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« on: November 20, 2013, 02:41:17 am »

Prince Felipe of Spain opens Miami Book Fair International

 Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia gave a royal touch to the opening of the 30th edition of the Miami Book Fair International on Sunday and marked the Spanish colonization of Florida with the arrival of Juan Ponce de Leon 500 years ago.

Shouts of “Viva España” and enthusiastic applause rang out and camera flashes lit the scene as the royal couple walked into the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts to open the gala event.

Speaking in both Spanish and English, Prince Felipe said Spanish is the second international language, after English, shared by millions of people around the world and spoken with many accents in Miami alone.

Spanish cabinet ministers, ambassadors, the mayors of Miami and Miami-Dade County, other politicians, lobbyists and book lovers crowded into the theater as Miami Dade College President Eduardo J. Padron introduced the prince.

A stunningly jazzy flamenco and operatic troupe performed Suite Hispania and a symphony performed

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