June 6, 2023

King Felipe and Queen Letizia marked their 19th wedding ceremony anniversary on Monday simply days after celebrating their eldest daughter Princess Leonor’s commencement.

The royal couple tied the knot on 22 Could 2004 at Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, after their shock engagement was introduced by the Spanish courtroom six months earlier.

Former TV information anchor Letizia appeared beautiful in a satin bridal robe designed by Manuel Pertegaz.

It featured a high-standing collar and embroidery depicting the fleur de lys and ears of wheat – particulars from the Prince of Asturias crest. 

The royal bride accessorised with the diamond Prussian Tiara, loaned to her by her mother-in-law, Queen Sofia.

In the meantime, Felipe, who was then Prince of Asturias, wore the Nice Tag swimsuit of the Military.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds attended a banquet on the Royal Palace in Madrid.

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Letizia wore a robe designed by Manuel Pertegaz

Royals from world wide have been among the many friends at Felipe and Letizia’s nuptials, together with then Prince Charles, then Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of The Netherlands, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, after which Crown Prince Albert of Monaco.

Letizia and Felipe welcomed their first youngster, Princess Leonor in October 2005, adopted by their second daughter, Infanta Sofia, in April 2007.

The royal couple wave from the palace balcony on their wedding day© Getty
The royal couple wave from the palace balcony on their wedding ceremony day
The wedding was thought to cost £21 million© Getty
The marriage was thought to value £19 million
Queen Letizia and her husband King Felipe smile as they leave Madrid's Almudena Cathedral on their wedding day© Getty
Queen Letizia and her husband King Felipe smile as they go away Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral on their wedding ceremony day

The couple celebrated Princess Leonor’s commencement from UWC Atlantic Faculty in Wales on Saturday, with the Spanish courtroom sharing touching household pictures from the ceremony.

Leonor, 17, who appeared elegant in a pink tuxedo costume from Apparentia for her commencement, has accomplished a two-year Worldwide Baccalaureate Diploma Programme on the faculty.

Forward of her commencement, the Spanish courtroom introduced that Leonor will bear three years of army coaching, beginning in August. In the meantime, the long run queen’s youthful sister, Infanta Sofia, 16, will start her research at UWC Atlantic Faculty this summer season.

UWC is ready within the twelfth century St Donat’s Fortress on the southern Welsh coast and campus amenities embrace a library, woodland, an indoor and out of doors swimming pool, and lecture rooms inside historic buildings. 

It was based in 1962 by German educationalist Kurt Hahn, who additionally arrange Gordonstoun boarding college in Scotland, famously attended by King Charles.

Notable alumni embrace King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein of Jordan. Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, now 21, additionally graduated from the school in Could 2020.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima’s center daughter, Princess Alexia, 17, additionally graduated from UWC Atlantic Faculty. The Dutch courtroom is but to substantiate the royal’s future plans.

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