Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia were brought up according to strict rules. Sources close to the family report that there are certain things they cannot do or say.
In a book by journalist Jose Apesarena titled “The Women of Philip VI”, it is said that Philip and Leticia forbid their daughters to say “I don’t like it.” As children, they were forbidden to eat sweets and replaced them with nuts. Thus, they could never refuse the dishes that were put on the table for them.
In addition, it should be noted that King Philip VI and his wife have developed a number of rules that young girls should follow in relation to nutrition, schedules, studies, leisure. For example, both Leonor and Sofia are forbidden to use the Internet for a week while staying at the Zarzuela Palace. They can’t enjoy their favorite TV shows on weekdays, they have time for this only on weekends. Their schedule is so strict that the sisters have to go to bed every day at 21:00. Currently, these rules are mostly followed only by Sofia, so Princess Leonor is studying in Wales. And Sofia is going to study abroad very soon.
The basic rules also highlight the fact that both girls are forbidden to disclose any details of the personal life of members of the royal family. Another curious prohibition is the ban on receiving gifts in public. It is also forbidden to express your emotions vividly in public.