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T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend the Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace in Madrid (VIDEO)

The changing of guard at the royal palace in Madrid usually brings in several hundreds of locals as well as tourists every first Wednesday of the month.  This time there were special guests at the event.  For the first time, T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias participated in this grand event. At twelve o’clock the royal couple joined the crowds outside of the royal palace to watch the event.  During the hour-long parade, a total of 300 royal guards and 80 horses were involved.

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T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend an Awards Ceremony

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the Mariano de Cavia, Luca de Tena y Mingote Journalism Awards on November 29, 2011 in Madrid, Spain.  Per the royal house of Spain:

In his speech, Prince Felipe said ‘…the value of good journalism for the proper and healthy functioning of democracy…’ and recalled that serves as a ‘…basic support for diversity of ideas and opinions, essential to generate a strong and informed public opinion.’

‘The awards bring us together today is an indisputable reference for free expression and dissemination of ideas, that our Constitution proclaims the fundamental right of all citizens,’ said the Prince of Asturias, before reviewing the merits of the winners.

The award ‘Mariano de Cavia’ instituted in 1920, distinguishes signed articles or chronic or habitual pseudonym. The award ‘Luca de Tena’, created in 1929, recognizes outstanding journalistic career in the defense of the values that inspired the founding principles of ABC: technical innovation, literary and independence requirement information. The award ‘Mingote’ from 1966, is awarded alternately to jokes, cartoons or drawings and photographs.

The jury, chaired by the director of the Royal Spanish Academy, Jose Manuel Blecua, and composed of Antonio Mingote, Trevijano Pedro Gonzalez, Fernando Gonzalez and Jose Miguel Santiago Urbaneja Castelo, presented the award Mariano de Cavia, by majority vote, the article by Manuel Martin Ferrand ‘Citizen Vargas Llosa’ published in the newspaper ABC on October 9, 2010. The award ‘Luca de Tena’ was given also by majority vote, to Charles Moore for his brilliant career in journalism. And the award for ‘Mingote’ was granted by a majority, a vignette of ‘Quique’, published in the newspaper “Mediterranean”, on December 24, 2010.

The Prince and Princess of Asturias were accompanied at the ceremony by the president and editor of ABC, Catalina Luca de Tena, the president of Vocento, Diego del Alcázar and Silvela, Chairman of the Constitutional Court, Pascual Sala, the president of the Supreme Court and Council the Judiciary, Carlos Divar, the president of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, the Minister for Science and Innovation in office, Cristina Garmendia, the chairman of Grupo Santander (sponsor of the awards), Emilio Botin, and Director ABC Bieto Rubido, among others.

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Source and photo courtesy of: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Visit Chile: Day Two (VIDEO)

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias continued their two-day official visit to Chile on November 23, 2011.  The royal couple visited the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago to attend the inauguration of “… an exhibition of works by the Spanish photographer Chema Madoz…” In the afternoon, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia will attend a luncheon, hosted by the Spanish Ambassador,  in their honor.

Last evening the royal couple attended a state dinner at the Palacio de La Moneda in Santiago where they were entertained by local dancers and, of course, speeches were made.

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Source: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey and Santiago Times

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Visit Chile: Day One (VIDEO)

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias have arrived in Santiago, Chile two-day official visit.  The royal couple were received at Chile’s International Airport by Foreign Minister, Alfredo Moreno.

This morning the royal couple attended an official reception, hosted by President Sebastian Piñera, at Palacio de La Moneda.  Soon, the prince and princess paid a tribute to the late Chilean independence leader, Bernardo O’Higgins Riquelme, by placing a wreath at a monument dedicated to him.

In the afternoon, Prince Felipe gave a keynote speech at the Chile-Spain Investment Forum and Seminar held at the Sheraton Hotel where “…where 100 corporate representatives gathered to discuss Spain’s commercial opportunities in the Chilean market.”  From there the royal couple visited the National Congress headquarters in Santiago.

This evening the royal couple will attend an official gala dinner hosted by President Piñera at the Palacio de La Moneda.

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Sources: Tele13.cl

Photo courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Meet with the Participants from the First International Seminar on Education and Education Policy

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias held an audience this afternoon, November 14, 2011, at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain.

The prince and princess met those who will take part in the First International Seminar on Education and Education Policy.  The participants include Alejandro Fernández de Araoz Gomez-Acebo, coordinator of the Seminar,  Pablo Vazquez Vega, CEO of FEDEA, Jesus Sanchez Lamb, Director General of Fundación José Ortega y Gasset, Rafael Repullo Labrador, Director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI), James J. Heckman, an economics professor at University of Chicago and Nobel Prize winner, Antonio Ciccone, Professor of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, José García Montalvo, Professor of Economics at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Lea Peersman, Director of the Ariane de Rothschild Foundation, Jaume Pagés, CEO of Universia, María del Pino Calvo-Sotelo, president of the Fundación Rafael del Pino, Petitbò Amadeo, Director General Rafael del Pino Foundation and Paul Garcia Berdoy, CEO of the Aspen Institute Spain.

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Source: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

Photo courtesy of: Zimbio/C.Alvarez

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Visit London, England (VIDEO)

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias are currently in London, England to promote as well as support economic relations between Spain and the United Kingdom.

In the morning the royal couple visited the International Tourism Fair World Travel Market in the Excel Exhibition Centre in London, accompanied by Secretary General of Domestic Trade and Tourism, Joan Mesquida, and the director general of the Tourism Institute of Spain ( Turespaña), Anton Barnabas.

The International Tourism Fair World Travel Market, held annually in London and offers the opportunity to meet the entire global tourism industry, to network, negotiate and conduct business. The World Travel Market offers participants the opportunity to learn the latest trends in the tourism industry in an efficient, effective and productive.

At noon, the royal couple attended a luncheon with executives from several major British tour operators represented in the Spanish market.  Also in attendance were the Heads of Government of the Canaries, the Balearic Islands and Valencia, Ambassador Spain in the United Kingdom, the general secretary of Tourism and Domestic Trade and other authorities of the Autonomous Communities.

In the afternoon, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attended the first bilateral economic forum alongside business and political leaders of Spain and the United Kingdom held at the Landmark Hotel in London and organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Britain, in collaboration with the Chamber British Trade in Spain.

This economic forum was founded with the aim of becoming an annual platform for collaboration and discussion among participants in the trade relations between the two countries. During the meeting the following topics were discussed:

  1. Future investment in the country: How to find a solution to the economic situation current private sector
  2. Role of governments in strengthening trade relations and support growth
  3. Importance of cooperation between companies of both countries to increase competitiveness.

Later, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia awarded the accreditation to the Friends of the Spain Brand in the UK and then attended a gala dinner in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Britain, which was founded in 1886, and is a key institution in the development of economic and trade relations between the two countries. Located in London, the Chamber of Commerce offers Spanish and English companies trade promotion opportunities in both markets through a wide range of services, covering the areas of promotion, networking, information and advice, training, business development, business cooperation, logistical and administrative support.

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Source and photo courtesy of: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias along with Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Attend the 2011 Prince of Asturias Awards (VIDEOS)

This evening at the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo, Spain, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias along with Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain attended the 2011 Prince of Asturias Awards ceremony.

The purpose of this important event is to honor and award those who have contributed as well as made a difference in the fields of scientific research, cultural, social and humanitarian work performed by individuals, groups or institutions on an international level.   This year’s recipients include Riccardo Muti in the field of the Arts, Howard Gardner in the field of Social Sciences, Arturo Alvarez Buylla, Joseph Altman and Giacomo Rizzolatti for Technical and Scientific Research, Leonard Cohen for Music and Lyrics, Haile Gerbselassie for Sports.

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Source: Fundacion Principe de Asturias  

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T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia in Oviedo, Spain (VIDEO)

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia arrived in Oviedo, Spain on October 20, 2011. Upon their arrival at the Hotel de la Reconquista, the prince and princess were greeted by President of the Principality of Asturias, Francisco Alvarez-Cascos, President of the General Meeting of the Principality of Asturias, Fernando Goñi, the government delegate in the Principality of Asturias, Francisco González Zapico, the mayor of Oviedo, Gabino de Lorenzo, the chairman of the Prince of Asturias, Matias Rodriguez Inciarte, the director of the Prince of Asturias, Teresa Sanjurjo, general secretary of the Prince of Asturias Adolgo Menendez, and the director of the Hotel de la Reconquista, Ramon Braña.

The purpose of the royal couple’s appearance in Oviedo is to prepare for the Prince of Asturias Awards which will be handed out tomorrow October 21, 2011. This important award ceremony honors individuals, groups and/or institutions working in the international arena in the field of “…scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian… “

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Source and photo courtesy of: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend the 60th Premio Planeta de Novela (VIDEO)

On Saturday October 15, 2011, T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attened the 60th Premio Planeta de Novela and gala dinner, held at the Palau dels Congressos de Catalunya, in Barcelona, Spain.

The royal couple awarded the top prize to Spanish writer, Javier Moro, for his novel El Imperio ere too (The Empire, it’s you) based on “… the life of Brazil’s first Emperor Dom Pedro I (1798-1834), who backed the nationalist cause against imperial power Portugal.”

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T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend the Inauguration of the Exhibit, ‘Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape’ (VIDEO)

On October 14, 2011, T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the inauguration of the exhibit, Joan Miró. The Ladder of Escape, in Barcelona, Spain.

This exhibit, organized by the Fundación Joan Miró and the Tate Modern Gallery in London, features over a hundred works by the late artist.  Per the official site for the royal house of Spain, Casa de Su Majestad el Rey:

[The royal couple were] accompanied by the Culture Minister Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde, the president of BBVA and its Foundation, Francisco Gonzalez, and the president of the Fundación Miró, Jaume Freixa, among other authorities, Their Royal Highnesses the Princes of Asturias visited this sample, that the first rooms looked explore the links with his native Catalonia, with works like “The house” (1921-1922), “Tilled” (1923-1924) and “Catalan Landscape (The Hunter)” (1923-1924 ) – contact with Paris and the creative liberation of surrealism. At the headquarters of the Miró Foundation,

In the exhibit, the central hall houses the drama of the Spanish Civil War and World War II reflected in the new pictorial language with works like “Still Life of Old Shoe” (1937) or “Constellations” (1940-1941) . The last section looks at the final stage of the Franco dictatorship, with works such as “May 1968″ (1968-1973) and the triptych “The Hope of the Condemned” (1974).

This exhibition, which is an itinerant, comes from the Tate Modern in London and can be seen in the Joan Miró Foundation until March 25, 2012. After this stage, Spanish, travel to the National Gallery in Washington.

To complement the exhibition, has made an audiovisual co-production with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in which people are interviewed environment Catalan Joan Miró and other highlights. In the exhibition catalog also listed by Mark Daniel, Matthew Gale, Teresa Montaner, Christopher Green, Kerryn Greenberg, William Jeffet, Maria Luisa Lax, Robert S. Lubar and Joan M. Minguet Batllori, and a complete timeline comparing the lives of Miró, the art world and the world situation.

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T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias in Armilla, Spain (VIDEO)

On October 13, 2011 T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias were in Armilla, Spain to attend the inauguration of the Campus Party Milenio.  Per Casa de Su Majestad el Rey (a rough translation):

T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia were in Armilla, Spain to preside over the inauguration of the Campus Party Milenio as part of celebrations for the millennium of the founding of the Kingdom of Granada, where he encouraged the generation of so-called ‘digital natives’ to ‘contribute significantly to the effects of ICTs” are geared increasingly towards sustained economic development, promoting entrepreneurship, international cooperation and a culture of universal respect for human rights.’

‘For several days going to share and exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas, not only in the field of new technologies and communications, in fact, become runway and an instrument of your projects-but in all it has to do with your concerns with your life and professional goals,’ said His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias, accompanied by Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Miguel Sebastián, the government delegate in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Luis Garcia Garrido, the Mayor of Armidale, Antonio Ayllon, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society, Juan Junquera, and the Minister of Presidency of the Junta de Andalucía and president of the Consortium for the Commemoration of the First Millennium Foundation the Kingdom of Granada, Mar Moreno, among other authorities.

Prince Felipe explained that ‘the model of ‘Campus Party’, an event that promotes networked digital culture in its broadest expression, innovation, technology, creativity, leisure is a splendid framework to implement and promote these objectives.’ He also warned of ‘power and influence of new forms of communication’ and ‘you have assumed responsibility toward others and toward yourself, in the strict and proper use of tools so influential.’

‘Meetings such as the” Millennium Campus Party are, in short, excellent opportunity to promote talent and innovation in a multicultural environment as shown in this room,’ said His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias, who recalled that ‘this format singular meeting-virtual and real at the same time, just gave his first steps in Andalucía for nearly fifteen years, probably reflecting the important position achieved by Spain in the field of ICT, as shown particularly high rates of our band access wide.’

After the inauguration, Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess of Asturias, began a tour of the Millennium Campus Party, where they could visit the area of Science, the Millennium Mod visited the Millennium Balloons project, the area of computer stations and innovation area, where they explained certain projects to be funded by the incubator Wayra. Subsequently able to visit the so-called “campus future”, where they saw the Icub humanoid robot and photovoltaic power, and in the Expo area, visited the stands of the consortium Science Park, Granada, GAES Hearing Centres, Guadalinfo and Movistar.

This event served as a meeting point and crossroads of cultures, where they come together innovation, technology, internet, science, democracy and peace. During the event were released the latest in technology, robotics and astronomy, and will showcase our entrepreneurs and an opportunity for the future.

According to organizers, Campus Party is today, the event technology and world’s largest internet in the areas of Innovation, Creativity, Science and Digital Entertainment. After 15 years of existence, has become the standard and essential event for understanding the new information technologies. In addition to editing known by all to be held in Valencia, the event went international with celebrations in cities around the world.

Millennium Campus Party, held at the fairgrounds in FERMASA (Armilla, Granada) between 12 and 16 October, addressed issues affecting the social reality that is experiencing the globalized world, focused on the Mediterranean. Millennium Campus Party spoke of innovation and leisure, democracy, social realities that occur in Mediterranean countries, the environment, cultures and put in relation with the common and unifying axis of digital culture and innovation.

Granada was for five days, the focus of the digital world, with the concentration of more than 600 guests that will ensure their presence through its work in the digital world in their respective countries. It has also undertaken a selection process through a collaborative network in which the value placed on innovative projects that were presented at this event.

The province of Granada already have work and experience in innovation and technology, examples such as the Sierra Nevada Observatory, the Health Technology Park, the resort Andasol, the Institute for Astrophysics and others too numerous to mention, make Granada provinces is more implementation has the ICT sector in economic activity.

In turn, thanks to internet and online video, Internet users could follow the event and interact in the same through social networks. The contents are spread not only in Spanish but also English and French. It also housed an exhibition area of the technology companies brought into contact with the participants of this issue and other public area of exhibition of scientific and technological, open to the public.

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T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia News (VIDEO)

On October 7, 2011, T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias were at the port of Alicante, Spain to visit the “…Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 fleet prior to the start of the Alicante qualifying race…”  There was also a christening ceremony whereupon H.R.H. Princess Letizia became the godmother of the team, Telefónica.

Per the official website for the royal house of Spain, Casa de Su Majestad el Rey:

…during the christening ceremony, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia were accompanied by the local dignitaries as well as others in the sailing world.  After a working meeting on the issues of craft technology and the impact economically in the region associated with holding the Volvo Ocean Race…

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T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Attend a Luncheon

In Córdoba, Spain, T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended a luncheon in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Foundation for Young Artists of the Antonino Gala.

Per the official website for the royal house of Spain, Casa de Su Majestad el Rey:

Previously, the Prince of Asturias had inaugurated the Professional Training Course in IES 2011/2012 “Angel de Saavedra” of Cordoba.

Accompanying Their Royal Highnesses and Antonio Gala at lunch, in addition to members of the Board and residents of the Foundation, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, José Antonio Griñán, Minister of Education, Ángel Gabilondo, and the Minister of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Rosa Aguilar, among others.

During his visit to the headquarters of the Foundation, the Prince had a chance to tour the exhibition. Anthology of young artists Antonio Gala Foundation.”

Antonio Gala Foundation for Young Artists is a private non-profit. Is funded by the economic cooperation of private entities, among which we should mention the Savings and Monte de Piedad Cordoba (CajaSur), which has an agreement of collaboration with Antonio Gala Foundation through its Foundation. The state government, regional and provincial levels have also supported various programs and activities of the Foundation Antonio Gala, awarding grants to these activities. Many individuals have also collaborated with Antonio Gala Foundation through financial donations. source

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