Princess Leonor of Asturias
SPAIN

THE FIRST SOLO ENGAGEMENT OF PRINCESS LEONOR OF ASTURIAS

On March 24, Princess Leonor of Asturias,15, attends the 30th Anniversary of the Cervantes Institute in Madrid, Spain. This is the first solo engagement of the Princess.

The Cervantes Institute (Spanish: Instituto Cervantes) is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. It is named after Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616). The Institute, a government agency, is the largest organization in the world responsible for promoting the study and the teaching of Spanish language and culture.

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General view of the crowd prior to the arrival of Princess Leonor.

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The Princess was welcomed by Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, Carmen Calvo, and by the director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Montero.

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Spanish Deputy Prime Minister, Carmen Calvo, and the director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Montero.

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Princess Leonor took a tour of the facilities of the Cervantes Institute. The Princess of Asturias also received information about the Institute’s digitization projects and visited an exhibition featuring various outstanding works of literature written in different languages spoken in Spain.



Leonor presented the Institute with the copy of the Spanish Constitution that she read in 2018 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of its approval by the Congress of Deputies. She also handed over the book ‘Don Quixote’ by Miguel de Cervantes that she and her sister, Infanta Sofia, read at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Spanish Constitution and ‘Don Quixote’ by Miguel will be part of the Institute’s ‘Letters’ Vault’ (Spanish: Caja de las Letras) which contains works celebrating Spanish culture and heritage.



After completed her first solo engagement, Princess Leonor returned home at the Zarzuela Palace.

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Royal Fashion: Princess Leonor of Asturias

The Princess of Asturias wore Poete ‘Mirta’ print dress and Pretty Ballerinas ‘Holly’ Black Suede Pumps.

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