The Kings, accompanied by their daughters Leonor and Sofia, have received a closed ovation at their entrance in the auditorium of the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona where the events of the 10th anniversary and awards of the Princess of Girona Foundation (FPdGi) take place ), surrounded by a strong police device.
The Royal Family has arrived at 18:15 hours at the venue, and, upon entering the event, they have received applause for more than a minute and with part of the auditorium standing, as well as some supportive support has been heard: ‘Long live the King’ .
They have entered the auditorium received by the president of the Senate, Manuel Cruz; Acting Vice President Carmen Calvo; the delegate of the central government in Catalonia, Teresa Cunillera; the president of the FPdGi, Francisco Belil, and the general director, Mònica Margarit.
In the act of delivery of the FPdGi Awards – which have been attended by more than a thousand guests – it is planned that, in addition to the king, Princess Leonor will also deliver a speech, which will include Spanish and Catalan.
This year’s awards went to neurologist Ignacio H. Medrano, mathematician Xavier Ros-Oton, social entrepreneur Begoña Arana, stage director Rafael R. Villalobos, and co-founder of the Humanity Crew organization, Maria Jammal, in the first time it is granted in the international category.