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View Poll Results: Who do you think Felipe and Letizia will choose?
King Juan Carlos or Queen Sofia 51 33.12%
Infanta Elena or Jaime de Marichalar 6 3.90%
Infanta Cristina or Iñaki Urdangarín 39 25.32%
Jesús Ortiz or Paloma Rocasolano 2 1.30%
Menchú Alvarez (Letizia's paternal grandmother) 8 5.19%
Francisco or Enriqueta Rocasolano (Letizia's maternal grandparents) 0 0%
Telma Ortiz or Erika Ortiz (Letizia's sisters) 18 11.69%
Members of another Royal Family (please specify) 26 16.88%
Other suggestion, please specify 4 2.60%
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Old 08-13-2005, 08:33 AM
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I'm wandering who will be the godparents of F&L's baby?
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Old 08-13-2005, 11:23 AM
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I'm wandering who will be the godparents of F&L's baby?
I think King Juan Carlos will be one of the Godparents.. I think that the spanish royals.. usually use family first and the extended family and friends last...

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Old 08-13-2005, 01:59 PM
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I think King Juan Carlos will be one of the Godparents.. I think that the spanish royals.. usually use family first and the extended family and friends last...

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You're probably right. Godfather of Infanta Elena's first child, Froilan, is the King.
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Old 08-13-2005, 02:31 PM
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I also think that the godfather will be the King Juan Carlos, since the baby will be the inheritor. The Queen is not a godmother of ninguo of her grandsons, of any of the 6; though probably it is a question of which how already she is the grandmother,she prefers that the godmother is another person.

The normal thing would be at the time that the godmother was a relative of Letizia, probably her grandmother Menchu. But any other woman of the family. The certain thing is that in this family there are many women; I think that the father of Lettizia must be wishing that the baby is a boy, because after 2 sisters, 3 daughters and a granddaughter, must think that already it is time to have a boy in the family.
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Old 09-17-2005, 02:06 PM
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I think the godparents of F&L firstborn will be royals. Perhaps in a following birth they will pick someone of Letizia's family (probably Telma), but not for this one. My guess is that the godparents will be King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, although she seems to prefer not being godmother of any of her grandchildren... The godmother could thus be a member of other royal house (although she would have to be catholic, I believe...).
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Old 09-17-2005, 02:32 PM
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I think the godparents of F&L firstborn will be royals. Perhaps in a following birth they will pick someone of Letizia's family (probably Telma), but not for this one. My guess is that the godparents will be King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, although she seems to prefer not being godmother of any of her grandchildren... The godmother could thus be a member of other royal house (although she would have to be catholic, I believe...).
The logical thing is that if the godfather is the King, the godmother is a member of Letizia's family. The Infantas for her first children always have chosen a member of every family. And more knowing it joined that the Princess to her family.
I do not believe that it worries the Princes that their son has "royal" godfathers. Neither I believe that they choose no foreign prince, it is done by the princes of other religions who can have many godfathers. But the principal godfathers in these cases also are in the habit of being members of both families.
The godfathers of the Prince and the Infantas, were all members of the family of the King, because in this epoch the habitual thing was to choose members of the family and the family of the Queen was of another religion. Today in day not if both godfathers must be Catholics, or it it is possible to be one only.
The example that can guide us is the Belgian Royal Family, someone knows those who are the godfathers of the small Elisabeth.
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Old 09-17-2005, 02:47 PM
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The logical thing is that if the godfather is the King, the godmother is a member of Letizia's family. The Infantas for her first children always have chosen a member of every family. I do not believe that it worries the Princes that their son has "royal" godfathers.
Yes, but I'm sure that they will avoid raising polemic around the future heir to the throne, and if the godparents were recruited among Letizia's family, many critical voices would then stand from the crowd... I can almost listen to Peñafiel's troops...
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Neither I believe that they choose no foreign prince, it is done by the princes of other religions who can have many godfathers. But the principal godfathers in these cases also are in the habit of being members of both families.
I was thinking of a Greek royal, probably Alexia... I now Protestants couldn't be godparents, but I'm not sure about Orthodox Christians...
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Old 09-17-2005, 03:00 PM
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Yes, but I'm sure that they will avoid raising polemic around the future heir to the throne, and if the godparents were recruited among Letizia's family, many critical voices would then stand from the crowd... I can almost listen to Peñafiel's troops...
I was thinking of a Greek royal, probably Alexia... I now Protestants couldn't be godparents, but I'm not sure about Orthodox Christians...
It would not have Elsa felt, I explain. Letizia was the plebeian one, and her son as very prince who is going to be also is going to have a family that does not belong to the royalty. If it admires something many people in Letizia are the fondness that has to her family and it joined that is to it. The only ones that would criticize it would be a people who does not accept Letizia, but the people in general I believe that they would see worse than it was stopping of side to the family of the princess, more having in all that both Infantas chose a member of every family as godfathers of their children.
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Old 09-17-2005, 03:13 PM
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Letizia was the plebeian one, and her son as very prince who is going to be also is going to have a family that does not belong to the royalty. If it admires something many people in Letizia are the fondness that has to her family and it joined that is to it.
You're probably right, and I'm sure that any member of Letizia's family will take the role of godfather/godmother of any of their following children... I just don't think it is likely to happen with their firstborn, who will someday be the king of Spain... but I may be wrong, after all...
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Old 09-17-2005, 03:15 PM
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I have found the example of Belgium, a country where also they are catholic. The godfathers of Elisabeth are her paternal cousin Prince Amedeo and her maternal aunt Helene d'Udekem d'Acoz. The godparents of Grabriel are Baroness Maria Christina Rossi di Montelera and his maternal uncle Count Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz.

Already that Mathilde's family is an aristocrat, but since you see neither they chose the Kings or the brothers of their father.
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Old 09-17-2005, 03:29 PM
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You're probably right, and I'm sure that any member of Letizia's family will take the role of godfather/godmother of any of their following children... I just don't think it is likely to happen with their firstborn, who will someday be the king of Spain... but I may be wrong, after all...
The times have changed. Now the princesses are not born belonging to the royalty. In other times, the King had taken Letizia to the altar and not her father.
The baptism is a familiar act, which is realized by decision of the parents, is not a public question. In it the things also have changed. Spain is a for the most part and traditionally catholic country. But the State legally is aconfesional, therefore the baptism of the future King only is an intimate and familiar act.

So I believe that the Princes will worry for choosing someone who takes care and loves their baby.

We can speculate very much, but until the baby is born we will not know it ... already only they stay two months.
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Old 09-17-2005, 03:40 PM
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I think that the baby's godmother will be Cristina. She's Felipe's sister and they are great friends
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Old 09-17-2005, 04:05 PM
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I have never heard of grandparents being godparents to their grandchildren.
Is this just done with royalty or is it a Spanish thing or something done in Europe? Or am I just out of it?
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I have never heard of grandparents being godparents to their grandchildren.
Is this just done with royalty or is it a Spanish thing or something done in Europe? Or am I just out of it?
It's very common here... my own godparents are my grandparents.
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Old 09-17-2005, 04:10 PM
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I have never heard of grandparents being godparents to their grandchildren.
Is this just done with royalty or is it a Spanish thing or something done in Europe? Or am I just out of it?
In Spain it is something very traditional, that the godfathers are the grandparents or the uncles of the babies. Now probably it is more common than it be also the friends of the parents, but traditionally they are members of the family, especially if it is the first baby.
For example, the godfathers of Letizia were her grandfather Francisco Rocasolano and her aunt Cristina Ortiz.
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The baby's possible godparents

CP Fred and CP Mary of Denmark
CP Willem-Alex and CP Maxima of Netherlands
Felipe's sisters
Letizia's siblings

if you would think about lists they would add lists about baby's godparents
but needs polls for that!

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Old 09-22-2005, 11:08 PM
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For a catholic baby you may only have catholic godparents. I do not believe the danish CP couple would qualify.

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Old 09-23-2005, 02:32 AM
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So the godparents would probably be family members then.

Are they close to the Belgian royals? They are catholic as well as Luxembourg, Monaco, Portugal? So I suppose any of those members could possibly be godparents.

What about the Greek royal family? Family but not catholic I think they are Greek orthodox. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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I have created a poll as suggested by Sara. I added to the list names of possible Godparents regarding parenthood with the couple.

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I vote for Ménchu!!! Go Ménchu,Go Ménchu,Go Ménchu!!! jejejejeeje.
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