Queen Isabel II and King consort Francisco de Asís circa 1860.
May 22, 2004. La Almudena Cathedral, 9th wedding anniversary» The Prince and Princess of Asturias leave the Cathedral after their marriage 9 years ago today.
Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, later Queen of Spain in 1904
30 Day Royal Challenge
Day 11: Post a picture of your favorite royal tiara
The Fleur de Lys Tiara of Spain
This tiara, considered the most important diadem of their collection, called “La Buena” (The Good one) and only worn by the Queens of Spain, was a wedding present from King Alfonso XIII to his bride, Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg. Made in 1906 by Ansorena with more than 500 diamonds set in platinum, it features the Fleur de Lys, the Bourbon’s emblem. (x)
Two private photos of the Prince and Princess of Asturias in 2004.
- At Jesús Ortiz’s wedding to fellow journalist Ana Togores in Asturias in June 2004.
- During a Christmas party in their home in 2004.
Her Royal Highness Doña María de las Mercedes de Orléans y Borbón, Infanta of Spain and Princess of Orléans in 1877.
In 1878 the Infanta married her cousin Alfonso XII against Alfonso’s mother and the government’s wishes, who wanted an alliance with an European princess. 17 years old on her wedding day, she became the youngest Queen consort of Spain and the first and only one who has been born in Spain. She died six months later, two days after her 18th birthday, on June 26 1878 at the Royal Palace in Madrid.
A town was named, in memoriam, Reina Mercedes (Queen Mercedes), in the province of Isabela (named after her aunt Isabel II) in the Philippines, itself named (Las Filipinas) for King Felipe II.
Mariano Salvador Maella. Carlota Joaquina, Infanta de España, Reina de Portugal, 1785.
Infanta Carlota Joaquina, Queen of Portugal