And they’re off to America! King Felipe and Queen Letizia’s sweet daughters Princess Leonor, 12, and Infanta Sofia, 11, are in for a big adventure this summer. The two will be heading to the United States for the month of July, a statement revealed on Tuesday (July 3), and they’re in for a month of cultural exchange with boys and girls from different countries.
While it’s a long way from home, the inseparable siblings will be able to rely on each other while they acquire “new knowledge and experiences” during their trip abroad, the statement read. One month will fly by and they will soon be on holiday with their family in Majorca, a tradition that the Spanish royals have upheld since well before the sisters entered the royal fold.
For fans of the European royal family, this is a very exciting time, as it usually means that the foursome will share some beautiful portraits from the Marivent Palace, their residence on the picturesque Spanish island. The last time the family gathered there for Easter, it was a seemingly tense exchange between Letizia and her mother-in-law that stole the spotlight. The video, which showed Letizia appearing to block Queen Sofia’s path to her daughter, quickly amassed 2.3 million views in just one day. But that is all behind them now, and it quickly blew over – the family, including Sofia, was spotted exiting the hospital in Madrid after visiting former King Juan Carlos in recovery from knee surgery. The two walked close and posed together.
Leonor and Sofia aren’t the only two to touch down in the United States recently. Their parents flew to the North American country for a state visit to Louisiana, Texas and Washington, D.C. in June, where they met with President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, and enjoyed visiting various museums, art galleries and meeting with their American admirers.