Queen Letizia Breaks With Tradition, Again

Queen Letizia broke with Spanish Royal Family tradition during a flag ceremony for the Civil Guard in the Basque Country last week.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey
© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Her Majesty decided against wearing a more formal, black dress and mantilla on her hair as queens have done for such ceremonies, and as Queen Sofia did in the picture below.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Queen Letizia, instead, wore the same dress she wore for her proclamation.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey
© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Even though ardent monarchists have not been fond of the breaks in tradition, many Spaniards and media outlets welcome the changes.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey
© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Recently she and King Felipe dressed down to attend a Madrid scientific monologue contest, above, and the King celebrated Spanish victory in a basketball tournament, below.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey
© Casa de S.M. el Rey
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