23 April 2016

Letizia Wears Bulgari to Celebrate Cervantes

Felipe and Letizia help celebrate Miguel de Cervantes (Photo: Eduardo Parra/Getty Images)

Today is the 400th anniversary of the deaths of two literary giants: William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. The Brits are feting Shakespeare in Stratford, as we'll see later, and Madrid, the royal are celebrating the legacy of Cervantes.

Photo: Eduardo Parra/Getty Images

Queen Letizia wore a pair of statement earrings for the commemoration: aquamarine and diamond earrings by Bulgari. This pair has been in Letizia's jewelry wardrobe for some time.

Photo: Eduardo Parra/Getty Images

Here's a close-up of the modern earrings.

Photo: Eduardo Parra/Getty Images

And here's a look at the back of the jewel, including the fastening mechanism.

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As a part of the festivities, Felipe and Letizia joined national and local leaders to present the Cervantes literary award to Spanish writer Fernando del Paso.