Queen Letizia of Spain today visited Ágora Sociocultural Center in A Coruña to announce the winner of Princess Girona Foundation’s award in Social Category for the year 2020.
The FPdGi annually announces the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards with the will to promote and encourage initiative and effort, scientific research and artistic creativity, solidarity and talent development of young entrepreneurs and innovators who show concern for building a world more just in a globalized environment, and they have the ability to take risks and the motivation necessary to induce changes in society.
The foundation presents five awards every year: Princess of Girona Social Foundation Award, Princess of Girona Foundation Award Scientific Research, Princess of Girona Foundation Arts and Letters Award, Princess of Girona Foundation Award Company, International Princess of Girona Foundation Award.
The awards proclamation tour began on February 12, 2020, in Valencia where the name of the new FPdGi Scientific Research Award was announced. Two weeks later (February 28), the FPdGi Tour arrives in A Coruña with the announcement of the FPdGi Social Prize. In this city, a new challenge will be launched for young people. On this occasion, attendees will seek creative solutions to prevent loneliness of the elderly.
Logroño will host on March 12 the proclamation of the Arts and Letters category. Before knowing the name of the new winner, an entrepreneurial challenge will be offered to attendees who will have the opportunity to work as a team to find ideas to create a new world by recycling the old one. The last stop of the Tour will take place on March 26 in Toledo. In this city, the winner of the Company category will be announced and the following challenge will be launched: “Perform more by working better: how to improve productivity at work”.
Today, during the visit Queen Letizia attended an innovative workshop in which 300 young people participated to solve problems with entrepreneurial initiatives from of a disruptive methodology, about the motto: “Home alone: ideas to prevent loneliness of the elderly.”
Doña Letizia received the greeting of the jurors, just before the deliberation and election of the winner in the “Social” category of the FPdGi Prize.
Letizia also attended a screening of a video presentation of the 2020 Proclamations Tour after which an onstage debate was conducted.
The event ended with the screening of the videos “Generación Diálogo” and “Cine Paradiso” and the Queen spoke with the winners, assistants and guests at this ceremony.
Now to What Letizia Wore – Queen chose a very professional look for the event. She debuted a new pine green blazer suit from her go-to label, Carolina Herrera. Thanks to Nuria for the fab id.
The suit consists of Carolina Herrera Two-Button Wool-Blend Jacket and Trouser. The $2590 Two-Button Wool-Blend Jackethas notch lapels and classic two-button stance. The fully lined piece has a center back vent, button detail on the wrists.
The $1290 Straight-Leg Wool-Blend Pantsare designed with a high waist and straight-leg cut. The unlined pants have back pleat, straight leg silhouette with Concealed hook and zip fastening on front.
Both pieces were part of label’s Spring Summer 2019 Collection and are now sold out.
Underneath the blazer, she was wearing a metallic green silk top with pine green detailing at the neckline.
Letizia paired the outfit with her Magrit Lissette pumps.
Her Gold & Roses white gold and diamond double dagger earrings and
Today King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended the opening of IFEMA Fair Madrid. The 39th edition of Art Fair is being held in the Spanish capital from February 26th to March 01.
The annual event has a special presence from Brazil and Argentina this year. ARCOmadrid 2020 gathers a total of 209 galleries from 30 countries.
Upon arrival, King Felipe and Queen Letizia started the tour of the fair from the Hall 7 and 9 of IFEMA. The halls has special galleries featuring the spaces of El País, “It’s just a matter of time”, Timothy Taylor, Perrotin (French gallery), Hauser & Wirth, Helga de Alvear (Madrid gallery), Luisa Strina (Brazilian gallery), Mira Madrid (Valencian gallery which has just opened space in Madrid), Joan Prats (Catalan gallery), Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid gallery), Massimo Minini and Francesca Minini (Italian galleries), the Opening Zone and the ABC and El Mundo newspaper.
Felipe and Letizia visiting the galleries.
The mission of the ART Fair is to encourage the innovation and research in the field of Art while giving a strong platform to the upcoming artists.
The central theme of the fair this year is “It’s Just a Matter of Time” featuring the work of Félix González-Torres. “It’s Just a Matter of Time” is the special proposal of this edition. A section curated by Alejandro Cesarco and Mason Leaver-Yap, with Manuel Segade in the discursive program, made up of 16 artists from 13 galleries.
For its part, “Dialogues”, composed of ten galleries selected by Agustín Pérez Rubio and Lucía Sanromán, offers an analysis of contemporary creation focused on the dialogue between two creators, paying special attention to the practices of women’s art in Latin America, and the sharing of the work of artists of different generations. And the “Opening” program is once again the space for discovering new proposals in ARCOmadrid. The 21 galleries selected by Tiago de Abreu Pinto and Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, represent the commitment of the young international gallery.
During the visit, the royal couple received briefings of each gallery and exhibitions being hosted during the Art Fair.
Originally the $415 dress features red floral print on black base, long sleeves, gathered and puffed shoulders with pleated mid length skirt. Its vaporous cut accommodates wide slits at the hem and adjusts with an invisible zipper at the back.
The Duchess of Cambridge joined a SportsAid event dedicated to championing the parents and guardians of talented young athletes while highlighting the important role they continue to play in British sporting success on a visit to the London Stadium today.
SportsAidis the only national charity (#1111612) of its kind – helping young British sportsmen and women aspiring to be the country’s next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and world champions. SportsAid was established in 1976 and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. SportsAid originally acted as the major source of financial support for the country’s elite athletes before the arrival of National Lottery funding through UK Sport in 1997. SportsAid then began to focus purely on the next generation of young talented athletes and continues to play that role today.
The Duchess has been the Patron of SportsAid since 2013 and has met many talented young athletes helped by the charity, as well as Olympians and Paralympians who were previous beneficiaries at training days, performance workshops and fundraising events. The visit came a matter of months before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games get underway.
The Duchess has arrived at the @LondonStadium’s Indoor Track with @TJL1967. She has been greeted by a taekwondo demonstration from Lutalo Muhammad and Mia Pachansky. She will now be given an insight into track and field while meeting SportsAid athletes, parents and guardians! pic.twitter.com/B1rUJhGT4S
SportsAid supports over 1,000 athletes each year with a financial award, recognition of their potential and a range of personal development opportunities. The majority are aged 12-18, still in full-time education and are reliant on their parents and guardians to cover the costs of their sport. The overall average annual spend for a SportsAid athlete has risen from £5,022 to £7,089 over the last decade.
Kensington Palace said, “This is often the first recognition an athlete receives from outside their support network and acts as a motivational boost. These athletes are the country’s brightest sporting prospects. They are nominated to SportsAid by the national governing bodies of more than 60 sports. Most of them receive no funding, other than that from SportsAid, which means they rely heavily on their parents for support. The typical value of a SportsAid award is £1,000. The parents and guardians are often the ‘team behind the team’ and the financial element is just one of the many crucial forms of unseen support that they provide. They willingly take on many different roles – including that of taxi driver, personal assistant, sports psychologist and lead nutritionist. Most athletes train twice a day and travel nearly 1,500 miles every month to train and compete.”
The Duchess is being given an in-depth introduction to track and field as she learns more about the starting blocks, including the differences for para athletes, with coach Coral Nourrice, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Danny Sidbury and Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker! pic.twitter.com/m4ALiA7qGI
SportsAid has supported tens of thousands of athletes during the critical early stages of their careers, with Sir Mo Farah, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Baroness Grey-Thompson, Dame Sarah Storey, Sir Steve Redgrave, Dame Katherine Grainger and Daley Thompson CBE among its alumni. The charity’s impressive track record was highlighted at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games where SportsAid alumni won 150 medals. This included 46 of Team GB’s 67 medals (20 gold, 15 silver, 11 bronze) and 104 of ParalympicsGB’s 147 medals (44 gold, 28 silver and 32 bronze). More recently, Laura Kenny CBE, Ellie Simmonds OBE, Adam Peaty MBE, Georgie Hermitage MBE, Jade Jones MBE, Hollie Arnold MBE, Pam Relph MBE, Natasha Baker MBE, Tom Daley, Lutalo Muhammad and Dina Asher-Smith have all received SportsAid awards within the last decade.
The Duchess spent time with currently supported SportsAid athletes, as well as several of the charity’s most famous alumni, as they showcase a series of track and field events. The Duchess joined athletes taking part in track and field activities.
Catherine received a short tutorial from Lutalo Muhammad on how to complete a reverse punch.
The Duchess also sat down with parents and guardians of SportsAid athletes, attending by invitation-only, to listen to a panel discussion focusing on managing the relationship between parents and guardians with their talented children and about the challenges they face to gain an insight into their experiences and learn about everything they do. She heard about the findings from a focus group session highlighting the challenges they face, surprises they encounter and pride they feel, while seeking to find out how the charity can offer them a clearer voice and enhance their support.
The Duchess is taken aback as she reads the application Jessica Ennis-Hill submitted to SportsAid as a 15-year-old. The form was written by Jessica and she informed the charity that her long-term ambition was to ‘compete in major championships’. She did a bit more than that! pic.twitter.com/hQV55cQOIq
Catherine met with Jessica Ennis-Hill who showed Duchess her application that she submitted as a 15-year-old to receive an annual award in 2001. Jessica is the 2012 Olympic champion who was also a three-time world champion, and the 2010 European champion. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to the athletics in the 2017 New Year Honours.
“For all of you here, you go, and have gone, above and beyond the call of duty; you’ve committed your time and devotion to nurturing your children’s exceptional talents”
Thank you so much. It’s been fascinating to speak to so many of you here today and also to hear, just now, about some of the experiences you all have, as young athletes and as parents. SportsAid are a shining example of how organisations can reach out and listen to families, and provide the best support possible to enable their children to flourish The crucial role that parents and caregivers play in our children’s lives cannot be underestimated.
For all of you here, you go, and have gone, above and beyond the call of duty; you’ve committed your time and devotion to nurturing your children’s exceptional talents. And as a parent, I have a huge admiration for you and I know just how complex and time-consuming your role is.
You are simultaneously the transport and logistics managers, nutritionists, laundry service, psychologists, financiers, and crucially, the ones that provide love, support and encouragement when things are tough. You may not always feel appreciated, or sometimes even noticed on the sidelines, in the car park or sitting high in the stands. But I am so proud that SportsAid recognises how key your role is and that they understand the challenges and worries you face.
On behalf of SportsAid, I’d like to thank all the parents and guardians who have played, or are playing, their part in developing this country’s young sporting talent.
Finally, I know this is an incredibly exciting but daunting time for many of SportsAid’s young athletes, so I’d like to wish the best of luck to all those aiming to participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games this year. We’ll all be cheering you on. Thank you for having me.
Now to What Duchess Wore – As expected Catherine donned a casual sporty outfit that put the Twitter into frenzy. Upon arrival she was wearing her Smythe Navy One Button Blazer.
The piece has been a staple in her wardrobe since 2011 and is currently available on Shopbop and Farfetch.
Duchess chose a green outfit. She was wearing a green knitted ribbed top.
Update: MiddletonMaven found that Catherine was wearing Mango Ribbed knit sweater. The Ribbed knit sweater had elastic features with round neck and long sleeves. The top was originally $49.99 and is currently on sale for $24.99