Setting the tone: Queen Letizia of Spain looks effortlessly chic in a colour block coat as she joins King Felipe to welcome the President and First Lady of Germany

  • The Spanish Kind and Queen greeted the German President and First Lady
  • Queen Letizia, 44, wore an on-trend colour block coat for the occasion
  • She embraced First Lady Daniela Schadt before the group enjoyed a royal lunch 

Queen Letizia showed off her signature chic style as she joined her husband King Felipe for lunch with the President and First Lady of Germany.

The Spanish royals hosted Joachim Gauck, 77, and Daniela Schadt, 57, at their home in the Palace of Zarzuela, in Madrid, today.

Queen Letizia, 44, looked elegant in a colour block coat with tones of grey, brown and burnt orange, which complimented Ms Schadt's own vibrant red ensemble.

Warm welcome: Queen Letizia of Spain greets German First Lady Daniela Schadt in Madrid

Dignified: Queen Letizia, far right, and King Felipe, second from right, welcomed Daniela Schadt and Joachim Gauck on the steps of the Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid, Spain

The mother-of-two gave a warm welcome to the visiting dignitaries outside the palace, embracing the First Lady and affectionately shaking Mr Gauck's hand.

The couples appeared relaxed in each other's company as they chatted briefly before posing for photos on the steps and heading inside.

The palace, on the outskirts of Madrid, is the official residence of the Spanish royal couple.  

Relaxed: Queen Letizia, 44, looked chic in a block coloured coat in tones of grey, orange and brown as she greeted the German President, pictured, ahead of the royal lunch

Close: The Spanish Queen embraced Ms Schadt before the group posed for photographs

Queen Letizia wore her on-trend coat over a dark skirt and champagne-coloured silk blouse. The elegant outfit was finished off with a pair of nude court shoes. 

King Felipe complimented his wife's colour scheme with a pink tie, which he wore with a smart dark suite. 

The Spanish royals have had a busy start to the year packed with a number of public appearances. 

Elegant: The Queen, pictured with her husband and the visiting German dignitaries, wore her on-trend coat over a dark skirt and champagne-coloured silk blouse

Earlier this week they attended a Cervantes commemoration ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid. 

The ceremony officially closed the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes and was attended by more than 200 authorities and cultural personalities.

The Cervantes Institute regularly meet at the palace. The Cervantes Institute, which is named after famed Don Quixote author, Miguel de Cervantes, is a worldwide non-profit organisation created by the Spanish government in 1991.

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