FORMER US President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea spent a quiet, relaxing day in Majorca, at the invitation of a local businesman.
Clinton, who has been on a world tour promoting his book My Life, arrived in the early hours of Sunday morning.
After sleeping in, he and Chelsea had a leisurely brunch on the terrace of their hotel.
Clinton was casually dressed in jeans and T-shirt, in contrast to his bodyguards who looked uncomfortable in suits in the sweltering heat.
The former President, whose appearance took other guests at the hotel by surprise, made good use of his time to revise papers, presumably for a speech to be made at a future date. Clinton received American Consular agent Tumi Bestard, with whom he recalled his earlier visits to the island. Sunday's visit was his third. He paid an official visit with First Lady Hillary and daughter Chelsea as guests of then Prime Minister José María Aznar in 1997, and a private weekend break with Chelsea in 2001. In the afternoon, Clinton, Chelsea and their entourage went for a stroll around the old part of the city, starting in Plaza Cort, where they bought ice creams, ending an hour later by the old docks, where they were met by their cars. In the evening, Clinton, this time without Chelsea, attended a reception and dinner with a group of local businessmen. Guests included Rosa Estarás, deputy leader of the Balearic government and former minister and banker Abel Matutes. The Clintons left the island by air after the dinner, shortly after 11pm.
Prior to his arrival on Majorca, Clinton had visited the Vatican, where he discussed aid for the victims of the tsunami which devastated large parts of South East Asia in December (he is the UN's special envoy for aid to the region) and Jordan, where he attended a two-day gathering of Nobel Laureates in Petra.