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Yesterday, absolutly in the right way for a such event ! Today, more relax, the Princes start very hardly and quikly in their activities on all the shapes. They are very convincing.
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:51 PM
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The Princes of Asturias inaugurate a technological center in Lucena, Cordoba

Near 7.000 persons they have received this morning the Princes of Asturias in the locality cordobesa of Lucena. The Princes have crossed by foot the New Plaza of the locality greeting and receiving samples of fondness of the neighbors and of other inhabitants of municipalities of the province.

Don Felipe and Dona Letizia have inaugurated the Technological Center of the Madeira and the Furniture of Andalusia. This building placed in Lucena's industrial polygon, and that possesses 3.500 square meters of surface they will serve to form in new technologies the workers of the wood and the furniture, and to foment the innovation and the development of the companies.

Don Felipe and dona Letizia have visited the facilities and have chatted with numerous businessmen, who they reported of their projects and of the current situation of the sector. After an hour of visit they have returned to greet to the multitude.
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Isn't her hair shorter a bit?

Thanks for posting all pics, those with a little boy are funny, Leti looks as if she was going to drop him
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Old 09-20-2006, 02:28 PM
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The princes are stuning and Letizia is adorable with children, so happy with her, really she deserves this affection is really charming.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:24 PM
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Very nice pictures from lfi:

http://www.lfi.co.uk/dynevent-action...eventid=321662

And article from Canal Sur:
http://www.canalsur.es/Informativos/...bp-008-LCO.htm
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Letizia seems very relaxed and playful in this event.
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:00 PM
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http://www.casareal.es/esp/cronicas/Acto.jsp?acto=3540

Visit to Andújar's Town hall and inauguration of the facilities of the Vivero of Companies of the Chamber of Trade

Don Felipe and Dona Letizia at thgeir arrival to the square of Andújar's Town hall were got by the mayor, Jesus Estrella.

After receiving a branch of flowers, the Princes of Asturias were greeted by the Municipal Corporation, proceeding to discover later a commemorative plate of this visit to this city and to greet from the balcony, to immediately later sign in the Golden book.

Later they moved to the facilities of the Vivero of Companies of the Chamber of Trade, where at their arrival they were got by the counselor of the Presidency of the Meeting of Andalucia, Gaspar Zarrías; the counselor of Tourism, Trade and Sport of the Meeting of Andalucia, Paulino Plata; the adviser of Equality and social Well-being of the Meeting of Andalucia, Micaela Navarro; the president of the Top advice of Chambers, Javier Gómez-Navarro; and for the president of the Chamber of Trade of Andújar, Eduardo Criado.

After, and already inside the building they were greeted by the president of the Official Chambers of Trade, Industry and Navigation of Andalucia, Antonio Ponce; the general manager of the Institute Cameral for the Creation and Development of the Company (INCYDE), Nicolás Henríquez; the bishop of Jaen, monsignor Ramon del Hoyo; and for the members of the Plenary session of the Chamber.

Later and after the benediction of the facilities for the bishop, they discovered a commemorative plate of the inauguration, later to accede to an attached tent to the building and to occupy their places in the presidential table, giving I begin the act with the interventions successively of the mayor of Andujar, the president of the Chamber of Trade of Andujar, the president of the Top Council of Chambers, and the president of the Meeting of Andalucia.

After these interventions, Don Felipe delivered a speech in the one that emphasized that " Andújar, as crossroads of routes, has recovered an economic and commercial own role, which we entrust it continues coming to fruition in this beginning of the XXIst century possessing the value of its peoples and projects as the opening of this new managerial Fish-pond, to the service of Andújar and of the whole region of La Campiña".

Likewise, he expressed that the Foundation INCYDE of the Chambers of Trade " gives one more step in its politics of support and consolidation of new companies and in the promotion of new managerial vocations as effective way to contribute to the major economic and social development "
After the intervention, the Princes of Asturias initiated their visit to the facilities, putting end to this visit with the signature in the Golden book.

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Old 09-20-2006, 05:22 PM
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Very nice pictures from lfi:
Thank you for sharing, LaChica.

I don't know if it's due to the black background or what but PrinceFelipe outstands even more at LFI .

This is a very beautiful dress, I think on these occasion the details, such as the under-breast application, become more noticeble.

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Old 09-20-2006, 06:13 PM
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The Prince will inaugurate the reopening of the Police Center after the remodeling

His Royal Highness the Prince Don Felipe de Borbón will inaugurate the works of amplification of the Center of Formation of the Police in Avila, as confirmed several sources of inside and out of the own center. It will be next October 11 coinciding with the oath of charges of more than 2.500 policemen of the promotion XX B of the Basic Scale.

The intention is that Don Felipe is accompanied by his wife, the Princess of Asturias, Dona Letizia Ortiz, though this end is still for be confirming.
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In the last two days we could observe how the Princess is going more and more involve in her role and how she is capable to assume very protocolar act with a great sens of royalty and how she can be more relax and smiling ( for me her best "atout") for an event less formal.

But my principal remark is to find how it's obvious that the Princes like to be together for their official activities. Yesterday, it's was kind to see Felipe very attentive to Letizia during her speech and after ( we could noticed that they catched their hands despite the uniform, the gown and the mantilla, not very protocolar but so sympathetic)

Today, the are totally radiant, what a pleasure to see them acting like that!
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Old 09-20-2006, 08:52 PM
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http://s2.supload.com/image.php?get=1158765257616.jpg
Isn't her hair shorter a bit?

Thanks for posting all pics, those with a little boy are funny, Leti looks as if she was going to drop him
I think Letizia's got layers, so up front her hair looks shorter but from the back you can still see that her hair is pretty long.

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Old 09-20-2006, 10:46 PM
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I don't like the dress either. I'm not sure why, but I think she should give a speech, once in a while, in regular clothes just like her husband. It almost seems that she has a "speech" outfit.
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About the dress, is just a matter of a protocol custom for the royal womans on the Spanish family to wear those black outfits from head to toe with the peineta headcomb and "mantilla" lace shawl when they become in a regiment flag's godmother on a military act. When a military frigate, school or regiment etc ask them to sponsor their flag they should wear this sort of "uniform", you can see a lot of pictures of the Infantas and the Queen using the same kind of outfits when on military acts or on the Vatican (except for the Queen who is allow to wear white while visiting a Pope or a Pope's funeral), and when you see them wearing all black w/ mantilla and peineta you just know what are they doing regardless you didn't know anything previosly about the act, in weddings they can use the peineta if they wish as Infanta Elena did on Letizia and Felipe's wedding but is not required and any woman could wear it; I don't know exactly the origin of this, of course peineta headcomb and mantilla lace shawl are two of the major spanish symbols but I tend to think is a reminiscence of the most conservative side of the Franco's era, they also mix the military with the spanyard most representative outfits all in black, if you look for pictures of Carmen Polo or Pilar Bahamonde, wife and sister respectively of Franco, you will see them wearing the same kind of outfits in public military gatherings. Accidentally both the public acts Letizia have had along (semi along because the presence of Felipe) but in where she have being the protagonist have being those kind of acts, she have being asked to honor a regiment's flag by being the godmother.

I also must say that this time I liked Letizia's outfit better than last time in Logroño when she used the same all black kind of outfit, she was pregnant remember? because that time she wore it with a blazer and loose hair and I must say mantilla and peineta headcomb goes with dresses or skirt and blouse but not with blazers and a hair band, yesterday she was appropiated, with a well cut dress, not to hidden not to open, just appropiated and her hair back as is suppoused to be when wearing peineta headcomb and mantilla lace shawl.
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just a question, and i hope someone can help: in the photo above, the flag Princess Letizia kissed was just placed on a tray/platter unlike before, or in previous events where the members of the SRF were patrons (madrina, padrino), the flag was hoisted on a pole or a staff. is there a reason behind the change, or was it just due to the weather (the venue being seaside, with strong winds and all)?

on the other hand, i loved how the Princes looked for the event, even though i found it a little off that Princess Letizia was in all-black and the sun was shining mighty. bu they, tradition calls. they both looked very regal, and the Princess looked great with and without the mantilla.

hope my question isn't mind-boggling at all.
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I don't have the exact answer to that but I guess is due to the fact that the flag in question will go to a ship and by doing this they can present the flag in an elegant way to the godmother for her to bless-kiss it as well as for the blessing of the military archbishop, after the blessings the flag goes to the prow of the ship in were she will be hoisted and I guess the prow is not a proper place to do all this paraphernalia as well as unconfortable for the public and the protagonists as well and kind of dangerous, also the public won't be able to see anything.

Once the flag is hoisted the godmother and the authorities will board the frigate and sign the honor roll and later they all go to the stern of the boat and take the traditional "family picture".

The flag will be hoist on the prow on the delivery day, after that it will remain in an display cabinet in the place of greater dignity of the ship and it will be hoist again only in case of a battle in front of the enemy.

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Old 09-21-2006, 02:29 AM
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I don't know if any photographer caught that moment, but you can see it on the video agm posted for us. This picture is similar: http://img226.imageshack.us/my.php?image=5qn6.jpg
she just kissed the flag standing like there. Pity we don't have that pic...
here's a pic of Letizia kissing the flag..

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The black dress is simply a tradition in the military world, which unfortunately some of they of them only it link with the epoch of Franco, is more ignorance and desire of criticizing that another thing. Because for centuries that the women belonged dressed in black, or they were taking mantilla especially in certain religious and military acts it was normal. And still today in day this tradition is kept also in the hearings with the Pope in the Vatican, where except the catholic Queens, the women must come of black and with the covered head. And in Spain in the processions of Holy Week, there continues being a group of women that dresses in black and with mantilla. They are only traditions that are kept.

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8.000 persons give a warm welcome to the Princes of Asturias in their visit to Lucena

For express desire of Their Royal Highnesses, the Princes of Asturias, there broke yesterday the protocol of official visit in Lucena's New Plaza in order that Don Felipe and Dona Letizia could " be with the people the major possible time " during their stay to inaugurate the Technological Center of the Furniture and of the Madeira Andalusian.

And so that at first there was foreseen that lasted only a few minutes, from the entry of the square, where a girl delivered a branch of flowers to the Princess, up to the door of the Town hall, managed to be the whole bath of multitudes - up to 8.000 persons had congregated there - closely of a quarter of hour, in which the couple pressed hands hard, it greeted and conversed amicably with the lucentinos, which remained been charmed with from the beginning.

It had been requested before by the mayor, Jose Luis Bergillos, and his fellow-citizens answered to the call, up to the point of which the local colleges allowed that, from 11 a.m., the children should be in the street of greeting the Princes. For it, the square was crammed with people, besides whom in the balconies, windows and roofs of the adjacent buildings there congregated numerous onlookers who shouted keenly the names of both.

" It is a great honor and a distinction we were waiting neither for that nor ourselves do not even deserve ourselves, since in the space of four years to possess again the visit of Don Felipe, and in this case accompanied of Dona Letizia, it is the whole luxury to which the people has could answer ", Bergillos indicated.

Not even the rain, which did act of presence in some occasions, could water down a visit in which the greeting was not absent to the whole municipal Corporation or the delivery of official gifts, that, in this occasion, supposed a sample of the oils of the future Denomination of Origin Oil of Lucena, which it represents to eleven municipalities of the south of the province; an image of the Virgin of Araceli, as Mistress of Lucena and of the whole Andalusian field, and a few cards of personalized associates of honor of the Lucena Club of Football for Don Felipe, Dona Letizia and the Infanta Dona Leonor.

After discovering a commemorative plate of this day in the stairs of entry of the Council lucentino, the couple and their procession, between(among) that there were the president of the Meeting, Manuel Chaves, several counselors, as well as the subdelegate of the Government, Jesus Maria Ruiz, and the president of the Deputation, Francisco Pulido, entered inside the Town hall, from which they looked out of one of its balconies to return to greet the public congregated to their feet.

Already inside, the Princes and the own Manuel Chaves listened to mouth of the manager of Coreco, Joaquín Lopez, and to a workers' representation, which after the suffered fire last Monday that devastated one of its principal ships, has turned to the work in order that everything continues working within one month. To change, Don Felipe offered to them all their support, as the president of the Andalusian Executive. " I believe that the presence of the Princes has served in order that the administrations we overturn more thoroughly with this damaged company ", admitted the mayor.
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Yes I knew is a tradition that have being around for centuries but I was refering to the custome of wear those outfits related to the military-sort-of-goverment acts, in fact for some reason people related the black dress/mantilla/peineta with Franco's era and their goverment acts; nowadays the first ladys don't use that kind of outfits but during Franco's regime they did and in more than one way the monarchy in Spain is a heiress and consequence of Franco who brought them back and they are democrats yes but pretty much they keep alive the conservative part of that regimen and the Spain who, at the end of the day, love their traditions; if you will, is a sort of Kingdom-Franco-Kingdom situation/transition in the people's minds in were as a country we past from a Queen wearing black to a First Lady wearing blak for the military acts to a Kingdom again with their women keeping the tradition of wearing those outfits among other things for the military; of course Franco's wasn't an non-denominational state or goverment as nowadays, our first lady dosn't even have to be catholic and they don't have to wear the "outfit", by that time everything was mixed with religion and since right now the monarchy is more in that cord I guess that's why they have keep the tradition alive and the people related one thing w/ the other; before Franco the custom to wear those black outfits was mostly related to catholic events (I think for what my family have told me and the history, books etc) and of course the Queen, the Princesses and Infantas wores it as well as the simple people to go to church, Holy Week's procession, "Jueves Santo" etc, in a few word is a Goyesque scene that I happens to relate in my mind with oficial-military affairs only in Franco's era and the rest of the time as a catholic and normal practice, but you'r right, is a tradition that dates from long time ago, nowadays only the royal family wears it while on oficial duties and the rest of the people as they please.

BTW. I edited to apologized for my worst-than-ever-English, I hope you guys will underestand what I just said because I just talked in riddles, I guess I'm tired.
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