“With the baggage that she is being helped to be loaded up with by her mother, her body language suggests this moment of parting is sad and poignant for her as well as for her parents.
“Walking in the middle of the family group with her sister by her side and her parents flanking her protectively, Leonor’s eyes look sad above her mask.
“King Felipe wears the rather awkward-looking body language of a dad who is brimming with anxiety at saying goodbye to his young daughter but also keen to not over-display any emotion that might lead to tears all round.
“His arms hang limply at his sides and his eye-smile as he watches the farewells looks very much like bravado.
“Queen Letizia has no second thoughts about performing a very touching and poignant farewell to her daughter though and the touching and hugging rituals are mutually loving here.