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Old 08-05-2013, 01:56 PM
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:45 PM
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The photos are wonderful.

They are at Sierra de Tramuntana, where the fires occurred last week. That is a nice gesture, IMO

Sofia looks as tall as her sister now.
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Sofia looks as tall as her sister now.
Yes the girls are shooting up I was struck at how tall they are getting!
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Sofia is going to be taller than Leonor, I think.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:25 PM
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It reminds me of Elena and Cristina, around Cristina's communion. At the time both girls were the same height and Cristina eventually surpassed her eldest sister height.

The same will apply to Leonor and Sofia, it seems Sofia has more Borbon genes than her sister, she will be taller for sure. Leonor however is more lady-like like Letizia, she got from her mother the petite and delicate posture and physique. Both girls are so diferent but so precious.
Leonor's hair is getting darker but it suits her more that way, it will make her blue eyes stand out even more.
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Leonor is a stunning little woman. She will be exactly like Letizia (she already is)
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The Infanta's are just so stunningly beautiful!!!
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Even though they're royals, they need some privacy as well, I understand that, but I wished I could see the girls all the time!!!!!
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:58 PM
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The Infanta's are just so stunningly beautiful!!!
Completely agree and it is a pleasure seeing them growing up...... and I am looking forward how they will look as Young Ladies .... men´s hearts will be melting
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Sofia is going to be taller than Leonor, I think.
I think the the three youngest grandkids will be supertall. Sofia is supertall for her age, Leonor very tall, Irene Urdangarin is even taller than Leonor (they have the same age).

At the photoshoot the girls look stiff & uncomfortable with the cameras, its clearly visible that they are not used to such outings, its a forced outing, the SRF is succombing to the media pressure as the girls need to be shown in public at some point and cannot be hidden away forever. Other posters may think differently but to me they look completely instructed/romote controlled by their parents, like in Soller last year or other outings, holding hands all the time, never a wrong step, to me they lack any curiosity or activity that I'd expect from a child that age, instead following their parents with passive/bored/disbeliving faces. When I look eg at the Dutch girls, Norwegian or Danish kids at photoshoots, they behave naturally (the Norwegian or Danish kids even to the degree that they need to be disciplined by their parents) as if the cameras weren't there.

Fact is that being photographed will be their main purpose in life, and it is really unfortunate that - unlike in the Netherlands, Norway or Denmark, the Leonor & Sofia grow up in an 'unfriendly' public environment where its difficult to get them familiar with the public interest without exposing them to critizism or things they are unable to deal with because they are too young.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:23 AM
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The girls are in a place not known with people who do not know, it is normal that they are inhibited in front of cameras. The visit lasted an hour and a half, and the cameras did not go inside the house. Some journalists said that the girls did not stop to ask questions to their parents, and take photographs.

There is a difference between doing a photo shoot in the garden of your house where the children are comfortable and can move freely than in a tourist spot or in a museum.

The Spanish press has proven to be quite disrespectful with the children of the Royal Family, and the parents must learn from bad experiences. The girls of the family, also Victoria and Irene, are more timid ... and they boys are the most mischievous... but all, as has been growing less they liked the press.

Felipe Marichalar was the first grandchild, the boy was fun and spontaneous, but also a naughty boy ... and unfortunately he will pay for it. At 15 years he shouts to the press, and the press responds ridicule him on television. His childish antics have become a stigma that will accompany him forever, and that the press use every time they have a chance.

Any mischief, any bad attitude ... is reproduced and multiplied by one hundred per certain media, and that leads to teasing at school.

I think it is great that the Prince and Princess have taught their daughters from small to behave well and be educated... and their life will be easier. Because they will be watched and judged all their life.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:31 AM
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The girls are in a place not known with people who do not know, it is normal that they are inhibited in front of cameras. The visit lasted an hour and a half, and the cameras did not go inside the house. Some journalists said that the girls did not stop to ask questions to their parents, and take photographs.

There is a difference between doing a photo shoot in the garden of your house where the children are comfortable and can move freely than in a tourist spot or in a museum.

The Spanish press has proven to be quite disrespectful with the children of the Royal Family, and the parents must learn from bad experiences. The girls of the family, also Victoria and Irene, are more timid ... and they boys are the most mischievous... but all, as has been growing less they liked the press.

Felipe Marichalar was the first grandchild, the boy was fun and spontaneous, but also a naughty boy ... and unfortunately he will pay for it. At 15 years he shouts to the press, and the press responds ridicule him on television. His childish antics have become a stigma that will accompany him forever, and that the press use every time they have a chance.

Any mischief, any bad attitude ... is reproduced and multiplied by one hundred per certain media, and that leads to teasing at school.

I think it is great that the Prince and Princess have taught their daughters from small to behave well and be educated... and their life will be easier. Because they will be watched and judged all their life.
Well written. We can't compare these kind of photoshoots taken at a public place to a photoshoot taken in Gråsten. How would it look if the girls would be running around La Granja, when there are other people visiting the place? The press would in the next minute write that the infantas are badly raised and blame Letizia and Felipe for being bad parents.
Obviously Leonor and Sofia are very close and they are comfortable to walk hand in hand, which is very cute imo. Letizia and Felipe are also very natural with their children and they seem to have a very warm and loving atmosphere at their family.
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Well said, lula. It's nice to see Felipe and Letizia are hands on parents, they have taught their daughters very well.
Mallorca is very hot, 11/2 hours tour for two 6-7 girls is a bit long, kids are kids, it's hard to show interest at every moment, in every picture. At the end, the girls were asked by the journalists if they liked the tour, they said they liked it.
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It's also a great decision of Felipe and Letizia to take these photoshoots in different places in Mallorca, not just at the regatta and Yacht Club.

An article about the queen using the modern technology, she used tablet when she was following the regatta at Somni.
Doña Sofía sustituye la cámara fotográfica tradicional por una moderna Tablet
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The Spanish press has proven to be quite disrespectful with the children of the Royal Family, and the parents must learn from bad experiences. The girls of the family, also Victoria and Irene, are more timid ... and they boys are the most mischievous... but all, as has been growing less they liked the press.

Felipe Marichalar was the first grandchild, the boy was fun and spontaneous, but also a naughty boy ... and unfortunately he will pay for it. At 15 years he shouts to the press, and the press responds ridicule him on television. His childish antics have become a stigma that will accompany him forever, and that the press use every time they have a chance.

Any mischief, any bad attitude ... is reproduced and multiplied by one hundred per certain media, and that leads to teasing at school.

I think it is great that the Prince and Princess have taught their daughters from small to behave well and be educated... and their life will be easier. Because they will be watched and judged all their life.
Isnt it sad that a child is not being allowed to be a child? I read some comments about Felipe Marichalar where he is ridiculed as 'fat' or other kids are labelled 'bratty' because they have to be disciplined by their parents when they attend events, or very small children like the Danish twins start crying and people comment on bad parenting, gosh, what do people think, that royal children are some kind of supernatural human beings, this is reality and it should be accepted instead of training children to be fake and unnatural in public, always supercontrolled without any emotion.

I am really glad that both the Palma and the Lugo children will have an escape route, they can do what they want at some point, can move abroad and have a life where nobody knows or cares if they are grandchildren or nephews or nieces of the King of Spain, just have a normal life.

When I see Leonor & Sofia and the environment they grow up in, the media pressure / hostile environment towards the institution they will have to represent, I can only feel sorry for them, already from a young age not to be allowed to be who they are in public, drilled to perform to the pleasure of the media or public. Its a Jekyll & Hyde life, I wonder if Sofia will pull through this as she doesnt have to as spare, but will feel supportive of her sister, who has no way out.
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I agree with you lula, of course everybody has the right to say their opinions, but my point of view is exactly the same as lula.

The Dutch and the Danish royal families do photosessions at their garden/houses in the summer, quite diferent from an open spot. And not all children like photoshoots like this, Elisabeth came to dislike a bit of this, and she was quite confortable before, but she's entering a dificult time in her life, being a teenager is not easy, because she became selfaware of herself, she isn't spontaneous in public outings where cameras are all around.

If someone has been following Leonor&Sofia since the early days, we would see pictures and videos about them getting fun,etc...Leonor was quite an active child in front of cameras when she was younger, but both girls are getting older and they're aware of the enviroment they're in, so they behave properly because they know the situation they currently have, both are not babies and toddlers anymore.

If I have children one day, I would like my kids to behave in public like Leonor&Sofia, royal or not, it's an embarrasment and disrespecteful to have your kid go beyond limits in public outings.
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Isnt it sad that a child is not being allowed to be a child? I read some comments about Felipe Marichalar where he is ridiculed as 'fat' or other kids are labelled 'bratty' because they have to be disciplined by their parents when they attend events, or very small children like the Danish twins start crying and people comment on bad parenting, gosh, what do people think, that royal children are some kind of supernatural human beings, this is reality and it should be accepted instead of training children to be fake and unnatural in public, always supercontrolled without any emotion.
How is Leonor or Sofia not allowed to be a child ? Because neither one threw a tantrum, started screaming/crying loud at public events ? Some paparazzi pictures did show them nothing different from other kids of their age with happiness, excitement, tears and etc. Royal or not, I think all small kids should have been taught to behave. Kids need love, they also need to learn discipline.
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