Leonor and Sophia from Spain, two sisters involved in Santiago de Compostela

Crown Princess Leonor and her sister, Infanta Sofia, accompanied the King and Queen of Spain to Santiago de Compostela on the occasion of the patriotic offerings to the Apostle Santiago, which took place on July 25, 2022.

Welcome to Santiago de Compostela ! For the second year in a row, Leonor and Sophia traveled from Spain to Galicia, a region in the northwest of the country, with their parents to celebrate Santiago, the patron saint of Spain. On Monday, July 25, Crown Princess Leonor and her sister Infanta Sofia arrived in front of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela alongside King Felipe and Queen Letizia.

The Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia surround their parents, the King and Queen of Spain in front of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. © Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images

The head of the junta of Galicia, Alfonso Rueda and his predecessor, Alberto Nunez Vigo, welcome the Spanish royal family in front of the cathedral. Deputy Prime Ministers, Yolanda Diaz and Nadia Calvino, are also present on this occasion, the Spanish daily newspaper Welcome !.

Felipe and Letizia of Spain with their daughters Leonor and Sophia in Santiago de Compostela.
Felipe and Letizia of Spain with their daughters Leonor and Sophia in Santiago de Compostela. © Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images

On this holy day, Spain’s Leticia wears a lavish orange dress by Faugana’s signature.

Queen Letizia and her daughters on July 25, 2022.
Queen Letizia and her daughters on July 25, 2022. © Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images

Gorgeous pink and red dress by Spanish brand Cayro Woman, Princess of Asturias has nothing to envy her little sister Sofia, who wears a sky blue dress from Bruna for the occasion. The future queen hung on her dress the red ribbon of golden wool, the highest and most prestigious equestrian order in Spain.

Leonor and Sophia of Spain in Santiago de Compostela on July 25, 2022.
Leonor and Sophia of Spain in Santiago de Compostela on July 25, 2022. © Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images

After greeting the crowd gathered around the cathedral, the royal family officially listens to the national anthem. Philip VI then salutes the military before entering the cathedral with his family.

The Spanish royal family during the Feast of the Apostle Santiago in Santiago de Compostela.
The Spanish royal family during the Feast of the Apostle Santiago in Santiago de Compostela. © Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images

July 25 is a public holiday in the independent communities of the Basque Country and Galicia, which celebrates an offering to the Apostle Saint James according to the tradition established by Philip IV in 1643. During the ceremony, Philip VI gives a presentation before he says a few words. In his speech the King expressed his happiness to be back in Galicia, and offered his support to the victims of the fires as well as to the people who are working tirelessly to put them out.

Once mass is over, Leonor and Sophia of Spain leave the cathedral holding hands with a wide smile. This commitment is one of the last young girls according to Welcome ! : In a few days, the two sisters should go to Mallorca with their parents, to enjoy a few days of family vacation.

The Princess of Asturias and her sister, Infanta Sofia, on July 25, 2022, to make the National Communion to the Apostle Saint James.
The Princess of Asturias and her sister, Infanta Sofia, on July 25, 2022, to make the National Communion to the Apostle Saint James. © Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images

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