It’s a memorable day for any parent.

And smiling Queen Letizia of Spain looked like any other proud
mother as she dropped her two daughters to the school gates on
the first day of the new term.

The monarch, 44, beamed as she pulled up at Santa Maria De Los
Rosales school in Madrid with her two girls, Princess Leonor,
11, and Infanta Sofia, 10, who have followed in the footsteps
of their father, King Felipe VI, in becoming pupils at the
Madrid school. 

After accompanying her daughters inside, Letizia chatted to
fellow mums as she made her way back down the school steps.
 

The proud mother of two was snapped beaming as she drover her daughters to school 

The proud mother of two was snapped beaming as she drover her
daughters to school 

The Spanish Queen mingled with other mothers on the steps of Santa Maria De Los Rosales School in Aravaca 

The Spanish Queen mingled with other mothers on the steps of
Santa Maria De Los Rosales School in Aravaca 

Perhaps anxious not to draw attention to herself on a big day
for all parents and pupils at the school, the glamorous Queen
chose a low-key outfit for the occasion.

Letizia wore a crisp white shirt and a smart navy jacket, and
clutched a pair of sunglasses.

Her daughters looked smart in their matching school uniforms,
and Princess Sofia was snapped smiling in the back of the car –
perhaps excited at the prospect of being reunited with her
classmates after the summer holidays. 

Last month the family made the most of the break with a trip to
Marivent, their summer retreat in Palma, Mallorca.  

Princess Leonor of Spain could be seen in the back seat, looking smart in her school uniform 

Princess Leonor of Spain could be seen in the back seat,
looking smart in her school uniform 

Last week another young royal made headlines around the world
as he was accompanied to school by his father.

Prince George, the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge, arrived for his first day at Thomas’s in Battersea
on Thursday. 

Santa Maria De Los Rosales School was also attended by the girls' father, King Felipe VI

Santa Maria De Los Rosales School was also attended by the
girls’ father, King Felipe VI

Queen Letizia chose a low-key outfit for the school run, a crisp white shirt under a navy jacket

Queen Letizia chose a low-key outfit for the school run, a
crisp white shirt under a navy jacket

The four-year-old’s father, Prince William, held the little
boy’s hand as he was greeted by the head of the lower school.

His mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her
third child, was unable to attend due to suffering extreme
morning sickness. 

Queen Letizia, 44, clutched a pair of sunglasses to shield her eyes from the early morning sun

Queen Letizia, 44, clutched a pair of sunglasses to shield
her eyes from the early morning sun

Perhaps keen not to draw attention to herself, the Queen chose a low key outfit for the trip

Perhaps keen not to draw attention to herself, the Queen
chose a low key outfit for the trip

The Spanish Princess’ school, in the exclusive suburb of
Aravaca, is the alma mater of their father the King, who
attended for 12 years.