On October 11, 2012, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain along with Infanta Elena presided over the annual meeting of the Patronato del Instituto Cervantes at the Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid. His Majesty is honorary president of the Instituto Cervantes.
According to the Spanish royal court the Instituto Cervantes is:
“… Instituto Cervantes is a public institution created by Spain in 1991 for the promotion and teaching of the Spanish language and dissemination of Spanish and Latin American culture. It is headquartered in Madrid and in Alcalá de Henares, birthplace of the writer Miguel de Cervantes. Currently there are several Instituto Cervantes on four continents…”
After the meeting Their Majesties along with Infanta Elena attended a luncheon with those who attended this morning’s meeting.