Spain’s royal family gathered in force in Madrid today to mark the 40th anniversary of their country’s constitution.
Queen Letizia, 46, looked radiant in a fitted red dress as she joined her husband, King Felipe, 50, and their two daughters, Princess Leonor, 13, and Infanta Sofia, 11, to greet the crowd gathered in front of the parliament from a balcony. .
Letizia’s mother-in-law, former Spanish Queen Sofia, and her husband, former King Juan Carlos I, were also present, as was Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
Letizia was pictured greeting her mother-in-law with a kiss on the cheek, suggesting that a warm relationship has resumed after a seemingly tense exchange between the couple which was filmed at a church service in Mallorca on Easter Sunday .
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Queen Letizia, 46, looked radiant in a fitted red dress as she joined her husband, King Felipe, 50, and their two daughters, Princess Leonor, 13, and Infanta Sofia, 11.
Wearing a bespoke red Caroline Herrera dress, which she first wore in September, she put on a chic show with girls Leonor (R) and Sofia (C), who looked adorable in plaid dresses gray.
Letizia showcased her enviable waist in a tailored tailored Caroline Herrera red dress she first wore in September, pairing it with a pair of ruby and diamond earrings.
Styled in a low and sleek bun, Letizia completed her look with a pop of bronzer and lip gloss, wearing a red velvet clutch.
Meanwhile, her stepmother Sofia looked regal in a burgundy velvet gown adorned with a large pearl necklace with a pear-shaped ruby center stone.
Joined them, former King Juan Carlos I and King Felipe VI, who looked dapper in pointy suits and vibrant ties.
King Felipe VI of Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Leonor of Spain and Princess Sofia of Spain attend celebration marking 40 years of democracy
Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Leonor of Spain looked chic as they left the event
Princesses Leonor and Sofia looked adorable in fall capes, gray plaid dresses and knee-length red socks as they waved to the crowds.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez joined the royal family on the balcony.
The family was present to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the referendum in which the Spaniards approved the Constitution.
The Spanish constitution is the democratic law that governs the country and was promulgated after its approval in a constitutional referendum, the result of Spain’s transition to democracy in 1978.
Letizia looked chic in a fitted red dress as she joined her husband King Felipe, 50, and their daughters Leonor, 13, and Sofia, 11, on the balcony to greet onlookers
Queen Letizia put on a radiant spectacle in a red ensemble as she greeted her mother-in-law Sofia to mark the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution at the parliament in Madrid on Thursday
(From L) Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Former Queen Sofia of Spain, Former King Juan Carlos I, Spanish Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia, Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI arrive to attend to the commemorative acts marking the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution at the Parliament in Madrid
The united front between Letizia and Sofia comes months after the release of a clip in April shot at Palma de Mallorca Cathedral on Easter Sunday, which appeared to show a very awkward exchange between Letizia and Sofia.
Queen Sofia was seen standing outside the church with both arms wrapped around the shoulders of her granddaughters, encouraging them to pose for photos.
Letizia then joined the group and was seen attempting to stroke eldest daughter Leonor’s hair in front of the cameras, before Queen Sofia appeared to lure the little girl closer to her.
Leonor then seemed to push his grandmother’s arm away, before King Felipe intervened.
Letizia showcased her enviable waist in a fitted red dress that was cinched down the middle, pairing it with a pair of ruby and diamond earrings
Princesses Leonor and Sofia looked sweet in fall capes as they waved to the crowds
Speaking after the incident, Letizia’s former colleague Imma Aguilar told El círculo at the time: “I think these are the images of a mother worried about the image of her daughters.
“I spoke to Queen Letizia some time ago, and she is worried and quite sorry about this situation; she is very attached to the care of her daughters, with the protection of their image, she worries who takes pictures of them.
“She worries where they come from, who approaches them… It’s a very maternal reaction.
Aguilar added: “It’s silly, it’s not a serious problem, nothing has happened, it’s just a natural gesture.”
Queen Letizia is the mother of Princesses Leonor, 12, and Sofia, 11, with her husband, King Felipe, 50, who ascended to the throne of Spain in 2014.
Letizia married King Felipe ten years ago at the Cathedral of Santa María la Real de la Almudena in Madrid.
King Felipe ascended to the throne after the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos in 2014.
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