During this week’s state visit to Germany, Queen Letizia sparkled in some significant royal jewels—including this pair of diamond and sapphire earrings, previously worn by Queen Sofia.
On Tuesday, the second day of their state visit to Germany, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain journeyed to Frankfurt am Main with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Büdenbender.
The royal and presidential couples were on hand for the opening ceremony of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Spain is the official guest country at this year’s book fair, and the visit included a stop at the fair’s Spanish pavilion.
For the opening ceremony, Queen Letizia wore a white blouse and navy blue skirt from one of her favorite design firms, Hugo Boss, which is headquartered in Germany. She carried a blue clutch bag and wore matching blue shoes.
Letizia went for a blue and white theme with her earrings for the fair as well, wearing a modern pair of diamond and cabochon sapphire earrings.
The earrings are part of a suite previously worn by Letizia’s mother-in-law, Queen Sofia. The design of the pieces has led many to speculate that they may have been a diplomatic gift from a Middle Eastern nation. The set features several pieces, including earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet. Above, Sofia wears the jewels with the Mellerio Shell Tiara during a visit to Canada in the 1970s.
We’ve seen Letizia wear the earrings on one previous occasion: a state banquet in Tokyo in April 2017. For that dinner, she paired the earrings with the Spanish Floral Tiara, Queen Ena’s Diamond Bracelets, and the fleur-de-lis brooch from her own Ansorena tiara.
Here’s one more look at Letizia wearing the earrings at the book fair on Tuesday. As always, she wore her gold Karen Hallam ring on her left hand, too.