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.

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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.

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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.

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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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images: Zuma Press