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http://images.newmedia.lu/rtl.lu/cms...eef0c484dc.jpg

the gran dukes looking out the window
http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-ge...hs/RU27071.jpg
http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-ge...hs/RU27075.jpg

I guess Felipe was on the wrong side lol
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fun pic of Guillueme taking a pic of Letizia
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I know it´s one of the favourite sports of many royal watchers to comment extensively about royal ladies clothes, but the men often get away with every fashion disaster. This time the hereditary GD sported, imo, an awful suit, proper for every granddad to wear, but not a young man in his early 30s...!
Spanish King and Queen visit Luxembourg - Monarchy Press Europe

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Please, Guillaume, take some advice from CP Frederik of Denmark, the CP of Greece or Carl Philip of Sweden and abandon these kinf of fashion-monsters!

The Queen looked like a dream, though!
I think Guillaume looked just fine. He is probably not the flashiest prince of his generation of young Royals but he is definitely among the most accomplished and professional. I noticed he was chatting easily with Queen Letizia in her native Spanish, in which he is fluent.

For all their youthful flair, I don't think that's something Fred of Denmark could pull off and I know for a fact Carl-Philip can't speak Spanish either.

Luxembougers should be very, very proud of their Hereditary Grand Duke, imo.
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:06 PM
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I thought the Hereditary Grand Duke's suit was as well cut as a sack of Spanners.. The contrast with the King of Spain's well cut, and fitted suit was marked..

Both their wives looked great, Queen Letitzia in particular !
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:27 PM
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Wow, that was quick..they literally just dropped in for lunch!

But it seemed to be a warm, relaxed successful visit between the Spanish and Lux Royals.
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I'm curious as to what happens in these visits. Can anyone clarify? Do they just really go and introduce themselves as the new king & queen of Spain and that's it? It's not like a state visit?
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How odd is that, Gui coming to the airport on his own. Where was Stephanie??
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I was about to ask the same question. Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie should have gone to the airport with her husband to meet the guests. Her absence is odd indeed.

https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2....html#comments
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I'm curious as to what happens in these visits. Can anyone clarify? Do they just really go and introduce themselves as the new king & queen of Spain and that's it? It's not like a state visit?
Well, I suppose it's the royal version of going round to meet the new neighbours - or rather the new neighbours going round to introduce themselves. It's a formal, official visit of introduction where the new king and queen pay a courtesy visit to their counterparts in other countries and to meet high profile officials such as the minister of foreign affairs.
The key words being introductory and courtesy.
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I was about to ask the same question. Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie should have gone to the airport with her husband to meet the guests. Her absence is odd indeed.

https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2....html#comments
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I don't think so, really. The Grand Duke was there to walk the carpet with the king, and his Heir was there for his spouse. Stephanie would have been a sort of third wheel and it would have been rather awkward...was she going to tag along behind Guillaume and Letizia? The two Lux Royals greeting the two Spanish Royals was perfect. Stephanie wasn't needed at the airport.

The fact that she was at the palace luncheon with her mother-in-law was fine.
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I think Guillaume looked just fine. He is probably not the flashiest prince of his generation of young Royals but he is definitely among the most accomplished and professional. I noticed he was chatting easily with Queen Letizia in her native Spanish, in which he is fluent.

For all their youthful flair, I don't think that's something Fred of Denmark could pull off and I know for a fact Carl-Philip can't speak Spanish either.

Luxembougers should be very, very proud of their Hereditary Grand Duke, imo.
If Guillaume speaks Spanish, why did Felipe greet him in English when he met them after the King and Queen got of the aircraft?
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I think Guillaume looked just fine. He is probably not the flashiest prince of his generation of young Royals but he is definitely among the most accomplished and professional. I noticed he was chatting easily with Queen Letizia in her native Spanish, in which he is fluent.

For all their youthful flair, I don't think that's something Fred of Denmark could pull off and I know for a fact Carl-Philip can't speak Spanish either.

Luxembougers should be very, very proud of their Hereditary Grand Duke, imo.
I agree Moonmaiden23. I think Guillaume is a wonderful young Royal . Fred of Denmark, please!!!!!!! what does he do? Because I see Mary traveling alone (South Africa, etc...) everywhere. Does he have any official duties? Does he spend his life going from one race to another?
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If Guillaume speaks Spanish, why did Felipe greet him in English when he met them after the King and Queen got of the aircraft?
Beats me! Gui's Spanish is virtually flawless. In fact, in one video he can be heard joking "mejor que un selfie"!("Better than a selfie"!) after snapping a photo of Queen Letizia with some admirers.
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I don't think so, really. The Grand Duke was there to walk the carpet with the king, and his Heir was there for his spouse. Stephanie would have been a sort of third wheel and it would have been rather awkward...was she going to tag along behind Guillaume and Letizia? The two Lux Royals greeting the two Spanish Royals was perfect. Stephanie wasn't needed at the airport.

The fact that she was at the palace luncheon with her mother-in-law was fine.
I think you are correct. Usually it seems the CP, or in this case, HGD couple meet the guests at the airport and are formally introduced to the GD couple when they arrive at the Palace, etc.

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If Guillaume speaks Spanish, why did Felipe greet him in English when he met them after the King and Queen got of the aircraft?
Well I have this theory . . . King Philippe doesn't speak Luxembourgish or French that well and the Grand Duke doesn't speak Spanish. But, both he and and the HGD speak English. Now here's where it gets interesting (in my theory), the King and Grand Duke chat happily to each other as they inspect the guard and take the salute. Meanwhile Gui, our happy little linguist, speaks perfect Spanish and is able to make the new Queen, whose English is not as good as her her husband, feel totally relaxed and welcome, right down to taking photos for her!

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I agree MARG. I know that Letizia speaks English, but I suspect she is much more comfortable in her native Spanish. And Guillaume, being the gracious and accomplished young man that he is, was able to converse easily with the Queen of Spain in her own language-so he did!
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