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Queen Sofia today visited a food bank in Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands where she proposed collecting items from the increasing number of cruise ships that dock.

© Govern de les Illes Balears

Her Majesty met with local political and non-profit leaders.
© Govern de les Illes Balears

Her foundation helps fund dozens of food banks around Spain.

Earlier this week King Juan Carlos was at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid for the Santiago Bernabéu Trophy.

© Real Madrid

© Real Madrid

And earlier this month Prince Felipe visited Paraguay to help inaugurate incoming President Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Prince Felipe also met with members of the Spanish community in Paraguay and with outgoing President Federico Franco.

His Royal Highness arrives at Government Palace.

His Royal Highness arrives at Government Palace.

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Members of the Spanish Royal Family are making their presence felt while on vacation in the Balearic Islands.

Today Queen Sofia participated in a meeting of a charitable organization and visited some of the projects around Palma de Mallorca.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

King Juan Carlos, who has been absent from some of the family get togethers, met with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at Marivent Palace in Palma last week.

No doubt the diplomatic row between Spain and the United Kingdom over Gibraltar came up.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Earlier this month Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos, plus Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and Infanta Elena presided over the traditional dinner at Almudaina Palace for local Balearic Island leaders.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma, is said to be moving to Switzerland for work. Her husband remains under investigation for alleged misuse of public funds.

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Royals On Vacation

Members of the Royal Family have relocated to the Balearic Islands for vacation, as has become tradition.

News outlets from around the world have published pictures of Queen Sofia, Princess Letizia, Infanta Elena, Infanta Cristina and their children.

Click here for pictures from the Daily Mail.

Click here for pictures from Hola.

Today Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia visited an old estate in Mallorca with their daughters, Infanta Leonor and Infanta Sofia.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Over the weekend Prince Felipe was on hand for the awards ceremony for the well known and much anticipated King’s Cup sailing tournament.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Late last month the Queen and her son Prince Felipe met with emergency workers, also in Mallorca, to show solidarity with their work, including fighting wild fires.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Prince Felipe was in Palma de Mallorca in mid-July before vacation time for a meeting of European foreign ministers at Almudaina Palace, which is near Marivent Palace, where the Royal Family stays during summer weeks away.

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© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

Perhaps the most notable moment of the Royal Family’s time in the Balearic Islands so far was Queen Sofia wearing a handbag with pictures of her grandkids on it.

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