Princess Leonor of Spain was a stylish figure when she arrived today with her family for her confirmation in Madrid, Spain.
The young princess, 15, who is studying at Santa Maria de los Rosales school, opted for a royal blue dress that she coordinated with a pair of nude beige pumps, and wore a navy mask in accordance with coronavirus regulations.
The royal family, which was joined by her sister Princess Sofia and parents, King Felipe, 52, and Queen Letizia, 48, is confirmed in the Parroquia de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Aravaca, the same church where she made her first. Communion in 2015.
The teenager, who will turn 16 in October, will be studying at the renowned UWC Atlantic College, located in the 12th-century St Donat’s Castle in Wales, from September onwards.
Princess Leonor of Spain was a stylish figure when she arrived today with her family for her confirmation in Madrid, Spain. In the photo: Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI of Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Sofia
The young princess, 15, who is studying at Santa Maria de los Rosales school, opted for a royal blue dress that she coordinated with a pair of nude beige pumps. Pictured, with her younger sister Infanta Sofía, 13 (far right)
Princess Leonor wore her shoulder-length blonde locks loose and opted for no jewelry, while her younger sister, Infanta Sofía, 13, opted for a floral dress and wore her hair in loose curls that flowed over her shoulders.
Meanwhile, their effortlessly stylish mother, Queen Letizia, wore a monochrome ensemble, pairing a white blouse with smart black pants.
Although Princess Leonor will be accompanied by her classmates, due to COVID-19, only parents and siblings of the confirmed students are allowed to attend the Madrid service, Hi! reports.
In September, Princess Leonor will begin her two-year course at the boarding school, where her parents will personally pay the £ 67,000 cost of the course.
The most recent royal alumna was Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, 19, the daughter of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, who enrolled in 2018 but had to shorten her time at university due to the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing her studies online from House.
The school, for students aged 16 to 19, says it wants to ‘inspire changemakers’ who want to work for the common good.
The royal decoration is confirmed in the Parroquia de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Aravaca, the same church where she held her First Communion in 2015. In the photo, with her father, King Felipe VI of Spain
Queen Letizia of Spain wore a monochrome ensemble and paired a white blouse with neat black trousers. In the photo, Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI of Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Sofia arrive for Princess Leonor’s confirmation
It looks for students who can “ navigate the complexities of life and (reach) beyond simple answers, ” according to the school’s website.
The royal family statement pointed to the school’s ‘open and critical approach’. The school says it will take in students from about 150 countries.
Princess Leonor was given anonymous access to the school and passed several tests before being accepted, the royal family said.
The United World College Movement includes 18 schools around the world, the website said.
Leonor, who already speaks five languages, has become, according to Felipe, her illustrious father ‘hand-right girl’, who assumed her royal duties with ‘immense eagerness’.
Raised in the spotlight since her father inherited the throne from King Juan Carlos in 2014, she’s learned to stay calm under pressure and has already adopted the polished style of her royal mother, Queen Letizia.
Like her father, who first spoke publicly as a young prince in 1981, she delivered her first public speech at the age of 13 at an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution in 2018.
Leonor will study a selection of subjects including core subjects such as biology, chemistry, economics, English literature, geography, history, mathematics and physics.
In September Princess Leonor will begin her two-year course at the boarding school, where her parents will personally pay the £ 67,000 cost of the course. In the photo: Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI of Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Sofia
She also has a wide selection of optional courses to choose from, including Design Tech, Visual Arts, Film Studies, Music, and Global Politics, among others.
Enthusiastic linguist Leonor, who delivered an impressive four-language speech at an event in Barcelona in 2019 during her second official outing in 2019, will also be able to study foreign languages and literature at her leisure.
The college’s literary options range from English and French literature to Czech, Russian, Tibetan, Swedish and Urdu literature.
A stay at the College of the Atlantic will also help Leonor make international friends and learn about different cultures, following the institution’s motto of promoting ‘mutual understanding’ among their 350 students.
Also referred to as the ‘Hippie Hogwarts’, the boarding school counts the Queen and Queen Noor of Jordan as its current co-chairs and encourages international collaboration from students from all backgrounds.
In 2018 The times reported that students were discouraged from showcasing their wealth with expensive gadgets, and were equally likely to encounter “refugees from West Africa” and “Californian hippies.”
Princess Leonor wore her shoulder-length blonde locks loose and opted for no jewelry, while her younger sister, Infanta Sofía, 13, opted for a floral dress and wore her hair in loose curls that flowed over her shoulders. In the photo: King Felipe VI of Spain, Princess Leonor, Princess Sofia and Queen Letizia
Founded in 1962 by the German educator Kurt Hahn, he believed that his approach to education, for students aged 16-19, could lead to a faster resolution of international conflicts, an ethos still carried by the establishment that aims to has ‘to promote mutual understanding’. .
It has also seen a growing roster of international royals sitting on the benches of St Donat’s Castle over the years.
King Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands, studied at the College from 1983 to 1985 and graduated with an International Baccalaureate before entering military service and studying history at Leiden University from 1987.
Princess Raiyah of Jordan, the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and Queen Noor also attended her institution as a teenager before studying Japanese as an undergraduate at Edinburgh University.
King Felip VI also attended an international high school as a teenager, although he attended Lakefield College School in Canada rather than Wales. He then returned to Spain to study law at the Autonomous University of Madrid.