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Old 01-31-2004, 06:47 PM
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The grandparents whom Felipe and Letizia visited soon after their engagement and on this trip to Covadonga, Spain, are they Letizia's paternal or maternal grandparents? And are her other grandparents still living? They seem to spend a lot of time with these grandparents and not too much with the others -- or at least if they are still living, the couple have not been pictured with them.

These are her paternal grandparents, with whom she is said to be very close. Her maternal grandparents are also alive. It has been reported that they met Felipe around Christmas time in the privacy of Letizia's mother's flat. One of the reasons that the press pays so much attention to this particular pair of grandparents is that this grandmother, Menchu, was a reporter and famous regional radio personality in her own right before she retired. She was said to be particularly popular in the seventies. Or so I have read. I guess now she's the most famous grandmother in Spain.
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These are her paternal grandparents, with whom she is said to be very close. Her maternal grandparents are also alive. It has been reported that they met Felipe around Christmas time in the privacy of Letizia's mother's flat. One of the reasons that the press pays so much attention to this particular pair of grandparents is that this grandmother, Menchu, was a reporter and famous regional radio personality in her own right before she retired. She was said to be particularly popular in the seventies. Or so I have read. I guess now she's the most famous grandmother in Spain.
Her grandma Menchu was her role model. In one of her interviews way before she was dating Felipe, Letizia mentioned that her grandma and father taught her a lot on how to be a journalist.
Her maternal grandpa was a taxi driver.
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Old 01-31-2004, 08:16 PM
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She looks so much better when she wears bright colors.
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SARDEU, SPAIN: Prince Felipe ® and his fiancee, Letizia Ortiz ©, pose with Letizia's grandparents at their home in Sardeu in northern Spain, 31 January 2004.

Felipe & Letizia

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nice pictures!

I have seen the news on TVE when Prince Felipe and Letizia arrived in the Sanctuary of Covadonga in Northern Spain. There weren't really a lot of people yet when the place but there were some who greeted them. I was really happy because both of them were smiling throughout the event. They looked so in love and I can't deny the fact that they were so happy together.

Letizia was also very friendly especially with the people there. She talked, laughed and even handshaked with them.

It's like we will be starting another thread on Letizia's bags! I love her bags based from all the pictures of her in LTR.
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She looks great. Less makeup. Good move. Didn't like that blazer and skirt outfit with the big red marks on it. They looked like tomatoes. Must be a Spanish thing.
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Wonderful pics, thanks.
They make a great cople
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She looks great. Less makeup. Good move. Didn't like that blazer and skirt outfit with the big red marks on it. They looked like tomatoes. Must be a Spanish thing.
It's not a Spanish thing. it is just an ugly print.
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Originally posted by ennyllorac+Feb 2nd, 2004 - 6:19 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ennyllorac @ Feb 2nd, 2004 - 6:19 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Dennism@Feb 2nd, 2004 - 12:52 am
She looks great. Less makeup. Good move. Didn&#39;t like that blazer and skirt outfit with the big red marks on it. They looked like tomatoes. Must be a Spanish thing.
It&#39;s not a Spanish thing. it is just an ugly print. [/b][/quote]
Bad fashion knows no frontiers then. Otherwise, she looked great.
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Maybe it&#39;s just me, but I liked Letizia&#39;s outfit, red splotchy print and all. I liked that her scarf was the same print as her skirt. And this is the second occasion in which I&#39;ve seen Letizia dress her up outfits with a scarf -- something that I&#39;ve always liked about Mette-Marit&#39;s style -- maybe Letizia&#39;s going to give Mette-Marit a run for her money in the scarf department&#33;
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I love the casual look on Felipe. He&#39;s always seemingly impeccibly attired, it&#39;s nice to see him relaxed
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Felipe and Letizia are in llanes, Asturias, in a family reunion to celebrate the wedding of Letizia&#39;s dad. Thery arrived around the 13:45pm and tehy were receaved by Letizia&#39;s dad and her stepmother. Several reporters were expecting them and also a crowd to salute them. Before the entering in the hotel were the celebration happens, and as the people was asking, they went on the street and posed for the press and saluted the crowd :)

the article (in spanish) from El Mundo
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I leave the 1st pics that i found from today :flower:

F & L

Felipe, Letizia, her father and her stepmother, Ana Togores
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I think they look great: relaxed and kind of sexy.

I read an article that said the people in the town that went to greet them all said they both look better in real life than in pictures. But the funniest part of the day? Some local carpenter showed up with a gift--carved by his very own hands--for the newly wed prince and princess: a baby crib&#33;
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Some more from sturday (family celebration, in Asturias, of the wedding of CP Letizia father )

Happy couple 1

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With Letizia&#39;s father and stepmom 1

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Letizia huging her stepmom

A very special gift to FElipe and Letizia
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They are in Asturias--at Letizia's grandparents--apparently spending a couple of days hiking in the beautiful Pico de Europas mountains before leaving for the Dominican Republic for the presidential inauguration. (Goodness, they really do get photographed all the time. They must get tired of it. But I'll keep posting.)

Leaving for an excursion today:
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It's nice that they turned and smiled to the photographers though. Although it probably does get annoying being photographed all the time, I like the fact that they are accepting it as part of their "job" and not running into the house with a newspaper over their heads or something silly like that.

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They are in Asturias--at Letizia's grandparents--apparently spending a couple of days hiking in the beautiful Pico de Europas mountains before leaving for the Dominican Republic for the presidential inauguration. (Goodness, they really do get photographed all the time. They must get tired of it. But I'll keep posting.)
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The Principes de Asturias had a second day of mountain excursions in which, according to the article I read, with the help of their security detail, they managed to "escape" the paparazzis (have I become an online paparazzi?) and went to a pretty remote mountain for some hiking. On the way back to Sardeu (where Letizia's grandparents live) they apparently delighted a small mountain town by stopping into one of the local bars for some local food and drink. According to the article they were delightful, and warmly greeted all the locals who wished to greet them. When they first arrived the bar man apparently said something to the effect of: Listen, I don't know anything about protocal, so, if it's all right with you I won't use the formal "usted" and I will just use the informal "tu"--to which the Prince and princess smiled. The locals did, however, leave them alone as they stood in the corner of the bar enjoying the local drink, talking quitely between themselves and, according to one witness, "constantly giving each other cariñotas (gestures of affection)", "it gave me great joy," this woman continued, "to see how much they love each other." The Prince tried to pay the bill, the barman refused his money, and they left with a "we'll return one day" to the delight of the bar owner.

Back at Grandma's house:
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It's nice that they turned and smiled to the photographers though. Although it probably does get annoying being photographed all the time, I like the fact that they are accepting it as part of their "job" and not running into the house with a newspaper over their heads or something silly like that.
Letizia realized when she married that this was part of the deal. They seem to work harder than all other CP couples. They seem to foster goodwill with whatever they do.
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Old 08-13-2004, 08:45 AM
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And a few more images from their final day in Asturias--this weekend they are off to the Dominican Republic for the presidential inauguration, then they might go to Athens for a few days, before heading back over the ocean for the presidential inauguration in Panama.

I suspect Asturias--like Palma de Mallorca--will become in the future a regular part of their August vacations.

Last day of vacation:

http://www.seegerpress-online.de/top...ER00122067.jpg
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I don't know why, but I really like this one:
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