Today King Felipe and Queen Letizia presided over the ceremony of the Princess of Asturias Awards 2018, that was held at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo. The royal couple was also accompanied by Felipe’s mother Queen Sofia.
This year’s award winners include Martin Scorsese, Alma Guillermoprieto, Amref Health Africa, Reinhold Messner and Krzysztof Wielicki, Fred Vargas, Michael J Sandel, Svante Pääbo and Sylvia A. Earle.
Felipe and Letizia delivered the awards on the behalf of Princess of Asturias Leonor. The Princess of Asturias Foundation is a private non-profit organization with objectives to contribute to the exaltation and promotion of all scientific, cultural and humanistic values are universal heritage.
The foundation title is a reference to the Principality of Asturias, a title that is traditionally hold by the heirs of the Crown of Spain.
King Felipe has been Honorary President of the Foundation since its establishment in 1980. After his proclamation as King of Spain on June 19, 2014, His daughter and the heir of the Spanish throne, the Princess of Asturias, Leonor, holds the Presidency of this institution.
A video of Royal Family’s arrival at the ceremony.
Coming to the sartorial details of the day, Every year when I look at Queen’s appearance at this ceremony, I always say this is her best look ever, and every year I have to repeat this statement.