Leonor appeals to exemplarity: “I owe myself to all Spaniards, whom I will serve with respect and loyalty”

In the Hall of Charles III of the Royal Palace, and before the highest authorities of the State, Leonor has been decorated by the King with the Collar of the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Charles III, the highest civil distinction. She later gave a speech, the first being of legal age and after having sworn in to the Constitution. She has highlighted to the Princess the meaning of her oath and the responsibility she faces as her heir. A mature and focused speech is her new role, emphasizing exemplarity and looking to the future.

“I have taken an oath of fidelity to the King. Not only to his person, but also to what the Crown symbolizes and represents: the unity and permanence of Spain,” he began. In that spirit and with a great sense of duty, he has declared: “I will conduct my actions in all areas of my life, always taking into account the general interests of our nation. I will observe behavior that deserves the recognition and appreciation of citizens,” for exemplarity. “And I will fulfill my obligations with total dedication and unconditional dedication, always trying to grow as a person with the love and support of my family.” He has also noted: “From today I owe myself to all Spaniards, whom I will serve at all times with respect and loyalty. There is no greater pride. On this very important day – which I will always remember with emotion – I ask you to trust me, as I have placed all my trust in our future, in the future of Spain.”

The heiress recalled the words her father spoke the day he gave her the Golden Fleece, the same one she wears today: “You will be permanently guided by the Constitution, complying with it and observing it, you will serve Spain with humility and awareness of your position.” institutional”.

And the official lunch in the gala dining room

Third part of the ceremony. The meal in the palace in the gala dining room. 150 people have been invited to the lunch, including the powers of the State, such as the Government team, diplomatic corps, former presidents of the Government, presidents of autonomous communities, representatives of the Armed Forces, Congress and Senate and political parties with representation parliamentary, among others.