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Morocco: King Mohammed VI marks 20 years on throne with ceremony in Tetouan01:40

Morocco: King Mohammed VI marks 20 years on throne with ceremony in Tetouan

Morocco, Tetouan
July 31, 2019 at 20:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of dignitaries and senior officials took part in the annual pledge of loyalty ceremony at the Royal Palace in Tetouan on Wednesday, marking 20 years of King Mohammed VI's reign.

The ceremony is part of the annual throne day, first held in 1933 to honour King Mohammed V's ascension to the throne in 1927 and has since been held annually on the same day of each subsequent king's coronation.

Footage shows King Mohammed VI arriving at the Royal Palace on horseback greeted by a huge crowd of dignitaries and local people, the King rode through the crowd with each person bowing to him and pledging their loyalty. Afterwards members of the Moroccan military assembled in the Royal Palace courtyard to pledge their loyalty and received special honours from the King.

Every year, as part of the ceremony, the King makes a 'throne speech' to the nation and his parliament outlining his achievements over the past year and pledging future policies for the kingdom. In his speech this year King Mohammed VI announced a major government reshuffle, to tackle what he dubbed "glaring disparities" in the country.

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Hundreds of dignitaries and senior officials took part in the annual pledge of loyalty ceremony at the Royal Palace in Tetouan on Wednesday, marking 20 years of King Mohammed VI's reign.

The ceremony is part of the annual throne day, first held in 1933 to honour King Mohammed V's ascension to the throne in 1927 and has since been held annually on the same day of each subsequent king's coronation.

Footage shows King Mohammed VI arriving at the Royal Palace on horseback greeted by a huge crowd of dignitaries and local people, the King rode through the crowd with each person bowing to him and pledging their loyalty. Afterwards members of the Moroccan military assembled in the Royal Palace courtyard to pledge their loyalty and received special honours from the King.

Every year, as part of the ceremony, the King makes a 'throne speech' to the nation and his parliament outlining his achievements over the past year and pledging future policies for the kingdom. In his speech this year King Mohammed VI announced a major government reshuffle, to tackle what he dubbed "glaring disparities" in the country.

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