The unpublished photos of Felipe VI, Letizia and their daughters for the 20th wedding anniversary: ​​why in the Campo del Moro gardens and not in Zarzuela?

Four days left for Felipe VI and Doña Letizia celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. Unstoppable expectation before this date: Will there be a message? A tweet? A photography? Bingo. And not one. Eleven. A collection of unpublished portraits has been the celebration of the Kings on the occasion of their 20 years of marriage, which took place on May 22, 2004. The Kings with their daughters, Leonor and Sofía, posed for the cameras of the House in a session that took place in the Campo del Moro Gardens of the Royal Palace. We put the magnifying glass on these eleven images distributed by the Casa del Rey.

Why in the Royal Palace? Why have the Kings left Zarzuela to pose in the Campo del Moro Gardens? To show closeness in the staging. Because the green and natural environment offered by the Royal Palace is open to the public and Zarzuela is not. This is my first key: connect with people.

The Campo del Moro, a National Heritage Site, is visited by thousands of residents and tourists who recognize this setting in their own selfies and photos. It is integrated into the city, five minutes from the Metro, connected to Madrid Río and Casa de Campo. In addition, it is one of the busiest places in the capital for newlyweds who want to immortalize their big day in front of the palace. The Kings get much closer to the people in this historic National Heritage park. The photograph with his daughters with the monumental façade in the background is one of the most legendary among visitors. They are images of proximity, of emotional kilometer zero..

The park, closed to the public

The photo session took place with the park closed to the public. The gardens, which since the beginning of April can be visited every day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., must have been closed for the occasion. Unless, of course, this posing took place outside of those hours or before April, when the park closes its doors at 6:00 p.m., according to the winter calendar.

Second key: the simplicity of the spring landscape and the garden benches. No palace halls or upholstered seats. There are four recurring photos of the Royal Family on the wooden benches in the garden, which make up a simple and familiar image. Above all, the photograph in which the Queen sits on the backrest leaning on her husband. Same gesture that Leonor adopts with her sister.

Third key: the green and the light of spring. Those centuries-old trees of the Moro and Sabatini, the pines, firs, yews, oaks, sequoia, ivy and Arizona trees, which accompany the Kings and their daughters, provide what we want to transmit: positive, empathetic and kind sensations. Just as this landscape of Nature favors, it also favors natural light in a planetary way. By the way, the white and cloudy sky shades the sun’s rays and softens the portraits.

These photographs of the two sisters draw attention; the first of them, with her mother in a perfect synchronization of glances.