The Princes of Asturias and Viana, Don Felipe de Borbón and Doña Letizia Ortiz, will preside tomorrow, Thursday June 16th, at the Monastery of San Salvador de Leyre, over the award ceremony of the Prize Prince of Viana of Culture 2005, won by the engineer Javier Manterola Armisén, and pay the traditional tribute to the Kings of Navarre.
The act will be transmitted live on Channel 2 of TVE, at 11.15 a.m..
Don Felipe de Borbón and Doña Letizia Ortiz deliver the Prince of Viana Award of CUlture 2005 to Javier Manterola
The Princes of Asturias and of Viana, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia preside today in the San Salvador of Leyre Monastery the act of delivering the Prince of Viana Award of CUlture 2005 to the engineer Javier Manterola Armisén and the traditional tribute to the Kings of Navarra
There are 150 people invited to the ceremony, among which authorities from Navarra's governement, the members of the Culture Council of Navarra the previous laureates and Manterola's invitees.
__________________ Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... That's why it's called present...
Javier Manterola received today the Prize Prince of Viana of Culture 2005 from the hands of Don Felipe de Borbón, Prince of Asturias and Viana, who emphasized the eagerness of technique and culture, as well as the educational activity of this engineer of Pamplona, and defined him as 'a fundamental art creator of our days, in Spain and all around the world’.
The Prince and his wife, Doña Letizia, went today to the Monastery of Leyre, to give the greatest award granted by the Navarrese Council to the Culture. The Princes arrived at the Monastery at 11:30 a.m., fifteen minutes after the initially planned, and they were received by the Navarrese authorities.
On the outskirt, there were tens of people who applauded and cheered the Princes, when getting out of the car.
Felipe gave then the prize to Javier Manterola. During his speech, Don Felipe expressed his wish that this Prize would serve Manterola 'as a stimulus to continue exerting his excellent creative and didactic activity, designing new forms agreed with the changing spirit of our society and opening new ways towards the future’. That is 'drawing up new bridges to fortify Peace, concord, progress and solidarity, as ideals shared by all the Humankind'. In this sense, he stressed that the award, besides reflecting 'the recognition of the Navarrese people, towards the citizens of this generous noble land, who excel in the arts, science and humanities, we are also gather here to remember and to pay tribute to Kings of Navarre’; an act that 'fills us with emotion and pride’.
After this act, which was brightened up by the Choral of Pamplona, the Princes made an offering to the Kings of Navarre: a crown of flowers and a box with another gift that the Government of Navarre gave, during the mass, to the Benedictine community of Leyre.
After the mass (which took place at the abbey), the Princes, along with Miguel Sanz and the community of the Monastery, approached the tomb of the Kings of Navarre, and Don Felipe deposited a branch of red flowers with a legend saying 'TRH the Princes of Asturias and Viana’.
Afterwards they signed the honour book, at the library of the monastery, where Don Felipe and Doña Letizia also received from the Government of Navarre a silver reproduction of a Muslim piece that is kept in Leyre and which constitutes one of the most excellent treasures of the historical patrimony of this Community. Furthermore, the Government also presented the Princes with a book reuniting fragments of the correspondence that San Francisco Xabier wrote in Japan, in Castilian, English and Japanese.
Finally, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia chatted with the monks of the Benedictine community of Leyre and went to tha garden, to take a wine with the other guests.
At the last act of the program, the Princes presided over a lunch that the Government of Navarre offered in their honour and which was attended by eighty guests, among them Javier Manterola, the Prize Prince of Viana of Culture 2005.
"We do not want to know if it's a Boy or a Girl until it's Born"
The Princes received the congratulation of the guests for her pregnancy. Doña Letizia was relaxed and very atent with all the people who asked to her for her state.
Doña Letizia comments with the children of the school of Leyre the drawings that they gave to her and that had done for the occasion. -
TEXTO: M.J.E. FOTOS: Sesma/Goñi.
IF the last year were by the wedding, this year has been by the pregnancy. The case is that all the guests to the act of delivery of the prize Prince of Viana had a reason to congratulate the Princes. "we do not want to know if he is a boy or a girl until it is born", they confessed during the appetizer that closed the act.
The congratulations were mixed with the interest by the state of health of Doña Letizia. And more after many presents appreciated the pallor(palidez) of her face during the mass of tribute to the Kings of Navarre, mainly at the moment of the floral offering when intense whiffs of incense smoke arrived to Doña Letizia.
"My wife also has had annoyances in the eyes", said Javier Muñoz, public prosecutor head of the Superior Court of Justice of Navarre, to Doña Letizia during the appetizer before her hardship by the reiterated questions of the guests on her state of health and the mentioned moment.
Doña Letizia chose for the act a red jacket of French sleeve and crude skirt with top of point to the tone. She completed the set with purse and shoes of opened heel to game, also in crude. In addition to the ring and a small clock, Doña Letizia took a pendant with a brilliant cross.
The Princess was more relaxed this year than during the delivery of the prize Prince of Viana of 2004. That was the first official act that Doña Letizia presided over as Princess and noticed in her continuous demands to Don Felipe.
In this occasion, nevertheless, during the act of delivery of the prize she remained leaning upon in the armchair, with the hands in the lap most of the time, although in several occasions one leaned in the forearm with the hand in the chin, a gesture that is characteristic in her. Doña Letizia did not doubt at the time of rising to salute to the awarded one and the hair was fixed enough, considering that the wind did not let mess up to her hair .
As it comes being habitual, she interchanged secrets and smiles with her husband after each speech. When the finishing, Don Felipe, always kind to his wife, gathered the branch of flowers that the Princess had deposited in the ground so that her wife did not crouch herself.
Once concluded the official acts the Princes moved until a carp to participate in a appetizer with the guests. The Prince chose beer and Doña Letizia Coca-Cola to drink and both declined to take aperitives.
The Princes maintained a brief and animated conversation with several journalists who went to cover the act.
How are you caring you pregnancy Doña Letizia?
Very good. You have feel badly during the the mass due to the smoke of the incense?
- I am well,it has not bothered to me more than to the others. Only a little but by which it has nothing to do with the pregnancy. -(Príncipe Felipe, between laughter) Was enough smoke. It seems that their hand has gone away a little with the incense. They already know if it's a boy or a girl?
- No. As other many parents we do not want to know if it's she or he until it is born. The important thing is that it comes and that comes well. Of wichever time are you now?
Of four months and tip. Has you chosen a jacket of red color again because you comes to navarre?
- the last year I came with a suit from red skirt and jacket and this year has agreed that I have put a red jacket but not by anything in concrete. It has not been deliberate. How you lived the act yesterday when you pronouced you're first speech?
- It is a responsibility
-(Príncipe Felipe): The truth is that the frame imposed. But you doña Letizia already had experience by you're work before the camaras
- They are two totally different facets. They correspond at moments different from the life that arrive after making very thought decisions. But it is necessary to make decisions in life. How did you see me?
You (she hurried to answer a guest that followed the conversation) With mantilla was very handsome and the peineta, guapísima. I think that wasn't what letizia wanted to hear she ask them,( the yournalist) for the speech and this women rush to answer about how she looks.She had better keep her mouth shut What advice would you give a journalist who begins?
-I'm No longer exert as a journalist and I do not like to advise.
The conversation was finishing, since they had invited that hoped to salute to them. Nevertheless, they wanted to know if the journalists had children. Only one said that she had family and, in addition, twins "How you arranges to be mother with the work", Doña Letizia asked to her. "As she can", she answered. In any case, "it is necessary to animate yourself", he prince Felipe said .
The sisters Carmen and Mª Puy Zunzarren wanted to participate to the pair of their enhorabuena. "we have commented to Doña Letizia that our sister, Ana Zunzarren, worked with her in Efe agency", they commented.
Between greetings and congratulations, the parliamentary group of UPN asked permission to the Prince to take a photo with the pair. "Don Felipe has indicated the photographer of the Real House that does the photo to us. We are contentments because thus we have a memory of this day ", affirmed to the Mª parliamentarian Jose Vidorreta. http://www.diariodenavarra.es/actua...on=navarra&p=80