Tuesday 17 October 2017

Spanish Royal Family triumphs over the Queen and Princess Beatrice in the Easter style stakes

Members of Spain's royal family (L-R) Queen Sofia, King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia (front R)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves after attending the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves after attending the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Members of Spain's royal family (L-R) Queen Sofia, King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia (front R), pose before attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
(left to right, front) Lady Louise Windsor, the Countess of Wessex, Autumn Phillips, Princess Beatrice (left to right, back) the Earl of Wessex and Peter Phillips arrive to attend the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
(left to right, front) The Countess of Wessex, Autumn Phillips and Princess Beatrice arrive to attend the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Princess Beatrice arrives to attend the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Members of Spain's royal family King Felipe and Queen Letizia, with their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia (front R)
Spanish Queen Letizia smiles as she leaves after attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
Members of Spain's royal family (L-R) Queen Sofia, Princess Sofia, Princess Leonor and Queen Letizia talk as they pose before attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
Spanish Queen Letizia waves as she leaves after attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
Members of Spain's royal family (back L-R) Queen Sofia, King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia (front R), talk as they pose before attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
(left to right, front) Lady Louise Windsor, the Countess of Wessex, Autumn Phillips, Princess Beatrice (left to right, back) the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Timothy Lawrence, the Earl of Wessex and Peter Phillips arrive to attend the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

It’s a well known fact that Christmas Day and Easter Sunday give particular meaning to wearing the Sunday best and Spain’s Royal Family did not disappoint at mass this morning.

King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their daughters Princesses Sofia and Leonor attended Easter Sunday mass on the Spanish island of Mallorca earlier today.

The handsome king and his family, including his mum Queen Sofia , were the epitome of Spring style as he donned a expertly tailored navy suit and lightly striped blue shirt which paired well with his salt and pepper manicured beard.

Princess Sofia was perhaps the most appropriately dressed wearing a lilac-hued dress and cardi embroidered with delicate lace while her sister wore a grey skirt and a little white jacket.

Contrary to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, who also attended an Easter service earlier today, King Felipe’s wife Queen Letizia wore a beautiful fitted suit without a hat in sight.

Queen Sofia also took a casual approach to the Easter celebrations posing in photos with her son and grandchildren in Palma.

Members of Spain's royal family (L-R) Queen Sofia, King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia (front R), pose before attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
Members of Spain's royal family (L-R) Queen Sofia, King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia (front R), pose before attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
Members of Spain's royal family (L-R) Queen Sofia, King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia (front R)
Members of Spain's royal family King Felipe and Queen Letizia, with their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia (front R)
Spanish Queen Letizia smiles as she leaves after attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
Members of Spain's royal family (L-R) Queen Sofia, Princess Sofia, Princess Leonor and Queen Letizia talk as they pose before attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
Spanish Queen Letizia waves as she leaves after attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca
Members of Spain's royal family (back L-R) Queen Sofia, King Felipe and Queen Letizia with their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia (front R), talk as they pose before attending an Easter mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca

The Spanish Royals offered a breath of fresh air in their casual approach to the Easter celebrations especially in comparison to Princess Beatrice, The Queen and Lady Louise Windsor who all wore over the top outfits complete with the usual elaborate hats.

The stream of royals joined the Queen and Prince Phillip for the annual Easter Sunday service in Windsor Castle this afternoon.

Notably absent were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as Kate Middleton began her maternity leave last week.

The couple are preparing for the arrival of the royal baby, rumoured to be a girl, on April 25.

(left to right, front) The Countess of Wessex, Autumn Phillips and Princess Beatrice arrive to attend the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
(left to right, front) The Countess of Wessex, Autumn Phillips and Princess Beatrice arrive to attend the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves after attending the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves after attending the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Britain's Queen Elizabeth leaves after attending the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
(left to right, front) Lady Louise Windsor, the Countess of Wessex, Autumn Phillips, Princess Beatrice (left to right, back) the Earl of Wessex and Peter Phillips arrive to attend the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
(left to right, front) The Countess of Wessex, Autumn Phillips and Princess Beatrice arrive to attend the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Princess Beatrice arrives to attend the Easter Sunday service at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.

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