The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #81  
Old 05-13-2012, 05:07 PM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,641

There is no need to wait for the time when Prince Felipe may shun his family members out of political expediency.
__________________

__________________
"I never did mind about the little things" Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 05-13-2012, 05:51 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Francisco, United States
Posts: 2,041
Perhaps they just acted as grown-up mature people and discussed whether the Prince and Princess of Asturia should attend. The security and photographers that would have been present may not be what the family wanted. There are many ways of supporting your family. When a family member is in declining health for a long time the grieving is sometimes over by the time death comes. They may actually have worked out their support for each other in ways that suit them all.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #83  
Old 05-14-2012, 02:32 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 8,566
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al_bina View Post
I see no reason for both ladies to accommodate anybody. It would be deemed expedient for Infanta Elena and Infanta Christina to either gracefully exit or scale down their royal activities to a bare minimum. If needed, Prince and Princess Asturia can fill a gap. I dare say the Casa Real can function with them. Duchess of Palma should focus on her life in the USA, whereas Infanta Elena should do so in Spain.
For now, the Princes of Asturias can fill the gap, as long as the Kings are alive. After that, they will have some serious thinking to do, basically running casareal on their own, with the Infantas Leonor & Sofia not ready for duty in the next 15 - 20 years.

One word re Cristina - I believe her US stay is related to Inaki's work and work visa. Now we can speculate that she is an Infanta of Spain and will have access to JC's money but I doubt the Palma family can keep up the standard in the US once Inaki will be out of work at Telefonica. Depending on the court case, he will struggle to get another golden advisor job to fund a similar lifestyle abroad.

Gallery
http://www.ellahoy.es/famosos/articu...e-fotos/62365/
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #84  
Old 05-14-2012, 03:52 AM
lula's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: , Spain
Posts: 16,717
Iñaki Urdangarín got his job at Telefónica as the son-in-law of the King. His future in the company is black, because black is his judicial future. If he supports his work, and with it the possibility of continuing living in The United States is principally because there are 4 children whom they want to keep removed from the scandal. The company pays expenses to them as the house, the school for the children and pays to them safety that completes the safety that pay the Spanish government. Without Telefonica, not only Iñaki lose his pay but they lost a lot of expenses paid.

Infanta Cristina continues having her work in Barcelona, and I do not believe that the Foundation La Caixa agrees to lengthen this situation eternally.

I think they will not continue living in the U.S.. In the summer when the children finish the school year they will return to Spain. Depending on how Inaki´s future evolves, the lives of the family will change. If they decide to stay in Barcelona, they will seek a new home, because the current is at the center of the scandal. Infanta Cristina would return to work, Inaki would leave Telefonica and children to their former school, or perhaps sent to England as they did with Froilan.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #85  
Old 05-14-2012, 04:22 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 8,566
I agree with you, however, I doubt they will return to Spain, simply because of the press harassment that will not stop. It would be a difficult life for Inaki & Cristina but unbearable for the children.

I dont think they can afford to live in the US for much longer without Telefonica but I see the Kings rather forking out on their own pocket / use their connections to provide for the Palma family rather than seeing them suffer every single day due to paparazzi shots.

England would be a good option for them to live, close to Europe but with enough distance to Spain. JC is rich, he could provide for them if the wanted to, Sofia's brother Constantine lives there with his family, so possibilities could come up for the Palma family to rebuild their life there.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #86  
Old 05-14-2012, 04:35 AM
lula's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: , Spain
Posts: 16,717
Yes Duke, that's another possibility. The press says the Infanta Cristina wants to return to Spain to be near family and friends, but I do not know if she knows how hard it will be for their children bear all the comments. In addition, her work is in Barcelona.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #87  
Old 05-14-2012, 08:43 AM
Al_bina's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: City, Kazakhstan
Posts: 5,641
Thanks for the additional information!
I still think that Infanta Elena and Infanta Christina should just follow their aunts' example. It would be much better in the long run. It is Prince Felipe's job to ensure smooth running of the Casa Real.
__________________
"I never did mind about the little things" Amanda, "Point of No Return"
Reply With Quote
  #88  
Old 05-14-2012, 10:34 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 8,566
(...) The decision was long thought out, but finally Felipe de Borbon and his wife, Letizia Ortiz, did not go to Vitoria. Travelling to Vitoria to offer condolences to the family would have been seen by much of the public as a gesture of magnanimity of the heir to the crown, capable of showing warmth and humanity , despite the gap that separates him from his BIL following the case, but could also be interpreted as a sign of indulgence and approach to the Duke of Palma, facing the King and the Prince for his alleged agreement with prosecutors to avoid jail. At the end outweighed the reasons of state, and only the Queen and Bourbon infanta Elena joined the mourning (...).
El Rey afronta dos semanas de pesadilla que pueden agravar la crisis de la Corona
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #89  
Old 05-14-2012, 11:32 AM
muriel's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: London / Guildford, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade View Post
(...) The decision was long thought out, but finally Felipe de Borbon and his wife, Letizia Ortiz, did not go to Vitoria. Travelling to Vitoria to offer condolences to the family would have been seen by much of the public as a gesture of magnanimity of the heir to the crown, capable of showing warmth and humanity , despite the gap that separates him from his BIL following the case, but could also be interpreted as a sign of indulgence and approach to the Duke of Palma, facing the King and the Prince for his alleged agreement with prosecutors to avoid jail. At the end outweighed the reasons of state, and only the Queen and Bourbon infanta Elena joined the mourning (...).
El Rey afronta dos semanas de pesadilla que pueden agravar la crisis de la Corona
I think the SRF were represented by Sophia and her daughter. Not every member of the family had to travel the distance.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #90  
Old 05-16-2012, 05:13 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 8,566
The funeral makes the headlines on the pink front pages
http://www.vanitatis.com/fotos/album...165_grande.jpg
http://www.vanitatis.com/fotos/album...310_grande.jpg
http://www.vanitatis.com/fotos/album...910_grande.jpg
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #91  
Old 05-16-2012, 05:45 AM
Carminha Stalker's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Posts: 1,698
I´m not surprised the "pink press" should make headlines.
This, if anything will play in favour of the Palma family, IMO
By not showing any compassion or support to a family who has lost somebody very close and dear to them, the princely couple, again IMO erred and erred badly.
When you cannot separate one thing from the other (Iñaki´s problems) from a moment of great sorrow, they showed a face to the Spanish people which is not very humane, to say the least.
I really don´t have a clue, how this whole nightmare will end, but I have a feeling (I wish I didn´t have) that the losers won´t be just the Palma family.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 05-16-2012, 05:50 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 8,887
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade View Post
I agree with you, however, I doubt they will return to Spain, simply because of the press harassment that will not stop. It would be a difficult life for Inaki & Cristina but unbearable for the children.

I dont think they can afford to live in the US for much longer without Telefonica but I see the Kings rather forking out on their own pocket / use their connections to provide for the Palma family rather than seeing them suffer every single day due to paparazzi shots.

England would be a good option for them to live, close to Europe but with enough distance to Spain. JC is rich, he could provide for them if the wanted to, Sofia's brother Constantine lives there with his family, so possibilities could come up for the Palma family to rebuild their life there.
Duke I like the idea of London as a new base for the Palma's as I can't really see a future for them in Washington DC.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 05-16-2012, 07:57 AM
Lindy's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 411
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carminha Stalker View Post
I´m not surprised the "pink press" should make headlines.This, if anything will play in favour of the Palma family, IMO By not showing any compassion or support to a family who has lost somebody very close and dear to them, the princely couple, again IMO erred and erred badly
I think you are being unrealistic about the security risks presented by the crown princely couple traveling to the Basque region and on a weekend with so many protests.

The expense of Sofia's visit to lunch with the Urdangarins was high (security in Vitoria, police escort to Vitoria, helicopter escort to Vitoria) and paid for by the financially strapped government. The expense would be even greater for the crown prince.

I think you can not assume that the Urdangarin's even wanted them at the funeral, due to the disruption it would cause. Compassion and support need not be given in a public forum.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
iñaki urdangarín, urgdangarin family


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Infanta Cristina of Spain & Iñaki Urdangarin / October 4, 1997 Josefine Royal Weddings 160 08-24-2014 02:13 AM
Infanta Cristina, Iñaki Urdangarín & Family, Current Events Part 15: March 2011 - dazzling The Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca and Family 510 08-19-2014 04:04 PM
Infanta Cristina & Iñaki Urdangarin: Pre-Wedding Reception, Oct. 1997 Alexandria Royal Weddings 20 01-13-2012 07:18 PM
Engagement of Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarín; May 3, 1997 Mandy The Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca and Family 15 05-22-2007 01:30 AM
Infanta Cristina & Iñaki Urdangarín Picture Thread, Part 1 (Sept. 2005 - May 2006) Anna_R The Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca and Family 196 05-15-2006 06:39 AM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince felipe crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit current events duchess of cambridge dutch royal history fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta elena infanta sofia jewellery jordan kate middleton king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility olympic games ottoman poland pom president hollande president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince felipe prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess mary princess mary fashion princess of asturias queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden visit wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]