The Royal Family in Palma for Easter. | Miquel A. Cañellas


Members of the Spanish Royal Family celebrated Easter Mass on Sunday in Palma. The Queen Mother, Sofía, joined her son, King Felipe, his wife, Queen Letizia, and their daughters Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía in what has become a family tradition.

Thousands gathered to see the Spanish Royal Family at the Cathedral, and the family obliged the crowd and greeted them after the service.

Queen Sofía arrived in Majorca with her sister, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, earlier last week; they stayed at the Marivent Palace.

For the past three years since Felipe has been on the throne, he and his family have continued the tradition of the Easter service that his parents began years before; some were concerned that when he came to the throne, he would change this tradition.

Upon arrival at the Cathedral, the King, the Queens, Princess and Infanta posed for photographers and then greeted the members of the Cathedral chapter and acolytes, including auxiliary bishop of Barcelona and apostolic administrator of Majorca, Sebastià Taltavull Anglada, before entering for the service on the holiest day in the Christian calendar.

On leaving, they spent some fifteen minutes greeting the general public and even posed for selfies.