31 JULY 2007

There's one member of the Spanish royal family who's clearly fascinated by the new surroundings to be discovered on her first summer holiday as a toddler. Princess Leonor, the elder daughter of Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia, was a picture of youthful curiosity and enthusiasm as she joined the rest of the family on their annual break on the Balearic isle of Majorca.

Pretty in a white sundress and matching head band, which served to keep her tumbling curls off her face in the soaring heat, the smiling 21-month-old stole the limelight from both her parents and grandparents - King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia as they visited a yacht club in the island's capital.

Leonor, whose dad and grandfather are taking part in a local yachting regatta, may well inherit their love of sailing as the family as a whole is inherently sporty. But for now the youngster seemed content to watch the adults in action while playing with a pair of coloured pencils she'd obviously been given to keep her amused.

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The pretty toddler, a couple of colourful pencils in her hands, joined the rest of her family on a visit to a yacht club in the island's capitalPhoto: © AFP
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Clearly growing up fast, Leonor - who has been taking a keen interest in her holiday surroundings - draws her parents' attention to something that has caught her eyePhoto: © AFP