Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe sported an entirely new look at the royal family’s traditional farewell dinner in Palma de Mallorca yesterday. The usually clean-cut prince grew out his beard and moustache during the family vacation, and left it on for the media shoot at the Almudaina Palace.


The dinner with Balearic authorities marks the end of the Spanish royal family’s summer holidays in Mallorca. Every year, they go on a working vacation and mix leisure activities and meetings with various dignitaries.


Prince Felipe wasn’t the only one who went for the weekend look. His father, King Juan Carlos, was likewise a bit more bristly than usual.


I wonder what their wives, Queen Sofia and Princess Letizia, think. The ladies, of course, are just as lovely as always.


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