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Yelena Isinbaeva new Princess of Sport

  September 2, 2009 at 3:42 pm by

The jury for the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports, presided over by Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the International Olympic Committee from 1980-2001, has bestowed the award to Russian athlete Yelena Isinbaeva. Members of the jury considered Isinbaeva’s life and work “one of those not only examples to others, but who have also reached new heights in man’s quest to surpass himself, and whose efforts have contributed to … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family finishes their vacations

  August 31, 2009 at 4:39 am by

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias (the two gentlemen with a new look, btw), hosted Friday night, the traditional farewell dinner with representatives of the Baleares government, at Almudaina Palace. The Royal Family is in the habit of spending summer vacations in Marivent Palace at Mallorca , where they arrived at the beginning of August this year. As usual the Prince of … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Romania: Last Day

  July 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm by

After two days of intense diplomatic activity, yesterday Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia had time to make cultural and charity visits and also met with others royals. They went to the National Museum of Bucharest where they visited an important medieval Exhibition. Afterwards they visited Centro San Marcelino Champanat of Los Hermanos Maristas, a center in Bucharest that developed a program to help children and youth. San Marcelino Champanat was … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Romania: Day two

  July 29, 2009 at 4:01 am by

On their second day of their official visit to Romania, the Prince and Princess of Asturias began the day with a working breakfast with representatives of Spanish companies in Romania. Later on Prince Felipe had a meeting with Romanian Prime Minister, Emil Boc, at Victoria Palace, headquarters of the Prime Minister administration. Soon afterward the Princess of Asturias joined her husband in order to visit the Parliament where they met … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Romania; Day One

  July 27, 2009 at 1:26 pm by

Prior to starting their summer vacations in Palma de Mallorca, where the Spanish Royal Family usually visit in summer, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia are currently in Romania for a three day official visit, with the aim of supporting the Spanish investments in the area, and promoting bilateral relations between both nations. Accompanied by a delegation of 80 businessmen and shortly after their arrival at Henri Coanda airport in Bucharest, … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Spain inaugurate Largest Telescope in the World

  July 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm by

On Friday, July 24, the King and Queen of Spain officially inaugurated the GTC (Gran Telescopio Canarias) or Grantecan, which is consider the most powerful and advanced telescope with which to observe the universe. The new “Crown Jewel” is situated at 2,400 meters above sea-level, in one of the top astronomical sites in the Northern Hemisphere: Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (RMO), on La Palma Island, a declared World Biosphere … Continue reading

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TV Movie about Queen Sofia to be Made

  July 20, 2009 at 8:06 am by

Spanish production company Sagrera Audiovisual and television channel Antena 3 will shortly begin filming a miniseries about the lesser-known life moments of Queen Sofia of Spain. According to El Mundo newspaper, the casting to choose the actors will take place next month and it is still unknown the name of the actress that will play the role of Queen Sofia. It’s also been reported that the filming will begin in … Continue reading

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Ismaíl Kadaré, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters

  June 29, 2009 at 2:26 pm by

Six of the eight Awards which are presented annually by the Prince of Asturias Foundation have been bestowed already; the awards for sport and concord will be announced in September. The Award for Letters was officially announced on Wednesday 24 June and goes to Albanian writer Ismaíl Kadaré. The Jury considers his work to be full of beauty and profound commitment. “Using everyday language which is nonetheless full of lyricism, … Continue reading

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Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research

  June 24, 2009 at 2:30 am by

On Wednesday 17 in Oviedo, the jury of the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research has officially announced their decission to bestow the award to Martin Cooper, discover of the the first handheld mobile telephone and to Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, the man who chose the @ sign to separate local from global e-mails in the mail address. The jury considers that these two discoveries are among the … Continue reading

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The University of Mexico, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities

  June 10, 2009 at 7:56 am by

Today in Oviedo, the jury for the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities has decided to bestow the prize to the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The jury considers that “throughout the hundred years of its existence, the National Autonomous University of Mexico has been the academic and educational model for numerous generations of students from diverse countries and has provided the Ibero-American sphere with the most … Continue reading

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Letizia, Cristina and Máxima lunch in Barcelona

  June 9, 2009 at 5:12 am by

Princess Letizia, Infanta Cristina and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands had a private meeting yesterday in Barcelona, the city where Infanta Cristina lives. Princess Letizia was in Barcelona to attend the presentation of the first oncology research grant in Cosmocaixa. Princesss Máxima travelled to Barcelona with a delegation of the Council for Microcredits of the Netherlands to learn about The Caixa MicroBank; the social bank of the Catalan entity; and … Continue reading

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Sir David Attenborough, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences

  June 5, 2009 at 3:30 am by

The British scientist Sir David Attenborough was honoured yesterday in Oviedo with the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The Jury has decided to bestow on him the prize as his work is considered one of the great contributions to the defence of life and the conservation of our planet. The Jury also considered that “his interest in the problems of our times, his permanent pursuit of excellence … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Talks about Drugs in Barcelona

  June 3, 2009 at 10:47 pm by

Today, Queen Sofia of Spain attended in Barcelona the Congress, “Let’s talk about drugs. Families and Youth united for Prevention,” hosted by La Caixa Foundation and the Help against Drug Addiction Foundation (FAD), of which her Majesty is Honorary President. The congress’s main goal is to be a reflection forum which may help professionals to check, in a critical way, the prevention of the problems related the drugs. Also their … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia visits her Brother in Hospital

  June 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

Last Sunday, May 31, Queen Sofia and her sister Princess Irene of Greece flew from Santander, where the Queen was attending the celebration of the Spanish Armed Forces Day, to London on board a Ryanair flight to visit their brother Constantine II, Former King of Greece. King Constantine is recovering from a heart operation in the Intensive Care Unit at Wellington hospital.

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Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia Visit El Salvador

  June 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm by

On May 30, the Prince and the Princess of Asturias arrived at San Salvador, El Salvador, to visit the President elect, Mauricio Funes. In the afternoon, Prince Felipe and Princess Letzia inaugurated the Spanish Agency of Cooperation’s Tecnic office. During their visit to the new office the Prince and the Princess were informed about the different cooperation projects in El Salvador. On Saunday Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia had a … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias Visit Colombia: Last Day

  May 30, 2009 at 4:49 pm by

On the last day of their visit to Colombia, May 29, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, accompanied by the Presidential Couple, traveled to Medellin to open the “V International Congress on Victims of Terrorism” which was attended by almost 2,000 people, including victims’ representatives from Spain, Ireland, Mexico, and Chile. Under the slogan “Colombia has right to the truth and to take memory” the congress’s main goal is to give … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Opens Madrid Book Fair

  May 29, 2009 at 12:28 pm by

Today Infanta Elena opened the traditional Madrid book fair, a cultural event which is celebrated once a year during the last days of May, at Retiro Park. Every year, almost 300 stalls are set up, with hundreds of new and old books to sell. The fair was established by the Madrid booksellers on April 29, 1933 at Paseo de Recoletos. Entry to the enclosure is free and in the last … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Colombia: Day Three

  May 29, 2009 at 9:27 am by

On their third day in Bogotá, Prince Felipe, Princess Letizia and President Uribe and his wife, Lina Moreno, attended the official Opening of the “II Forum of Investments and Managerial Cooperation Spain – Colombia” at the El Nogal Club. In his speech Prince Felipe declared that Colombia is a country that has  good economic health and is deservedly considered one of the more stable states of the region. During the … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Asturias visit Colombia: Day Two

  May 28, 2009 at 7:02 am by

Once the visit began, some media reported today about the Colombian expectations of this visit. The expectation is based on many factors. “One is for the ‘glamour’ which is seeing, from the Latin-American side, all that has to do with the European royal families, especially the Spanish ones, and because it is a visit in which the political content is not going to be absent, especially with the participation of … Continue reading

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World Health Organization, 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation

  May 27, 2009 at 8:13 am by

The second of the eight Prince of Asturias Award has been announced today in Oviedo. It goes to the World Health Organization. The jury, presided over by Antonio Garrigues Walker, has agreed to bestow the 2009 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation to the World Health Organization, due to it being considered one of the most respected international institutions “for its efforts towards the coordination and cooperation between countries … Continue reading

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