His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias held audiences at Palacio de La Zarzuela with representatives from the Asociación de Empresarios Emprendedores de la Comunidad de Madrid (ASECAM), board members from the Asociación y del Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos de España, and representatives from the Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Conservas de Pescados y Mariscos (ANFACO-CECOPESCA).
The prince also met with “… first year students of the Bachelor of Science…” from the Universidad de Jaén.
On December, 16, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge attended the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards held at ExCel in London. Also in attendance was Ms. Zara Philips, daughter of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal and granddaughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On December 17, 2012, His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan celebrated the 105th National Day held at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan. Please click here to read His Majesty’s speech to his people (in English).
On Monday, December 17, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain presided over the meeting of the governing board of the Consejo del Real Patronato Sobre Discapacidad at Palacio de La Zarzuela. Her Majesty is Honorary President of this organization.
His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium attended the 84th Trophée National du Mérite Sportif (National Sports Merit Award) held at the Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles on December 17, 2012. During the ceremony the prince presented the merit award to Belgian sailor, Ms. Evi Van Acker.