Queen Letizia of Spain was at the Royal Palace of Aranjuez today to learn more about the different adaptations of accessibility made at the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, managed by National Heritage, to attend the 31st meeting of the Royal Board on Disability and to present the Queen Letizia 2022 National Disability Awards.
After greeting the president of the National Heritage and the authorities, Letizia toured the building and was briefed on the various new facilities made available to accommodate the individuals with disabilities. Then Letizia presided over the 31st meeting of the Council of the Royal Board on Disability, made up of the Autonomous Communities and Cities, civil society on disability, as well as entities and experts from the academic and scientific field. Its work is aimed at planning and deploying key actions to build a strong and transformative disability agenda from territorial cooperation and civil dialogue.
During the meeting various agendas for 2024 were presented, discussed and approved along with the campaigns that will be run throughout the year to raise awareness. The Royal Disability Board works on three lines to achieve social inclusion of persons with disabilities: Develops studies and research, to better understand the situation of disability, Develop projects to ensure that people with disabilities have more and better educational opportunities to find employment, Develop programs to make society more accessible and have fewer barriers.
The last event of the day was held at the Charles III Theatre of the Royal Palace where Queen Letizia presented the 2022 National Queen Letizia Disability Awards. Convened by the Royal Board on Disability, which serve to recognise work for the inclusion and defence of the rights of persons with disabilities. Each year they are personally handed over by the Queen, as honorary president.
These awards, for the first time under the category of the National Award, are aimed at stimulating and recognizing the trajectory, dedication and contribution of public and private individuals and entities in the area of inclusion, human rights of persons with disabilities, with special attention to women and girls with disabilities, mothers and caregivers.
The awards are presented in 8 different Categories: Accessibility and Universal Design of Municipalities, Inclusive Sport, Inclusive Culture, Research and Innovation, inclusive education, Labour Inclusion, Gender Equality and the Eradication of Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities, Human Rights modality, two Special Mention awards.
What Queen Letizia wore to National Disability Awards
- Carolina Herrera Double-Faced Wool Coat – (Repeat – Debuted October 2022)
- Adolfo Dominguez Wrap-Around Dress with Side Lacing – (Repeat – Debuted September 2019)
- Unidentified Gold and Diamond Ribbon Design Earrings – (Repeat- Debuted May 2023)
- Corterno ‘Amor che tutto move’ Ring – (Repeat- Debuted January 2023)
- Carolina Herrera Doma Insignia Satchel in Cognac – (Repeat – Debuted November 2021)
- Magrit Beige Kitten heel Pumps – (New)