Princesses Leonor and Sofia put their best foot forward to follow in their father’s footsteps this week when they joined the King and Queen of Spain to greet the Princess of Asturias Award winners.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia’s daughters met with the victors in Oviedo, in the Principality of Asturias in the north of the country.

The sisters, aged 14 and 13, were every inch the perfect princesses on the day – wearing modest but stylish shirt dresses and face masks for the event.

Meanwhile their mum  Letizia, 48, looked elegant as ever donning a recycled green and blue floral dress and forest green high heels.

The annual awards are presented to individuals or organisations who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs. 

The award ceremony shares its name with heir to the throne Leonor, who holds the title of Princess of Asturias.

ach recipient present at the ceremony receives a diploma, a sculpture expressly created for the awards by Spanish sculptor Joan Miró, and a pin with the emblem of the Foundation. 

There is also a monetary prize of 50,000 euros for each category, this amount is shared if the category has more that one recipient. 

The decision to go ahead with the awards amid the coronavirus pandemic with protective measures in place – one of which involved moving it from its usual venue, the Campoamor Theater, which has capacity for 1,400 guests – to the smaller location, and limiting audience numbers. 

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