Monday, January 30, 2023

Queen Letizia of Spain promotes Spanish in Los Angeles

angel – Queen Joy De España was in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday, where he celebrated the opening of a center that promotes the Spanish language and culture around the world.

Letizia Ortiz inaugurates the first branch on the West Coast of the United States Cervantes Institute, which was founded in 1991 by the Spanish government to bring the Spanish language and culture to the whole world. The Los Angeles branch is the institute’s seventh in the United States.

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States after English, and is widely spoken in Los Angeles, where approximately 50% of the population is Hispanic or Latino. In addition, Letizia attended a working meeting of the institute on Monday and presided over its opening on Tuesday, according to a press release.

https://twitter.com/InstCervantes/status/1602620311035609091

Letizia, a veteran national television journalist, became a princess in 2004 when she married Prince Felipe—now King Felipe VI. When King Juan Carlos abdicated 10 years later, Letizia became the first woman without aristocratic blood to reach the throne of Spain. , He turns 50 in September, providing a glimpse into his role in a monarchy still grappling with the fallout from the scandals involving Juan Carlos.

Although Letizia is known as a progressive feminist rather than an ardent royalist, she is credited with being instrumental in Felipe’s decision to forge a new path and break away from the royal palace’s corrupt past.

The King of Spain has a primarily ceremonial role. The executive power rests with the elected parliamentary government.

Fuentes: Associated Press

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