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Old 06-19-2014, 05:28 PM
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I can understand how this momentous day can be overwhelming to someone like Letizia. On a conscious level you think you are ready, but on the subconscious? Just look how Maxima spent her day. She looked happy, but just a little overwhelmed by the whole occasion.
She is going to look stunning in all of the tiaras now. I just hope that we get to see them more often. I can't blame her for choosing something comfortable on such a momentous day.
Not all the jewellery that we have seen Sophia wear goes automatically to Letitizia. I thought it would, but according to a v well respected jewellery blogger most of it either came with Sophia as her property, or have personal gifts. I particularly asked about the tiaras- this was the reply.


@royaltywithella: h All of the tiaras but La Buena are personal property, either hers from her family or purchased for her by JC, even the heirlooms.

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I think her choice was perfect the coat had a design that was pretty anything more might have been over done. This was not about her so understated was best.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:51 PM
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Well from the photo's I think Letizia wore her diamond star earrings,surely she could have worn something else given the ceremonial occasion and she didn't wear any rings.
The whole jewellery deal was decidedly odd. Earlier she wore her wedding diamond drop earrings with a very day dress and Lenore wore the diamond star earrings. But as to her rings, I think we, as has Queen Letizia, had a crash course on why Queen Maxima followed Queen Elizabeth's habit of wearing gloves. Any rings on her tiny little hands would have rubbed her fingers raw with over 1000 handshakes!

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Day day to basis is fine but today Letizia became Queen Consort of Spain,the occasion warranted better attention to what jewels she wore and seeing as she now has the jewels of the Queens of Spain at her disposal her choice was lazy.
And that is the kicker. Today she became a Queen! Her Verela ensemble was fabulous although I'm obviously going colour blind because I thought it was the most gorgeous blush and the scattered pale crystals that deepened in colour as it graduated up to deep red and gold at the neck just begged to reflect off diamond drop earrings. And, let's face it, if ever there was a "day" occasion and ensemble to pair with a diamond drop, it was then. Instead she wore the dreaded childlike stars . . .
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I think that Queen Letizia used her jewelry to send a message. (1) Yes, she is queen but she played down the jewelry aspect by wearing simple pieces...a subtle gesture in a low-key proclamation in a country experiencing economic difficulties. (2) At King Juan Carlos' abdication, she wore the wedding earrings that had been a gift from him and Queen Sofia (3) At the proclamation, she earrings that may have been a gift from King Felipe and did not compete with the sparkling embroidery at the top of her outfit. All in all...I think she was deliberate to send out a message of simplicity.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:05 PM
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I understand what your saying Terri Terri, but Letizia has some gorgeous jewels. It doesnt cost anything to pull them out and honor what you already have. Do people really get offended seeing people royal or not wear what they have when times are bad. I guess I don't. I just hope she doesn't forget the combination to the vault!!!
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:05 PM
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This article shows photos of how red her hands were after shaking hands 2000 times (I think ).

This pic shows it

Given that by nature, she has been indisposed about wearing rings, the added pressure of shaking so many hands must have further cemented her decision not to wear rings. I think her red hands show she made a good call.

The article states she had to take a breather for a few minutes before continuing with her greetings
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:19 AM
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I think Queen Letizia has made a wise choice not to wear a lot of jewellery. The unemployment rate in Spain is high, about 26 per cent. If I was unemployed in Spain, I surely wouldn't want my Queen to be filled up with expensive jewellery when the people of Spain suffer every day. Felipe and Letizia represent the Spaniards today. Queen Sofia is another thing, she is different generation and born royal. People could well think that she can't and will not change her habits.
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I don't think anyone wanted Letizia to come decked out like a Christmas tree.Perhaps she could have worn a different set of earrings other than those star ones which were her trademark as Princess of Asturias and chosen something from the jewels of the Queens of Spain to mark her transition from Princess to Queen Consort.Its not everyday one becomes Queen!

Again its all down to a difference of opinion.
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She looked quite disappointing from the point of view of us jewel watchers. But the ordinary Spanish citizens would probably only have seen an elegantly and appropriately dressed beautiful women, who carried herself with the dignity and style expected of a young queen in the 21st century. And it is the latter that really counts for the monarchy.
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There is always a lot of speculation about the Queen's star earrings which she habitually chooses to wear and again wore on the Proclamation day. I came across a piece of news about the famous earrings: These were a design of Coco Chanel from 1932 which Karl Lagerfeld remade in 2008. The earrings were a gift of the Chanel house to Princess Letizia upon the birth of Infanta Leonor.

The article below talks about her dress, earrings and accesories

El primer vestido de la Reina - ABC.es
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There is always a lot of speculation about the Queen's star earrings which she habitually chooses to wear and again wore on the Proclamation day. I came across a piece of news about the famous earrings: These were a design of Coco Chanel from 1932 which Karl Lagerfeld remade in 2008. The earrings were a gift of the Chanel house to Princess Letizia upon the birth of Infanta Leonor.

The article below talks about her dress, earrings and accesories

El primer vestido de la Reina - ABC.es
That is really interesting. Never heard that take on the star earring before. I wonder if they were truly made by Chanel but purchased as gift to Letizia by Felipe. We will probably never know the true story now. Love all these tid-bits about tiny things.
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There is always a lot of speculation about the Queen's star earrings which she habitually chooses to wear and again wore on the Proclamation day. I came across a piece of news about the famous earrings: These were a design of Coco Chanel from 1932 which Karl Lagerfeld remade in 2008. The earrings were a gift of the Chanel house to Princess Letizia upon the birth of Infanta Leonor.

The article below talks about her dress, earrings and accesories

El primer vestido de la Reina - ABC.es
I have to question the part about Chanel giving her the earrings. As much as she wears them, I have to think they were in fact a gift from Felipe. I can't see a sentimental attachment for something from a company but from her husband definitely.
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That would also explain why Infanta Lenore was wearing them at the Abdication where her mother wore her wedding earrings.
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That would also explain why Infanta Lenore was wearing them at the Abdication where her mother wore her wedding earrings.
Are you sure that Infanta Leonor wore her mother's earrings? I haven't seen close-ups of the Infanta, but in all the pics I have seen Leonor's earrings looked so tiny, much smaller than Letizia's stars. Actually I believe that Leonor wore the same tiny studs on both occasions.
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That would also explain why Infanta Lenore was wearing them at the Abdication where her mother wore her wedding earrings.
Leonor in the Abdication
http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/P...H2Zw6LUXwx.jpg
Leonor in the Proclamation
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/P...yk6C9nBPBx.jpg

Leonor didn't wear Letizia's stars.
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:56 PM
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Letizia's lovely earrings tonight, they match well with the dress.
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Great to see these earrings again, they are from the early days
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mmBw3uzPnJ..._europe_05.jpg
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^Just wanted to post this :)

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Great to see these earrings again, they are from the early days
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mmBw3uzPnJ..._europe_05.jpg

Thanks I was just going to ask,I guess Her Majesty must have had a good rummage through her jewel chest over the weekend.A welcome change to the stars!
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Does anybody have any further details about the flower earrings worn by Queen Letizia to the El Greco exhibition? I would love to know who designed these and how long Letizia has owned them.
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