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.
Two important royal antique jewels are paired up in this contest!
This week, Queen Letizia of Spain celebrates her 49th birthday. To mark the occasion, we’re devoting this week’s Sparkling Spotlight to some of her most glamorous royal gala appearances. We’re kicking things off with one of her very first gala events, way back in spring 2004.