In April 2015, Queen Letizia of Spain arrived for a special dinner in Denmark wearing something remarkable: a brand-new tiara! Today’s Sparkling Spotlight shines on the modern jewel, which has a complicated and somewhat controversial provenance.
Happy Birthday to Queen Letizia of Spain! Spain’s queen consort celebrates her 49th birthday today, and we’re continuing our week-long Sparkling Spotlight on her royal jewels with an excellent emerald appearance from back in 2006.
In May 2004, the people of Madrid celebrated something they hadn’t seen in almost a century: a royal wedding. The Prince of Asturias, now King Felipe VI of Spain, married his Spanish-born fiancee, Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, in a grand ceremony in the city’s Almeduna Cathedral. Today, we’ve got a look at the astonishing gown and jewels worn by Letizia for the big moment.