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Old 06-30-2014, 10:26 AM
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Comunicato della Sala Stampa Udienza alle Loro Maestà il Re Felipe VI e la Regina Letizia di Spagna
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:27 AM
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At least she wore a white suit. Queen Elizabeth II, a Protestant monarch, was wearing a blue (or purple ?) suit when she met pope Bergoglio.
Don't you mean Pope Francis? I thought she looked nice.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:28 AM
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That´s a lovely photo

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Old 06-30-2014, 10:41 AM
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Felipe di Spagna e Letizia Ortiz in visita da Papa Francesco: “MaestÃ*, benvenuto, avanti…” | People
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At least she wore a white suit. Queen Elizabeth II, a Protestant monarch, was wearing a blue (or purple ?) suit when she met pope Bergoglio.

Only Catholic Queens may wear white when meeting the Holy Father. It's called Privilege of White. Protestant monarchs wear dark colors out of respect/modesty.


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Old 06-30-2014, 10:53 AM
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i was expecting letizia to wear a white mantilla, it would have been the perfect opportunity to showcase a piece that spain does to perfection!
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Lovely footage. Thank you, lula. Three of my favourite people together in one room. !

Letizia looks wonderful. Love her outfit. I, too, would have liked to have seen her wear a mantilla.
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:59 AM
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Queen Letizia & King Felipe visit Pope at Vatican

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Old 06-30-2014, 12:18 PM
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At least she wore a white suit. Queen Elizabeth II, a Protestant monarch, was wearing a blue (or purple ?) suit when she met pope Bergoglio.
And the reported reason for that was that the Pope requested a less formal meeting without the dress requirement. This is a content, rather than context focused Pope. I find that exciting.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:19 PM
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In the pics I saw I didn't notice anything that different between the handshakes....although there was a good pic of Letizia genuflecting and kissing the Holy Father's hand.

I actually like her suit but agree she would of looked nicer with a mantilla.

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I agree. Letizia looks so completely stunning in both a mantilla and the traditional Spanish headdress...I cannot think of the name but it starts with a "p"?

Disappointed to see yet again, another break with a beautiful tradition but Letizia looked as beautiful as always.

His Holiness seems to have put on a considerable amount of weight.
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What a lovely cordial and warm meeting with Pope Francis,I thought Letizia looked very lovely in her white suit.
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I agree. Letizia looks so completely stunning in both a mantilla and the traditional Spanish headdress...I cannot think of the name but it starts with a "p"?
We call the whole headdress "mantilla", but I guess you mean the "peina", more commonly called "peineta", which is the piece that holds the mantilla:
http://multimedia.hola.com/noticias-...a-imagenes.jpg
http://www.hola.com/imagenes/novias/...ineta-07-a.jpg
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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visit Pope - hellomagazine.com

Did King Phillipe and Queen Mathidle make a similiar visit to the Pope after they become monarchs? i cant remember whether or not they have yet?
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And the reported reason for that was that the Pope requested a less formal meeting without the dress requirement. This is a content, rather than context focused Pope. I find that exciting.

And refreshing, although I do miss the more formal dress for a woman at these meetings, and as has been said, Letitzia does look amazing wearing the mantilla. Oh well...

What were the gifts exchanged and did His Holiness give Their Majesties anything for the Girls? Isn't Leonor's First Communion coming up? I can't see that not being mentioned in the prep for the visit by The Vatican Staff or perhaps even as the three of them were chatting and the Pope asking about how the Infantas were doing w/all the changes that have happened in their lives. Just wondering if maybe in honour of that coming up, perhaps a small Bible blessed by Pope Francis for example, if anything had been prepared as gifts for them.

That picture linked up there is indeed lovely.

Now the Needleworker/Embroider in me wants an up close and clear look of the Embroidery on Letitizia's jacket. I can only do Blackwork (All stitching in one colour is called that regardless of the colour used.) if the fabric I'm stitching on is a medium to dark-ist colour and even then not for long because of eye strain, but white on white!?!

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I would love to see her in mantilla, it s a pitty, il like those kind of traditions. Anyway, somehow she used the "privilege du blanc" didn't she?
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We call the whole headdress "mantilla", but I guess you mean the "peina", more commonly called "peineta", which is the piece that holds the mantilla:
http://multimedia.hola.com/noticias-...a-imagenes.jpg
http://www.hola.com/imagenes/novias/...ineta-07-a.jpg
Yes...that's it! I think it's sooo stately and beautiful. Thank you ANNIE
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