The Spanish Royal Court has released the details of the Princess of Asturias’ 18th Birthday Celebrations next month, which will mark the coming of age of the Heiress to the Spanish Throne. These celebrations will come just days after Prince Christian of Denmark’s 18th Birthday Celebrations in Copenhagen.
The Princess of Asturias will swear to an ‘Oath to the Constitution’ before the Cortes Generales in a plenary session of the Congress and the Senate:
‘The oath of the Prince or Princess of Asturias before the Cortes is a solemn act established in Article 61.2 of the Constitution. During the ceremony, Leonor will swear to respect the Constitution, the laws, and the rights of the citizens and the autonomous communities, as well as to show loyalty to the King. This act has historical relevance and is part of the Spanish tradition of presenting the heir to the Crown before the old Estates Courts.’
Afterwards, the Princess will receive the ‘Collar of the Order of Charles III’ at the Royal Palace of Madrid, followed by a Luncheon with representatives of the highest authorities of the State.
A similar celebration was held in 1986, for the then Prince of Asturias’ coming of age in 1986, while a Gala Dinner was held at the Zarzuela Palace in 1983, 40 years ago.