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This Saturday in Zaragoza monarchy, State and Army come collectively. Felipe VI has as soon as once more sworn the flag for his 40 years within the Army. The King, together with greater than 200 women and men from his class – the forty fourth – has attended the General Military Academy (AGM) in Zaragoza to resume his dedication to Spain. He already did it in 2010, when he was prince, on the twenty fifth anniversary of service within the Army, however this Saturday's swearing is a particular one. Among the viewers, shaped amongst others by the scholars of the San Gregorio Academy (on the outskirts of the Aragonese capital) was the girl cadet Leonor de Borbón Ortiz.

Felipe VI, dressed within the uniform of a captain normal of the Army, and Queen Letizia arrived on the academy at 11:30 a.m., the place they have been acquired by its director, General Manuel Pérez López. Felipe VI then reviewed accompanied by the Chief of Staff of the Army (Jeme), General Amador Enseñat, and the top of the Military Quarter, Emilio Gracia Cirugeda. The Kings witnessed the occasion from the parade floor field reserved for the authorities and from there the King joined the remainder of his classmates to swear the flag.

Together with Felipe VI, simply over 200 members of the forty fourth promotion, who’re at the moment commanders of the three Armies and the Civil Guard, renew their oath earlier than the nationwide flag. As that is an inside and household occasion, neither the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, nor any regional or native authority attended. With at the moment, it’s the third time that the top of State swears the flag on the AGM: the primary was in October 1985 and the second, 25 years after graduating from the Army, in February 2010. The oath is renewed for the final time at age 50.

Princess Leonor on the 40th anniversary of the Flag oath of Felipe VI, at the General Military Academy of Zaragoza.
Princess Leonor on the fortieth anniversary of the Flag oath of Felipe VI, on the General Military Academy of Zaragoza. José Ruiz (Europa Press)

It is the second time in six months that the core of the royal household converges on The General, because the Zaragoza Academy is thought. In October 2023, the girl cadet Leonor de Borbón Ortiz – she requested to put on each of her final names on the uniform – swore the flag for the primary time alongside her classmates and in entrance of her father, present head of the Armed Forces, a spot she is going to occupy. identical when he inherits the crown. The Princess of Asturias is now in her second yr on the Army Academy in Zaragoza, the place she plans to graduate on July 15. From there, she is going to proceed along with her army coaching within the Navy, in Marín (Pontevedra), the place she is going to stay for 3 years. She will end her coaching in San Javier (Murcia) coaching as a pilot within the Air and Space Army.

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