Time for our second look at the jewels that Spain’s Queen Letizia has worn at gala events during her years as a royal. Earlier, we marveled at the glittering pieces she wore from 2004-2009, and in this post, we’re looking at the jewels she’s donned from 2010 until the present. Enjoy the post, and then let us know in the comments which piece of Letizia’s jewelry you’d like to have in your own collection!
At the concert held in Stockholm the night before Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden’s wedding, Letizia chose two frequently worn pieces: diamond hoop earrings and her Cartier diamond bracelet, which she often wears almost like a cuff.
For Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding, which was held the following afternoon, Letizia borrowed Queen Sofia’s diamond floral tiara. She also wore her own diamond wedding earrings, the Cartier bracelet, and the sash and star of the Order of Charles III. She used her Ansorena fleur-de-lis brooch to secure the sash at her waist.
When Prince Felipe’s cousin, Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, married in Greece in 2010, Letizia wore one of her pairs of diamond chandelier earrings, plus her Cartier bracelet.
Letizia wore the Prussian tiara atop a rather elaborate hairstyle for a state visit from the president of Chile. She chose earrings that did not compete with her ‘do, selecting small diamond studs. She’s also wearing the bright blue sash of the Chilean Order of Merit — but unfortunately, rather than using her diamond fleur-de-lis brooch to secure the sash, she chose a plain safety pin instead (something she does with alarming frequency at gala events).
Letizia and Felipe next welcomed their British counterparts, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, to Spain for a gala dinner. Unfortunately, she couldn’t quite compete with the glittering duchess; Letizia wore only her diamond stud earrings, her Cartier bracelet, and her rings, including her Bulgari Parentesi ring.
At a gala dinner in Jerusalem, part of an official visit to Israel, Letizia wore a pair of delicate double hoop earrings.
Diamond stud earrings only for a gala dinner in honor of the Emir of Qatar.
Letizia was quickly reunited with the Brits when she, Felipe, and Queen Sofia traveled to London for Prince William’s wedding. At the pre-wedding dinner at the Mandarin Hotel, she wore her diamond wedding earrings and her Cartier bracelet with her gown.
For Prince William’s wedding on the following morning (which means that hats, not tiaras, were worn), Letizia wore her trusty diamond stud earrings.
Felipe and Letizia returned to London for a gala dinner for the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, where Letizia wore her diamond and platinum wedding earrings.
The Spanish royals welcomed the president of Peru for a dinner, where Letizia wore her diamond, white gold, and pearl earrings, plus a lovely necklace made of multi-colored pearls.
During a Spanish royal visit to Portugal, Letizia wore her wedding earrings to a gala dinner.
20 October 2012: Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg’s Wedding
Letizia switched up her stud earrings at the royal wedding in Luxembourg, swapping out her usual diamond pair for this pair, which appear to be made of either silver or white gold.
The silver-toned stud earrings made a second appearance in a week’s time at the Prince of Asturias awards.
At a dinner for the president of Uruguay, Letizia wore a pair of white gold and diamond earrings made by Yanes.
Letizia borrowed Queen Sofia’s diamond floral tiara for a dinner hosted by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on the night before her abdication from the throne; she also added her diamond wedding earrings to the ensemble.
At the investiture the following day of the new Dutch king, Willem-Alexander, Letizia again wore her diamond wedding earrings, plus the sash and star of the Order of Charles III.
Letizia continued to pare down her jewelry further and further in 2013. She wore only her diamond wedding earrings at a gala dinner for Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, where she also recycled her dress from the Swedish royal wedding.
At last year’s Prince of Asturias Awards — which would turn out to be Letizia’s last one as Princess of Asturias — she wore a new pair of earrings. These appear to be Bulgari’s Allegra earrings, which feature semi-precious stones (peridot, citrine, blue topaz, and garnet) and diamonds set in white gold.
For her final gala appearance as Princess of Asturias, Letizia wore the diamond floral tiara and her wedding earrings. As the event was a state banquet for the president of Mexico, she also wore the sash and star of her Mexican order, the Order of the Aztec Eagle. Beside her, her mother-in-law is pictured wearing three of the “joyas de pasar” — the fleur-de-lys tiara, the diamond earrings, and the diamond collet necklace — which are reserved for the use of the Queen of Spain. Along with the jewels Letizia has worn over the past ten years, these pieces are now available for her to wear, too.