and tucked behind her ears to prevent it blowing in the wind

The Spanish royal wore her sleek brunette hair loose and tucked behind her ears to prevent it blowing in the wind

The natural beauty opted for her signature bronze eye-shadow, a dash of mascara and light dusting of bronzer to highlight her healthy complexion

The natural beauty opted for her signature bronze eye-shadow, a dash of mascara and light dusting of bronzer to highlight her healthy complexion

She is buried in one of the chapels with a praying funerary sculpture by Pompeyo Leoni.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, the convent was home to several women from Spain’s royal and aristocratic families who were widowed or never married.

They brought their dowries with them and as a result, made the convent one of the richest in Europe.   

Among the convent’s impressive collection of art includes various marble sculptures and works by Tiziano, Sánchez Coello and Luini. 

Other important pieces include tapestries that were woven in Brussels on Rubens which represent the Apotheosis of the Eucharist.  

The convent still houses many Franciscan nuns who devote their lives to prayer and contemplation, living in an enclosed order as solitaries and devoting their lives to prayer, contemplation.

The Monastery of the Descalzas Reales, which was a Franciscan convent and now a museum, is a place of worship where those who visit can enjoy the contrast with the hustle and bustle of the capital. Pictured, Queen Letizia of Spain

The Monastery of the Descalzas Reales, which was a Franciscan convent and now a museum, is a place of worship where those who visit can enjoy the contrast with the hustle and bustle of the capital. Pictured, Queen Letizia of Spain

The glamorous royal kept her jewellery to a minimum

Queen Letizia completed her ensemble with a pair of medium-sized gold hoop earrings

The glamorous royal kept her jewellery to a minimum and completed her ensemble with a pair of medium-sized gold hoop earrings

Queen Letizia of Spain (C) and the President of the National Heritage, Ana de la Cueva (2-L), arrive to attend the re-opening to the public of the collection of the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales in Madrid

Queen Letizia of Spain (C) and the President of the National Heritage, Ana de la Cueva (2-L), arrive to attend the re-opening to the public of the collection of the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales in Madrid

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