The Spanish royal family has marked Princess Leonor's 18th birthday by sharing a collection of unseen photos. The future queen has been captured in various moments, including celebrating Spain's World Cup win in 2012, awaiting her sister's birth in 2007, and before her graduation at Atlantic College. With solo engagements, speeches, and military training, Princess Leonor is being prepared for a more prominent role in the spotlight ahead of her 18th birthday.
Princess Leonor has been actively participating in solo appearances, training at the General Military Academy in Zaragoza, and taking on a larger role in public engagements as she comes of age. She has been giving speeches at the Princess of Asturias awards and often takes center stage at family outings.
The unseen photos highlight the close bond between Princess Leonor and her father, King Felipe. They capture significant moments throughout her life, including her first days as a baby, her time spent inside a fighter jet, and her participation in official ceremonies. The photos also showcase her dedication to public service, such as meeting members of the public and the Spanish women's football team.
Although Princess Leonor's 18th birthday celebrations will be low-key compared to other European royals, there will be fanfare, including the creation of a limited edition commemorative coin by the Royal Mint of Spain. With her current military training and future education plans, Princess Leonor is being groomed to assume the role of commander-in-chief of the armed forces once she becomes monarch.
The release of these unseen photos not only celebrates Princess Leonor's milestone birthday but also gives the public a glimpse into her life and the preparations being made for her future role as Queen of Spain.