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Old 08-02-2006, 03:59 PM
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Letizia is very pretty and elegant!!!!
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:21 PM
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http://www.elmundo.es/suplementos/cr...154210414.html

THE COURT WITHOUT TIE OF THE KINGS

Rising for the highway of access to Marivent's palace, to approximately 100 meters to the left side, there gets up a small small palace not known for the great public one, called La Masía. There there have its headquarters in the shade a limited team of high charges and civil servants of Zarzuela - not more than one dozen-, that accompany on the Kings and his family Majorca, allowing that the machinery of the Wreath should not stop.

Its definition more graphical would be that of court without tie, for that one of that the protocol relaxes enough. This way, whereas in the Zarzuela the norm is fulfilled of going to the work with suit and tie, in Marivent it is allowed to them come to the office in sleeves of shirt and trousers.

To this license in the apparel one joins the fact that between the high charges that integrate this court there is not present, at least permanently, the chief of Protocol of Zarzuela, Alfonso Sanz Portolés. Except in punctual occasions, he comes at the end of August to prepare the receipt that the Kings offer in the palace of the Almudaina to the Majorcan authorities. It supposes the end of the royal summer, though Don Juan Carlos and his family are in the habit of remaining in Marivent until beginning of September.

Of seven persons in charge of some other departments who integrate the flowchart of the Royal House, they displease Marivent, besides the chief of the house, Alberto Aza - that turn with the secretary, Ricardo Díaz Hotchleiner-, the person in charge of press, Juan Gonzalez Cebrián; the safety chief, Manuel Barros; and the director of the department of planning and coordination, colonel Domingo Martínez Palomo.

The rest comes when it is necessary. The only one of these charges that it remains the whole summer without doing shifts in Marivent is Domingo Martínez Palomo, who takes to himself two members of his team, and an assistant. It is a key department, since it receives the requests of activities for the Royal Family beside coordinating trips and to take charge of the buys and of the mail.

The correspondence is very important. Because of it, two civil servants pass the summer going and coming in plane to Madrid to gather the letters that they transport in a valise. This way the whole summer.

Apart from the mentioned personnel, Marivent is moved also by four administrative ones that realize functions of secretary, besides a scribe or assistant of press. The Prince has also to his disposition to all these civil servants and high charges.

This stage, marked for reduced of the team and certain I relax established by protocol, it gives an approximate enough image of what in Zarzuela they name " own model of vacations of the Chief of the State ". This means that, while other monarches throw the key of their palaces and they disconnect totally, in Spain the activity of the Wreath not stop.

For example, between ditch and ditch, Don Juan Carlos travelled last Monday to Morocco to have lunch with the King Mohamed VI.Asimismo, he has received the minister of exteriors, Miguel Angel Moratinos. Tomorrow he will support the first one of his two summer hearings with the president Zapatero, who will come with his wife, Sonsoles. In the night both couples will have dinner together.

The mode of taking the wife to Marivent Aznar implanted with Ana Botella, who while the hearing was celebrated, was escaping to the hairdresser's shop Llongueras of Palm to be brushed well in the dinner by the monarches. Also there is foreseen that this week the King receives the president of the Generalitat, Pasqual Maragall. On his part, the Prince had in agenda cross two times the puddle: on Thursday, the 26th of July, he travelled to Peru to be present at the capture of Alan García's possession, and next Sunday, the 6th of August, he will go Colombia, where Alvaro Uribe renews cargo.

Besides these acts, the King and the Prince support in Majorca meetings deprived with politicians and kinetic powers, especially of Balearics. Without telling that, the agenda of the Royal Family is prepared by precedence, in August it is necessary to outline the autumns commitments, with which to this Marivent's court does not still have time to enjoy of the Majorcan summer.

Because, besides institutional tasks, they multiply to attend also to personal orders. For example, if the Queen needs shampoo, the administrative one contacts with the hairdresser's shop of the mall of Porto Pi, where the hairdesser of the Queen works, to buy it. An obsession of the Royal Family is to acquire the products always in the same establishments.

For example, in an occasion, the King needed in Majorca a pillow, but it had to be of pens with measurements of 60 for 60 that only sell in a bedding of the street Goya of Madrid . So the administrative one put in touch with the Zarzuela, which called to the bedding and they sent for plane to Marivent.

Beside accumulate more functions, this team, the problems of space that exist in Marivent's palace, it moves in a peculiar mixture. The reason is that in La Masía, the dome of the Zarzuela and its team of administrative shares space with a zone of service where one finds the laundry room of the palace, the room of the iron and the "tendedero".

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Old 08-02-2006, 04:24 PM
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Marivent's court goes forward always at the arrival of the Kings, and except the persons in charge of the house, travels in a previous flight. In this plane they travel also the treintena of escorts that protects the royal veraneo, as well as the regidora of the Zarzuela, Rosario Mateo, and a limited team of domestic service of the Kings, as the cook - chief, Antonio Paredes, he helps with chamber of the Monarch, Jesus Gracia - Don Juan Carlos and the Prince have each one two butlers, that turn - and both personal maidens of the Queen.

Reduced of the service, around six persons average, it owes to that of the cleanliness and Marivent's maintenance one entrusts the personnel of Patrimony, owner of the palace. The mentioned flight transports also the thickness of the baggage of the Kings, who take his clothes in big trunks. Later, the Monarches, with the chief of his house, move of Madrid to Palm in a Falcon of the Armed Forces, where they take his hand-luggage.

The Royal Family, even in vacations, dawns early and it likes to inform soon of the news. For this reason, the personnel of the department of press is the first one in coming to La Masía, before 8:30 a.m., to prepare a dossier. The schedule of work of the rest is from 9 to 14.00 and from 17 to 20.00 hours. During the hour of the food they stay of guard a couple of administrative, thing that also every Sunday ago. The members of the team of Marivent do not sleep in the enclosure, but in hotels of Majorca.

The high charges, which go with full expenses, lodge at hotels of five stars. The rest they go to hotels of four, with right to breakfast or half a pension and perceive diets. Every morning they gather the official cars of the Zarzuela, mark Peugeot, to take Marivent to them. The department heads have there its official car with chauffeur, and the administrative ones are moved in group also by official cars that, on having ended the day, they return to them to the hotel.

The King, when he does not have ditch, passes the morning being employed at his office of the Marivent's first floor, at which walls hang pictures of Miro and Ramon Canet, which betray his interest for the contemporary painting. There he does business with the chief of his house, though at some time, he is the own Monarch who approaches walking to La Masía. Alberto Aza's office is in the first floor of the chalet, the noble zone where also that of Martínez Palomo is located. There is besides a lounge dining room and a kitchen attended by a waiter who serves in the middle of the morning an appetizer. In the second floor the wing press is, and there is a bedroom that there is in the habit of occupying the assistant of substitute field - the King takes to Palm three of his eight assistants-, so the one that is of shift sleeps in the palace. In the basement the offices of secretary are located, and the zone of service.

The only members of the personnel who stay in Marivent are you escort that move with the Royal Family. They are installed in barracones close to the heliport and sleep in rooms with berths. Theirmission is to stick to them as stamps, which in vacations, gives place to comical situations: for example, to see the Infanta Cristina in bicycle for Marivent's surroundings followed by the cars of escort.

Except unforeseen or already programmed acts, the evening it is in the habit of being a bit more relaxed in the vorágine of La Masía. Even it is days of that the chiefs take advantage to go away a bit before, though they remain always with the mobile connected telephone. The youngest count irritate the minutes that stay to go to the beach or to go out to take glasses as A Palm. It makes a pair of summers, someone had the idea of changing and to put on a shorts, going out of this Marivent's way. Immediately a touch of attention was given to him, and this type of garments remained totally prohibited in the enclosure. Since there adds notes one of these civil servants: " In the end we are where we are. A thing is that we do not take tie, and other one that we look like the watchmen of the beach ".
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:40 PM
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Thank very much you lula!, it is a very interesting article, I've always wonder how things were managed in their summer in Palma. One would think they do whatever they want.
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Old 08-02-2006, 05:15 PM
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Very interesting article lula thankyou. Most of the things I have always wondered have been answered.
But this is something else I want to know:
How about if one day a member of the RF doesn't want to get up? (Lets face it, it happens to us all)! Do they just not get up or do they have to inform a member of staff that they're staying in bed??
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:06 PM
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Hy, Lula, many thanks for the article about the summer King's court. Very interesting to see how Juan carlos stay in relation with the "affairs" even during the hollidays. Asit's mentionnde the Palace is very fond of Press, I can imagine it's both for Marivent and Son Vent ( the residence of the Princes )

For the else, somptous pics of the Kings, the Princes and the Infantita. It's a trus pleasure to watch at all the marvellous shots, this year the fotographs can't to be furious against the Princess, she is playing perfectly her role of "shoting women" and she is very fair play with the fotographs showing the most possible as the decence agree her so little beautiful baby girl ( so, so nice )

As I can realize, the subject of te Letizia's thinness stay the most important item of the Press 's articles.May be the journalists can't have any imagination about a Princess who is an intelligent and so beautiful woman....
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:09 PM
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:10 PM
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Lest we forget that the Copa del Rey is actually a major Sailing competition, here's a great shot (via reuters) of the "CAM" during today's arduous ditch -- 90+ nautical miles.
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:42 PM
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A shame is that today only we have had images of the Prince, tomorrow it is the day of rest in the ditch, so probably it will be necessary to wait to Friday. Tomorrow there is a dinner, but not if the members of the Royal Family come like do it to the dinner of the Breitling.
The King has not taken part today, because the hard ditch many hours and already he does not have age. It has begun at 1 p.m. and still it has not finished.
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:50 PM
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A shame is that today only we have had images of the Prince, tomorrow it is the day of rest in the ditch, so probably it will be necessary to wait to Friday. Tomorrow there is a dinner, but not if the members of the Royal Family come like do it to the dinner of the Breitling.
The King has not taken part today, because the hard ditch many hours and already he does not have age. It has begun at 1 p.m. and still it has not finished.
It hasn't finished?!?!
Nobody (of SRF) watched it? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-02-2006, 07:08 PM
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Thank you so much lula for sharing and translating the ElMunso article... very very interesting!

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But this is something else I want to know:
How about if one day a member of the RF doesn't want to get up? (Lets face it, it happens to us all)! Do they just not get up or do they have to inform a member of staff that they're staying in bed??
Like in an hotel or in a house where you have someone to fix the bedroom after you get up I guess SRF has to inform the services if someone is not going to leave bedroom at usual hour...

I'm imagining the picture of Infanta Cristina in a bycicle being followed by escorts in a car .

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Old 08-02-2006, 07:09 PM
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It hasn't finished?!?!
Nobody (of SRF) watched it?
Not still it has not finished, and I don´t know what hour ends. It is the long ditch and finishes in the dawn.
http://www.copadelrey.com/copa2006/resulta/directo.htm
It seems that today only the Prince has gone, there are no images of anybody any more.
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Old 08-02-2006, 10:13 PM
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:28 AM
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Hello girls.!!

These last days I have been working very much and scarcely I could have entered the forum. Thank you very much to all for sharing all the summer images of the Royal Family, if it was not for you we would not be so informed.

I like very much this summer of the Principes, very natural, and with many images to analyze. The Princess Letizia is radiant and very relaxed , almost does not separate of the Queen, they have good friendship, and what agreat support she receives from the queen.

And what I can say of the Infanta Leonor, to my falls the slobber whenever I see her. She is beautiful and very big!!!.

Congratulations to all for the work realized. Well done
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:12 AM
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Not if someone has put it already or not.
Here this the video of the arrival on Tuesday of the Royal Family to the port. It is the video 08-2006.
http://www.copadelrey.com/inicio.asp?hl=es&s=3&u=1
Seeing the images it does not stop surprising me that the press always looks for anything to attack and to criticize the Princess, when one sees, that is she who worries about giving them good images. I imagine that to attack her always is easier.
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I wonder why we haven't seen pictures of Christina's en Elena's children ...
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:45 AM
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Lula Which is the video ? Video of " Primera Prueba" or Segunda prueba"

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Old 08-03-2006, 07:47 AM
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I wonder why we haven't seen pictures of Christina's en Elena's children ...
Simple. Because Elena and her family have not come to Palm, it seems that they come today.

And the Infanta Cristina does not compete, and has gone away to Minorca, far from the press and the riot.

The birth of the Infanta Leonor, the life has made easier to the Infantas, the press is so obsessed by the girl, who does not matter for them that the others are not. If the Princes are not in Majorca it is a misfortune and there are many critiques. If the Infantas are not nothing happens, nobody criticizes them. The pressure on them and their families is very much minor, and they can do what they want.


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Simple. Because Elena and her family have not come to Palm, it seems that they come today.

And the Infanta Cristina does not compete, and has gone away to Minorca, far from the press and the riot.

The birth of the Infanta Leonor, the life has made easier to the Infantas, the press is so obsessed by the girl, who does not matter for them that the others are not. If the Princes are not in Majorca it is a misfortune and there are many critiques. If the Infantas are not nothing happens, nobody criticizes them. The pressure on them and their families is very much minor, and they can do what they want.
Clear that they can do what they wish but I want to see them them I do not hold more to see those so beautiful children.
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Clear that they can do what they wish but I want to see them them I do not hold more to see those so beautiful children.
Calm, it seems that it is confirmed that on Tuesday, I imagine that when when the Prince should return of Colombia there will be family photo. I hope that it is true. It seems to me to be strange that if the Prince returns to Spain on Tuesday, the same day does the family photo to itself. I do not believe that they do the photo without the Prince ... but the journalists can get furious very much. The photo must be complete.
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