Letizia and Felipe of Spain : Warm time with Ida Vitale, sacred to the 95-year-

As expected, the king Felipe VI and queen Letizia of Spain have, after a pause of easter welcome with their daughters in Palma de Mallorca, resumed Tuesday 23 April 2019 in the course of their official activities. Returned of the Balearic islands, without scandal in his luggage, a year after the diplomatic incident that had marred the Easter celebrations in 2018, when queen Sofia and her daughter-in-law had played in the favor of the princess Leonor, the royal couple reappeared in the auditorium of the University of Alcala de Henares, north of Madrid, to award the prize Miguel de Cervantes the poet uruguayan Ida Vitale.

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Good foot good eye from the top of his 95 years old and accompanied by his daughter and two of her granddaughters, the native of Montevideo has been received with undisguised pleasure the famous literary prize for an author in the Spanish language, whose work has significantly enriched the literary heritage Spanish speaker. It was to his happiness, as she spoke, that her husband, Enrique Fierro, who passed away in 2016. “He helped me, without him, there are many things that I would not have done, it is him who pushed me and encouraged to do so“, she declared during the ceremony.

Already wreathed in Spain of the Award Reina Sofía of poetry ibero-american, Ida Vitale was awarded solemnly awarded the medal of the Cervantes, a work by sculptor Julio López, by king Felipe VI of Spain, who, under the eyes of his wife, queen Letizia in a set Carolina Herrera, has accompanied this gesture of praise, inspired by his passion for the work of the creator of Don Quixote. At the end of the ceremony, the royal couple was pleasantly met with the smiling in his nineties, which he has gallantly carried the cane.

Figure of the Generation of 45, golden period of literature, uruguayan, Ida Vitale is the fifth woman to be awarded the miguel de Cervantes prize – and 125 000 euros endowment – after the Mexican Elena Ponatiowska (2013), the Spanish Ana Maria Matute (2010), the Cuban Dulce Maria Loynaz (1992) and the Spanish Maria Zambrano (1988).

King Felipe and queen Letizia should invite Wednesday, as is tradition, the winner as well as a college of the personalities of the belles lettres at a banquet on the occasion of the Cervantes award. On Thursday, the queen will continue in the same vein, while the sovereign is travelling on a military base, by presiding over the presentation of awards for children’s literature ” El Barco de Vapor and Gran Angular. She will then prepare his / her trip of cooperation in Mozambique, from 28 to 30 April.

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