On October 31, Princess Leonor will turn 18, and in addition to taking the oath of allegiance to the Constitution, which is an important step in her preparation to become Queen of Spain, she will also have a special celebration.
The Spanish press has begun publishing details of the swearing-in ceremony and her birthday party, which promises to attract a lot of attention as some controversial members of the royal family are expected to attend.
Who are the guests at Princess Leonor’s birthday party?
Unlike the celebrations of other European royal families, Princess Leonor will have an intimate and family celebration at El Pardo Palace, where the party will be held to preserve her privacy.
First up will be her sister, Infanta Sofía, who will take advantage of her break at the UWC Atlantic College in Wales to attend the celebration.
Despite the controversy surrounding her presence in the country due to corruption scandals and her relationship with his mistress Corinna Larsen, Leonor’s grandfather, King Emeritus Juan Carlos I, will also be present. King Felipe’s father, who has resided in Abu Dhabi since 2020, will travel to attend the celebration.
Leonor’s other grandparents, Queen Sofia, Paloma Rocasolano and Jesus Ortiz, will also attend the birthday party. They have been part of many important occasions for Leonor, such as the Princess of Asturias awards, communions and confirmations, so they will not be missing on this special day.
Leonor’s aunts, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina, sisters of King Felipe, will also attend the party at El Pardo Palace, according to the Spanish magazine Vanitatis.
Another surprise will be the presence of Felipe Juan Froilán, the Princess’s cousin, who will travel from Abu Dhabi with his grandfather to be present on this important day. Her other cousins, Irene and Miguel Urdangarin, will also be present.
Who will not attend Leonor’s birthday?
However, Victoria Federica, daughter of Infanta Elena, will be one of the big absentees, as she will be traveling outside of Spain.
Juan and Pablo Urdangarin, children of Infanta Cristina, have not yet confirmed their attendance due to work commitments.
It is important to note that this information is based on details published by the Spanish press and may be subject to change.
Princess Leonor’s birthday celebration will be a special family event, where some members of the Royal Family will gather in an intimate setting to celebrate this milestone in her life.