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Old 11-30-2009, 07:38 PM
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D. Duarte Portugal está doente e maltratado - Expresso.pt


In his traditional messageof December 1st, D. Duarte de Bragança, says that Portugal is "sick and abused" and that the international financial and economic crisis does not justify the present situation of the country. In his speech, delivered at a dinner hosted in Convento do Beato, Lisbon, the head of the Royal House made a very hard diagnosis of the Portuguese situation and criticized what he calls the excessive expenses involved in the celebrations around the centennial of the Republic.



1.º Dezembro: D. Duarte favorável a uma figura legal para a união de casais do mesmo sexo - NotÃ*cias Lusa - SAPO Notícias

D. Duarte de Bragança said to agree on a legal frame for homosexual couples, but stressed today that such situations can not be mixed with marriage, whose main vocation has been, for centuries, that of raising and protecting children. The heir to the throne admited however other forms of legal protection to all the couples that live together.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:58 PM
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I don't know him very much, but he seems to me to be a wise man...He could be a good King for Portugal imho...
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:37 PM
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A video from Jantar dos Conjurados:

http://sic.sapo.pt/online/video/info...-2009-1730.htm

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Old 12-22-2009, 04:11 PM
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The royal family gave a Christmas interview to Flash magazine, stating, among other things, the responsibility of Infante Afonso, as heir to the throne:

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/1644/flash1yk.jpg
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:28 PM
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In the aftermath of the approval by the Portuguese parliament of gay marriage, the Duke of Bragança stated that by giving the status of marriage to homosexual unions, "one can not prevent an adoption". D. Duarte Pio is against this possibility, at least regarding the marriage of two men, since, in his opinion, every "child needs a mother".

http://www.correiodominho.pt/noticias.php?id=21368

http://dn.sapo.pt/inicio/portugal/In...ent_id=1471811
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:16 AM
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D. Duarte and D.ª Isabel participated in a charity dinner at Casino Estoril, with the proceeds going to help the victims of the earthquake in Haity, through the Red Cross:

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7002/estorilp.jpg
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7710/estoril2.jpg
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7716/estoril3.jpg

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Are there any photos of the Mass in memory of D.Carlos and D.Luis Felipe ?

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Old 02-05-2010, 09:47 AM
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D. Duarte Pio attended the funeral of the writer Rosa Lobato de Faria:

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1020/sapofama2.jpg
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http://www.iol.pt/multimedia/oratvi/...216041/763x521
http://www.iol.pt/multimedia/oratvi/...216043/763x521
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HRH was briefly interviwed by one of the national channels entering the church
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:26 PM
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D. Duarte attended the funeral of Archduchess Regina von Habsburg:

http://picture.belga.be/belgapicture...v/18311017.jpg
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http://www.merkur-online.de/bilder/2...habsburg.9.jpg
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See the thread here:
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:29 PM
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Milhares "em defesa da família" - Portugal - DN

D. Duarte participated in a riot organized by Platform Citizenship and Marriage, demanding gay marriage (recently approved by the Portuguese parliament) to be submitted to a referendum.

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http://www.rr.pt/informacao_detalhe....d=92&did=92441
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The Civic Movement of Independent Citizens organized an international event about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. D. Duarte Pio was one of the personalities who took part on the event.

Ramos Horta e personalidades internacionais falam sobre a abolição da escravatura e os Direitos Humanos - Info Cabo Verde - Sapo Notícias
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D. Duarte participated in the event that presented the election of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. The Duke of Bragança urged the need to defend the landscape of Sintra.
(from Sapo)

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5673/7maravilhas.jpg
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D. Duarte and D.ª Isabel attended the show organized at Casino Estoril, with the proceeds going to the island of Madeira and the victims of the storm.

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/5792/vip1j.jpg

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D.ª Isabel appears on the latest issue of Caras magazine. No real substance in the interview... she talks about her role as mother, wife and collaborator with some projects, such as the Alzheimer Portugal association. Her dreams, hopes and aspirations for a more solidary world...

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/7269/caras1.jpg
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My friends and I are admiring D.a Isabella very much.
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The monarchic youth organized an equestrian competition in Comporta, in order to celebrate Afonso's birthday.

Scans from Caras magazine

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Tellement mignons !
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Do you know how old he turned? His cake was pretty nice.
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