Princess Leonor of Spain cut an elegant figure as she arrived alongside her family for her confirmation in Madrid, Spain today.
The young princess, 15, a student at Santa Maria de los Rosales school, opted for a royal blue dress which she coordinated with a pair of nude beige pumps, and wore a navy blue mask that complies with the regulations on coronaviruses.
The royal, who was joined by her sister Princess Sofia and her parents King Felipe, 52, and Queen Letizia, 48, is confirmed at the Parroquia de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Aravaca, who is the same church where she made her first communion in 2015.
The teenager, who turns 16 in October, will study from September at the famous UWC Atlantic College, based at St Donat’s Castle in 12th century Wales.
Princess Leonor of Spain cut an elegant figure as she arrived alongside her family for her confirmation in Madrid, Spain today. Pictured are Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI of Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Sofia
The 15-year-old princess, a student at Santa Maria de los Rosales school, opted for a royal blue dress that she coordinated with a pair of nude beige pumps. In the photo, with her younger sister Infanta Sofía, 13 (far right)
Princess Leonor wore her shoulder-length blonde locks 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 cascaded over his shoulders.
Meanwhile, their mother, Queen Letizia, effortlessly donned a monochrome ensemble, pairing a white blouse with sleek black pants.
While Princess Leonor will be joined by her classmates, due to COVID-19, only parents and siblings of confirmed students are allowed to attend the service in Madrid, Hola! reports.
In September, Princess Leonor will begin her two-year course at the boarding school, where her parents will personally bear the cost of the course of £ 67,000.
The most recent former royal pupil was Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, 19, daughter of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, who enrolled in 2018 but had to cut her time in college due to the Covid pandemic -19, and continued his education online from home.
The school, for students aged 16 to 19, says it seeks to “inspire change makers” who want to work for the common good.
The royal is confirmed at the Parroquia de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora de Aravaca, which is the same church where she made her First Communion in 2015. In the photo, with her father, King Felipe VI of Spain
Queen Letizia of Spain donned a monochrome ensemble, pairing a white blouse with sleek black pants. Pictured are Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI of Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Sofia arrive for Princess Leonor’s confirmation
He is looking for students who “can navigate the complexity of life and (reach) beyond easy answers,” the school’s website said.
The royal family’s statement noted the school’s “open and critical approach”. The school says it welcomes students from around 150 countries.
Princess Leonor was granted admission to the school anonymously, passing several tests before being accepted, the royal household said.
The United World College Movement includes 18 schools around the world, according to the website.
Leonor, who already speaks five languages, became his illustrious “right-hand daughter” father, discharging his royal duties with “enormous eagerness,” according to Felipe.
Growing up in the limelight since her father inherited the throne from King Juan Carlos in 2014, she has learned to keep calm under pressure and has already adopted the refined style of her royal mother, Queen Letizia.
Much like her father, who first spoke publicly as a young prince in 1981, she gave her first public speech at just 13 at an event marking the 40th anniversary of Spain’s constitution in 2018.
Leonor will study a selection of subjects, including core courses 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 bear the cost of the course of £ 67,000. Pictured are Princess Leonor, King Felipe VI of Spain, Queen Letizia of Spain and Princess Sofia
It will also have a wide choice of electives to choose from, including design technology, visual arts, film studies, music, and global politics.
Passionate linguist Leonor, who gave an impressive speech in four languages in 2019 at an event in Barcelona in 2019 on her second official release, will also be able to study foreign languages and literature at her leisure.
Literary options at the College 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 to make international friends and learn about different cultures, in keeping with the institution’s motto of promoting “mutual understanding” among their 350 students.
Nicknamed the “Hippie Hogwarts,” the boarding school counts Queen and Queen Noor of Jordan as its current co-chairs and encourages international cooperation from students from all walks of life.
In 2018, The Times reported that students were discouraged from showing off their wealth with expensive gadgets and were also likely to hang out with “West African refugees” and “California hippies.”
Princess Leonor wore her shoulder-length blonde locks 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 cascaded over his shoulders. Pictured are King Felipe VI of Spain, Princess Leonor, Princess Sofia and Queen Letizia
Founded in 1962 by German educator Kurt Hahn, he believed that his approach to education, for students aged 16 to 19, could lead to faster resolution of international conflicts, a philosophy that is still carried by the establishment that aims to “promote mutual understanding”.
He has also seen a growing list of members of the international royal family sitting on the benches of St Donat Castle over the years.
King Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, studied at the College from 1983 to 1985 and obtained an International Baccalaureate before performing his military service and studying history at the University of Leiden from 1987 .
Princess Raiyah of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and Queen Noor, also attended her institution as a teenager before studying Japanese as an undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh.
King Felip VI also attended 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.