This weekend, the Spanish royals traveled to Oviedo for the annual presentation of the Princess of Asturias Awards. Today, we’ve got a look at all the jewels (including some major diamonds!) worn for the celebrations.
On Thursday evening, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Oviedo with the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia to attend the 29th Princess of Asturias Awards Concert at the Prince Felipe Auditorium. Leonor, who has been studying in Wales, made it home to attend the celebrations for the awards that now bear her name.
Queen Letizia was festive in a gray sheath dress with a feathered fringe detail, plus shining gold accessories.
She finished off the look with a pair of sleek gold hoops.
Leonor wore pink for the awards, and Sofia wore blue. (They’ve often been paired in pink and blue outfits over the years.)
Sofia isn’t wearing earrings for royal events yet, but Leonor now does. Like her mother, she chose gold hoop earrings for the concert.
The royals headed to the Hotel Reconquista in Oviedo on Friday to officially welcome the winners of this year’s prizes. The list of laureates this year features some familiar famous names, including activist Gloria Steinem, artist Marina Abramović, and chef and humanitarian José Andrés.
Both Queen Letizia and Infanta Sofia went with understated patterns for the daytime reception. Letizia chose a sheath dress made of glen plaid, while Sofia’s dress was patterned with teeny polka dots.
Queen Letizia accessorized with the Double Dagger Earrings from Gold & Roses, a style she’s been wearing for five years. (She also wore her gold Karen Hallam ring for all of the weekend’s events.)
Princess Leonor chose a slate gray sheath dress for the reception.
She accessorized with a small pair of gold hoop earrings with a bamboo design detail. Queen Letizia wears an identical pair. Either Leonor has borrowed these from her mother, or she has her own matching pair.
On Friday evening, Queen Sofia joined the royals for the Princess of Asturias Awards ceremony at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo.
Princess Leonor delivered remarks during the ceremony and handed out the prizes. You can watch her speech here.
For the prize ceremony, Leonor chose a dress with a gold, black, and white lattice pattern.
She again wore her small gold hoops for the occasion.
Queen Letizia chose a chic black dress with a New Look silhouette for the awards.
She brought along major diamonds from the royal collection, including Queen Ena’s Diamond Earrings.
She also stacked both of Queen Ena’s Diamond Bracelets on her left wrist.
Here’s another look at the dazzling diamonds that she wore for the ceremony. The earrings and bracelets are part of Spain’s joyas de pasar collection.
Infanta Sofia wore a ballet-inspired look for the ceremony: a black sweater embellished with crystals, a pink tulle skirt, and black ballet flats. She also wore a black and silver bracelet on her right wrist.
Queen Sofia went with one of her signature jewelry looks: multicolored pearl drop earrings and a two-stranded necklace, layered over gold chains, with a gold brooch and stacked bracelets on both wrists. She jetted off to Athens after the awards ceremony to attend the wedding of her nephew, Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark.
On Saturday, Felipe, Letizia, Leonor, and Sofia made their traditional visit to the local town that won the Best Asturian Village award. This year’s prize went to Santa Maria del Puerto de Somiedo.
Casual clothing and jewels were the appropriate choice for the outing. This time, it was Letizia’s turn to wear the bamboo gold hoop earrings.
And Leonor rounded off the weekend’s jewels with a pair of petite diamond stud earrings. I love getting to see a young royal lady dip her toes into the world of jewels!