Spanish Royal Family finishes their vacations

  August 31, 2009 at 4:39 am by

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias (the two gentlemen with a new look, btw), hosted Friday night, the traditional farewell dinner with representatives of the Baleares government, at Almudaina Palace. The Royal Family is in the habit of spending summer vacations in Marivent Palace at Mallorca , where they arrived at the beginning of August this year.

Photo from Daylife

Photo from Daylife

As usual the Prince of Asturias participated in the Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre Sailing Cup in its 28th edition which ended after six days of races for the seven different classes which took part in the regatta. On August 8 the king and Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia presented the trophies of this 28 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre. The award ceremony took place at Ses Voltes gardens, next to the Cathedral of Palma.

During their vacations we had the opportunity to see Infanta Leonor and Infanta Sofia walking on the streets of Palma de Mallorca. The Prince and Princess wanted to give the appearance of normality in the island after the terrible terrorist attack some days before in the city.

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But this has been also a dynamic vacation for the little infantas as they attended their first rock concert! Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia took them to Jaume Anglada, team-mate of Prince Felipe, charity concert at Palma Club Nautico. Jauma’s performance is a tradition during the sailing competition. He has performed since 1995. But the last one was in aid of Alex Foundation, which competes with a ship called “Alex Rumbo a ti” whose crew is formed of professional competitors and physically disabled people, so maybe Felipe and Letizia thought that it was a good event for Leonor and Sofia to attend.

On August 26 King Juan Carlos met with the Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero; afterward the Queen and the Prime Minister’s wife, Sonsoles Espinosa, joined them in a private dinner.

The, royal family will be back at work this week. On Wednesday the king will meet with Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority. Among others things the Prince and the Princess of Asturias will attend the opening of the “Parc Científic” of Valencia University.

If you want to know what the Royal Family did during summer, visit this thread.

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