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Tiaras During State (and Official) Visits

Queen Letizia of Spain

  1. July 5, 2004- Peruvian State Visit [Received the Order of the Sun]
  2. September 27, 2004- Czech Republic State Visit
  3. October 18, 2004- Latvian State Visit [Received the Order of the Three Stars]
  4. January 31, 2005- Hungarian State Visit [Received the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary]
  5. February 8, 2006- Russian State Visit
  6. October 22, 2007- Slovakian State Visit
  7. November 24, 2007- Romanian State Visit [Received the Order of Faithful Service]
  8. December 3, 2007- Filipino State Visit [Received the Order of the Golden Heart]
  9. June 11, 2008- Mexican State Visit [Received the Order of the Aztec Eagle]
  10. November 24, 2008- Panamanian State Visit [Received the Order of Vasco Núñez de Balboa]
  11. February 9, 2009- Argentinian State Visit [Received the Order of the Liberator General San Martin]
  12. March 2, 2009- Russian State Visit
  13. April 21, 2009- Indian State Visit
  14. April 27, 2009- French State Visit [Received the National Order of Merit]
  15. October 19, 2009- Lebanese State Visit [Received the Order of Merit]
  16. December 14, 2009- Vietnamese State Visit
  17. March 7, 2011- Chilean State Visit [Received the Order of Merit]
  18. June 9, 2014- Mexican State Visit
  19. October 29, 2014- Chilean State Visit
  20. March 2, 2015- Colombian State Visit [Received the Order of Boyaca]
  21. July 7, 2015- Peruvian State Visit [Received the Order of Merit]
  22. February 22, 2017- Argentinian State Visit

(If you click on the photos, you can see the name of the tiaras she wore)

Spanish Royal Jewels - The Fleur de Lys Tiara

Made in 1906 by Ansorena with over 500 diamonds and platinum, it features the Fleur de Lys, the heraldic emblem of the House of Bourbon. The tiara was a wedding gift  from King Alfonso XIII of Spain to his bride Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (later knows as Queen Ena) The tiara worn only by the Queen of Spain (at present Queen Sofia).

 

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain wearing her Cartier Tiara (1920) and an Emerald Demi-Parure inherited from her godmother, Empress Eugénie of the French. Photographed by William Sumits in a room at Claridge’s Hotel, London, 1947.