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Can the 18-year-old ‘pop princess’ set to become Spain’s future queen save the scandal-hit royal family?

Spain’s royal family has been beset by corruption claims and alleged marital scandals in recent years. But in the wake of ‘Leonormania’ – an outpouring of adoration for the teen heir – there’s renewed hope for the future reign of Princess Leonor. Graham Keeley reports from Madrid

Tuesday 31 October 2023 19:20 GMT
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<p>Princess Leonor of Spain watches a military parade after sealing her place as the country’s future queen</p>

Princess Leonor of Spain watches a military parade after sealing her place as the country’s future queen

With mounted royal guards wearing purple plumes, the pageantry in Spain resembled a coronation.

It was a sign of the popularity of Princess Leonor, who on Tuesday sealed her place as the country’s future queen.

As flag-waving crowds filled Madrid and millions watched on television, she swore loyalty to the constitution on her 18th birthday.

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