King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain joined the members of other royal families to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
The first look of the day involved a beautiful evening gown by Spanish label Matilde Cano. The floral gown features large botanical print on a green base and a wide green satin belt.
The €339 floral silk gown is from label’s 2020 summer collection is available to pre-order.
Letizia paired the gown with a pink headband from another Spanish label Nana Golmar.
The design of the headband seems to be based on the label’s Iria headbands that are available for €340.
Given the occasion, we were bound to see some real jewels from the Spanish ‘joyasdepasar’ collection. Queen was wearing a pair of diamond and emerald earrings that belongs to her Mother-in-Law Queen Sofia.
Giving the dazzling touch to the look, Letizia wore a diamond collet necklace from that once belonged to Queen Victoria Eugenia.
About the necklace misjoyasreales noted,
Its origin is a choker made by the Ansorena Jewelry, with 30 diamonds (90 carats) mounted bezels (Russian), that King Alfonso XIII in 1906 gave his fiancee, Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. This type of collar was very popular in the mid-nineteenth century, diamonds are crimped on a platinum plate, “Chaton” which are fastened with claws that go very unnoticed.
This was the most valuable choker bridal gift to Queen Victoria Eugenia, was valued at 145,000 pesetas. King Alfonso XIII, inspired by the novel by Dumas, “The Three Musketeers” gifted two diamonds to his wife. So with every birthday, anniversary or birth of children, choker grew to reach her waist and was also wearable in two laps. Queen Victoria Eugenia divided the bezels two necklaces and leave specified in her will that the “biggest” collar will go to the family collection that later on known as “joyas de pasar”. Today Letizia wore the smaller version of the necklace.
Queen Letizia also wore a diamond bracelet that we have never seen before. And her inseparable Karen Hallem was still there with her royal jewels.
Letizia carried a new handbag. It was CH Carolina Herrera Victoria Insignia Mini bag handcrafted in Sequoia leather, with regular grain, and detailed with the raised Insignia Seal on its flap, replicating House of Herrera’s 35th-anniversary bracelet and initials. The €550 bag features a sliding chain strap to turn it into a crossbody bag.
Queen topped her look with yellow Japanese Order of the Precious Crown that she was presented during April 2017 Japanese state visit.