Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía reappear together this Saturday at the wedding of Almeida and Teresa Urquijo

Months ago, the emeritus received the invitation to the event of the year and this Tuesday their attendance was confirmed. According to The vanguard, Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía They will be present this Saturday at the mayor’s wedding José Luis Martínez Almeida and Teresa Urquijo. The religious ceremony will take place in the church of San Francisco de Borja. Afterwards, the entourage will move to the El Canto de la Cruz farm, property of the bride’s maternal family.

The emeritus, who is the cousin of Teresa of Borbón-Two Sicilies and Borbón-Parma, grandmother of the bride, was very grateful for the invitation although at first his attendance seemed impossible. Not only because of the security deployment that it entails but also because Felipe VI’s father did not want to steal the limelight from the bride and groom on such a special day. Furthermore, let us remember that Don Juan Carlos has had serious mobility problems for years that force him to walk with a cane, with an assistant and even use a wheelchair. We saw him precisely with her last Sunday at the Easter mass that he attended with her daughter in Abu Dhabi. According to the aforementioned media, the emeritus will also be accompanied by his daughters, the infantas Elena and Cristinaalso invited to the link.

The church of San Francisco de Borja, located in Serrano, will host the religious ceremony starting at 12:00 p.m. The guests will meet in the central temple, the same one where on February 6, 1966 the parents of the Madrid mayor, Rafael Martínez-Almeida and Ángela de Navasqüés said “I do.” After the religious service, the wedding banquet will begin at the El Canto de la Cruz farm, located in Colmenar Viejo (Madrid). The property belongs to the bride’s maternal grandparents, Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies e Íñigo Moreno de Arteaga, Marquises of Laserna. The councilor’s fiancee, a graduate of Icade and an analyst at Merlin Properties, spends a lot of time on that farm, where she enjoys another of her great passions (apart from her future husband), horse riding, since her grandmother raises thoroughbred horses there with her Flor de Lis Stud Farm.

The father of Felipe VI, who will travel to Geneva on Friday and leave for Madrid on Saturday, will take advantage of his stay in the capital to attend the funeral mass on Monday in memory of his nephew, Fernando Gómez Acebo, who died on March 1. The tribute, to which the king is also expected to attend, will be held in the military cathedral of Madrid, where the Christ of the Halberdiers, of whom the deceased was a brother, is venerated.