Exciting day of hugs and goodbyes

The King and Queen and Infanta Sofia have accompanied Leonor at the end of her time in Zaragoza. The Princess follows in her father’s footsteps and has been appointed second lieutenant. This is not the only appointment. Cadet Second Lieutenant Borbón Ortiz has also been awarded the Grand Cross of Military Merit. The ceremony that put an end to his career at the General Military Academy of Zaragoza took place in the Patio de Armas on Wednesday, July 3.

Leonor is dressed in gala attire. The national anthem has been played and Felipe VI has reviewed the troops. We have seen the moment when the King has given her the rank of second lieutenant. Father and daughter maintained their position at attention. With the utmost rigor and in compliance with military discipline, Don Felipe has given her the rank. Afterwards, Leonor has received the Grand Cross of Military Merit. The Princess kept her gaze fixed and unwavering. As dictated by military regulations. Her father has placed the sash on her. It was at that moment that they embraced each other. A moment of emotion that the King has lived with great pride.

The Princess of Asturias has revitalised the monarchy. Her public image, which connects with her centennial generation, represents the new era of the House. With exemplary behaviour, the eldest daughter of Felipe VI and Letizia has assumed her role as heir at the Academy, where she has received two courses of military training in the Army concentrated in one, as designed for her.