Princesses Take Increasingly Active Public Role

Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s daughters, are increasingly taking an active public role for the Royal Household.

King Felipe with Queen Letizia and Queen Sofia, and Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

During Easter mass in Palma de Mallorca — a traditional stop for members of the Royal Family — the young Royal Highnesses appeared poised and confident when greeting the public.


Leonor, the Princess of Asturias and heir to the throne, is 11 and her sister Sofia is 9, so they still have some years before representing family country on their own.

When he was prince, Don Felipe swore allegiance to the Constitution when he came of age in 1986. His first speech was in 1981.

As King, he made his daughter Leonor a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece in preparation for her duties. The Royal Household has also been working on how to regulate her future activities.




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