Felipe and Letizia Present Cervantes Prize to Mexican Writer

  April 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today delivered the 2015 Miguel de Cervantes Prize to Mexican writer Fernando del Paso in a ceremony at the University of Alcalá.

The King present Mr del Paso with his medal, following a speech in which he said that del Paso had honoured the Spanish language by “making it shine in your books with the skill of a goldsmith who makes the best of precious metals” and that “few literati had shown the same awareness [as del Paso] of living in the Spanish language.”

Queen Letizia dressed in a simple, but classic dress and jacket from Felipe Varela, matched with navy pumps and a clutch. A pair of aquamarine and diamond Bulgari earrings completed the look.

The Cervantes Prize is awarded annually to a Spanish-language writer to honour their lifetime achievements.

King Felipe, Queen Letizia and Prime Minister Rajoy with Fernando del Paso, Miguel de Cervantes 2015 laureate, and members of his family

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