Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over the presentation of the “Electronic Biographical Dictionary (DBE)”, of the Royal Academy of History at the Royal Palace of El Pardo.
The presentation started with the National Anthem performed by a quartet from the Reina Sofía Music School.
The presentation was conducted by the actors Cayetana Guillén Cuervo and Fernando Cayo and directed by Ernesto Caballero, director of the National Drama Center-INAEM.
The Royal Academy of History has developed the electronic edition of the Dictionary as an open-source digital environment to connect historical-biographical interests. Not only is the network of institutions and people that have participated in the Spanish Biographical Dictionary project have access to it, but it can also be extended to the general public who would have the option of accessing cultural content online while contributing to the improvement of the project through their comments and contributions generating a syndication of contents.
The main objective of Electronic Biographical Dictionary is to create a cultural and social network around historical-biographical contents that are linked to all the territories that have been part, throughout the History, of the Spanish Administration. The first contribution of the electronic publication includes biographical data of the more than 40,000 characters. For each of them, their places, geographical areas and dates of birth and death, as well as the disciplinary areas in which they stood out, are provided.
In addition to the alphabetical location, a search is allowed for the label that exploits both the name and surnames and the pseudonyms, nicknames or titles of nobility by which the character can be known. From each of these secondary entries, it is sent to the main one, whose data can be exported in text format.
After the presentation a demonstration of the use of the “Electronic Biographical Dictionary”, was given by the in charge of the technical director of the DBE, Jaime Olmedo.
Speaking at the event King Felipe said,” This dictionary will become a work of reference, a work tool essential for researchers, professors, writers and scientists but also in a permanent source of consultation for students and for anyone who is curious to know and know more about our history. There is no digital project in the international arena like the one we are presenting today. With this Dictionary, the disclosure of our History and the talent of our historians are placed at the highest level of quality and world technology projection “.
For today’s event Queen Letizia stepped out in a look that took us back to November 2003 when the then Prince Felipe introduced her bride-to-be to the world at the same place – Royal Palace of El Pardo.
Queen Letizia chose an allover white look. She was wearing white Carolina Herrera tailored suit with a white satin top.
The ensemble consists of fitted jacket features a front pockets and the flared hem trouser.
Letizia paired the outfit with camel colour accessories. She was wearing Magrit pointed-toe cognac-leather salons with cross strips to hold the shoes.
Letizia was carrying Carolina Herrera two-toned Camelot handbag (Thanks to Nuria Tiburcio for the id)that belongs to label’s 2015 fall collection and currently retailing at sale for $195 at TheRealREal .
A new pair of Coolook Gold plated flower shaped long Hiedra earrings encrusted with natural fluorite and pink rose quartz finished the look. What your thought on Queen’s white look.