SPAIN”S KING JUAN CARLOS WON’T BE PRESENT FOR SON”S CORONATION
King Juan Carlos I will not be present at the solemn ceremony to crown his son Felipe as Spain’s new monarch to give the future Felipe VI “the maximum prominence,” reports www.laht.com.
The monarch will certainly be on hand, however, on the balcony of Oriente Palace, where King Felipe VI and his wife, Queen Letizia, will greet the public after the coronation.
The acts of abdication by King Juan Carlos and the proclamation of Felipe VI as king have been prepared by the Royal Palace so as to lend them “the solemnity and dignity that historic events require, along with the guidelines of austerity that current times advise.”
The Royal Palace also announced that Juan Carlos I will accompany his son at an event prior to the coronation at his residence at Zarzuela Palace, where he will bestow upon Felipe the sash of commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
The coronation will be held in the lower house of Parliament, where the future king and queen will be accompanied by their two daughters, Princesses Leonor and Sofia.