Why couldn’t Queen Letizia of Spain wear the’most prized’ brooch she nearly lost?
QUEEN LETIZIA and King Felipe VI of Spain resumed their royal duties at the Royal Palace in Madrid for the New Year Military Parade celebration.
Queen Letizia wore a blue floor-length gown by Spanish designer Varela and a black faux fur coat by the same designer.
The outfit was completed by Magrid navy platform pumps, Bulgari earrings, and Karen Hallam’s signature gold ring.
Queen Letizia wore natural makeup with a dash of mascara and wore her hair in a neat bun.
The mother-of-two decided to accessorize her stunning gown with the Queen Ena brooch, an iconic piece of pearl and diamond jewelry.
The monarch has worn Queen Ena’s grey pearl drop brooch before, but this is the first time she has done so.
In fact, she wore the same brooch to Madrid’s Pascua Militar last year.
The piece is from the collection “joyas de pasar.”
These are the pieces that Queen Ena decided to pass down through the Spanish monarchies from one monarch to the next.
Queen Ena, also known as Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, was Queen Victoria’s maternal granddaughter from Scotland.
A large pale grey pearl is surrounded by diamonds, and a pear-shaped pearl is suspended from the diamond frame in Queen Letizia’s stunning piece.
Queen Sofia, Queen Letizia’s mother-in-law, was the most recent royal to wear the brooch.
The former Spanish monarchs, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, were only allowed to use the collection until his abdication, as requested by Queen Ena.
When King Juan Carlos abdicated in 2014, he also passed Queen Ena’s jewelry collection on to his son King Felipe, allowing Queen Letizia to wear the design for the first time.
Letizia’s beautiful brooch fell from her dress during the military parade on January 6.
As they walked towards the Royal Palace of Madrid, her husband, King Felipe VI, quickly assisted her in retrieving the jewel.
“This beautiful brooch is known as Queen Ena’s grey pearl drop brooch,” Claire Adler, founder of Claire Adler Luxury PR, explained.
Two rows of brilliant diamonds encircle a delicate grey pearl, and a pearl pendant hangs from it.
Queen Ena wore the entire brooch as a necklace pendant in a photograph taken in the 1920s.
“The most valuable jewels often have built-in versatility and can be worn in a variety of ways or they can be worn in different ways or they can be worn in different ways or they can be worn in different ways or they can be worn in different ways or
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