Their ‘tense’ exchange during an Easter church service caused a stir across the world, but it seems Queen Letizia and her mother-in-law may have put their rumoured clash behind them.
Queen Letizia of Spain wore a diamond-studded heirloom tiara that once belonged to the former queen Sofía as as she joined her husband for an opulent state banquet in Madrid on Monday evening.
The piece has been worn on numerous occasions by Letizia’s mother-in-law, 79, with whom she appeared to share a tense exchange earlier this month.
It appears the two women have put their falling out behind them, as the tiara was likely borrowed from the former Queen consort, the mother of Letizia’s husband, Felipe VI.
Queen Letizia, 45, attended a state dinner with her husband King Felipe VI of Spain in Madrid on Monday
The royal wore a show-stopping pearl tiara first owned by Queen Victoria Eugenia in 1906
In the tense clip Letizia was seen standing in front of Sofia, who appears to be posing for pictures with her granddaughters.
After a brief exchange, the Spanish queen seems to try to take the arm of her eldest daughter Leonor, who then shoves both her mother and grandmother’s hands aside.
Letizia attended the event at the Royal Palace in the Spanish city today in a floor-sweeping blue gown with pearl detailing and the striking head wear.
The tiara was given to Queen Victoria Eugenia, known as Queen Ena, as a wedding present from her own mother-in-law Queen Maria Cristina of Spain.
She also wore a floor-sweeping blue gown with cut out detailing under the arms and at the back (Pictured: Letizia meets Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza)
The very modern dress had a pearl detail from top to bottom, and she accessorised with a regal red sash
It was worn by Queen Sofia on many occasions before her husband’s abdication in 2014 on formal occasions.
Palace sources suggested that the footage of Letizia and Sofia at Easter Mass had been ‘blown out of proportion’, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais.
Letizia was also said to be ‘hurt’ following the furore over the footage, which emerged earlier this month.
The royal had been trying to protect her daughters Leonor and Sofia from ‘intrusive media’ as they posed for pictures with their grandmother, according to a friend.
The tiara has been worn by Letizia’s mother-in-law Queen Sofia during several state events
The racy gown had a slash on the side and flashed a peak of Letizia’s thigh as she walked
The royal mingled with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Letizia and Sofia had an awkward exchange earlier this month that was caught on camera
Letizia’s former co-worker Imma Aguilar told Spanish programme El círculo that the mother-of-two had displayed a ‘motherly reaction’ and that she was ‘very committed’ to protecting her children.
The footage has made waves in the Spanish press, with newspapers branding the incident ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘tense’.
Along with the traditional tiara, Letizia kept her clothes modern with her dress’s cut-out detail on the underarms and at the back of the gown.
She wore a regal red sash for the occasion and an eye-catching pair of diamond earrings.
Letizia wore dark eye makeup and a dash of mauve lipgloss as she attended the swank event at the royal palace
The blue dress flaunted the royal’s slim figure as she greeted Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa President of Portugal at the event
Letizia looked regal as she offered President Rebele de Sousa a cheek to kiss before the start of the glamorous dinner
The footage of Sofia and Letizia has made waves in the Spanish press, with newspapers branding the incident ‘uncomfortable’ and ‘tense’
During the evening, King Felipe spoke of the unity between Spain and Portugal and their shared values
They were joined by Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the dinner, who is currently visiting the country.,
During the evening, King Felipe spoke of the unity between the two countries and their shared values.
Tomorrow Felipe and President Rebelo de Sousa will visit an art exhibition and in the evening will attend a reception in the president’s honour at the Royal Palace.
Letizia’s tiara was given to Queen Victoria Eugenia, known as Queen Ena, as a wedding present from her own mother-in-law Queen Maria Cristina of Spain
Tomorrow Felipe and President Rebelo de Sousa will visit an art exhibition in the city
In the evening there will be a reception held in the President’s honour at the palace
Letizia’s striking blue gown was a far cry from the more demure clothes she is known for