Juan Carlos called Leonor to wish her luck at the Military Academy: this was their conversation

The admission of the daughter of kings Felipe and Letizia to the Zaragoza Military Academy last Thursday was an important moment at an institutional level but also at a family level. For this reason, and although the relationship is distant and very controlled, Don Juan Carlos called her granddaughter a few hours before the big day to inquire about her state of mind and wish her good luck in this new stage.

As we already anticipated, the true desire of the emeritus was to meet with Leonor to share stories from his years in the Army and give him advice to face the next three years of training, but Felipe VI and Letizia considered that it was not appropriate to allow such a meeting. In the end, Don Juan Carlos had to settle for a telephone conversation that, according to Monarquia Confidencial, lasted several minutes: “Juan Carlos asked Leonor if she was nervous, motivated and eager to start this new stage.”

The heiress is the first royal granddaughter to receive military training (neither her Marichalar cousins ​​nor the Urdangarin have felt the call of the Homeland) although it is very likely that she is not the only one: everything indicates that her sister, the Infanta Sofía, will follow her Steps. She has done it since she was born: first at the Santa María de los Rosales School and now at the Atlantic College of Wales boarding school, where she will begin a new academic phase at the end of the month. Sources close to Casa Real assure that the future plan for the Infanta is to graduate here within two years and then begin military training. Of course, shorter than her sister’s.