Spain has quite a few tiaras for their royals to choose from, but this tiara is generally considered a big gun and is only worn by La Reina.
Collage by Royal Europe on Instragram Victoria Eugenia, Maria, Sofia, and Letizia, Queens Consort of Spain
King Alfonso XIII gave this tiara to his wife Victoria Eugenia for their 1906 wedding. There are two details about this piece which, for this writer, are very important. One is the symbolism of the fleur-de-lys itself as it is the symbol of the House of Bourbon. What better way to display your House than on the head of its senior lady? The other important detail is that the frame is built out of platinum, one of the lighter metals that can be used for tiara construction. It’s a large tiara and hopefully the comfort level is equal to the grandeur.
Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz and paternal aunt of King Felipe VI has died. She was 83. The Infanta’s full name was María del Pilar Alfonsa Juana Victoria Luisa Ignacia y Todos los Santos de Borbón y Borbón-Dos Sicilias and she was born the first child of Don Juan de Borbón and Doña Maria de las Mercedes. As a female, she was not eligible to rule and her brother Juan Carlos came to the throne. Pilar was said to have been “the soul of the family” by one news outlet. She is survived by her five children and her extended family.
Here are more than a few selections of Pilar’s fashions over the years. Do you have another favorite not featured in this slideshow?