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Thanks, An Ri. I couldn't get the page to translate into English hence my question.

Heading to the Urdangardin Family thread now.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:27 PM
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The funeral is tomorrow afternoon, Cristina will travel to Spain with all children.

On another note - since when doesnt Inaki wear his wedding ring anymore?
I always think that one of the saddest things is when people have to undertake long-haul flights following news of the death of a family member.

Yes, I'm always curious as to when and why people, especially men, remove their wedding rings.
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:33 PM
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I sit very much the pain of the family. The queen always on his site resting to the whole family. It is a moment to forget differences. Letizia should have gone.
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Sad sad sad... whatever Inaki has done or not, it is always horrible to lose one's father !
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Sad sad sad... whatever Inaki has done or not, it is always horrible to lose one's father !
Especially seeing as Inaki has been in Washington DC and has not seen much of his late father.
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This is very sad, Iñaki is passing it very badly, he has one appearance very deteriorated
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:41 AM
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Children of Juan Maria Urdangarin and Claire Liebaert (Larazon.es 12/5/2012)

1. - ANA: No profession known. She is married with five children. As the oldest, she is the only one of the Urdangaríns who spoke to reporters (in Barcelona) ensuring that she believes "absolutely" in the innocence of her brother.

2. - CLARA: Professor. She lives in Vitoria, is married and her husband also teaches. She is on the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at the University of the Basque Country, near her home.

3. - CRISTINA: Medical Field. Together with her brother Iñaki, only ones who are currently residing outside the country. Cristina lives in Minnesota (USA), where she is in the medical profession, like her husband, and where she lives with her five children.

4. - MIKEL: Director of Stadium. The club of Caja Vital is well known in the circle of lovers of rhythmic gymnastics and contemporary dance. He came to office when his father presided over the savings bank. He also teaches physical education at the University of the Basque Country and is a member of the Center for Sport Business Management at IESE and the European Association for Sport Management.

5. - LAURA: Chemistry. She lives with her husband, a professional solicitor, in Vitoria.

6. - IÑAKI: Duke of Palma. He married the Infanta Cristina at Barcelona Cathedral on October 4, 1997. They have four children: Juan Valentine, 13, Pablo Nicholas Sebastian, 11, Miguel, 10, and Irene, 6.

7. - LUCIA: Executive secretary. Resides in the capital of Alava since her parents moved there. She is not married, but has a pharmacist boyfriend.
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Infanta Cristina and her children arrived back in Spain earlier this morning.

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Sad that the highlight is only on Inaki , not only for his sorrow but because of his trouble business. Should the Father died last year nothing of this should had happen
Thanks to Lindy and her informations about the other children. This family was absolutely unprepared to have as daughter and sister in law an Infanta of Spain .
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I am deeply sad to hear about this death.
I´m sure Mr.Urdangarin´s health took a turn to the worse after all the events surrounding his son.
I´m glad to know that the Queen, Infanta Elena and probably even Leticia will be there for them.
What a sad time for this family, especially the children who are coming from so far away to say goodbye to a very present and dear grandfather.
May God protect them and give them strength, faith and hope.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:17 AM
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I am deeply sad to hear about this death.
I´m sure Mr.Urdangarin´s health took a turn to the worse after all the events surrounding his son.
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According to various sources, Juan Maria Urdangarín was not aware of the scandal of his son. He was ill for some time, he was not mentally or physically healthy for months. Last year he did not attend Miguel´s first communion.
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Infanta Cristina and her children arrived back in Spain earlier this morning.

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God love them, they must be tired and having the funeral to attend so soon after arriving is going to be tough.
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According to various sources, Juan Maria Urdangarín was not aware of the scandal of his son. He was ill for some time, he was not mentally or physically healthy for months. Last year he did not attend Miguel´s first communion.
Apparently Inaki's father was very ill for a long time (body ok but mind gone) so he did not know about Inaki's problems and his condition has been deterioating from end of last year so family & friends knew that the end would come soon.
El padre de Urdangarin no saba de la imputacin de su hijo

Cristina has arrived in Spain
La infanta Cristina y sus hijos aterrizan en Espaa para asistir al funeral del padre de Urdangarin
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Well, at least that. But even when a person is very ill and not always"connected" to the world, she can perceive the energy of those around her. And this whole stuff must have grinded this family thoroughly. Especially since it has dragged and dragged and dragged.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:31 PM
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Iñaki Urdangarin, arrives with his infanta Cristina and their four children at San Prudencio church in Vitoria to attend a funeral ceremony for his father Juan Maria Urdangarin

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I sit very much the pain of the family. The queen always on his site resting to the whole family. It is a moment to forget differences. Letizia should have gone.
I agree - but not only Letizia but the Princes should have gone. When Letizia's sister died, the whole family showed up.

King & Princes absent at funeral of Inaki's father.
El Rey y los prncipes de Asturias, grandes ausentes en el funeral de Juan Urdangarin

Gallery - Inaki looks so devastated, he is a shadow of his former self.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:40 PM
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I agree - but not only Letizia but the Princes should have gone. When Letizia's sister died, the whole family showed up.

King & Princes absent at funeral of Inaki's father.
El Rey y los prncipes de Asturias, grandes ausentes en el funeral de Juan Urdangarin

Gallery - Inaki looks so devastated, he is a shadow of his former self.
Funeral de Juan Urdangarin
The circumstances were different enough.

First, the current situation with Iñaki is very tense. He has damaged the Royal Family, as institution and as family. Maybe it would add more discomfort to a sad moment.

Second, Vitoria is not Madrid. It is to a trip by road of 3 hours. Vitoria is in the Basque Country and safety is important, the car of the queen had to go escorted by several cars and a helicopter. In addition there are today in Spain demonstrations on the anniversary of 15 M, and Urdangarín has been subject to many of their criticisms.

Third, the death of the sister of the princess was a great tragedy. The unexpected death of a young woman who was leaving an orphan girl... and the princess was 7 months pregnant.

Fourth, when the grandfather and the grandmother of Princess Letizia died no member of the royal family attended the funeral (and her grandmother died in Madrid).

They spoke with the family and gave their condolence. I believe that both the Royal Family and the Urdangarín have wanted something very discreet. Given the current situation, I think everything has been good.
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I disagree here, differences should be forgotten when the brother in law suffers a loss. Under normal circumstances, losing a parent is more drastic compared to a grandparent. Cristina still is Felipe's sister. Its not all about Inaki, but also about the 4 Urdangarin children too. To stay away while Queen Sofia & Elena attend is quite a statement, and not a good one. Just in my opinion, of course.
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Lula, I agree with much of what you wrote. The press has reported that Prince Felipe spoke to the Urdagarins by phone. If he and Letizia had attended the funeral, it would have been an even greater media circus and security nightmare. The focus at the funeral needs to be on Juan Maria Urdangarin. I also think that Prince Felipe has no choice but to distance himself from Inaki. That said, I find Inaki's appearance very worrisome.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:20 PM
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Yes Duke, but they were close relatives of the princess and NO ONE was there.

Here the Family has sent a representation. It is common even to funerals of close royal family members not attending the whole family, especially if the funerals are outside of Madrid.

I think the non-attendance of family members or others decide to go visit yesterday and not today to the funeral, result from various circumstances, not just the court case against Inaki.
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