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Old 10-18-2005, 12:28 AM
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I believe since King Juan Carlos decided not to have a royal court upon his enthronment, the Spanish nobility has become less and less important.

Grandees, Dukes and Counts may have been important in the past due to their proximity to the King, but nowadays they have very little, if any, contact with the Spanish Royal House.
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:38 PM
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Wedding rings on right hand

After looking at pictures of the women in the royal family i've notice that instead of wearing their wedding ring on the left hand they wear it on the right. Does anyone know why this is?
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:48 PM
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Many european countries wear the ring on the right hand Leonie. However, in certain regions of Spain, Catalonia for example, people tend to wear the wedding ring on the left hand.
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:50 PM
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A wedding ring or wedding band consists of precious metal ring, in some countries (UK, USA) worn on the base of the left ring finger – the fourth finger (counting from the thumb) of the left hand. In most other parts of the world, it is worn on the right ring finger (e.g. Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Scandinavia, Germany, Poland or Russia).
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:56 PM
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I once read that the reason people wear it on the left is because their is a vain that leads to the heart
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:04 PM
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Yes, or becouse it's simple if they're right-handed.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:37 PM
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Rome & Constantinople-twin cities

The Byzantines wore their rings on the right because Christs sits to the right of God according to their doctrine. Those who believe through Rome acknowledge the filioque creed and that says that the Holy Spirit may proceed from the saints as well who stand to the left of God. So they wear theirs on the left. The Orthodox cross themselves to the forehead and then to the right shoulder and the Catholics to the forehead and the left shoulder... So it is rooted in these twin cities Rome and Constantinople.
Subject to each's interpretation but I think this is the histrorically correct reason for ring designation.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:43 PM
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most people in spain wear their ring on the right. Most in catalunya y pais vasco (basque) sometimes wear them on the left.
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:47 PM
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I didn't know that there was a certain hand you had to wear your wedding ring on!
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:09 PM
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thanks for the answers everyone


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Many european countries wear the ring on the right hand Leonie. However, in certain regions of Spain, Catalonia for example, people tend to wear the wedding ring on the left hand.
That's the first i myself have actually heard that, everyone here in the UK it is the left hand its put on so i didn't know. I only noticed it when i was looking at pictures of the princesses of spain.
I always thought it was the left hand for both engagement and wedding rings but noticed letizia had her engagement ring on the left hand wedding ring on the right.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:18 PM
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Letizia wears hers on the right hand. Felipe used to do the same, but at the beginning of 2005 (?) he broke his right hand and had to change for the left one to wear the ring and continues this way till today.
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:24 PM
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I always thought you wear an engagement ring on the left hand, and a wedding ring on the right, but I guess I was wrong...
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Old 05-07-2007, 03:27 PM
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I always thought you wear an engagement ring on the left hand, and a wedding ring on the right, but I guess I was wrong...
My friend before wedding wore her engagement ring on left hand. Many women which I know wear their engagement rings and wedding bands on the same finger - usually on right hand.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:22 PM
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Most people I know here wear their engagement ring and wedding band on the left hand.

However there have been a couple of married women lately, here in America, that wear their wedding band on their left hand and their engagement ring on the right.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:41 PM
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Spanish Royals: what is happening?

I am wondering what is happening with the Spanish Royal Family...
They don't attend any Royal Party, they didn't invite almost anyone from the current royal families to any of the recent spanish Christenings... we never see them get along with any other royal...
Why did they invite all those doctors to Sofia's Christening? Don't they have friends?
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:53 PM
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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia attended last year at the 60-year birthday party of King Carl Gustaf of Sweden (they attended only the private party at the first day). If I remember correct, they participated also this February the the 70-year-party of King Harald of Norway (they were only on a private occasion). Infanta Christina and the Duke of Palma were also at King Harald´s birthday party. Last year the Kings made a state visit to Norway. The Princes of Asturias and the Dukes of Lugo were at the Silver Wedding party in Luxemburg last year. The Princes of Asturias met the Swedish Royal Family in Stockholm in April 2005.
Because of the uncertain situation in Spain, I think that the SRF don´t want to do too many tiara-events, at least not in abroad.
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Old 07-20-2007, 02:57 PM
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Why did they invite all those doctors to Sofia's Christening? Don't they have friends?
To thank them for taking care of Letizia during her pregnancy and also during Sofia's birth. A very nice and thoughtful gesture on the princes' part, imo.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:02 PM
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What is the uncertain situation in Spain?
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:07 PM
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The baptisms of the Spanish Royal Family always have been private and familiar baptisms. In no of the baptisms of the 8 grandchildren of the Kings it has been invited to royal members of other house. Of the same form, the Spanish Real House, doesn´t make great celebrations for birthday or for anniversaries.
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:15 PM
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I meant with the uncertain situation the bombings in Spain and the actions of organisation ETA.
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