The first official event of 2013 is the from the Kingdom of Hispania who released the first ever State Portraits of the heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hispania. Last year saw the coming-of-age birthday party of the Princess of Cataljone and she has been seen more regularly on the public Royal circuit. As such her country has felt it appropriate to acknowledge her officially by releasing a nationally recognised portrait in honour of her. Here follows that photo set.
In keeping with official photos, this portrait shows the Royal Crest of Hispania and draws a line of continuity with the portrait of the last Prince and Princess of Cataljone in the background.
The Princess also chose to reflect the present by wearing the brand new set of jewellery given to her by her mother for her birthday in 2012. The valuable set of Yellow Diamonds and rare Fire Opals link very closely to Hispania which is one of only two countries where the rare gemstone is mined. The Princess also wears the Hispanian Order of the Triad with its three pronged badge and blue sash. She was inducted into this order of knighthood as another honour at her coming-of age. To show solidarity in the current economic crisis, the Princess decided to wear instead of a new gown, one of her mother's ball gowns albeit slightly modified with a new bold red ribbon detail.
We hope to see a lot of the young heir to the throne in 2013 and look forward to seeing her future unfold.