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Old 03-19-2009, 04:28 AM
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It was a great trip!!! It's too bad that we have just a few pics!!!

Letizia looks great and very confident! I love her more and more! I think she has grown up so much as a princess and as a woman for 5 years!
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:46 PM
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:34 PM
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The Princess' reaction about being a former journalist

Very interesting report of one's meeting with the Princess in New York.

http://ichaso.blogspot.com/2009/03/meeting-royalty-has-its-surprises.html
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:56 PM
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Very interesting report of one's meeting with the Princess in New York.

http://ichaso.blogspot.com/2009/03/meeting-royalty-has-its-surprises.html
This woman seems to be obsessed enough. Curiously months ago she wrote an article in a magazine of gossip, where she says almost the same thing, because were the gossips what a few Spanish friends had told her. After reading this, the most probable thing is that the "friends" of this lady are the most yellow journalists of the Spanish press.

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Certainly, it does not seem that the Princess has any problem with her past as journalist, since sheand the Prince, did a private visit to the Washington Post on Wednesday.

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Old 03-19-2009, 08:54 PM
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Very interesting report of one's meeting with the Princess in New York.

http://ichaso.blogspot.com/2009/03/m...surprises.html

Wow....hope that's not true.
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Old 03-19-2009, 09:00 PM
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Since this woman wrote negative gossips on the SRF, perhaps her friend is Jaime P. or Paloma B. There was a business dinner with hundreds of guests, it's understandable that Letizia didn't want to talk gossips with her. Plus this woman and her mother sound like snobs from old money in her own article. Perhaps it was her own problem instead of the problems of those commoners marrying the royals she disliked.
Bravo, Letizia !
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:34 PM
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Since this woman wrote negative gossips on the SRF, perhaps her friend is Jaime P. or Paloma B. There was a business dinner with hundreds of guests, it's understandable that Letizia didn't want to talk gossips with her. Plus this woman and her mother sound like snobs from old money in her own article. Perhaps it was her own problem instead of the problems of those commoners marrying the royals she disliked.
Bravo, Letizia !
I Agree, donnaK -- actually, unless I heard this same story by someone that overheard Letizia making these remarks [not a yellow journalist] I do not believe. Most lower standard article writers make up quite a good bit to ensure that the story is remembered and thus their name. Probably why she must write her own "blog" and not published in the New York Times.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:51 PM
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Well, is not the first time Letizia refused to speak about her journalist period; there is nothing wrong (for Mari) to say something like "We share a commond friend, the journalist x" as a way to break the ice when you are introduced to somebody and are supoused to talk about something for a few mints at least.

They are better ways to excused yourself, for instance you can say "It was a real pleasure but that time is over for me now, I wanted to talk to you about the child fundation I'm working on as a Princess, maybe you can be of help..." I don't know, something of that sort.

No need to be rude, just my opinion and Mari Rodriguez Ichaso is a well known journalist, educated and polite.
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There is nothing rude about the words of Letizia quoted in the article. She was the guest of honor along with Felipe at the business dinner with representatives of 300 companies, nothing wrong if she was not interested at talking about her previous life as a journalist or the common friend she probably didn't share with this Mari Rodriguez Ichaso. Regarding the tone of her words or her attitude, that's really between her and Mari Rodriguez Ichaso, no one really knows what was going on. She could rub Mari Rodriguez Ichaso the wrong way or Mari could just be angry because she didn't get the mini interview she thought she would surely get based on the common friend they had .
I would have more sympathy for Mari Rodriguez Ichas if she had stopped at the Letizia story. Instead, she continued blasting the usual unpleasant and haughty (in her eyes) commoners turning royals by marriage and that poor cuntryside woman who became rich in Havana, she does have an agenda IMO .
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:56 AM
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Reading what she has written previously, she does not demonstrate many objectivity.

Donna, I have the theory of which some journalists like that you mention, have been many years surrounded with rich, famous or powerful people, but they are simple journalists who report on them and aspire to be one of their "club". In the fund they would like to be Letizia and to be the plebeian journalist who accedes to the highest of the "club".

Recently, after the birthday of the Infanta Margarita two persons spoke on the Princess. A journalist of society friend of ladies of the nobility (very snob) and a singer transgressor enough .... two opposite persons that nevertheless, they spoke about the princess as an agreeable, educated and intelligent woman. It makes to ask if the one that changes radically is the princess, or they are the persons who approach her and the intentions that have those which are different...
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:18 AM
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An other opinion abaut princess Letizia:

Los príncipes de Asturias, Felipe de Borbón y Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, presidieron ayer el almuerzo conmemorativo del 50° aniversario de la Cámara de Comercio España-Estados Unidos. El evento, que se celebró en el Metropolitan Club de Nueva York, contó tam- bién con la presencia del Ministro de Industria de Comercio español, Miguel Sebastián. En su discurso el príncipe, tras hacer un breve repaso por los últimos 50 años de las relaciones económicas entre los dos países, destacó el papel fundamental de dicha institución. Para dicha ocasión, la princesa Letizia eligió un traje de chaqueta y falda por encima de la rodilla, color rojo pasión, con unos zapatos de tacón medio alto de una tonalidad más tenue, que resaltaba su esbelta figura. Durante la celebración, los príncipes, que brindaron con vino patrio, departieron de forma informal con los periodistas y demás asistentes. Ella, que se mostró especialmente simpática, se presentó de forma natural a los asistentes, dejando a un lado cualquier protocolo social.

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The Princes of Asturias, Felipe de Borbon and Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, pre-lunch sidieron yesterday commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce-USA. The event, held at the Metropolitan Club in New York, was also with the Minister of Commerce Spanish for Industry, Miguel Sebastian. In his speech the prince, after a brief review for the past 50 years of economic relations between the two countries, stressed the fundamental role of this institution. For the occasion, Princess Letizia chose a suit jacket and skirt above the knee, red passion, with high heeled shoes half a more subdued tone, highlighting her slender figure. During the celebration, the princes, who provided wine homeland, department informally with journalists and other attendees. She (the princess) was especially nice, is naturally present in the audience, leaving aside all social protocol.

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:57 AM
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it's a blogg, anyone can write it and since there is no video, we don't know whether this is true. it fits into the same category like the "i am a princess" quote in peking.

however, there have been stories before that letizia seems to get quite touchy or uncool when it comes down to her professional past. in general somebody in her or a similar position should be able to do a "nice to meet you" and move on.
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:05 AM
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it's a blogg, anyone can write it and since there is no video, we don't know whether this is true. it fits into the same category like the "i am a princess" quote in peking.

however, there have been stories before that letizia seems to get quite touchy or uncool when it comes down to her professional past. in general somebody in her or a similar position should be able to do a "nice to meet you" and move on.
But it is curious that these incidental suppositions always happen with journalists of the gossip and not with journalists of another type. The Prince and the Princess visit newspapers, radioes and televisions, deliver prizes to journalists, eat with journalists, speak with journalists ... and does this only happen with certain journalists of gossip?
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But it is curious that these incidental suppositions always happen with journalists of the gossip and not with journalists of another type. The Prince and the Princess visit newspapers, radioes and televisions, deliver prizes to journalists, eat with journalists, speak with journalists ... and does this only happen with certain journalists of gossip?
yes but it hardly happens in any country that the so called "serious" press will pick up a snappy remark that happens every now and then (even royals are human, after all) simply because it is not helpful for anybody involved: not good for the image of the princes(s), not good for the relationship between the specific media and the princes(s) as they might fall out of favour. furthermore, it is not the job of the "serious" press to lower themselves to pink topics. so unless a royal regulary sports a rude or unfriendly attitude towards the media or people in general, there is no reason for the serious press to mention it.

in letizia's case, in honestly don't think that she has a rude or unfriendly nature in her public approach, and she cannot afford to have one, but as anyone else she will have her off-moments because there are enough issues in her life to be annoyed about, partly caused by the so called "not so serious" media, who, because it is their subject, is happy to pick up any snappy remark they can get or even invent one and write about it.

maybe the mari situation happened, maybe not. maybe the "i am a princess" remark is true, maybe not. i don't think it's right to say "ok the story origins from this or this pink journalist so it must be a vicious lie" as much as i don't think it is right to believe everything that the "serious" - and very often propaganda - press comes up with. everyone is free to believe what they want, anyway.
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There are serious and less serious journalists, inside the gossip or the news of society, there are journalist in the habit of being trustworthy, and there are others who follow any gossip in that they should be interested to obtain protagonism, others have to fill a space and any information serves though it has easily verifiable mistakes. There are people in the forums that only gathering information, comparing and seeing photos can give news more veracious than those journalists.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:19 AM
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What I can say after 3 years here is that any journalist who dares to slightly critizice Letizia is either a bad journalist, an envious one, impolite, wants something from her, "just" a pink press journalist, trashy ones an so on.

Mari is pretty much a non biased journalist if such thing does exist and since her work is not to make interviews but write articles about what she sees around the world or points of view about celebrities, royalty etc it it sounds very weird that she wanted an interview, not to say in that context, they were introduced, they have to talk about something for a min or two, if Mari happens to have a friend that happens to be a friend of Letizia as well from her journalists days, why not mentioned? I don't see the mistake, everyone knows is a way to break the ice, you always says something after you are introduced to somebody; people on dinners mingle around, are introduced one to another, you won't just stand in front of the person like an idiot, you talk, if that person happens to be a princess so what? princesses does speak with the guests at gatherings w/o so much protocol, is not that it was a tiara gala dinner with reverences and kisses on the hand but a more relaxed one in NYC. Granted that if Letizia give her an interview she won't say No or that if she tells her something interesting she will write about it but she's not the type of journalist that fabricate things out of nowhere, that's not how Mari is and I've been following her for years by now, she's a very educated person, you can tell Mari doesn't even have enemies like the pink press in Spain usually have and one can see that on the talk shows, mostly because Mari live in NY City.

She is not much into certain gossips doesn't she live 100% from the gossip press either, even though she knows royals, celebrities and such and is part of her work is not that she's living with the camera and the mic hunting for news, her journalism is a quiet one and I don't believe Letizia does everything wrong but she certainly makes mistakes, she's not perfect. I do believe the whole "I'm a Princess" thing, she did it on Beijing-Pekin and she did it this time and she probably has said that 100 more times just not to people who will wrote about it; she's sort of rude with some answers, on her journalisms days she dared to rectified a colleague in front of the camera and I remember that as if it were today, she's "sanguinea" (sanguin ??), Felipe is more polite, so I do believe the anecdote, she needs to work the one-on-one on unexpected situations.
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when reading through the blogg, Mari Rodriguez Ichaso - Diario de Vida - Life's Diary: Meeting royalty has its surprises!
i wouldn't consider it as bashing or particulary negative.

mari has commented again, further down:

I would have loved to have liked Letizia very much. In fact, I wanted to like her, and that is why I approached her to say hello and mention our mutual friend. My date that night was also very surprised at her answer and attitude.
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Lots of good quality photos from the trip:
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when reading through the blogg, Mari Rodriguez Ichaso - Diario de Vida - Life's Diary: Meeting royalty has its surprises!
i wouldn't consider it as bashing or particulary negative.

mari has commented again, further down:

I would have loved to have liked Letizia very much. In fact, I wanted to like her, and that is why I approached her to say hello and mention our mutual friend. My date that night was also very surprised at her answer and attitude.
If the mutual friend was not Letizia's friend in reality, only her former colleague, there is nothing wrong for her saying that she is not a journalist anymore, thus not a friend of the mutual friend. Rodriguez Ichaso needn't get so offended, her article was truely overreacting. Just because the friend told her that he/she was a friend of Letizia, it doesn't necessarily mean the truth.
She said that the commoners marrying the royals were usually unpleasant and haughty, perhaps she should re-examine her own attitude towards those commoners first, give them some respect as the way she kissed the feet of the born royals.
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most of us certainly didn't meet letizia. if this lady felt that letizia's behaviour was inappropriate, it is because she met her and that was the sensation she felt. i actually believe it. as DOM says, it reminds me of the beijing olympics quote. even when you don't want to talk about your previous life, as this journalist says, there's nothing wrong in saying "yes, i was a journalist and i really liked it" and then moving on to another subject. it's called politeness. i find letizia needs to be more careful at times.
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