Laguna Spain’s Prince Felipe paid a brief official visit to Tenerife yesterday to keep a promise to open the newly-restored Leal Theatre in La.
La Laguna

La Lagun a - 15.10.2008 - The heir to the throne, accompanied by his wife Letizia - a journalist and former TV presenter - spent less than two hours in the town but drew a large crowd of well-wishers numbering several thousand for his short walk through the centre. The tall prince and his photogenic wife, who was in the headlines recently following plastic surgery on her nose (which forced Madrid’s Wax Museum to replace its life-size version of her), stopped and chatted to the crowd for around 15 minutes before entering the Theatre for the formal ceremony, after which the pair were whisked off by motorcade to the airport.


The Princes of Asturias inaugurated the Teatro Leal in La Laguna. Tenerife on 15th of October 2008.

Around 2.500 people came to the scene to see Felipe de Borbon and Letizia Ortiz

From the moment that their Highnesses the car fell on the area from the left, people gathered there, full of emotion chanted: Felipe, Felipe, Felipe!, Although some also were heard Leticia, Leticia!, While the Princes greeted many of the people gathered there, to the point where they toured the vicinity of the theater waving before entering the campus culture.

On this visit of the Princess of Asturias attended also the chairman of the Government and Parliament of the Canary Islands, Paulino Rivero and Antonio Castro, respectively, as well as the delegate of the Government in the Canaries, Carolina Darias, the president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Ricardo Melchior; and the mayor of La Laguna, Ana Oramas.
Once inside the theater Leal, the mayor of La Laguna, Ana Oramas, read a letter in which he recalled that the Princes of Asturias, continuing a family tradition started by Alfonso XIII in 1906, and held both by the Count of Barcelona as Kings of Spain referred to the affection that professes the Royal Family to the city.

Subsequently, Ana Oramas was responsible for explaining the remodeling of the theater from the stalls, with special emphasis on the frescoes of Lopez Ruiz and the decor of this "small architectural jewel."