On June 30, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain hosted an outing at the Teatro Real in Madrid for the first wives and companions participating in the 32nd NATO Summit.
Upon her arrival, Her Majesty was warmly welcomed by the President of the Board of Trustees of the Teatro Real Foundation, Mr. Gregorio Marañón, and the Director of the Teatro Real, Mr. Ignacio García-Belenguer.
Thereafter, the first wives and companions arrived including the First Lady of the Republic of France, Her Excellency Brigitte Macron and the husband of the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, His Excellency Gauthier Christian Destenay to name a few.
After a photo-op on the Teatro Real stage, Her Majesty along with her guests proceeded to the Falla Hall where they had breakfast with representatives from the Teatro Real.
In the afternoon, Her Majesty Queen Letizia and her guests arrived in the Grand Ballroom, to watch a concert by singer, Mr. Kiki Morente and watched the rehearsal of the opera, Nabucco.
On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by the First Lady of the United States Her Excellency Dr. Jill Biden visited the Centro de Recepción, Atención y Derivación (CREADE) in Pozuelo de Alarcon.
The CREADE is one of the first of four refugee reception centers, authorized by the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, created since the beginning of the the war in Ukraine. The purpose of CREADE is to provide work and temporary residency permits to those displaced by the war. Since March 11, 2022, the CREADE has helped more than 20,000 Ukrainian refugees. Today, more than 17,000 refugees have received temporary residency and work permits.
During today’s visit, Her Majesty Queen Letizia and First Lady Dr. Biden spoke with several Ukrainian families living in the center. The families informed Her Majesty and the First Lady about the conflict in Ukraine as well as the help CREADE has provided for them since they arrived in Spain.
Her Majesty Queen Letizia and First Lady Dr. Biden also held a meeting with representatives from various institutions and organizations that have helped the refugees at the center by providing them with different services, such as documentation, socio-labour guidance, and psychological as well as health care.
On the morning of Monday, June 27, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain warmly welcomed the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, to Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid.
First Lady Dr. Biden and the President of the United States, His Excellency Joseph R. Biden, are in Spain to attend the NATO Summit beginning on June 29 – 30, 2022 at the IFEMA Fairgrounds in Madrid.
After a brief photo-op for the press, Her Majesty and the First Lady held a private meeting in the palace.
In the afternoon, Her Majesty Queen Letizia and First Lady Dr. Biden visited the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer in Madrid.
During their visit, Her Majesty, as Honorary President of the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer, and First Lady Dr. Biden, were informed about the services offered by the AECC for patients and relatives, which works to correct the inequities caused by Cancer and the effort to increase Cancer survival to 70% in 2030 through research.
On the morning of June 22, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, as Honorary President, presided over the Fundación FAD Juventud Board of Trustees meeting held at the headquarters of the Banco de España in Madrid.
According to the Spanish royal court, during today’s meeting the “…basis for the change of the company name of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction (FAD), now the Fad Youth Foundation, was presented…”
While a majority of reigning European monarchs were in Oslo yesterday to attend the gala dinner for Her Royal Highness Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain remained in Madrid to carry out her duties.
On Friday, June 17, 2022, Her Majesty presided over the Fundación Residencia de Estudiantes Board of Trustees meeting in Madrid. Residencia de Estudiantes is one of the most important cultural centers in Spain.
On the afternoon, of June 15, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over a meeting with the Board of Trustees from the Fundación Comité Español de los Colegios del Mundo Unido (United World Colleges: Spanish Foundation Committee) held at Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid.
United World Colleges are made up of 18 schools and colleges on four continents. The majority of the schools and colleges focus on the 16-19 age group, with some also catering to younger students. Each school and college has its unique location and character and is dedicated to nurturing young people’s energy and idealism into empathy, responsibility, and lifelong action. The UWC National Committees are located in over 150 countries and territories and can reach and select young people from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
United World Colleges also believes that money should not be a barrier to a good education. More than 80% of students selected by UWC national committees receive full or partial financial assistance, funded by various generous supporters. The UWC Refugee Initiative has also been funding full scholarships to displaced young people from conflict hotspots
Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain are Patrons of the United World College; moreover, Her Royal Highness Princess Leonor of Asturias, the eldest daughter of Their Majesties and heir to the Spanish throne, currently studying for her International Baccalaureate at the UWC Atlantic College in Wales.
Her Royal Highness Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, second daughter of Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, is also a student at the UWC Atlantic College.
Recently, Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant, eldest daughter of Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium and heir to the Belgian throne, graduated from the UWC Atlantic College. Currently, the princess is a student at Oxford University in Oxford, England.
On Monday, June 13, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Colegio Oficial de Médicos in Madrid to attend the presentation of the medical report, Libro Blanco del Cáncer de Piel en España.
The Libro Blanco del Cáncer de Piel en España is an initiative of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV) that collects, for the first time in Spain, the scientific evidence for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of the most common skin cancers in Spain.
According to the report, more than 78,000 new patients are diagnosed with skin cancer, of which almost 95% have non-melanoma skin cancer, with a clearly underestimated care burden.
The medical report establishes the bases for consensus and homogenization of patient care in Spain, with the aim of avoiding inequalities in care between Autonomous Communities or even between hospitals.
The overall recommendation is that dermatologists should be the reference specialists to treat all skin tumors.