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Old 05-11-2008, 03:05 AM
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I remember at the time it was said that Diana had memorised this short speech in Welsh but I doubt whether she could speak Welsh. As far as I know she could speak English and that was that. If she went to Swiss Finishing School as most daughters of aristocrats do then she would know some French.
Maybe German also because German is 1 of the main Languages of Switzerland
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Old 05-11-2008, 09:58 AM
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I believe Diana knew how to speak a little of French (lessons were given at the school : Institut Alpin Videmanette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).Sarah, Duchess of York also attended this school). Like Menarue pointed out, British aristocrats and upper-class people do tend to learn this language since it used to be the mother-tongue in Medieval England. For that reason, I guess she had already studied French before going. As you can see here, a high majority of people speak French overthere so I suppose she didn't have to learn any German and I can't remember reading that she spoke German either.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:23 PM
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some words of Letizia in english:

Audio: La Princesa Letizia da una bienvenida en inglés en CADENASER.com
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:30 PM
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Maxima speaks english, spanish and dutch
Mary speaks english, french and danish
For Máxima,you can add Italian and French as well.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:32 PM
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I didn't know that Mary speaks French. On the website of the Danish Royal Family only English and Danish are mentioned.
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:37 PM
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Letizia should improve her English because it is very poor.
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:51 PM
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I didn't know that Mary speaks French. On the website of the Danish Royal Family only English and Danish are mentioned.
I heard somewhere that she was learning French. I don't know how fluent she is.

I also was surprised about Letizia's English. I was told that she didn't speak it particularly fluently, so she was getting help with that. She seemed to speak it well on the clip, albeit with an accent.
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the funny thing about TSH Prince Albert and the Princess' caroline and stephanie is that albert speaks english with and american accent caroline an english and stephanie has a slight french accent i think thats hillarious
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ive noticed that people are displeased with the fact that some royals speak english or another language that is not there native tongue with an accent well heres a bit of inf for you growing up i was raised by a nanny who was from jamaica so for the first 7 years of my life i spoke with a slight jamaican accent i was taught spanish as a teenager by my grandmother who worked as an interpreter in NY back in the 60's shes from germany so i speake spanish with a german accent and my mom is from australia and she taught me french so i speak french with an australian accent when your learning a language you may be able to speak it well but it takes a while to get the accent right or get rid of an accent and also if the person whos teaching you has an accent your going to pick up the accent too
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i think Maxima is the CP who speak more languages! goof for her
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:22 AM
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Letizia should improve her English because it is very poor.
I was actually struck by the fact that the majority of the Spaniards do not speak English well or do not wish to. I go to Spain often and for a country with such a booming tourist industry, the majority of the population cannot communicate in English.
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i think Maxima is the CP who speak more languages! goof for her
Victoria - Swedish, English, French, German
Sophie of Liechtenstein - German, English, French maybe
Mathilde - French, Dutch, English, Italian
Mette-Marit - Norwegian, English
Maxima - Spanish, English, Dutch, Italian, French
Mary - English, Danish (official website)
Letizia - Spanish, English (how about Asturian language?)
Camilla - English, French, maybe German, Latin (in Queen's Gate School are Spanish and Italian languages too)

Any other ?
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Old 06-07-2008, 03:39 PM
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I was actually struck by the fact that the majority of the Spaniards do not speak English well or do not wish to. I go to Spain often and for a country with such a booming tourist industry, the majority of the population cannot communicate in English.
True but it has been improving. English is a language which is now taught on high school as well so I'm sure this will only improve in time!
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Victoria - Swedish, English, French, German
Sophie of Liechtenstein - German, English, French maybe
Mathilde - French, Dutch, English, Italian
Mette-Marit - Norwegian, English
Maxima - Spanish, English, Dutch, Italian, French
Mary - English, Danish (official website)
Letizia - Spanish, English (how about Asturian language?)
Camilla - English, French, maybe German, Latin (in Queen's Gate School are Spanish and Italian languages too)

Any other ?
Thanks for the list! I wonder ,what about Q.Rania?
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Old 06-08-2008, 08:51 AM
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Q. Rania - Arabic, English, some French (she was in HEC Paris School of Management).
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Does anybody know how many languages Princes Harry and William speak? This is just out of curiosity.
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I have a question. How many languages can Empress Farah speak & what are these languages?
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I think they all speak "money" and "jewels" rather well, some better than others.

I know one who speaks "light on the public engagements unless it's the Saudi Royal Family, then I'm front and center for the baubles."

I hope they all speak "duty." Fluently.
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Letizia's English is not good at all, she must improve her accent...
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Victoria - Swedish, English, French, German
Sophie of Liechtenstein - German, English, French maybe
Mathilde - French, Dutch, English, Italian
Mette-Marit - Norwegian, English
Maxima - Spanish, English, Dutch, Italian, French
Mary - English, Danish (official website)
Letizia - Spanish, English (how about Asturian language?)
Camilla - English, French, maybe German, Latin (in Queen's Gate School are Spanish and Italian languages too)

Any other ?
Mathilde can speak Spanish quite well, I saw a video on YouTube of her speaking in this language.

Where did you get the information about Maxima speaking Italian and French??

Letizia cannot speak English according to every one and more precisely the royal author and journalist Pilar Eyre.
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