The Heiress took a step forward and appeared confident after swearing the flag and before coming of age
There are only eleven days left until the end of October and, with it, for the Princess of Asturias to reach the age of majority and swear the Constitution. This month ends with the important step of the institution, which was celebrated after his swearing in the banner of the General Military Academy. Leonor is getting older and with it growing up its institutional roleand he wanted to promote this idea in the words spoken on the occasion of the celebration of the Princess of Asturias Awards 2024.
“I understand very well and I know what my duty is and what it is my responsibilities“, he said in the first sentences of his speech. And he did it with a strong, calm tone and looking at the camera. the Constitution, where what I mean personally and institutionally, he said.
For five minutes, the heir assured that he spoke in front of the people he wanted to feel recognized: “I feel that they have passed on that hope that guides us and inspires usof the youth,” he assured.
Among the new responsibilities he faces, he emphasized the need to “understanding and value“What is given by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, of which Leonor is the honorary president, “contributes to a society where many generations live with the idea of ensuring that those who need it have the opportunity to improve their lives”, For the Heiress this goal can only be achieved “with common goals of individual and collective effort”.
The eldest daughter of Felipe VI followed the tradition of praising each of the winners in their categories. The heir worked and tried all year to know the highlights of each of them. Because of this, he praised Nuccio Ordine “how he did humanity”, and helped him understand “why education the foundation in every society that seeks to be better”.
Regarding Meryl Streep, whom he spoke to on several occasions throughout the day, he highlighted her “impeccable career and with freedom, courage and sensitivity to the challenges of our time”.
The Princess points to the missing Hèléne Carrere and the Mary’s Meal initiative that “examples to those who understand that participation is necessary to help improve things.
He spoke about Murakami about his “own universe” built on words, and inspired by the athlete Kipchoge for his ability to “overcome his limitations and always keep working to achieve his goals.” Of the three biologists in the Science Prize, he was “fascinated” by the studies of the microbiota, and by the initiative of Medicines for Neglected Diseases he reflected on the fact that there are “diseases that affect a quarter of the world’s population and represent 1 % of the investigation”.
The heir’s speech lasted five minutes and, at the end, he received unanimous applause from the 1,300 seats of the Campoamor theater. His parents and his sister, Infanta Doña Sofía, were smiling more.
Leonor, who has a public event tomorrow during a visit to the ideal city, has again taken a step towards adulthood, offering one of the speeches in which she is seen as the most confident and mature.
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