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Old 02-17-2005, 12:09 PM
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Old 02-18-2005, 01:46 PM
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I had posted a published story that the Queen would be visiting the tsunami countries. The sources had it wrong, next week she travels, but to Northern Africa. She will visit Spanish NGO workers.

http://www.abc.es/abc/pg050217/prens...AC-NAC-031.asp
For those who can not read Spanish:

Queen Sofia will travel to Africa on Monday, where she will visit different cooperation projects in Algeria, Mauritania and Morocco. The trip will begin next Monday in Algeria and will end Friday 25th, in the Moroccan city of Tetuán, capital of the old Spanish protectorate. On that visit, the Queen will be accompanied by Leire Pajín, Secretary of State for International Cooperation.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:17 PM
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One more of the Queen at the concert, from Casa Real
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Old 02-18-2005, 03:17 PM
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i think the queen is wearing the same outfit ( that i found very cute ) from her visit to morocco back last month :)
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:56 AM
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:52 PM
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One more picture of Sofia and Juan Carlos at the voting.
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:18 PM
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Old 02-22-2005, 05:05 PM
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King of Spain with the King of Jordan today in Madrid. Via GettyImages/AFP
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:24 PM
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King Juan Carlos of Spain (2nd from R) chats with King Abdullah of Jordan (2nd from L) and Prince Ali of Jordan in presence of the President of Real Madrid Florentino Perez (R) just before the beginning of European Champions League football match between Real Madrid and Juventus in Madrid, 22 February 2005
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Old 02-22-2005, 11:35 PM
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I wanted to know if anyone has read the JC book by Paul Preston... It is the only english book I can find on JC I wanted to know if it is any good before I ordered it... If you guys can suggest any more that would be great... I can only read english...

thanks

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Old 02-23-2005, 11:06 AM
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King Juan Carlos receives King Abdulah of Jordan at La Zarzuela
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:45 PM
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Here more images from Casa Real.
The first one is from yesterday at the football game Real Madrid agains Juventus Turin (Real has won - yeah )
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I wanted to know if anyone has read the JC book by Paul Preston... It is the only english book I can find on JC I wanted to know if it is any good before I ordered it... If you guys can suggest any more that would be great... I can only read english...

thanks

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I've just started reading it, in spanish, which is very hard, but i'm trying... so far it's a good book, in a review i read somewhere it said that the book isn't always that positive about JC.. There are not that many books about him, which are translated in english..I also have a sort of photoalbum... with photo's for each year of his life, telling his life story.. It is only in spanish though... It's by Javier Tusell, it's called fotobiografia de Juan Carlos 1 Una vida en imagenes...

I hope this helps you a bit...:)
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Old 02-24-2005, 01:35 PM
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From Hola Magazine, the Queen in Northern Africa:
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This was an exclusive article for Hola subscriptions, so thank you very much for sharing it with us, Lucys! :)
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From Hola Magazine, the Queen in Northern Africa:
Thanks lucys for the pictures; they're much appreciated.

Is Sofia's trip to Northern Africa part of an official trip in relation to her role as Queen or is it part of her Queen Sofia Foundation? The Queen always seems so happy and attentive on such trips, and I love and appreciate how she really makes an attempt to learn and experience the culture of the country she is visiting, by trying their local delicacies as well as dressing in their native clothes, rather than simply touring such tribes or areas in her tailored and designer suits and expensive jewellery. She really makes an effort which sets her apart.

(Africa seems to be a very popular royal place this week with Sofia, Mathilde and Maxima all there!)
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Is Sofia's trip to Northern Africa part of an official trip in relation to her role as Queen or is it part of her Queen Sofia Foundation?
According to Casa Real, it is an official trip. This is what they say:

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Her Majesty the Queen, that travels accompanied by the secretary of International Cooperartion, Leire Pajín, intends to get to know at first-hand the work of the Spanish colaborators and to support the projects in subjects like education, health, environment and the resistant tourism.
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http://www.aeci.es/14-Documentacion/...iaje_reina.htm

21st February 2005



Queen Sofia has initiated a visit by Algeria, Mauritania and Morocco, to accompany the projects carried out by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI). On this trip, the Queen is accompanied by the Secretary of State for Iternational Cooperation, Leire Pajín, and the General Director of Cooperation with Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, Ricardo Martinez.

These three countries are considered high-priority, by the Plan of Spanish Cooperation 2005-2008, and they have already beneficiated from Spanish aid. In 2003, Mauritania was the country that received the largest amount of non-refunded Spanish aid, with 15 million euros; Morocco received 13, and Algeria 6 million euros.

The trip has begun in Algeria, with a visit to the Center of Alphabetization of Women in Attatba, and later they had lunch with the Algerian President, Abdelaziz Buteflika. In the evening, they took acknowledge of some other cooperation projects, namely the Association of Ceramists AYADI and the Center for Development of Renewable Energies, to conclude the day with a reception in the Embassy, with Spanish co-operators and members of the resident colony in Algeria.

From Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th, they will remain in Mauritania where Queen Sofia will be received by President Uld Taya. There they will visit the Technical Office for Cooperation of the AECI in Nuakchott, as well as different projects co-financed by ONGD: Center of Formation of Women COVIDE, Marhaba-Mon 3 and Habitáfrica CEAR. During the following day, they will visit the millenarian city of Walata that is counting with an important financing of the AECI, for the rehabilitation of houses, museums and archives of manuscripts. To finalize this visit to Mauritania, they will visit the Hospital and the Center of Municipal Formation in Nuadibú, together with the Government authorities of the Canary Islands, which co-finance these projects. There will also be an occasion to take acknowledge of the activities developed by other ONGD, by means of an exhibition that will show the projects of marine security, health, alphabetization, preservation of the seal monk, etc.

On Friday, they will go to Morocco. In Tetuán, Dońa Sofia it will visit the Day-care center Mulay Rachid, managed by the League for Protection of Childhood, as well as the Center of Technological Residual Water Transference, and the Hanan Center for Educational Disabilities (where FUNCOE, Save the Children and CODESPA participate), in addition to the AECI.
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