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The Princes, cheered in its visit to Alcala.
ALCALÁ DE HENARES. - Princes of Asturias went today to the Madrilenian locality of Alcala de Henares, of which already they are illustrious visitors and where they were acclaimed by more than thousand of people with whom they shaked hands and they even interchanged hugs and kisses, in the middle of a “sea” of banderoles with the colors of the national flag.
Don Felipe and Doña Letizia arrived at the Complutensian city at 11,30 o clock, where they were received in the seat of Cervantes, before the seat of the Consistorial House by the autonomic president, Esperanza Aguirre; the Secretary of State of Territorial Cooperation, Maria Isabel Leyva; the delegate of the Government in Madrid, Mestre Solitude; the mayor, Bartholomew González, and a girl whom a branch of flowers like welcome in name of the city gave to them.
While the alcalaínos persisted in calling the attention of the Princes shouting to them “Handsome”, and many of them immortalized the moment with cameras, the retinue acceded to the Consistorial House, to salute soon from the balcony to the people congregated in the seat and in the heat of to maintain a meeting of work with the municipal Corporation, in which they have representation PP - divided governing, PSOE and IU.
The representatives of Left United in the City council of Alcala de Henares gave to Don Felipe and Doña Letizia an edition facsimile of the speech of the president of II the Republic, Manuel Azaña, titleholder “the Spanish problem”, that he pronounced in the occasion of the inauguration of the House of the Town of the city in 1911.
Like institutional gift of the City council, an edition of “El Quijote” illustrated by painter Eustaquio Segrelles, made Medals of the City in the occasion of the fourth centenary of the publication of the mentioned cervantina work, commemorated in 2005, and another infantile edition of the same novel, written by hand by students of Alcala, destined to Infant Leonor, who indeed will be presented next day 7 before the Virgin of Atocha, thus following with the tradition of the Real House.
“Interest” and “special charisma”. The municipal corporation of Alcala de Henares was surprised by the exhaustive knowledge that has Princes de Asturias on the Complutensian city.
At any moment, Princes de Asturias demonstrated a “direct, near and concrete knowledge” of the reality of this Madrilenian locality, according to later explained to the press the second lieutenant of mayor, Gustavo Severien, who was pleasingly “surprised” by the “interest” and “special charisma” of Their Heighness. Thus, he emphasized that both are very to as much of the “problems of transport” of the city, of the houses for young people who are predicted to construct and of the projected hotel seats.
The samples of affection of the alcalaínos followed one another of way to the following “scale” of the visit of the Princes: the University, created in the century XV and through which they passed illustrious figures of the Spanish letters like Tirso de Molina, Lope de Vega, Quevedo and Calderón of the Boat. After greeting the director, Virgilio Zapatero, and to the advisor of Education, the retinue was entered in the Rectorado and, later, in the Paraninfo, annual scene of the ceremony of delivery of the Cervantes Prizes on the part of the Kings.
Accompanied by the president of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, and by other autonomic and local authorities, the Princes were received by the director of the University, Virgilio Zapatero, who introduced to them in the history of this emblematic secondary education.
Once in the interior, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia knew created Center of Interpretation just and saw a video in which the history of the university and the city of Alcala is counted, that was completed with a scale model in which the places were illuminated of which it was being spoken.
Already in the evening, the retinue has predicted to visit the factory “Perfumería the GAL”, the Native House of Cervantes, the Beneficial Hospital of Antezana and, finally, the Corral of Comedies, where it will be received by representatives of the local civil society.
This one is the third stage of the round that Princes de Asturias come making from mid May to know great municipalities the Community from Madrid, having gone already to Móstoles and pending Fuenlabrada and having still Leganés.