Busy as Bees: A lineup of the Spanish Royal Siblings’ recent outings
Summer may be just around the corner but the children of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia are still hard at work with their royal duties.
A few days ago Prince Felipe was in Panama to attend the inauguration of the new President, Ricardo Martinelli. His wife Princess Letizia didn’t stay home while hubby was away; she had her own date with the people too. In just a day, the Princess received three organizations for an audience in the Zarzuela: the Fundación Juan XXII, the Federación de Asociaciones de Centros para la Integración y Ayuda de Marginados (FACIAM), and representatives of the Accenture Group who introduced the winners of the Accenture journalism prize for economy, innovation and technology. The couple would later join forces together to visit Soria together with Felipe’s aunt and uncle, Infanta Margarita and Dr. Carlos Zurita (known together as the Duke and Duchess of Soria).
The other Infantas of the family also had dates written in their calendars. Infanta Elena went to the Spanish Paralympic Committee’s assembly on June 30 in Madrid. The Paralympics has been Infanta Elena’s pet event, showing her support constantly through the years. At this most recent meeting, the committee finalized their plans for 2012 London Paralympics.
Then it was Infanta Cristina’s turn to do royal duties, albeit a sad one. The Infanta and her husband Iñaki Urdangarin represented the Royal Family during the funeral for Vicente Ferrer, a beloved Spanish missionary who died in India on June 19 at the age of 89. His work for the poor earned him a Prince of Asturias Award for Concord in 1998. His missionary work spans some 55 years and his foundation now gives aid and humanitarian projects to at least 2.5 million poor residents in India.
Infanta Cristina should have something happy to look forward to soon, as her family is bound to move to Washington, D.C., where Iñaki has accepted a job for the US branch of Telefonica.Filed under Spanish Royals
Tagged Audience, Felipe VI of Spain, Funeral, Iñaki Urdangarín, Infanta Cristina of Spain, Infanta Elena Duchess of Lugo, Panama, Paralympics, President Martinelli of Panama, Queen Letizia of Spain, Sport.