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Old 05-20-2015, 10:40 AM
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It was nice to see the Queen's family. I think that Leonor and Sofia are close to both sets of grandparents and that is very sweet. Everyone looked lovely and seemed to be enjoying the day.
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It's good to see that both girls are at ease in front of the cameraa bec they'll be photographed heavily
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It's nice to see the whole family in such a happy gatering.

Leonor looks happier than ever. This brings back the memories from my very own First Communion when I thought it was the most wonderful day in my life and I felt so important and grown up

She was really sweet answering the press with her big smile when they asked King Felipe about the ceremony: "I was very nervous!" She has told as well they would celebrate it later "at home".
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:46 AM
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Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia are lovely girls. It is unfortunate none of the paternal aunts were in attendance. It seems to me that Queen Letizia's family is more important to King Felipe than his own sisters. King Juan Carlos' attendance is not surprising.
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Letizia's glass slippers! Spanish queen sports bizarre pair of transparent shoes at daughter Leonor's first communion | Daily Mail Online
First Communion for the Princess of Asturias | Royalista
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It's nice to see the whole family in such a happy gatering.

Leonor looks happier as ever. This brings back the memories from my very own First Communion when I thought it was the most wonderful day in my life and I felt so important and grown up

She was really sweet answering the press with her big smile when they asked King Felipe about the ceremony: "I was very nervous!" She has told as well they would celebrate it later "at home".
I felt the same way remembering my own and my children's First Communions. Leonor's beaming smile tells me that she was happy to achieve this milestone in her life. Congratulations to Leonor and her classmates!

Happy to see that all of Leonors' grandparents were present today to celebrate this sacrament with her parents and sister.
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:49 PM
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What a great and memorable day for them-in a few years she will be the most stunning of the European royal princesses (not that she isn't gorgeous now, of course!)
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:52 PM
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Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia are lovely girls. It is unfortunate none of the paternal aunts were in attendance. It seems to me that Queen Letizia's family is more important to King Felipe than his own sisters. King Juan Carlos' attendance is not surprising.
The school only allowed six persons per child, the royal family was already exceeding it:

1 Don Felipe de Borbón y Grecia
2 Doña Letizia Ortiz y Rocasolano
3 Doña Sofía de Borbón y Ortiz

4 Don Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbón
5 Doña Sofía de Grecia y Dinamarca

6 Sr Jesús Ortiz y Álvarez (grandfather)
7 Sra Ana Togores y Guisasola (step-grandmother)
8 Sra Paloma Rocasolano y Rodríguez (grandmother)
9 Sra Menchú Álvarez y Del Valle (great-grandmother)

I don't think the Ortiz family is "more important" than the other. Note that none of aunts/uncles/cousins/cousines, not from paternal and not from maternal side, were attending. Were Don Juan or Doña Mercedes (the royal great-grandparents) still alive, they would have attended as well. We can be sure about that.

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Is the step-grandmother more important than Infanta Elena? I guess it is a European thing.
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The school only allowed six persons per child, the royal family was already exceeding it:

1 Don Felipe de Borbón y Grecia
2 Doña Letizia Ortiz y Rocasolano
3 Doña Sofía de Borbón y Ortiz

4 Don Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbón
5 Doña Sofía de Grecia y Dinamarca

6 Sr Jesús Ortiz y Álvarez (grandfather)
7 Sra Ana Togores y Guisasola (step-grandmother)
8 Sra Paloma Rocasolano y Rodríguez (grandmother)
9 Sra Menchú Álvarez y Del Valle (great-grandmother)

I don't think the Ortiz family is "more important" than the other. Note that none of aunts/uncles/cousins/cousines, not from paternal and not from maternal side, were attending. Were Don Juan or Doña Mercedes (the royal great-grandparents) still alive, they would have attended as well. We can be sure about that.

Apparently there was to be a family celebration at some point so this will give those who were unable to attend a chance to congratulate Leonor. From the photos it appears to be a small church so I can understand why the guests were limited.
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A lovely pic of the family leaving the church:
https://s1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/A...ana/coche8.jpg
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Is the step-grandmother more important than Infanta Elena? I guess it is a European thing.
Siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, cousines, nephews and nieces are considered a "sideline" of families. That is logical: in direct line one descends from the parents, the grandparents, etc. Not from the sister, from the cousin, from the aunt, etc.

Most likely for the two little Infantas Ana is much an abuela (grandmother) as Doña Sofía and Paloma. They have always known Ana from the moment they were born.
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Letizia's sister Telma wasn't around as well.

Leonor looked super proud & happy, she is a very pretty and confident girl.
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I really don't like the shoes and purse, but other then that, I love the outfit and look of Queen Letizia. They all looked great and happy.
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Still odd that everybody is actually dressed for a first Communion except the child making it. I understand the reasons behind it -it's not to be a fashion show, but look at how Leonor's mother and sister are dressed!
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Wasn't Leonor's school dictating the only dress code of the day for all receiving their First Holy Communion? I thought I read that no one could be different. I saw in a few pictures other classmates dressed exactly the same [both male and female]. I guess they didn't want anyone to outshine the other. Many RC churches here have adopted that same idea but the boys still wear white short pant suits [all exactly the same ] while the girls also completely in white and all exactly the same down to shoes and socks. All carry same white bibles and rosary. The parish does the ordering for each child and that is that. Started quite a few years ago.
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Letizia's shoes are stealing the show of Leonor's communion, they are all over the news
It would have been better to leave the attention to her daughter, its about Leonor and not her mother for once.

In a few years Leonor will become the IT Girl of Spain and it will be the end of Letizia getting the front pages.

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Really? All over the news about the shoes? Oh my god
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I have to admit I did wonder how the "old" Princess of Asturias would act when there was a new one. I thought she might be a bit of a diva, and The Queen of Spain wearing transparent plastic shoes to such an important milestone in her daughter's life, more importantly, in The Princess of Asturias's life, Infanta Leonor's First Communion, just answered my question.

This was the first major "event" and a significant milestone in the new Princess of Asturias life and her mother hit the headlines for wearing an outré pair of plastic shoes just screams "Diva". Tacky!
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