Queen Letizia and King Felipe married in 2004 at the Royal Palace of Madrid in the Almudena Cathedral. The future Queen, who prior to becoming a royal was a journalist, wore a lavish wedding dress designed by Manuel Pertegaz.
But her wedding tiara was equally stunning and poignant. Letizia wore the Prussian Tiara, which was also worn by another member of the Spanish Royal Family.
A jewellery expert from Steven Stone told Express.co.uk: “Worn on her wedding day, this tiara was an early favourite of Letizia’s.
“The piece is a German imperial heirloom, passed down from mother to daughter until it reached Letizia’s mother-in-law, Queen Sofia of Spain.
“Sofia also wore the tiara on her wedding day. The tiara was Letizia’s go-to jewel for the first five years of her royal marriage.”
Steven Stone experts have given a rough estimation for the value of the Prussian Tiara at around £750,000.
The diadem was given to Queen Sofia of Spain by her mother, Queen Friederike of the Hellenes.
Robert and Louis Koch founded their jewellery house in Frankfurt in 1879 called “Koch”, and they created the tiara in 1913 for Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, Friederike’s mother.
The last German emperor and empress gave it to Victoria Louise as a wedding present.
For the future Queen, Mr Pertegaz and his team designed a lavish silk gown that was heavily embroidered with genuine gold thread.
Wheat ears, a taditional symbol of fertility, abundance, and life, and lilies, significant emblems of the Spanish royal dynasty, the House of Borbón, were used as floral decorations on the gown.
The dress had a long train, a characteristic high neck, and long sleeves. The gown featured a whopping 15-foot train which created a fantastic effect in the cathedral.
In addition, Felipe gifted Letizia a cathedral-length veil to wear. The silk tulle veil was hand-embroidered with flower patterns to match the dress.