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Casa Real unveils new photos of King and Queen and their daughters

Spain’s Casa Real has unveiled several new images of King Felipe and Queen Letizia and their two daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía.

The photos were taken at the Royal Palace in Madrid and the Palacio de la Zarzuela by Madrid-born photographer Estela de Castro.

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These photos will replace the ones taken in 2010 (before King Felipe took the throne) by Dany Virgili in government and official buildings in Spain.

There are individual portraits of each member of the family, a photo of the King and Queen together, an image of Leonor and Sofía together and a family portrait. Their Majesties are seen in gala wear and civilian wear.

In the formal portraits, Queen Letizia wears the Flor de Lis Tiara in the images and the pink Carolina Herrera custom gown she wore to the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito of Japan in October 2020.

This is the second official photo release of the Princess of Asturias in her father’s reign and the first of her younger sister, Infanta Sofía.

“The use of natural light is the main element that characterises Estela de Castro’s professional work in her photographic portraits,” Casa Real explained about the photographers work and how she took the images of the Royal Family.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.