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Old 07-19-2010, 04:00 AM
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Thanks Juanita. The whole wedding seems rather trendy/flashy. Funny to see the duke and duchess between the guests, do you know how they are acquented to the bride and groom?
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:36 AM
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Another couple of photos

from Portalalentejano

http://www.portalalentejano.com/wp-c..._pereira37.jpg


from Sapofama:

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/925...entoelvas2.jpg


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Old 07-19-2010, 08:59 AM
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Thanks Juanita. The whole wedding seems rather trendy/flashy. Funny to see the duke and duchess between the guests, do you know how they are acquented to the bride and groom?
I have no idea, Marengo... I asked the same question and so far I haven't found anything that shows some kind of friendship between the couple and the duke and the duchess
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:26 PM
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Maybe the bride & groom are friends with them I would think so since the Duchess of Cadaval was also there.
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I believe they were invited, because the family of the bride has noble origins. Besides being an influent businessman (auctioneer), João Thomaz Perestrello Pinto Ribeiro (her father) is some kind of knight

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http://www.iol.pt/multimedia/oratvi/...292627/761x555


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More photos and videos of this wedding, with several shots of D. Duarte, D.ª Isabel and several noble guests:

FOTOGALERIA O casamento de sonho de Ricardo Pereira e Francisca Pinto Ribeiro Festa ao pôr do sol - Caras.pt

FOTOGALERIA O casamento de sonho de Ricardo Pereira e Francisca Pinto Ribeiro Festa ao pôr do sol - Caras.pt

The whole thing:
Especial Casamento Ricardo Francisca - Caras.pt
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I believe they were invited, because the family of the bride has noble origins. Besides being an influent businessman (auctioneer), João Thomaz Perestrello Pinto Ribeiro (her father) is some kind of knight
Ok so I've only been to one or two wedding in Portugal so forgive me for my ignorance, what are the balloons for?
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:23 AM
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Ok so I've only been to one or two wedding in Portugal so forgive me for my ignorance, what are the balloons for?
Looks like they are hiding the bride and the groom from not authorized cameras, so it is probable they sold the exclusive coverage of the wedding to some media.
So bad taste, IMO!
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Looks like they are hiding the bride and the groom from not authorized cameras, so it is probable they sold the exclusive coverage of the wedding to some media.
So bad taste, IMO!
Yes... that's it. They sold the exclusive to Caras.
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Well there's not much to hide! The bride looks like she wrapped a wash-cloth around her head and tied a curtain to it as a veil!
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heeh! True, indeed.
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The Duke and Duchess of Bragança were among the guests of the Portuguese President, at the welcome banquet offered to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg:

http://www.presidencia.pt/archive/im...7-LFC-1150.jpg
http://www.presidencia.pt/archive/im...7-LFC-1070.jpg


For more about this visit, please see this thread:
Luxembourg State Visit to Portugal; September 7-9, 2010 - The Royal Forums
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Here is another picture of the Duke & Duchess, it's the second to last one.
Tageblatt online | Nachrichten - Portugal: Großherzogliches Paar auf Staatsbesuch
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D. Duarte was invested one of the new confrères of the beer. "Sagres Bohemia has been recently relaunched, with the support of Fundação Dom Manuel II. Until 1910, this beer was as the official provider of the Royal House.

D. Duarte associa-se à causa da cerveja - dn - DN
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Some of D. Duarte's favourite things:

Os gostos de D. Duarte de Bragança - Expresso.pt
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D. Duarte was invested one of the new confrères of the beer. "Sagres Bohemia has been recently relaunched, with the support of Fundação Dom Manuel II. Until 1910, this beer was as the official provider of the Royal House.

D. Duarte associa-se à causa da cerveja - dn - DN
Other articles & pictures: NOVAGENTE.pt - D. Duarte: Torna-se confrade http://aeiou.caras.pt/fotogaleria-co...ch:D.%20Duarte
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Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess met the monarchic folks in Guimarães, for the counter-celebrations around the centenial of the Republic.
The Republic was established in Portugal, on October 5th 1910.

Articles:
"Real, real, real! Viva D. Duarte,o rei de Portugal" - Portugal - DN
D. Duarte Portugal estaria melhor com a Monarquia - Expresso.pt
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País - Centenas de monárquicos proclamaram lealdade a D. Duarte - RTP Noticias, Vídeo

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Thank you Elsa! I suppose it isn a coinsidence that the Duke celebrated this in the Northern part of the country, which is supposed to be more conservative and monarchic?

Nice to read the duke referring to a poem of Fernando Pessoa: the time is now! The duke is one of the few pretenders to the throne who is actually always promoting the monarchist cause. Although it comes with the job I don think it does his image a lot of good, as it makes him seem out of touch with reality.
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Thank you Elsa! I suppose it isn a coinsidence that the Duke celebrated this in the Northern part of the country, which is supposed to be more conservative and monarchic?
Guimarães is often referred to as the "Cradle" of Portugal... it's where D. Henrique established the administrative center of the Condado Portucalense, where D. Afonso Henriques (the first king of Portugal) is said to have born... and it's where the batle of S. Mamede took place (in 1128).
It's a symbolic (and very beautiful) town.
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Afonso (14), who is attending a boarding school in England, is coming home for a few days, to visit his parents:

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/5623/flashk.jpg
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