17 September 2019

Rubies and Gold for the Spanish Royals

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted the Spanish national basketball team at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid on Monday, and Letizia wore patriotic jewels for the event.




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The national team recently won the gold medal at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, held this year in China. Players from the winning team stopped by the palace to show off their new hardware.


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They also brought along the newly redesigned version of the Naismith Trophy, which is awarded to the championship team, for the royals to inspect.


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Letizia's bright red ensemble, including her gorgeous ruby cabochon drop earrings, was perfectly coordinated with Spain's national colors.


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Here's another view of the earrings (which were largely hidden by her hair in pictures from the reception).


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She completed the patriotic ensemble with a little bit of gold: her oval ring, which she often wears now in place of her wedding ring.