¿Cómo van a celebrar los reyes de España su decimoquinto aniversario de boda?
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The wedding anniversary of the King and the Queen of Spain, Felipe and Letizia

Madrid / On Wednesday, it’s the fifteenth wedding anniversary of the king Felipe and the Queen Letizia, which will be celebrated privately, having no institutional act together, since only the head of state has a work agenda.

 

 

Three decades have passed since the weding took place at cathedral of La Almudena in Madrid, in the middle of a heavy rain which stopped later to see the then princes go out to the balcony of the Royal Palace to celebrate it with the citizens.

Today, only the king will be seen in public at the meetings he will hold at Palacio de la Zarzuela with the new president of the Congress, Meritxell Batet, and the Senate, Manuel Cruz.

The usual thing in these fifteen years is that Mr Felipe and Mrs Letizia have celebrated their anniversary privately or in work events, although they haven’t always coincided.

Only in 2014, when a decade of marriage and at the doors of the relay in the Crown, they went to Toledo to see privately an exhibition of El Greco and the Casa del Rey distributed on Twitter two photos of them with their daughters, Leonor and Sofia, under the label “X Anniversary of the Wedding of the Princes of Asturias”.

At the end of one year, the commemoration had an intimate and family character and took place fifteen days after announcing that they expected the birth of their first child for November.

In 2006, they celebrated this as a normal day, “working”, as they commented, with a visit to Fuenlabrada (Madrid), although as “any other couple”, pointed out Mrs Letizia, they would also do it “in private”.

In Zarzuela with their two daughters, Leonor and Sofia

The following year, the novelty was that the princes appeared in Zarzuela with their two daughters, Leonor, one year and a half, and Sofia, who had been born a month ago, to pose before the media.

In 2008, Mr Felipe and Mrs Letizia had an act in S’Agaró and the following year, another in Madrid in a scholarship delivery, where she confessed, in an informal conversation with journalists, that she continued to feel the “same love, the same illusion and the same commitment” on their fifth wedding anniversary, of their wedding.

On May 22, it was on the weekend in the next two years, so the celebration was private.

In 2012, the princes of Asturias met once again, this time in Malaga, where they visited the Caritas program for the employment of vulnerable young people.

They were also together in 2013, with three audiences in Zarzuela, one of them with children from a special education school in Lorca (Murcia).

The tenth anniversary had the special character of their visit to Toledo, during which Mr Felipe assured that this period had passed “quickly” for the couple.

In 2015, the prince and the princess celebrated it again by working, in the swearing-in ceremony of the flag of royal and civil guards in El Pardo, in which the colonel in charge of the unit congratulated them during his speech.

Final of the Copa del Rey

The anniversary of 2016 had a particular character as it coincided with the final of the Copa del Rey between Barcelona and Sevilla at the Vicente Calderón stadium in Madrid.

It was not planned, but Queen Letizia finally decided to accompany her husband to follow the game from the director’s box.

In 2017, they were also seen together in an official ceremony, although with the novelty that they did it together with the King Juan Carlos and the Queen Sofia in the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Queen Sofia Foundation which took place at the Alzheimer Center in Madrid.

The anniversary of last year also went out of normal because they were separated as it coincided with Mrs Letizia’s cooperation trip to the Dominican Republic, while Mr Felipe stayed in Madrid in an act with his father. (May 22, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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Principalmente, en el texto se habla de... (Mainly in the text, it's talked about...)
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los preparativos para celebrar el aniversario de boda de los reyes de España.
B
cómo fue la boda de don Felipe y doña Letizia.
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la celebración del aniversario de boda de los reyes de España.
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Según el texto, don Felipe y doña Letizia... (According to the text, Mr Felipe and Mrs Letizia...)
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nunca han celebrado un aniversario de boda en privado.
B
se casaron hace quince años en la capital de España.
C
hasta ahora nunca habían tenido un acto institucional el día de su aniversario de boda.
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Sobre el día de su aniversario de boda se dice que... (About the day of their wedding anniversary, it's said that...)
A
algunos años han estado trabajando en ese día.
B
nunca coincidió con un importante evento deportivo.
C
don Felipe y doña Letizia siempre han pasado estado juntos en ese día.
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Según el texto, hace un lustro don Felipe y doña Letizia... (According to the text, five years ago, Mr Felipe and Mrs Letizia...)
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celebraron su aniversario de boda en el Palacio de Zarzuela.
B
no se pudieron ver el día de su aniversario de boda.
C
estuvieron en Toledo cuando se cumplió su décimo aniversario de boda.
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En el vídeo se ve... (It's watched in the video...)
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a don Felipe y a doña Letizia cogidos de la mano.
B
a la reina Letizia vistiendo solo vestidos de color blanco.
C
a las hijas de los reyes comer solas en un comedor.
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10 años.
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5 años.
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15 años.
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'Festejar' es... ('Festejar' is...)  
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recordar algo.
B
celebrar algo con una fiesta.
C
salir de fiesta.
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El artículo determinado para 'novedad' es: (The determined article for 'novedad' is:)
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lo
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la
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el
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una persona se cayó al suelo ese fin de semana.
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ese suceso ocurrió un fin de semana.
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no sucedió nada ese fin de semana.
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