On the occasion of Queen Sofia´s 70th birthday a new book about her life will be published.
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" Doña Sofía. The Queen speaks about her life "
The woman that all consider indispensable support of the personal and professional success of the institution of the Wreath in Spain will have next November 2, 70 years. As early gift, next October 15 it will be publishes "Doña Sofía", an intimate statement elaborated by Emilio Oliva, person in charge of information of the Royal House for the agency EFE, and for me, Carmen Enríquez, correspondent for 17 years of TVE in the Royal House. Across its pages, the Queen confesses that she came to Spain for love and speech of her not easy at all youth, of her tastes, of her values and of herchildren, her daughter-in-law, her grandchildren.
Emilio Oliva and I go so many years after Doña Sofía 's steps - and of the rest of members of the Royal Family - that, precisely for having been there, being sometimes the shade in the moments " not officials " of these acts, we have had the privilege of obtaining two wide interviews where the personage became nearby and revealed aspects of her till now known.
Words of the Queen
About her arrival to Spain
She insists that she came to live through Spain for love. A decision taken with the heart that brought her to a country very different from the one that is now. For a woman accustomed on travelling all over the world with cosmopolitan mentality, on adapting to a timid life in black and white, where one was looking at her with fear and at best they saw her as " a princess foreigner", it must not have been simple.
" When I came I had a lot of free time and wanted to occupy it giving service in hospitals, in places where I could exercise my work. I had clear that I wanted to do it, but they did not allow me because they said to me that it was not proper of my condition ". Doña Sofía opens very much the eyes when she emphasizes: " they did not allow it me! ". It were the 60s and the pro-Franco, closed and blessed, it was referring to her as the Greek or the heretic.
" It is a plague that exists worldwide and its existence is deplorable, lamentable, inadmissible and all the adjectives on that they could put to discredit it. It does not exist no reason that could justify it and to avoid it it is necessary to put all the possible means, always with the law in the hand. It is another problem that has much that to see with the received education, but that in no case is justifiable. It is a blight of the humanity ".
" The humanity is conscious of the inequality that exist in the world, and always it wants to relieve them. But it is necessary to improve, improve and improve, because everything is possible if the people put to it. It is more arous now, because there is more information, the problems are known more deeply. And in situations of crisis, the people are concentrated and realize the consequences of the inequality ".
The Project Alzheimer
" I was aware of the disease, as different so many people, when I saw the devastating effects that it produced in distant my aunt. I thought that it was good to extract forward this project that deals with the attention to the patients, of the formation of the personnel to that attends them and of the scientific investigation "" it is frightful to lose your identity, all your recollections, to forget your past ".
Press and TV
" I see all the national newspapers that I can and also some foreigners, as the Herald Tribune because it summarizes very well what happens in the world. Also, providing that I can, I see the television newscasts and the debates in television. I am charmed with the programs in which some and others think about a today's news ".
" Those who criticize the marriage of a prince with a journalist have a very ancient way of thinking. It is good that we open ourselves "
" I love don Jaime like when he was with my daughter. That has changed
their relation, does not modify the things. Each one has right to take own decisions and to take their life. But we do not love him less, they are things of the life ".
" Like I have said in other occasions, I feel happy and very satisfied - she confesses to a light own after-taste of nostalgia of a person that still it is not possible to believe that she has reached this age-. The balance is very positive and it keeps me alive. It is important to feel well but it is moreover important to support the illusions with a view to the future. The History will speak very well about the King. To me, I hope that it recognizes me to have been of some utility. And, for the rest, which they say what they should want … "