Felipe and Letizia Present Cervantes Prize to Mexican Writer
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.”
El Rey entregó el Premio "Miguel de Cervantes" 2015 a Fernando del Paso @UAHes https://t.co/uCEUqWM3YV pic.twitter.com/4jgtzI0qH3
— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) April 23, 2016
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 familyFiled under Spain
Tagged Awards, Cervantes Prize, Felipe VI of Spain, Literature, Queen Letizia of Spain.
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