King Juan Carlos and daughter Elena - who is mum to Froilan and Victoria Federica - share a laugh during a family dinner at a Majorca pizzeria
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The king and queen (centre) seemed to enjoy every moment of the fun-filled meal with their children and grandchildren
Photo: © Rex

29 AUGUST 2005

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Certainly accustomed to challenges, King Juan Carlos of Spain and his wife Queen Sofia cheerfully embarked on a significant undertaking this week – stepping out for a family dinner with nearly half a dozen grandchildren, all under the age of seven.

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Candid shots of the fun-filled gathering show the king and queen – along with daughters Infanta Cristina and Infanta Elena, and son-in-laws Iñaki Urdangarin and Jaime Marichalar – sharing a meal and quite a few laughs with grandchildren Froilan, Victoria Federica, Juan Valentin, Pablo Nicolas and Miguel at a Majorca pizzeria.

While the restaurant was called Diablito, or Little Devil, the tiny fivesome looked nothing less than angelic as they indulged in pizza night with their parents and grandparents.

The royal family were enjoying the informal evening out as they begin to wind down their annual summer holiday in the Balearics.