Letizia has chaired the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Information Sciences of the UCM
In her speech, marked by spontaneity, the queen recalled several anecdotes from her university stage
This morning may have occurred Letizia’s most spontaneous speech in his seven years of reign. The personal involvement that flew over his last official act before turning 49 has been palpable in his gestures, in his words, in the choice of anecdotes and in his intonation. An event, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Information Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid in which Ortiz Rocasolano was trained as a journalist, which has become a sort of ‘back to the past’ in which to share what those years of youth were like in which no one, much less her, imagined where she would be at this point. And also an environment of trust in which to make a declaration of intentions of what you expect from your life from now on.
After thanking the Minister of Universities, the rector, the dean counselor, their respective teams and the graduates of their generation for the invitation to an anniversary as round as this, Queen Letizia has confessed that last night, when she prepared “the two or three minutes that I had imagined in my head “to open the act, it was aware that this would be different from any other appointment on your agenda.
Letizia’s emotion upon returning to her faculty
“When I was wondering what could I say this morning I knew what was going to happen to me when I entered this faculty. I knew what would happen to me “, he has pronounced with emphasis, making clear the enormous affection he feels for that concrete space in which he spent his first twenty years.
“Coming every day for five years in the nineties to this faculty leaves a mark. Those of you who have gone through the same thing know what I’m talking about“, he said with humor, winking at the thousand and one legends that exist around life within this faculty (“I learned many things in the classrooms and outside of them, what am I going to tell you about the cafeteria“).
This was the queen’s university life
This 50th anniversary has also made him ask yourself again “why did I want to be a journalist?”. Or to remember solemnly that moment in which he received “that letter from before, on paper, in an envelope, with the corresponding letterhead, in which she said she was admitted as a university student of the Faculty of Information Sciences after passing the selectivity “.
An anecdote that, although “it seems from another century” (“But it is that it is from another century, because the faculty turns fifty and I am ready, as you know, as all of Spain knows“), has closed with a scene from that stage that he still remembers as if it had occurred yesterday.
His declaration of intentions about to turn 50, “as all of Spain knows”
Without wanting to be “intense or boring you with comics”, Queen Letizia has visualized how one day a professor “of those brilliants” got fed up with her and, out loud, “almost screaming”, he addressed her with a “Ortiz, look, of course I don’t know what his life is going to be like, but of course it has no rival to heavy“. A curiosity that, although” is not removed “, since he abandoned his vocation to marry King Felipe and serve the crown has broken with the second part of the story: “Now I no longer count the answers they give me”.
In addition, comparing this anniversary with its imminent change of decade (on September 15, it turns 49), the current consort of the Spanish crown has wanted to verbalize a declaration of intentions about what she expects from her future now that, as they say, is about to ‘flip the ham’. “Fifty years is a beautiful figure to continue trying to do things well in the place where it corresponds to each of us“, has expressed with the hand in the chest.