20 May 2014

Royal Outfit of the Day: May 20

The Prince of Asturias married Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano on May 22, 2004.
Something tells me we'll never get another month like May 2004 again, when the wedding of the Danish heir to the throne was followed just one week later by the wedding of the Spanish heir. Basically a royal watching heaven. And as promised, after paying tribute to the 10th anniversary of Mary and Frederik, this week we're paying tribute to Letizia and Felipe's 10th anniversary.

Video: Highlights of the wedding
Much like Mary's gown, my opinion on Letizia's Manuel Pertegaz gown never really changes: So much to like, but also so overwhelming and heavy for this particular bride. Also notable here is Queen Sofia's outfit. She followed a slightly different dress code for each of her children's weddings, wearing mantilla with a day dress for Elena, hat and day dress for Cristina, and finally a mantilla with long dress for Felipe. An increase in formality and a clear nod to the fact that this was the wedding of the heir. It's obviously elegant - it's pretty much impossible to go wrong with a mantilla, after all - but also fairly understated in color, a nice choice as the mother of the groom.

You can see some of the guests in the video above, and we'll be highlighting a few notable outfits in the days to come. Stay tuned.

Psst: It's a two post day! Keep scrolling.

Photos: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey/Dalda/Hola