Edited by Maria Olivia on February 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
: According to Wikipedia, it was the Countess of
: Barcelona who named the ensemble "joyas
: de pasar", - jewels to be passed (from
: one queen to another).
: Not at the queen's death but when the new
: king acceeds.
: Q.Ena passed those jewels to the Countess
: when Alfonso XIII died.
: Technically, Q.Sofia could have worn them
: since 1975 when Juan Carlos acceeded to the
: Given the difficult situation between JC
: and his father, Q.Sofia waited for the
: promulgation of the constitution in 1978 to
: start wearing them.
: Naturally, with the accession of Felipe VI,
: Q.Sofia had to handed them to the new queen.
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: Thank you! I knew or could find the
: of the words, but not the context.
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