King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia presided over the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Cervantes Institute and the lunch with the Board of Trustees of the Cervantes Institute and the Ibero-American ambassadors accredited in Spain at the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. October is set to be a very busy month for the Spanish Royal family.
King Felipe is the Honorary President of Cervantes Institute. The Cervantes Institute is a public institution founded by Spain in 1991 for the promotion and teaching of the Spanish language and for the dissemination of Spanish and Latin American culture. With two headquarters in Madrid and in Alcalá de Henares, the birthplace of the writer Miguel de Cervantes, the Institute’s centres are spread over four continents.
The objectives and functions of the Cervantes Institute are to organize general and special courses in Spanish, as well as in the co-official languages in Spain; Issue official Spanish DELE diplomas on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and organize the exams for obtaining them; Update teaching methods and teacher training; Support the work of Hispanists; Participate in programs for the dissemination of the Spanish language and culture in Spanish; Carry out cultural dissemination activities in collaboration with other Spanish and Latin American organizations and with entities from the host countries; Manage the largest network of Spanish libraries in the world.
Ahead of the meeting, King Felipe presented the “Ñ 2022 Prize” to Gabriele Morelli, Italian Hispanic philologist, professor at the University of Bergamo -and specialist in the Generation of 27 and the avant-gardes, in recognition of his work in the dissemination and international promotion of the Spanish language.
The awards recognize the individuals or organisations for their outstanding work of dissemination and international promotion of the Spanish language, for their special support for these objectives, or for a trajectory of exceptional dedication to them.
Addressing the gathering, King Felipe said, “the data presented today by the Cervantes Institute are optimistic and hopeful. Pre-pandemic levels have not yet been recovered, but the figures reflect a progressive recovery in the number of enrollments, students and Spanish courses around the world”.
Moving towards Queen Letizia Style – The Spanish Queen brought back a familiar look with a new touch of rose gold and diamonds. Queen Letizia was wearing her red Ana Cherubina Suzie Midi Dress that she first wore in July this year at the National sports awards.
Letizia was wearing Suzie Midi Dress from Seville-based designer Ana Cherubina that she first wore in 2019 at the Armed Forces day. The €280 crepe dress features a cross-over design, short sleeves with shoulder gathers (super flattering), cut at the waist with a button, and a plunging neckline.
This time the 50-years old Spanish Queen paired the dress with her nude Carolina Herrera slingback pumps.
The new touch of the element was a gorgeous pair of earrings. Queen Letizia of Spain wore Gold and Roses Needle earrings. Thanks to Letizia_de_princesa_a_reina for the id. The €1680 earrings were described as, “I AM RED is a statement of principles and sentiments through red: love, beauty and liberty. 18kt rose gold earrings with diamonds (0,26 ct) and rubies (0,32 ct).”
And her Karen Hallam ring was not missing either.
Tomorrow, Queen Letizia will attend an Institutional act of “World Mental Health Day 2022”, under the slogan “Like mental health – For the right to grow in well-being” at Impact Hub Piedmont in Madrid.