Queen Letizia attends a Santander event in Madrid

Green queen! Letizia of Spain recycles favourite emerald Sandro frock to attend charity awards presentation at Madrid’s Queen Sofia Museum

  • Queen Letizia, 48, presided over closing ceremony of Santander event in Madrid
  • Mother-of-two recycled forest green dress first worn in 2018 for the occasion
  • The Spanish royal streamlined her look with simple black accessories 

Queen Letizia stunned in an emerald green dress as she attended a charity awards presentation in Madrid today.  

The royal, 48, donned a favourite Sandro number to present the 11th Santander Social Projects award at the Queen Sofia Museum. 

The awards recognise social initiatives chosen by the bank’s employees in Spain, which will receive more than 40,000 euros (£34,300) each in funding. 

Accompanied by Santander’s president Ana Patricia Botin, the Spanish Queen looked relaxed at the event. 

Queen Letizia of Spain, 48, recycled a silk scarf dress with a pleated skirt by Sandro to attended the 11th Santander Social Porject awards in Madrid today, pictured 

Letizia struck the perfect balance between elegance and business chic in the floaty midi dress, which features a striking green and white scarf print. 

Letting the dress speak for itself, she streamlined her look by picking discreet accessories. 

Keeping things simple, she picked a black clutch bag, which matched her black stiletto heels for the occasion.  

Letting the dress speak for itself, Letizia kept her accessories simple, by picking a black leather clutch bag and matching heels, pictured

Her jewellery was minimal, with her favourite ring on her ring index finger, and a favourite pair of hoop earrings. 

Her dark tresses were styled perfectly in a glossy blow-dry, which a few locks tucked behind her ears. 

She sported her signature smokey eye, with a dash of bronzer bringing intensity to her hazelnut gaze and sculpted eyebrow.  

The mother-of-two seemed relaxed at today’s event, where she will be handing awards to the winners of this year’s Santander Social Projects awards

Sporting a pair of gold hoop earrings, Letizia went without a necklace. She had on her trademark smokey eye, pictured

The royal was invited to preside over the closing ceremony, which will see the bank support local social initiative.   

The programme, which is in its 11th year, has funded 82 NGOs in Spain, and helped more than 45,000 people since its creation, donating 3million euros in total (£2,5 million).

Each year, a panel of experts selected 30 projects out of the submissions, and Santander employees voted for their favourites. 

The projects are split in five categories: international cooperation, disability, health, social exclusion and pre-school education..  

Letizia was greeted at the event by Santander’s president Ana Patricia Botin, right, and Spanish Science and Innovation Minister, Diana Morant, left

The royal sat at the front row during the event where 12 organisation will receive funding from Santander 

The awards are voted by Santander employees and have helped 83 Spanish NGOs since they were created in 2010. Pictured: Letizia and Ana Patricia Botin

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