The unexpected story behind the tiara that Letizia wore for the gala dinner at the Palace | Entertainment | The USA Print


It was the first gala dinner at the Royal Palace so far in 2023 and it took place in honor of Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia, his wife, Verónica Alcocer, who are on a state visit. The dress code required a dress code, that is, long and accessorized with a tiara or jewelry for the occasion.

Queen Letizia has opted for a long red dress by one of her leading designers, Carolina Herrera. An elegant round neck design with details of small ruffles on the sleeves and at the waist. The mermaid cut dress was finished off with a small train and she completed it with peep toe platforms with stiletto heels in the same color as the dress.

The kings of Spain, Felipe VI and Letizia (i), upon their arrival at the gala dinner offered to the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, and his wife, Verónica Alcocer

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The flower tiara has been another of the aspects that has most attracted the attention of the Queen’s styling. It is a floral jewel made with diamonds that, together, form the silhouette of delicate flowers. What many are unaware of is that it was a wedding gift from Francisco Franco to Queen Sofía, whose origin dates back to the end of the 19th century.

In fact, Doña Sofía wore it as a choker at the gala prior to the royal wedding. A piece that the Infanta Cristina inherited and that she wore at her wedding with Iñaki Urdangarin and that Letizia has now come to use assiduously. The Queen, unlike her predecessors, has worn it on her head like a tiara, this time without any updo, opting to leave her hair loose and combed back, with the parting in the center of it.

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The flower-shaped diamond tiara that Francisco Franco gave to Doña Sofía

The flower-shaped diamond tiara that Francisco Franco gave to Doña Sofía

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