The kings continued the tradition of visiting this region of Spain on the centenary year of the visit by Alfonso XIII to the region
- Birthday Begging, horror and a naked king, it was Alfonso XIII’s visit to Las Herdes that Don Felipe and Doa Letizia remember today
The propeller of the army helicopter carrying the king and queen erupted in the Pinofranquedo town hall square at nine o’clock in the morning among residents waiting for Don Felipe and Doa Letizia. The kings have followed the tradition established by Alfonso XIII. Visit Las HerdesAn area that Felipe VI’s great-grandfather knew a century ago and whose 35 farmhouses has nothing to do with what the king’s ancestor saw.
Don Felipe and Doa Letizia have found an area with progress, good communication by roads and a sector tourists and affluent farmers, with him city flies As one of the most prosperous businesses. Thousands of residents of the 500 square kilometers that make up Las Herdes have flocked to Pinofranquedo to welcome the king and queen. The streets leading to the Town Hall were congested. That’s why Don Felipe and Doa Letizia—who have A Guide to Extremadura wearing a green shirt and white patterned skirt – it took them 20 minutes to walk 300 metropolis Which separated him from the seat of the constant. Everyone wanted to join their hands and the kings squeezed out all that was given to them.
All, Dos Nias Vestidas de Hardanaso He received them and a group of Los Angeles school students from the Caminomorisco farmhouse performed paleo, a rustic dance in which the rhythm is marked by drums, flute and sticks played by the dancers themselves. It is a dance that was missing and which was retrieved in 1998 with the visit of Don Juan Carlos and Doa Sofa.
,Glad to be in this area Remembering the historical visit of King Alfonso XIII a hundred years ago”, wrote the Book of Honor of Don Felipe and the Town Hall. “We would like to congratulate and support all efforts To meet the needs of rural Spain” he wrote before continuing on foot through the municipality towards the documentation center of Las Herdes.
Felipe VI and Doa Letizia did not leave, always with the tambourilero school of music no neighbors without saying hello, not requested without compliance. Like two women perched on the corner of a fence, begging for greetings; or the mother who showed her month old son to the queen and this took her in his arms, They also heard tales of older people, such as ninety-year-old Maria leaving after shaking hands with the queen, or the man who had brought her a book from the area. On an individual basis, the Legionnaire of Don Felipe and Doa Letizia was side by side with the parents of Jordi Uro, who died while practicing military maneuvers in Almera, and who was from Pinofrancado.
The King and Queen discovered a plaque at the Herdes Documentation Center that recorded their journey. Inside, he features a video of a visit made by Alfonso XIII a century earlier and meeting with a group of neighbors from the region. There was no shortage of famous Uncle Picho, whose wine, pitch real, It is famous throughout Spain.
“One is extraordinary experience walk around this country, through the most remote areas, such as Las Herdes”, Felipe VI confessed during the meeting, adding that the queen was interested in the educational system, in addition to soaking up the most traditional of the region in the center there. rebuilt a hardy street and an exhibition of festivals of tourist interest in the region: Carnival and the enram,
Don Felipe and Doa Letizia ended the day with a new walk, this time to the Los Angeles River area, which features some natural pools. this is the same river Alfonso XIII Nude, On its shores, the last residents of Las Herdes who were waiting for the emperor and his wife were able to greet and shake hands.
Don Felipe and Doa Letizia have said goodbye at the foot of the Pinofrancado Bridge, where some inquisitors were still shouting and cheering for the kings, who did not stop smiling, excited: “it’s a surprise, People have the best cheeks”, confessed Don Felipe.
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