New Official Portraits of the Royal Family

The Casa Real has released today the new official portraits of the Spanish Royal Family, a series of photographs in which King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and his sister, Sofia pose in some historical images. These are ten photographs taken by the portraitist Estela de Castro (Madrid, 1978) taken at the Royal Palace and the Palacio de la Zarzuela and characterized by their “use of natural light” as the main element of their work, as indicated the notice. This new series includes versions of the Gala Kings, together and separately, of civilian and Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Sofia, as well as two other images of the family and Her Royal.

Probably the most spectacular image is the gala portrait of King Felipe VI and Mrs. Letizia. The queen wears the acclaimed Carolina Herrera dress she wore at the gala dinner on the occasion of the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito on October 22 in Japan. It is a unique custom-made, fitted design with a French sleeve and a flying skirt with small white flowers embroidered in the chest and waist area.

As she did on that occasion, the queen wears the tiara Flor de Lis, the most representative of the Spanish crown and one of the most valuable of the so-called jewels to pass. It was created by the Ansorena jewelry for the wedding of Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia in 1906. It was a gift from the then monarch, great grandfather of King Felipe, on the occasion of his wedding with Ena. The first time he premiered this piece that Queen Sofia has worn since the Countess of Barcelona was in 2017 on the occasion of the official visit of Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina, and his wife, Juliana Awada. On his left hand he carries the so-called “twin bracelets” of Cartier. As a climax, the earrings of the lot pass.