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Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía treated to The Lion King by grandmother


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The Spanish Royal Family was spotted out in Palma de Mallorca near the cinema last week where they watched The Lion King.

Queen Sofía and Queen Letizia treated Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía to a Thursday afternoon matinee of The Lion King last week, a part of their summer holidays that included watching their father, King Felipe, participate in a sailing competition.

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As part of their summer holidays spent in Palma de Mallorca, the two queens and the princesses were spotted at the Rívoli Aficine cinema by people in the crowd.

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Queen Sofía had arrived in Palma de Mallorca earlier last week, with El Pais reporting that she’d taken her elder granddaughters, Victoria Frederica and Irene, the daughters of Infanta Elena and Infanta Christina, respectively, to the same theatre to also see The Lion King.

The Queen was overheard telling photographers that The Lion King was “very beautiful” after leaving the theatre.

Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía reportedly arrived in Palma de Mallorca on Wednesday, but weren’t spotted out and about until they arrived at the Royal Yacht Club to watch King Felipe participate in the Copa del Rey de Vela.

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King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía have been staying at Marivent Palace and took part in a photocall on the palace grounds on Sunday.

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Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía’s summer vacation has already included a trip to an American summer camp. Last summer, Infanta Sofía told reporters at a photocall, “We played lots of sports and met many kids from other countries.”

The Spanish royals aren’t the only royals who have taken in screenings of The Lion King this summer. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the London premiere of the Disney film last month, meeting the cast and crew behind the movie, and Prince Harry revealed that he knew the words to all the songs from the original animated film.



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