A hard blow for the Infanta Sofia. Arriving in Mallorca on August 7 for a family vacation with her parents Felipe VI and Letizia from Spain as well as her sister Princess Leonor, the 13-year-old was surely hoping to enjoy the sun and get some rest. However, a small accident decided otherwise for her. Indeed, out on Monday August 10 in Petra for a cultural visit to the birthplace of Brother Junípero Serra, founder of missions in California in the 18th century, impossible not to notice an imposing bandage on her right knee, while she stood on a crutch.
An injury that the Infanta Sofia owes to a fall she had on Sunday, August 9 at the Marivent Palace, residence of the royal family for their holidays in Palma de Mallorca, reports the magazine Holà. Fortunately, the injury was not serious enough for a stint in the hospital and could be treated directly by a doctor, still earning Letizia and Felipe VI of Spain’s daughter five stitches. In addition to a crutch, used to prevent her from bending her injured knee, the Infanta Sofia was able to count on the support of her sister Leonor, who held her hand during most of the royal outing.
An injury that will not be on the official portraits
Fortunately for the Infanta Sofia, this injury if it was immortalized by many photographers present during her visit to Petra, will not appear on the official photos of the royal family. Each year during their holidays in Mallorca, Felipe VI and Letizia of Spain in fact indulge with their two daughters in an official photo shoot in the garden of the Marivent Palace. A tradition which will not however be honored this year, just like the annual reception at the Almudaina Palace with civil society, coronavirus requires. And the royal couple even decided not to stay too long in their holiday home, since they have planned to go to the Balearics after a tour of the island of Mallorca.
King Felipe VI of Spain with Queen Letizia and their children, Princess Leonor and the Infanta © Backgrid