Letizia, the European queen who spent the least on clothes in 2022: recycling, loans and lots of Spanish fashion is her recipe

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There Queen Letizia of Spain is al 14th place in the ranking drawn up every year by UFO No Morethe British portal that has been analyzing fashion spending since 2017 real Europeans. The list includes 19 members of different royal families and is led by Charlene of Munich. The year in which the former swimmer returned to public life in Monaco, after a forced retirement due to health problems, was marked in terms of fashionistas by an impressive performance by glamorous which resulted in an expense of 739,000 euros invested in new garments. A figure that is almost 14 times what Queen Letizia spent to add new pieces to her wardrobe, which she has invested 53,919 euros in new garments.

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Between both real there are, among others, Kate Middleton in third place with its 217,310 euros for 204 new items, the Queen Mathilde of Belgium who spent 103,468 euros on 114 new items, Mary of Denmark 92,245 euros for 129 new pieces or Maxima of Holland with an investment of 72,887 euros for 113 new items. In the list debuts Olympia of Greece with a sensational second place and 227,604 euros of investments in fashion, considerably higher than those made by the mother, Marie-Chantal Miller, who spent 75,897 euros on clothes. Meghan Markle (106,938 euros), Sofia of Wessex (87,299 euros) and Princess Beatrice (87,255 euros) are also on the list.

539 euros on average per item

Although the almost 54,000 euros that Letizia has allocated in 2022 for styling are less than those spent by real mentioned, they are more than double that spent in 2021: 21,694 euros, even if it should be remembered that it was a year still very marked by the pandemic. In 2019, a year comparable to the current one, the Spanish queen disbursed a slightly lower amount, 50,465 euros, according to the calculations made by this same portal which has been compiling this ranking since 2017, when Letizia ranked sixth out of 11 with 51,343 euros invested in fashion, a figure which he reduced by almost 10,000 euros a year later.

The Queen is making an effort to contain an often controversial spending. Among other things because it comes paid with the funds that the Government allocates to the House of the King (8.43 million euros in 2022). The almost 54,000 euros that the Queen has spent on the purchase of clothes are enough to place her in fifth place among the real with the highest number of new dresses and in second place for the purchase of the cheapest dresses (539 euros per piece compared to 11,377 for Charlène or 1,293 for Kate Middleton). There has only been a big expense: the impressive silver dress signed by Gabriel Lage, Argentinian with a Galician father, which Letizia wore at the gala dinner offered at the Royal Palace to the Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and his wife, Sheikha Jawaher bin Suhaim Al Thani. It is estimated that the price would have been around 10,000 euros.

Joy in Gabriel Lage (Photo by Carlos Alvarez H./Getty Images)

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A sum that more than made up for it on many other occasions. Because the Queen wore dresses this year low cost from Zara, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Sphere, H&M or & Other Stories; lots of Spanish fashion at reasonable prices, to which it should be added that he opened the Doña Sofía’s wardrobe to recover a wonderful Valentino green skirt and floral top from the 70s and has borrowed dresses from his daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía: a dress midi white by Carolina Herrera to receive the president of Paraguay, Mario Abdo, and the first lady, Silvana López, which Sofía wore for the first time at the reception of the winners of the last edition of the 2021 Princess of Asturias Awards.

Letizia Ortiz, the dress is (still) that of her mother-in-law

After last September’s fashion tribute, the Spanish sovereign has decided to do an encore by drawing again from Queen Sofia’s wardrobe. This time the choice fell on a Valentino, sported by her mother-in-law in 1977


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Joy in Dàndara (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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And it also repeated the styles without failing to attract attention for its elegance and sophistication. It’s hard to forget the red dress with cape Stella McCartney which he wore last October for a gala dinner in Germany and which he wore in 2015 to celebrate the 50th birthday of King William of the Netherlands.

Gladness in Stella McCartney.

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In this 2022, Letizia has chosen clothes that send a message. You alluded to the causes you defended, such as when, as soon as Ukraine was invaded, you attended the Mutua Madrileña Foundation scholarship presentation ceremony for social projects wearing a blouse inspired by vyshyvanka, the traditional ukrainian garment. And he tried local brands: wearing a Pomeline top and earrings by Pisando Colores, she paid homage to the people of La Palma in March, while Pablo Erroz designed the green ikat-print skirt with which she ushered in summer in Palma de Mallorca.

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A local wardrobe

If Letizia’s wardrobe was characterized by anything, it was hers firm support for Spanish fashion, with which he triumphed stylistically. The dress midi Of Miphai, a Málaga-based fashion company specializing in guest dresses, which she wore to the Royal Theater’s season opener on Oct. 24 was perhaps one of the most talked about dresses of the year. Model Pariswith a spectacular neckline on the back, has a price of 195 euros.

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Another of the most popular is this one, also midnight blue, with an asymmetrical neckline decorated with rhinestone lace from the Galician firm Boüret, with which Letizia concluded her first official visit to Croatia. The price is 450 euros.

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The amazing dress fuchsia which she wore last May in Valencia to participate in the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day event, one of the boldest worn by Letizia so far, was made by the Sevillian company Cayro Womanwith a cut on abdomen and a price of 61.90 euros.

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