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Old 04-04-2016, 12:03 PM
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Queen Sofia is a very hard act to follow and its only early days for Letizia as consort,I'm sure her approval ratings will go up over time.
I remember many many years ago when Queen Sofia was almost hated in Spain. I was odd man out because I always liked her. After 35/40 years later, Sofia is well loved by all that personally know her and appreciate what she has accomplished.

So one never knows what will be in store for Spanish Royals 35/40 years from now. Me, I won't be around to even care.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:04 PM
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JC has a lifelong achievement for bringing democracy to Spain, while getting it all wrong the last years of his reign. Does that make him the most unpopular person? And Sofia is 2nd most popular, for what? Having put up with JC for so long? She wasn't even discreet all her life with an autobiography and some controversial statements and still supported Inaki deep into the scandal (probably still does now).

Felipe hasn't done much wrong and Letizia has never been popular, from Day 1. And I doubt she will gain any popularity with Leonor appearing on the scene soon.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:09 PM
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I don't think the scandal of Infanta Pilar will harm the monarchy, because she is a member of the Royal family.
As the Letizia, she was never popular, but people respect it and that's the most important thing.
I believe that the monarchy still has a long way in Spain and is very far from over.
Felipe VI is very popular and respected by the Spanish.
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The Pro-Spanish Republic March in Madrid yesterday.

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Old 04-15-2016, 08:29 AM
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The Pro-Spanish Republic March in Madrid yesterday.

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April 14 is the anniversary of the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic. That is why pro-Republic groups were demonstrating on the streets.

It is a fact that republicans are a large section of the Spanish population, but the relevant point is that, on the other hand, there is still a monarchist majority or, at least, a majority that doesn't see the need to change the system of government, even if they are not monarchists per se.
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Republicans booing the King in San Sebastián last week.

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Old 06-28-2016, 09:15 AM
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I think the Spanish monarchy is secure. I believe that the majority of Spaniards see no need to change the system of Government. But there will be always manifestations of people who do not agree with the State leadership system, and are entitled to express themselves, but there's no need to boo the King.
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The Royal Family has been booed many times in recent years or decades, there is and has always been a strong anti-monarchy sentiment within the country.
These days they will be booed or worse eg in Catalonia or other independency-seeking parts but I agree that Spain has more pressing issues than getting rid of the monarchy.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:58 AM
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Although the Royal family has been booed often, we also saw many demonstrations of people supporting the Royal family. The monarchy has a lot of support in Spain and I have noticed that, although there is a part of the Spanish that you don't support the monarchy.
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Members of radical left-wing Catalan independentist political party CUP (Popular Unity Candidates) burns a picture of Spain's King Felipe during a anti-monarchy demonstration in Barcelona, on December 12, 2016.

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Old 12-12-2016, 04:18 PM
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Gosh, this is pure exstremism, if you think that terroristic associations burn photos, too. I wish this barbaric were legally punishabale....shame on them!
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Members of radical left-wing Catalan independentist political party CUP (Popular Unity Candidates) burns a picture of Spain's King Felipe during a anti-monarchy demonstration in Barcelona, on December 12, 2016.

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Fewer Royals seem to be more hard working and/or well-intentioned than King Felipe. I don't follow the SRF particularly closely but his love for Spain and desire to be a good monarch comes through loud and clear.

These demonstrators should be careful what they wish for. They are barking up the wrong tree.
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:26 PM
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In my opinion it has little to do with Don Felipe himself and everything with what he symbolizes: Spain. Separatists wanting to break with Spain burning a portrait with THE embodiment of Spain -the King- is a pretty easy-found target.
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:40 PM
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^That's the point, yes.

Felipes future as King is very rocky and the seperation will imo eventually decide about it. How can you continue when an important part of Spain leaves? Very chaotic years are ahead I fear :/
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:04 PM
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This is what happened in Spain is very sad. The King, the Royal family and the monarchy are among the few things that unites Spain still. The question of the independence of Catalonia is complicated and I don't believe that will happen in the next few decades.
I think most parties cannot defend independence.
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A group of people gather to support separatists who burned photos King Felipe during the National Day of Catalonia 'Diada' as their trial continue at the National Court in Madrid, Spain on December 13th, 2016.

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How totalitarian of democratic enlightened European Spain to arrest people, who just wished to express their opinion.

On a different note, the Spanish government has to find a way to settle the Catalan question. To the best of my knowledge, Catalans were vocal in calling for a possible referendum after King Juan Carlos' abdication.
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Old 12-15-2016, 04:46 PM
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How totalitarian of democratic enlightened European Spain to arrest people, who just wished to express their opinion. On a different note, the Spanish government has to find a way to settle the Catalan question.
The opinion must be expressed non-violently, without making threats or inciting hatred. The freedom of expression of a person ends where the fundamental rights of another person begin.

They were not arrested for burning the photos, they were arrested for not having fulfilled their obligation to go to testify to a court.
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