On June 25, 2014, Queen Letizia accompanied her husband to receive the Spanish Armed Forces and Civil Guard at the Royal Palace of Madrid. Her husband's reign as the King of Spain had only begun a few days before on June 19 after the abdication of his father, King Juan Carlos.
Spain's new Queen wore a repeat outfit for the event; this is an outfit that was first seen on the then Princess of Asturias at the same event in 2012. Letizia wore a Filipe Varela boucle linen skirt suit with a lace overlay. She was also wearing the Mango olive green silk blouse, Chanel diamond star studs, and Magrit taupe suede pumps. The Queen carried a matching suede clutch by Malababa that featured a flower of jewels in the center.
Receiving the Armed Forces and Civil Guard is a tradition of the King - who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Spanish military. You can find the Spanish military in NATO, peacekeeping troops for the United Nations, and the Eurocorps, among others.
The King and Queen greeted the troops at the Palace's Armory Square, and King Felipe then reviewed the troops and took the salute. The couple's young daughters, future Queen of Spain, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, did not attend.
During his speech to the troops, King Felipe said, ""I know very well that your effort has not been free of sacrifice, therefore, I want to pay a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to all the comrades who gave their lives in the line of duty, also to those who have been injured and strive to continue with their lives without losing the spirit, brave and generous, which led them to wear the uniform, that surrender, that maximum expression of loyalty, companionship and altruism encourage us all to persevere in our commitment to serve Spain. "