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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