In exchange for money, territory, and a title, the Duke d'Anjou was expected to defend the Netherlandish cities against Spanish retaliation while exercising tolerance on the question of religion.
The Duke d'Anjou was, therefore, largely a powerless figurehead, a problematic position for a man of some ambition.
These three tableaux demonstrate the primary aim of the entry iconography as a whole: to assert the legitimate causes for the transfer of power from Philip II to the Duke d'Anjou and to present the desired effects of the alliance.
The same held true in 1582, when, according to the text, the Giant was made to drop the arms of Spain as the Duke d'Anjou passed.
To the left are the fleets of the Prince of Orange and Duke d'Anjou, who have arrived on the River Scheldt from England.