Spain's Queen Letizia in hot water over 'tense' scene with mother-in-law on Easter

Spain's Queen Letizia in hot water over 'tense' scene with mother-in-law on Easter

Even royals have trouble with their in-laws from time to time.

A video of Spain's Queen Letizia clashing with her mother-in-law at Easter mass this past weekend has quickly gone viral. Cameras captured an incredibly tense and awkward moment when Queen Letizia stepped in front of a photographer who was trying to take a photo of her mother-in-law Queen Sofia with granddaughters Infanta Sofia, 10, and Leanor, 12.

After blocking the photographer's view, Letizia then tried to take her mother-in-law's hands off Infanta Sofia.

King Felipe VI finally realized what was happening and quickly pulled the two women aside and exchanged a few words with the both of them. Meanwhile, Queen Sofia's husband Juan Carlos I looked incredibly confused on the sidelines.

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After the scene broke up, the royal family went outside the church to take photographs together.

A second video from that same day shows Queen Sofia kissing Leanor on the head. Shortly after, Letizia comes to wipe away the spot on Leanor's head where she was kissed by her grandmother.

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Queen Letizia's actions have garnered major controversy on social media from one royal in particular.

Marie Chantal of Greece, who is married to Crown Prince Pavlos, King Felipe's cousin, took to Twitter to express her disapproval of Letizia:

"No grandmother deserves that type of treatment! Wow she’s shown her true colours," she wrote.

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She then added insult to the injury with a family photo with her own parents. "Happy grandparents! Family is what it's all about," she captioned the group snapshot.

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Spanish media outlets described the scene as "tense" and "uncomfortable."

According to The Times, Letizia is "concerned and desolate" over the public's reaction to the video. To watch the incident, check out the video above.

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