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Old 03-03-2009, 11:54 AM
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I can“t get enough photos of these lovely children and their parents.Irene is a real doll!
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:59 AM
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The Infantas and their children already are skiing in Baqueira Beret, they have changed the traditional order oftheir vacations because the Urdangarķn have fewer vacations since in The United States they finish before the holidays.

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Old 12-27-2009, 08:33 AM
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Will Felipe, Letizia and the girls joing them?
Thanks for the pictures, the boys decided to all get a ride with tehir dad, that was a really nice picture.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:46 AM
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Los Duques de Palma, la infanta Elena y sus hijos disfrutan de la nieve en Baqueira Beret.

According to the newspaper La Vanguiardia, the Asturias family has travelled out of Spain.

It seems to me to be very difficult that we see them in Christmas holidays in Baqueira, there is too much people and too many press, maybe in other epoch of the year when the girls are older. When the Royal Family started going to Baqueira, it was a destination for people with money and the ski a sport to which few people had access in Spain. But it has changed very much in the last years. Besides for the age, the King stopped going to Baqueira because it was turning into a saturated destination, more in epoch of vacations.

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Infanta Cristina and her husband, Ińaki Urdangarin, have gone to Baqueira ski resort

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Laura Ponte has gone to Baqueira ski resort.

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Old 12-28-2009, 06:23 AM
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Will Felipe, Letizia and the girls joing them?
Thanks for the pictures, the boys decided to all get a ride with tehir dad, that was a really nice picture.
So far, the Asturias family has not gone skiing etc what is very contradicting to the Borbon image as keen sportspeople who love to pursue royal hobbies like sailing, skiing or hunting. With Felipe, having done extensive sailing, skiing or hunting himself in the past like the rest of the family, chosing a wife who is not enthusiastic about any of these activities (we have not seen Letizia doing anything in that respect apart from a ski beginners lesson in 2004), Leonor and Sofia are kind of put on hold but I guess quite soon at least Leonor will approach at least some kind of sport. When looking at other royal kids they all start at a young age, like Cristina's kids (incl Irene who is Leonor's age) do sailing, skiing (so do Elena's kids) or the Danish kids (sailing, skiing, present at hunting) or the Dutch girls (skiing), most of them around Leonor's or Sofia's age.

On the other hand, Baqueira Beret is in Spain and there would be a major media circus surrounding the Asturias in case they went, many other royals chose to do their activities abroad to escape the local press.
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Bildspel! Spanska prinsessorna Elena och Cristina i snöiga Baquiera | Svensk Damtidning
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:49 AM
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Lovely pictures of the Urdangarins and also of Infanta Elena and her two children. It“s nice to see the sisters enjoying their favourite sport together.
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Infanta Cristina and Irene shopping in Vielha, near Baqueira

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Infanta Cristina of Spain and her daughter Irene Urdangarin on holidays In Baqueira Beret on December 28

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Old 12-31-2009, 05:31 AM
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It's a shame Letizia doesn't like skiing because Felipe used to go every year.
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Old 12-31-2009, 05:42 AM
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Yes, indeed. I“ve seen many pictures of Prince Felipe skiing before he was married. It“s a real shame that Letizia does not seem to be very sports minded, especially belonging to a family who is very much so.
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:45 AM
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After her engagement, Letizia was "trained" in an indoor facility (it was reported that Zarzuela rented out Xanadu Skiing Center in Madrid for a weekend) in order to familiarize her with skiing and enable her to go to Baqueira Beret with Felipe in Feb 2004.
Not everybody is a skiier, and in general there is nothing embarrassing about ending up on the beginners slope. It only gets kind of embarrassing when you are all of a sudden a family member of the Borbons who are almost professional sports people when it comes to skiing or sailing. Elena, Cristina and Felipe have been into sports from their earliest childhood so its a bit unfair to ask the same from an average person who probably never got the opportunity to ski or was interested in skiing or sailing before marrying into royalty.
Despite the training, Letizia looked pretty unconfortable on ski in Feb 2004 and it seems that the sport did not click with her, and she never even tried sailing, which is kind of sad because Leonor and Sofia should have been introduced at least to skiing some time ago, with their cousins already having started as soon as they could walk. If you don't ski or sail in these circles you are pretty much considered outsider (not only the extended Borbon family incl uncle Constantin but also most kids of the same age from other royal families are into sports). Irene is Leonor's age and already hitting the slopes like an old hand.
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Really it is not known if that is true, apparently,according to the press and the former instructor of ski of the Royal Family, the family Asturias has been going in some occasion to ski out of Spain.

That we do not see them in Baqueira can answer to other reasons, as the safety problems or the harassment of the press.
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That's true lula. They do keep their vacations very private. We never see pictures of where they are like we do with other royal families.
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Yes, indeed. I“ve seen many pictures of Prince Felipe skiing before he was married. It“s a real shame that Letizia does not seem to be very sports minded, especially belonging to a family who is very much so.
How can we say that Letizia isn“t sports minded, just because we don“t see her doing sports in public? I have read in several articles, that Letizia likes to swim long distances at the pool in the palace and that she uses also often the gym.
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Well, let's wait and find out if Letizia will finally allow her daughters to engage in these so-called royal sports. It's not even too late. They are young and they have all the resources they could use for them to associate themselves in these sports.
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Well, let's wait and find out if Letizia will finally allow her daughters to engage in these so-called royal sports. It's not even too late. They are young and they have all the resources they could use for them to associate themselves in these sports.
How do we know that Felipe and Letizia are not on a skiing vacation with their daughters away from the cameras?
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That's right. Before they had Leonor they were able to ski in Whistler away from the paparazzi.
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Baqueira Beret has always been very crowded during the holidays of Christmas or New Year. The last time the Kings were there was more than 10 years ago, hundreds of policemen were there for the security. With the current economic situation, it's not wise to waste so much public resource for skiing.
Now even middle class kids learn how to ski, I'm sure Leonor or Sofia would do too. Regatta (different from sunbathing on a yacht ) is another story. Except for women from the Greek or Spanish RF, I don't think regatta is popular among the royal women, now no woman from either family is at the race any more, even Cristina dropped out 3 years ago.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:28 AM
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