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Old 10-30-2005, 06:36 PM
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I hope that Letizia and her baby have a safe labor and delivery. I'll say a prayer for both.
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:36 PM
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I'm sorry,but what is the red carpet for?
Because the hight figures of the state will want to visit the baby. Prime-minister, the Madrid´s mayor, the region of Madrid president... Same happened with the Infantas.

But this time is the future heir. So, i belive, that will be more to visit :).
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Very exciting news! I am on pins and needles awaiting the good news!

I have (sort of) heeded Elsa's previous advice in this thread to make some popcorn and sit back and wait for the blessed news. But instead of popcorn, I am having mocha cake (leftover from a friend's birthday the other night!).

In post #67 made by Lula she attached a picture of the awaiting press. This seems/feels like an awful lot of press so early on, doing the waiting game as all of us here are.

I realize that with Spain's ties to the rest of the world there is more knowledge and awareness of Letizia and Spain's royal family, but the international press attention to this impending birth is really phenomenal. I was just watching a Canadian news channel and along the bottom, there was a ticker with the day's events, national and international, saying that Spain would be getting a new heir shortly and that Spain's Princess Letizia had been admitted into the hospital. I don't recall this happening for any other royal in recent years. Even the British royal births have been reported but after the fact -- not before! With the recent Belgian and Danish births not a single mention was made (you would think something would've been said about the Danish baby at least since he will also be an heir) in the Canadian press. It says something about international renown when a Spanish princess giving birth makes it to the Canadian news. (Their engagement made it to our newspapers, too, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.)
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any news yet?!!!!?!! it's be a few hrs already...can't wait...it's like we're having the baby...and...SOOOOOOOOOOO DARN impatient.!!!!
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According to sources consulted by elmundo.es, the birth is expected to take place tonight or at dawn. Letizia remains in the room number 10 of the clinic, that serves as room of expansion and as birth room, so that she will not have to move to give birth to her baby.
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:49 PM
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Alexandria, Which newschannel was it on?? CBC newsworld or the CTV one?
It's defintely surprising.. The only articles I remember here in Canada were about Catharina-amalia but nothing about Mary's baby..This is exciting..
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You're right, Alexandria. Their wedding was one of the events to get more television cover than any other ( near 1.000.000.000 people watched the ceremony on TV). Not to say that the whole Latin America is vibrating with this birth, which is felt as almost theirs, as well.
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:52 PM
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From El Mundo:

The crowd already gattering next to Ruber:
http://colt.cache.el-mundo.net/album..._albumes_0.jpg

For the pics seems that the weather is better now :) That´s greta for both reporters and the people.
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:52 PM
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Alexandria I believe that it has to see it with two things fundamentally.

Letizia was a journalist and it seems that to the journalists it likes to count(tell) the history of the journalist turned into Princess. Even a Japanese television had travelled to Spain to do an article on the birth.

And on the other hand I imagine that it has to see with the international weight of every country, Spain has 40 million inhabitants (is bigger than Belgium or Holland).

For what they were saying in the television there were approximately 100 journalists and it is necessary to bear in mind that in Spain they are the 23.50 and that in madrid was raining.
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Alexandria, Which newschannel was it on?? CBC newsworld or the CTV one?
It's defintely surprising.. The only articles I remember here in Canada were about Catharina-amalia but nothing about Mary's baby..This is exciting..

it's on CBC? u serious?!!! haha...let me check it out man! i'm so excited.....i guess i won't be able to sleep until that liitle naughty baby finally comes out!
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Letizia's baby will be born 2 weeks early? Wasn't Mary's baby born 2 weeks premature, also?
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i thought if the baby is born within like the last month (last 3-4 weeks )of pregnancy...it's not considered premature....?
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Letizia's baby will be born 2 weeks early? Wasn't Mary's baby born 2 weeks premature, also?
I thing that will born 3 weeks before. According to what i read in El Mundo, she's 8 months and 1 week pregnant
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just in case you want to know the information by el mundo, here's what we don't know already.

appart from what we know, at 22.30 a red carpet was installed at the entrance. the personel of the clinic also gave the press sandwiches and water.

most of the doctors in ruber clinic can't go near the place where letizia will give birth. they all had to sign a confidential pact.
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It is so eerie how Mary's and Letizia's royal lives seem to "mimic" each rother...engaged, married, pregnancy announcements and births of their first children close to each other! I've read that its raining in Madrid now...it also rained during Felipe's and Letizia's wedding...Showers of Blessings!!!!..About the news reporting on this story..we have to remember that Spain is still closely related to the Latin American countries, and there are large latin American populations in North America and many Spanish media outlets, so I'm not surprised that this news is being widely reported! Does anyone know what official celebrations will take place to commemorate the birth? In Denmark, we saw the firing of two sets of canons, bon fires being lit and an official flag waving day being declared! Does anything like this happen in Spain?
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:09 PM
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Oh, I am so excited about the birth of the future King or Queen of Spain!
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Alexandria, Which newschannel was it on?? CBC newsworld or the CTV one?
It's defintely surprising.. The only articles I remember here in Canada were about Catharina-amalia but nothing about Mary's baby..This is exciting..
It was on the ticket of CBC Newsworld then I saw it on CP24. I was very surprised, too. The CBC is known for being a monarchist news station, but that's usually reserved for the British royals. CP24 is sort of all over the place, but I've never seen royal coverage before. Even when Prince Joachim visited Harbourfront for SuperDanish two years ago or when Princess Margriet visited earlier this year to mark VE Day, there was barely more than 10 seconds devoted to either of those visits if at all.

I wonder what makes Princess Letizia and this impending birth such a draw? I know why I'm interested of course , but surprising that the producers of CBC and CP24 would think that it interesting news for the greater world at large. I hope that this means that they'll cover the baby's arrival more then.
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(...) In Denmark, we saw the firing of two sets of canons, bon fires being lit and an official flag waving day being declared! Does anything like this happen in Spain?
In the past, the cannons bon fires were fired, but i belive that no longer happens.
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Old 10-30-2005, 07:14 PM
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Oh man! It would've been nice if they can re-start these traditions in honor of the birth of the first child of the heir of the throne!
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Does anyone know if any U.S. channels are covering this??
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