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Spanish Royal Family attends Easter Mass at Majorca

The Spanish Royal Family has traditionally celebrated Easter by attending a Mass on the Island of Majorca (Mallorca). Queen Sofía and her daughter-in-law, Queen Letizia walked side by side despite their public quarrel at the Easter Mass last year.

This morning King Felipe drove his family to the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma to attend the Easter Mass. King Felipe, Queen Letizia, their children, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía were joined by Felipe’s mother, Queen Sofia to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The Spanish Royal Family traditionally celebrates Easter at Palma de Majorca, the capital of the island of Majorca.

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It was a rainy and windy morning as the Spanish royals arrived at the Cathedral of Palma. There they were greeted by the Bishop of Majorca, Sebastià Taltavull and a representative of the government. After the Mass, the Spanish Royal Family took the time to greet the many Spanish citizens and tourists who, despite the rain, had gathered at the cathedral. Leonor, Princess of Asturias (13) and her sister Infanta Sofía (nearly 12) seemed to be at ease as they chatted with the public.

Last year the spotlight was directed towards Queen Sofía and her daughter-in-law Queen Letizia. Queen Letizia prevented Queen Sofía from taking pictures with her grandchildren. The two had a public quarrel that made headlines. This year the two Queens seemed to have buried the hatched as they were pictured embracing one another. The Queens also posed for pictures with the children.

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King Juan Carlos, the father of King Felipe, was once again absent. Since his abdication, he only attended the Easter Mass once which was last year. It is a public secret that the relationship between King Juan Carlos and his wife, Queen Sofía is rather tense.

Queen Letizia looked in good spirits as she wore a Massimo Dutti shirt dress with a floral print. It was the first time in 15 years that the Queen wore a dress for the mass. The family had colour-coordinated their outfits as they all wore navy/blue-white clothes.

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Laura is from Belgium and has a passion for all things royal. She is Europe Correspondent for Royal Central since October 2016 and has contributed to other news websites. In her daily life she is a fulltime student in EU-politics and political communication.