King Juan Carlos plans to attend Mario Vargas Llosa’s admission ceremony to the French Academy


Mario Vargas Llosa will enter the French Academy on February 9 in a solemn ceremony in Paris to which he has invited Don Juan Carlos, as confirmed to The country. The writer has assured that the King is his friend and that when he saw him “in the doldrums” he considered that he would like to receive the invitation, that he has not only accepted it, but also In addition, she will attend with her daughter, the Infanta Cristina, according to what the Nobel Prize for Literature has transferred to the aforementioned medium.

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The Spanish-Peruvian author and Juan Carlos I, who has currently lived in Abu Dhabi for two and a half years, maintain a close relationship. When Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize in 2010, the then monarch dedicated the following words to him: “It’s fantastic. It’s fantastic news for Spain. Besides, he He is a great friend of Spain and I love him very much“. He also conveyed his joy and affection when in 1993 the writer received Spanish nationality and in 2011 he was granted the marquisate of Vargas Llosa, although he has never used it.

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Now, it is the French Academy that welcomes him as a member, making him “immortal”, as those who are part of this prestigious institution created to ensure the Gallic language are known. He’s the first writer to receive this honor without ever having published in French. Even so, he has been chosen to occupy the 18th chair of this academic body founded by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635, after the solemn ceremony in which he will wear an embroidered green uniform and carry a sword as tradition dictates. In addition, his speech will be a tribute to Michel Serres, the poet who died in 2019 who until then occupied the chair of Vargas Llosa.

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It will therefore be on February 9 when, as planned, Don Juan Carlos returns to Europe for the fourth time since he moved to the United Arab Emirates on August 5, 2020. He will thus reappear in public after the funeral of his brother-in-law Constantine of Greece about ten days ago in Athens. Then, the farewell to Doña Sofía’s brother managed to reunite almost the entire Spanish royal family. The Infanta Cristina also attended with her four children, as did her sister, the Infanta Elena, who was accompanied by Victoria and Felipe de Marichalar and, of course, the Kings Felipe and Letizia, who in this case traveled to Athens without their daughters.





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