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Old 06-21-2007, 04:10 AM
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King Abdullah arrives in Spain
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Gala Dinner
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Meeting with King Juan Carlos
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Establishment of the Spanish-Saudi Infraestructure Fund
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Visit to Madrid Town Hall
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King of Saudi Arabia with Spanish Prime Minister
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:19 AM
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Thanks Lula for all the pictures. Letizia looked great, doesnt seem her hair is any shorter than it was, well cant really judge seen we didnt het a proper view. She seems to have lost most of the baby weight, her face seems to be a bit full which suits her.

Why is Letizia sitting besides King Abdullah? Shouldnt Queen Sofia be seatted beside him?
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:07 AM
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A horse - what a nice gift, something different. I am sure the King was delighted, being a horse enthusiast.

We can't see much of Letizia but it's good that she's back. The relations to the House of Saud are close and important, so a good opportunity for her return.

She looks a bit lost though between the King, the interpreter and the rest of the Saudi delegation. I don't envy her - no idea what I could discuss with the Saudi King

Not sure if her hair is THAT short or if she has just put it back, eg wearing a ponytail. Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing more of her in the next weeks.
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:21 AM
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This should be really of a great importance for Letizia to be there!!
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:42 AM
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was the horse a gift from king Abdullah to king Juan carlos? or what
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It's good to Letizia, even if it's only two pics. Thanks lula.
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was the horse a gift from king Abdullah to king Juan carlos? or what
It was a gift of the King of Spain to the Arabic King.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:06 AM
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Here's an article from Hola about the Letizia attending the private lunch: LA PRINCESA DE ASTURIAS ALMUERZA EN PRIVADO CON EL REY DE ARABIA SAUDÍ
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Why is Letizia sitting besides King Abdullah? Shouldnt Queen Sofia be seatted beside him?
Yes, this is what I meant when I said she looked a bit lost. The men are chatting with each other and Letizia seems to be in an uncomfortable position. I thought this was rather Queen Sofia's position with Letizia being seated near Felipe but I am not an expert in protocol.
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It was a gift of the King of Spain to the Arabic King.
Correct. The Sauds are very much into horses and I am sure JC hit the nerve with his present. I wonder if Abdullah had a horsebox in his private jet to take it with him straight away
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I don't see Filipe or Dona Sofia in the photo!
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I don't see Filipe or Dona Sofia in the photo!
that's because they are probably sitting in front of them. it's part of the seating protocol.

i'm so glad letizia is back. red does really suit her. it's a shame there aren't more photos of such an event.
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I don't know if this is an official source, but apprently the lunch in which we saw Letizia was private. There were only photographers of both royal houses and the pictures were supposed to have stayed private.


La Casa del Rey molesta con Arabia Saudí por la publicación de una foto de la princesa Letizia

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La fotografía fue tomada durante un almuerzo privado al que no estaban convocados los medios.
Es la primera fotografía de la princesa Letizia desde que salió de la clínica donde dio a luz a su segunda hija.
La princesa tiene suspendido toda su agenda oficial.
La Casa del Rey expresó su malestar por la difusión a través de la agencia de noticias saudí de una fotografía de la Princesa de Asturias en un almuerzo privado celebrado en el Palacio de la Zarzuela como despedida de la visita oficial del rey Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz. La agencia de noticias Saudí Press ha colgado en su página web varias fotografías de esta visita oficial, entre ellas, la de la Princesa Letizia en el almuerzo privado.
Cena privada
Esta comida se celebró ayer en el Palacio de la Zarzuela, tras el acto de despedida oficial del Palacio de El Pardo, y tenía carácter privado, por lo que los medios de comunicación no estaban convocados y sólo hicieron fotografías los gráficos oficiales de las dos casas reales.
Por esta razón, la Casa del Rey no ha difundido la fotografía de este almuerzo por ser de carácter privado y lamenta que la citada agencia saudí lo haya hecho.
Esta imagen es la primera de la Princesa desde que el pasado 4 de mayo abandonara la clínica donde dio a luz a su segunda hija, ya que ha suspendido su agenda oficial debido a su reciente maternidad.

Doña Letizia aparece en la fotografía con una chaqueta roja, a la derecha del Rey Abdullah, mientras que a su izquierda tiene a otros miembros del séquito saudí.
A la izquierda del Rey de Abdullah se sienta Don Juan Carlos, quién también aparece en la instantánea.
En la página web aparecen otras fotografías de la visita oficial, como la despedida en el Palacio de El Pardo o la condecoración que el rey saudí impuso al Príncipe de Asturias, la Gran Banda del rey Abdullaziz , padre del actual monarca, y máxima distinción de la Casa Real de Arabia.
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I don't know if this is an official source, but apprently the lunch in which we saw Letizia was private. There were only photographers of both royal houses and the pictures were supposed to have stayed private.


La Casa del Rey molesta con Arabia Saudí por la publicación de una foto de la princesa Letizia

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La fotografía fue tomada durante un almuerzo privado al que no estaban convocados los medios.
Es la primera fotografía de la princesa Letizia desde que salió de la clínica donde dio a luz a su segunda hija.
La princesa tiene suspendido toda su agenda oficial.
La Casa del Rey expresó su malestar por la difusión a través de la agencia de noticias saudí de una fotografía de la Princesa de Asturias en un almuerzo privado celebrado en el Palacio de la Zarzuela como despedida de la visita oficial del rey Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz. La agencia de noticias Saudí Press ha colgado en su página web varias fotografías de esta visita oficial, entre ellas, la de la Princesa Letizia en el almuerzo privado.
Cena privada
Esta comida se celebró ayer en el Palacio de la Zarzuela, tras el acto de despedida oficial del Palacio de El Pardo, y tenía carácter privado, por lo que los medios de comunicación no estaban convocados y sólo hicieron fotografías los gráficos oficiales de las dos casas reales.
Por esta razón, la Casa del Rey no ha difundido la fotografía de este almuerzo por ser de carácter privado y lamenta que la citada agencia saudí lo haya hecho.
Esta imagen es la primera de la Princesa desde que el pasado 4 de mayo abandonara la clínica donde dio a luz a su segunda hija, ya que ha suspendido su agenda oficial debido a su reciente maternidad.

Doña Letizia aparece en la fotografía con una chaqueta roja, a la derecha del Rey Abdullah, mientras que a su izquierda tiene a otros miembros del séquito saudí.
A la izquierda del Rey de Abdullah se sienta Don Juan Carlos, quién también aparece en la instantánea.
En la página web aparecen otras fotografías de la visita oficial, como la despedida en el Palacio de El Pardo o la condecoración que el rey saudí impuso al Príncipe de Asturias, la Gran Banda del rey Abdullaziz , padre del actual monarca, y máxima distinción de la Casa Real de Arabia.

a quick translation: apparently the royal house is annoyed at saudi arabia because of the publication in the press agency webpage of the photos with letizia as it was a private dinner held in the palace after the official acts of farewell. this is why the royal household didn't publish the photos and regrets that saudi arabia did so. after it, it describes the pictures where letizia is in.

the source is 20 minutos and the link is here

La Casa del Rey molesta con Arabia Saudí por la publicación de una foto de la princesa Letizia - 20minutos.es

personal opinion on the matter: i must say i find it quite annoying actually. i really do understand if they wanted to have a private dinner with the saudi arabian royals and if they didn't want to have pictures taken. what i can't understand is the fact of letizia being able to attend if it is a private dinner and not being able to attend to the official dinner or the official farewell activities. i'm sure both events took the same amount of time and considering the formal outfits they are wearing, they were of similar formality and protocol. i also believe both detracted equally from her lactancy duties as mother to sofia.
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I don't know if this is an official source, but apprently the lunch in which we saw Letizia was private. There were only photographers of both royal houses and the pictures were supposed to have stayed private.


La Casa del Rey molesta con Arabia Saudí por la publicación de una foto de la princesa Letizia

(20minutos.es - Última hora, local, España y el mundo)

La fotografía fue tomada durante un almuerzo privado al que no estaban convocados los medios.
Es la primera fotografía de la princesa Letizia desde que salió de la clínica donde dio a luz a su segunda hija.
La princesa tiene suspendido toda su agenda oficial.
La Casa del Rey expresó su malestar por la difusión a través de la agencia de noticias saudí de una fotografía de la Princesa de Asturias en un almuerzo privado celebrado en el Palacio de la Zarzuela como despedida de la visita oficial del rey Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz. La agencia de noticias Saudí Press ha colgado en su página web varias fotografías de esta visita oficial, entre ellas, la de la Princesa Letizia en el almuerzo privado.
Cena privada
Esta comida se celebró ayer en el Palacio de la Zarzuela, tras el acto de despedida oficial del Palacio de El Pardo, y tenía carácter privado, por lo que los medios de comunicación no estaban convocados y sólo hicieron fotografías los gráficos oficiales de las dos casas reales.
Por esta razón, la Casa del Rey no ha difundido la fotografía de este almuerzo por ser de carácter privado y lamenta que la citada agencia saudí lo haya hecho.
Esta imagen es la primera de la Princesa desde que el pasado 4 de mayo abandonara la clínica donde dio a luz a su segunda hija, ya que ha suspendido su agenda oficial debido a su reciente maternidad.

Doña Letizia aparece en la fotografía con una chaqueta roja, a la derecha del Rey Abdullah, mientras que a su izquierda tiene a otros miembros del séquito saudí.
A la izquierda del Rey de Abdullah se sienta Don Juan Carlos, quién también aparece en la instantánea.
En la página web aparecen otras fotografías de la visita oficial, como la despedida en el Palacio de El Pardo o la condecoración que el rey saudí impuso al Príncipe de Asturias, la Gran Banda del rey Abdullaziz , padre del actual monarca, y máxima distinción de la Casa Real de Arabia.
I wonder why they make such a fuss about these two pics and even snub the Saudi agency. If it was a mistake they should have relaxed and kept quiet. Now everybody will ask What is so mysterious about these pictures? What is Letizia doing there that nobody should have seen? Nothing. It's two normal pics that should have stayed private as the occasion was private but the world won't end now that they haven't because they reveal nothing.

What a weired reaction - maybe understandable if the one to blame was a spanish agency but a bit exaggerated in this case. I wonder what the Saudis think about the decision to complain publicly. If Zarzuela puts so much emphasis on privacy, they could have sent a private note with their complaint to the Royal House of Saud instead of circulating it via media
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what i can't understand is the fact of letizia being able to attend if it is a private dinner and not being able to attend to the official dinner or the official farewell activities. i'm sure both events took the same amount of time and considering the formal outfits they are wearing, they were of similar formality and protocol. i also believe both detracted equally from her lactancy duties as mother to sofia.
I agree. Now the media will jump on it why Letizia does attend events - despite being on official maternity leave - but only those that are "private" and excluding the common press. Guess Zarzuela has scored an own goal with their strategy in this matter.
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Talk about creating a storm where there is none. If they were so set on having it private then why allow pictures to be taken in the first place? And also quite a snub to the guest, does the King not practically own the press agency?
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I will try to explain it:

The Spanish news agencies were not present (private act), only the official photographers of the SRH and the Arabic press agency.

the Spanish press is annoying because this princess photo was published before in the foreign press. They called to the SRH and protested because they did not have the photos, for that reason the SRH is annoying, have created them a problem with the Spanish press.

This dinner was in the palace of the Zarzuela, for the princess is not a problem to take care of her daughter there, the gala dinner was in the Royal palace, she had to get dressed, etc... and to travel there, in addition to remain hours, could not leave before the end, is not comparable to go in Gala dinner to a dinner deprived in her house, I think.
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Why is Letizia sitting besides King Abdullah? Shouldnt Queen Sofia be seatted beside him?
I think it is because they aren't women in arabic delegation, they have Russian protocol, the king seatted in front to the queen, etc... in the middle of the table. If Arabic king will have his woman in this dinner, she will be seatted beside king Juan Carlos. Off course, is a private dinner and protocol isn't strict.

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