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Old 06-18-2014, 12:20 PM
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Surely he has been the most consequential monarch of the last half century. What a man.
Indeed he was. I recall my Spanish teacher who spoke a few times about JC and got tears in her eyes and ended by exclaiming 'what a man, what a man' (standing up to the coup). That was before the scandals though.

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Q. Anne Marie in blue, was seated on the first row on the right , I suppose with her husband. And next to her a young man/boy (Froilan?) and next to him a bold man resembling king Simeon. They were only shown from the back but later followed the RF when they left the room.

Seated behind the infanta Pilar was Infanta Alicia, nee Pss of Parma, mother of infante Carlos and aunt-by-marriage of King JC. She must have been the only royal attending who was still alive during the reign of Alphonso XIII.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:21 PM
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Well, at least Letizia didn't wear a pants suit. She looked O.K. .... hope she does a bit more tomorrow. Today's best dressed is a three-way tie: Leonore, Sofia, and their Aunt Elena -- she looks better than she has in a very long time.
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So, is the Prince of Asturias already King?
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:22 PM
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JC was clearly very emotional The body language between JC and Letizia seems to indicate that there is little love lost between them.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:24 PM
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JC was clearly very emotional The body language between JC and Letizia seems to indicate that there is little love lost between them.
As there is little love between JC and Sophia.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:27 PM
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A rather dignified hand over than anything. Spain have a very beautiful and young royal family.
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Probably not until midnight local time
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An unforgettable event unfolding as I watched (4am here!).
I feel for the little girls, I hope the years are kind to them.
God bless the whole family.
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So, is the Prince of Asturias already King?
Felipe will be King at 12am June 19. Thats when the bill comes into effect.
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I watched the live and it's particularly moving when JC exchanged seats with Felipe
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It was quick and easy. But very emotional and beautiful. Juan Carlos looks so frail.
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So, is the Prince of Asturias already King?
Not yet. The abdication law will come into force at midnight local time (22:00 GMT). Only then will Felipe be King.
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A very lovely ceremony with much emotion - it was nice to see Queen Sophia pat King Juan Carlos on the back. Felipe looked very serious, but very kingly indeed. I will save my comments about Queen Letizia's outfit for her fashion thread
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:33 PM
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Has anyone been able to locate a photo of Queen Anne-Marie and (possibly) King Constantine?

I'm not the closest watcher of the Spanish Royal Family, so could someone tell me if there is any suspicion that JC's abdication has just as much to do with declining health as it does w/the scandalous situations surrounding his daughter and son-in-law? Just looking at him, I wouldn't be surprised if he was sicker than is publicly acknowledged. JMHO!
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It was a combo of things that lead to this abdication.
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Old 06-18-2014, 12:54 PM
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a new chapter begins!

i wonder what's going on in felipe and particularly in letizia's mind. i guess felipe had his whole life to get used to the idea he would be king, but for letizia in the last 10 years she went from being a private person to being queen of spain....

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JC was clearly very emotional The body language between JC and Letizia seems to indicate that there is little love lost between them.
do you mean that JC and letizia seem to get on well?
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