Princess Letizia wearing The Prussian Diamond Tiara.
Greetings at the final of the World Cup 2010
Queen Victoria Eugenia by Ricardo Macarrón, 1967
“I was shaking all over. Her presence was imposing, her movements, her gestures. Usually, all those (royal) portraits suppose a strain, but I have never seen anything like her”
Macarrón, who made numerous royal portraits (five generations of the Spanish Roya Family, Monaco’s Princess Grace or Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret from the United Kingdom among others), had this to say of the old Queen in 2001.
Princess Letizia greets Nelson Mandela at her pre-wedding dinner. May 21, 2004, Royal Palace of El Pardo, Madrid.
UNESCO awards its first Simon Bolivar International Prize jointly to Nelson Mandela and King Juan Carlos of Spain at a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Simón Bolívar, 24 July 1983.
The International Simón Bolívar Prize serves to recognise activities of outstanding merit that, in accordance with the ideals of Latin American independence hero Simón Bolívar, “contribute to the freedom, independence and dignity of peoples and to the strengthening of a new international economic, social and cultural order”.
The Prize is awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) every second year, on 24 July (the anniversary of Bolívar’s birth).
Photos: The President and the King at South Africa’s Parliament in 1999.