Queen Letizia of Spain was at the San Francisco Cultural Complex in Cáceres to preside over the annual Princess of Girona Foundation (FPdGi) Awards in Social Category, which awards young social entrepreneurs with projects that encourage the integration of marginalized groups or at risk of exclusion.
Upon arrival, Letizia was received by the President of the Junta de Extremadura and the Minister of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare.
The FPdGi is a private foundation that aspires to be a benchmark at the state level in supporting young people in their professional and personal development, putting a special interest in finding the talented young people who serve as contemporary references to other young people.
Every year on the awards day, before the act of proclamation of the FPdGi Awards, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the morning, around 200 young people attend the Challenge of Disruptive Innovation event that Xavier Verdaguer and his Imagine Creativity Center team propose on a topic related to the category of the prize that is announced. The main awards will be presented by both King and Queen in June.
Queen Letizia met with Xavier Verdaguer and the candidates participating in this year’s challenge.
The initiative aims to increase the presence of the country’s young people and their social presence, rewarding annually the trajectory of four leaders in the business, scientific, cultural and social fields, who have stood out for their entrepreneurial and innovative attitude, as well as for their transformative capacity. The FPdGi wants to show, once again, its commitment to the construction, throughout Spain, of a community in which talent and training guarantee future opportunities for young people. This year the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards are endowed with 20,000 euros, double that of previous editions.
Queen was introduced to the jury members before a video presentation of the 2019 Award Tour and the “Challenge” was projected and the general director of the Princess of Girona Foundation, Mònica Margarit, spoke about the tenth anniversary, the awards, the presentation tour and the educational and employability programs.
Coinciding with its 10th anniversary, the FPdGi has created a new international recognition that rewards the trajectory of young people from any country in the world in any of the four categories mentioned. At the end of November, the registration of candidates was closed, and the proclamation of the winner will be made in Girona after the meeting of a prestigious jury.
Before leaving Letizia met with the members of the public waiting for her outside the complex.
For the day, Letizia chose a two-piece red suit by Spanish fashion designer Roberto Torretta.
The suit belongs to the designers Fall/Winter 2017/18 collection and Queen debuted it in March 2018 at the capitulations of Valladolid.
Letizia wore red pumps from Felipe Varela that she has in her wardrobe for a long time.
And was carrying her Carolina Herrera ‘Maysa’ clutch bag.
Her Gold & Roses Double Dagger Earrings finished the whole look.