On Tuesday, December 10, Her Royal Highness Princess Letizia of Asturias presided over the Medallas de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes held at Palacio Real de El Pardo in Madrid. 

According to the Spanish royal court this award recognizes:

“…individuals and organizations that have excelled in the field of artistic and cultural creation or have rendered notable service in the promotion, development and dissemination of art and culture and conservation of artistic heritage.”