Skip to comments.Princess Letizia To Become Queen Of Spain
Posted on 06/02/2014 11:02:52 PM PDT by goldstategop
Congratulations are in order for the new King of Spain, Felipe! CNN reported Monday that the 46-year-old prince will be taking over the throne from his father, King Juan Carlos I, who feels it's time for a younger leader. But a new reign doesn't just mean change for Spain, it also means a new queen. Felipe's wife, and arguably one of our favorite royals (besides Kate Middleton, of course), Princess Letizia will take over for Sofia, who has held the title since 1975. Even though we don't always agree with Letizia's sartorial choices, the 41-year-old has, on occasion, pleasantly satisfied our stylish royal fix. Now that she is emerging as queen, we can't wait to see what she steps out in next.
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I wish I could say the same about people in American high society. You don't have to be born into an aristocracy to have class. Either you have it or the touch isn't there. I have to say a man who knows what to look for in a wife has high standards.
She just looks amazing... like out of the Mad Men cable TV show. My mom used to dress like that and a very classy woman dresses like this.
True beauty is something that we know when we see it. I'd like my wife to be like her.
In a woman in a formal dress is just so graceful! Its just sad a lot of young women dress like sluts. There used to be a time when men looked up to a lady.
I think she’s the one in the photo (photoshopped) showing her, Carla Bruni, and Mooch going up the stairs - from behind. I think she is wearing a red dress, Carla is wearing a blue dress and Mooch is in a white top and pink skirt.
If the Bard were alive today, he would agree it looks good here. Confidence and power.
Back then ladies were rewarded with good men; now the sluts are getting the good men.
Yes, Princess Letizia is the 3rd woman in that picture (that’s sooooo cruel toward MO by comparison to the other two). Love that pic.
Here its carried off just beautifully. On the right woman - and this is the right woman - the color simply works! One look and one has died and gone to heaven.
True fashion has nothing to do with an era. It reminds me too, of things our world is fast in danger of forgetting.
Looks like a family straight out of Central Casting. I especially am drawn to the mid-century sartorial details that surround them. You'd never know they're royalty.
Not much to criticize here. Its positively bucolic.
Here the love shared between a husband and a wife needs no comment.
This is not simply fashion; there is a loveliness overflowing here that can't be captured in the photo. It leaves the viewer in a trance.
No radial belt, heh?
Some people are born soulmates. And here the picture says everything one doesn't really need say at all. There is love here, too.
They're every one's precious dream daughters! One feels like one is looking at beautiful little angels on the earth.
Don’t get carried away, these photographs are staged like any high profile photo ops
She looks nice. They look nice as a couple and family.
But, why are there still Kings and Queens?
Born royalty? You be the judge.
There are professional photographers and some people are just natural in front of the camera.
They have photogenic qualities. The camera seems to love this pair and their children. I think its not only power, its the way they are in command of things.
Just what we should expect no less from a King and a Queen.
Its very simple and understated. You can look elegant without being fussily formal.
Black has its place and here it works really well. You can see this couple really coordinate everything and that makes a statement.
Every now and then I have to change my mind. The woman looks so regal. You just are barely conscious of how she does the impossible here.
Compare and contrast.
Thanks for posting all of this. I enjoyed the article, the photos and learning more about her.
They command the room and they both match perfectly! I just have to admire how much they really know each other to a T.
Our First Lady doesn’t know how to dress.
When you look at the photo, Letizia just draws your attention. Some women are beautiful in a way that you just can see it from the way they dress.
The more I think about it, the Spaniards are far more blessed than we are.
Very classy! I think red is the new black here.
“Oh here, let me show you. The help use the kitchen entrance.”
Spain is not usually thought as a fashion capital. I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Letizia when she becomes Queen and she will grace us for a long time to come with many beautiful outfits.
She could have been a model.
“Congratulations are in order for the new King of Spain,...”
Probably just another over privileged, overfiscally endowed piece of useless Bilderberger vermin like the Windsors.
The couple lives a modest lifestyle. With the figurehead nature of a monarchy today, why not get rid of it?
I find politicians far more of a menace than the world’s kings and queens. They have no sense of style or restraint.
This particular dress exposes some unflattering shoulder bones.
Perhaps it’s just the camera angle.
In person, the dress/shoulders may have looked fine, but in a photo, they do not.
All the following photos/fashions are just fine, tho.
She does look a little like model Cindy Crawford
I’d hit that....
What a nice thing to see after six years of seeing the Wookie.
Letizia seems to have a Jackie-O type of quality about her.
And she is probably a better person.
Princess Leia meets the Wookie.
Princess Le(tiz)ia meets the Wookie
And men dress so well these days themselves.
She is either very petite or the prince is huge.
The only passable excuse IMO is that it keeps from the extreme fawning over and expense on a political “first family”—such as we have in the US.
Another is that a monarch takes over the duties of Head of State, leaving those of Head of Government to the Prime Minister.
It can easily be argued that our system, with the President filling both roles, is too much for one man.
A constitutional monarch is no danger to the body politic, so there’s no reason not to have one, if the people of that country so desire. But then there’s no particularly logical reason to get one if you don’t already have one.
I’m afraid I don’t see whatever it is you see in either monarchy or fashion.
Yes, and I certainly understand the UK keeping theirs for tourism reasons.
Still, it is awfully undemocratic to have inherited positions. Something like a joint president and prime minister system probably makes more sense.
And a good many countries have such systems. In some the President is essentially a term-limited constitutional monarch, with little real power.
In others he is dominant, with the Prime Minister just a flunky, such as in France and Russia.
Thanks for the thread and pics! My heritage is from the country of Spain; my paternal grandfather was born in Santander.
Constitutional monarchs provide continuity and stability for the people. Remember that Juan Carlos put down a coup by standing in the Parliment and publicly telling the plotters that they would have to kill him to succeed