Spanish King and Queen Celebrate Armed Forces Day

  May 28, 2016 at 12:38 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today marked Armed Forces Day in Madrid with the traditional military parade by the Joint Battalion at the Plaza de la Lealtad before a reception at the Royal Palace.

After being greeted by the Defence Minister, Pedro Morenes, King Felipe VI laid a wreath in honour of the servicemen and women killed in service to their country. The official party then watched the parade, which included a flyover by the Air Force’s Acrobatic ‘Eagle Patrol’.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia – who wore a striking black and white suit – hosted a reception for the three divisions of the armed forces as well as the civil guard.

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