The kings have begun their vacations in Palma, where will they be with their daughters, Princess Eleanor and Infanta Sofía, around ten days in which they will alternate leisure and family rest with official activities.
Unlike last year, when the four of them drove into the Marivent Palace In the presence of the media, this time they have not been seen upon arrival, nor has the Royal House given details.
The royal family is going to star various events during your stay on the island, although the health situation has once again suspended the reception of the representatives of the Balearic society in the Almudaina Palace and the pose that the four of them make before the graphic media, usually in the Marivent venue.
Felipe VI has already been seen this noon boarding el Navy sailboat, the “Aifos 500”, from the base of Porto Pi, to participate in the training session prior to the start this Monday of the Copa del Rey Mapfre sailing in waters of the had of Palma.
After last year it was suspended for the coronavirus crisis, The monarch is expected to take the helm in several regattas throughout the week, for which he has had to do a covid test like the rest of the participants.
Queen Letizia will open the official agenda tonight at the closing of the Atlántida Mallorca Film Fest in the Balearic capital, where she will deliver both awards to actress Judi Dench and director Stephen Frears.
It is his first appearance since the death of his paternal grandmother, the radio journalist Menchu Álvarez del Valle, last Tuesday at the age of 93 in Ribadesella (Asturias), whose funeral he did not attend.
Felipe VI will premiere tomorrow, Monday, with the hearings of the president of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armengol, and to other regional and local authorities in Almudaina. The next day, he will keep his office in Marivent with the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and they will have lunch together.
The princess and the infanta will be seen for the first time on Wednesday in the visit they make with their parents to the sanctuary of Lluc and the interpretation center of the natural area of the Sierra de Tramuntana, in the Mallorcan town of Escorca.
It is the only date in which they will be seen together, although it is not ruled out that they can make one second excursion to some point on the island.
The monarch will preside over the Sailing Cup trophy award at the Ses Voltes venue on August 7, the last of the acts reported by the Palacio de la Zarzuela for the moment.
The royal family intends this year recover some of the normality of summers prior to the pandemic after the past was the most unusual.
This was also contributed by the surprise caused by the transfer of Juan Carlos I to the United Arab Emirates due to the scandal of his alleged hidden businesses, which became known a few days before the kings and their daughters landed in Palma.
Don Felipe and Doña Letizia held events for the first time in Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza to show its proximity to some of the social and economic groups most affected by the pandemic. Another novelty was that they did not star in any outing with Queen Sofia.
Felipe VI’s mother settled in Marivent a few days ago, although she has not made any public appearance for now. The stay in Palma will be the prelude to Eleanor de Borbón’s departure to Wales to complete the two years of high school in a private boarding school. The heir to the throne is scheduled to join UWC Atlantic College from the second half of August, since classes start on the 30th of this month.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.