The Spanish Royal Family began the busy day with an audience today. King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia received the winners of the “End of Career 2021” awards from the University of Oviedo; the winners of the “Medallas de Asturias 2022” as well as the presidents of the juries of the Awards, the members of the Princess of Asturias and the Princess of Asturias Foundation boards, and the Princess of Asturias Awards 2022.
The audience took place in the Council Room of the Hotel Reconquista where the Spanish Royal Family are staying during their time in Oviedo. Oviedo holds a special place in the family. It’s not just the part of the Princess of Asturias Kingdom – the title held by the Spanish heir to the throne but also the birthplace of Queen Letizia.
A video of the day.
After greeting the guests in the council room, The royal moved towards the Covadonga Hall, where they met with the presidents of the Juries of the Princess of Asturias Awards, members of the Board of Trustees and patrons emeritus and, finally, the winners of the “Princess of Asturias Awards 2022”, to whom Princess Leonor presented the Foundation’s badge.
The audience and presentation of the foundation badge is an annual event held every year on the morning of the Princess of Asturias awards presentation. Princess Leonor presented the Foundation insignia to Teresa Perales, Princess of Asturias Award for Sports, Literature, Arts, Concord.
Awarded by The Princess of Asturias Foundation – a private non-profit institution, The Princess of Asturias awards recognizes the scientific, technical, cultural, social, and humanitarian work carried out by people or/and organizations in and outside of Spain.
The Foundation was established in 1980 to highlight the role of the Kingdom and Royal Family in the country and the then Prince of Asturias – Felipe, was its first Honorary President who remains the same until 2014 when he became the King of Spain. Since 2014 Felipe’s elder daughter Princess Leonor holds the Honorary Presidency of the foundation.
Moving towards today’s Style details – After last night’s dazzling outing, the Spanish Royal ladies chose to go Monochrome today.
Queen Letizia of Spain was wearing her Ana Cherubina Didi Dress that she first wore in June 2019 at the Order of Garter service in the UK.
The €280 dress was described as, “The DIDI dress is made of twill fabric with an excellent fall and softness. It has fantastic puff sleeves with lantern cups and buttoned cuffs. The Perkins-type collar brings a touch of unique elegance topped on the left side by small lined buttons. It is a midi-length dress, with a silhouette cut at the waist by a sash drawn with stitching. Its print is exclusive to Cherubina”.
Queen Letizia teamed up the outfit with her Australian pearls and diamond white gold earrings.
Letizia was wearing a pair of Nina Ricci black suede kitten heels.
Her Karen Hallam ring was not missing either.
Princess Leonor of Spain chose a black Carolina Herrera tweed polka dot suit for the audience.
Leonor was wearing her mother, Queen Letizia’s tear-drop diamond earrings that Letizia first wore at the same event in 2014. But later on, Leonor changed her earrings to disc ones.
The Princess was wearing black Carolina Herrera pumps.
Infanta Sofia was wearing a Hugo Boss striped asymmetric hem dress. Thanks to letizia_de_princesa_a_reina for the id.
Sofia paired the outfit with navy Lodi suede Mocley-X pumps.
Tonight, The Royal Family will be presenting the awards. They will be joining Queen Sofia for the occasion.