Everyone – even true royalty – comes out of their 40s looking a little more low-key than they could have done. She might not have pulled her chic wardrobe back for monochrome tracksuit sets like us, but Queen Letizia’s ponytail is proof that she’s on board for a more casual aesthetic as well.
The famous Spanish monarch has pulled her ever-flawless rash in a ponytail more times in a matter of weeks than ever in her life, it seems. While she would normally wear her brunette tresses down and straight, sometimes slightly curled, the royal now rarely strayed from her favorite new relaxed updo.
The ponytail streak began on June 23, when she appeared in the Canary Islands, where she and King Felipe VI began their tour of the Autonomous Communities of Spain. It quickly became a travel staple, returning June 25 in Palma de Mallorca, June 29 in Cordoba, and July 2 in Cuenca – still bouncy, wrapped in a hair band and worn with a printed flowing dress and wedges. . .
Queen Letizia once again sported the ponytail on July 7 in Murcia and again with black pants and a neutral knit top when Jaca visited on Wednesday, so it’s safe to say the tie has become an almost permanent part of her beauty routine.
While the new hairstyle may indeed be due simply to the summer humidity, it is more likely due to wearing a mask. The royal has barely been seen without a face mask since the end of April, after Spain reportedly had the second highest death toll from COVID-19 (after Italy). Now the country has reopened its borders to tourism – albeit slowly and with exclusions – and the royal family is touring its autonomous communities with the intention of supporting social and economic activity.
Kate Middleton, who wears a royal and perpetual ponytail, has also re-entered society in recent times, making an appearance at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the National Health Service. During the outing, the Duchess wore almost the exact same hairstyle, hinting that she was, in fact, Queen Letizia’s inspiration from the start.