The gilded set is swooning today as Europe’s leading fashion icon ascends to the throne of Spain. Yes, the impossibly glamorous Queen Letizia and her handsome hubby King Felipe VI of Spain formally acceded to the throne today after Felipe’s father, the scandal-hit King Juan Carlos, tearfully signed the official instrument of abdication at midnight last night.
From the Daily Beast:
It was a sad end to a 39-year reign for King Juan Carlos. He took over the throne in 1975, two days after the death of longtime dictator General Francisco Franco, and halted an attempted military coup in 1981.
But he fell out of favour when it was revealed he had been on a big-game hunting safari.
The new monarch and his wife, Letizia, and their two daughters are being ferried through Madrid in a low-key affair after a brief military parade to their first official engagement.
The beautimous Letizia was born a commoner (gasp) and was a divorced TV news anchor (double gasp) when she met and married the hunky Prince Felipe. Since then, her every step, her every outfit, and every flip of her hair has been breathlessly documented by the fashion press who regularly fall over themselves trying to describe her fabulousness. And it’s true. She’s amazeballs. She makes the Duchess of Cambridge look like an old scullery maid.
(And please note the three outfits for one day of ceremonies – now that’s a fashion diva!)
And such a gorgeous family! Those two little princess, Leonor and Sofia, are the stuff of fairy tales, aren’t they? Obviously one good and one bad. Look at the expression on the one in blue in the bottom pic. She is TROUBLE. And ,oh, the drama that will swirl around them as they get older. I hope I live to see it.