Don Juan Carlos and dona Sofía, accompanied by the mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, and the Canary president, Adam Martin, between others, presdieron the official inauguration of the International Fair of Tourism FITUR 2006, which is celebrated until the next January 29 in the Fairground Park Juan Carlos I of Madrid.
King Juan Carlos (L) and Spanish Queen Sofia visit Madrid's International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) on its inauguration day January 25, 2006. FITUR is one of the biggest tourism fairs in the world, with over 11,000
Hearing to the organizing committee of the Conference IX Latin-American of the ministers and businessmen of tourism, CIMET 2006 accompanied by the Ministers of Tourism, Spanish authorities and representanets of organizations and empresariado tourist of Spain, participants in the conference
Palace of The Zarzuela. Madrid, on January 25, 2006
Delivery of the National Prizes of Investigation, granted by the Department of Education and Science
Royal Palace of Madrid, on January 26, 2006
Presided over by Their Majestys the Kings in the Real Palace of Madrid Their Majestys the Kings have presided over in the Real Palace of Madrid the delivery of the National Prizes of Investigation 2005, that grants to the Ministry of Education and Science.
To their arrival, Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía was greeted in the Saleta de Gasparini by the minister of Education and Ciencia, Maria Jesus San Segundo, and the Secretary of State of Universities and Investigation, Salvador Ordo'ñez.
After acceding the Kings to the Hall Columns and occupying its place in the presidential table, Don Juan Carlos opened the session and granted to the word to minister of Education and Ciencia and to the secretary of the Jury of the Prizes, Demonte Violet, that gave reading to the Act of Concession.
Next, Pedro Miguel Echenique Landiribar (Blas Prize Goatherd, in the area of Physical Sciences, of the Materials and the Earth), Miguel Valcárcel Cases (Soft Prize Enrique in the area of Chemical Science and Technology), Miguel Delibes de Castro (Prize Alexander Malaspina, in the area of Sciences and Technologies of the Natural Resources), Manuel Saline de Hermenegildo (Prize Julio King Pastor, in the area of Mathematics and Technologies of the Information) and Ignacio Fernandez de Lucio (Prize Juan of the Cierva, in the area of Technological Transference) gathered of hands of His Majesty the King their plates.
Next, the King gave to the word to Pedro Miguel Echenique, in name of the awarded ones, later to pronounce a speech, in which he expressed the necessity to continue impelling the development of the investigation in Spain, and congratuló by the increase of the economic commitment with the investigation, scientific development and the innovation made by Government, Independent Communities and the private initiative. Also, he pleaded for the incorporation of the investigating young people, indicating like a responsibility that to all is incumbent to us "to prevent that which demonstrated scientific capacities are lost, and to help to the development of the scientific vocations in the young people".
Don Juan Carlos concluded congratulating to the awarded ones and animating to them to continue its commendable work. Once raised to the session the Kings they saluted to the awarded ones and they moved to the Hall Gasparini, where they conversed with the assistants.
What a beautiful outfit! The colour looks great on her.
Btw., do you know why she always wears so much jewellery? She has very often a couple of necklaces and brancellets. Does it have something in common with her Greek origin?