The Spanish royal family stays away from social networks, especially Instagram, the only platform par excellence to share images and institutional moments of the day to day is X (formerly Twitter).
However, this decision is not taken by chance, there are compelling reasons that explain why King Felipe and Queen Letizia have no personal profile on the popular social network Instagram.
The Spanish Royal Family on Instagram
One of the main reasons why the kings of Spain do not have an Instagram account is because they want to maintain privacy and protect the image of the Crown.
Unlike other European royal houses that do have official profiles on Instagram, such as the Windsors in the United Kingdom, the Spanish Borbones opt for discretion, avoiding exposing too much of their personal life and focusing on institutional acts and events.
Another important reason is not to distract attention and media focus from state affairs.
By not having social media of their own, the kings can better focus their work, fulfilling their constitutional duties without getting involved in controversies or online discussions. This allows them to project a solemn image befitting the monarchical institution.
Finally, there is the protection of Princesses Leonor and Sofia. While young girls enjoy much popular affection, having profiles on networks could expose them excessively to public opinion.
In short, the absence of the kings on Instagram far from being a gesture of distancing themselves from society, it is about focusing on their institutional work as heads of state of Spain.
Spanish portal Monarquía Confidencial revealed that the royal family is working on the project to launch a Royal House profile on Instagram by 2024.
Relatives with an Instagram account
There are some direct relatives of the King of Spain who, if present on social media, as is the case of Victoria Federica, fifth in the line of succession to the throne, have an account open to the public with more than 300,000 followers.
In the case of her brother Felipe Juan Froilán, it is not known what he publishes, since his profile is private, as is the case with his cousins Juan, Pablo, Miguel, and Irene, the children of the Infanta Cristina, who prefer to keep their accounts padlocked.