October 31st, 2023 was a historic day for Spain and for Princess Leonor, who turned 18 and was sworn in as heir to the throne.
The ceremony, which took place in the Congress of Deputies, was full of symbolism and emotion, but also of some curious moments that did not go unnoticed.
One of them was the protocol error of the Infanta Sofía, who, upon arriving at the Congress and then sitting in the seats that were already there, took the position corresponding to that of Leonor.
Curiosities of Princess Leonor’s oath of allegiance to the constitution
The first interesting moment was when Princess Leonor swore in the Constitution.
It was a historic moment because it represented her commitment to the country and her future role as a leader. Although she is only 18 years old, her seriousness and determination impressed everyone.
Necklace for Leonor
Another memorable moment was when she was presented with the necklace of the Congress of Deputies.
This necklace is a symbol of her future responsibilities as Princess of Asturias and heir to the throne. The moment was symbolic and significant, marking a milestone in her life.
It was also a sign of the excellent relationship between father and daughter when the King adjusted her hair after receiving one of the necklaces. The same gesture was repeated by Queen Letizia when she arrived at the Congress.
The father-daughter kiss and Queen Letizia’s coolness did not go unnoticed either.
Another special moment was the presentation of the necklace of the Order of Charles III.
This Order is an honorary distinction and its placement highlighted the importance that Princess Leonor has in the royal family and in the country. It was a moment of pride and recognition for her.
Lunch at the Royal Palace
After the swearing-in ceremony, a luncheon was held at the Royal Palace.
It was an elegant and protocol event where Princess Leonor had the opportunity to interact with important guests and personalities. It was curious to see her appear with maturity and elegance in such a formal setting.
The commemorative lunch was held at the Royal Palace and was attended by more than 100 guests, including the two living fathers of the Constitution, the presidents of the main state institutions and political leaders.
King Felipe VI gave a speech in which he dedicated some emotional words to his daughter, reminding her of her duty to Spain and assuring her of his unconditional support. Princess Leonor, for her part, was grateful and smiled.
In addition, a video was leaked in which the King gave instructions to his daughter when they thought no one was recording them.
Que simpático este momento donde el rey Felipe le dice a la princesa Leonor que tras el discurso hará un brindis en su honor, ella pregunta y le recuerda cómo debe hacerlo. Sin duda existe una complicidad única y absoluta entre padre e hija. #protocolo #Leonor pic.twitter.com/OJzob6XNn7
— Diana Rubio (@driecel) October 31, 2023
Princess Leonor and Queen Letizia embrace
Princess Leonor starred in a moment with her mother at the Royal Palace in which they embrace.
The Infanta Sofia’s Cold
Although she looked beautiful, many criticized the Infanta Sofia’s choice of wardrobe and she had to resort to a trick to withstand the low temperatures in Madrid.
Queen Letizia also had to dress warmly because of the cold weather.
This event of great importance would not be the same without the gestures of complicity between Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia.
Princess Leonor’s big day was full of curious and significant moments that left evidence of her commitment and future role as a leader. It was an unforgettable day for her and for all those who witnessed these unique moments.