King Felipe and Queen Letizia Commemorated International Book Day


King Felipe and Queen Letizia marked International Book Day
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the Headquarters of the Cervantes Institute at Alcala de Henares in Madrid to mark the International Book Day. The Book day is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. The first World Book Day was celebrated on 23 April 1995 and continues to be recognized on that day.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the Headquarters of the Cervantes Institute at Alcala de Henares in Madrid to mark the International Book Day
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Every year on this day, King Felipe and Queen Letizia present the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcalá but this year due to the pandemic, the prize was delivered to the winner of this edition poet Francisco Brines.

Felipe and Letizia enjoyed a theatrical performance of two actors from the young National Classical Theater
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The Cervantes  Institute is the public institution created by Spain in 1991 to universally promote the teaching, study, and use of Spanish and to contribute to the dissemination of Hispanic cultures abroad.  It is present in 88 cities in 45 countries, through its centers, classrooms, and extensions, on the five continents. In addition, it has two offices in Spain, the headquarters in Madrid and the headquarters in Alcalá de Henares.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia during the tour of University of Alcalá on Internatinal Book Day
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The Royal couple also enjoyed a theatrical performance of two actors from the young National Classical Theater Company who performed a dramatized reading of a fragment of Lope de Vega’s play “El Perro del hortelano” followed by actor José Sacristán, who read a story by Miguel Delibes “El Pueblo en la Cara”, a poem by Mª Elena Walsh “Estación Claridad” and a verse by Antonio Machado “Don Francisco Giner de Los Ríos”.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia marked International Book Day with a visit to Univeristy
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A commemorative plaque was unveiled to mark the day. Felipe and Letizia held a brief meeting with the attendees, among whom were representatives of the students of the University of Alcalá. During this year the Instituto Cervantes focuses on the inauguration of two spaces.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the Headquarters of the Cervantes Institute
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The first is the patrimonial library of the Instituto Cervantes, in the Colegio del Rey – its headquarters in the city of Complutense – with a sample of contemporary poetry curated by Jesús Munárriz. The second, the presence of the Cervantes Institute in the Center of Resources for Learning and Research (CRAI) of the University of Alcalá de Henares, in Plaza San Diego, with the availability of more than 10,000 works on Teaching Methodology and Learning Spanish and Applied Linguistics.

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For the day, Queen Letizia of Spain chose a simple yet stylish look. She was wearing her blue Massimo Dutti Ribbed knit dress that was debuted in  June 2020.

Queen Letizia of Spain wore a gorgeous Massimo Dutti V-neck dress with belt
Massimo Dutti V-neck dress with belt

The €79.95 gorgeous dark blue Massimo Dutti V-neck dress with belt features long sleeves, ribbed detailing on the bodice, tie belt, and flared skirt.

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Upon arrival, Queen was seen wearing her white Felipe Varela coat.

Queen Letizia wore her Magrit Patent Leather Pumps
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Today, Letizia teamed up the dress with Magrit blue leather pumps with black detailing.

Queen Letizia carried her Magrit Hawa Clutch
Magrit Hawa Clutch

She was carrying her Magrit Hawa clutch.

Queen Letizia wore her Bulgari Aquamarine hoops
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Letizia finished the look with her Bulgari aquamarine hoops and

Queen Letizia wore Karen Hallam Signature Ring
Karen Hallam Signature Ring

her Karen Hallam signature ring.

 


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