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dk168

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It's State Visit time for the Spanish royal couple again! This time they headed to Sweden where they're being hosted by King Carl XIV Gustav and Queen Silvia.

The royal couple was welcomed by their hosts in the Royal Mews before heading on a short carriage trip to the Royal Palace where they were joined by the rest of the Bernadottes.
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Queen Silvia wore one of her favourite brooches for daytime events - a gem-set butterfly and a pair of pearl button earrings with ruby bead drops.
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Once at the palace and without the coat, we found out that theQueen was wearing another of her treadmark jewels - a two row necklace of large antique pearls with a large clasp. rumour has it that it belonged to the King's mother, who wore it as a sautoir (I've never seen images to prove it). HM also had another jewel hidden under the coat - Queen Josefina's pearl and ruby floral brooch.
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Queen Letizia wore a modern pair of earrings with an orange/champagne-coloured drop:
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Tonight the Royal Couple is hosting a State Banquet for their guests and we're bound to see a ton of sparkling tiaras and other goodies!

I suspect both queens will bring out their big guns for the state banquet, and am looking forward to the bling pics!

DK :))
 

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Once at the palace and without the coat, we found out that theQueen was wearing another of her treadmark jewels - a two row necklace of large antique pearls with a large clasp. rumour has it that it belonged to the King's mother, who wore it as a sautoir (I've never seen images to prove it). HM also had another jewel hidden under the coat - Queen Josefina's pearl and ruby floral brooch.
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Hmm. The stringing of the pearls would be a concern to me. Unless this is a special, royal way to string, to my eye, the thread looks perilously stretched. :???:
 

dk168

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Ooo, Princess Sofie's own wedding tiara topped with pearls instead of emeralds which I had not seen before!

Glad to see Queen Letizia had pinned the central element of her own tiara to keep her sash in place.

DK :kiss2:
 

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The Windsors had their own glittering event to attend last night!
The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by the Countess of Wessex, the Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent for the Rifles Awards Dinner at the Guildhall. The royal ladies and gent are honorary Colonels of different Battalions of the Rifles, Camilla is their Colonel-in-Chief - a position Prince Philip handed over in 2020 at his last public engagement.

The Duchess of Cornwall wore her impressive emerald demi-parure and the gem-set cap badge of the Rifles. The emerald were debuted in 2009 and a said to be a Saudi gift.
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The Countess of Wessex wore a pair of multi-coloured gem-set earrings and a diamond rose brooch (maybe Cartier). The earrings form a demi-parure with a matching asymmetrical necklace.
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Birgitta opted for her classic Wilma Flintstone pearls and a pair of diamond Art Deco clips on her collar. These come from a bandeau and are among her favourites.
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ETA - The DM has an article with more photos, if you want to have a closer look at the outfits.
 

prince.of.preslav

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State Visit day two had a retro floral vibe for both Queens.
Silvia wore a fine set of carved stone and gem-set brooch and earrings. These were popular in the 1970-1980's and even Queen Sofia of Spain has one, inherited from her mother.
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Letizia wore a modern take on a classical deign in pale enamel and diamonds.
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The ladies attended a seminar on languages and translation at the Bernadotte Library and lunch at Stockholm City Hall, while the gents were at a seminar on climate change.
 

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A few more especially for @dk168
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Note that Sofia is wearing a new pair of earrings:
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I find this one interesting, because it shows the hooks of the Brazilian earrings and the safety chain at the back of the riviere:
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Two small quibbles...

1. I adore the aquamarine kokoshnik, but not with this dress. They do not compliment each other.

2. I'm surprised they haven't changed the velvet on La Buena to match Queen Letizia's hair. It still has the silvery wrap from when Sofia wore it.
 
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