Queen Letizia of Spain in Madrid on April 26th 2016
Her daughter is Princess of Girona, one of her many titles as heir to the throne of Spain, but as ten year old Leonor was in school it fell to her mum to attend the announcement of the winner of a prize which bears her title and which is all about encouraging young people and promoting education and culture.
Queen Letizia at an event organised by the Princess of Girona Foundation today
The Princess of Girona Foundation Awards are an annual recognition of young people and those supporting them. Today, Queen Letizia heard who had won the 2016 prize in the organisation category - it's given out every year to a group who have excelled in helping young people particularly in business and entrepreneurship.
Queen Letizia joins the applause at the Princess of Girona Foundation
So while her husband, King Felipe VI, conducted another round of audiences with political leaders as Spain's parties try to negotiate a way out of the stalemate which has affected the country since inconclusive general elections last December, Letizia headed to this big annual event which she looked after last year as well for her elder daughter. It may be some years before Leonor attends herself - she has carried out some engagements but is mostly seen at holiday photocalls with her family - so it's a good job mum is on hand to help out. All mums, royal or otherwise, have their children's best interests at heart.