By 2005, Meryl Streep had filmed 38 films and won two Oscars. Haruki Murakami had written eleven novels, including Tokio Blues y Kafka on the shore. And on October 31, Princess Leonor was born in Madrid. All these personalities, from Japan, the United States and the capital, have agreed since yesterday on Oviedo. The Royal Family began its commitments this morning on the occasion of the 2023 Princess of Asturias Awards ceremony.
The orvallo wet the streets of the capital of the Principality from early in the morning. The bagpipers took cover under ledges as best they could and people kept arriving at the door of the Reconquista hotel. Inside, the immense lobby became a meeting point for those who meet at this event year after year. Twenty minutes past eleven struck, and the Royal Family appeared in a room upstairs to receive the guests. award-winning with the 2022 End of Degree awards from the University of Oviedo and the 2023 Medals of Asturias. One more day the Queen opted for pink with a recycled jacket suit. Same tone as the Princess of Asturias, with a dress with embroidered flowers from Simorra. Doña Sofía chose a white tweed dress with black trim by Sandro.
An hour later, the Kings received in the Covadonga hall of the Reconquista, the old hospice chapel, built during the reign of Charles III in 1770, before the official photo. Doña Leonor gave the award winners’ insignia to everyone, except for Helene Carrere’s son, who has not arrived yet. The Queen was very close to Meryl Streep, with whom she shared a small huddle before the official photo. At that moment the King was talking with Eliud Kipchoge, Princess of Asturias award for sports and who this morning shared a meeting with young Asturians.
While the Royal Family was finishing this last audience of the morning, the Bagpipes were playing loudly at the door of the hotel. There were five minutes left until one in the afternoon at Queen Sofia crossed the threshold of the door to attend, as every year, the lunch, where there is no shortage of typical dishes of Asturian gastronomy, including the beans, and the subsequent reception that will be held this afternoon.