The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #401  
Old 07-18-2007, 10:44 AM
BeautyLeonor's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: caracas, Venezuela
Posts: 598
In past occasions people was said that Leonor had a too calm behavior, which was not smiling, etc... Now she is an active, happy and smiling girl ... she is really lovely!!
__________________
" *Love Is Like A Rose In Winter,Only The Strong Survive* My Favorite Rose: Felipe & Letizia"
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #402  
Old 07-18-2007, 11:39 AM
Verde Esmeralda's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 853
Caras magazine features a small picture of the Princes of Asturias with Sofia, in this week's cover (see bottom left corner):

Revista Caras

The other major magazine, Gente, also provides an nice article on the christening inside the magazine, though it is not featured in the cover.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #403  
Old 07-18-2007, 11:50 AM
MarvelousMarta's Avatar
Gentry
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Warsaw/Edmonton, Canada
Posts: 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
Completely agree Duke of marmalade, you can't force a behaviour on a 2 years old child.
Leonor is an active girl, who can't stay in one place for more then a minute.
Christian is a quiet child, who prefers to stay close to his parents.

Why make any of them behave otherwise?
I completely disagree. You can and should instill proper behaviour on a 2 year old and the sooner the better. Just because she is two doesnt mean she should be going wild. What if she was yelling during the ceremony, or hitting other children or sticking out her tongue? Should that be ignored because she is so cute? It was a short ceremony wherein should could have been made to sit quietly on grandmas lap.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #404  
Old 07-18-2007, 11:54 AM
catango's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tolima, Colombia
Posts: 544
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarvelousMarta View Post
I completely disagree. You can and should instill proper behaviour on a 2 year old and the sooner the better. Just because she is two doesnt mean she should be going wild. What if she was yelling during the ceremony, or hitting other children or sticking out her tongue? Should that be ignored because she is so cute? It was a short ceremony wherein should could have been made to sit quietly on grandmas lap.

She wasn't yelling at all, She was walking here and there, and She isn't still a 2 year old girl, it is just stupid, think about protocol and so on for her.

By the way, Could anybody post Hola magazine's pics, They seem to be beautiful, please, please, here in my country the magazine arrive in two weeks.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #405  
Old 07-18-2007, 12:02 PM
acdc1's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: somewhere in, United States
Posts: 1,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarvelousMarta View Post
I completely disagree. You can and should instill proper behaviour on a 2 year old and the sooner the better. Just because she is two doesnt mean she should be going wild. What if she was yelling during the ceremony, or hitting other children or sticking out her tongue? Should that be ignored because she is so cute? It was a short ceremony wherein should could have been made to sit quietly on grandmas lap.
You shouldn't make a 20-month-old act a certain way if she's not being a particular problem. Of course you should treach them good manners, etc., but Leonor wasn't behaving badly. I could see making Leonor sit still if she was screaming and biting and hitting her cousins or her little sister, and making the ceremony awful for everyone there. But she was just happily running around, and it didn't seem to bother anyone there except for perhaps King Juan Carlos. Her parents and Queen Sofia seemed particularly delighted. So I'm going with the old saying: Don't fix it if it's not broken!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #406  
Old 07-18-2007, 12:04 PM
lula's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: , Spain
Posts: 16,672
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarvelousMarta View Post
I completely disagree. You can and should instill proper behaviour on a 2 year old and the sooner the better. Just because she is two doesnt mean she should be going wild. What if she was yelling during the ceremony, or hitting other children or sticking out her tongue? Should that be ignored because she is so cute? It was a short ceremony wherein should could have been made to sit quietly on grandmas lap.
But the girl did not do anything that, in any moment she was badly educated, simply she was investigating by the garden, seeing what her cousins did, or who was that man dressed of strange form. The only thing that she had was curiosity.

On the other hand, I believe that 1 hour of religious ceremony, it is not something short, and it is quite boring for any child, more if in addition it makes heat.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #407  
Old 07-18-2007, 12:21 PM
Saphire's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Havre de Grace, United States
Posts: 124
I think Leonor was just acting like a normal "almost" 2 year old. She is beautiful, and so is Sofia.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #408  
Old 07-18-2007, 12:24 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 15,179
Leonor didn´t behave badly, she was just curious about the event and the things at the garden. The archbishop didn´t seem to be angry at all of Leonor´s behaviour, he smiled to Leonor and patted her gently to her head.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #409  
Old 07-18-2007, 12:34 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: -, Spain
Posts: 1,010
I think it is hilarious. First of all Leonor was criticized for being a serious child, one who never smiled and now when we finally get to see her true little personality, once again it is not good enough.

I don't really think Letizia sat and gave Leonor a lecture before the christening, telling her not to run around, not to make noise. It simply wouldn't work because she's just a young girl.
And the way I see it, if there had been a real problem with the way the little Infanta was acting, somebody (probably Grandma Sofía) would have made her sit down.

The same could be said for Princess Amalia, there are photos of her at Princess Alexia's christening and she is walking around, pointing and smiling, just as you would expect from a happy little girl.

At the end of the day Leonor is growing and becoming more and more curious so I think we should expect this from her for a good few years yet.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #410  
Old 07-18-2007, 02:46 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Jersey, United States
Posts: 284
Regarding Leonor's behavior; here's another option, and one that was used in my (ordinary middle-class) family years ago--take her away from the event if she is disturbing it. It's true, her behavior is normal for a child that isn't even two, but that is no reason to allow her to disrupt the ceremony. If she isn't old enough to be quiet, she may just not be old enough to attend. It's simple, really.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #411  
Old 07-18-2007, 03:20 PM
mapian's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ., Spain
Posts: 230
but she isn't disrupt the ceremony!!! we haven't seen all the images, only few minutes for 1 hour of celebration, but in several moments, the nany took she out, for example wen the baptism took place. Not problem

The archbishop said at the baptism end : you leave them young approach me. (dejad que los niños se acerquen a mí)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #412  
Old 07-18-2007, 03:20 PM
lula's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: , Spain
Posts: 16,672
The girl did not bother to anybody. if she had began to shout, to cry, to throw things… it would be another thing… but she was very calm, happy and taking a walk by the garden. Like they were the rest of the children. A baptism must be a celebration for a baby and for the children. All the children moved that way, Victoria went from her site to the place where was her mother, the same made Pablo and Miguel, Irene also gave some stroll. In all them baptism the children are moving.

In addition, it was a deprived baptism, in the garden of their house, where with exception of a few guests, all were members of the family or people who work with them.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #413  
Old 07-18-2007, 05:56 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: olney, United States
Posts: 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by ...sOfIa.... View Post
I think it is hilarious. First of all Leonor was criticized for being a serious child, one who never smiled and now when we finally get to see her true little personality, once again it is not good enough.
You cannot please all the people all of the time. No matter what a public figure does or does not do, there is bound to be criticism.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #414  
Old 07-18-2007, 07:02 PM
lucys's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 993
Over the time I've been on this board I thought the two silliest critics I ever read were 1.) that Princess Mary speaks Danish with an accent, and 2.) that Princess Letizia repeats the same outfits too often. Now I have a new winner.

To critic a 20-month-old toddler for being happy, sweet and playful at an outdoor, family ceremony is really the silliest critic I have read on this board.
__________________
"I dress first for myself, then for men, and lastly for other women, who are going to be critical anyway." Elizabeth Taylor
Reply With Quote
  #415  
Old 07-18-2007, 10:15 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Jersey, United States
Posts: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucys View Post
Over the time I've been on this board I thought the two silliest critics I ever read were 1.) that Princess Mary speaks Danish with an accent, and 2.) that Princess Letizia repeats the same outfits too often. Now I have a new winner.

To critic a 20-month-old toddler for being happy, sweet and playful at an outdoor, family ceremony is really the silliest critic I have read on this board.
Actually, I've read worse. For instance, the debate about Letizia's weight strikes me as ridiculous (who could look healthier?), and the criticism of Mary and Frederick for having nannies is also incredibly silly.

At 20 months, nobody is really criticising the baby. It's really more a question of whether her parents should allow her to be there. Maybe she should be with her nanny while the ceremony is taking place, and allowed to go to the family party afterwards. (For those that have called the Baptism a "family occasion," it is, but it is first and foremost a religious ceremony.) If she wasn't disrupting the ceremony, then there really isn't any reason why she shouldn't be there.

I remember when Victoria was young she had a few episodes of misbehavior and a habit of sticking out her tongue. Both she and her brother seem to have grown up nicely despite their early behavior.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #416  
Old 07-18-2007, 10:54 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: San Francisco, United States
Posts: 629
Amalia behaved the same way at her sister Alexia's baptism so did Ingrid at Sverre's, and Maud at Leah's. Leonor, Amalia, Ingrid, and Maud did not disrupt the ceremony. They were simply just 2 year olds running around being carefree. I guess we'll have to wait for October to see how Amalia (this time around) and Alexia will behave at Ariane's baptism. Of course nobody is gonna criticize them because they're not Letizia's daughters .
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #417  
Old 07-18-2007, 11:08 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Omaha, United States
Posts: 1,601
Cool

I have to agree. Leonor was behaving like a 20 month old and while viewing the pictures and videos, I had to laugh because she reminded me of Ingrid Alexandra. If Frederik hadn't been holding Prince Christian, he would have been walking around too. As long as a child doesn't totally disrupt a ceremony then I don't mind. It is a family ceremony.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #418  
Old 07-18-2007, 11:10 PM
acdc1's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: somewhere in, United States
Posts: 1,809
I'm not meaning to be rude, but I personally think that we all (me included, as I've contributed to the discussion) are wasting our breaths -fingers, actually- saying on how a child who is a year-and-a-half is behaving at a baptism. They are either going to be perfectly well behaved and quiet, or they aren't. It's that simple. Christian of Denmark was well-behaved because he is a quieter, more serious child in public situations than Leonor, who is clearly happy and somewhat restless in public. Most toddlers are happy and restless. It's not that big of a deal, and if her parents think that she was or is a problem they are dealing with it or going to deal with it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #419  
Old 07-18-2007, 11:24 PM
Courtier
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: San Francisco, United States
Posts: 629
Quote:
Originally Posted by lula View Post
I wonder what was up there. The people in the back were also looking up.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #420  
Old 07-18-2007, 11:28 PM
acdc1's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: somewhere in, United States
Posts: 1,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by planetcher View Post
I wonder what was up there. The people in the back were also looking up.
There had to be something up there, the people in the back and Leonor too were looking up. Darn, I was thinking that Leonor was just gazing at Daddy, but now I'm not so sure.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Infanta Leonor and Infanta Sofía, News and Pictures Part 5: December 2010 - June 2014 dazzling Current Events Archive 310 06-21-2014 04:47 AM
Queen Sofia's Co-operation Trip to the Philippines; July 1-7, 2012 lula King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia 44 07-08-2012 09:49 PM
2011 Calender of Royal Events JessRulz Picture of the Month, Special Features, Blogs & Articles 19 01-26-2011 06:45 AM
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia's Visit to Madeira, Portugal; July 30-August 1, 2009 lula King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia 21 08-16-2009 08:46 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri habsburg hohenzollern infanta leonor infanta sofia jewellery jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king constantine ii king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg olympics ottoman palace pom pregnancy president hollande president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess mary queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit wedding



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:30 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]