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Spanish Royal Family attends Easter Mass in Majorca

Members of the Spanish Royal Family celebrated Easter Mass yesterday in Palma on the island of Majorca. Queen Sofía of Spain joined her son, King Felipe, his wife, Queen Letizia, and their daughters Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía in what has become a family tradition.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Thousands gathered to see the Spanish Royal Family at the Cathedral-Basilica of Santa Maria of Palma of Mallorca, and the family obliged the crowd and greeted them, as well, after the religious service.

Queen Sofía is known to be quite fond of the island as it reminds her of her home country of Greece. She arrived on Majorca with her sister, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, earlier in the week; they stayed at the Marivent Palace. It has been reported that the island is not a favourite of Queen Letizia due to the family being followed by paparazzi while they are there on holidays.

Their Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses greet the crowds after the mass. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

For the past three years since Felipe has been on the throne, he and his family have continued the tradition of the Easter service that his parents began years before; some were concerned that when he came to the throne, he would change this tradition.

Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía greet members of the cathedral chapter and acolytes before the Easter Mass. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

Upon arrival at the Cathedral-Basilica of Santa Maria, the King, Queens, Princess and Infanta posed for photographers and then greeted the members of the cathedral chapter and acolytes, including auxiliary bishop of Barcelona and apostolic administrator of Mallorca, Sebastià Taltavull Anglada, before entering for the service on the holiest day in the Christian calendar.

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