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HRH Leonor to attend Princess of Asturias Awards for first time
15 June 2019 @ 07:57

PRINCESS Leonor of Asturias will help present the awards named after her – Spain's national 'Nobel' prizes – for this first time this year at the October ceremony, just before she turns 14.

The heir to the throne, whose father is King Felipe VI, will have some of her earliest official Royal engagements either side of her birthday on October 31 – she will also present the Princess of Girona Foundation Awards in November this year in Barcelona.

Her parents, King Felipe and Queen Letizia, will be helping her, and her younger sister Sofía, who turned 12 in May, will also be making her Royal début at the Princess of Asturias Awards – what used to be the Prince of Asturias Awards before their dad became monarch in 2014, since they are always named after the first in line to the Crown.

Leonor (pictured left) has already premièred as a Royal in official engagements – her first was on September 8, 2018 in her eponymous region, Asturias, for the 300th anniversary of the Covadonga Basilica and the 150-year anniversary of the Altamira Caves' discovery.

She was also awarded the prestigious Golden Fleece on January 30 in a public ceremony on her father's 50thbirthday in a symbolic gesture of the start of her 'career' as a Royal.



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