On March 19, 2012, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain attended a celebration to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitution Cádiz of 1812.

Today’s event took place at the Oratorio de San Felipe Neri in front of hundreds of important dignitaries such as the President of the Congress of Deputies, Mr. Jesus Posada, the President of the Senate, Mr. Pius García-Escudero, the President of the Constitutional Court, Mr. Pascual Sala and the Chairman of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary, Mr. Carlos Dívar.

Once inside the Oratorio de San Felipe Neri, His Majesty gave a speech noting:

We commemorate today the bicentenary of the first Spanish Constitution, a reference essential for the unity, sovereignty and freedom of our compatriots, and one of the most important episodes in the history of our country.

Afterward, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia made their way outside to the Cádiz square whereupon they placed a giant wreath at the monument of the Cádiz Cortes.

Click here to watch a video news report. (in Spanish)

Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey