Princess Leonor wore the military uniform for the first time on the day of the National Holiday to proceed from the box of honor with the kings October 12 parade in Madridfive days after his flag oath at the General Academy of Zaragoza.
As a female cadet, the heir to the throne He wore the gala dress of the Armywith khaki pants and jacket, white shirt, black tie, a gold sash and the red beret as an academy student with his hair tied up.
Since he entered the General Military Academy in Zaragoza On August 17, to the Princess of Asturias He was seen on several occasions in military attirelike swearing in the flag on Saturday, but this is the first time he has shown outside the military center.
The kings arrived at Neptune Square in a vintage Rolls Royce and then, in a second car, the heir to the throne arrived.both accompanied by a horse escort of the Royal Guard.
The acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez welcomed them when they got off the cars.
The princess, like her father, He faced the authorities with a military salute and shaking hands.
The heir to the throne I have not attended a central National Holiday event since 2020because for the last two years he was in boarding school in Wales (United Kingdom) where he studied for two years in high school.
A company of cadets took part in the parade from the second year of the Academy of Zaragoza, where Leonor de Borbón passed the moment he took the oath, but it was rejected that he would participate in the march with his new classmates because he did not have time to rehearse.
In addition to the kings and Sánchez, Almost all the ministers attended the eventthe powers of the State and all the presidents of the autonomous communities, except the Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, and the Generalitat, Pere Aragonés.
According to the rotating order that applies every October 12, This time Felipe VI wore the uniform of the captain general of the Air Forcethe color blue.
After witnessing the march of the Armed Forces units along the Paseo del Prado, the princess will move with the kings to the Royal Palace, where participate for the first time in receiving the National Holidaywhere more than 2,000 people were invited.
Don Felipe, Doña Letizia and their daughter go to greet the attendees in the Throne Room, where the princess has yet to be seen, and later they go to the Gala Dining Room to chat with guests over a cocktail.
The participation of Leonor de Borbón in the events of the National Holiday will take place less than three weeks from the oath of the Constitution before the Cortes Generales the day he turns 31.
The one absent from the day was Infanta Sofia because the boarding school was in Wales where his older sister studied.