Princess Letizia of Spain jewels as Queen Letizia of Spain. From tomorrow, July 19 2014, the wife of King Felipe VI of Spain, will have dynastic right to use the jewels of the Spanish Royal Family. What are they?
Queen Victoria Eugenia (King Juan Carlos I grandmother) specified in her will (signed in Switzerland in 1963) what they are. In fact, eight:
Tiara with three lilies. It is the most representative piece of the Spanish Royal jewels. Lilies are the symbol of Borbons, family name of the kings of Spain.
Russian pearl necklace is the most precious jewel of the lot according to historians, but jewelers do not agree. He was bought by King Alfonso XII in the Imperial Russia for his wife. Afterwards, it has been worn by Queen Maria Cristina, Queen Victoria Eugenia, Doña Maria, Current Queen Sofia, and Princess Letizia can use it now.
The so called Pilgrim Pearl. Queen Sofia hung it from a pearl necklace. King Alfonso XIII bought the pearl for Queen Victoria Eugenia. Anyway, the real Pilgrim Pearl was possessed by Liz Taylor, and today is kept in a museum dedicated to pearls in the Persian Gulf.
The necklace of Chatones (diamonds). Queen Victoria Eugenia wore it at her wedding to King Alfonso XIII of Spain. Current Queen Sofia has made three smaller necklaces with him.
Sparkling earrings to match the necklace of Chatones.
Large gray pearl brooch surrounded by diamonds.
Four short strands of large pearls.
Two exact diamond bracelets that come from a small crown of Cartier.
What of them will Princess Letizia choose tomorrow? Anyway, it seems that coronation will be austere, and the new queen of Spain will not wear many jewels.
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