Queen Letizia’s official agenda in 2023 has been plagued with acts, trips, galas, and protocol meetings.
However, it is those instances in which she lets her guard down, goes incognito, or reacts in an unexpected way, is that fans of royalty like the most since her true personality is laid bare.
Queen Letizia’s highlights of 2023
One such moment occurred a few months ago when Letizia went alone and unannounced to an ecological fair in Madrid.
There she leisurely browsed the stalls, looked at the merchandise, tried on lipsticks, and talked relaxedly with the fairgoers.
It was a most unexpected outing that showed her interest in issues such as recycling and responsible consumption.
Another highlight took place this autumn. The Queen queued up at a bookstore to have her friend, journalist Sonsoles Ónega, sign her latest book.
A most humble and natural gesture. There we saw a fun, smiling, and very sociable Letizia with the other people waiting.
Queen Letizia, as a good reader, did not hesitate to attend the Book Fair.
There she was seen with a casual look, browsing among the stalls. She ended up taking several books home.
During her visit to the Exemplary Town of Asturias in 2023, Queen Letizia visited a craft market in the parish of Arroes.
The consort stopped to buy some earrings made from recycled material. She took off the ones she was wearing and put on the new ones right there, while her daughter Leonor held the mirror for her.
Something that has become common in every public act of Queen Letizia is the ‘selfies’.
The Queen of Spain approaches the crowd to take pictures and share anecdotes.
One of the most curious moments of Queen Letizia, was when she was caught in fragranti in the middle of the event retouching her lip gloss.
At an event of the Princess of Girona Foundation, Queen Letizia approached to greet some young students and to ask them how they were having a good time. When she realized that a girl was recording her with her cell phone, she said:
“And you record me all the time, don’t you? Hello, hello, hello, hello! how are you”? Her spontaneous reaction was uploaded to TikTok and went viral.
It is all these moments that allow us to see the closest and most spontaneous side of the Queen of Spain.
During her official engagements, she looks serious, concentrated and limited by protocol. But when she relaxes, she speaks without filters, laughs, and asks everything to her interlocutors. That’s when we discover the real Letizia.