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SPANISH ROYAL TOUR QUEEN LETIZIA AND KING FELIPE VISIT CANTABRIA

The Spanish Royal Tour continues, King Felipe and Queen Letizia travelled to Cantabria, an autonomous community in northern Spain. Their Majesties visited the Cantabrian towns of Torrelavega and Santoña.

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This royal tour is part of the campaign “Spain for Sure”. The campaign promote tourists to visit Spain after COVID-19 pandemic.



National Cattle Market “Jesús Collado Soto”

Upon arrival, at the National Cattle Market “Jesús Collado Soto” in Torrelavega, Their Majesties were received by the President of Cantabria, Miguel Ángel Revilla; the President of the Cantabrian Parliament, Joaquín Gómez Gómez; the Government delegate in the Autonomous Community of Cantabria, Ainoa Quiñones; and the mayor of Torrelavega, Javier López Estrada.

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After the greetings, King Felipe and Queen Letizia entered the interior of the market where a “Jota Montañesa”, a traditional welcome dance in western Cantabria, was performed by four people (whistle, drum and a couple dancing) belonging to the Association of Dances Virgen de las Nieves de Tanos.

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Subsequently, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia began the visit to the premises with explanations by the director of the National Cattle Market “Jesús Collado Soto”, Isaac Bolado and the market’s commercial advisor, Carmelo Diego.

The tour started with the milking area, then the sale of cattle and finally the exhibition of bovine breeds.

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Meeting with Representatives of Livestock Sector

After the visit to the National Cattle Market of Torrelavega, Their Majesties held a meeting with the representatives of the groups of the livestock sector of Cantabria, in which they had a few words of gratitude and recognition to the sector “today and always”.

His Majesty King Felipe has highlighted the relevance of the primary sector during the pandemic where Spanish society, he said, has rediscovered the importance of this sector. An essential sector in the entire food chain that has been essential for the Spanish.

For her part, Queen Letizia has been interested in the innovation of small and medium producers through direct sales on the Internet and in the sector’s relationship with distribution chains.



Port of Santoña

After the meeting, Their Majesties made their way to the Port of Santoña, where upon arrival, they were received by local authorities and the mayor of Santoña, Sergio Abascal.

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Queen Letizia is greeted by well-wishers during a visit to the Fishing Port of Santoña.

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Their Majesties began a tour of the Port, during which they received explanations from the President of the Federation of Fishermen’s Associations of Cantabria and President of the “Virgen del Puerto” Fishermen’s Association of Santoña, Miguel Fernández.

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On this tour, they observed the work of a group of women “rederas” who were on the dock carrying out the work of repairing nets and went up to the bridge of a fishing boat, where the skipper made explanations about their activity.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia ended their tour of the Port at the viewpoint of Puerto de Santoña.

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The fishing port of Santoña is managed by the Virgen del Puerto Fishermen’s Association. They have the base 34 ships, of the 132 that are currently active in Cantabria.

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Consortium Company

Queen Letizia and King Felipe then made their way to the Consortium Company of the Consortium Group, where they visited the plant.

During the visit, the explanations were given by the vice-president of the Consortium Group, Valeria Piaggio and the General Director of the Factory, Ignacio Corral.



Royal Fashion: Queen Letizia of Spain

Queen Letizia wore floral jumsuit from Uterque, blue wedges from Calzados Picon and Gold Bambu Earrings.

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