Queen Sofia will be at the Princess of Asturias Awards, a gesture with an institutional charge


By CAPosts 15 October, 2020 - 03:41am 143 views

The presence of Queen Sofía , except for last minute news, is scheduled for tomorrow Friday in Oviedo to attend the delivery of the Princess of Asturias Awards. His participation in this ceremony has been symbolic for a long time, so it does not appear on the official agenda of the La Zarzuela palace, but his attendance has been unofficially confirmed, a decision that contains a gesture with an institutional charge. In the turbulent times that the Crown and the emeritus king have lived outside of Spain since August , the figure of the King's mother is endorsed by the palace of La Zarzuela. It will be in Oviedo where the first image of the Kings of Spain and their daughters with Doña Sofía can be obtained, something that has not been produced in many months. At the wish of Felipe VI, Doña Sofía, as she has been doing since the replacement in the Crown, will continue to have a reduced official agenda and some public events , all of them related to issues that deserve her attention, such as the environment, the food bank, Alzheimer's and culture. At 81 years old, Doña Sofía is in good health. He takes good care of himself. He takes long walks with his dogs through the gardens of La Zarzuela and years ago he withdrew meat from his diet. That good physical tone allows you to embark on new tasks . The maxim of "who resists wins" has presided over the life of the Queen emerita, who has had to endure many personal stakes and put her obligation before any other option. Over time, that attitude has made him win integers. The appearance of Corinna Larsen was a turning point. Since then, Doña Sofía's approval ratings, which the Casa del Rey regularly measures, have skyrocketed while her husband's have plummeted. Princess Leonor, in her first speech last year at the Campoamor Theater, made a very special wink to her paternal grandmother . The heiress, before ending her speech, which lasted about five minutes, addressed Doña Sofía, who from a box was watching with emotion the first words of her granddaughter as heir. “I would also like to thank my grandmother, Queen Sofia. She knows how important her presence at this ceremony is for me , which means so much to Asturias and to all of Spain ” , said the princess. In this way, the heiress publicly acknowledged the support of the queen emerita for these awards, which she has always attended. This mention was also intended to highlight the good relations between grandmother and granddaughter, questioned after the incident that occurred at the exit of Easter mass in Palma de Mallorca in Easter 2018. On that occasion, Doña Letizia tried to avoid a Initially unanticipated photograph of Doña Sofía with her granddaughters. In those moments of confusion Leonor let go of her grandmother's hand with a slap, which was reflected by the media present at the event. Since that event there have been many occasions that the La Zarzuela palace has created situations to silence rumors . From trips to the movies together to walks through Palma de Mallorca or joint visits to the clinic to visit Don Juan Carlos when he had surgery. The awards ceremony in Oviedo will not be held in the Campoamor theater but in the Covadonga room of the La Reconquista hotel, a place that is closely linked to the history of the Princess of Asturias Foundation, since the act of constitution of the institution on September 24, 1980. The new setting with a reduced number of attendees suggested at first that the queen emerita would be absent. The trustees of the institution and the relatives of the winners will be able to follow the event through screens installed in another room of the hotel. This year, Spanish health workers have been awarded the Princess of Asturias Awards for their work against covid-19 (Concordia); composers Ennio Morricone and John Williams (Arts); the Canadian poet Anne Carson (Letters) and the mathematicians Yves Meyer, Emmanuel Candès, Ingrid Daubechies and Terence Tao (Scientific and Technical Research). The list of winners is completed by the Guadalajara International Book Fair and the Hay Festival of Literature & Arts (Communication and Humanities); Turkish economist Dani Rodrik (Social Sciences); the pilot Carlos Sainz (Sports), and the World Alliance for Vaccination (GAVI) (International Cooperation).

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