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Princess of Asturias to be invested with the Golden Fleece
Posted by Guy Stair Sainty
on 20/1/2018, 11:53:14
It has been announced that the HM the King will carry out a formal investiture of the Princess of Asturias with the Collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece on 30 January. This was originally planned when she was first nominated but such a ceremony was not thought opportune by the government. That has now changed and this will be a much more formal ceremony than was held under the previous monarchy, when even the investiture of President Sarkozy was carried out in a private ceremony, albeit with official photos and more grandeur than previous ones. This is part of King Felipe’s plan to reinstate some of the formal aspects of the monarchy, already shown by him choosing to address the nation from the throne room at Christmas, to receive heads of state at the Oriente palace rather than El Pardo, and on occasion to invest recipients of the highest rank of the Spanish Orders.