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Old 11-18-2005, 04:23 PM
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The Royal Family will offer on Wednesday an institutional receipt for 30 years of Don Juan Carlos' reign
The presence of the Princess of Asturias will not be confirmed up to the last moment

MADRID, 18 Nov. (EUROPE PRESS)-

The Royal Family will offer next Wednesday, the 23rd of November, an institutional receipt in the Royal Palace of Madrid on the occasion of the trigésimo anniversary of the arrival to the throne of the King, don Juan Carlos, as reported the Palace of the Operetta in the agenda for the following week.

Sources of the Royal House consulted by Europa Press indicated that the presence of the Princess of Asturias, dona Letizia Ortiz, will not be known up to the last moment. Of be confirming her participation in this receipt, it would be the first assistance to an act of the wife of the Prince Felipe from her exit of the Clinic Ruber last November 7.
Besides, they underlined that it is discarded that the Princes of Asturias could be present at an act of these characteristics with the Infanta Leonor. The highest authorities of the power are invited Executive, Legislative and Judicial and, for the present time, they could not confirm if the autonomic presidents have been invited.

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Will Letizia and Leonor be there? I hope so :p
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:27 PM
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That would be lovely if she could attend this receiption...:o
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:33 PM
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Will Letizia and Leonor be there? I hope so :p
Leonor not, because it is not an act to which a baby could go. But Letizia I wait that yes, it would be important to see her there, though I imagine that it will depend on if her recovery is being good and on if Leonor needs her or not.:p
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:16 PM
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i calculate of King's enthronement how long he been in enthronement? and im results is 30 years!

2005-1975= 30 years of his enthronement

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An aticle from "El mundo": Over 38% young people prefer Spain to be a republic:
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:28 AM
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i calculate of King's enthronement how long he been in enthronement? and im results is 30 years!

2005-1975= 30 years of his enthronement

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They are fulfilled 30 years. These days there are many articles in the televisions and also articles in the newspapers, though it is complicated to translate all from the Spanish into the English. I will try and putting someone.
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Old 11-20-2005, 07:43 AM
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An aticle from "El mundo": Over 38% young people prefer Spain to be a republic:
http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2005/1...132456951.html
El Mundo has chosen this title but the article contributes more information. I believe that it is normal that the young people think this way for several aspects. The young people always are more idealistic, and see the Monarchy how something that is not own of the times and they declare republicans. Many people when they mature and see how the world works probably think about another form. Besides the young people have been lucky to live in a democracy with all the freedom.
The article also speaks that the valuation of the Monarchy in Spain is of notably (7-8/10), continues being one of the institutions most valued by the Spanish. The same week in the surveys on intention of vote the representatives begin of political parties they were suspending all and were not coming to 5. So it is a good information.
Also it refers to the general idea of that the Monarchy is expensive. Idea that the people have, and that the republicans extend. When really the Monarchy can cost the same thing that any Headquarters of the State in a Republic.

Also they speak about the " pink press " and about the saturation of information d ela Royal Family who has managed to tire a bit the people. The commitment of the Prince, his wedding, Leonor's birth .... it has done that certain press takes imformando two years non-stop and it eventually is not good either. Probably now the thing will calm down, because there will be nothing new in a time.
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:04 AM
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Juan Carlos de Borbón or a 'brief' reign that lasts already three decades

In 1975, died the dictator, nobody could think that don Juan Carlos de Borbón, this melancholy and silent Prince that on November 22 he was proclaimed A King, and who the opposition in the exile was labelling of 'brief', would turn little later into the King of all the Spanish, in the protagonist of a reign who lasts already three decades.
A reign astride between two centuries and the longest had in Spain in democracy, in a regime of freedoms. A reign that Carmen Iglesias, catedrática and academic of the Language and of the History, defines as 'miraculous'.

Before a few Spanish Parliament that there was vitoreado his arrival to the Throne ' from the emotion in the recollection to Franco ', whose corpse was remaining at the same hour exposed in the Royal Palace, till then Prince of Spain did not speak this day of democracy, but yes of concord and reconciliation.

New historical stage Began a new stage of the history of Spain, with a King who had the goal clear to reaching, though he was conscious, as he would admit twenty-five years later and in the same place, the old palace of San Jerónimo's Career, of which ' the way was uncertain and full of difficulties '.
On November 27, five days later, there was celebrated in the Church of the Jerónimos a mass of Holy Spirit in the one that already was started feeling that the things were going to change, that the ' tie and good tied ' of Franco's political testament, read for tearful Arias Navarro one in the morn' A kingdom of justice ' In a cold day but with the Sun, very different from the gray morning in which the Spanish knew the death of the dictator, after a long and long agony, the cardinal Tarancon was asking the King that it out of all the Spanish, that promoviera ' a kingdom of justice ', without discriminations.
A kingdom in which ' no form of oppression enslaves anybody and which receives the differences and, respecting them, put all to the service of the community '. The words of Tarancon, which the Spanish could follow across a television that still one saw in black and white, were indicative of what would happen immediately later.

If at the funereal obsequies of the dictator, in the Plaza of East, there had been present a sinister Pinochet of dark glasses and the first Philipine lady Imelda Marcos, between the guests to the solemn ceremony in the Jerónimos there were the president of France, Valery Giscard D'Estaing, and the German chancellor Walter Scheel. Another information that was announcing the change that was for coming.

In 2000, on having celebrated his first quarter of century in the Throne, the own King was admitting that from the beginning it had clearly that there could no be Monarchy without democracy. ' How?, he did not know it ', was adding at the time this King born in the exile and educated in Franco's Spain.
The commitment to reconcile the Spanish An education that from Estoril the Count of Barcelona monitored attentivly, his father, from whom don Juan Carlos inherited, according to the historian Javier Tusell, the commitment to reconcile the Spanish, a mission ' that the King always recognized and without which his historical significance is not understood '.

In 1975, don Juan Carlos does not provoke the enthusiasm of the people. He is perceived as a provisional King, as a young, high and fair monarch, on whose duration in the Throne jokes are done. The same one would comment little later to Santiago Carrillo, in full Transition, which, after having happened many years becoming the idiot, many people believed that he was.

Making the transition possible

Were times in which this methodical and tidy man, of affable mien and conciliator, firm, disciplined, intuitive and sensitive, this young man Príncipe that the left side was considering a 'dummy' and the monarchic ones a 'traitor' to his father, used of form discreet but decided to prepare the way that made possible the Transition.
' He should have appeased - wrote Tusell - the declarations of his father, to avoid the distrust of The Dun one, to attract the youngest reformists of the regime and to connect with the opposition, at the same time as he was explaining to the politicians of he was that one day there would be democracy in Spain, though he did not know how he would come near to it '

In 1969, after an interview with the Prince, married already a Greek Princess, Sofia, and father of three children, which was an ambassador at the time of the United States in Spain, Robert Hill, was writing a report for the Department of State in the one that was revealing that don Juan Carlos ' knows that the monarchy is not popular and that his task is to construct a viable and modern monarchy, with popular support '.
Hill was emphasizing his intelligence, and a certain naiveté, owed ' to his youth and to his lack of political practical experience ', but he was thinking that the Prince ' can survive or not to the tensions of the postfranquista Spain, but I am sure - he was writing - of that it tries to try, according to his to deal, to modernize the Spanish politics and, to being possible, governing the country '.
Seven years later, during the first trip of the Kings to the United States, the newspaper 'New York Times' was publishing an editorial with a significant holder: ' A king for the democracy '.
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Two years were absent constitution in order that the Spanish were voting for the Constitution that still today is still in force, the same one that cut away the power of this King who, in Michael Roca's words, one of the parents of the Great Letter, ' is a wise and prudent combination between proximity and distance '. Social proximity and political distance, there specifies the writer and journalist Margarita Riviere.

The same Constitution that don Juan Carlos defended on February 23, 1981, after the attempt at one stroke of State, the night in which the left side of this country, the same one that in 1975 was predicting his 'briefness', was done juancarlista.

A Sevillian attorney who began then in politics and who managed to preside at the first socialistic Government of the young Spanish democracy, Felipe Gonzalez, would say some years later that ' what exists to national level, is a deep feeling of respect and admiration for the way in which the King of Spain fulfills his function '.

For another historian, Santos Juliá, ' the continuous risk, the past fears, the final relief, finished for surrounding with popular heat the grandson of Alfonso XIII, who only had felt cold when he trod for the first time on the kingdom that had belong to his grandfather '.

He was nine years old when still Infante went down the express of Lisbon that brought Madrid, in a trip that would be definitive and that was agreed between his father and Franc. It(he,she) began then what someone has been called the ' learning of the wait '.

A ' crowned republic '

From this November 22, 1975 up to today, the King of this ' crowned republic ' who is Spain, since the writer Javier Marías defines it, has not stopped repeating that he is in the service to the democratic Constitutional state ' and in the commitment with the freedoms dedicated in the Constitution where the monarchic institution reaches his more felt historical, current and future plenary session '.
Don Juan Carlos is a King without court, a frank man, of strong personality, whom it likes to surround with military men and diplomats to work, that understands the Monarchy as ' the first servidora of the general interests ' and that it has to be, as was saying to him his father, ' of all the Spanish '.

A constitutional monarch, traveler, sportsman, lover of the good table, of the cars and of the motorcycles, made keen on the photography, on the bulls and on the hunt, who ' is done to report and to influence without - and this is an almost the squaring of the circle - to make feel his weight ', as said the one who in 1976 was the minister of Foreign Affairs, Jose Maria de Areilza.

A King who spoke about democracy and human rights in the Argentina of the dictator Videla, who has visited settlements chabolistas and the big centers of world power, which has could console the victims of the terrorism, that he was in synagogues and mosques, which he has treated with the most powerful and with the humblest.
A King who is respected and admired in the whole world, specially in Latin America and in the Arabic countries, which he has been rewarded and applauded by the valor by the one that piloted the difficult singladura of the Transition, and who is the best image of Spain as modern and democratic country.

Today, with 67 years and a physicist that every day is alike more that of his(her,your) father, the Count of Barcelona, has just been a grandfather, for the seventh time, of a granddaughter, the Infanta Leonor, first-born of the Princes of Asturias, who guarantees the dynastic continuity and the future of the constitutional Monarchy for which so much he has fought in these thirty years.
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Old 11-21-2005, 02:01 PM
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Official photos on the occasion of 30 Anniversary of the Proclamation of the King Juan Carlos


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Official photos on the occasion of 30 Anniversary of the Proclamation of the King Juan Carlos


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Thanks for the pictures lula!

I love this (http://img428.imageshack.us/my.php?i...aniv01x9tp.jpg) picture in the King's office of Queen Sofia gazing off to the side with her hair wrapped up in a bandanna. I've seen a bigger version of this picture and the queen looks so peaceful and beautiful in it.
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Thanks for the pictures lula!

I love this (http://img428.imageshack.us/my.php?i...aniv01x9tp.jpg) picture in the King's office of Queen Sofia gazing off to the side with her hair wrapped up in a bandanna. I've seen a bigger version of this picture and the queen looks so peaceful and beautiful in it.
What picture of Queen Sofia?
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A small pic that is above the chair, just on the back of CP Felipe. Is a marvelous pic of Queen Sofia indeed :)
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A small pic that is above the chair, just on the back of CP Felipe. Is a marvelous pic of Queen Sofia indeed :)
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Alexandria (or someone that already saw a bigeer version of this picture), do you know where did you saw the bigger version of this picture?
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Are these pics new? Taken for the anniversary? Pity that the King doesn't have any official photo with "una nueva haredera" on arms.
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Pity that the King doesn't have any official photo with "una nueva haredera" on arms.
...JuAnItA... go here and click on the bigger link below one of pics:
http://www.casareal.es/casareal/treinaniv.html
Indeed lovely pic of Sofia, so... normal ! The King also has one pic with young Felipe in uniform and one of F&L from their engagement:) .
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