On Tuesday, the Spanish state visit to Denmark continued with sparkling emeralds and diamonds worn for both day and evening occasions.
The Spanish and Danish royals participated in several different engagements on Tuesday. Among their stops was the University of Copenhagen, where they viewed El Libro de Los Epitomes, a sixteenth-century book that was once part of the library of Hernando Colon, the son of Christopher Columbus. The book was rediscovered in the collection at the university in 2018.
Later in the day, Queen Letizia accompanied Crown Princess Mary on a visit to the Mary Elisabeth Hospital in Copenhagen. The facility, which is still under construction, is part of the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. When it’s completed, the new hospital will provide care for children, young people, pregnant women, and their families.
For the daytime events on Tuesday, Queen Letizia wore a teal dress with a gorgeous pair of emerald and diamond earrings.
The earrings are modern, featuring square emerald drops and a ribbon-style stud.
The earrings are part of a suite that also includes an emerald and diamond necklace. The set was worn by Queen Sofia at Felipe and Letizia’s royal wedding back in May 2004.
Queen Margrethe was elegant in gold jewels for the daytime events on Tuesday, wearing gold floral button earrings with the brooch made by Georg Jensen to celebrate her Golden Jubilee in 2022.
Crown Princess Mary accessorized with a pair of earrings from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen. These are the brand’s Winter Frost Drop Earrings.
On Tuesday evening, the Spanish royal couple hosted a return dinner event for their Danish royal hosts at the Glyptoteket Museum in Copenhagen. During the event, they viewed an exhibition dedicated to the work of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla and his contemporaries.
At the museum dinner, the King of Spain delivered remarks, highlighting the continued friendship between the two nations and thanking the Danes for their hospitality.
For the return dinner and museum tour, Queen Letizia wore a slinky black dress festooned with sequins. UFO No More tells us that it comes from a Danish brand, Rotate Birger Christensen.
She accessorized with the most magnificent pair of earrings in her jewelry box: the diamond earrings from the joyas de pasar collection.
The earrings are part of the group of jewels that pass directly from Spanish monarch to Spanish monarch. They originally belonged to King Felipe’s great-grandmother, Queen Ena of Spain. Queen Letizia began wearing the earrings in 2017. She sometimes pairs them with other gala jewels, including Ena’s grand fleur-de-lis tiara.
And sometimes, she wears the earrings on their own, as she did for a dinner in Madrid during a visit from the President of Israel, also in 2017.
Queen Margrethe wore pearls for the return dinner: a multi-stranded necklace from her collection paired with special diamond and pearl earrings.
The earrings are especially sentimental because they were Margrethe’s wedding gift from her late husband, Prince Henrik. She wore them on their wedding day, along with the Khedive of Egypt Tiara and the Diamond Daisy Brooch, in June 1967.
Over the years, the earrings have remained staple pieces in Margrethe’s jewelry box, worn for various occasions, including those celebrating Prince Henrik. Above, she pairs them with the same pearl necklace from Tuesday evening’s dinner, plus Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel’s sapphire brooch. The occasion was a concert celebrating Prince Henrik’s 75th birthday in 2009. The date of the concert was also the couple’s wedding anniversary.
Fittingly, Margrethe also wore the earrings for Prince Henrik’s funeral service in Copenhagen in February 2018, paying one last bejeweled tribute to her partner. She paired them with a memorial pin made in 1917 in memory of her maternal great-grandmother, Princess Louise, Duchess of Connaught.
Crown Princess Mary was elegant in a black top with a green printed skirt, plus a pair of diamond floral earrings. Her necklace features a petite diamond charm in the shape of the letter F (for Frederik, of course).
Princess Benedikte rounded out the royal party at the return event. She wore a dress with a metallic print for the dinner, paired with pearls.