Friday, 14 July 2017

State Dinner Sparklers: day two of the Spanish State Visit

It's not 100% a State Dinner but don't let that little fact get in the way of enjoying these tiaras. The Princess Royal accompanied the King and Queen of Spain to a dinner in their honour at the Guildhall in the City of London on July 13th 2017 and there was plenty of sparkle to see. There are no huge surprises but when there are this many diamonds, who cares? Here's how day two of the Spanish State Visit got glittery...

Queen Letizia surprised absolutely no one by wearing the Floral Tiara that she loves so much. This all diamond affair has been her go to for a while now. It's a very pretty version of that royal staple, a tiara made of sparkly flowers, and this one was made by Mellerio in the 19th century and ended up in the Spanish royal vaults when Franco gave it to Letizia's mother in law, Queen Sofia, as a wedding present in 1962.  It's very elegant and goes with just about everything - except perhaps those knockout earrings Letizia chose.

The Princess Royal chose her Festoon Tiara which is another all diamond effort. The stones here are shaped into fan like festoons that rise gently to a central point. Anne got this sparkler for christening a ship back in 1972 which isn't a bad return for a day's work in anyone's books. She likes it, we like it and it's great to see Anne at these tiara events because, let's face it, she's so royal that it all just works. The Spanish State Visit has provided plenty of sparkle (enjoy the State Dinner glitter here) and plenty of majestic moments to remember.

Photo credit: casareal Twitter.

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