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A new exhibition ends stunning celebrations for King Felipe’s milestone anniversary

Celebrations continued in Spain for the tenth anniversary of King Felipe’s proclamation. After a day full of surprises and historic moments on the anniversary itself, June 19th 2024, King Felipe and Queen Letizia were back at the Royal Palace the next day for the opening of a special exhibition. 

In the morning of Thursday, 20th June, the King and Queen arrived back at the Royal Palace, where they were welcomed by the Minister of Cultural Affairs, the Mayor of Madrid and authorities from the organisations that curated the exhibition. 

During the visit, the King and Queen also stopped to chat with members of the public that were also touring the display, and were showcased the videos that, at various points of the journey, illustrate the most poignant aspects of this decade in power. 

The exhibition features key moments from the reign of King Felipe VI (Casa de S.M. el Rey)

The exhibition has been put together by Patrimonio Nacional, the Permanent Council of Spain’s Grandeza and the Kingdom’s Titles, and the Cultural Foundation of Spanish Nobility, and has been installed in some of the most significant rooms of the 

It features pictures of the most significant moments of the first 10 years of King Felipe’s reign, including his proclamation, his military engagements, his cultural committments, foreign trips and so much more. But there was also space for the institutional side of family time, with sneak peeks showing images of special moments of Princess Leonor’s road to the throne, including the awarding of the Collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece and the celebrations for her 18th birthday. 

King Felipe and Queen Letizia visit the exhibition marking ten years since his accession (Casa de S.M. el Rey)

The exhibition will be included in the price of the entrance ticket for the Royal Palace in Madrid, and will be on display until September of 2024. It will them be moved to other cities, including Granada, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Málaga and Valencia, with a tour that will last all throughout the first semester of 2025. 

Afterwards, King Felipe went back to Zarzuela Palace, where he held audiences with the President of F1, the Managing Director of America’s Cup, and the CEO of Fira Barcelona, Spain’s biggest fair organiser, before traveling to Gelsenkirchen Germany to watch Spain’s football team in their Euro2024 match against Italy – which the team won 1-0.