Queen Letizia puts order in the handshake greeting at the reception prior to the Princess of Asturias Awards

The King and Queen, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía kissing hands EFE

A small slip of protocol happened this Friday during the reception that the King and Queen and their daughters, Princess Leonor and the Infanta Sofía, offered at the Reconquista hotel in Oviedo at the reception prior to the delivery of the Princess of Asturias Awards.

It was the beginning of the hand kiss of the reception, when the first guests first greeted His Majesty King Felipe VI instead of greeting the Princess of Asturias who by protocol had that position. Queen Letizia has been in charge of putting order and indicating how to proceed.

Subsequently, Don Felipe pointed out to the rest of the guests that Princess Leonor was the first in line in the kiss before the reception that the Kings offer and whose lunch is planned start at two in the afternoon.

In the framework of the Princess of Asturias Awards, the Royal Family has received in the Council Hall of the Reconquest a group of 35 young people from the University of Oviedo who have been awarded the 2021 End of Degree Awards

Ten minutes later, the Kings and their daughters have had an audience with the winners fool the Medallas de Asturias 2022 , among which were representatives of the Food Bank Foundation of Asturias and of the Community of Nuns of the Monastery of San Pelayo; in addition to Alfredo Martínez Serrano, ambassador of Spain in Canada; the handball player Raúl Entrerríos and the artisan cheesemaker Isaura Souza Ordiales.

Late in the morning, the Royal Family has received the members of the Board of Trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation and the awarded in this year’s edition.

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