On Monday, October 21, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias held audiences at Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid with representatives from the Federación Española de Párkinson, Centro de Educación Infantil and Primaria Bilingüe “Príncipe de Asturias” and writers as well as editors from the Spanish fashion and beauty magazine Telva.
On Sunday, October 20, 2013, Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan turned 79 years young. On the occasion of her special day the empress “…answer[ed] questions from the media…” according to the Mainichi News and the Japan Times.
On Monday, October 21, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain arrived in the city of Alcorcón to participate in the opening of the new building of the Fundación Banco de Alimentos de Madrid (Food Bank Foundation of Madrid).
According to the Spanish royal court, the Fundación Reina Sofía and the Federación Española de Bancos de Alimentos helped fund the construction of the new building as well as the premises surrounding.