Princess Leonor’s oath of allegiance to the Constitution was a historic and exciting moment for the Spanish Royal Family.
On her birthday, Princess Leonor took the oath of allegiance to her country’s Constitution, marking a crucial step in her training to be Queen, as she can also ascend the throne at any time and has acquired the ability to succeed her father without the need for a regency.
Princess Leonor’s Oath to the Constitution
Dressed in a beautiful and elegant white suit, Leonor arrived at the Spanish Congress accompanied by her sister, the Infanta Sofía, who had returned from Wales to Spain to be present on this important day.
The King and Queen arrived in a separate car and entered the Congress together.
During the swearing-in ceremony, Princess Leonor uttered the same words that her father, King Felipe, had used in 1986.
With these words, she committed herself to the law and the Constitution, swearing to faithfully carry out her duties and to respect the rights of the citizens and the Autonomous Communities.
“I swear to faithfully carry out my duties, to respect the Constitution and the laws, to respect the rights of the citizens and the Autonomous Communities, and to be loyal to the King”. With these words, Leonor officially began her institutional life.
At the end of the official act, the Cortes Generales stood up and applauded for several minutes, to which Leonor responded with shyness, a brief smile, and the satisfaction reflected in the face of her father, King Felipe, who is more accustomed to this type of event.
The Princess seemed a little overwhelmed in the final moments. Then the session was adjourned and the medals of the Congress and the Senate were presented to her.
The Princess also left her signature in the Book of Honor of the Congress, marking this historic moment in her institutional life.