Originally Posted by HRHHermione
Um- it costs money to attend? And as Spain is in a very bad place economically and there's an ongoing PR crisis related to a scandal involving misuse of government money- it makes sense for them to avoid looking extravagant at the moment
Not disagreeing, but there is such a thing as discount flights. Sofia has been known to use Ryan Air for trips to London. Hotel and ground transportation likely picked by by King CG. Most princesses probably have a gown or 2 that could be used again and there are alreadyfamily jewels. The trip could have been done on the cheap if the SRF really wanted to be there.