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Spain's new royal makes her first appearance

Spain's [Crown Princess Letizia], with her proud husband [Crown Prince Felipe] at her side and her baby girl in her arms, emerged from hospital on Monday after a week spent recovering from a Caesarean section delivery.

Spain's new royal makes her first appearance

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Carefully shielding little Leonor's head from the sunshine, former newscaster Letizia answered questions about the birth with her customary aplomb, while the prince joked more than once that his daughter "sleeps all the time".

Admitting that a Caesarean is "uncomfortable", the princess looked as elegant as ever in one of her trademark trouser ensembles in beige with a cream trim and gold jewellery.

As the youngest of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia's seven grandchildren, Leonor can look forward to a lively festive season in the heart of a royal family renowned for its personal closeness and friendly public image.

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Cheers greeted Crown Princess Letizia when she and her husband emerged with little Leonor Photo: © AFP
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The proud parents said the baby's eating well and "sleeps all the time"Photo: © AFP

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