The pages for the Three Kings arrived at the town hall square in Palma at midday today and were greeted by crowds of children, eager to hand over their letters for the Kings.

The pages, two each for the Three Kings, arrived in somewhat untraditional transport - vintage cars - and were met by the mayor, José Hila, and the councillor for citizen participation, Eva Frade.

The Three Kings themselves - Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar - will arrive at the Moll Vell (old pier) in Palma at 6pm on Tuesday evening, and their cavalcade, which will last some two hours, will take them to the Borne, along La Rambla and then back to the Borne via the Paseo Mallorca before heading for the town hall in order to arrive around 8.15pm.

A listing of Kings' parades across Majorca will appear on the website on Tuesday morning.