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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