Queen Letizia Reminds Us What Great Workwear Looks Like With A Favourite Pair of Mango Trousers

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Queen Letizia

by Natalie Hammond |
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Queen Letizia has stepped out inyet another high street hit. Visiting Madrid’s Foundation Against Drug Addiction, she wore a pair of ankle-length grey trousers from Mango. The exact style has sold out, but there are similar versions online (light grey, cropped at the ankle bone) for £29.99.

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Queen Letizia on yesterday's visit in Madrid ©Getty

The royal styled the trousers with the weather-appropriate outfit of a trench coat (Burberry) and lace-up boots (Uterqüe). In keeping with her habit of recycling favourite pieces, this is the fourth time she’s worn the trousers.

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She first wore them in September 2017, with a white pussy-bow blouse and black court heels, and again in both November 2018, and August 2019.

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Queen Letizia in November 2018 ©Getty

Both she and Kate Middleton, another keen outfit recycler, favour slim-fit cigarette-style trousers. While the rest of us return to leggings and elasticated waistbands for the foreseeable, it’s worth remembering what pin-sharp workwear can look like. Sigh.

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Queen Letizia Best Looks - Grazia

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29 March 2021

On 29 March, Queen Letizia visited Fuendetodos, a town in Zaragoza, to celebrate the 275th anniversary of Goya's birthday. She wore a striped sweater from BOSS, one of her go-to designer labels for public appearances, a white blazer, cropped trousers and slingback pumps.

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26 March 2021

The third outfit she packed on her trip to Andorra, at the end of March, was a little more sombre, but no less polished, with a houndstooth suit jacket layered underneath a black coat and matching scarf to visit a church.

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25 March 2021

On a visit to Andorra, Queen Letizia packed an old favourite, a wine-coloured dress by Massimo Dutti.

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25 February 2021

Appearing at the opening of Helga de Alvear Museum in Caceres, Queen Letizia stepped out in a tweed button-down dress from Felipe Varela, accessorising with monochrome accessories and gold hoop earrings.

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16 February 2021

For a visit to Madrid's National Library, she wore a berry red dress from Massimo Dutti, a coat from Carolina Herrera (which she effortlessly shoulder-robed) and some black-and-red patent pumps from Lodi.

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29 October 2020

Queen Letizia's BOSS pencil skirt was on sale for £199 but, unsurprisingly, sold out as soon as she was pictured wearing it.

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11 April 2019

Queen Letizia is just as comfortable in neutrals as she is in jewel-toned colours.

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25 July 2019

This Maje dress, an emerald-coloured number with a handkerchief hem, is the definition of how a summer-ready dress can look smart.

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1 August 2019

Here Queen Letizia proved she's mastered off-duty royal style in this khaki jumpsuit from Mango.

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14 June 2019

Supporting Spain brands has always been key to the royal wardrobe. Here Queen Letizia wears a dress from Massimo Dutti.

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16 May 2019

A pearl white trouser suit! Complete with flared trousers! This might be our favourite look yet.

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24 September 2020

Here Queen Letizia wears her favourite blush tailoring from BOSS. The two-piece has become something of an old-reliable. She wore it earlier this year for a public outing pre-lockdown, and also in December 2019.

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12 December 2019

Another high street hit, this time a snake-print skirt from Zara.

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27 September 2019

Queen Letizia has previously worn this outfit with heels to a museum visit. Here we see her style it with a pair of leather flats instead.

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13 July 2020

Apparently one of her favourite frocks, a scarlet strapless midi dress by Roberto Torretta.

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17 October 2019

Queen Letizia must have got creative with this number, a strapless bustier from The 2nd Skin Co, by adding extra feathers.

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14 September 2020

This sleeveless checked blouse is another high street gem, again from Zara.

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17 August 2020

This Charo Ruiz sunddress is exactly what we'd love to wear on a holiday to the Mediterranean.

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5 February 2020

This Felipe Varela floor-length velvet gown is appropriately regal.

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3 March 2020

A fiery orange blouse and an animal-print pencil skirt might sound like a brash pairing, but it 100% worked on Queen Letizia.

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