What’s the Spanish word for “chic”? The translation would have come in handy this week in describing Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, who cut a glamorous swath through Washington, ending a two-day tour of the city on Wednesday evening.
Highlights of the Spanish invasion included a tour of Mount Vernon and a White House visit on Tuesday, where first lady Michelle Obama led the queen on a spin around the garden. Later Tuesday night, the couple mingled with senators at a Capitol Hill reception.
Throughout the visit, Letizia lived up to her reputation as a fashion plate (Kate who?), sporting a sequinned sleeveless Nina Ricci two-piece ensemble for her visit to the Senate and a fitted floral sheath at the White House.
The couple will travel on to Miami, where they’ll attend the opening ceremony of the Spanish Film Festival and then to St. Augustine, Fla., to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Spanish-founded city.