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.
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 Monday, June 13, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the Oath of Allegiance to the Spanish Constitution and Loyalty to the King ceremony of new lawyers held at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain.
The taking of the Oath and Loyalty to the King formalizes the roughly 300 new young lawyers’ commitment to the legal profession and to the King.
During today’s ceremony, His Majesty King Felipe VI received the ICAM Medal of Honor for his 25th anniversary as an Honorary Member of the Madrid Bar Association (ICAM) from the Dean of the Madrid Bar Association, Mr. Jose Maria Alonso.
In 1993, His Majesty King Felipe VI received his law degree from the Madrid Autonomous University. Thereafter, His Majesty received his Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, in Washington DC.
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.
On Friday, June 10, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended day one of the Imperdible05 COTEC Innovation Festival held at the Finca La Estación de Otero de Herreros in Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain.
Organized by the COTEC Foundation, in collaboration with the Iberdrola, the purpose of the festival is to present 25 experiences of innovation in rural areas to address depopulation.