Although Leonor was the undisputed protagonist of the flag swearing-in ceremony, her mother, Queen Letizia, and her father, King Felipe, also shared in the excitement of an event that is still making headlines.
Queen Letizia put aside her role as queen and acted like a proud mother, at least that’s what the cameras captured on her daughter’s big day.
Queen Letizia was particularly nervous on the day her daughter, Princess Leonor, took the most important step in her military career. And during the event, her gestures spoke for themselves.
Queen Letizia’s gestures during the flag ceremony
Upon arrival, Queen Letizia passed in front of her daughter, Princess Leonor. In this exciting moment, they exchanged an accomplice look that surely reassured the nervous princess.
Afterwards, Letizia went to her box to witness the moment when the Princess of Asturias swore allegiance to the flag of her country.
At that moment, the Queen smiled and showed her pride in her daughter. In addition, her eyes shone with tears.
Also, when Leonor kissed the flag, a sigh could be seen, typical of that emotional moment.
Letizia also had gestures with King Felipe. When she came to the flag oath, she passed her hand through the King’s arm and they shared a look while his daughter prepared to kiss the flag.
A look full of love that conveyed their mutual admiration for their daughter and for the good work they have done as parents.
La princesa Leonor se acerca la primera a besar la bandera mientras la reina Letizia se muestra emocionada
— El Confidencial (@elconfidencial) October 7, 2023