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Queen Letizia of Spain’s daughters Princesses Leonor and Sofia take family photo in Palma

Spain’s royal consort is often seen topping best-dressed lists across the country.

And Queen Letizia has clearly passed her stylish genes on to her daughters Princess Leonor, 12, and Princess Sofia, 11, as new family pictures prove.

Letizia, 45, joined her mini-mes for their annual summer photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca on Sunday.

They were joined by King Felipe, 50, for a picturesque session against the Mediterranean backdrop.

 

Queen Letizia of Spain opted for a designer dress and $100 (£70) high street wedges as she joined her family for the annual summer photoshoot at the Palacio Real de La Almudaina in Palma de Mallorca on Sunday

Letizia has clearly passed her stylish genes on to her daughters Princess Leonor, 12, and Princess Sofia (dressed in blue), 11, as stunning new pictures show

Letizia has clearly passed her stylish genes on to her daughters Princess Leonor, 12, and Princess Sofia (dressed in blue), 11, as stunning new pictures show

Letizia, 45, was joined by her husband King Felipe and her mini-me daughters Leonor, 12, and Princess Sofia (dressed in blue), 11, for their annual summer photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca on Sunday

Letizia, 45, was joined by her husband King Felipe and her mini-me daughters Leonor, 12, and Princess Sofia (dressed in blue), 11, for their annual summer photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca on Sunday

Cutting a chic figure, Letizia wore a white cotton sleeveless dress from the Dafalia collection of Hugo Boss.

She teamed the pretty crochet frock, which is cinched in at the waist and falls just below the knees, with a pair of wedges by Spanish brand Mint & Rose.

The purse-friendly shoes, named Sardinia suedes, cost just £70 and are a comfortable as well as stylish choice.

Despite their royal budget, Leonor (right) followed her mother's high street footsteps, opting for a blue embroidered Zara dress costing a modest £22.99. Sofia matched her mother in a Massimo Dutti Linen Dress with lace trims, costing just £39.95

Despite their royal budget, Leonor (right) followed her mother’s high street footsteps, opting for a blue embroidered Zara dress costing a modest £22.99. Sofia matched her mother in a Massimo Dutti Linen Dress with lace trims, costing just £39.95

Perfect princesses! Photogenic Princess Leonor (right) and Princess Sofia (left) are seen posing for pictures at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca on Sunday, following in their mother's stylish footsteps

Perfect princesses! Photogenic Princess Leonor (right) and Princess Sofia (left) are seen posing for pictures at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca on Sunday, following in their mother’s stylish footsteps

Beaming! Felipe's three leading ladies were seen admiring the stunning surroundings of the Almudaina Palace, their summer residence

Beaming! Felipe’s three leading ladies were seen admiring the stunning surroundings of the Almudaina Palace, their summer residence

A winning smile! The two little girls showed off their photogenic smiles as they posed for the summery family portrait in Spain

A winning smile! The two little girls showed off their photogenic smiles as they posed for the summery family portrait in Spain

A vision in white! Cutting a chic figure, Letizia wore a white cotton sleeveless dress from the Dafalia collection of Hugo Boss

A vision in white! Cutting a chic figure, Letizia wore a white cotton sleeveless dress from the Dafalia collection of Hugo Boss

Despite being just 12 years old, Leonor looked to be almost as tall as her statuesque mother Letizia, with both wearing wedges for the shoot

Despite being just 12 years old, Leonor looked to be almost as tall as her statuesque mother Letizia, with both wearing wedges for the shoot

Leonor (in blue) and Sofia lead the way for their mother the Queen of Spain, wearing low wedges for their summer photoshoot

Leonor (in blue) and Sofia lead the way for their mother the Queen of Spain, wearing low wedges for their summer photoshoot

Joining his girls, Felipe cut a dapper figure in a pinstripe blue and white shirt and slacks, smiling as he posed alongside his stunning family at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Joining his girls, Felipe cut a dapper figure in a pinstripe blue and white shirt and slacks, smiling as he posed alongside his stunning family at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Wearing her hair in a sleek middle parting, Letizia opted for minimal make-up, smiling happily as she posed with her family for their annual summer photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Wearing her hair in a sleek middle parting, Letizia opted for minimal make-up, smiling happily as she posed with her family for their annual summer photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Wearing her hair in a sleek middle parting, Letizia opted for minimal make-up, smiling happily as she posed with her family. 

And despite their royal budget, Princess Leonor followed her mother’s high street footsteps, opting for a blue embroidered Zara dress costing a modest £22.99, teaming it with a pair of sandals. 

Meanwhile, younger sister Princess Sofia matched her mother in a Massimo Dutti Linen Dress with lace trims, costing just £39.95.

 Spain's royal family showed off their high street favourites as they posed for their annual summer photos. Sofia (left) matched her mother in a Massimo Dutti Linen Dress with lace trims, costing just £39.95. While Leonor (right) opted for Zara

 Spain’s royal family showed off their high street favourites as they posed for their annual summer photos. Sofia (left) matched her mother in a Massimo Dutti Linen Dress with lace trims, costing just £39.95. While Leonor (right) opted for Zara

Princess Leonor (right) followed her mother's high street footsteps, opting for a blue embroidered Zara dress costing a modest £22.99, teaming it with a pair of sandals for the family's summer photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Princess Leonor (right) followed her mother’s high street footsteps, opting for a blue embroidered Zara dress costing a modest £22.99, teaming it with a pair of sandals for the family’s summer photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Younger sister Princess Sofia (left) matched her mother in a Massimo Dutti Linen Dress with lace trims, costing just £39.95 for the photoshoot

Younger sister Princess Sofia (left) matched her mother in a Massimo Dutti Linen Dress with lace trims, costing just £39.95 for the photoshoot

Joining his girls, Felipe cut a dapper figure in a pinstripe blue and white shirt and slacks, smiling as he posed alongside his stunning family.

The royal family traditionally spend their lengthy holiday at the palace, their official summer residence, on the Balearic island.

Over the years Letizia, a former newsreader, has worked hard to promote causes she is passionate about.

Joining his wife and their daughters, Felipe is pictured bending down to speak to Sofia in a tending moment caught on camera during the royal family's summer photoshoot

Joining his wife and their daughters, Felipe is pictured bending down to speak to Sofia in a tending moment caught on camera during the royal family’s summer photoshoot

The royal family traditionally spend their lengthy holiday at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca, their official summer residence, on the Balearic island, so chose the location to hold their summer photoshoot

The royal family traditionally spend their lengthy holiday at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca, their official summer residence, on the Balearic island, so chose the location to hold their summer photoshoot

Letizia's purse-friendly shoes, named Sardinia suede shoes, cost just £70 and are a comfortable as well as stylish choice for the photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Letizia’s purse-friendly shoes, named Sardinia suede shoes, cost just £70 and are a comfortable as well as stylish choice for the photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

These include education, innovation, rare diseases, and particularly in nutrition, working closely with the UN’s World Health and Food and Agriculture Organisations.

King Juan Carlos abdicated in 2014 in favour of his 48-year-old son, now King Felipe VI.

Crown Prince Felipe ascended to the Spanish throne at the stroke of midnight, after his father King Juan Carlos tearfully signed his own abdication.

The photographer also captured some candid shots as the family - including the King and Queen's daughters Leonor (dressed in blue) and Sofia - walked around the grounds of the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

The photographer also captured some candid shots as the family – including the King and Queen’s daughters Leonor (dressed in blue) and Sofia – walked around the grounds of the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Like mother, like daughter... Princess Sofia looks identical to Queen Letizia as they take a stroll around the grounds of the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Like mother, like daughter… Princess Sofia looks identical to Queen Letizia as they take a stroll around the grounds of the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Family time: The couple look as though they're having a light-hearted conversation as their daughters Sofia (right) and Leonor watch on as they pose for their annual summer photos at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

Family time: The couple look as though they’re having a light-hearted conversation as their daughters Sofia (right) and Leonor watch on as they pose for their annual summer photos at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca

His wife, now Queen of Spain, is originally from Asturias in the north west of Spain. 

The couple married ten years ago at Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena in Madrid.

The relationship began in November 2002. In 2003, just months after she had been promoted to the position of anchor on the national news channel, she quit her job and days later the royal engagement was announced.

When Prince Felipe of Asturias announced his engagement to then TV presenter Letizia Ortiz in 2003, it sent tongues wagging.

Letizia teamed the pretty crochet frock, which is cinched in at the waist and falls just below the knees, with a pair of Mint & Rose wedges. The purse-friendly shoes, named Sardinia suedes, cost just £70 and are a comfortable as well as stylish choice

Letizia teamed the pretty crochet frock, which is cinched in at the waist and falls just below the knees, with a pair of Mint & Rose wedges. The purse-friendly shoes, named Sardinia suedes, cost just £70 and are a comfortable as well as stylish choice

A candid family portrait: The couple, pictured with Leonor (in blue) and Sofia for their summer photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca on Sunday, married ten years ago at Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena in Madrid and share the two adorable daughters

A candid family portrait: The couple, pictured with Leonor (in blue) and Sofia for their summer photoshoot at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca on Sunday, married ten years ago at Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena in Madrid and share the two adorable daughters

 

Twinning! The family are seen colour coordinating, with Letizia matching Sofia in white, and Leonor coordinating with her father in blue ensembles 

Twinning! The family are seen colour coordinating, with Letizia matching Sofia in white, and Leonor coordinating with her father in blue ensembles 

Letizia was a woman with more of a past than most princesses: a hugely impressive career, during which she reported on 9/11 and covered the Iraq War; and an ex-husband.

On her big day the royal bride dazzled in an ivory gown with a 15-foot-long train and a sparkling platinum and diamond tiara, which her mother-in-law Queen Sofia wore for her wedding almost exactly 42 years previously.

She is the granddaughter of a taxi driver and the eldest daughter of Jesús José Ortiz Álvarez, a journalist, and first wife María de la Paloma Rocasolano Rodríguez, a nurse and hospital union representative from a working-class background.

She attended public high school and did a degree at the Complutense University of Madrid. She later gained an MA in Audiovisual Journalism at the Institute for Studies in Audiovisual Journalism.

Spain's royal family posed for an array of pictures at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca on Sunday, putting on a serious display in some of the snaps as they went for more candid expressions 

Spain’s royal family posed for an array of pictures at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina in Majorca on Sunday, putting on a serious display in some of the snaps as they went for more candid expressions 

Queen Letizia sported comfortable and affordable wedges with a pretty tie accentuating her delicate ankles, while her daughters Leonor (in blue) and Sofia wore lower versions of their mother's shoes as they were joined by their father King Felipe for their summer photoshoot in Majorca

Queen Letizia sported comfortable and affordable wedges with a pretty tie accentuating her delicate ankles, while her daughters Leonor (in blue) and Sofia wore lower versions of their mother’s shoes as they were joined by their father King Felipe for their summer photoshoot in Majorca

The family put on an affectionate display against the stunning backdrop of the ocean and the palmtrees. Queen Letizia has clearly passed her stylish genes on to her daughters Princess Leonor (dressed in blue), 12, and Princess Sofia, 10, as new family pictures prove

The family put on an affectionate display against the stunning backdrop of the ocean and the palmtrees. Queen Letizia has clearly passed her stylish genes on to her daughters Princess Leonor (dressed in blue), 12, and Princess Sofia, 10, as new family pictures prove

 



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