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Old 12-15-2008, 09:52 AM
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King and Prince of Asturias

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Old 12-15-2008, 12:18 PM
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National Security Defense Committee has held a meeting in Zarzuela Palace.

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Old 12-22-2008, 05:43 AM
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According to this article, Zarzuela and the Royal Family try to cut costs because of the economic crisis. Although the budjet of SRF is much lower than the budget of the British or Dutch Royal Houses, the SRF will e.g. use low-energy light bulbs, recyclable paper and fuel for vehicles that are cheaper. Queen Sofia and princess Letizia must also recycle more and replicate the model of their suit when necessary.
Monarquía Confidential/Nueva estrategia en el Palacio de la Zarzuela: la crisis impone la guerra al despilfarro.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:54 AM
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The press is bored and writes these things. The " ecological policy " already goes a time installed in Zarzuela, like in other public institutions, in addition the Queen is a promoter of this type of practices. The Queen and the Princess always have repeated wardrobe very often, so it is not an innovation either.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:56 AM
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DiezMinutos has photos of the year of the Royal Family:
Un año Real
Primer trimestre/Del 'cumple' del Rey a Mallorca
Secundo trimestre/De la Expo a la Eurocopa
Tercer trimestre/Del verano al otoño
Cuatro trimestre/Final de año
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:32 AM
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According with the magazine Semana, the princes of Asturias, with their daughters Leonor and Sofia; the infanta Elena, with Froilán and Victoria; and the dukes of Palma,with Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene, visited on December 24 the "belén" of San Rafael Hospital in Madrid. The hospital receives a lodging dedicated to the persons' rehabilitation in situation of social exclusion and without home, and the family took food for them.

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Old 12-30-2008, 09:03 AM
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According with the magazine Semana, the princes of Asturias, with their daughters Leonor and Sofia; the infanta Elena, with Froilán and Victoria; and the dukes of Palma,with Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene, visited on December 24 the "belén" of San Rafael Hospital in Madrid. The hospital receives a lodging dedicated to the persons' rehabilitation in situation of social exclusion and without home, and the family took food for them.


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What a great outing for them. I love the fact that they have included all the children. A great learning and giving experience for them.
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Old 12-30-2008, 10:57 AM
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http://www.que.es/ultimas-noticias/c...2008-4000.html
The king and queen and the Princes of Asturias received in 2008 to 4,000 persons.

This year they presided over an official activity almost every day.

The king presided over 324 events (213 in Spain, 111 abroad) of which 281 was accompanied by the Queen.

The Prince of Asturias attended 299 activities, 242 accompanied by Princess Letizia (207 in Spain, 92 abroad).

Infanta Elena represented the Crown in 51 cases and Infanta Cristina 74.


King Juan Carlos delivered during this year 82 speeches and the Prince of Asturias 70.


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Los Reyes y los príncipes recibieron en 2008 a 4000 personas - Que.es
The king and queen and the Princes of Asturias received in 2008 to 4,000 persons.

This year they presided over an official activity almost every day.

The king presided over 324 events (213 in Spain, 111 abroad) of which 281 was accompanied by the Queen.

The Prince of Asturias attended 299 activities, 242 accompanied by Princess Letizia (207 in Spain, 92 abroad).

Infanta Elena represented the Crown in 51 cases and Infanta Cristina 74.


King Juan Carlos delivered during this year 82 speeches and the Prince of Asturias 70.

It´s a bit strange that they don´t report the solo activities of Queen Sofia and Princess Letizia.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:24 PM
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What a busy family...
What about Inaki? How mayn activities does he have on this year?
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:14 PM
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It´s a bit strange that they don´t report the solo activities of Queen Sofia and Princess Letizia.
That's quite weird indeed. I think both Ladies deserve to be listed here , too. They should get the tribute they deserve... especially as Letizia was pretty busy during the whole year; not only as a Princess Consort.
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According with the magazine Semana, the princes of Asturias, with their daughters Leonor and Sofia; the infanta Elena, with Froilán and Victoria; and the dukes of Palma,with Juan, Pablo, Miguel and Irene, visited on December 24 the "belén" of San Rafael Hospital in Madrid. The hospital receives a lodging dedicated to the persons' rehabilitation in situation of social exclusion and without home, and the family took food for them.

Reportaje SEMANA

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That's very nice of them. Hope we can see more pictures of the children.
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:53 AM
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The Kings and the Princes of Asturias send condolence for Fernandez Cuevas's death

The Kings of Spain and the Princes of Asturias have sent condolence to the family of Jose Ramon Fernandez Cuevas, ex-secretary general of the Foundation Prince of Asturias and ex-general manager of the "Caja de Ahorros de Asturias", which funeral will be celebrated today in Oviedo.

Los Reyes y los Príncipes de Asturias envían su pésame por la muerte de Fernández Cuevas | soitu.es
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That's quite weird indeed. I think both Ladies deserve to be listed here , too. They should get the tribute they deserve... especially as Letizia was pretty busy during the whole year; not only as a Princess Consort.
Majesty, is this the way that the Spanish media always reported the official Royal activities for the prior year -- that only the "royal blood members" are praised for their activities? Were the solo activities of Queen Sofia and Princess Letizia always ignored as insubstantial -- or is this a first this year? I too find it not only weird but quite rude as they both are a very important part of the Royal family of Spain. Plus if they were not available to the press, even the royal forum members would have their days spoiled because they would not have Letizia and Sofia's clothes to critique and feel superior by their comments.

Also, does Inaki do any activities for the crown without his wife that he is not given credit for? If they are going to make a report, do it properly.

Odd way to report royal activities, that is for sure!
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Majesty, is this the way that the Spanish media always reported the official Royal activities for the prior year -- that only the "royal blood members" are praised for their activities? Were the solo activities of Queen Sofia and Princess Letizia always ignored as insubstantial -- or is this a first this year? I too find it not only weird but quite rude as they both are a very important part of the Royal family of Spain. Plus if they were not available to the press, even the royal forum members would have their days spoiled because they would not have Letizia and Sofia's clothes to critique and feel superior by their comments.

Also, does Inaki do any activities for the crown without his wife that he is not given credit for? If they are going to make a report, do it properly.

Odd way to report royal activities, that is for sure!
King & Prince are most important, then Queen Sofia because she does a full scale of solo activities like most of her peers.

Letizia is usually Felipe's shadow, going more or less to his events as a nice accessory. In 2008 she had around 20 events that would qualify as "solo", nothing to get excited about.

Inaki does very rarely something on his own, if at all it would be in his field of interest, sports, but usually he will be seen alongside Infanta Cristina.
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King & Prince are most important, then Queen Sofia because she does a full scale of solo activities like most of her peers.

Letizia is usually Felipe's shadow, going more or less to his events as a nice accessory. In 2008 she had around 20 events that would qualify as "solo", nothing to get excited about.

Inaki does very rarely something on his own, if at all it would be in his field of interest, sports, but usually he will be seen alongside Infanta Cristina.
They should still be all properly reported -- and 20 events could be something to get excited about if you were members of those activities. I am sure that someone will "count" the nunber of solo events for both Sofia and Letizia and tell us -- would be very interesting. The media is still quite lacking as if you say the queen has a full scale solo activities, how many? We all know Queen Elizabeth's and Queen Beatrix's count -- Queen Sofia is no less important.
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We all know Queen Elizabeth's and Queen Beatrix's count -- Queen Sofia is no less important.
No but there is a difference - Sofia is a consort, the other two ladies you mentioned are monarchs. In public view the monarch will always take preference, not the consort (male or female). Another example is Queen consort Prince Phillip whose schedule can easily take on any monarch's schedule, even at the age of 87. But still, people will at first look at what is reigning wife is doing (she doesn't have to hide, either).
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I still wonder why Letizia has so little number of solo engagements.
Beacause there's no need for more than around 20 per year?
Because she is a host of her husband's activities and more for her is no need for more?
Because she is a mother of two little and she doesn't want more activities?
Because she doesn't have many patronages?
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I still wonder why Letizia has so little number of solo engagements.
Beacause there's no need for more than around 20 per year?
Because she is a host of her husband's activities and more for her is no need for more?
Because she is a mother of two little and she doesn't want more activities?
Because she doesn't have many patronages?
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I counted Letizia´s solo engagements of the year 2008 and got alltogether 28 events in Spain. Plus she also had a couple of solo engagements during the visit to Poland.
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They should still be all properly reported -- and 20 events could be something to get excited about if you were members of those activities. I am sure that someone will "count" the nunber of solo events for both Sofia and Letizia and tell us -- would be very interesting. The media is still quite lacking as if you say the queen has a full scale solo activities, how many? We all know Queen Elizabeth's and Queen Beatrix's count -- Queen Sofia is no less important.
They are all being recognized. The King is after all the regent with the Prince as "back-up". The King would be king even without his family but the family would not be in the position they are in without the King. The boss is the boss even in royal circles and they chose to report it that way.
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