Royal Date Night! King Felipe and Queen Letizia Sneak Away to See Woody Allen Movie in Spanish Theater
The royal couple slipped into the darkened theater shortly after the film began around 9.30 p.m.
Fresh off of their four-day visit to the U.S. (which included a meeting with the Obamas), King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain spent last Saturday like any other ordinary couple – they went out on a romantic date night.
The royal duo were spotted Saturday night in the north of Madrid, where their first stop was a neighborhood movie theater to catch the new Woody Allen film, Irrational Man, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone – the filmmaker is said to be a favorite of Queen Letizia’s.
The couple slipped into the darkened theater shortly after the film began around 9.30 p.m.
During the film, set on the fictitious New England campus of Braylin, there was a murmur throughout the theater, apparently triggered by the monarch checking something on his phone, which illuminated his face by the screen’s light, according to the Spanish journal, El Mundo.
When the movie finished, shortly before midnight, the king and queen emerged back in public view close to the city center in Malasa a – Madrid’s bohemian barrio.
Although the locale is packed with graffiti, pricey restaurants and hipster hangouts, the couple opted to go to one of the more casual local joints, a New Orleans-themed Cajun restaurant called Gumbo, where a plate of Jambalaya costs around $14.
“They arrived without warning. They came on their own. Even the waiters were surprised, because they hadn’t booked a table in his name,” an observer, Elsa Aguado, told the publication. “Apparently, it was the first time they’d been to the restaurant. ”
The couple sat facing each other at a cozy table for two near the door.
Although officially off-duty, they agreed to pose for a few photos with members of the public after dinner, before taking a romantic stroll along the slightly less than romantically named Calle Pez (Fish Street) and vanishing into the night.
“Madrid has cool things. But to be walking around Malasa a and bumping into the [royals] is something else,” passerby Jorge S nchez Vega tweeted after the lovebirds left around 1.30 a.m.
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