Here's How The Spanish Royal Children Actually Live

Crown Princess of Spain Leonor and her younger sister Infanta Sofia of Spain may look like your average sisters, but they definitely aren't part of an average family. The daughters of King Felipe the VI of Spain and Her Majesty Queen Letizia, these royals are living the lives many commoners dream of.

Leonor was born on October 31, 2005. Sofia followed a year and a half later on April 29, 2007. Before starting high school, these princesses were already the center of media attention and engaged in public speeches. It is clear that these young women have grown into their own over the years while still spending most of their public outings side-by-side. According to theDaily Mail, Princess Leonor already speaks four languages in preparation to become ruler of Spain one day. Her sister Infanta Sofia, meanwhile, has been joining her in official royal engagements for years.

But what is life really like for these real-life teenage princesses?

They follow in their mother's fashionable footsteps

Queen Letizia is one of the most beautiful queens in history and has been known to don fashion-forward looks. Her daughters and mother-in-law, Queen Sofia, joined her in a public outing in August 2022, according to People, and it seemed the Spanish princesses are following in her footsteps when it comes to style. Queen Letizia and her teenage daughters donned similar looks, wearing fun yet classy Zara dresses. 

This wasn't the first stylish summer look from the Spanish royal sisters that fans loved. At the beginning of July, the princesses showed their independent styles, according to Town and Country. Princess Leonor wore a timeless off-the-shoulder light blue dress while her younger sister Infanta Sofia wore a white jumpsuit, reminiscent of some of their mother's other iconic looks. 

Dressing to impress is just part of everyday life for Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia. Meanwhile, we'll stay busy daydreaming about their royal wardrobes.

The princesses are getting world-class educations

If you dreamed about being a modern-day princess, you might not have expected tons of homework accompanying those beautiful dresses and tiaras. Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia are preparing for their futures in the monarchy by hitting the books, though. 

The Spanish royal family has enrolled their daughters in premier educational institutions. Princess Leonor is currently studying at the prestigious United World Colleges (UWC) Atlantic College, which has hosted its fair share of royal students over the years, according to the BBC. But even before attending this world-class boarding school, Princess Leonor was already fluent in four languages: Spanish, Catalan, Arabic, and English, according to the Teller Report. Her sister Infanta Sofia is also receiving training in learning the co-official languages of Spain per their father's request. To become even more fluent in English, the sisters reportedly attended a summer camp in the U.S. in 2018, according to Town and Country

We wonder what it's like playing kickball and toasting marshmallows over a fire with the heir to the Spanish throne.

The princesses are pros at public speaking

As the presumptive heir to the Spanish throne, Princess Leonor has long been training for her diplomatic future. She conquered her first public speaking engagement at the age of 13, according to Hello! magazine. The princess made her public speaking debut at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of Spain's Constitution, reading one of the articles of the country's Magna Carta. Her parents stood beside her onstage, offering support and encouraging the young princess. Princess Leonor impressed the crowd, earning a round of applause after her speech, according to Us Weekly. Her father, King Felipe VI, also made his first public speech at 13 years old, the magazine reported.

Just because she's the younger sister doesn't mean that Infanta Sofia doesn't have her fair share of public messages. In the spring of 2020, Infanta Sofia and Princess Leonor released a recorded speech that thanked other young people in Spain for abiding by coronavirus lockdowns, per Hola! magazine. "Many children have lost their grandparents, family members, they are having a very hard time," Princess Leonor said. "This is why we want to say thank you to all the people who are helping out and looking after us in so many ways," her sister added.

They go to sports matches

The royal Spanish sisters were seen showing their support for their home country in the UEFA Women's Euro 2022, according to Hola! magazine. After a last minute goal in a match against Denmark, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia joined the crowd in bursting into applause and cheers. The match, which was held at the Brentford Community Stadium in London, was the sisters' first international trip without their parents, according to the Daily Mail.

It seems that King Felipe has instilled a strong love of soccer into his daughters. According to Hello! magazine, King Felipe took both daughters to soccer matches to see their hometown team Real Madrid, each getting to watch their own game on a father-daughter date with the king. The king spent both games talking to his daughters and pointing out the details of the match. In addition to having the best seats in the stadium, the princesses also got to meet the team after the match.

They love relaxing by watching television and cooking

At the end of the day, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia are ordinary teenagers living in extraordinary circumstances. According to ALLVIPP, the girls spend their downtime like lots of other kids their age. The two reportedly enjoy watching television shows, especially reality cooking competitions like "Master Chef," according to the outlet. And like the cooks they watch, the princesses can be found in the kitchen following recipes, apparently taking notes from their father, who also loves to cook and prefers a Mediterranean diet, per the Olive Press.

While Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia aren't your average teenagers, they have maintained dignity and grace while taking the necessary steps to become full-fledged adult royals. The royal life — with its public speaking engagements and hours of studying — may not be for everyone, but it sure seems to be a great fit for the Spanish royal children.