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Old 08-04-2015, 05:12 AM
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In several Dutch and Spanish media there are rumours hinting the Dutch King and his family being guests at Marivent.

Spaanse media: 'Oranjes op vakantie naar Mallorca' - Royalty Online
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Old 08-04-2015, 05:13 AM
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It's extremely gracious of Their Majesties to permit the photography session on their holiday: looking pleasant and cheerful, while the shutters whirr like a cloud of grasshoppers
Why is it extremely gracious? It is nothing new at all.

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Old 08-04-2015, 08:06 AM
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Leonor and Sofìa have turned into two lovely and sweet little girls! I am glad they seem still demure and shy but much more confident and at ease wit the cameras...

I don't know how to put thhis, as I don't want it to sound offensive,but Letizia's touching approach (clingy?) to the girls makes me a little unconfortable: it makes me wanna scream "let them breath for once"...
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:27 AM
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here's a video of the photoshoot where you can see the family greeting the journalists and sofia speaking. i believe it's the first time we hear her voice. she greeted the journalists with a very professional "hello, good afternoon".

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I think the Spanish Kings are the most "unlucky" in their vacations.Everyone knows that going on holidays and what they will do. Lucky the other new royal couples as Dutch and Belgian nobody knows where they are.
well, they still manage to get some privacy and have had many private holidays in the past, to portugal, switzerland, the US... palma is a tradition, and they keep coming due to the long standing tradition of their visit during summer. it's nothing unlike the danish family going to graasten. journalists know they will be there for some time, but what they do afterwards is private.

plus, this year the situation has been stirred, as the people of palma are requesting that the gardens of marivent are open to the public for everyone's enjoyment as opposed to just being royal gardens. it would be most unwise to not show up after all that controversy!

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In several Dutch and Spanish media there are rumours hinting the Dutch King and his family being guests at Marivent.

Spaanse media: 'Oranjes op vakantie naar Mallorca' - Royalty Online
yes, this rumour has been circulating for some time from a number of sources, so i guess it's quite likely!

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Leonor and Sofìa have turned into two lovely and sweet little girls! I am glad they seem still demure and shy but much more confident and at ease wit the cameras...

I don't know how to put this without makint it sound offensive,but Letizia's touching approach (clingy?) to the girls makes me a little unconfortable: it makes me wanna scream "let them breath for once"...
letizia is certainly a bit clingy and "hands on". she reminds me of those overprotective mums... although who can blame her, she has two lovely, well mannered daughters. leonor is very beautiful and looks a lot like letizia, sofia's face seems to have changed as of late quite a bit...
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:46 AM
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Why is it extremely gracious? It is nothing new at all.

I believe she meant that in lieu of the personal family situation, she would certainly not have been surprised if King and family wanted a nice family time away from media.
I too found it gracious of them only because of recent death. I am sure they were just following prearranged media meetings/photo shoot thinking it was the proper thing to do. Everyone's thoughts are different.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:53 AM
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I suspect that Letizia is merely aware of the possible stressfulness of the meetings with the press and tries to soften that a bit. Sofia appears to take it more in stride but Leonor seems a bit more shy and certainly on this occasion did not seem very enthusiastic.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:59 AM
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I have to agree and Letizia would have a better idea of how to encourage her daughters as she is their mother. I wouldn't be surprised if all royal parents have to coax their children now and then during photo calls.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:21 AM
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I agree. Even Royal children want to play or go with friends or just be alone sometimes instead of smiling big with the whole famn damily for the photogs
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:46 AM
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Poor Leonor - she didn't look like she was feeling it yesterday! Perhaps she was feeling a bit unwell hence why Letizia was very much ensuring the girls were fine. Both Leonor and Sofia are so well adjusted with the press and I particularly liked that the whole family greeted the press.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:55 AM
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Not for nothing I feel particularly bad for female royals esp the young ones when they are that kind of hurting and just wanting to lay down with a heating pad but the show must go on and so do they.
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[ ... ] I particularly liked that the whole family greeted the press.
Heu... is there any royal family who does not say 'Hello!' to the assembled media patiently awaiting until they can make their so desired holiday pictures? What you particularly liked seems more than normal to me and has always been the case.

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Heu... is there any royal family who does not say 'Hello!' to the assembled media patiently awaiting until they can make their so desired holiday pictures? What you particularly liked seems more than normal to me and has always been the case.

I meant that they went up and shook the press photographers hands and say good afternoon, whereas I don't recall the Danes doing that during their Graasten photoshoot nor have I ever seen the British royals go up to a group of photographers and shake their hand.
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I agree Molly. I noticed that the King, Queen and their daughters were doing this last year as well. While I realize that other royals do greet the assembled photographers, this is one of the only times I've seen the children encouraged to do greet them by shaking hands prior to the photo shoot.
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:50 PM
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I remember in one instance a news clip Victoria forced Estelle to shake hands... E hesitated and Victoria abruptly jerked her hand forward. So I guess she will do it as a rule.

And I used to work with toddlers so I know what a jerk is before any says I am exaggerating:)
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:56 PM
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I agree Molly. I noticed that the King, Queen and their daughters were doing this last year as well. While I realize that other royals do greet the assembled photographers, this is one of the only times I've seen the children encouraged to do greet them by shaking hands prior to the photo shoot.
You're right, and I agree that it's a nice touch. I don't think the SRF did it before Felipe became King last year.

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Heu... is there any royal family who does not say 'Hello!' to the assembled media patiently awaiting until they can make their so desired holiday pictures? What you particularly liked seems more than normal to me and has always been the case.

I feel the need here for a quote from Jane Austen (paraphrasing) regarding the ....propensity ... to willfully misunderstand.
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Anyone knowing who the girl in the off shoulder white blouse is?
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Leonor and Sofìa have turned into two lovely and sweet little girls! I am glad they seem still demure and shy but much more confident and at ease wit the cameras...

I don't know how to put thhis, as I don't want it to sound offensive,but Letizia's touching approach (clingy?) to the girls makes me a little unconfortable: it makes me wanna scream "let them breath for once"...
to me it looks kind of obsessive and controlfreak-ish, being constantly all over the girls, but I guess when they become teenagers they don't appreciate being watched or touched all the time.
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to me it looks kind of obsessive and controlfreak-ish, being constantly all over the girls, but I guess when they become teenagers they don't appreciate being watched or touched all the time.
Exactly! Hope the girls will "rebel" at some time, when they enter the teens
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