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(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Gives an Opening Speech at a Conference in Madrid.

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain opened the two-day conference entitled, Los Puentes de las Mujeres: Propuestas Desde el Sur Para el Cambio Global (Women’s Bridges: Proposals from the South for Global Change) held at the Edificio Humanidades UNED in Madrid.

Organized by the Fundación Mujeres por África, which Her Majesty Queen Letizia is Honorary President, the conference brings together 70 African political leaders, but also an important group of Latin American politicians and activists, as well as numerous heads of international organizations.

Per a press release about the conference:

“…Women’s Bridges. Bridges that women build with their solidarity, with their shared visions and objectives, working together. Bridges that, this time, are going to unite women from the south: African women with Latin American women, and also with the European women from the south, Spanish women, to make proposals to the international community.

Proposals that we have been working on with them for months on the basis of a basic document that the leaders are commenting on, expanding and enriching with their contributions, and to which we will dedicate the entire first afternoon of the conference, because that is what it is all about. It is about the women of the south making their voices, their arguments, their demands, their objectives heard. Objectives that are not only aimed at women, but at the international community, at global citizenship.

At the Fundación Mujeres por África we are going to take these proposals to all African and Latin American governments, to regional bodies and international agencies, to all organizations with power and influence, so that they are taken into account, as the most powerful women in Africa, as well as very influential Latin American women…”

(VIDEOS GALORE) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Warmly Welcome The Emir of Qatar to Madrid.

On the morning of Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain warmly welcomed Their Highnesses Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, The Emir of the State of Qatar, and Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani of Qatar, at Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid.

After the official welcoming reception, Their Majesties and Their Highnesses accompanied by the Chief of the Defense Staff, the Chief of the Military Quarter of the House of His Majesty the King, and the Chief of the Battalion reviewed the Battalion of Honors of the Spanish Royal Guard.

Thereafter, His Majesty King Felipe VI and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held a meeting at Palacio de La Zarzuela with Spanish and Qatari government officials.

In the afternoon, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia hosted a luncheon in honor of Their Highnesses Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, and Sheikha Jawaher Bint Hamad Bin Suhaim Al Thani state visit to Spain.

This evening there will be a glamourous gala state dinner… tiaras and all. I hope.

(VIDEO) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Visit the Municipality of Pinofranqueado.

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the municipality of Pinofranqueado, on the occasion of the centenary of King Alfonso XIII’s visit to the Las Hurdes region, in the province of Cáceres, Spain.

Upon their arrival, Their Majesties were warmly welcomed by hundreds of residents from Pinofranqueado and nearby towns. There were cheers with applause and shouts of Long live the King and Long Live the Queen.

After meeting with the residents, Their Majesties visited the town square where they enjoyed watching a folk dance of El Paleo a traditional dance from the area performed by young people.

Thereafter, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia participated in a meeting with the municipal corporation and the mayors from the surrounding area.

(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Presides Over the Delivery of the Medallas de Oro de Cruz Roja.

On the morning of Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the Medallas de Oro de Cruz Roja during the celebrations of Día Mundial de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja held at the Oceanogràfic in Valencia, Spain.

Today’s celebration and award ceremony paid tribute to the fundamental principles, values, history, and achievements of the Red Cross movement.

In her speech, Her Majesty Queen Letizia noted that the she has valued the diversity with which the recipents of the award and entities help society to “…be better…” Her Majesty also highlighted the constant commitment of the Red Cross with “…every human being who needs help anywhere in the world, vulnerable due to wars, COVID-10, lack of opportunities, migratory movements due to poverty, climate change or armed conflicts, and that are a challenge for the Red Cross.” 

(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Attends the Conference, Competitive Advantages of Filming in Spain: Shooting in Spain, Focus on USA.

On the morning of Monday, May 9, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Mr. Reyes Maroto, and by the United States Ambassador to Spain, Ms. Julissa Reynoso, attended the conference entitled, Competitive Advantages of Filming in Spain: Shooting in Spain, Focus on USA, held at the Auditorio ICEX in Madrid. The conference is being held under the framework of a “…promotion plan for the audiovisual sector…” according to a press release for the conference.

Organized by ICEX, the conference consisted of several round table discussions regarding the state of the audiovisual industry in Spain, including its:

“…strengths, business opportunities, as well as the advantages for the making of movies and entertainment content. Spain has a rich and varied selection of filming locations safe and easily accessible, along with some very attractive tax incentives which make the country an exceptional destination when it comes to filming, television, and advertising”.

(VIDEOS) TMs King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Premios Nacionales de Investigación 2021.

On Thursday, May 5, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the Premios Nacionales de Investigación 2021 (Investigation National Awards 2021) held at the Auditori del Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Attends the Premios Reina Letizia 2021 in Mérida.

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain attended the Premios Reina Letizia 2021 held at the Asamblea de Extremadura in Mérida, Spain.

The Premio Reina Letizia 2021 aims to support the rights of people with disabilities and to ensure social inclusion, equal opportunities, rehabilitation, and prevention of disabilities. During today’s ceremony six awards and three special mentions were presented in seven different categories. Per the Spanish royal court:

  1. In the modality of Defense of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the award went to the Fundación CERMI Mujeres, for establishing itself as a benchmark for disability feminism from an intersectional approach, as well as for its work in the approval of Organic Law 2 /2020 for the eradication of forced sterilization and its pioneering work in supporting women with disabilities during the pandemic. The president of the CERMI Women Foundation, Ms. Marta Valencia, received the award.
  2. In addition, in this category, the jury awarded a Special Mention to the candidacy of Mr. Óscar Moral, a lawyer with a disability, for his long and continuous work defending the rights of people with disabilities.
  3. In the Inclusive Sport category , the award went to the First Inclusive Games of the Sanitas Foundation, for his long history of more than eleven years in the work of inclusive sport where people with disabilities participate and achieve success in accordance with article 30 of the Convention. The Premio Reina Letizia for inclusive culture has been awarded to the project Valorarte: The Creativity of Unexplored Talent of the Laborvalía Association, for bringing together in an inspiring way the artistic role of people with disabilities with more support needs; productive co-creation with renowned plastic artists from the Spanish and international scene; the multi-channel format and the connection with the territory. The General Director of the Sanitas Foundation, Ms. Yolanda Erburu, received the award.
  4. Likewise, in this modality it was decided to grant a Special Mention to the project ‘If Talía were Blind’, of the National Organization of the Spanish Blind (ONCE) , a choral cultural construction with a great load of suggestions in which the visual and performing arts are fed. and mutually expand to offer the audience a total show in which people with disabilities are completely the owners of the artistic fact, which Mr. Andrés Ramos collected.
  5. In the category of Accessible Technology , the ‘Dactyls’ project of the ONCE Foundation for the Care of People with Deafblindness (FOAPS) was awarded for its significant impact on the autonomy of this group, taking advantage of the potential of technology to promote communication, and that it also has a great didactic utility by standardizing and unifying the signs and allowing systematized access to know the existing information on deafblindness. The coordinator of the Technical Unit for Sodoblindness of ONCE and patron of FOAPS, Ms. Raquel Alba, collected the award.
  6. In research  the ‘PiTDAHgoras’ project was awarded for being a solvent initiative, at no cost to the beneficiaries, that promotes the child development of girls and boys with ADD. A work that is developed in an interdisciplinary way, and that bases its application on games as therapy and learning. The project director, Mr. David Delgado, received the award.
  7. In the category of ‘Accessibility and Universal Design of Municipalities’, the award went to Merida Inclusiva, for the decisive commitment of this municipality to universal accessibility, so that all citizens, without exception, participate in this heritage city. The acting mayor of Mérida, Carmen Yáñez, received the award.
  8. In addition, in this modality, a Special Mention for Inclusive Culture was awarded to Inmaculada Vivas Tesón for her professional career in the work of people with disabilities, as well as for her academic and research career in the legal field, developing compliance with the precepts set forth in the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  9. In Labor Inclusion of People with Disabilities, the jury decided to declare this category Void, as the candidates submitted did not meet the quality and commitment required by the call.

For each category, a single prize has been awarded, which consisted of a commemorative diploma and a physical award, created by a disabled designer.

The awards ceremony ended with a flamenco performance from Extremadura by the disabled singer, Tomás Lara.”

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Photos courtesy of the Spanish royal court