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Old 10-30-2005, 05:53 PM
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Let's wish her the best of luck, for everthing to go smoothly and to be as painless as possible!
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http://actualidad.terra.es/nacional/...rio_570326.htm

The entrance of the Princess of Asturias in the Rúber International Clinic, where she's going to give birth to her first-born, has taken place two days before the anniversary of their engagement announcement.
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:54 PM
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For the information that are appearing in the web of the newspapers it seems that this is not a false alarm, though at the moment there is no news of the Royal house.

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Old 10-30-2005, 05:55 PM
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if like has been said the contractions started at 16,00 then has been 7 hours it could be anytime now :p
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It is not false alarm, confirmed
Are you sure? Where was it confirmed? How do you know it?
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:56 PM
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if like has been said the contractions started at 16,00 then has been 7 hours it could be anytime now :p
For women who give birth for the first time it's not unusual to take much longer. So it could be another couple of hours, too.
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true..but not in evey case
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Old 10-30-2005, 05:57 PM
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http://www.lasprovincias.es/valencia...-letizia2.html
Everything is prepared to the birth of the first-born of Princes de Asturias, since it has been confirmed that, in this occasion, it is not a "false alarm", like the one that took place on October 18th.

(I guess the Royal House will only make any announcement, after the birth)
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:01 PM
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From Hola: http://www.hola.com/abonados/casasre...ilia-princesa/

Menchu Álvarez del Valle, grandmother of dona Letizia, travelled to Madrid this weekend foreseeing probably that her granddaughter would give to light before them foreseen. The grandmother of the Princess of Asturias moved on Friday evening to the capital of Spain, where she was waited by her sister Maria Luisa . In Hola.com we could not have confirmed if it has taken place or not a meeting between Menchu - that lodges these days at Maria Luisa's house - and dona Letizia, but yes that the presence of this one was really important for the wife of don Felipe.
So importantly as he had been that of her mother grandparents, dona Enriqueta and don Francisco, which the princess of Asturias loves very much and to that, contrariamente to what it has been said, visit with many frequency. Dona Enriqueta and don Francisco remain in this moment and for reasons of health waiting the great news is communicated to them in their house of Alicante.
The same thing that the mother of the Princess of Asturias, Paloma Rocasolano; her sister Erika and her father, don Jesus Ortiz, who are also to the wait of receiving the last news in their respective domiciles. Likewise, we could have known that Telma, the sister of the Princess of Asturias, who is destined in Asia as cooperating, has received a call of telephone in the one that her was communicating that dona Letizia had been deposited at the last hour of this evening in the clinic Ruber of Madrid and that " everything was OK ".
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:06 PM
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Good, i just went to do some uni work and i missed the news :p

There already a small crowd of people with gift to the baby :) Everyone is waint the big news!!
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:09 PM
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Yes, and how silly will they look if this turned out to be another false alarm. :-)
The Royal House already confirmed that the Princess was admited following the doctors order.

I trying to imagine how Felipe is now
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:11 PM
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TVE sais it is not a false alarma and that Letizia is already in labour.!!!
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:12 PM
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Some reading while we wait from London's Times:

The Sunday Times October 30, 2005

Pregnant princess casts spell on Spain
Matthew Campbell and Graham Keeley, Barcelona

THEY call it the “Letizia effect” and it has brought smiles to the faces of the Spanish royal family. Letizia Ortiz, the pregnant wife of Crown Prince Felipe, is credited with single-handedly reviving the appeal of royal Spain.
Opinion polls show that the Spanish royal family has reached a summit of popularity and experts put it down to Letizia bringing, in the words of one observer, a “welcome breath of fresh air” into the palace in Madrid.

“Letizia is reaching saint-like status,” said a European diplomat in Madrid. “It is quite a change from the early days.”

Her detractors before the marriage were conservatives objecting to her status as a divorced television journalist who had had several boyfriends.

After meeting the prince at a dinner party in 2002, she saw him again on a beach while filming a report about an oil spillage from a tanker. After a few more romantic encounters she became the target of such intense public scrutiny that even the bed she had slept in on honeymoon with her first husband was paraded on television.

The negative comments have now ceased and last week, by contrast, Spain was obsessed with the sex of Letizia’s child and what name would be chosen. Newspapers were filled with pictures of the princess and internet websites were singing her praises and debating whether Felipe should attend the birth.

Such “Letizia mania” was akin to the craze among Norwegians for their eight months-pregnant Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Norway had been divided in 2000 when Crown Prince Haakon, the country’s next ruler, announced his engagement to Mette-Marit, a single mother who had had a child with a convicted drug user. Today, however, she can do no wrong.

Letizia, meanwhile, has nudged Spain along the road to the more modern royal family that it apparently wanted. A year ago polls found that more than half of Spaniards considered the royal family “out of date”. Before the wedding of Letizia and Felipe in May last year, most said they had little or no interest in the nuptials.

That has all changed and two-thirds of Spaniards see Letizia, the daughter of a nurse, as the most important factor boosting the popularity of the Spanish Bourbons.

The royal family was exiled under General Francisco Franco. But King Juan Carlos, who was installed on the throne after the death of the military dictator in 1975, is credited with having played a crucial role in the consolidation of Spanish democracy. The focus these days is on Letizia.

“Letizia has somewhat overshadowed the king recently,” said one diplomat.

“She is increasingly the figurehead for the new era.”

An overwhelming majority of Spaniards think it “positive” that Letizia has worked in the real world and enjoyed a professional career. A similarly impressive majority (94%) considered her “an authentic model for our age”, while 82% of those questioned thought she would make a good queen.

She certainly looks the part. Since their wedding, Letizia has accompanied Felipe on visits to America, Mexico, a number of South American countries, Jordan and the Czech Republic.

After an erratic start in which there were complaints that she had occasionally stood on Felipe’s right side — a breach of protocol — she has mastered royal etiquette and dutifully learnt to ski and to sail, favourite Spanish royal hobbies.

The baby is due this week and almost the entire country held its breath recently when Letizia was rushed to hospital after experiencing what she believed were contractions. It was a false alarm and she was sent home after an examination.

Focus on what will be Juan Carlos’s seventh grandchild is so intense that there is even a political aspect under discussion. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the Socialist prime minister, had promised a constitutional reform to “modernise” the rules of the succession. These state that male heirs have precedence but Zapatero, an ardent campaigner for sexual equality, wants “parity” and argues that male and female royal heirs should have the same rights.

The reform process is exceedingly complex, even though there appear to be scarcely any objections. Consequently, Zapatero is in no hurry and there is talk of addressing the issue in 2008.

Which leaves the problem of whether, should Letizia have a girl, the reform should apply retroactively to her first-born. That question can keep Spaniards chatting for hours.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...849094,00.html
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That's exciting news! I hope everything will be allright with Letizia and the baby! :)
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:14 PM
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Reuters wire story"

Pregnant Spanish princess checks into clinic
Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:34 PM GMT

MADRID (Reuters) - Princess Letizia, the future Queen of Spain who is expecting her first baby, checked in to a Madrid clinic on medical advice on Sunday evening, the Royal Palace said.

Letizia, whose title is princess of Asturias, was driven to the Ruber International clinic accompanied by her husband Crown Prince Felipe.

"The princess of Asturias was admitted to the Ruber International clinic following a medical recommendation," the palace said.

Photographers and television crews converged on the clinic amid speculation that the royal birth may be imminent.

The Palace announced in May that Letizia was pregnant with her first child, due in mid-November.

Letizia was admitted to the clinic on October 18 suffering from discomfort but left after several hours under medical observation.

A glamorous former television presenter, Letizia Ortiz married Felipe in May 2004.

The wedding of Felipe to Letizia, a divorcee, symbolised a new dawn for the country just over two months after the Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people.

If the royal couple were to have a girl she could be the first Spanish princess to have the same right as a boy to accede to the throne.

The Socialist government is looking into changing the law under which male children take precedence in the succession to the throne.

http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/news...archived=False
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:16 PM
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The bigger version of "El mundo"'s article, with all changes (I know you all already know it, but I put it here just for memory:) ).
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2005/1...130708517.html
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:20 PM
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The journalists were warned by a message to their mobile telephones, really it is a modern and curious way of doing it.

According to ElMundo, to the journalists already they are distributing sandwiches and water bottles ... it waits for them a long and rainy night.

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Old 10-30-2005, 06:20 PM
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The Royal house has informed the press that covers the Royal Family by SMS. They send it one saying that the Princess had been admited by doctors orders.

El mundo has a pic from one of the hournalist cell phones that received the SMS
http://colt.cache.el-mundo.net/elmun...30709914_0.jpg

A red carpet is already at the Ruber doors, and staff from the clinic gave hot drinks, water and something to eat.

The article from El Mundo:
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2005/1...130708517.html
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:23 PM
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051030...l_051030203726

Spain on royal baby watch as princess is admitted to clinic

MADRID (AFP) - Princess Letizia, the wife of Spanish Crown Prince Felipe de Bourbon, was admitted to a private maternity clinic, the royal palace announced, amid speculation that she might give birth two weeks ahead of term.

Letizia, a 33-year-old former TV news presenter who married the heir to the Spanish throne in May last year, is eight and a half months pregnant, but she was already briefly admitted to the clinic two weeks ago.
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I'm sorry,but what is the red carpet for?
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