The Marivent gardens were decked out again this Thursday to open up to Balearic civil society. Felipe VI and Doña Letizia repeated the call at the palace, and that this year they held a dinner with more than 500 guests. This occasion was much more symbolic, since the Royal Family celebrates half a century of summer vacations in Mallorca, 50 years of memories and anecdotes that have guaranteed their continuity in Doña Leonor and Doña Sofía. Because since the princess was born 17 years ago, she has never missed her appointment with the island.
The Heiress and her sister did not participate yesterday in the appointment with civil society. Following the custom of the House, as long as they do not reach the age of majority are exempt. But the Kings were joined by Doña Sofía, who has been installed on the island since the end of July. The three of them left the main Marivent building minutes after nine at night.
The Kings and the mother of Felipe VI were placed on the esplanade in front of the house. Doña Letizia chose a white dress with a blue print, while Doña Sofía put on a set of shirt and pants with plant motifs. The King, in a suit, endured the night better after the drop in temperatures and the northeast wind that was blowing. It was the first appearance of Queen Doña Sofía, who this year has repeated the discretion of 2022 and has not been photographed on the island until her reception in Marivent. Doña Sofía has enjoyed these days with her granddaughters, whom due to school obligations she will barely see this course. The Princess of Asturias enters the General Military Academy on the 17th and the Infanta Sofía leaves for Wales at the end of the month, where she will attend the last two years of school at UWC Atlantic College.
The greeting to the half a thousand guests began when everyone had arrived at Marivent. They opened the line Balearic authorities, that premiered at this event after the change of government, headed by the popular Margalida Prohens.
The new regional executive has openly shown a position related to the figure of the King since its first weeks of operation. Prohens herself praised the fact that the Monarch spends the summer in Mallorca and asked him personally last week, in the formal hearing of La Almudaina, to come more often.