19 June 2014

  • 9.30 – King Juan Carlos imposes the sash of Captain General on his son at Palacio de la Zarzuela
  • 10 – King Felipe, dressed in the gala uniform of the Army, Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Sofia leave La Zarzuela Palace.
  • 10.30 – Representatives of the Three Armies pay military honours to the new King. After being greeted by the authorities at the door of lions the family enters the Congress and the Proclamation begins. At the Ceremony Don Felipe will swear as King and deliver a speech outlining his intentions for his reign. Once the Proclamation is over the King, Queen, Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Sofia will preside a military parade from the stairs of the Door of Lions.
  • 11.30 – The new King and Queen will travel through the following streets – Paseo del Prado, calle Alcalá, Gran Vía, Plaza de España and Plaza de Oriente – by car. Once they arrive at the Palace there will be a balcony appearance. The King, the Queen, the Princess of Asturias, the Infanta Sofia, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will take part.
  • 13 – Reception at the Royal Palace