Queen Emeritus Sofia has put an end to her visit to the United States at the Awards for Excellence, a very special opportunity to bring out her best jewelry.
The mother of King Felipe VI can boast one of the most complete royal jewelry boxes, she has had access to the best pieces of the Bourbon family and also to those of her Greek royal family. For this official trip, the 84-year-old queen emeritus wore the best of her collection.
Queen Sofia’s jewelry in the United States
The official trip of the mother of Felipe VI to the United States culminated on Wednesday night at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas with the presentation of the Sophia Awards for Excellence, awarded by the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute of New York, a very special event in which she coincided with Gloria and Emilio Estefan and for which she wore the big ruby that she inherited from her mother, Federica of Greece.
The emeritus resorted to an elegant long dress made of pink chiffon with a skirt full of layers and ruffles. A design with pronounced shoulder pads, a closed neckline, and flared sleeves on which shone an imposing pearl necklace topped by a teardrop-shaped pendant with a large ruby surrounded by diamonds. This is one of the jewels that Sofia received after her mother’s death in 1981 and was one of the favorite pieces of the late Queen Federica.
This is not the first time she has worn it. In fact, she has worn it so many times that it has already become a kind of talisman for her.
Queen Sofia’s trip to the U.S.
The grandmother of Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia arrived in the United States for a three-day trip. Her first appearance was in Houston, where she visited the city’s Food Bank, the largest in the world. That same afternoon, she attended Spain Fusion Texas.
The next day she chaired the Hispanic History Gateway in Houston. Finally, Sofia capped off her American visit by attending the Awards for Excellence.