King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrived in Palma for 2020 summer holiday

King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia  arrived in Palma de Mallorca for 2020 summer holiday
Yesterday evening, King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia of Spain arrived in Palma de Mallorca for 2020 summer holiday. On Monday, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, accompanied by their two daughters, will visit the town of Petra on the Balearic Islands. Thus, they will begin a 10-day journey through the different Balearic islands.
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia  arrived in Palma de Mallorca for 2020 summer holiday
Petra is a town on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, in the Spanish autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. "Petra" means "rock" in Latin.
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia  arrived in Palma de Mallorca for 2020 summer holiday
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia  arrived in Palma de Mallorca for 2020 summer holiday
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia  arrived in Palma de Mallorca for 2020 summer holiday
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Crown Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia  arrived in Palma de Mallorca for 2020 summer holiday

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  1. They certainly deserve it after the work they have done recently as well as all the controversy about King Juan Carlos. Hope they are able to enjoy a restful break

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  2. Une pause estivale très bien méritée ; même en voiture, nous remarquons qu'ils continuent à porter le masque !

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    1. I have a feeling Felipe is going to make sure there are no missteps during the pandemic as far as he and his family are concerned. Their image is more important than ever with his father's latest shenanigans. Leonor has probably done a little more growing up in the last week, and I can't help but wonder if her place in the front seat of the car is a deliberate message that the future is secure.

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  3. Just curious if this is a new development in Leonor's royal training? I understand that she is always to be at Felipe's right at official functions -- but now in the front seat of the car? Every other car photo I've seen Leonor's been in the backseat with Sofia. Wondering what's changed?

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  4. Petra is only interesting in spring when all the cyclists are there. Then it is the cycling hot spot on the island. Now in summer it's a bore. Everything is closed during the day. Why do they wear masks in the car by the way? Scarlett Witch

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    1. Los ciclistas no importan nada aquí. Petra es el lugar de nacimiento de Fray Junípero Serra, el monje franciscano que fundó 9 misiones españolas en California y presidió 15. Los Reyes van allí en su honor, pues grupos de ignorantes fanáticos han dañado sus estatuas en USA.
      La ignorancia se manifiesta de muchas maneras.

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  5. this is silly! they are from the same house hold!! this wearing of masks is over done!!
    j

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    1. Vaya usted a gritar y dar órdenes a su casa, señora.
      Si no le gustan las mascarillas, no se las ponga y deje en paz a los demás.

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  6. Masks in their own car???

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    1. They are going to get out off the car and meet people, they will not spend the night inside

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  7. They are wearing masks because they are about to get off the car and they will be followed very closely by their security detail, and greeted by their household staff, it’s an issue of respect and consideration towards the people on their payroll. I fail to see why this is worthy of comment.They wore their mask during their flight, and before arriving at their residence they put them on again.
    Yes, the fact that Leonor is at the front seat is a clear message about the direction of the a Royal House, and a clear attempt to let the citizens know that she is the future.

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    1. I appreciate your comments. Felipe has handled himself well while dealing with the scandals of his family, and setting a very different tone during his reign. I can only conclude that the comments regarding the masks are from people who fail to wear them as they should.

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    2. This still ist silly. It's enough to put the masks on when stepping out of the car. Things can be overdone, too. It would be different, if Felipe wouldn't drive the car by himself but it was driven by a driver. Scarlett Witch

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    3. Nobody is "enough" to stop a disease, what an ignorant thing!

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  8. they all look so sad

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  9. Poor girl! It is too early for her to always be on display. It is the job of the adults to save the monarchy for her. This is a family trip. She should be sitting with her sister, not superseding her mother. Their agenda starts after the weekend. Julia

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    1. She isn't "always" on display.

      Given the difficult moment the Spanish monarchy is going through at the moment the symbolism of where she sits is fairly important whilst being harmless for her - whether she sits front or back she's going to be photographed.

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    2. ¡Qué atrevimiento! ¿Les vas tú a decir a los miembros de una familia dónde deben sentarse en su automóvil?
      Estas chicas no están "siempre en exhibición", ni mucho menos. Se las ve cuando deben y lo deciden sus padres. Si pasar en un auto que no se detiene y saludar con la mano es exhibición, no sé qué serán las continuas fotos de niños suecos o monegascos...
      Las estupideces que la gente escribe en los Hilos de la Familia Real Española no tienen parangón. Mucha envidia es lo que hay.

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  10. They deserve a great, restful holiday, the King and Queen have worked tirelessly through the pandemic. Especially now a great opportunity for them to get away.

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  11. For all those complaining about masks, they follow the expert guidance. The worse thing you can do is keep putting the mask on and off. They left their masks on and then presumably when they get to their final locations, wash their hands, remove their masks and be done with it. A++ for proper protocol and leadership.

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  12. @ Angie. True the other children have been shown regularly but mainly in informal settings, This child's outings are strategic , formal, full of symbolism, placed in the heir position giving the impression that she is working. Not the same impression given by the Dutch, Danes and Norwegians with children of similar ages. ..Just an observation. July

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  13. @Angie, I know is frustrating when people just throw their highly uninformed comments.
    These girls aren’t on display, if anything Queen Letizia has been vilified over the years because she tried to limit the exposure of her daughters, and now here are the experts making an issue about Leonor riding next to her father. In my opinion this couple have exemplary in the way the have always conducted themselves as parents. The princess is just a few years away from becoming of age, she will have to attend the military academy and get ready for her duty as future queen. I sincerely hope that they can overcome all the efforts of the anti monarchy factions, and succeed in their endeavors.
    I have been privileged to work and live in beautiful Spain, and had the opportunity to see the royal couple up close on an event in Avila.
    Scarlet, you don’t seem to understand the purpose of wearing masks.

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  14. I saw leonore hurt her knee maybe it was already when they arrived

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    1. It is not Leonor's knee, if not Sofia's knee.

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