Spanish Royal Wedding

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What fun we have had this week, celebrating the 10th wedding anniversary of King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain with a look back at the fantastic hats and headpieces worn at their grand wedding:

The Bride

The Attendants

Spanish Royal Family
Queen Sofia, Infanta Elena, Infanta Cristina

The Bride’s Family
Paloma Rocasalano, Telma Ortiz Rocasolano, Erika Ortiz Rocasolano,
Menchu Alvarez del Vaille, Enriqueta Rodriguez

Extended Spanish Royal Family
Infanta Pilar, Simoneta Gómez Acebo, Laura Ponte, Infanta Margarita, María Zurita y de Borbón,
The Duchess of Calabria, Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, The Duchess of Alba

Greek Royal Family
Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Princess Pavlos, Princess Alexia, Princess Irene

Belgian Royal Family
Queen Paola, Queen Fabiola, The Duchess of Brabant, Princess Astrid, Princess Claire

Norwegian Royal Family
Queen Sonja, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Martha Louise

Swedish Royal Family
Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine

Dutch Royal Family
Princess Máxima, Princess Laurentien

Queen Margrethe of Denmark

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg

Queen Noor of Jordan

Princess Caroline of Hanover and Monaco

Crown Princess of Bahrain

Bulgarian Royal Family
Princess of Turnovo, Princess of Preslav, Princess of Panagyurishte,
Princess of Vidin, Princess Kalina

Other Non Reigning Royals
Empress Farah Dibha of Iran, Grand Duchess of Russia, Duchess of Bragança, Princess Béatrice of Orléans,
The Princess of Naples, Princess Clotilde of Savoy, Princess Inaara Aga Khan

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16 thoughts on “Spanish Royal Wedding

    • Maxima and Cristina for sure. Also add Empress Farah, Princess Rosario of Bulgaria, Princess Alexia and Princess Marie-Chantal.

      Fantastic coverage, as always.

  1. A very fun survey of hats! Thank you for the extensive retrospective!

    For me the overall winners are: The Bride’s Extended Family!

  2. Lovely look back at quite an occasion! This just goes to show that no matter your station in life or your budget every wedding contains the same types, 1/ adorable small children in cute outfits and slightly older children forced to wear quirky outfit thats a bit too young for them
    2/ someone who thinks its OK for someone who isn’t the bride to dress like a bride
    3/ people who look uncomfortable being very dressed up in outfits that are fresh off the page of Mother-of the bride / groom ensembles
    4/ at least one auntie in a totally inappropriate outfit
    5/ Overly revealing girlfriend
    6/ Thats just crazy what was she/he thinking??

  3. The women in Letitia’s family all looked wonderful – colourful, elegant and appropriate.
    Some of the younger royals had fabulous hats but didn’t know how/have the presence to wear them or didn’t have quite the right outfits. Why did Marie Chantal wear a beach umbrella? LOL. Marks to Infanta Elena and Infanta Christina for fashion “chutzpah” but……….

    A hat can be beautiful but if it doesn’t enhance an outfit and complement the personality of the wearer and suit the occasion it is a failure for me. So IMO the winners were:
    1. Infanta Pilar – a bold shape and colour and a beautifully executed outfit for this mature woman and senior Spanish royal
    2. Queen Margrethe – unique, summery, regal, appropriate, colourful – gorgeous hat
    3. Empress Farah Palavi – haute couture at its best. Fantastic detail on her cuffs.
    4. The Duchess of Alba – beautifully conceived and executed zaniness on a lively woman no longer in her prime
    5. Princess (now Queen) Maxima – here the balance between flamboyance and elegance is just right
    6. Princess Caroline of Monaco – quintessential European haute couture elegance. A bit loose in the jacket but still lovely
    7. Queen Paola – as HQ said stylish, polished, vibrant
    8. Princess Claire — as HQ said bright, fun,feminine, chic
    9. Princess (now Queen) Mathilde – marvellous hat, outfit a bit low key but the print dress underneath may have lifted the look
    10. Princess Marthe Louise – the outfit with that charming “out there” hat epitomised ML for me. Bright, charming and unconventional.

    Thank you HatQueen. A lovely series of posts and great fun. Who said the Spanish don’t do hats anymore!

  4. Thanks so much Hat Queen for this interesting recap of the Spanish Royal Wedding. There were some fabulous hats and outfits, but sadly, a few horrid ones! My pick for best hat and outfit overall was that worn by Queen Margrethe of Denmark, as I think she just nailed it! She looked colorful in red and pink, used the red color common to both the Danish and Spanish flags, looked elegant, dressed appropriately for church, and wore a beaming smile too! The former Empress Farah of Iran comes a clear second with her large, simple elegant hat and classic outfit in a delightful pale blue shade.

  5. i love your blog and hate to correct you, however you please need to change the name ‘silvia’ to ‘sofia’ in the header of the section ‘spanish royal family’. just a minor error, certainly due to royal overload and a minute of absentmindedness :->.

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