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Old 01-21-2004, 03:16 PM
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Yes, the king. I will. I already have glowing words for the queen. Must think of some for the king...
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Old 01-21-2004, 03:51 PM
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Does anyone know more about tension in Zarzuela, about this new book or about taking Letizia from public life because of her past and scandals. The talks are getting hot in Spain. But no statement from Zarzuela.





¿NUEVA LADY DI?

Psicosis en Zarzuela: ocultar a Letizia Ortiz de las cámaras

Las primeras críticas a Letizia Ortiz no han gustado en la Casa Real. Una de las primeras medidas ha consistido en retirar a la prometida de Don Felipe de la escena pública.

19 de enero. Lo adelantábamos recientemente en Elsemanaldigital.com tras las críticas lanzadas por Jaime Peñafiel y las opiniones de Pepe Infante en su entrevista de Época y su ¿Reinará Felipe VI?.

En realidad los sudores fríos comenzaron en Zarzuela con la publicación de Tú serás mi reina, de Paloma García Pelayo y Ángela Portero. El libro contaba los intríngulis de la relación entre Don Felipe y Letizia Ortiz en un tono muy respetuoso, aunque sin excluir algunos puntos conflictivos. Por ejemplo, el ultimátum del Príncipe a su padre para casarse con Letizia, la oposición inicial de los Reyes al matrimonio y la Operación Silenzio para llevar a cabo una política de hechos consumados. Es decir, impedir un "pim pam pum" mediático en un noviazgo conocido que hubiese podido echar por tierra la relación. Dicho de otro modo: cuando se dio a conocer la decisión de Don Felipe todo estaba hecho.

A esto se sumaron ciertos comentarios sobre Letizia Ortiz y las comparaciones con anteriores relaciones del Príncipe, como Eva Sannum y, especialmente, Isabel Sartorius. Los tiros se dirigían hacia la condición de divorciada de la futura reina.

Luego llegó el asunto del centro comercial y los escoltas que desnudaron al fotógrafo. Una estupenda relación con la prensa, forjada durante años por el gabinete de La Zarzuela, estuvo a punto de venirse abajo en apenas un día por la actitud de los guardaespaldas del Príncipe. Y conste, que, como se oyó entonces en el mundillo periodístico, no fue a más por respeto a Don Juan Carlos y Doña Sofía.

No es de extrañar, por tanto, que la Casa Real haya decidido apartar de la circulación, durante algún tiempo, a Letizia Ortiz más allá de los actos oficiales. Algunos temen que se convierta en la Lady Di española y otros se asustan ante el riesgo de que acabe eclipsando a personajes de mayor rango de la Familia Real.

La historia no acaba aquí, porque la psicosis llega a tal extremo que se intenta evitar que los medios capten imágenes de la prometida. Así lo pudo comprobar un equipo de Telecinco destacado a una finca de Toledo a la que debía acudir la pareja. Al intentar grabarlos, los escoltas les rodearon para impedirles tomar imágenes. Más tarde, cuando los reporteros se acercaron a un pueblo cercano a tomar un café, fueron seguidos. E incluso una vez que tiraron la toalla y regresaron a Madrid, durante un largo tramo fueron seguidos por un coche de los servicios de seguridad reales
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Old 01-21-2004, 04:00 PM
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A quick translation from Babelfish(shakes head)

The first critics to Letizia Ortiz have not pleased in the Real House. One of the first measures has consisted of retiring the fiance'e of Don Felipe of the public scene.

19 of January. We recently advanced it in Elsemanaldigital.com after the critics sent by Jaime Peñafiel and the opinions of Pepe Infant in its interview of Time and its Reinara' Felipe I SAW.

In fact the cold sweats began in Zarzuela with the publication of You you will be my queen, of Dove Garci'a Pelayo and Ángela Doorman. The book counted intríngulis of the relation between Don Felipe and Letizia Ortiz in a very respectful tone, although without excluding some conflicting points. For example, the ultimátum of the Prince to its father to marry with Letizia, the initial opposition of the Kings to the marriage and the Silenzio Operation to carry out a policy of completed facts. That is to say, to prevent "pim pam mediatic pum" in a well-known engagement that had been able to ruin the relation. Said otherwise: when one occurred to know the decision Don Felipe everything was done.

To this certain commentaries were added on Letizia Ortiz and the comparisons with previous relations of the Prince, like Eva Sannum and, specially, Isabel Sartorius. The shots went towards the condition of divorced of the future queen.

Soon it arrived the subject from the commercial center and the escorts that undressed the photographer. A wonderful relation with the press, forged during years by the cabinet of the Zarzuela, was on the verge of coming down in hardly a day by the attitude of the bodyguards of the Prince. And it consists, that, as it were heard then in the journalistic world, did not go more to by respect to Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía.

It is not to be strange, therefore, that the Real House has decided to separate from the circulation, during some time, to Letizia Ortiz beyond the official acts. Some fear that it becomes the Spanish Lady Di and others are scared before the risk of which ends up eclipse the persons of greater rank of the Royal Family. :o

History does not finish here, because the psychosis arrives so at extreme that it is tried to avoid that the means catch images of the fiance'e. Thus it it could verify an equipment of outstanding Telecinco to a property of Toledo to whom the pair had to go. When trying to record them, the escorts surrounded to them to prevent them to take images. Later, when the reporters approached a near town to take a coffee, they were followed. And even once they threw the towel and they returned to Madrid, during a long section they were followed by a car of the real services of security

Well, the gist is there.
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Old 01-22-2004, 01:19 AM
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Dennis- I look forward to seeing you at royal gatherings, as I will be the Queen of England one day (William not Charles!!&#33! We'll have a grand ol' time sitting back, remembering the good ol' days at LTR!!!

As for Letizia I remember her breifly from when I went to Spain a few years back, but I wasn't exactly there to watch the news...it seems to me that people judge based on the skewed visions of the media without full stories...I'm guilty at times as well, but I'm trying, and as I rather like the looks of Letizia from the Engagement Photos I fully intend on watching what happens!
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Old 02-05-2004, 10:53 PM
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A waxwork of Letizia Ortiz is inaugurated into the Wax Museum on February 5, 2004 in Madrid, Spain.

http://delivery.gettyimages.com/comp/29312...D3C614DE2A4EC48

http://delivery.gettyimages.com/comp/29312...4133ECAC86AB2C1

http://delivery.gettyimages.com/comp/29312...6632914E9F53D8F

More photos here


The one of Felipe is interesting.
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:26 PM
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Does anyone else think that the wax figures of Felipe and Letizia look kind of... well, creepy?
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Old 02-05-2004, 11:32 PM
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I generally think that most Wax figures do.
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Old 02-09-2004, 08:10 PM
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A really nice picture of Letizia while on her skiing holiday from Imagine Scandinavia that I absolutely could not resist.

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Old 02-09-2004, 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by Alexandria@Feb 9th, 2004 - 7:10 pm
A really nice picture of Letizia while on her skiing holiday from Imagine Scandinavia that I absolutely could not resist.

Copyright Scandinavia, Baqueira, Spanien: Letizia Ortiz and Prince Felipe of Spain on ski in Baqueira, Spain this weekend.
There were a number of lovely photos pf Letizia from their ski weekend. I admit that I have become an uninhibited fan. I think she and they together are wonderful.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:00 PM
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Originally posted by lucys@Feb 9th, 2004 - 8:49 pm
There were a number of lovely photos pf Letizia from their ski weekend. I admit that I have become an uninhibited fan. I think she and they together are wonderful.
I think she is a very photographic individual. I don't always like what she is wearing or how she has her hair done, but she generally looks good in photos.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:20 PM
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" I don't always like what she is wearing or how she has her hair done, but she generally looks good in photos. "

Very true. And sometimes she wears too much makeup. Then again a lot of TV people do. But she's toned down on that and looks better.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:31 AM
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Is it merely an impression of mine that the suit Letizia wore to her engagement is the same she wore for a set of photos taken on set at TVE?
you can compare the two suits by viewing the following two photos next to each other

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/CF...ince+Felipe&p=7
image number 2702842 and 2702805

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http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/CF...ince+Felipe&p=7
image nos: 2689594 2689591 and 2689589

if you examine the neckline and buttons, i believe one can conclude its the same suit.
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If you look very closely you can tell they are different. The material is a totaly different texture.
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They are totally different suits. For one Letizia headed to Armani in Barcelona to buy her engagment suit before the announcement.

~I personally prefer the TVE suit .
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:21 PM
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I also prefer her TV anchor suits. There is extra flair in those suits, and more femine and soft. Right now, she wears famed designers', but those seem stiff in designs. I don't know maybe just lack of soft touch or something.
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:10 AM
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crikey, she does stick to what suits her doesn't she - i mean the neckline is identical! its true that her TVE suits are much nicer, they sort of frame and give prominence to her lovely face much better than what she has worn as Felipe's fiancee so far!
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I really like the engagement one, but the TVE suit is nice also. They are practically the same design, however. I think she has choosen the right one... she was very elegant and gave her a touch of purism. She was also very criticized, as the engagement suit was an Armani, and people were speculating about an Armani weding dress...
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I like her style, very modern and chic. A break away from those boring traditional royal looks (Mathilde of Belgium usually looks like 10 years older than her actual age, sure she is very elegant).
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I like her style, very modern and chic. A break away from those boring traditional royal looks (Mathilde of Belgium usually looks like 10 years older than her actual age, sure she is very elegant).
I can see that. But not that outfit for me. But she is sleek and chic and that is nice.
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Mathilde does tend to dress too old for her age, I agree. The trouble with fashion is that some trends should never leave the designers' workshop. A young girl can perhaps get away with Letizia's rock band look, but Letizia cannot. The photos might haunt her later perhaps in a decade or so when the trends are totally different. A smart chic lady will adapt trends to suit her style, but is not a slave to them. Look at the ever lovely and elegant Queen Rania in the following photo. She's taking the ruffle trend and made it her own with a classy shirt worn to a business maeeting.

Queen Rania

Leitizia doesn't need to be ultra conservative in her day-today wardrobe, just mindful that copying trends totally might not suit her. That's style and I guess each woman develops it as she gains confidence.
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