Annually, H.M. the King of Spain receives the accredited ambassadors with the occasion of the New Year. These include the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Spain Jean-Marie Musy.
H.E.R. the Nuncius presents the wishes of the diplomatic corps to H.M. the King who gives a reply developing the main political axes of the government.
Some hundred Heads of Missions with their partners attend this act that takes place in the “Sala de Tronos” (Throne Room) at the Palacio Real (Royal Palace) in Madrid, after which there is a reception in the famous Sala de las Columnas (Columns Room).