: Sarkozy’s investiture a private ceremony? It
: was an official ceremony, attended by the
: PM, two ministers, and the president of
: Madrid and the mayor of the capital. All
: living former PMs also attended.
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: 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.
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