Monday, 3 August 2015

Family smiles as summer starts for Spain's royals

The temperatures might have been soaring across Spain for months now but the traditional family pose at the Marivent Palace in Mallorca always signals the start of the royal summer there. And as dusk began to fall today, Felipe and Letizia began their break with a laid back press call accompanied by their daughters.

King Felipe VI of Spain with his family
Mallorca, August 3rd 2015

The famous palace steps have been the setting for many famous royal summer photo calls but this one, like 2014, was much smaller than previous years as the Spanish Royals shrink down to a core element of the king, his consort, his heir and the spare. While his father and mother are still part of the official family, they weren't present at the press call although Queen Sofia has been seen on the island in the past days with her eldest daughter, Elena, and her other grandchildren. This evening was all about Felipe and his family.

The Spanish Royal Family
Marivent Palace, August 3rd 2015

The session began with a meet and greet with the journalists who had gathered to take photos and ask questions. And just like last year, Princess Leonor and her sister, the Infanta Sofia, joined their parents in shaking hands with those who had come to see them.


Then it was dad's turn to speak and the words were brief and simple - it was good to be there and there were some wonderful people on the island.


 But this was really about the photos and with such a photogenic family, there were plenty of those. The four posed happily for snaps, even sitting down on a wall to allow more images to be taken.


 And fashion watchers noted that it was Sofia who followed most closely in the footsteps of her style setting mother, wearing an identical top to Letizia.


 The next outing for the royals on the island is scheduled for midweek when Felipe and Letizia give a reception for the authorities on the island. And if past years are anything to go by then we can expect a family day out sometime soon to a local tourist attraction. As the sun starts to slowly sink in the sky, Spain's royal summer has started.


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