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Old 03-30-2007, 06:38 PM
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State Visit from Spain to Luxembourg; April 16-18, 2007

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will make a State Visit to Luxembourg from 16th to 18th of April, in answer to an invitation of the Great Dukes

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Will the children of the Grand duke and Grand Duchess be there?
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Why don't the princes of Asturias ever accompagny their parents on state visits. OK, now Letizia's situation is tough, but when it wasn't?
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:49 PM
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Well, the reason is, MissSaga, that Prince Felipe and King Juan Carlos cannot both be out of Spain at the same time. Only Prince Felipe can act as full official regent, (his sisters can attend events in the king's stead, but cannot act with governmental authority). (this is like when the president gives his State of the Union address and one of the cabinet members always has be at an 'undisclosed location'- nobody really thinks anything bad will happen, but it's a precaution).

As Princess Letizia is due to have her baby within a month, or imo, a matter of weeks, the king and queen will make this visit.

Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina have no rules on when they can or cannot travel in or out of Spain. They can do pretty much whatever they wish. They also can represent Spain, in an official capacity, internationally, as Cristina did in Norway in February.
Felipe and Letizia can only join the king and queen at events held within Spain, such as if the Grand Duke and Duchess visited Madrid. Felipe and Letizia did attend the Grand Ducal couple's silver wedding anniversary party (the gala), but as they were staying at Castle Berg, there is only one or two pictures of them, in the group picture released.
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Well, the reason is, MissSaga, that Prince Felipe and King Juan Carlos cannot both be out of Spain at the same time. Only Prince Felipe can act as full official regent, (his sisters can attend events in the king's stead, but cannot act with governmental authority). (this is like when the president gives his State of the Union address and one of the cabinet members always has be at an 'undisclosed location'- nobody really thinks anything bad will happen, but it's a precaution).

As Princess Letizia is due to have her baby within a month, or imo, a matter of weeks, the king and queen will make this visit.

Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina have no rules on when they can or cannot travel in or out of Spain. They can do pretty much whatever they wish. They also can represent Spain, in an official capacity, internationally, as Cristina did in Norway in February.
Felipe and Letizia can only join the king and queen at events held within Spain, such as if the Grand Duke and Duchess visited Madrid. Felipe and Letizia did attend the Grand Ducal couple's silver wedding anniversary party (the gala), but as they were staying at Castle Berg, there is only one or two pictures of them, in the group picture released.
But there where events in the past abroad where both Juan Carlos I. and Felipe attended. For example: The weddings of pavlos and Alexia of Greece who both took place in London, The Golden Wedding of Queen Elizabeth II. and Prince Philip where the entire Family was present and the norwegian 60th birthday celebration in 1997 to name a few.
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But there where events in the past abroad where both Juan Carlos I. and Felipe attended. For example: The weddings of pavlos and Alexia of Greece who both took place in London, The Golden Wedding of Queen Elizabeth II. and Prince Philip where the entire Family was present and the norwegian 60th birthday celebration in 1997 to name a few.
I notice a pattern there--Felipe was not married at the time of any of those events, am I right?
Could that have something to do with it? I truly have no idea, I'm just asking.

And I hope they bust out some tiaras and gowns for this visit. I've been a little starved for those lately.
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I notice a pattern there--Felipe was not married at the time of any of those events, am I right?
Could that have something to do with it? I truly have no idea, I'm just asking.

And I hope they bust out some tiaras and gowns for this visit. I've been a little starved for those lately.
Yes, you are right. They didn't go together either to the most important event of last year for the family, the 30 years burial of Queen Frederika in Greece. The whole family was there including Felipe and Letizia, but not Juan Carlos.
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I hope to see beautiful gala dresses and tiaras.
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Wow, the Spanish monarchs have been doing quite a lot of travelling recently: Algeria, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and now Luxembourg!
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A delegation of Spanish industralists will travel with the Kings to Luxembourg the next week

The delegation will celebrate a Hispanic-luxemburgués enterprise encounter day 18, organized by the ICEX, the Government of Luxembourg, Ceoe, the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg and the Superior Council of the Chambers of Commerce, among other institutions.
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In the encounter, that will be inaugurated King Juan Carlos and the Great Duke of Luxembourg, the situation of Spain will be analyzed as investing destiny, its fiscal surroundings and the regulation of the capital risk. The seminary will also serve to present/display the present situation and the economic perspective of Luxembourg.

EconomÃ*a/Empresas.- Una delegación de empresarios españoles viajará con los Reyes a Luxemburgo la próxima semana- elEconomista.es
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The King grants to the Necklace of the Insigne Order of the Toisón de Oro to Great Duke Enrique of Luxembourg

The Cabinet approves the concession of other decorations in the occasion of the trip that the Kings will make next to Luxembourg The King granted yesterday to the Necklace of the Insigne Order of the Toisón de Oro to Great Duke Enrique of Luxembourg, three days before Don Juan Carlos and Doña Sofía undertakes their second travels from State to this country.

The Cabinet, reunited yesterday in the Palace of Moncloa, approved the real decree by which Don Juan Carlos grants this important decoration to the Great Duke of Luxembourg.
The Toisón de Oro, the dynastic order of greater prestige in the world, was founded on Witches in the 1429 by Felipe Good one, Duke of Burgundy, and is the highest distinction than it grants Real the House Spanish.

Estrella Digital*14/04/2007*-*ESPAÑA:*El Rey concede el Collar de la Insigne Orden del Toisón de Oro al Gran Duque Enrique de Luxemburgo
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the visit of Spanish Royals start on the dukes birthday April 16. will there just be a dinner for the royal couple or will there be a birthday for the duke?
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Los Reyes inician mañana su segundo viaje de Estado a Luxemburgo

The Kings initiate tomorrow their second trip of State to Luxembourg

The Kings initiate tomorrow a visit of State to Luxembourg of three days of duration, a financial world power in a territory of scarcely 2.500 square kilometres of surface, with which Spain supports a few excellent political but deficit relations in the commercial thing.

Don Juan Carlos and dona Sofía return to Luxembourg twenty-seven years after their previous and first visit to the Great Duchy, which took place in July, 1980, and it answers to that there realized to Spain the current Grand Dukes, Enrique and Maria Teresa, in May, 2001, a few weeks after acceding to the headquarters of the State.
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Monday 16

Reception in the Great Ducal Palace, where the Kings will reside during their stay in Luxembourg and where there will take place a luncheon of familiar and intimate character.

Floral offering before the National Monument of the Solidarity

Visit to the Town hall

King will receive in hearing the prime minister, Jean-Claude Juncker; to the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Lucien Weiler; and to the vicefirst minister and holder of Exteriors, Jean Asselborn

Queen will go to the Museum of Modern Art to see an exhibition of the deceased contemporary from Luxembourg artist Michel Majerus.

Gala dinner

Tuesday 17

The Kings, in company of the Grand Dukes, will go to Betzdorf's castle, headquarters of the European Society of Satellites

Inauguration of the exhibition ' Pierre-Ernest de Mansfeld (1517-1604), prince of the Renaissance ', in the National Museum of the History and of the Art

Luncheon offered by the Government of Juncker to the Kings in Bourglinster's castle

Meeting with a representation of the Spanish colony

Concert offered by the Kings to the Grand Dukes and to the Government in the headquarters of the Philharmonie of Luxembourg

Wednesday 18

The King and the Great Duke are present at a seminar in the Chamber of Trade, and visit the headquarters of the producer of steel, Arcelor

The Queen, will visit the University of Luxembourg, where she will converse with Spanish students




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State Visit to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from April 16 to April 18, 2007

This is the second State Visit of Their Majesties the Kings, after the celebrated in 1980.

Don Juan Carlos and Dona Sofía were dismissed in the Pavilion of State of the T-4 of the Airport by the president of the Senate, Javier Rojo, the minister of Housing, Maria Antonia Trujillo, the delegate of the Government in the Community of Madrid, Soledad Mestre, and the mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón. After the correspondents Honores, Their Majesties departed to Luxembourg.

It´s foreseen that, after their arrival, Their Majesties move to the Grand Ducal Palace, where there will be celebrated the ceremony of official welcome on the part of Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Dukes of Luxembourg. The activities of the evening will begin with an honoring in the National Monument of the From Luxembourg Solidarity. Their Majesties will visit later the Town hall, where the Mayor will offer a receipt in honor of Don Juan Carlos and Dona Sofía

On returning to the Grand Ducal Palace, His Majesty the King will receive in hearing the President of the Deputies' Chamber, the Prime minister of the Great Duchy of Luxembourg and the Vicefirst Minister, The Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Immigration. Parallel, Dona Sofía will visit the exhibition of the from Luxembourg artist Michel Majerus, in the Museum of Contemporary Art " Grand Duke Jean ".

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I really like the colour of Maria-Teresa's outift. Thanks for the pictures
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I love Queen Sofia; she really defines the word "regal"
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Yes, that turquoise looks really great on Maria Theresa. Can't wait for the gala dinner tonight!
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King Juan Carlos (), followed by Queen Sofia, pays tribute at the Luxembourgian Monument to National Unity during an official visit 16 April 2007 in Luxembourg
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Queen Sofia of Spain gets a bouquet of flowers from 6 years old Irma Twaiana in front of Luxembourg Hotel de Ville, Luxembourg 16 April 2007
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