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Princess Leonor, 15, and Sofia of Spain, 14, undertake first joint outing without parents

Princesses branch out alone! Leonor, 15, and Sofia of Spain, 14, undertake first joint outing without parents King Felipe and Queen Letizia as they take part in ‘A Tree For Europe’ campaign

  • The princesses, aged 14 and 15 respectively, enjoyed their first joint outing 
  • They planted trees in the protected forest area of Hayedo de Montejo in Madrid 
  • Part of ‘A Tree For Europe’ initiative, made in honour of World Environment Day

They are joining their parents King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia at royal engagements more and more, and now Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia have branched out on their own.

The princesses, aged 14 and 15 respectively, enjoyed their first joint outing without Spain’s monarch and his wife yesterday.

They planted trees in the protected forest area of Hayedo de Montejo in Madrid, along with around 35 other teenagers aged between 14 and 16.

The event was part of the ‘A Tree For Europe’ initiative, made in honour of World Environment Day.

They are joining their parents King Felipe of Spain and Queen Letizia at royal engagements more and more, and now Princess Leonor  (left) and Infanta Sofia (right) have branched out on their own

The princesses (pictured front), aged 14 and 15 respectively, enjoyed their first joint outing without Spain’s monarch and his wife yesterday

The princesses (pictured front), aged 14 and 15 respectively, enjoyed their first joint outing without Spain’s monarch and his wife yesterday

Opting for low-key looks, the siblings were both dressed casually in white T-shirts and jeans for their outdoor engagement, and donned face masks while surrounded by the other children.

They completed their ensembles with matching hiking boots, while also sporting the campaign’s pin on their T-shirts.

They two royals were tasked with planting a tree in an already-made pit while their group mates poured soil in to the hole and watered the plant.

They planted trees in the protected forest area of Hayedo de Montejo in Madrid, along with around 35 other teenagers aged between 14 and 16. Pictured, Leonor

They planted trees in the protected forest area of Hayedo de Montejo in Madrid, along with around 35 other teenagers aged between 14 and 16. Pictured, Leonor

The event was part of the ‘A Tree For Europe’ initiative, made in honour of World Environment Day. Pictured, the siblings together

The event was part of the ‘A Tree For Europe’ initiative, made in honour of World Environment Day. Pictured, the siblings together

It comes after Princesses Leonor and Sofia looked chic in vibrant patterned dresses as they joined their parents King Felipe and Letizia at a meeting with United World Colleges (UWC) at the Royal Palace in Madrid.

UWC is a global network of schools and educational programmes with the shared mission of ‘making education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future’.

It has 18 schools and colleges on four continents, the majority of which focus exclusively on the 16-19 year-old age group, including UWC Atlantic College which Leonor will be attending for a two-year course this summer.

Following the footsteps of Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, the future Queen is going to study at the boarding school, based at the 12th-century St Donat’s Castle dubbed the ‘Hippie Hogwarts’ in Wales.

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