Passersby who early Wednesday morning were walking through the historic center of Palma de Mallorca, taking advantage of the mild temperatures, were in for a surprise. Camouflaged among the crowd, a family strolled quietly watching stores and buildings: the royal family.
The King and Queen and their daughters, Leonor and Sofia, inaugurated their first private activity together during their vacations on the island and made a pleasant walk along Jaume II street until they reached the Plaza Mayor. Then, they continued along the commercial Sindicat street.
On this occasion, they have chosen a very informal outfit. While the princess and the infanta have opted for short summer dresses, accompanied by Valencian espadrilles with medium wedge and reinforced toe, Queen Letizia has worn blue shorts with vertical stripes and matching belts.
Again, the consort has decided to combat the heat with light clothing, as two days ago, when she went out to dinner with her daughters and Queen Sofia and wore a mini-dress from Zara. This Wednesday, in addition, she has worn a white blouse and has dispensed with heels to wear flat espadrilles, both by Hugo Boss. To complete, maxi bag and black glasses.
During her walk, the family made a stop to contemplate the most photographed modernist building in Palma, Can Forteza Rey, named after the goldsmith who fused modernism with Art Nouveau in an exuberant decoration of much of the facade.
Covered with polychrome and fragmented tiles, the five-story building, which has been recently rehabilitated, is clearly influenced by Catalan modernism, especially some of Gaudí’s works such as Casa Batlló and Park Güell, both located in Barcelona.
Some neighbors and tourists have recognized the kings and their daughters, but it has not interrupted their family outings. King Felipe VI, who was wearing a blue polo shirt, beige Bermuda shorts, and summer moccasins in the same tone, has already been able to start his holiday break after attending the inauguration of the new president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, on Sunday.