Originally Posted by LadyS
Will Princess Letizia have an official companion for her solo engagements, like Princess Victoria or Princess Mary do?
In the Royal Spanish House there does not exist the role of the Lady- in - waiting, neither the Queen nor the Infantas have. They are in the habit of being accompanied by an assistant who always is a military man, and not always is the same person. You can see them always, behind and dress in military uniform.
Drawings and smiles in the 'début' in solitary of the Princess
Drawings and smiles, though also someone that another tear, they were the obsequiousnesses that today, in the day of her official 'début' in solitary, the Princess of Asturias received on having inaugurated this morning a public college in the locality of Pozuelo.
From now, two years and a half after her wedding with the Prince of Asturias, dona Letizia will have official own agenda, centred especially on the infancy and the youth, two topics those that interest and worry feels.
And to the infancy dona Letizia dedicated this morning, on having inaugurated a public college of infantile and primary in Pozuelo de Alarcón, locality close to Madrid, the first public building of the whole Spain that takes the Princes of Asturias name.
Dressed in a suit of gray jacket of diplomatic blue stripe, high shoes of heel, smiling and seemingly calm, dona Letizia was coming punctually to the college, where there were waiting already the minister of Education, Mercedes Cabrera, and the chairwoman of the Community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, which accompanied her during the tour for the school facilities.
Dona Letizia chatted with the smallest in the classrooms of infantile, though some, as 3-year-old Eduardo of age, she could not avoid the tears when she saw the Princess surrounded with television cameras and with photographers, and of many other persons who were coming to break the routine of other days.
Before, the director of the center, Teresa de Matías, on having concluded an explanatory meeting on the functioning and pedagogic aims of the center, had congratulated publicly the Princess, in name of all those who are employed at the college, on the pregnancy of her second son.
With spontaneity, without be cutting, small several asked for the Infanta Leonor, and why she had not accompanied her. ' She has remained in house ', answered the Princess before Alex's curiosity, which did not hesitate to invite dona Letizia to his house.
The children three-year-old gave the Princess three identical drawings: three vases, though of different colors. The green, different red one and another blue.
In another classroom, they delivered her a notebook with more drawings, for the Infanta Leonor as gift in her first birthday, which she will celebrate next 31st. Dona Letizia could not avoid a smile when she saw that one of them was going for title: ' Dona Letizia looking for apples while Leonor rests in the castle '.
When a girl asked him if her daughter already walks, the Princess answered: ' almost, almost...She is to point '.
A cartel announcing a surprise, the visit ' to the cole ' of the Princess, it was hanging of the wall in the classroom of support, where at these moments the teacher was employed with five autistic children who study in the center, with that the Princess played and a photography wanted to be done.
With the spontaneous one ' hola!, how are you? ', the Princess was entering other one of the classrooms, where in these moments the voices of children and girls were singing that ' there was once a frog with a dressing-gown of wool that was taking coffee at the moment of the tea '.
The pupils of second and third of primary, recited to dona Letizia a text, ' The dove of the dreams ', which were going learning of memory for days.
Patricia told her that her mom had just had a baby who before had been ' in her tripita ' - and was indicating her dona Letizia-
While Guillermo brought of house, involved in yellow cellophane, a small dog of felt for the Infanta Leonor, that dona Letizia promised to deliver him after coming to Zarzuela.