Spain's National Day parade got off to shaky start on Saturday when a paratrooper trailing a large Spanish flag accidentally became tangled up on a lamppost as he attempted to land on the street near the royal gallery.

King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía watched on as first corporal Luis Fernando Pozo of the Paratrooper Brigade collided with the streetlight located opposite Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu stadium.