Despite the fact that the Royal Family is on holiday in Mallorca, it is clear that the King and Queen in particular fully understand the fact that they are always going to be in the public eye. On Saturday August 6, after competing in the Copa del Rey regatta (but unfortunately finishing near the bottom), His Majesty presented the trophies to the winners of the various classes of competition.
On the following evening, King Felipe and Queen Letizia, accompanied by Queen Sofia hosted their now annual reception at the Almudaina Palace where some 450 guests drawn from the great and good of the island were greeted and entertained.
Various political leaders attended and although some representatives from Més and Podemos had declined invitations, those in a senior position in those parties decided that it would be politic to attend.
Before formally welcoming their guests, the royal couple made a point of meeting members of the public who had gathered outside of the palace to wish them well.
During the previous week, the royal couple made themselves and their children available for a general ‘Hello’ style photo session in the grounds of the Marivent Palace, which it has been announced will be open to the public by January of next year, although an area will be fenced off for the exclusive use of the Royal Family.