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HM the Queen at Fight Against Drug Addiction Patronage Meeting

A State Visit to South Korea, programmed for June, has been delayed because of His Majesty’s knee operation

-On Thursday  the Prince and Princess of Asturias will hold the annual meeting of the Patronages of the Prince of Asturias Foundation at the Royal Palace of El Pardo.

Today it was announced that Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka, has been bestowed with the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. Minutes of the jury: http://www.fpa.es/en/awards/2011/bill-drayton-1/jury/

-Don Felipe and Doña Letizia had lunch today with the Speakers and Board of the Senate.

The Queen opened yesterday the Balenciaga Museum in Getaria. The museum is dedicated to the couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga and has been opened 8 years later for corruption charges and scandals. Don Jaime de Marichalar, ex husband of infanta Elena, was present.

-Blanca Gisbert, journalist working in the press office of the King’s Household, goes into retirement this week.

Today HM the Queen chaired the meeting of the Patronage of the Aid Against Drug Addiction Foundation, of which she is honorary president.

Photo: Casa de S.M. el Rey/Borja Fotógrafos