As they arrive in Wales, Princess Leonor and Alexia’s body language is described as “assured and fun.”
PRINCESS LEONOR OF SPAIN and Princess Alexia of the Netherlands visited Wales to complete their International Baccalaureate certificates.
Princess Leonor, 15, and Princess Alexia, 16, have both enrolled at UWC Atlantic College for a two-year study for £67,000 each. The school, which is housed in a 12th-century castle in the Vale of Glamorgan, provides Tai Chi and Tibetan literature as well as other activities and topics.
The European Royal Families posted photos of their daughters in which they appeared to be overcome with emotion.
On Monday, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain greeted Leonor when she arrived at Adolfo Suarez Barajas Airport, hugging her before she boarded her aircraft.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima published a photo of Alexia standing outside their royal palace, Paleis Huis ten Bosch, with her baggage.
“Princess Alexia is departing for the United World College of the Atlantic (UWC Atlantic College) in Llantwit Major, Wales,” the caption stated.
“She’ll be studying there for the next two years for her International Baccalaureate.
“Last school year, Princess Alexia finished her fourth year at the Sorghvliet Christian Gymnasium in The Hague.”
Judi James, a body language expert, spoke to This website about the European Princesses who are studying in Wales.
“The UK is currently sounding like a Disney movie in the making,” Judi added, referring to the entrance of Princesses Leonor and Alexia.
“However, these two youngsters appear to be far too modern to match the idea of a ‘fairy tale princess.’
“Princess Alexia of the Netherlands poses for her shot (taken by her father) with a confident and exuberant demeanor.
“She stands with a broad, congruent grin, mask off, and a head tilt that implies she is typically optimistic and eager to enjoy life in Wales, wearing ripped jeans and carrying her own considerable luggage.
“Princess Leonor of Spain is just fifteen, but she takes the same casual, non-regal approach as her older sister, wearing the same casual, non-regal trousers and top.
“Her body language signals that this moment of parting is sad and emotional for her as well as her parents, given the baggage she is being helped to load up with by her mother.
“Leonor’s eyes seem mournful above her mask as she walks in the centre of the family group, her sister by her side and her parents protectingly flanking her.
“King Felipe has a really awful body language.” Brinkwire Summary News.