The King and Queen of Spain traveled to London on Sunday to attend the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II which will take place on Monday morning at Westminster Abbey. Upon arrival, Their Majesties visited the Spanish Embassy. Queen Letizia wore a black dress and paid homage to British royalty by wearing Queen Ena's 'joyas de pasar' pearl and diamond brooch.
Queen Ena, born in 1887 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland was the youngest grand daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She became the Queen of Spain as the wife of King Alfonso XIII from their marriage in 1906. She created the 'joyas de pasar' - a collection of Spanish royal jewels that passes from monarch to monarch. The photograph below shows Queen Ena wearing the brooch circa 1920's.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia later paid their respects at Westminster Hall where Queen Elizabeth II lays in state.
Shortly after, the royal couple joined King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia along with Heads of States from around the world at Buckingham Palace for a reception.
Queen Letizia teamed a simple black pencil skirt with a black Carolina Herrera blouse featuring a tonal floral applique. She accessorized with diamond cluster earrings.