09 July 2014

Queen Letizia of Spain

I never post much about Letizia, but she is such a Queen now, and she deserves more attention! She was born September 15, 1972, and married King Felipe VI in 2004. She and Felipe have two daughters, the Princess Leonor, Princess of Asturias, and the Infanta Sofia.

Princess Letizia wearing an antique Mellerio diamond floral tiara.

Letizia wearing a diamond tiara originally belonging to Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia. Her father, Kaiser Wilhelm II, gave it to her when she married Prince Ernst August of Hanover in 1913. Victoria Louise sent the tiara home to its Greek roots by gifting it to her daughter Princess Frederika, who married the future King Paul of Greece. Just as she received the tiara from her mother, Frederika gave it to her own daughter. And her own daughter also became queen of another country: Queen Sofia of Spain. Sofia choose it for her wedding tiara.