On Monday, the Spanish royal family headed to Santiago de Compostela for the celebration of the Feast of St. James, wearing bright, summery ensembles.
The royal family joined numerous other Spanish leaders at the incredible Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholics. The cathedral is the home of the shrine of St. James the Great (the end destination of the famous Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James). Inside the cathedral, the royals attended a special traditional mass, the National Offering to the Apostle. This year, King Felipe dedicated the national offering to the people affected by wildfires burning across Spain.
Just as they have in previous years, the Spanish royals were dressed for warm summer weather on the July feast day. King Felipe still wore a suit, but with a light shirt and tie, while the women of the family chose bright summer dresses.
King Felipe wore the insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece on his suit jacket and carried a walking stick. (The stick, which is a pilgrim’s staff, is linked to the story of St. James and the pilgrimage route.) Queen Letizia was a blaze of sunny orange in her midi-length dress.
Queen Letizia matched her diamond and citrine earrings to her dress for the occasion. She also wore her trusty gold Karen Hallam ring on the index finger of her left hand.
Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia were also in bright, summery attire for the mass.
Leonor wore a vivid dress with orange-red and neon pink color blocking for the event, while Infanta Sofia selected a dress in a bright shade of light blue.
Leonor also added a few accessories to her outfit, including gold hoop earrings and the insignia of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
And, just like her mother, the princess wore a gold ring on the index finger of her left hand. I’d love a closer view of the ring, which looks to have an intricate pattern.