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Old 09-15-2012, 12:01 PM
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The pictures are being received very badly in Spain.
ohh gosh, really??? thats sad...the pictures have no evil in them or bad intentions behind, and yet they get the same treatment the King (bostwana incident) and Inaki had or are having.
what this world has come...;_;

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That home, that garden, those outfits and that expensive photographer have all been payed with the spaniard's taxes.
ok, you are probably correct, but thats life, you have a royal family in your country and somewhat they have to make a living. all instituitions in the world arent perfect, believe me, having a republic is not way better and they have been taking my country to the end of road but we have to live on...
(sometimes i wish we, portuguese, had a Constituicional Monarchy. but we dont, so to bad, gotta move on..thats life)
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:38 PM
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It wasn't too good idea to release these pictures especially where the Asturias family lie on the sofa in their garden. CNN and BBC has just showed hundreds of thousands protesters in Spain today because of serious economic crisis and growing unemployment.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:45 PM
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I see nothing luxurious, provocative or extravagant in these very lovely photos of a happy family. There are no expensive evening gowns, no tiaras, no big jewelry. Just a happy princess with her husband and daughters.

Doña Letizia cumple 40 años y protagoniza un posado excepcional junto a don Felipe y las Infantas Leonor y Sofía | Galería 14 de 16 | Mujerhoy.com

Princess Letizia releases special edition photos to mark her fourtieth birthday - hellomagazine.com
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:47 PM
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Third, it's not my opinion. I live in Madrid. Turn on the radio, or check the newspapers who didn't already blocked the readers comments. Nearly everybody is indignant. And if nearly everybody in Spain is indignant, then it is obvious that it was a bad PR move.
Wow. I didn't realize that so many were upset about the photos. I don't think the pictures are bad...they're actually very sweet, but I can see how people in Spain would have a different perspective.
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It wasn't too good idea to release these pictures especially where the Asturias family lie on the sofa in their garden. CNN and BBC has just showed hundreds of thousands protesters in Spain today because of serious economic crisis and growing unemployment.
It is too bad the pictures being taken badly by Spaniards. If one does not know that they are royalty, one sees a good looking middle class family in their living room with middle class furnishings. Nothing extravagant or luxurious.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:27 PM
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WOW, what a huge PR faux pas! Who did advice them? I don't care if the pics are pretty or not, they look like a photo spread from Hola magazine!!

Seriously, what were they thinking? Laying on a couch on a luxurious surrounding? Letizia all airbrushed and posing with the attitude of a model or a hollywood star?
Is that really the image they want to give under the hard financial situations the country is going on? With the Palma affair going on at court and grandpa chasing elephants?
With so many people in spain contesting the role of the royal family do they really think ii is a good idea to appear as iddle and glamourouspeople in the press?
This family need serious help from a PR professional!
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I also thought the same. They pose like celebrities in a woman magazine.

These pics are really nice and appropiate, in fact they are a wise choice, I don't want imagine the negative opinion of the people in Spain if Letizia was dressed with Tiara and evening dress. They are the pics of a family, two parents and their lovely girls. The couch maybe is only for the photoshoot, atrezzo.

Spanish Royals are needed of things like these, the King and Infanta Cristina + Iñaki Urdangarín right now are a burden.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:42 PM
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The pictures are lovely and the princely couple is highly fulfilling our expectations!! Unfortunately some people in this forum are trying to confuse terms.It is true that people in Spain are worried about the crisis but today´s demonstrations in Madrid had nothing to do with the SRF.
Happy birthday Princess Letizia, you have a beautiful family and you are doing a really great job!!!
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:46 PM
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very nice her family...
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:56 PM
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I guess no matter what they do the Bourbons of Spain just can't win these days. Appear in public and you are being frivolous and not working hard enough. Stay home and you are afraid to appear in public. Buy your clothes from regular high street stores and you are not being regal enough. dare to buy a designer outfit and you are spending too much money. Have family photos done to mark your wifes 40th birthday and you are showing off your wealth and not being respectful of the poor and the downtrodden, don't have photos and you deny people the right to see their royal family. A Conservative government brings in austerity measures lets take to the streets and protest and throw them out of office. A socialist government brings in austerity measures lets take to the streets and protest them too. People just don't seem to know what they want, other than they want to be able to complain about everything and everybody.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:03 PM
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The photos are criticized by those who always criticize everything. Now use the economic crisis to criticize everything is very absurd, but they have to criticize and seek any argument.

It is the 40th birthday of the Princess of Asturias and all the celebration has been these photos... neither big parties, no concerts, no royal guests, no official gifts...

The photos have been well received by the press, who has been waiting and asking eight years for some pictures as these. The Royal House is working to make changes and updated and that is being recognized.

Surely the magazines will sell millions of copies with these photos. Probably it will be much better for the Spanish economy than doing nothing. The magazines are usually published on Wednesday ... and all will advance to Monday the publication.

Cover of Hola

http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza...la-leti--a.jpg
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:53 PM
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Can we keep this discussion civilised please as this is a polite forum,thank you!
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Wow. I didn't realize that so many were upset about the photos. I don't think the pictures are bad...they're actually very sweet, but I can see how people in Spain would have a different perspective.
I haven't seen any evidence of this,but if anyone has please feel free to post a link!
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The photos are lovely. But I don't understand why Sofia is sleeping in two of them. Its like they thought, "OK, Leonor is heir to the heir, so Sofia, why won't you nap while your sister is the main focus at the moment?"
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:51 PM
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The photoshoot is indeed very nice. I didn´t expect anything like this from them. It looks, like someone said before, very Dutch/Danish RF.
I´ve been reading the Spanish Press today, and the ones that like it are the ones that always like the RF, and the ones that are complaining are those that would complain in any case, as simple as that. I don´t see a big deal
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:08 PM
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someday they will give us a Tiara/evening dress for official pictures.
it will cause caos, but she is a Princess, and she will eventually have one of those.
she's not a regular person, people need to get over it and accept the role shes got. The Spanish royal family have been very careful and conservative in this kind of things, so this pictures are the begining of the new path the royal family is crossing and for me its a very positive one.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:44 PM
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I guess no matter what they do the Bourbons of Spain just can't win these days. Appear in public and you are being frivolous and not working hard enough. Stay home and you are afraid to appear in public. Buy your clothes from regular high street stores and you are not being regal enough. dare to buy a designer outfit and you are spending too much money. Have family photos done to mark your wifes 40th birthday and you are showing off your wealth and not being respectful of the poor and the downtrodden, don't have photos and you deny people the right to see their royal family. A Conservative government brings in austerity measures lets take to the streets and protest and throw them out of office. A socialist government brings in austerity measures lets take to the streets and protest them too. People just don't seem to know what they want, other than they want to be able to complain about everything and everybody.
Brilliant post. Well thought-out.
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The only luxurious part of this photo session was that the SRF hired a well accomplished photographer, but she is a Spanish woman, well done for the SRF. According to the press, Letizia didn't even hire a hair stylist, most of her clothes were recycled, no big jewels, I'd have loved to see an evening gown with a tiara, I guess the SRF had been extremely careful not to show off the wealth and status too much, mainly an image of a warm and loving family, most of the pictures are quite casual compared to the photos of other RFs.
From what I read, the Spanish press like it in general, of course there were people complaining, they would complain no matter what Asturias did anyway. If there were no photo session, they would complain why the Asturias didn't do like the other RFs, finally there are photos, they complained why the Asturias did like the other RFs LOL .
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i really love the photos. really good family and i love their house :)
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The photos are lovely. But I don't understand why Sofia is sleeping in two of them. Its like they thought, "OK, Leonor is heir to the heir, so Sofia, why won't you nap while your sister is the main focus at the moment?"
They had the photographer for a day, lasted several hours. Sofia probably was tired, fell asleep, she is still relatively small at the age of 5.
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But that's just it, that Sofia is sleeping makes the photos warm and natural. They look like photos of a family spending time together, not just posing for photos.
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