On February 22, 2022, Queen Sofia of Spain, 83, oversaw a special ceremony at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid. Moreover, the monarch was not a simple spectator. Indeed, the mother of King Felipe VI of Spain, 54, handed out some of Spain’s most prestigious cultural awards at the event. Note that these are the Callia Foundation’s 2022 Ibero-American patronage awards.

La Reina Sofía ha presidido la entrega de los Premios Iberoamericanos de Mecenazgo 2022, which recognizes and promotes even el compromiso social con el arte.➡️https://t.co/bIr7Vacab2 pic.twitter.com/VCkKto7O67

— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) February 22, 2022

Queen Sofia of Spain has been the patron of the organization as well as of the prize since 2019. It should be noted that the prizes awarded aim to promote equality in art. Each year, winners receive prizes that are created by an emerging artist. “The figure of the Queen as a patron is today more necessary and relevant than ever, for her work in maintaining and enriching the cultural heritage of a country and for having become the main ambassador in the world of new talent. artistic,” said a representative of the Ibero-American Patronage Awards before the ceremony.

During this ceremony, Queen Sofia of Spain was responsible for presenting the prizes. The prize for the Latin American category was given to the couple Jorge M. Pérez and Darlene Boytel-Pérez. The Spanish category prize was awarded to Felipa Jove. This eminent artist is also the president of the Maria Jove Foundation, created in 2003. And the prize in the international category was awarded to the Turkish Füsun Eczacibaşi.

La Reina Sofía ha entregado los Premios Iberoamericanos de Mecenazgo 2022 a: Jorge Pérez y Darlene Boytel-Pérez, from The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation. Felipa Jove, from Fundacion María José Jove. Füsun Eczacıbaşı, from SAHA.➡️https://t.co/bIr7Vacab2 pic.twitter.com/UejZhaiBri

— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) February 22, 2022

Queen Sofia of Spain stands out on several points

Although highly praised for her support of the artistic field, Queen Sofia of Spain, 83, also stood out for her outfit. Indeed, the royal chose to put on a silver python skin style jacket. Except that on her outfit, the python patterns have been replaced by a floral print. Note that a charity gala accompanied the award ceremony. The benefits of the gala will be used to finance “the conservation and restoration of the collection of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando”.

In addition, Queen Sofia of Spain also stands out for her activity within the royal family. The mother-in-law of Queen Letizia of Spain gives a lot of importance to her work. This while trying to stay away from family conflicts. These include the situation with her husband, King Juan Carlos, as well as the controversies with her daughter, the Infanta Cristina. Note that the Infanta Cristina, 56, and Inaki Urdangarin, her husband, 54, separated at the beginning of this year 2022.

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Lara T.
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