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Old 05-22-2006, 01:29 PM
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Picturespecial from the visit to the Car factory at the bottom, according to the norwegian article he got a Maybach Saloon as a gift, the car has light beige leather interiors and royal blue color on the outisde, the King promised to report back to Dr. Zetsche, head of Daimler Chrysler about his experiences with the car after a few months. In the 1920-30 Maybach delivered cars to several royal houses.
http://pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/bil/article642512.ece

Nifty PR stunt from Daimler Chrysler if it is true.
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Picturespecial from the visit to the Car factory at the bottom, according to the norwegian article he got a Maybach Saloon as a gift, the car has light beige leather interiors and royal blue color on the outisde, the King promised to report back to Dr. Zetsche, head of Daimler Chrysler about his experiences with the car after a few months. In the 1920-30 Maybach delivered cars to several royal houses.
http://pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/bil/article642512.ece

Nifty PR stunt from Daimler Chrysler if it is true.
The same stunt BMW has been doing for the last years with KJC, every year a brand shinny new state-of-the-art BMW for the King of Spain
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:29 PM
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MAY 22: Juan Carlos His Majesty the King of Spain and Juan Antonio Samaranch pose with Laureus Academy members during the Laureus Sport for Good Breakfast prior to the Laureus Sports Awards at the Pau Casals II - Hotel Arts Barcelona on May 22, 2006 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images for Laureus)
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:00 AM
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Delivery of the Prizes Queen Sofia of Rehabilitation and Integration, and of Universal Accessibility of Municipalities Palace of The Zarzuela. Madrid

Presided by Her Majesty the Queen, they were rewarded the Hospitable Complex Juan Canalejo of To Coruña, the project Cebycam-CES of Ecuador and the municipalities of Malaga, Quart de Poblet and High Heath
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:58 AM
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Commemoration of the 150 Anniversary of the foundation of the Terrestrial Machinist and Marine
Santa Perpètua de Mogoda (Barcelona)

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Old 05-24-2006, 11:27 AM
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The King

today

Hearing to the Council of Administration and the first group of players of Seville F.C., S.A.D. Palace of the Zarzuela. Madrid.

yesterday
Inauguration of the new research center of the pharmaceutical company Almirall Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona).


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Old 05-24-2006, 11:37 AM
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The Queen will deliver the flag of battle in an open act al public.

Three patrols will be situated Heroes of Cavite for the ceremony of delivery of the insignia by Force of Maritime Action
Barely they remain 24 hours so that the Queen Mrs Sofía deliver the flag of battle by Force of Maritime Action, an act that will be open al public since will be celebrated al air free, in the spring of Alfonso XII.

In the spring a tarima has been installed in which the authorities will be situated, although all the preparations for the visit of the Queen are carried with absolute discretion as al corresponds protocol of the royal household. An extensive safety coordinated by the royal household and the security Forces will be maintained in vigor during the stay of the Queen in Cartagena.

Sources of the office of Social Communication of the General Headquarters of the Armada indicated yesterday to this editing that is predicted that, because of the visit of Mrs Sofía, the patrol 'Infant Cristina' will remain docked in the spring, and other two patrols more, the 'Anaga' and the 'Formentor' they will be anchored in the dock of the Port. The queen Mrs Sofía will be the godmother of the act and the responsible for delivering the symbolic insignia al admiral of the Force of Maritime Action, Mario Rafael Sánchez-Belly. Mrs Sofía visited Cartagena by last time in 1999, date in which responded to the city accompanied by its majesty, the king Mr. Juan Carlos. Both they witnessed in the harbor city the parade of the Day of the Armed Forces.

In this ocasin is probable that the Queen doa Sofa tambin do a traveled through along the street Greater, since segn has been able to know this redaccin, in Captain itself est preparing a cctel that tendr place after the act of delivery of the flag of battle. As in other occasions, it is expected that the visit of the Queen concentrate to hundreds of citizens in the center to greet to doa Sofa.

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Old 05-24-2006, 03:40 PM
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Old 05-25-2006, 11:18 AM
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http://actualidad.terra.es/nacional/...ima_897789.htm

Queen Sofia gave flag fights to Force Naval operatio
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Queen Doña Sofía today gave in Cartagena the flag battle to the Force of Naval operation, in an act that was developed in the esplanade Heroes of Cavite of that city and which they were present at more of a thousand of people. Reina, with black dress and mantilla, received the flag of hands of the mayoress of Cartagena, Barreiro Pillar, and came to its delivery to the Admiral of Naval operation, Mario Rafael Sanchez-Belly.
Doña Sofía previously pronounced a speech in which she expressed the honor that means to make delivery of the flag from Spain to the Force of Naval operation, “because through him I am tie of permanent form to the future of this unit, to that desire great successes”.
Reina congratulated in its name and the one of the King to the members of this unit and expressed its gratefulness to the Californian brotherhood of Cartagena “by the generous donation of the flag, as well as to the town of Cartagena and its city council”.


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Old 05-25-2006, 12:15 PM
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Thanks fanletizia. Does anyone know if there is a video of the event?
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Old 05-25-2006, 12:16 PM
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The Force of Maritime Action(FAM) is the set of units of the Navy that have for principal assignment prepare to protect the maritime national interests and the control of the maritime spaces of sovereignty and national interest. In addition, the Maritime Action is the contribution of the Navy to the Action of the State in the Sea carried out by the different organisms(organisations) of the Administration that have competitions in the maritime area.
The units of the FAM are opened along the Spanish littoral, and it is formedby the noses of maritime alertness, auxiliary units, scientific noses and training ship.
At her arrival to the Soft Alfonso XII of Cartagena, it was got by the president of the Region of Murcia, Ramon Luis Valcárcel Siso; the president of the Regional Assembly of Murcia, Francisco Celdrán Vidal; the delegate of the Government in the Autonomous Community of Murcia, Ángel Gonzalez Hernández; the mayor of Cartagena, Pilar Barreiro Álvarez; the admiral chief of the Staff Officer of the Navy, the general Sebastián Zaragoza Soto admiral; and the admiral of Maritime ActionMario Sanchez-Barriga Fernandez.
After the honors of ordinance and Dona Sofía inspected to the units, she was greeted by the rest of civil authorities and of defense assistants to the act.



Speech of Her Majesty the Queen in the delivery of Flag by force of Maritime Action.

"To preside at this solemn act in which I do delivery of the Flag of Spain by force of Maritime Action is for me a great honor, since across him I remain linked of permanent form to the future of this Unit, to which I wish big successes.
On this so notable day, I want to express my more sincere and cordial letter of congratulation to all their components, to which one that of His Majesty the King, who asks me should make you come his more intimate and affectionate greeting, as well as his spirit and stimulus, in order that you continue fulfilling with efficiency the important missions that you have entrusted.
Equally, I want to demonstrate my gratefulness for the generous donation of the Flag to the Pontificia, Royal and Illustrious Confraternity of our Father Jesus del Prendimiento, as well as to the village of Cartagena and to his Town hall, today represented in this delivery for his Mayor and members of the Municipal Corporation.
With this emotive act it puts of manifest, once again, on the intimate and continued affective link between the peoples of Cartagena and the Spanish Navy, so often showed in the past for notable gestures of mutual help and solidarity.
This Flag that today I deliver you emotionally, symbol of our Mother land, wanted that it was in the future traditional depositary of the spirit of greatness and sacrifice in our Navy. Virtues to which you must add a careful concept of service and it delivers your compatriots based on the generosity, the loyalty, the efficiency and the discipline. Be sure that of this form you will be worthy of all the sailors they you preceded in the service to the Mother land, for that you are forced to turn green again new successes and hopes.

I invite you to that you are always faithful, with deep conviction, to the oath that in his day freely prestásteis, of serving it and engrandecerla. As Godmother of this delivery, always I will be near you in order that close we could reach this objective noble.
Admiral, with this desire and this illusion, I make to you delivery of the Flag that the Force of Maritime Action will will to honor and dignify in the daily fulfillment of your mission to the service of Spain."


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Old 05-25-2006, 01:54 PM
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wow, the Queen looks so beautiful, so regal!:)
no one can deliver a flag the way she does it
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Old 05-25-2006, 03:20 PM
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Yeah! Indeed, the Queen looks wonderful!!
When i saw the event i thought she would wear this dress!! :p (and the dress is beautiful... at least i like it!)
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Her Majesty looked wonderful! Anyway, women in this family are like wine, the older, the more beautiful and sooo regal! Just imagine how gorgeous Leonor and Irene will be in few years!:)
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A flag godmother

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Old 05-26-2006, 05:44 AM
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Inauguration of the Fair of the Book of Madrid Park of the Retirement.

Madrid, on May 26, 2006
Her Majesty The Queen will be presided by

The Fair of the Book of Madrid is organized by Businessmen's Association of Trade of Book of Madrid (Booksellers' Union), with the collaboration of the Publishers'(Editors') Association of Madrid and the Federation of Distributors' National Associations of Publishers(Editors) (FANDE).


Visit to the Kermés of the Association of Diplomatic Ladies.


Hotel Foxá, Madrid, on May 26, 2006
On the part of Her Majesty the Queen

The Association of Diplomatic Ladies was constituted in 1984 by the wives of the members of the Diplomatic Body credited in our country, in order to manage the cohesion between the diplomatic ladies who live in Spain and them to help in his adjustment to the country, to promote a major knowledge of the history and the culture Spanish women, and to stimulate actions of welfare.


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Queen Sofia inaugurates the 65 today edition of the Fair of Book of Madrid

A total of 346 houses will occupy the Stroll of Cars of the Retirement in a year dedicated to Science, in the centenary of Nobel Ramon and Cajal MADRID, 26 (EUROPE PRESS)

Queen Sofia will inaugurate today, Friday, the traditional Fair of Libro of Madrid, that this year fulfills 65 editions. A total of 346 houses and 355 exhibitors will participate in this cultural event, dedicated east year to Science, in the occasion of the centenary of the delivery of the Nobel prize to Santiago Ramon and Cajal. Between the 26 of May and the 11 of June the Stroll of Cars of the Retirement will welcome a third of cultural activities more than the last year.
According to they confirmed sources of Real House to Europe Press, is predicted that Doña Sofía goes to the inauguration of the fair. Every year, one of the members of the Royal Family opens the contest in which it is an official visit, that the last year Princes de Asturias carried out.

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The Queen inaugurates in Madrid a Fair of the Book dedicated to the Science

MADRID. - The Queen has inaugurated in the Park of The Retirement of Madrid the edition LXV of the Fair of the Book of Madrid, dedicated this year to the Science, on the occasion of the centenary of the delivery of the Nobel prize to Ramon and Cajal.

From today until June 11, authors like Mario Vargas Llosa, Jose Saramago, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Suso del Toro, Sami Nair, Rosa Montero, Francisco Nieva, Luis Mateo Díez, Santiago Roncagliolo, Lorenzo Silva, Julio Llamazares and Fernando Savater will parade some of 346 sheds, occupied by 355 exhibitors. Of them, 116 are bookshops and 182, publishers.

During the inauguration, the minister of Culture, Carmen Calvo has given several books the Queen, between them Juan Ramon Jiménez's Poetical, Work ' The Ilíada ' and The Odyssey ' of Homero, ' This Light. Assembled poetry (1947-2004) ' of Antonio Gamoneda and ' The Sphinx Maragata ' of Concha Espina.

Dona Sofía has initiated little later her habitual tour for the sheds, together with the minister and the Mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón. During the distance, where already she has suffered the rigors of the heat of the capital, she has received other copies, as the ' History of the Fair of the Book ', the Benjamin Jarnés's first edition; the ' Dictionary Panhispánico of Doubts ' or Jostein Gaarder's work ' it is someone is? '.
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How nice that Sofia was talking to kids! This family is always interacting with youngsters in such wonderful way!:)
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QUEEN SOFIA OF SPAIN PRESENTS THE COMBAT FLAG OF THE NAVY ACTION FORCE

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