Princess Leonor started the first day of school at Santa Maria de los Rosales School

Crown Princess Leonor, Infanta Sofia, King Felipe VI of Spain arrived at the Santa Maria de los Rosales School in Madrid. Queen Letizia
Queen Letizia and King Felipe’s oldest daughter Princess Leonor started the first day of school at Santa Maria de los Rosales School. Her sister Infanta Sofia accompanied Princess Leonor on the first day of school. Despite going to the same private school in Madrid, the Spanish Princesses are starting the school year on different days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Infanta Sofia will return to school on Friday.
Crown Princess Leonor, Infanta Sofia, King Felipe VI of Spain arrived at the Santa Maria de los Rosales School in Madrid. Queen Letizia
Queen Letizia did not accompany her daughter because she followed health recommendations, which dictate that students are accompanied by one parent. King Felipe, joined by Infanta Sofia in the backseat, drove his daughter to school. King Felipe did not get down this year to walk his oldest child into school since parents are not allowed to enter the school building. The surgical masks are mandatory for six year-olds and above, both in classrooms and in all moments within the school.
Crown Princess Leonor, Infanta Sofia, King Felipe VI of Spain arrived at the Santa Maria de los Rosales School in Madrid. Queen Letizia
Crown Princess Leonor, Infanta Sofia, King Felipe VI of Spain arrived at the Santa Maria de los Rosales School in Madrid. Queen Letizia
Crown Princess Leonor, Infanta Sofia, King Felipe VI of Spain arrived at the Santa Maria de los Rosales School in Madrid. Queen Letizia

16 Comments

  1. Best wishes to her for the new school year. Beautiful princess...

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  2. As beautful as theor mpther.

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  3. The temperature scans, the masks, the hygiene protocols, the tests - it all needs to go asap. Normal common sense is all we need.

    Yeah, I know, the second wave. But no. Spain's fine. The numbers do not justify this insanity. Seeing children with masks breaks my heart; the way the teacher standing there holding up the thermometer like a gun; parents not allowed to accompany their children into schools and day care centers; children scared into believing that if they don't wear masks they might kill their grantparents. Insane.

    We are fostering a generation of germophobes, and worse still - a generation of faceless sheep silently complying with policies no matter how insane.

    Leonor of course has no say in this, but the king does. I am endlessly disappointed in most royalty not siding with the children. And what Spain did and does to their children is almost cruel. The king doesn´t control the country´s policies, of course, but he has the prominence to weigh in and the authority to provide moral guidance.

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    1. With COVID cases spiking in Spain, again, I am shocked that there is still this attitude. Instead of being grateful that the children are able to return to school with these protocols in place, you would rather think about how this will inconvenience you personally. Really, that is what this is all about. Personal inconvenience over the greater good. Children are much more resilient than their adult counterparts.

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    2. Covid cases spike because of thousands and thousands of test done per day. Number of cases hardly exceed the rate of wrong positives you have to expect given the test isn' t 100% accurate.
      Also, while cases may be spiking, hardly anyone gets ill. Hospitals have plenty of capacity to take in emergency patients, should there be any. And hardly anyone dies of covid anymore in Europe. It's not a killer desease, probably never was, and it does not warrant any emergency ruling at this point.

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    3. Anon 3:31 - I think you will find that frontline healthcare workers will strongly disagree with you about your unsubstantiated claim that it isn't a "killer disease".

      And there is plenty of evidence to suggest that evenmilder cases can have longer lasting effects.

      It's inconvenient, badly managed in many countries but better safe than sorry.

      The king and his family are right to lead by example and follow the law in Spain. It isn't his role to intervene in political decisions particularly at such a sensitive time for the family.

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    4. The king has no authority in Spain at all, in fact the actual Central government is in favour to abolish the monarchy and the king do not even appear in the news, one needs to see foreign media.
      Also, every Autonomous Community has different rules, Spain is descentralizated in Health System and education so every regions government have different rules, not even the Central Government manage this. You obviously do not know how Spain works. You should speak with Isabel Diaz-Ayuso the President of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, in this case, as they are in Madrid.

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    5. to anon. 9:50:
      The comment you're replying to (9:43) didn't claim that the king had any political authority, in fact it said correctly that "the king doesn't control the country's policies". The comment mentioned a MORAL authority, and the king certainly has it.
      The king has definitely appeared in the news before, and even if that isn´t the case often, he is still the most high-ranking and high-profile person in the country.

      To anon.9:30:
      There are plenty of health care professionals on record openly questioning the narrative of a "killer disease". More importantly though, the statistics from hospitals and intensive care units show no sign of any "second wave". Covid deaths are extremely rare by now, and usually occured in people of old age (often beyond life expectancy) and with 2-3 co-morbidities on average. Mortality rates are being corrected everywhere. There is no evidence of longer lasting effects resulting from the infection, other than flu-like symptoms persisting for a few weeks. There is however evidence of longer lasting effects resulting from improper covid-treatment, most notably unnecessary intubations leading to lung damage and countless deaths.

      "Better safe than sorry". I could get behind that, IF covid measures indeed did keep people safe, but that is not the case as evidenced by countries with extreme measures and still lots of cases. Also, the "better safe than sorry" approach is unfortunately blind to the damage done by the measures. If economic and social consequences weren´t bad enough already, the numbers suggests that there are likely more deaths from the measures than from alleged covid infections. Deaths from the measures due to missed check-ups, missed treatments, postponed operations, underserved elderly, anxiety and stress-related deaths, suicides, homicides and deaths resulting from false treatment as described above. Long-term effects from economic and social concequences are not even factored in yet.

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    6. Wear Masks, Social Distance! Use hand Sanitizer! Wash your Hands! This COVID-19 IS REAL! Don’t be STUPID AND DIE!

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  4. Its great to see that the King was able to take Leonor back to school. She is growing up and getting taller.

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  5. Good to see them back at school with their friends. Testing; sanitation, the teachers are astute with all of these.Children and young adults need some continuity. I like her hair style.

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  6. anónimo con minúscula, no sé de qué cueva saca usted sus informaciones, pero son falsas y conspiranoicas. En España, un padre/madre acompaña a los niños al colegio hasta la entrada ¿pretende usted que los lleven hasta dentro de las aulas? A los niños se los protege poniendo todos los medios para evitar contagios, como se está haciendo, sin privarles de la asistencia al colegio y sin maquillar la situación.
    Los Reyes de España y sus hijas son y deben ser los primeros cumplidores de los protocolos. Si usted está decepcionada, ajo y agua.
    ¿Que casi nadie se contagia? ¿que nadie muere? ¿que no es ni nunca fue una enfermedad mortal? Espero que usted no tenga a su cargo niños ni ancianos, chiflada irresponsable.
    ¡¡Buena suerte en tu último curso de Secundaria, preciosa Leonor!!
    Hoy, viernes, empieza Sofía.

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  7. Tous mes vœux à la princesse pour cette nouvelle année scolaire. Délicieuse avec cette petite mèche de cheveux blondis certainement sous le soleil de ses vacances estivales !

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  8. Tous mes vœux à la princesse pour cette nouvelle année scolaire. Délicieuse avec cette petite mèche de cheveux blondis certainement sous le soleil de ses vacances estivales !

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