February 22, 2024

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Princess Leonor is back in the spotlight with her premiere at the Military Easter in Spain

Princess Leonor is back in the spotlight with her premiere at the Military Easter in Spain

The Princess Eleanor This Saturday he reached a new milestone in his career Heir to the throne of Spain He took part for the first time this Saturday in the most important military festival, Military Easter, where he again wore the Cadet Gala uniform of the General Academy of Zaragoza.

Madrid's Royal Palace was the scene of the solemn event, in which the Princess of Asturias, together with the monarchs, coincided with the leadership of the Armed Forces (FAS), the Civil Guard and the National Intelligence Center (CNI).

Cadet Bourbon Ortiz, with his hair down, as he had already done in the Oct. 12 events. He was wearing an army khaki uniformWith pants, jacket, tie, maroon beret and white gloves.

In addition, when he turned 18 and took the oath to the Constitution on 31 October, he added the pale blue bar to the Collar of the Order of Charles III.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez welcomed the royal family at the entrance to the Plaza de la Armeria. The Princess arrived in the second official vehicle behind her parents..

Princess Leonor, heir to the throne of Spain, with her parents, Kings Felipe VI and Letizia, at a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid this Saturday. Photo: AFP

Positioned to the right of Philip VI, he heard the National Anthem and a twenty-one gun salute from the dais in a military salute.

Léonore de Bourbon shook hands with the military commanders and addressed them as “to order” because of the officers' status.

Words of King Philip VI

In his speech in the throne room, Philip VI referred to the introduction of his eldest daughter at a ceremony celebrated on Epiphany Day, in which she was introduced as a cadet in 1986, just weeks before she turned 18.

The king expressed the “enormous pride” he and the queen felt when the princess was sworn in at the Zaragoza Academy on October 7, and became part of a “great military family” just two months after her military training began. Zaragoza (Northern Spain).

Princess Leonor turned 18 in October and is already preparing to take the Spanish throne.  Photo: EFE Princess Leonor turned 18 in October and is already preparing to take the Spanish throne. Photo: EFE

“In addition to the great demands it involves, we know it has been well received. Honestly, we really appreciate it. We know the camaraderie, nobility and loyalty you see among you is the best encouragement you can have in this first year of military, humanitarian and technical training,” he said. Don Felipe said.

The tenth military Easter of the reign of Philip VI came Marked by wars between Israel and Hamas and Ukraine.

The King did not mention them, instead focusing on praising the contribution of the FAS in 1978 to the “defense of the framework of coexistence democratically chosen by the Spanish people” and the “historic defense” of Spain.

Participants, including the royal family, followed the seated event, instead of standing as was customary in the ceremony instituted by Charles III to salute the army after the Spanish recapture of the town of Mahon (on the Mediterranean island of Menorca). From the hands of the British on January 6, 1782.