Within royalty, there are a series of rules and protocols that must be followed, many times to preserve the image of tradition , as well as to protect the integrity of its members. Although the rules may be different for different royal families, in essence, they have the same goal.
One of the most common rules in royalty is that the king cannot travel in the same car as his heir due to a security issue, because in the event of an accident, the survival of the monarchy would be in danger, and although no one prohibits otherwise, it is one of the most advisable norms. The royal family of Spain is one of those that sometimes do not follow this rule , as could be seen last Friday when they were seen arriving at the Marivent Palace, where they will stay for a week. King Felipe was caught at the wheel, while the co-pilot was Leonor and in the back, Letizia and the Infanta Sofía were, something unusual, since most of the time it is the queen who accompanies the king in the front of the car .
This is one of the few in which the Royals can be seen in a less formal environment, because as far as their official agenda is concerned, Felipe and Letizia travel in one car, while their daughters travel in another. Something curious is that during the reign of Juan Carlos, it was common for both he and the then Prince Felipe to arrive in separate cars.