The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #261  
Old 08-04-2015, 04:23 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: bedford, United States
Posts: 1,386
I don't! The Spanish don't need anymore scandal from their Royal family. Rebellious princesses are fine for Hollywood but not real life :)
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #262  
Old 08-04-2015, 05:00 PM
Jacknch's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Suffolk/Budapest, Hungary
Posts: 6,704
Quote:
Originally Posted by amaryllus View Post
I don't! The Spanish don't need anymore scandal from their Royal family. Rebellious princesses are fine for Hollywood but not real life :)
I agree. There is nothing wrong with a loving mother having physical contact with her own kids for goodness, putting a protective arm around them from time to time in front of a host of strangers with cameras etc. They all look very happy and normal to me and it makes a very refreshing change indeed to see such nice royal family photos.
__________________

__________________
JACK
Reply With Quote
  #263  
Old 08-04-2015, 05:13 PM
Archduchess Zelia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 2,582
Quote:
Originally Posted by amaryllus View Post
I don't! The Spanish don't need anymore scandal from their Royal family. Rebellious princesses are fine for Hollywood but not real life :)
Very well said. Letizia is just a hands-on mum – can't really see a problem in that.
__________________
"Hope is like the sun. If you only believe it when you see it you'll never make it through the night."
Our Princess

Reply With Quote
  #264  
Old 08-04-2015, 05:31 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: bedford, United States
Posts: 1,386
If the girls had a problem with her tactile ways I am pretty sure they would let her know. I have no proof but a gut feeling they feel free to express themselves to their parents and speak their minds within reason.
Reply With Quote
  #265  
Old 08-04-2015, 06:20 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 20,601
Infanta Cristina and Inaki Urdangarin are on holidays in Baqueira Beret in Spain as per ABC.

La Infanta Cristina e I?aki Urdangar?n, de cena en Baqueira - ABC.es
__________________
25th of August 1270-Death of Louis IX ,King of France.
Reply With Quote
  #266  
Old 08-04-2015, 08:26 PM
QueenJen's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Charlottesville, United States
Posts: 260
OK, I know I'm crazy, but which is Leonor and which is Sofia? I'm not terribly familiar with them, but could usually tell. Now, their height isn't helping me! Who is in the print top and longer khaki shorts?


Reply With Quote
  #267  
Old 08-04-2015, 10:46 PM
Daria_S's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: My own head, United States
Posts: 8,110
Spanish Royal Family Summer Holidays 2015

Leonor is in khaki shorts, and printed top, while Sofia is in solid white top, and navy shorts. I have a hard time telling them apart too, since they're practically the same height.


Sent from my iPad using The Royals Community mobile app
__________________
"My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring".
~Prince William~


I'm not obsessed with royalty...I just think intensely about it.
Reply With Quote
  #268  
Old 08-05-2015, 01:24 AM
eya eya is offline
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 12,274
Quote:
Originally Posted by amaryllus View Post
I don't! The Spanish don't need anymore scandal from their Royal family. Rebellious princesses are fine for Hollywood but not real life :)
Another scandal Leave it for another family.
Reply With Quote
  #269  
Old 08-05-2015, 02:16 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 8,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by TLLK View Post
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.
In my option that is a step too far. Both the royal family and the media are helped with some distance. The Diana Years were a lesson of how a close entanglement can lead to a deadly embrace.

The media are there to register the start of the holidays of the Spanish royal family. The King, the Queen and the Infantas shaking the hands of the folks who -at other media moments- will not hesistate to infringe their pivacy, is a step too far.
Reply With Quote
  #270  
Old 08-05-2015, 02:19 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 8,244
Quote:
Originally Posted by QueenJen View Post
OK, I know I'm crazy, but which is Leonor and which is Sofia? I'm not terribly familiar with them, but could usually tell. Now, their height isn't helping me! Who is in the print top and longer khaki shorts?


The oldest one is Doña Leonor, Princess of Asturias. That is the one with the khaki coloured pants.

Picture.
Reply With Quote
  #271  
Old 08-05-2015, 02:34 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 26,786
It is great to see the royal family shaking hands with the reporters and photographers. Felipe and Letizia are modern royals, who know that the world has changed and are acting according to that. They treated the photographers like respected professionals, as guests at the Marivent Palace area. You can see that some photographers looked a little surprised, but of course were pleased. The royals made a warm event about the photoshoot, it wasn't just "you are there taking photos" and "we are here, don't come close to us".

Leonor and Sofia are always so well behaved and quite at ease with the press. While listening to all cameras clicking such young girls must feel a little uncomfortable. But they were smiling, being polite and well-mannered. Felipe and Letizia have done a very good job. They are also very natural with their children, and Felipe looks his family like he has difficulties to believe how lucky he is to have them. Lovely to see the girls waving to the press while going inside.
Reply With Quote
  #272  
Old 08-05-2015, 02:40 AM
Duke of Marmalade's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
TRF Author
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Posts: 12,960
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair View Post
In my option that is a step too far. Both the royal family and the media are helped with some distance. The Diana Years were a lesson of how a close entanglement can lead to a deadly embrace.

The media are there to register the start of the holidays of the Spanish royal family. The King, the Queen and the Infantas shaking the hands of the folks who -at other media moments- will not hesistate to infringe their pivacy, is a step too far.
I am not surprised. The SRF have alwayss been courting the 'right' press (I am not talking about the tabloids) to make sure to get them as allies more than other royal houses, imo.
If you look at their agenda, half the awards they give out is media-related (journalists, outlets etc) and they do lots of events in that respect.
Reply With Quote
  #273  
Old 08-05-2015, 02:49 AM
dazzling's Avatar
Moderator Emeritus
Blog Editor
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: -, France
Posts: 22,982
I like their attitude towards the press, its very welcoming and respectful as they are professionals as well. It must be a nice way to welcome them into the palace grounds like any other person.

The pictures are lovely and they looked very happy. Each time I see the girls, they have changed and grown. They are growing up fast and it's always nice seeing them. They look like a very warm family.

I hope to see more of them in Mallorca.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #274  
Old 08-05-2015, 02:55 AM
kathia_sophia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South, Portugal
Posts: 2,201
Quote:
Originally Posted by QueenJen View Post
OK, I know I'm crazy, but which is Leonor and which is Sofia? I'm not terribly familiar with them, but could usually tell. Now, their height isn't helping me! Who is in the print top and longer khaki shorts?


Just look at their eyes and you will be able to tell them apart. Leonor has blue eyes while Sofia has brown eyes.

I've been following them since their birth and I can easily tell them apart. Their features are quite diferent, because to me they don't look alike at all, but I understand that their same height and same hair color confuses lots of people.
__________________
♫A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.♥
Reply With Quote
  #275  
Old 08-05-2015, 03:46 AM
Duc_et_Pair's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: City, Netherlands
Posts: 8,244
Every royal family does it their own way. I am not sure how big, or organized or "friendly" the media at the Spanish photo-session was. At the Dutch session you see the King and his family arriving. All friendly smiles, waves here and there, faces of recognition. The King usually says some light-hearted words like: "Ah... I see, judging from your numbers, there is still a great interest in our family! Now, tell us, what would you like? The sea first?" and so taking the initiative. Look at this: I try to imagine the Dutchies giving all them a handshake too... hmm... no... I think they deliberately want to keep distance.

Maybe the difference is that all accredited media which respects the media code are allowed in the Netherlands while in Spain it is more the "monarchy-friendly press" which are allowed to make pictures?
Reply With Quote
  #277  
Old 08-05-2015, 10:34 AM
eya eya is offline
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 12,274
The name "Aifos" mean something or it is just a name?
Reply With Quote
  #278  
Old 08-05-2015, 11:42 AM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: san diego, United States
Posts: 7,300
Quote:
Originally Posted by eya View Post
The name "Aifos" mean something or it is just a name?
I read that its Sofia spelled backwards. For his mother
Reply With Quote
  #279  
Old 08-05-2015, 11:47 AM
eya eya is offline
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: -, Greece
Posts: 12,274
Ohhh yes you have right polyesco. What a beautiful this moove for his mother. She deserve that.
Reply With Quote
  #280  
Old 08-05-2015, 12:26 PM
HereditaryPrincess's Avatar
Heir Apparent
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Greater London, United Kingdom
Posts: 8,032
Wonderful photos of the family. Sofia has changed a lot and she is getting so tall! She and Leonor could be mistaken non-identical twins as I think Sofia is starting to look quite a lot like her older sister now as well, I noticed that her hair had gotten darker.

I also think it's nice how the whole family came out to greet the press, however I think making children do such a thing is a bit much but it will be good practice for when they're older, especially for Leonor. And I also agree that the girls seem confident around the press, so perhaps it's less "daunting" (not sure if that's the right word) for them. I remember Leonor was confidently answering the press's questions at her communion.

Quote:
Originally Posted by polyesco View Post
I read that its Sofia spelled backwards. For his mother
Oh, that is a lovely gesture.
__________________

__________________
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone". Audrey Hepburn

*
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy". Anne Frank
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
malaga, mallorca, mallorca 2014, spanish royals, spanish royals in mallorca, spanish royals summery holiday, summer holiday, summer holiday 2014


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Summer Holidays with the Swedish Royal Family: 2016-2018 An Ard Ri Royal House of Sweden 228 Yesterday 04:24 PM
Spanish Royal Family Summer Holidays 2017/2018 Duke of Marmalade Royal Family of Spain 199 08-13-2018 10:55 AM
Christmas Holidays with the Spanish Royal Family Mary Anne Royal Family of Spain 68 01-06-2018 02:38 PM
Princess Astrid & Family; Summer Holidays in Brindisi, 2008 Paty Princess Astrid, Archduke Lorenz and Family 8 01-26-2010 11:42 AM




Popular Tags
aif british royal family camilla chris o'neill commonwealth games corruption crown princess victoria current events danish royal family duchess of brabant duchessofcambridge earl of snowdon family fashion felipe and letizia general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hereditary prince alois infanta cristina infanta leonor infanta sofia iñaki urdangarín juan carlos king carl gustaf king felipe king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander letizia liechtenstein lord snowdon meghan markle news norwegian royal family porphyria prince carl philip prince charles prince daniel prince gabriel prince harry prince harry of wales prince jean prince nicholas prince oscar prince sebastian princess estelle princess leonore princess madeleine princess of asturias princess victoria pyrmont queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima royal royal ancestry royal geneology royal wedding spanish royal family events state visit stephanie surname sweden swedish royal family victoria waldeck wedding windsor castle windsor wedding



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:47 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018
Jelsoft Enterprises