King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Caravaca de la Cruz (Murcia) on the occasion of the celebration of the Jubilee Year.
On January 9, 1998, Saint John Paul II granted the city of Caravaca de la Cruz the concession of the celebration of a Jubilee Year to Perpetuity around the devotion to the True Cross, to celebrate every seven years, adding of this way to the other Jubilees that are also celebrated in perpetuity in Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostela and Santo Toribio de Liébana.
On arrival, the royal couple was briefed by the rector of the Basilica about the temple, its history and the art collection it houses. After the rector deposited the Holy Cross on the altar, the bishop began the jubilee prayers.
The royal couple also had a tour of the cloister and the Museum of Sacred Art, Goldsmiths, Ornaments and Painting. This exhibition, organized on the occasion of the Jubilee Year, gathers more than fifty works from the 15th and 16th centuries, including paintings, sculptures, textiles, goldsmith’s pieces and architecture and texts.
They were welcomed by the eager members of the public.
For the visit, Queen Letizia chose a glamorous grey look out of her wardrobe. She chose a grey Carolina Herrera number that we first saw during State Visit to Portugal in 2016.
The ensemble belongs to label’s 2016 fall collection and contains a double wool grey-purple coat with a matching sleeveless dress with an attached self-belt that ties at the front.
To finish the look Queen wore pave diamond teardrop dangle earrings.