It will be the first credentials ceremony with Philip VI./ Picture: A. Rubio.
The Diplomat. Madrid.
Philip VI is starting the week with an important trip to Morocco to meet with King Mohamed VI. The international side of his activities does not stop there however, because on Thursday, 17 July, he will preside over the presentation of credential by new ambassadors to the Head of State, at the Royal Palace.
Just before midday, His Royal Highness King Philip, in the Official Chamber, and following the same ceremony that was carried out under his father’s reign, will receive from the hands of the ambassadors the document that recognises them as such.
The King will converse with the representatives from Iran, Chile, Mozambique, South Korea, Pakistan and Uganda
On this occasion, it will be representatives from Iran, Chile, Mozambique, South Korea, Pakistan and Uganda, who will arrive at Armoury Square, at the Royal Palace, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Berlin carriages, pulled by six Dutch horses, with postilion, grooms, footmen and coachman, and escorted by the Lancer’s Squadron of the Royal Guard.
Philip VI who will be accompanied during the ceremony by the head of the Royal Household, Jaime Alfonsín and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García-Margallo, will converse with each of the new ambassadors for a few minutes. The last time that Juan Carlos I presided over the presentation of accreditations from foreign ambassadors was last 9 April.
On that same 17 July, the King intends to welcome a group of ambassadors to the United Nations, who will be in Spain attending a seminar, “Climate change; inaction is not an option”.