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Ode To Family Values: Adorable Photo Shoot Of Spanish Monarchs With Their Beautiful Daughters

Date August 6, 2018 09:30

It is always interesting to evaluate and study official portraits of royal families, which are produce on rare special occasions. This is an indirect opportunity to look beyond the doors of luxurious palaces and find inspiration in fashionable dresses or happy smiles of the royal members in the family circle. Fortunately, the King and Queen of Spain, who, by the way, can be rightfully considered an icon of style and a very beautiful woman, are not so restrained as, for instance, Elizabeth II - they quite often share their memorable moments with the public.

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Lately, the official summer photo shoot of Felipe VI, Letizia, and their daughters, Princess Leonor and Princess Sophia, who were resting in Palma de Mallorca, is widely discussed over the internet. There is a beautiful ocean on the background, beautiful views of the ancient city, and the happy family, demonstrating a perfect harmony and mutual love. Nothing else is needed.

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The Queen chose a "small A-shaped white dress" by the famous fashion brand, Hugo Boss. Perhaps, the original fabric texture of the dress is its only feature. The look was supplemented with a light summer make-up and comfortable low wedge shoes matching the color of the dress by the local brand Mint & Rose.

It is noteworthy that Letizia rarely chooses premium-class clothes for official events. In most cases, she prefers simple and democratic items in her wardrobe, thereby demonstrating how it is possible to wear such things with dignity and still look fabulous. You can find replicas of many expensive models in the mass-market and feel like the Queen of Spain.

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Letizia and Felipe have already been married for more than 14 years, so few people remember that the Spanish fashion icon worked as a journalist and even covered the war in Iraq before their marriage. Moreover, by the time she met the heir to the throne, then Prince of Asturias, she had already been married once, but the public had chosen to close eyes to it.

Another interesting fact you may not know is that the modern Spanish monarchy began with the dictatorship. The notorious General Franco, who kept the whole country and his closest neighbors in fear, appointed Juan Carlos I, the father of Felipe VI, the heir to the throne, against the will of the then acting king.

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In his youth, the current ruler was a professional athlete and even took part in the Olympic Games in sailing.

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Felipe VI ascended the throne in 2014 after the abdication of Juan Carlos I, who decided to transfer the reins to the younger strategist. The king lived up to his father's expectations - he and Letizia managed to restore the reputation of the Spanish monarchy, which had already lost its social weight by that time.

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By the way, the Queen's subjects haven't fallen in love with Letizia right away, despite the natural charm and charisma. After the marriage, Leticia tried to show everyone that she deserved to be a part of the royal family. The nation really embraced her only after the tragic death of Letizia's sister - empathy gradually grew into respect and love.

Although the Queen of Spain is not as public as Elizabeth II and the younger members of the British monarchy, she definitely deserves more attention than the public gives to her.

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