National Heritage exposes the “tireless” work and “harmony” with society of Felipe VI in his 10 years of reign

National Heritage celebrates the tenth anniversary of the reign of Felipe VI in an exhibition titled, ‘Philip VI 2014-2024. A decade of the history of the Crown of Spain’, in which the “tireless” work and the “harmony” of the monarchs with society, through 23 photographs provided, the vast majority by the Royal Family, or a summary video that includes some of the “milestones” of the current monarchy.

This was stated by the person responsible for this initiative, José María Sanz Magallón, secretary of the Cultural Foundation of the Spanish Nobility, in the presentation ceremony that took place this Monday at the Royal Palace, together with the president of National Heritage, Ana de Cave.

“We consider it important to highlight the tireless work that the King and Queen have done during the more than 4,000 public events they have held, in which it is clear that they are very much in tune with Spanish society.“said Sanz Magallón.

The exhibition, which can be visited at the Royal Palace until October 20, collects through 23 photographs of some “sad and happy” moments of the tenth anniversary from the reign of Felipe VIand also some symbols of the monarchy, such as the Crown and the Royal Scepter or the Law by which the abdication of King Juan Carlos I became effective.

The History and Fine Arts academics Enrique Moradiellos and Publio López Modéjar, curators of the exhibition, have selected images ranging from the proclamation of Felipe VI in the Congress of Deputies, through a photograph of the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Constitution, or an image of the King next to Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros, after the Spanish athlete’s 14th triumph in the French tournament or a visit by Queen Letizia to the Instituto Patria during her cooperation trip to Honduras in 2020.

The most important images are not necessarily shown, although an attempt has been made to give an image of the different profiles and facets that the kings have had during these ten years, both in the world of culture and in the institutional world,” explained Sanz Magallón.

In addition, during the tour you will be able to see an image of Felipe VI during the tribute to the victims of terrorism on the 25th anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of Miguel Ángel Blanco or a photograph of the tribute act to the victims of the coronavirus in the Plaza de la Armory of the Royal Palace.

For her part, Ana de la Cueva stated that the exhibition helps to reflect on “how the Crown of Spain is inextricably linked to Spanish democracy.” “The Crown is deeply committed to society, both inside and outside the country“, he indicated.

The exhibition also consists of a summary video that can be seen in the Hall of Halberdiers of the Royal Palace, which shows some scenes from those more than 4,000 public events that Their Majesties have carried out. The exhibition is planned to be installed in other cities such as Granada, Seville, Zaragoza, Malaga or Valencia during 2024 and the first half of 2025.


In turn, National Heritage offers on June 19, 20 and 21 a videomapping show on the façade of the Royal Palace that overlooks the Plaza de Oriente. The screenings are scheduled at 10:45 p.m., 11 p.m., 11:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Access is free and open.

Besides, The opening of a website with information on the different activities organized for this commemoration is planned. and the edition of a publication in newspaper format, with the collaboration of Ediciones El Viso.

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the proclamation of Philip VI, National Heritage has decided to open all the royal palaces, monasteries and museums it manages (including the Royal Collections Gallery) free of charge on June 19. In the case of the Royal Palace of Madrid, the free opening will be on June 20 from 12:30. Tickets will be collected directly at the box office.

By Editor

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