On Wednesday, 13-year-old Princess Leonor of Spain gave her first public address as her father, King Felipe VI, looked on with evident pride. This was the young teen’s first time speaking publicly, and it was symbolically significant, as well — her dad spoke publicly for the first time at age 13, as well, in 1981.
As the Associated Press reports, Princess Leonor de Borbón’s address took place at an event marking the 40th anniversary of Spain’s Constitution at the Cervantes Institute in Madrid. The oldest daughter of King Felipe and Queen Letizia — and granddaughter of Queen Sofía — read aloud the first of the 169 articles of Spain’s Carta Magna at the event. She appeared onstage after her father read the law’s preamble.
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