The Reyes and their daughters have arrived in Oviedo this Thursday to preside over various activities around the award ceremony Princess of Asturias 2020, some awards marked in this edition by the coronavirus pandemic.
After his arrival in the Asturian capital, Philip VI, the Queen Letizia, in whose facilities various cultural events organized by the Princess of Asturias Foundation have taken place throughout the week on the occasion of the awards ceremony.
The four members of the Royal Family have been received by the president of Asturias, Adrián BarbónOn behalf of the Government, they have been accompanied by the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande Marlaska.
Too They have been welcomed by other authorities and personalities as the mayor of Oviedo, Alfredo Canteli, and the president and general director of the Princess of Asturias Foundation, Luis Fernández Vega and Teresa Sanjurjo, respectively.
The kings and their daughters are going to visit various dependencies of the arms factory that, with the name “LAFPABRICA. Factory in Awards”, has hosted a large part of the 29 cultural events organized by the Princess of Asturias Foundation on the occasion of the delivery of the distinctions, whose ceremony will be held this Friday.
A ceremony conditioned by COVID-19 since it has forced to modify the place of delivery of the prizes (it will be done in the Hotel de la Reconquista instead of in the Campoamor theater), reduce the capacity at that event as much as possible and suspend other usual activities within the framework of the awards .
In fact, the kings and their daughters have arrived in Oviedo a day after the Asturian government approved new restrictions due to the evolution of the pandemic.
In the factory facilities they have toured, among other spaces, the “Carlos Sainz Workshop”, where three cars of this driver, winner of the Princess of Asturias Award for Sports, with whom he has competed throughout his career are exhibited.
In addition to visiting the old arms factory and presiding over the awards ceremony, Don Felipe, Doña Letizia, the Princess and the Infanta this Friday they will receive the winners, the presidents of the juries and the members of the Princess of Asturias and Fundación Patronatos.
On Saturday they will move to Somao, in the council of Pravia, to deliver the distinction to the exemplary town of Asturias 2020.