Don Felipe, the calm man
Sara Olivo. 28.10.2005 - 23:46h
Calm, intelligent, lover of the Sauce and the sports. Fan of the Athletic one of Madrid and a TV/radio commercial of first, as his father, at the time of selling the interests of Spain. This way he is Felipe de Borbón, the dad of the real baby.
Much more Greece than Borbón, Prince Felipe, it is, of all the children of Don Juan Carlos and Mrs Sofía the one that more looks alike to his mother. Great-great-grandson of Kaiser Guillermo II, with whom he keeps certainly seemed, the future King of Spain, at his thirty seven years, is a conscious man of his charge, slightly garrulous and extraordinarily prudent.
Those who meet him say about him that it has a sincere and affable point of tenderness. It is warm and nearby, but without shrillness borbónicas. His extraordinary physical elegance - measures 1,97 cm - and his irresistible smiles do of him the most similar thing that exists in Europe to a prince of fairy tale.
Felipe the conqueror
It is not of missing that many Gra ndes of Spain that were dreaming with matrimoniar about his daughters and nieces of the heir were putting the scream in the sky before the reporting of the commitment of the Prince with an Ortiz, Mrs Letizia, with whom, undoubtedly, he fell in love as a schoolboy.
His intellectual coefficient, like his height, 127, places him over the normal thing. And the preparation that it has received has been worthy of a heir. After studying in the schools Holy Elena, Santa Maria of the Rosebushes and Lockfield Collage of Toronto, it began his military fomación in the Academy of Saragossa.
Of there it happened to Marín (Pontevedra), to Duke Escuela Juan Sebastián Elcano and to General Academy of the Air of San Javier (Murcia). Bachelor of Right and Economic Sciences, did also a Master in International Relations in the University of Georgetown.
Don Felipe has been able to fight against one of his shortcomings, the shyness, although, as it is said, with the women it was never too intimidated. So much he as Kyril of Bulgaria, one of his best friends, was always taking the initiative with the sex put up in his exits in band by Majorca when they were adolescents.
With the time they changed his skills to go well together. The prince parapetaba after his friends in his disco exits and they were they those who were opening fire to attract the girls.
The whole " TV/radio commercial of Sabadell "
This certain shyness, this containment in the ways, does not prevent him from turning into an authentic “ TV/radio commercial of Sabadell ” (the phrase belongs to José Antonio Martínez Soler) if the interests of Spain need it.
The general manager of 20 minutes remembers that a trip to Seattle, it coincided with the Prince, who was loaded with briefcases, with the same plane. It him offered to help and this one rejected the offer “ because I am much stronger than you ”. The Prince was taking the loaded batteries. It was travelling to the United States to present the Talgo. The North Americans needed a model of train so that it was covering the corridor of the Northwest of the country.
There remembers Martínez Soler, correspondent of that time in the USA of TVE the skill, recudgel and desparparjo with which Don Felipe was speaking with agents and businessmen. The contest was gained and now there is Talgos that cover the United States.
He loves dancing sauce and has taught Mrs Letizia to be unrolled in this Latin rhythm. It is very competitive in the sports, especially in the sail, and it is not infrequent that discusses and is stung by his father and his sister, Infanta Cristina, some accusing others of having "marked" or copied the maneuvers during the ditches.
He has not inherited the passion of his mother for the music, but his wife, the Princess of Asturias has increased his interest in the reading, one of his love. His the sport is. Good skier, is also an acceptable player of Squash, and his soccer colors are those of the Athletic one of Madrid.
The gulp that happened when the European Cup had to deliver in Paris to Real Madrid confessed in party secret to his most intimate, demonstrates the sacrificed that can go so far as to turn out to be a Prince.
Harder was the resignation that it had to do when it broke his engagement with Eva Sannum. Fortunately for him it was not late in finding Letizia, whom he avoided the situation of being submitted to the judgment of the public opinion.
Very attached to his mother and to his sister, especially to Cristina, Don Felipe aspires to form a numerous family. “ More than two and less than five ”, they were his words when it presented officially Mrs Letizia. And in it it is.