Don Felipe VI and Mrs. Letizia receive in audience to the winners of the Princess of Asturias Awards this Friday morning. (GTRES)
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These were the eight winners of the 2017 Princess of Asturias Awards. A South African cartoonist marked by apartheid, several heirs of Einstein, the best rugby team in the world, some universal Argentine musicians who apply comic therapy, a British expert on God, an excellent poet arrived from the Austro-Hungarian ruin, a world reference of Hispanicism and the utopia of the European Union.
The Princess of Asturias 2017 Awards showed a range of reference halfway between excellence and cosmopolitanism. These are their profiles: http://cort.as/–Zzz
In the image, taken by Reuters, All Blacks players perform a haka, after being awarded during the last edition.
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The Kings pose for the family photo with the winners of the Princess of Asturias Awards of 2018 this Friday morning, before the delivery ceremony. (J.J. GUILLÉN / EFE)
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The Catalan filmmaker Isabel Coixet speaks in Oviedo of cinema and of faith with Martin Scorsese, on the occasion of the Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts that the New Yorker receives this Friday.
The image, taken by P. Paredes, shows Scorsese during the tribute he received at the Jovellanos Theater in Gijón last Wednesday.
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The most renowned prizewinner this year is the American director Martin Scorsese, with the Arts Award. The French writer has also been distinguished Fred Vargas; the American philosopher Michael J. Sandel (Social Sciences); the investigative journalist Alma Guillermoprieto (Communication and Humanities) and the oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle (Concord).
The winners complete the NGO Amref Health Africa (International Cooperation), mountaineers Reinhold Messner and Krzysztof Wielicki (Sports) and the Swedish paleontologist Svante Pääbo (Scientific and Technical Research).
In the image, taken by Efe, Queen Letizia talks with filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
In the act of delivery of the 38th edition of these awards, considered the most important after the Nobel, The president of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor, as well as those of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court, Juan José González Rivas and Carlos Lesmes will also be present. And with them, the leaders of the PP and Citizens, Pablo Casado and Albert Rivera.
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will be absent when meeting at the European summit in Brussels: http://cort.as/-BMM8
"Catalonia is and will be an essential part of 21st century Spain". These words were issued by Felipe VI during his speech during the 2017 Princess of Asturias Awards, just three weeks after the celebration of the illegal referendum in Catalonia on October 1. In this edition, the monarch is expected to make some reference to the political situation of the autonomous community, according to Efe.
Read here the most important parts of his speech: http://cort.as/-BMte, from the hand of Miquel Alberola.
Doña Sofía arrives in Oviedo. Queen Sofía has arrived at the Hotel de la Reconquista this afternoon to attend the ceremony to award the Princess of Asturias Awards, that will continue from the box of honor of the Campoamor Theater. Upon arrival at the hotel, Mrs. Sofia has been received by the director of the Princess of Asturias Foundation, Teresa Sanjurjo, and by the head of the King's House, Jaime Alfonsín, as reported Efe.
The Kings receive the winners of the 2017 End of Race awards from the University of Oviedo. The audience of Don Felipe and Mrs. Letizia took place in the Council Room of the Reconquista Hotel in Oviedo. The appointment with the brightest students, which has been the rector of the University of Oviedo is one of the acts that has been consolidated in recent years to show the commitment of the Kings with education and excellence, according to Efe.
In the meeting, more than thirty students of the around fifty who were invited participated. Two of the absentees, Diego Fernández and Juan Martínez, who obtained the best end-of-grade marks in Pedagogy and Psychology in the past course, respectively, They have declined to attend the hearing because they are against the monarchy.
In the image, of Efe, the winners pose next to the Kings in the audience held this morning.
This year's will be the fifth edition in which Felipe VI presides as monarch the prizes that happened to bear the name of the princess Leonor. These were the most representative images of the awards ceremony last year: http://cort.as/-BMpF
In the image, taken by Efe, the British thinker and historian of religions, Karen Amstrong, receives the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences from Felipe VI.
Along with Calvo, four other ministers will attend the ceremony: Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell; Health, María Luisa Carcedo; the Science and Universities, Pedro Duque, and the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera.
Good Morning. We kicked off the live preview of the Princess of Asturias Awards ceremony this Friday in its 38th edition. The Kings will preside over the act (which will begin at six thirty in the afternoon) at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo, where they will be accompanied by a large representation of the Government, headed by the vice president, Carmen Calvo.