Ambassador Lhuiller presents his credentials to King Felipe VI

The new Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Spain, Philippe Lhuiller Jones, presented his credentials to His Majesty, King Felipe VI, last June 15.


The ceremony of presentation of credentials dates back to the 18th century and has remained practically in its entirety up until the present day.


Before heading for the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), new ambassadors are received by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC) at the Palacio de Santa Cruz, the Ministry´s official headquarters.


(Photo courtesy of MAEC:  Ambassador of Lhuiller with the members of the Embassy of the Philippines in Spain and the Deputy Director General for the Philippines, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Emilio de Miguel.)


From the Palacio de Santa Cruz, new ambassadors travel to the Palacio Real escorted by mounted Royal Guards and the Fleet of Drummers of the Municipal Police.


(Photo courtesy of MAEC: Ambassador Lhuiller leaves the Palacio de Santa Cruz for the Palacio Real with Deputy Director General for the Philippines, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Emilio de Miguel.)


The Royal Guard music band receives new ambassadors at the Patio de Armería Armoury Courtyard), playing the national anthems of the respective countries.


Following tradition, His Majesty the King, as Head of State, receives new ambassadors in a private room and engages in a short meeting with each of them.


(Photo copyright the Royal Househould of the Sovereign: Ambassador Lhuiller presents his credentials to H.M. King Felipe VI).




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