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Old 06-16-2015, 11:48 AM
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Is it a saccharine charm-offensive to placate crowds? Does it mean that ratings are bad? It would be fair to say that PR of the Spanish royal family is clumsy.
I strongly disagree. EVERY royal or politician does the same type of appearance during a special anniversary or country holiday event. It is something that citizens not only expect but enjoy. You must be reading the wrong papers because King Felipe's ratings have risen quite nicely nice taking over from his father. Clumsy, I don't think so. In fact I found it quite natural in comparing to other royals with stiff "official" family shots. Actual, now, they seem to be a loving family with sweet children. Good for them.
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I think he does what people in office usually do, elected or not. You have to have the public on your side. Its about coming across as trustworthy and reliable, an asset for the country. Everything is in the pictures: happy family, nice kids, a good rapport to the future Queen, hardworking, the image of a good king. After JC Felipe starts from scratch in that respect, and those pictures certainly help. Its PR, nothing else, and the first anniversary is a perfect opportunity.
Agree D of M. It is a serious part of the job and was done nicely. Rather something like that then a half hour of royals coming out for prearranged photo shot, which to me always seemed cold and "lets get it over with so be can enjoy the rest of the day" type of thing.
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Maybe Felipe should have ridden topless like Putin, I'm pretty sure the rates would be even higher
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The PR in question was equally cringing and was/is mocked by many in the foreign press. The downgraded European bloodlines should be more skillful marketing themselves to the subjects.
Who in the world cares what foreign press thinks. Most of them are "cringe worthy" in both private lives and their public opinions. The only people that are important are the actual citizen of Spain. He is their King. They are the only ones he must answer to at all times. They also enjoyed the videos so he did his job for them.
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The PR in question was equally cringing and was/is mocked by many in the foreign press. The downgraded European bloodlines should be more skillful marketing themselves to the subjects.
I wholeheartedly agree with your comment on the downgraded European bloodlines. This is a core erosion of what royal still means and the best gift for any republican.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:30 PM
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Nice that there is an agreement on blood and pedigree. Now, perhaps we can return to the topic of this thread, which is the first anniversary of king Felipe's reign.

Those interested in the discussion commoners vs royals can continue that here.

People interested in political debates about democracy vs. dictatorship may be better served in a political forum, which TRF is not.
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Old 06-17-2015, 09:30 AM
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Who in the world cares what foreign press thinks. Most of them are "cringe worthy" in both private lives and their public opinions. The only people that are important are the actual citizen of Spain. He is their King. They are the only ones he must answer to at all times. They also enjoyed the videos so he did his job for them.
My thougts exactly!
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[...] They also enjoyed the videos so he did his job for them.
Heu... your quote puzzled me. Is it the King's job to make videos for Spaniards? And how did you know the Spaniards "enjoyed the videos"?

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Tomorrow, coinciding with the first anniversary of the proclamation, King Felipe and Queen Letizia deliver the Royal Orders of Civil Merit at the Royal Palace .

Honorees will be about 40 people unknown to the majority of public opinion, but who have provided or provide a relevant service to others.

Los h?roes an?nimos del Rey - ABC.es

Los Reyes pasar?n su aniversario con los h?roes cotidianos | loc | EL MUNDO

The 38 decorated by the King

Los 38 condecorados por el Rey - ABC.es

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While watching a video of the coronation /inauguration from last year, I just noticed during all the handshaking that the men shook hands with the ladies differently than with the men. The took the lady's hand and made one sharp downward motion, but when shaking the hands of the other men, it was just a normal handshake. Is there a significance to the difference?
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:18 AM
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After one year, King Felipe VI bolsters support for the Spanish monarchy

THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY: After one year, King Felipe VI bolsters support for the Spanish monarchy | In English | EL PAÍS
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It seems that 81% approves of the way the king is performing. Considering the scandals and crisis I think that that is a rather high number.
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That is Marengo a very high number . I beleive the new King is more carefull and he don't make the mistakes of his father.
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Old 06-19-2015, 11:25 AM
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Lunch offered by Their Majesties on the first anniversary of the Proclamation

Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Almuerzo ofrecido por Sus Majestades los Reyes en el primer aniversario de la Proclamación

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T.M.preside over the decoration ceremony of the Order of Civil Merit medal at the Palacio Real in Madrid.

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That is Marengo a very high number . I beleive the new King is more carefull and he don't make the mistakes of his father.
He is just one year (!) King. Trust me, his mistakes will come. Even La Regina Perfectissimae, Queen Elizabeth II has had her anni mirabiles but also her anni horribiles, as we all know...

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I agree Felipe has been very shrewd and has had an amazingly successful first year.

But (hopefully) he will be on the throne for at least another 30 years and it's far too early to call him a successful king based only on 12 months.

Juan Carlos was considered the best monarch in modern Spanish history-until the house of cards came tumbling down in the last few years.

A lot can and probably will change for Felipe.
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Felipe sure he make mistakes after all is a human. But with this father he have a big example whta he must to avoiting.
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