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Old 08-05-2007, 05:16 AM
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These are very nice gestures from the couple. They already have supporters! You can see that they love children..
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:01 AM
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Los nietos del Rey se hacen a la mar

The grandchildren of the King are done to the sea

The Royal Family, less the little Sofia, met before the beginning of the last ditch. Some were embarked in the sailboats of the competition, others on board of the 'Somni'

Competition to the margin, the Royal Family returned to be the center of all the looks and attentions during the last day of the Cup of the King of Sail. Though the previous day all its members - with the exception of exception of the dukes of Palm and their children, and the small infanta Sofía--already they were left to see together on the wharf of the Swallows, yesterday the emotive scene repeated itself on the high seas, with the family almost to the complete one.

Near the midday, with all the sailboats waiting for the exit in the field of ditches, appearance did the boat Somni. On board there were meeting the Queen, the princess Letizia Leonor, Jaime de Marichalar and his two children, Froilán and Victoria Federica, and the Duke of Palm, Iñaki Urdangarín accompanied by Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:40 AM
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I don't particulary like the Princes of Asturias for my own reasons but I like Leonor and Sofia a lot maybe because kids are my weakness point

I would love to see Irene and Leonor together playing but maybe we are expecting a bit too much from these small kids, maybe (if they are allowed to) they'll grow as close as Juan and Froilan or Cristina and Alexia are, who knows

Letizia and Cristina aren't close, that's a given, for example, when Letizia lifted Irene into the boat she started crying which is most probably because she didn't know Letizia well and got scared; it's not necessarily because they don't like each other, it's more probably related to the fact that they don't have much in common and don't share common interests

If people say they don't like the Dukes of Palma or they found them bad looking, annoying and whatever else, well, everybody is entitled to an opinion, there isn't a single person in the world who everybody likes so I guess we need to understand that a bit (I was a die-hard kill-all Dukes of Palma fan but I tamed myself a little, it's not like they are paying me for defending them by sword, fire and blood)
a portuguese magazine NOVA GENTE from this week says that cristina and letizia are now friends again.
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:57 AM
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I don´t think we should be comparing Irene and Leonor. They´re different from the very first day they were born... When I was little I was always compared to my cousin and made me feel so very bad.
About Letizia and Cristina as moms, they´re completely different too. Cristina has always been in the publci eye and knows what to do, when and where and she´s always seen relaxed. Poor Letizia is always being critiziesed: if she´s a loving mom, she´s obsessive... if she´s seriuos, she should be smiling and so on. Let´s not forget she lost her sister only 6 months ago and had another baby... and she´s not used to being the center of the attention I think... or maybe she wouldn´t want to be the center of the attention sometimes. I think that´s why she´s always so "concentraded" on how Leonor looks like... so she´s not critized. My opinion
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:10 AM
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I disagree, especially the part about "any other child...would get the same coverage as her and probably behave the same way like her".

Christian is about the same age of Leonor. He's the heir. He doesn't behave like Leonor does. He's always frowning and clearly not comfortable with strangers/photographers yet. He's clearly quieter and a lot less outgoing or spontaneous than Leonor is. He doesn't make interesting pictures. He may sell some magazines in Denmark because he's the heir. But I have yet to see photographers as obsessed with him as they're with Leonor.

Irene is close to Leonor's age too. She doesn't behave like Leonor does either. She stays close to her dad in most of recent public appearances such as Sofi's baptism and the other day on the boat. She's a cute baby but how interesting is it for photographers to shoot a 2 year old sitting quietly in her dad's arms with a pacifier? No, she's not the heiress. But if she and Leonor switch the looks and personality, I'm sure she'll get a lot more coverage than she gets now even she's not the heiress.

Every child has different personality - yes, even at 2 - and behaves differently because of it. Leonor's looks and personality make her a god-sent for photographers. Sure, her being the heiress to Spanish throne is the reason why she's newsworthy but it's not the sole reason why she sells magazines. It's like Diana was newswothy first because she's princess of Wales, but it's not the only reason why she sold magazines. Would you say "any other women would get the same coverage as Diana in the position of Princess of Wales"?

Yes, then she must be a 2-year-old diva, and one-of-a-kind child, and better than any two year old in this planet. Whether we like it or not, she gets all that attention because of who she is and who her parents are. Are you sure, photographers would follow her because of her personality and beauty if she was not Leonor de Borbon?
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:00 AM
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Sincerely is sad to turn a 2-year-old girl into element of polemic.

Evidently the press follows Leonor de Borbón because she is an Infanta of Spain. But is not a certain minor, that the interest of the press and of the public opinion would be minor enough, if instead of being a pretty and nice girl whom likes to investigate the world, she was an antipathetic and weeping girl .

People likes to enjoy the innocence and the sharm of the children ... it is it wonderful of this age.

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Old 08-05-2007, 10:07 AM
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Goodness gracious, what over-heated emotions! Might I respectfully suggest you all calm down. It's pretty clear that both Letizia and Cristina, as well as Elena, are good mothers; that the children are all well behaved and healthy. Familes always have bigger personalities and quieter personalities--that's normal. Felipe-Froilan was the star of the family for a long time for that very reason--it's nothing unusual or a judgment against his cousins or sister.

Again, might I suggest leaving the circuitous arguing be and enjoy the nice images of the cousins yesterday?!
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:15 AM
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THE INFANTA ELENA RECEIVES A TROPHY OF HAND OF HIS FATHER IN THE PRIZES OF THE CUP OF THE KING

LA INFANTA ELENA RECIBE UN TROFEO DE MANOS DE SU PADRE EN LOS PREMIOS DE LA COPA DEL REY DE VELA

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Old 08-05-2007, 10:18 AM
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Gosh, here is Letizia being affectionate to someone else's daughter! Is it too much?

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sorry for the sarcasm--couldn't resist.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:59 AM
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Gosh, here is Letizia being affectionate to someone else's daughter! Is it too much?

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sorry for the sarcasm--couldn't resist.
LOL! That was funny

Honestly, it is evident that Letizia adores her daughters. What is so wrong with that???? I think we should worry if she didn't pay attention to them.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:19 AM
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Let's bring to an end the discussion about Princess Letizia, showing affection for her daughters.
Most have already expressed their views, there were many interesting and worthy observetions and opinions, but this thread is hardly the best place for that.

If you want to continue the discussion, the best place for that would be What's your opinion about Felipe & Letizia? thread.
This thread is dedicated to the summer vocations of the Spanish Royal Family in Palma de Mallorca.

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Old 08-05-2007, 11:52 AM
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Leonor fashion

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Leonor makes the sea "look" fashionable

The first-born one of the Princes of Asturias is turning into a small wolf of sea. She likes to sail and, unintentionally, she is making the sea "look" fashionable. The evening that rose on board of the CAM, in arms of Don Felipe, a blue garment was illuminating with a white bow ahead that was combining with the Minorcan tiny sandals that she was wearing. These are the typical footwear of Balearics, so much that the Queen - hers are of blue marine color - one does not take them in the whole summer either.

The Infanta Leonor marks trend and yesterday she returned to embark in the "Somni" to follow closely her father with an own gown to sail along high seas: in this occasion there was going of red (color of the T-shirt of her mother) with the edges of the sleeves, skirt and bow in white. Nevertheless, this time what was leading to game was the hat that was protecting him from the sun.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:55 AM
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Ultima Hora Digital. El Discreto...

The Castell de Bellver produces honoring to the champions

The Kings they preside at the act of delivery of trophies of the most prestigious ditch of the Mediterranean after a vibrant day

The court of weapon of the Castell de Bellver dressed of show and was flooded by the elite of the sail in the delivery of trophies of the Cup of the King Camper-Audi who was presided by the Kings and who possessed an extensive representation of the Royal Family. And it is that at the act, besides the king Juan Carlos and the queen Sofía, there were present the Princes of Asturias and the Dukes of Lugo, with their children Felipe Juan Froilán and Victoria Federica in the final tax to the protagonists of the most prestigious ditch of the Mediterranean.
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how cute... their faces are so spontaneous. who is the little girl? how come they were both so attentive?
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:41 PM
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how cute... their faces are so spontaneous. who is the little girl? how come they were both so attentive?
The girl is a daughter of someone of the crewmen of the Siemens, in the morning the Infanta Elena also was playing with her. According to Hola, the girl was greeting her and was calling her, maybe the girl liked because the Princes were doing gestures to her, or simply because she knows that she was the princess, and already we know that it is for a little girl a Princess.
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why do we never see the king talking with letizia? even on holidays they seem so far away frome each other. the queen talks a lot with letizia and they seem close but i'm not sure about leti and the king. the reporter Carmen Rigalt said everyone in spain talks about that but newspapers don't dare to mention it.
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i don't think there's a bad relationship with the king and letizia. it's obvious they are not as close as letizia is with the queen, but that doesn't mean it's bad. there can be tons of people in someone's life with whom you have a cordial relationship, but not a terribly close one. in any case, we can't judge anything from the pictures of these kind of public events. they may prefer to behave seriously or to concentrate in the activity and leave the talking for another private moment. we don't see the king talking with felipe that much either in public events.
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:56 PM
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why do we never see the king talking with letizia? even on holidays they seem so far away frome each other. the queen talks a lot with letizia and they seem close but i'm not sure about leti and the king. the reporter Carmen Rigalt said everyone in spain talks about that but newspapers don't dare to mention it.
There are images of the King speaking with Letizia...
http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/7596...1B7C3F82BEEBF7

... but it is not an innovation that every summer they face the Princess to a member of the family. The topic is to speak about Letizia, imports to nobody the relations that there are between them another members of the family.

Already we have commented that the King seems to be absent in many family acts ... and he will know why ... with the rest of the members of the family he does not speak very much either. Neither to his grandchildren he gives many attention.

It is necessary to speak about something, and this year they cannot say that Leonor is deaf and dumb.... Carmen Rigalt has the habit of adding always to this type of "gossips" of " summer serpents " ... that always end up by fading away.
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THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY INCLUDING KING JUAN CARLOS AND QUEEN SOFIA ATTEND THE REGATTA IN PALMA DE MALLORCA

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THE SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY AT LAS GOLONDRINAS HARBOUR IN PALMA DE MALLORCA

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THE GRANDCHILDREN OF QUEEN SOFIA OF SPAIN ENJOY THE REGATTA ON BOARD THE YACHT SOMNI

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THE KINGS CUP REGATTA AWARDS IN PALMA DE MALLORCA

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