The Spanish royal family is almost ready for a historic moment: the swearing in of Princess Leonor to her country’s constitution, another step in her preparation to become queen.
Although Princess Leonor’s swearing-in is scheduled for October 31, it has already sparked controversy.
According to Spanish media reports, Queen Emeritus Sofia is banned from attending Princess Leonor’s swearing-in ceremony.
Queen Sofia at the oath of allegiance to the Constitution of Princess Leonor
According to media sources, especially the portal Semana, considering that the retired King Juan Carlos I will not be invited to the Congress or to the Royal Palace on the day of his granddaughter’s birthday, the Royal House has also decided to refuse the invitation to Queen Sofia.
Despite being one of the most active members of the Royal Family, Queen Sofia will not be able to personally witness the Heir to the Throne swear the Constitution before the Congress, nor receive the Collar of the Order of Carlos III at the Royal Palace.
Princess Leonor’s grandmother will have to be content with attending the private party that will be held to celebrate the coming of age of the monarch’s firstborn. This party will be held in the strictest privacy.