King Felipe and Queen Letizia arrived in Denmark for a three-day state visit. During their periplus, they experienced memorable moments and participated in several events, such as the state banquet in their honor.
However, it was their arrival in the Nordic country that sparked controversy, especially when it comes to protocol between royal houses, such as the curtsy.
Princess Mary of Denmark’s curtsy to King Felipe
Princess Mary of Denmark, 51, was the center of attention as she accompanied King Felipe VI, 55.
It was a moment that did not go unnoticed and made the monarch feel very uncomfortable.
Upon setting foot on Danish soil, Felipe VI and Letizia were greeted with honors by Queen Margrethe, Prince Frederick and Princess Mary.
During the greeting, Mary of Denmark did not hesitate to bow to King Felipe, almost putting her knee on the ground.
This scene attracted all the attention and caused some discomfort to the Spanish King, who saw the Princess kneeling in front of everyone present.
However, Felipe VI appreciated the gesture and quickly lifted her up and held her by the arm.
The awkward moment has sparked a debate about protocol and cultural differences between royal houses.
While some see bowing as a sign of respect, others argue that it can be awkward and old-fashioned.
Despite this, King Felipe and Princess Mary have shown their ability to overcome this moment and continue with a successful state visit.