Felipe and Letizia Close ‘Cervantes Lives’ 400th Anniversary Commemorations

  January 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today officially closed the ‘Cervantes Lives’ series of events held to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, one of the world’s pre-eminent Spanish language writers.

Held at the Royal Palace of Madrid, the closing event was attended by 200 guests from the cultural and education spheres.

King Felipe delivered a speech in which he said that Cervantes’ “ideals of justice, tolerance, freedom, beauty, solidarity, love and friendship”, though written about over four centuries ago, are “as valid and necessary in our present world” as they were then.

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3 Responses to Felipe and Letizia Close ‘Cervantes Lives’ 400th Anniversary Commemorations

  1. Carmen says:

    Una coppia male assortita.Stonano da un punto di vista estetico.Comunque lui si vede che e’ Re sotto tutti gli aspetti, fortunatamente. Lei, artefatta innamorata solo di sé stessa edell’ aspetto esteriore. Ma non basta avere bei vestiti per essere elegante.

  2. Natalya says:

    A Wonderful Royal couple.

  3. Diana Lucia Zotescu says:

    I love Them because They are close to our beloved Romanian Royal Family. Besides, I relish at the memory of the way H.M. King Juan Carlos defied Ceausescu on the occasion of His visiting Romania back in 1985. Ceausescu had established a very strict programme for the Royal Couple. Well, it didn’t work the way he had planned it, for the King one night went out of his Bucharest officially-alloted residence and somehow eluded the “protection” of the Romaninan guards and took to the streets, night clubs etc. to take the real pulse of the city and of the Romanian population. Ceausescu was so mad that, contrary to what was usually done under the circumstance, there was no document called “the common declaration” signed by the two heads of state upon the end of the vizit.

    I know about this funny incident from a friend from the Spanish embassy in Bucharest. It gave me a lot of satisfaction and I loved King Juan Carlos on the spot. And Spain as well. For ever.

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