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Old 02-01-2005, 04:46 PM
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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, Current Events Part 2: February - April 2005

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Old 02-02-2005, 02:23 PM
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Today Queen Sofia visited the day-nursery King Quasar in Madrid.

First the picture from Casa Real and some from seegerpress-online.de :)
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Old 02-03-2005, 10:03 AM
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Queen Sofia inaugurated yesterday a new kindergarten at the El Pardo village, near Madrid.
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Old 02-03-2005, 10:06 AM
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Queen Sofia also signed yesterday an agreement of cooperation to the Alzheimer project.

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Old 02-03-2005, 10:56 AM
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According to a published report in La Vanguardia newspaper, Queen Sofia will be traveling to Southeast Asian countries hit by the tsunami at the end of February. In addition to "moral support" she will be "delivering" another round of Spanish humanitarian assistance. She will also meet with Spanish volunteers (I wonder if she'll see Letizia's sister who is in southeast asia with the red cross?)

"La Reina, con las víctimas del tsunami
LA VANGUARDIA*-*30/01/2005

La reina Sofía viajará a finales del mes de febrero a la zona del Sudeste Asiático afectada por el tsunami. Tailandia, Indonesa y Sri Lanka están incluidos, en principio, en la ruta real que se realizará de acuerdo con los criterios de la Agencia Española de Cooperación. Este organismo dependiente del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores desde el primer momento de la tragedia desplazó efectivos y material para paliar las carencias. Doña Sofía no solo llevará ayuda moral, sino también material de parte de España y además tendrá contactos con los representantes de las numerosas ONG españolas que aún están trabajando en la zona"
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Old 02-03-2005, 10:59 AM
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Thank you, Lucys, for the article!
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Old 02-03-2005, 05:44 PM
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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia offered dinner to members of International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission at Royal Palace in Madrid. IOC's inspectors arrived in Madrid as its first port of call to tour the five cities competing to stage the 2012 Olympic Games.
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:48 AM
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From Elmundo:

The Kings of Spain offered last night at El Pardo a supper to the members of the Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission, who are visiting Madrid. Queen Sofía's son-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarín, was very affectionate with his mother-in-law, during the banquet.
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Madrid, Spain - Queen Sofia of Spain visits the children school for Royal Soldiers children. Queen Sofia was very nice with children and she enjoyed with explanations about their education.

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Old 02-04-2005, 05:15 PM
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D. Juan Carlos met today, at the RoyalPalace, a commission of the IV course of High Strategic Studies for Latin American Senior officers of the Centre of Superior Studies of National Defence (CESEDEN). The objective of the course is to promote the sharing of acknowledgements, amongst the Armed Forces of Latin American countries.
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Old 02-04-2005, 05:26 PM
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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia offered dinner to members of International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission at Royal Palace in Madrid. IOC's inspectors arrived in Madrid as its first port of call to tour the five cities competing to stage the 2012 Olympic Games.
King Juan Carlos reminded in his speech that several members of the Spanish Royal Family, including himself, have already participated in past Olimpic Games. Also the Prime Minister Zapatero asserted that the project Madrid 2012 unifies Spain in such a way that «all the Spanish people feel as citizens of Madrid».

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Queen Sofia inaugurated yesterday a new kindergarten at the El Pardo village, near Madrid.
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Love the way she goes down to eyelevel with the toddlers and how she strokes their cheeks,

Is this a special kindergarten, in other words one highly subsidised for parents who both have to work for economic reasons? can not imagine her opening one for the children of yuppies.
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:12 PM
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Is this a special kindergarten, in other words one highly subsidised for parents who both have to work for economic reasons? can not imagine her opening one for the children of yuppies.
As Anna has posted, it's a kindergarten conceived for the Royal Soldiers' children (la guardería de la Guardia Real).
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Tomorrow

Tomorrow the King will vist the Ministrey of Defense and will be accompined by Prince Felipe.
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The photo from la Casa del Rey with caption

Su Majestad el Rey acompañado por S.A.R. el Príncipe de Asturias, ha presidido, en el Ministerio de Defensa, el Consejo de Dirección, en el que se han expuesto las propuestas legislativas del departamento y los programas de modernización. El ministro de Defensa, José Bono, informó a Don Juan Carlos y a Don Felipe de las actividades del Ministerio entre las que destaca la iniciativa de llevar al Parlamento la Ley de la Carrera Militar. Otros temas tratados fueron la Ley de la Defensa Nacional, la Ley de Tropa y Marinería y la Ley de Derechos y Libertades de las Fuerzas Armadas.
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Here is an article and video from today
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King Juan Carlos and Prince Felipe at the Ministry of Defense
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are any new state visits planned?
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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
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Queen Sofia of Spain Attends Mstislav Rostropovich Concert
February 16, 2005 - Auditorio Nacional de Música
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