Spain

Princess Leonor's 18th birthday is still being discussed - but why?

Princess Leonor is now officially an adult, and, following the pomp and pageantry of her swearing ceremony, family and friends flocked to El Pardo Palace to celebrate her big milestone.  And so, on the evening of 31 October 2023, she was joined by King Juan Carlos, who flew specifically for the occasion from Abu Dhabi, Infantas Elena and Cristina, Queen Sofía (who was notably absent from the…
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Princess Leonor dedicates herself to Spain in emotional speech marking historic day

Princess Leonor, heir to the throne of Spain, has asked her country to trust her as she marked her coming of age with an impressive speech. The Princess of Asturias spoke powerfully at a reception at the Royal Palace in Madrid which followed a series of historic events. After her solemn swearing of allegiance to the Constitution in front of a joint session of Parliament, which garnered her a…
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What is the Order of the Golden Fleece?

While the Princess of Asturias may only be 18-years-old, she was admitted to one of the oldest chivalric orders at only ten. She is the newest member of the Order of the Golden Fleece.  The Order of the Golden Fleece was founded in 1430 by the Duke of Burgundy, Philip…
Spain

King Felipe overcome with emotion as his heir, Princess Leonor, makes solemn oath

The King of Spain appeared overcome with emotion on an historic day for his royal family. As he watched his elder daughter and heir, Princess Leonor, swear allegiance to the Spanish Constitution, King Felipe VI beamed with pride before appearing to try to contain tears. Casa de S.M. el Rey/ X still/ fair use The King watched the Princess of Asturias make her solemn oath before…
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'Leonormania' as the future queen of Spain comes of age

The future queen of Spain has taken centre stage in her royal family’s life as a milestone approaches. In the weeks before Princess Leonor turns 18, and comes of age, the heir to the throne has been the highest profile member of her dynasty. On October 31st 2023, as she reaches adulthood, Leonor assumes the right to reign by herself, should she need to, and can also act as regent if…
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