On Tuesday, Spanish King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the annual meeting of Institute of Cervantes’s Board of Trustees at the Royal Palace of El Pardo in Madrid.
The Instituto Cervantes is the public institution created by Spain in 1991 for the promotion and teaching of the Spanish language and for the dissemination of Spanish and Latin American culture. Its headquarters are in Madrid and Alcalá de Henares, the birthplace of the writer Miguel de Cervantes, while the centers of the Institute are spread over four continents.
They were joined by the Nobel Prize for Literature Mario Vargas Llosa; the director of the Royal Spanish Academy Santiago Muñoz Machado; the director of the Royal Academy of History and president of the Institute of Spain, Carmen Iglesias; the president of the Film Academy, Mariano Barroso; the flamenco singer Carmen Linares or the rector of the University of Granada, Pilar Aranda. Other members of the board of trustees have participated in the meeting virtually.
At the beginning of the session, the scientific director of the Biobank of the National Center for Oncological Research (CNIO) and general secretary of RAICEX, Network of Associations of Spanish Researchers and Scientists Abroad, Eva Ortega-Paíno, presented a presentation on Spanish as a scientific language.
The director of the Institute, Luis García Montero, and the general secretary, Carmen Noguero, explained how the most notable academic and cultural data of the course were closed due to the coronavirus crisis, they have advanced the objectives and forecasts of the new course. The meeting also discussed the Strategic Plan 2021-2023 and the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the creation of the institution next year.
For the day Queen Letizia chose a simple monochrome look. She was wearing a black short sleeve blouse featuring a keyhole at the front paired with a black high-waist full skirt. The label of both pieces is still unknown.
Debuted in 2015, we last saw the skirt in June 2018 at the International Deaf-Blind Day.
Queen paired the outfit with her black and white Magrit Pumps and Ivi clutch.
Her Karen Hallam ring was not missing either.