Don Felipe durante su intervención en el Salón del Trono del Palacio Real

Don Felipe durante su intervención en el Salón del Trono del Palacio Real
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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain today started the official duties of 2019 with the traditional celebration of the Military Easter, also  known as New Year’s Military Parade, at the Royal Palace of Madrid.

Don Felipe durante su intervención en el Salón del Trono del Palacio Real
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The traditional celebration of the Pascua Militar is deeply rooted in the Spanish military and dates back to 1782 during the reign of Carlos III. The ceremony is held annually on the day of Epiphany at the Royal Palace of Madrid.

Don Felipe durante su intervención en el Salón del Trono del Palacio Real
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After the honors of ordinance, the National Anthem was performed and 21 canons were shot. Felipe reviewed the troops. And Military forces gave the honours to their Majesties.

Don Felipe durante su intervención en el Salón del Trono del Palacio Real
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Then Their Majesties moved to the Saleta de Gasparini, where they received the greeting of the Commissions of the Central Organ of the Defense and the General Staff of the Defense, the Royal and Military Orders of San Fernando and San Hermenegildo, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Civil Guard and the Royal Veterans Brotherhood.

Don Felipe durante su intervención en el Salón del Trono del Palacio Real
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After the greetings, the royals with the attending authorities and the members of the commissions moved to the Throne Room and took their places. The ceremony began with the imposition of decorations by King Felipe VI to different members of the Military Commissions.

Felipe and Letizia at Military Easter 2019
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Speaking at the event, King Felipe said, “these 40 years of democracy could not be fully understood without recognizing the deep identification with The Constitution that the members of our Armed Forces, State Forces and Security Forces and Intelligence Services have demonstrated. “

Felipe and Letizia at Military Easter 2019
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For the first appearance of the year, Queen Letizia debuted a new tweed jacket. The navy tweed jacket features a front closure with round neckline.

Felipe and Letizia at Military Easter 2019
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Letizia brought back a navy velvet dress from 2014. The floor length navy dress debuted at the Easter was designed by Felipe Varela.

Felipe and Letizia at Military Easter 2019
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Letizia paired the dress with TOUS pearl engraved earrings.

Magrit Handbag
Magrit Handbag

She was carrying black Magrit velvet Clutch.

Magrit Liza Pumps
Magrit Liza Pumps

And wore matching Magrit Liza pumps. Fine tip lounge made of navy blue suede with a new heart-shaped hollow and retro-inspired 9 cm heels. The €310 pumps are reduced to €279.

Queen Letizia's pearl brooch
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The highlight of the dress was stunning brooch that Letizia debuted today. A piece from royal historical jewellery box, the brooch featured a gray pearl in centre surrounded by diamonds and a tear drop shaped pearl is hanging from it.

Felipe and Letizia at Military Easter 2019
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Here a look at Letizia’s previous year’s look at the Military Easter.

Felipe Varela Midnight Blue Velvet Gown/CasaReal
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