The curious gift that Jaume Plensa gave to Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia during their visit to his workshop in Barcelona

The curious gift that Jaume Plensa gave to Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia during their visit to his workshop in Barcelona
The curious gift that Jaume Plensa gave to Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia during their visit to his workshop in Barcelona

Dressed in white, casual, summery and wearing comfortable espadrilles, the Princess Leonor (18) y Infanta Sofia (17) visited this Tuesday, July 9, in Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona) the workshop of Jaume Plensa (68), one of the most renowned sculptors and plastic artists internationally. In this way, the daughters of Felipe VI (56) have inaugurated the events related to the 2024 Princess of Girona Awards that will be presented this Tuesday, July 10, in Lloret de Mar (Gerona).

Close, friendly and with adorable smiles, The Princess and the Infanta have cordially greeted the curious people who crowded the entrance of the studio. At all times, people did not miss a detail of the fresh look they were sporting.

The Princess of Asturias looked very attractive in jeans and a checked shirt with wide sleeves, while Sofia opted for a bohemian blouse with a V-neckline and flared sleeves, matched with cotton trousers that also matched the openwork diamond-shaped embroidery. The design is by the French firm Ba&sh. Both wanted to accentuate their youthful and somewhat rebellious spirit, as well as showing closeness, by wearing their hair loose.

Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia visit the workshop of sculptor Jaume Plensa.

[Los looks gemelos de Leonor y Sofía en el primer acto de los Princesa de Girona: de blanco y con las mismas alpargatas]

The daughters of the King and Queen receiving the gift given to them by the Catalan sculptor.

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Inside the studio, both have followed Plensa’s explanations very closely, who has enjoyed great affection in Zarzuela since the artist met the then Prince Felipe (56) and Letizia Ortiz (51) in 2009. This meeting took place in Chicago, where Plensa presented one of his best-known works, the Crown Fountain located in Chicago’s Millenium Park, composed of a pond flanked by two 16-meter-high towers on which a giant screen with the faces of citizens from which a jet of water comes out is projected.

Since that day, The relationship between the two parties has remained unchanged. over time. The Kings have followed with special interest the evolution of the works of this

Since that day, the relationship between the two parties has remained unchanged over time. The King and Queen have followed with special interest the evolution of the works of this multifaceted artist, whose works are enjoyed in many countries. One of his most distinctive creations is the faces of sleeping girls in Barcelona, ​​named Carmela, next to the Palau de la Música, and in Madrid, named Julia, in the Plaza de Colón.

In this emotional meeting, the Borbón sisters received a nice gift from the sculptor since has presented them with two small-scale reproductions of the sculptures Isabella and Julia installed on the Paseo de la Castellana and in the Plaza de Colón, respectively. In addition, as reported by Mariángel Alcázar, they received a book from a numbered edition of 3,000 copies already sold out entitled Plensa (Editorial Planeta) with number 2 reserved for the King and Queen. Infanta Leonor was in charge of collecting it.

Tonight Leonor and Sofia are scheduled to meet with the Kings and the winners of previous editions and on Wednesday they will open the day with a visit to the Santa Clotilde Gardens, named after Clotilde Rocamora, married to Raül Roviralta i Astoul, Marquis of Roviralta. One of the most famous descendants of the aristocratic couple is José María Martínez Bordiú, popularly known as Pocholo (61). In the afternoon, the King and Queen and the Infanta Sofía will preside over the presentation of the Princess of Asturias Awards at the Palau de Congresos Costa Brava.

Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia, very attentive to Jaume Plensa’s explanations in his workshop.

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