A parachutist hit some technical difficulties during Spain's National Day parade this morning, after misjudging his landing, smashing into a lamp post and remaining suspended as hundreds at the parade looked on.

Spain's King Felipe was among the onlookers as the man was left hanging above the crowd and tangled in his parachute cords.

King Felipe presided over the military parade, which was also attended by acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

He attended the parade as the country awaits Spain's Supreme Court´s imminent verdict on the trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders over their role in Catalonia's 2017 banned independence referendum and subsequent short-lived declaration of independence.