The Queen is rarely seen without a hat on a day engagement while the newest consort on the continent, Letizia of Spain, rarely covers her head at all. It looked like the Spanish queen regretted that decision as she headed to the Genera Air Force Academy in Murcia where the weather was hot and the sun was fierce. Queen Letizia ended up using her fan to shade her face and head from the beating rays.
While we've seen King Philippe and King Willem-Alexander at the Tour de France this year, this week it was the turn of Philippe's wife, Mathilde, to do the memorable royal with bicycle photo. The Belgian queen was at the start of the Te Gek? Tour de France at the Royal Palace in Brussels - the event is held annually to raise awareness of mental health issues and this year it's focusing on the problems encountered by children and young people.