The Kings are going to preside today the military parade and the subsequent reception in the Royal Palace on the occasion of the Day of the National Holiday, in which Pedro Sánchez is going to be released as President of the Government and Pablo Casado as leader of the PP.
Don Felipe and Mrs. Letizia are going to move to Mallorca at the end of the reception to visit the area of Mallorca affected by the floods in order to show solidarity with those affected and show their sorrow for the twelve people who died.
The military parade (11.00 am) is going to return to the Paseo de la Castellana and the Kings will be accompanied by Princess Leonor and Princess Sofía.
Along with them, will be Sanchez, the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, other members of the Government, autonomous presidents and representatives of various institutions, as well as Casado and the leader of Citizens, Albert Rivera.
As in previous years, we expect the absence of the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, and the presidents of Catalonia, the Basque Country and Navarre.
At 1.15 pm, the reception of the Royal Palace is scheduled, to which the Kings, without their daughters, have invited around 1,500 guests, a figure similar to last year.
The Parliament approved yesterday a resolution in which it rejected and condemned the positioning of the King in the "Catalan conflict" as well as its police "justification of violence" 1-0, and advocated the abolition of the monarchical institution, which qualifies "outdated and undemocratic".
As usual, the day began, as in recent years, with the video conference held by Robles at the headquarters of the ministry with the heads of Spanish missions abroad.