I guess they didn’t come to make friends either, they came to RULE!
Queen Sofía and her daughter-in-law Queen Letizia got into a spat church on Easter Sunday and it’s gone viral.
Why are there TWO QUEENS of Spain? Queen Sofía reigned with her husband, King Juan Carlos I, who abdicated the throne in 2014. But Queen Letizia is the ACTUAL queen of Spain, married to Queen Sofía’s son King Felipe. It’s a family fight amongst queens.
The Spanish royals spent Easter together at a church service at the Palma Cathedral in Mallorca last Sunday.
Queen Sofía puts her arms around granddaughters Princess Leonor, 12, and Princess Sofía, 10, as they smile for photographers. Queen Letizia then walks in front of the group to block the photos. Princess Leonor tries to shrug off her grandmother’s hand, but Queen Sofía puts her hand back.
The two then seem to have an argument in front of the photographers and King Felipe tries to calm everything down. The two queens the pose together for more pictures, but in another video tweeted (below), Queen Sofía is seen kissing Princess Leonor’s forehead, and Queen Letizia wipes it afterward. (In her defense, it was probably lipstick she was wiping off.)
One of Queen Letizia’s friends, Imma Aguilar, told El círculo:
“I talked to Queen Letizia a while ago, and she is worried and quite desolated by this situation; she is very committed to the care of her daughters, with the protection of their image, she worries who takes photos of them. She worries where they come from, who approaches them. It’s a very motherly reaction.”
No one gets punched and it’s all pretty subtle, but there is TENSION, queens! Royal families. They’re just like us.
— El HuffPost (@ElHuffPost) April 3, 2018
— The Spain Report (@thespainreport) April 4, 2018
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(Photo, screen grab; via The Cut)