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The Princess of Asturias Foundation

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Princess of Asturias Awards Special

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Award ceremony


Blue, the livery of the Foundation, is the predominant colour on stage at Oviedo´s Teatro Campoamor. A carpet with the Foundation´s coat of arms woven in yellow covers the floor. The curtain at the back of the stage is decorated with the Foundation´s coat of arms and the words "Premios Princesa de Asturias" (Princess of Asturias Awards).



The Department of Protocol at the Foundation designates the seating arrangements for the different figures on stage. Since His Royal Highness´s wedding in 2004, the presidential table includes TM The King and Queen of Spain. The President of the Principality of Asturias, Mr. Javier Fernández Fernández, is on the King's right, and the President of the foundation, Mr. Luis Fernández-Vega Sanz, is on the Queen's left. The flags of Spain, the Principality of Asturias and the European Union flank either side of the table. Her Majesty Queen Sophia usually watches the ceremony from the royal Box, on the first tier of the theatre. The Award winners sit on the left hand side of the stage, with the flags of their countries of origin behind them. To the right, there are presidents of the different award juries, former Award winners and authorities. The press box is also on the right, at the back, arranged so that press photographers from the different media can photograph the highlights of the ceremony.

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