Traditional official reception of the kings Felipe VI y Joy to the Diplomatic Corps in the Royal Palace of Madrid. On the occasion of the start of the new year, the monarch and his wife have presided over this solemn act of State, this Wednesday morning, January 25, which was also attended by the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez. It is the first in post-pandemic, which is celebrated with an uncovered face, without masks or sanitary restrictions, as happened last year for the Ómicron variant. The protocol of this act commands.
Their Majesties the King and Queen have been received by Sánchez and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Jose Manuel Albares. The greetings took place in the Saleta de Gasparini of the Royal Palace and then moved to the Throne Room, where the monarch and his wife received the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Spain. Upon entering, they were chatting animatedly. Letizia has occupied her seat to the left of her husband.
The protocol: morning suit for men and long dress for women
In this reception the protocol marks the hyphen. morning suit for men; and long dress for women or its equivalent, as the national dress of their respective countries. The King, the highest representation of the State in international relations, has worn the Golden Fleece on the left lapel of his morning suit. Letizia, who last year rescued a two-piece Valentino from Doña Sofía from her closet, this time she has innovated with a showy style blouse lady, which has a neck knotted with a bow in XL format. The snow-white piece was combined with a long pink skirt babylarge volume fitted at the waist.
After the words of the Apostolic Nuncio and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Felipe VI has taken the floor.