Queen Victoria of Spain and her daughter, Princess Maria Christina, 1912.
Royal Brothers→ Alfonso and Jaime de Borbón y Battenberg, eldest sons of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Victoria Eugenia with their mother.
Princess Henry of Battenberg, nee Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom.
Her great-grandson is King Juan Carlos I of Spain.
Mother of Queen Victoria Eugenia.
Detail of the bodice and the skirt of a 1907 dress made in beige and white silk, linen and cotton by Antonia Montesinos. It was probably inspired by Queen Victoria Eugenia’s wedding dress.
Queen Victoria Eugenia’s pink silk “deshabillé” or dressing gown. Decorated with cotton Chantilly lace and the inscription “Un mot d’amour”.
May 31, 1906.
King Alfonso XIII marries Princess Victoria Eugenia of Battenberg in Los Jerónimos Church, Madrid. On the way to the Royal Palace after the wedding an anarchist threw a bomb at the carriage of the royal couple. Three officials and five soldiers of the Royal Guard and three spectators were killed. 14 other persons from the crowd were injured but the King and the new Queen were miraculously unharmed.
On June 2, after the funerals had taken place, Their Majesties hosted a reception in honor of the foreign royals. This painting of Juan Comba García, a 1923 copy of one of his drawings published at the time, shows the newlyweds followed by the Queen Mother, María Cristina of Austria with the Prince of Wales (later George V), Archduke Franz Ferdinand with the Princess of Wales, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom with Prince Adalbert of Prussia, Prince Eugen of Sweden and Norway and Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia.
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)