The birthday of Queen Emeritus Sofia was marked by the long-awaited reunion of her three children, something that had not happened for a long time.
The mother of King Felipe VI celebrated her 85th birthday on November 2, and finally her descendants were able to fulfill, at least in part, their wish to see their entire family reunited.
This wasn’t the case for Princess Leonor’s birthday on October 31, as there were notable absences, such as Infanta Elena’s daughter Victoria Federica and Infanta Cristina’s two sons, Juan and Pablo Urdangarin.
However, one of her grandsons, Pablo Urdangarin, wanted to make a special gesture to his beloved grandmother and took a flight from Germany to Madrid to arrive in time to enjoy the birthday with the Queen Emeritus.
How was the birthday of Queen Sofia of Spain?
The celebration of the birthday of Queen Emeritus Sofia was widely covered by various Spanish media, such as Vanitatis magazine.
But what attracted the most attention was the unexpected family reunion. Photographs of the King of Spain’s arrival at the Zarzuela Palace, where the Queen resides, and the place chosen for the family lunch were circulated on portals and social media.
After completing his schedule and presiding over several military audiences at the Royal Palace in Madrid, the monarch spent the afternoon with his mother
For her part, the Infanta Elena was also seen arriving in her own vehicle, unaccompanied.
Victoria Federica was in Peru, while Felipe Juan Froilán had already left for Abu Dhabi.
In addition, the Infanta Cristina, Miguel and Irene Urdangarin were also at Queen Sofia’s side on her most special day.
In fact, Irene has been living in the palace with the Queen Emeritus for several months, as she is taking her driver’s license in Madrid.
In this way, the King’s mother has fulfilled one of her greatest wishes: to see her whole family together.
According to close sources consulted by Vanitatis, the Queen Emeritus’ main concern is that her three children remain in contact after her death.
Therefore, she makes every effort to reunite them frequently and to remind them of their past relationships and happy moments.