Spanish Royals Attend Pledge of Allegiance to Royal Guard Ceremony

  May 14, 2013 at 10:26 am by

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The Prince and Princess of Asturias, accompanied by Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, presided over the Pledge of Allegiance to the Royal Guard Ceremony at the El Pardo Palace on May 10th.

Also present during this very solemn ceremony were the Spanish Minister of Defence and the only daughter of Infanta Pilar, Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo.

The Prince of Asturias, who was dressed in full military uniform and wore the beret of the Royal Guard, reviewed the troops and this was followed by a 17-gun salute.

The Royal Guard are an independent unit of the Spanish Armed Forces dedicated to the military protection of H.M. the King of Spain and the members of the Spanish Royal Family and number some 1,900.

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