Queen Letizia and King Felipe traveled to Denmark for a state visit and on the first day of their visit they were honored with a banquet where the Spanish Queen wore one of the most impressive tiaras of the Spanish monarchy.
Combined with a spectacular blue dress designed by Felipe Varela that she had already premiered in 2015, the wife of King Felipe became one of the best-dressed of the evening, and that’s saying a lot considering the elegance of Queen Margaret or Princess Mary.
What is the history of Queen Letizia’s Fleur de Lis tiara?
The Fleur de Lis tiara is one of the most emblematic and precious jewels of Spanish royalty.
It was created in 1906 by the House of Ansorena, jeweler to the Spanish royal family, as a wedding gift from King Alfonso XIII to his wife, Queen Victoria Eugenia.
It is made of platinum and diamonds, and its design consists of three fleurs-de-lis (the heraldic emblem of the Bourbons) connected by scrolls and leaves.
The tiara has 450 diamonds and ten pearls and is valued at more than $ 60,000.
According to experts, its value could triple if it were sold at auction.
The fleur-de-lis tiara is one of the so-called “passing jewels” that are passed on from queen to queen by will, which is why Princess Leonor is forbidden to wear it, at least until she becomes Queen of Spain.
The fleur-de-lis tiara currently belongs to Queen Letizia, who has worn it on several occasions, most recently on her state visit to Denmark.
Queen Letizia usually wears the tiara with dresses by Felipe Varela, her favorite designer.
The fleur de lis tiara is a jewel that reflects the history, tradition and prestige of the Spanish monarchy.