In Spain, April is the month for celebrating literature. On Monday and Tuesday, the King and Queen were part of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize festivities, shining a spotlight on some of the world’s greatest Spanish-language literary works.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the University of Alcala de Henares on Monday for the annual presentation of the Miguel de Cervantes Prize.
The Cervantes Prize is the most prestigious award granted to literature written in the Spanish language. Rather than singling out individual works for the honor, the prize is given for a larger body of lifetime work. This year’s prize was presented to Rafael Cadenas, a poet and essayist from Venezuela.
The royal couple presented the award to Cadenas during a ceremony on Monday. In remarks delivered during the ceremony, 93-year-old Cadenas urged his fellow writers and speakers to continue to embrace the Spanish language and take care to help preserve its continued use on the world stage.
For the prize presentation on Monday, Queen Letizia wore a sage green dress with ivory polka dots from the Spanish brand Vogana. She wore the same dress in October 2022 for Spain’s National Day celebrations.
She accessorized with a striking pair of earrings with raw, natural details.
Here’s another look at Letizia wearing the modern earrings for Monday’s prize presentation.
On Tuesday, King Felipe and Queen Letizia were back at the Royal Palace in Madrid, hosting the traditional post-prize luncheon.
With a pink and white printed dress, Letizia wore diamond pendant earrings with pearl drops. The pair (which is different from the earrings set with Australian pearl drops) has been in her jewelry box since at least 2007.
For both Monday and Tuesday’s appearances, Letizia also wore her Coreterno ring, a recent addition to her jewelry collection.