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Old 09-18-2013, 07:39 AM
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4 wonderful looking people, especially both ladies
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:42 AM
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Lunch at Zarzuela Palace

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:44 AM
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the queen and letizia both looked as usual lovely in those pastel colours and very relaxed.

nice touch that it was felipe driving the car from the airport and not the typical official car where both couples would separate into 2 different cars while being driven! i guess the spanish know how to make people feel at home and add that personal touch - although i must admit i like the official protocol and having 2 different cars :)

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just to add to the "unofficial-ness", this article mentions how the plane that their majesties used was actually being piloted by WA. well done, sir!

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2013/0...379503426.html
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:55 AM
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no, there has been no curtsies yet. in the netherlands i've been told that curtsies and bows are not used - hence why we didn't see any at the coronation by other princesses. and since the introductory visits have been at a monarch level, there was no opportunity for those in luxembourg or denmark. but i'm convinced that the well-prepared and methodic princess letizia will today offer the best of curtsies to her long time friend queen maxima today at the airport.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:25 AM
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:30 AM
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I fall in love with this picture:

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They are so wonderful!
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:10 AM
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after all the turmoil, this is such a sweet picture
sofia & juantio
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Spain | jose p. gegundez | photographer
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:40 AM
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after all the turmoil, this is such a sweet picture
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visit Spain | jose p. gegundez | photographer
I agree. It was very nice to see this. They have been through a lot. I must say though, that the King is looking rather frail in some of those pics.
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I like this one, wonder what the what's funny?


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Old 09-18-2013, 09:47 AM
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Nice to see them all together. It is obvious that they are old friends/ acquaintances, all of them seem to be in an excellent mood.

King WA flew the plane to Madrid himself btw. And the prince of Asturias drove the party to Zarzuela, with the ladies seated in the back..

Lovely jewels for Queen Máxima. Nice that she respected the Spanish court: no hats. But to liven it up she put a diamond butterfly brooch in her hair. All ladies looked lovely.
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Loved both Maxima and Letizia's outfits today, although Maxima gets the award for wearing major bling with such comfort and ease. Is Letizia really that thin or is she wearing 2 Spanx? Unbelievable!
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:25 AM
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:40 AM
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Wonderful reception for the new King and Queen. I can imagine that Maxima felt very at home being able to speak Spanish with her hosts. Wouldn't it be nice if they stayed with F & L while in Madrid. Now that would be a fun sleepover now wouldn't it. Everyone looked great, although I will say that King J-C looked a little worse for wear.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:56 AM
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Oh now that's something I was looking forward to see! great curtsey from letizia to both WA and Maxima. on his side Felipe didn't bow to the new King but did a little bow to Maxima, after kissing her hand of course.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:15 AM
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Maxima always has something to say. She has such a sparkly personality.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:17 AM
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Visit to the Congress of the Deputies

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Los reyes de Holanda visitan el Congreso de los Diputados

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