Newspapers are reporting today that there's a new Spanish sparkler waiting in the wings: Prince Felipe has given Princess Letizia a new tiara!
The tiara, which LibertaDigital.com says is valued at more than 50,000 euros, was a gift for their fifth wedding anniversary on May 24, 2009. It was apparently supposed to make its debut at the Swedish royal wedding in June, but Felipe and Letizia reportedly didn't want to flaunt an expensive new piece of jewelry at a time when the Spanish economy was in crisis. Perhaps that helps explain the tiara swapping the Spanish ladies did in Stockholm?
The tiara is described as being composed of diamonds and ten pearls. It was made by Ansorena, a jewelry house based in Madrid, and Felipe helped design it.
Cross your fingers for a state visit in Spain soon, hatters -- I can't wait to see this sparkler!
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