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Old 03-22-2012, 09:55 AM
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Entrega de los "Premios Nacionales de Diseño y de Innovación 2011". Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España

La Reina preside en Bilbao la entrega de los premios de Diseo e Innovacin - ElCorreo.com. Foto 1 de 22

Queen Sofia of Spain Attends 'Innovacion y Diseno' 2011 Awards in Bilbao - Pictures - Zimbio
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Some pictures from the 'Innovacion y Diseno' 2011 Awards in Bilbao.
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I have always had great time for Juan Carlos but this continued rudeness to Sofia is appalling.
I was astonished to see a mentioning of Juan Carlos "supposed" infidelity on the RJWMB....
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...as normally they do not tend to bother with gossip.

Is this just rumors as it is ongoing for years or is this something which is considered as known fact in Spain - just people do not talk about it. I am sorry for this rather blunt question - do not want to embarass anybody or be disrespectful.
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I was astonished to see a mentioning of Juan Carlos "supposed" infidelity on the RJWMB....
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...as normally they do not tend to bother with gossip.

Is this just rumors as it is ongoing for years or is this something which is considered as known fact in Spain - just people do not talk about it. I am sorry for this rather blunt question - do not want to embarass anybody or be disrespectful.
It's accepted as fact. Juan Carlos and Sofia are apparently only together for appearance's sake now. They have supposedly not slept in the same bed for many years. From what I've seen Juan Carlos has never worked particularly hard to hide his indiscretions from his wife or the general public.

It's ironic because every tiny aspect of Charles and Diana's respective affairs have been reported at length in the press all over the world. Juan Carlos has been fortunate that the Spanish press have chosen never to delve into it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:44 AM
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It's ironic because every tiny aspect of Charles and Diana's respective affairs have been reported at length in the press all over the world. Juan Carlos has been fortunate that the Spanish press have chosen never to delve into it.
Well, its about to change, JC is not above everything anymore, in recent years the press have started to talk, there are books about this topic etc.

The difference to Charles & Diana is the respect that Juan Carlos earned by his service to his country: bringing democracy to Spain. There are similar rumours about the marriage of QEII & Prince Philipp (they do not sleep in the same bed since at least 1982 when the indruder made it into QEII's bedroom), yet the press have never picked up on the topic, certainly out of respect towards the life achievement of Queen & Duke.
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Well, its about to change, JC is not above everything anymore, in recent years the press have started to talk, there are books about this topic etc.

The difference to Charles & Diana is the respect that Juan Carlos earned by his service to his country: bringing democracy to Spain. There are similar rumours about the marriage of QEII & Prince Philipp (they do not sleep in the same bed since at least 1982 when the indruder made it into QEII's bedroom), yet the press have never picked up on the topic, certainly out of respect towards the life achievement of Queen & Duke.
Married couples in the upper class of British society often sleep in separate beds, particularly from earlier generations. For example, in Downton Abbey Lady Mary is in her mother's bedroom when her father comes into the room to get into bed with wife. She says "I hope you know really smart people sleep in separate rooms". She means smart as in cool and classy.

There has been press speculation about whether Philip has been faithful to the Queen. The problem is, they've never been able to substantiate the rumours. In fact one of the Queen's biographers, who previously wrote that he has had affairs, has now said that she got that wrong and doesn't now believe it be true.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:45 AM
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Audience to Mr. Jose Angel Sanchez Asiaín, President of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction
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Audiencia a D. José Ángel Sánchez Asiaín, Presidente de la Fundación de Ayuda Contra la Drogadicción. Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:56 AM
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Delivery of the XXIV International Awards for Journalism "King of Spain" and the eighth edition of Don Quijote Journalism Prize
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Entrega de la XXIX edición de los Premios Internacionales de Periodismo "Rey de España" y la VIII edición del Premio Don Quijote de Periodismo. Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España

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Old 03-29-2012, 03:41 AM
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Spain's king Juan Carlos to visit Bosnia

Spain's King Juan Carlos will on March 29 attend a ceremony in Bosnia, dedicated to Spanish peacekeepers killed there over the past two decades, officials said Friday.

The king will notably take part in the inauguration of the Square of Spain in the southern town of Mostar and meet members of country's tripartite presidency, Muslim Bakir Izetbegovic, Serb Nebojsa Radmanovic and Croat Zeljko Komsic, it said in a statement.

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Old 03-29-2012, 05:18 AM
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There has been press speculation about whether Philip has been faithful to the Queen. The problem is, they've never been able to substantiate the rumours. In fact one of the Queen's biographers, who previously wrote that he has had affairs, has now said that she got that wrong and doesn't now believe it be true.
Actually, something similar happens in Spain. It's been accepted for years that JC and Sofia have a working marriage and that's all. The issue here as well is that there is no proof anywhere that he's been unfaithful.

Personally, I'm sure that quite a few Spanish journalists have photographs the SRF doesn't want published - JC specially. Fortunately, not only JC is respected enough for the press to keep quiet about what's essentially a private issue but more importantly, mainstream press in Spain rarely, if ever, reports about infidelity. In Spain, like in France, infidelity is viewed as a private matter, one that has nothing to do with how a politician, a businessman or a King, performs his or her job.

As long as JC and Sofia perform their duties as the Constitution of Spain demands it from the Head of the State, whether or not they are faithful to each, it's their business.
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Good to know Juan Carlos is well enough to start attending ceremonies again like he's attending in Bosnia today.

Felipe has been doing a remarkable job, but I miss JC sometimes.
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Good to know Juan Carlos is well enough to start attending ceremonies again like he's attending in Bosnia today.

Felipe has been doing a remarkable job, but I miss JC sometimes.
I agree with you Alondra!
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Concert "Les Musicians du Louvre", organized by Musical Youth of Madrid

Concierto de "Les Musiciens du Louvre", organizado por Juventudes Musicales de Madrid. Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España
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The King of Spain unveiled a plaque that marks the newly christened name of Mostar's main square into 'Plaza de España' honouring Spain's contributions to a lasting peace and stability to the divided Bosnian community of Mostar.


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Old 03-29-2012, 11:36 AM
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His Majesty The King in Mostar today.

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King Juan Carlos of Spain set to grace Chile
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King Juan Carlos visits Kuwait

According to sources of the House of the King, King Juan Carlos traveled yesterday to the emirate of Kuwait and held this morning interviews with Prime Minister Sheikh Yaber al Mubarak al Hamad al Sabah, and his predecessor in office, Naser Mohamed al Ahmed al Sabah, before meeting with the Emir in a working lunch that completed his visit.

El Rey impulsa la cooperación económica con el emir y el primer ministro de Kuwait

Viaje de trabajo de Su Majestad el Rey a Kuwait. Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España
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Latin American Herald Tribune - Spain’s King Juan Carlos in Kuwait to Push Economic Cooperation
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This is one of the reasons I support a Constitutional Monarchy in Spain. Their cost to tax payers is very small considering what they give to the country.
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