It’s been a big couple of weeks for the Spanish royal family, with a graduation for one princess and a confirmation for another. Here’s a look at the interesting jewels worn by the ladies of the family for each event.
On May 20, King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, and Infanta Sofia of Spain traveled to Wales to attend the Princess of Asturias’s graduation from UWC Atlantic.
Princess Leonor, who is next in line to succeed her father as Queen of Spain, graduated from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at the Welsh boarding school. Her name on her diploma was listed as “Leonor de Borbón y Ortiz.”
The princess posed with her proud parents and sister outside after the ceremony.
Queen Letizia even pulled out her phone to snap a family selfie…
…and the Spanish court gave us a peek at the resulting family photo.
Princess Leonor tends to wear simple jewelry. Her only major accessory for the graduation ceremony was a necklace that spelled out the word “love” in Arabic. Some royal watchers theorized that the necklace could have been a gift from her grandfather, King Juan Carlos, who lives in the Middle East, while others have dismissed that possible connection. I don’t think that the palace has commented either way.
Queen Letizia wore a pair of delicate diamond drop earrings from her personal collection for her daughter’s graduation.
As a sidenote: Leonor wasn’t the only royal graduate in the class. Princess Alexia, the second daughter of the King and Queen of the Netherlands, also graduated from the same school on May 20. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were in the audience beside their Spanish counterparts during the ceremony.
On May 25, the Spanish royal family was back in Madrid for Infanta Sofia’s confirmation service at the Asuncion de Nuestra Señora Church in Aravaca. Princess Leonor was confirmed in the same church back in 2021.
King Felipe served as his daughter’s sponsor during her confirmation, just as he had done for Leonor a few years earlier. (As an aside, Sofia is so tall now! She was wearing flat shoes for this service, and she looks to be less than a foot shorter than her father, who is 6’6″!)
Sofia’s parents and sister were joined by three of her grandparents—Queen Sofia of Spain, Paloma Rocasolano, and Jesus Ortiz—for the service. Jesus’s wife, Ana Togores, was present as well.
Infanta Sofia wore a trendy jumpsuit in a vivid shade of pink for the service. (A reminder that Sofia’s still a teenager, and we’ll not be dissecting her fashion choices in detail here.)
She’s not worn any major jewelry yet—but there are lots of years for that in the future.
Queen Letizia wore a blouse in a soft shade of pink with trousers and espadrille wedges for the service.
She accessorized with a dainty pair of gold and diamond earrings.
Here’s a look at the earrings, which have a ribbon design.
Letizia also wore her new Coreterno ring on the index finger of her left hand.
Princess Leonor wore a floral print dress in shades of red and navy for her sister’s confirmation service.
Her only major visible piece of jewelry was this delicate ring, worn on the index finger of her right hand.
Queen Sofia wore a white blouse, black trousers, and a bright purple jacket with a floral print for her granddaughter’s confirmation, while Paloma Rocasolano opted for a tweed skirt suit.
As usual, Queen Sofia piled on the jewels. She wore gold earrings and a whole bunch of necklaces, including multiple strands strung with evil eye beads. She also wore several rings on each hand.
Paloma wore gold jewels, including long earrings, a necklace with interlocking heart pendants, and a charm bracelet, plus a pair of sunglasses from Chanel.