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Leonor, the third and last child of Queen Blanca I of Navarre and her consort King Juan II of Aragón, was born in Olite (Navarre) in 1426. After her mother’s death in 1441, King Juan II disputed his son’s (Carlos, Prince of Viana) right to the Throne and a civil war broke out in Navarre. Her father, also estranged from his eldest daughter Blanca, declared Leonor the heir to the Kingdom, and she moved to Navarre with her husband, Gaston of Foix, where she was appointed Governor by Juan II.
After her brother Carlos died in 1462, Leonor and her father conspired to keep her elder sister Blanca captive. She died, under Leonor’s care, in mysterious circumstances in 1464.
Unfortunately for Leonor, the death of her elder siblings didn’t make life easier. The civil war raged on, the neighbouring countries (Aragón, Castile, France) kept interfering and even her father turned against her, fighting her for the Throne, killing her main advisor (the Bishop of Pamplona) and appointing her son Governor of Navarre.
In 1471, in Olite, Leonor and her husband signed a treaty with her father. They recognised Juan as King of Navarre and he appointed them Governors of the Kingdom. After Juan’s death in 1479, Leonor swore as Queen of Navarre in Tudela, dying two weeks later. She was succeeded by her grandson Francisco of Foix, who reigned as Francisco I.
♔The King quotes Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote) in his speech at the Congress ♔
Proclamation of King Felipe VI. Madrid, June 19, 2014⇨ Military Parade
♔The Queen and the Infanta Doña Sofía ♔
Coat of Arms of Doña Leonor according to heraldic artist Carlos Navarro.
The Royal Household has not released the official arms of the Princess.
Her Royal Highness the Princess of Asturias, the Princess of Girona, the Princess of Viana, the Duchess of Montblanch, the Countess of Cervera and the Lady of Balaguer
June 19th, 2014
◆09:30 a.m. King Juan Carlos imposes the sash of Captain General on his son at La Zarzuela Palace.
◆10:00 a.m. King Felipe, dressed in the gala uniform of the Army, Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Sofía leave La Zarzuela Palace.
◆10:30 a.m. Representatives of the Three Armies pay military honors 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 Sofía will preside a military parade from the stairs of the Door of Lions.
◆11:30 a.m. 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 Sofía, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía will take part.
◆13:00 p.m. Reception at the Royal Palace
DRESS CODE: The King will be wearing the Army Uniform of Grand Gala, which means Queen Letizia will probably wear a long dress and maybe orders.
WHERE TO WATCH: All the events, including the moment the King and Queen, the Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Doña Sofía leave Zarzuela Palace will be televised live. Spanish public TVE will be streaming at this link all morning. Dutch channel NOS, German ZDF and Phoenix
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY: Although nothing has been announced, it is expected that the new King and Queen will take part in various events.
Spanish Regalia that will be present at the Proclamation of Felipe VI:
Vídeo of the ceremony at Casa Real’s Youtube channel