Chocolate with churros for the Princes and the Infants
BY A. MARTÍNEZ-FORNÉS. MADRID
What less the numerous Madrilenians and tourists could be hoped who dedicated the morning of Christmas Eve to walk by the concurred Greater Seat of the capital and its borders she is that they went to be in the middle of the street with the Royal Family almost to the complete one.
There Princes de Asturias with their Leonor daughter and Infant Doña Elena were Their Heights Reales, with their children, Felipe and Victoria, who met yesterday with Duke de Lugo in Soria to attend the funeral in memory of the father of Jaime de Marichalar. Also the Infant Doña Cristina with her husband, Iñaki Urdangarín, and its four children, Juan was in the Greater Seat, Pablo, Miguel and Irene. In addition, they accompanied Cristina de Borbón-Dos the Sicilies with its husband, Pedro to them Lopez-Quesada, and their daughter Victory.
The fifteen members of the group were crossing during two hours the most typical places of the heart of the city, where they visited the birth that every year settles now in the Seat of Villa and who is work of the toledano craftsman Jose Luis Mallo Lebrija.
Later, they went walking to the Greater Seat, in whose navideños positions they bought typical little figures and objects before the seven grandsons of the Kings contemplated a spectacle of puppets.
Their step, as much in the Seat Greater as in the one of the City council and in the streets that they crossed, hundreds of people were surprised when identifying to the members of the Royal Family and many passers-by approached to salute to them and to photograph to them, or outside with their movable cameras or their telephones.
Whereas easiest to identify they were Prince de Asturias and his brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarín, by its high stature, to the small Leonor cost to recognize it, since it took to a gorrito of wool of white color and a shelter to protect themselves of the cold that as soon as they let see his face.
The route navideño of the group finished in the morning towards the eleven and quarter in the well-known chocolate factory of San Ginés, a centennial establishment - it opened his doors in 1894- that to those hours were full of people.
All the members of the group, except one - that it preferred to drink a Coca-Cola -, requested chocolate with churros and, according to eyewitnesses, it was possible to be seen Don Felipe giving prove to his daughter this typical product. Also Doña Letizia, who maintained to her daughter in arms during great part of the time, took a cup from chocolate with milk, accompanied by the corresponding churros.
They congratulated the waiters
After half an hour, the Princes and the Infants left the establishment, just as the rest of the group, after greeting the employees and to congratulate Christmas and the New Year to them, according to the waiters who took care of to them, Francisco Corella and Víctor Manuel de Figueredo related to ABC.
When finishing the visit, the Princes and the Infants took leave and they went to his respective vehicles. Hours later, already at night, the three brothers and their seven children would return to eet again themselves in the Palace of the Zarzuela to share, like most of the Spanish families, the supper of Christmas Eve. For the small Leonor, that the past 31 of October turned a year, his went first visit to the Greater Seat, mentions forced for all Madrilenian boy in Christmas.