The King receives the credentials of six new ambassadors

When it was twenty minutes before ten in the morning, six horses left the Royal Palace of Madrid on Monday.

The King receives the credentials of six new ambassadors

When it was twenty minutes before ten in the morning, six horses left the Royal Palace of Madrid on Monday. They were pulling a float from the mid-19th century, owned by National Heritage.

They went to the Santa Cruz Palace - the historic headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs -, where they met the new ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Orlando Leite Ribeiro. Escorted by the Squadron of the Royal Guard on horseback and the Squad of Scouts of the Municipal Police, they returned to the Palacio de Oriente. Upon his arrival, he was received by the Royal Guard music band in the Patio de la Armería, which performed the hymns of Spain and Brazil.

At half past ten, the act of delivery of credential letters to Felipe VI began

, a ceremony that dates back to the eighteenth century and has remained practically intact in its development to the present day.

In the official chamber of the Royal Palace, also known as the ambassadors' room, the King waited for the chief of protocol of the Royal House to announce the ambassadors' introducer, who introduced Orlando Leite Ribeiro.

"It is an honor to introduce myself to you as ambassador of my country." Following this formula, the new Brazilian ambassador handed Felipe VI the credential letters, which are the document that certifies a foreign ambassador as the representative and highest diplomatic authority of another country in Spain. Minutes later, the King held a half-hour meeting with the new ambassador.

This sequence took place throughout the morning with five other ambassadors: Quirino Ordaz Coppel (Mexico), Aws Abdullah Ahmed Alawd (Yemen), Javier Ignacio Velasco Villegas (Chile), Farahanaz Faizal (Maldives) and Unnur Orradóttir-Ramette (Iceland). ).

Yesterday's was the fourth ceremony of this type to be held in 2022. Don Felipe was accompanied by the Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Luis Cuesta.

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