Queen Letizia of Spain joins President of Paraguay for lunch

Queen of diplomacy! Letizia of Spain cuts a casual figure as she joins President and First Lady of Paraguay for lunch as part of diplomacy trip to South American country

  • Spanish monarch visited the Presidential Residence in the country’s capital city
  • The official visit marks Letizia’s sixth co-operation trip since becoming Queen 
  • The royal, 49,  sported a sleeveless red utility jacket paired with a white blouse 
  • Queen Letizia continued to show off her diplomatic prowess today as she attended a lunch with the President and First Lady of Paraguay.  

    The Spanish monarch, 49,  visited the Presidential Residence in the country’s capital city Asunción as part of an official visit to discuss a co-operation program between the two countries.  

    It’s her sixth trip of the sort since becoming Queen.

    Letizia sported a sleeveless red utility jacket paired with a white blouse, brown fitted trousers and a stylish snakeskin belt. 

    The royal appeared in high spirits as she waved to royal fans outside the building and chatted with President Mario Abdo Benítez and his wife Silvana López Moreira. 

    Queen Letizia of Spain continued to show off her diplomatic prowess today as she attended a lunch with the President and First Lady of Paraguay

    Queen Letizia of Spain continued to show off her diplomatic prowess today as she attended a lunch with the President and First Lady of Paraguay

    The 49-year-old appeared in high spirits as she waved to royal fans outside the building and chatted with President Mario Abdo Benítez and his wife Silvana López Moreira

    The 49-year-old appeared in high spirits as she waved to royal fans outside the building and chatted with President Mario Abdo Benítez and his wife Silvana López Moreira

    This marks Letizia's sixth co-operation trip since becoming Queen and she can be seen deep in conversation with President Mario Abdo Benitez

    This marks Letizia’s sixth co-operation trip since becoming Queen and she can be seen deep in conversation with President Mario Abdo Benitez

    Putting safety first, the royal a white face covering and wore her raven tresses straight and loose around her shoulders, choosing a pair of practical hiking boots to finish off the outfit. 

    Also opting for a dressed down look, First Lady Silvana, 47, opted for a pair of khaki high-waisted paper bag trousers, white sandals and a green and brown shirt adorned with a geometric design. 

    Diplomacy between the countries have been going on for decades and yesterday Letizia praised the work and dedication of Spanish aid workers in Paraguay during a visit the ruins of the Jesuit mission of Jesus de Tavarangue.

    The group are working to improve access to health and education services and fight against the trafficking of women in the South American country. 

    Letizia sported a sleeveless red utility jacket paired with a white blouse, brown fitted trousers and a stylish snakeskin belt

    Letizia sported a sleeveless red utility jacket paired with a white blouse, brown fitted trousers and a stylish snakeskin belt

    Putting safety first, the royal a white face covering and wore her raven tresses straight and loose around her shoulders

    Putting safety first, the royal a white face covering and wore her raven tresses straight and loose around her shoulders

    Opting for the dressed down look, Letizia opted for a pair of practical hiking boots to finish off her outfit this afternoon

    Opting for the dressed down look, Letizia opted for a pair of practical hiking boots to finish off her outfit this afternoon

    Diplomacy between the countries have been going on for decades and today marks the third of an official co-operation visit to the South American country

    Diplomacy between the countries have been going on for decades and today marks the third of an official co-operation visit to the South American country 

    Letizia landed in Paraguay on Tuesday evening at Asunción Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, where she was welcomed by First Lady Silvana Abdo, as well as Foreign Minister Euclides Acevedo and Madrid’s Ambassador Carmen Castiella Ruiz.

    Throughout the three day trip she will undergo many activities with the First Lady, focusing on projects between the two countries with a particular focus on women’s empowerment and health, education and preparation for the employment of young people.  

    She was without her husband King Felipe VI, 53, and her daughter’s Infanta Sofía, 14, and Princess Leonor who recently celebrated her 16th birthday. 

    The young royal, whois a student United World College of the Atlantic in Wales, recently reunited with her family for the first time since leaving for the boarding school back in August.

    First Lady Silvana, Letizia and President Mario are seen waving to royal fans ahead of their lunch at the Presidential Residence

    First Lady Silvana, Letizia and President Mario are seen waving to royal fans ahead of their lunch at the Presidential Residence 

    First Lady Silvana, 47, opted for a pair of khaki high-waisted paper bag trousers, white sandals and a green and brown shirt adorned with a geometric design

    First Lady Silvana, 47, opted for a pair of khaki high-waisted paper bag trousers, white sandals and a green and brown shirt adorned with a geometric design

    The Spanish monarch is pictured before shaking the hand of President of Paraguay Mario Abdo Benitez

    The Spanish monarch is pictured before shaking the hand of President of Paraguay Mario Abdo Benitez

    Letizia met Felipe VI at a dinner party in 2002, and the pair enjoyed an instant connection, leading to their royal wedding in May 2004. 

    The former newsreader is the granddaughter of a taxi driver and the eldest daughter of Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez, a journalist, and first wife María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez, a nurse and hospital union representative.

    She attended public high school and did a degree at the Complutense University of Madrid. She later gained an MA in Audiovisual Journalism at the Institute for Studies in Audiovisual Journalism.

    King Juan Carlos abdicated in 2014 in favour of his son, now King Felipe VI.