King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain are very efficiently preparing the young generation to take over the Kingdom one day. Yesterday, Princess of Asturias Leonor and her younger sister Infanta Sofia participated in the online session of the Book Day organized by the Cervantes Institute, the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish language, and in solidarity reading of Don Quixote .
Earlier in the day, King Felipe and Queen Letizia held a video conference with people in charge of the Cervantes Institute, headed by its director Luis García Montero; They wanted to expressly congratulate the poet, writer and architect Joan Margarit, the current Cervantes Prize, and they also made phone calls to the Mayor of Alcalá de Henares, the Rector of the University of Alcalá and the Minister of Culture. In all the conversations, the importance of Spanish in the world was discussed and the shared wishes have been valued so that the effects of the pandemic on Culture can be reversed as soon as possible.
The Cervantes Institute was created by Law 7/1991 of March 21. Its two main objectives are the promotion and teaching of the Spanish language and the dissemination of the culture of Spain and Latin America. King Felipe and Queen Letizia annually preside over their patronage and maintain a close relationship with this great Institution that received the Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities in 2005.
The reading has been started by the current Cervantes Prize 2019, Joan Margarit, which has been followed by Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía. Chapter I has been continued by the President of the Community of Madrid, the Minister of Culture, the mayor of Madrid and the president of the Círculo de Bellas Artes.
Chapter II has been started by Dr. Juan Jorge González Armengol, head of the Emergency Service of the Hospital Clinico San Carlos in Madrid and president of the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine. And in line with the sense of homage to all the professionals who are contributing from different areas, health, cleaning, and maintenance personnel will also intervene.
Later in the day, Palace of Zarzuela released a video in which both the young Princess thanked the frontline workers who are working amid the pandemic of COVID-19. Palace said “The Princess of Asturias and the Infanta Sofía wanted to join the collective feeling of gratitude to all the professionals who have been working intensively on the front line since the beginning of the health crisis.
Speaking in the video Leonor said,“ We want to thank all the people who are helping and caring for others, in so many ways; you are all important; thank you ”.And they have concluded with a direct personal greeting and a wish: “We send you a hug with all our affection and we hope all this will end soon. “
Later in the day, King Felipe and Queen Letizia had a telephonic conversation with various authorities of Cervantes Institute.