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agm 04-22-2004 10:58 AM

Opening of the Eighth Legislature: April 2004
 
Opening ceremony of the 8th parlamentary legislature in Madrid 22 April 2004 .


Cissan 04-22-2004 10:58 AM

Letizia's looking better than usual...

agm 04-22-2004 11:02 AM

Military parade to celebrate the opening of the Spanish Parliament eighth legislature. Expressing "hope and optimism" for his country's future, King Juan Carlos formally opened the new Spanish parliament Thursday following March 14 elections which saw a Socialist, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, promise a new direction after eight years of conservative rule.

karolinabraganza 04-22-2004 11:25 AM

thank you for the pictures, very beautiful. :-)

agm 04-22-2004 11:28 AM

Felipe & Letizia

:flower:

carlota 04-22-2004 03:14 PM

i didn't really like leti's outfit... it made her seem even more slim :huh: and that pony tail she is wearing since the day of her cousin's wedding, doesn't really suit her... don't you think so?

however, she was as always really elegant and sweet... :flower:

Lady Jean 04-22-2004 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by carlota@Apr 22nd, 2004 - 2:14 pm
i didn't really like leti's outfit... it made her seem even more slim :huh: and that pony tail she is wearing since the day of her cousin's wedding, doesn't really suit her... don't you think so? however, she was as always really elegant and sweet... :flower:
To me, the jacket looks too casual, especially for the occasion - it looks like something that could be worn w/jeans. I wish she would wear more form-fitting things, like the suit Elena wore. And I can't wait to see her in some good jewelry.

She is very beautiful, though, so in a way it eclipses the clothes.

agm 04-22-2004 03:57 PM

Casa Real
Su Alteza Real el Príncipe de Asturias y su prometida, Doña Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano saludan al presidente de la Conferencia Episcopal y cardenal arzobispo de Madrid, Antonio María Rouco Varela, en el Salón de Conferencias del Palacio de las Cortes, durante los actos de apertura de la VIII Legislatura.
(Palacio de las Cortes. Madrid, 22 de abril de 2004)

Letizia & Felipe & Queen Sofia

agm 04-22-2004 03:58 PM

Casa Real
De derecha a izquierda, Don Jaime de Marichalar, Doña Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano y Don Iñaki Urdangarin, en la tribuna del Palacio de las Cortes, durante la Sesión Solemne de apertura de la VIII Legislatura.
(Palacio de las Cortes. Madrid, 22 de abril de 2004)

Iñaki & Letizia & Jaime

agm 04-22-2004 04:00 PM

Casa Real
Sus Majestades los Reyes, Su Alteza Real el Príncipe de Asturias, que estuvo acompañado por su prometida, Doña Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano, Sus Altezas Reales las Infantas Doña Elena y Doña Cristina, y sus esposos, Don Jaime de Marichalar y Don Iñaki Urdangarin, durante el desfile militar que puso fin a los actos de apertura de la VIII Legislatura.
(Palacio de las Cortes. Madrid, 22 de abril de 2004)

Spanish royal family

carlota 04-22-2004 05:02 PM

i saw a photo of her with zapatero... her hands are sooo elegant!! ghehe :P you'll say that i've time to spend looking at such things, but it was such an elegant hand...

Dennism 04-22-2004 05:25 PM

I think she looks great. The makeup is toned down. This is good. She looks more "fresh". Outfit. I do not know. I suppose it could be more formal but I am not up on such things.

karolinabraganza 04-22-2004 06:02 PM

i agree, she is simply a beautiful woman, purely objectively speaking, simply very beautiful. 3 kilos more and her chin is not as pronounced anymore, imagine when she is going to be pregnant, shell look adorable...poor thing, all that pressure;-)

Alexandria 04-22-2004 06:56 PM

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Originally posted by Lady Jean@Apr 22nd, 2004 - 3:54 pm
To me, the jacket looks too casual, especially for the occasion - it looks like something that could be worn w/jeans. I wish she would wear more form-fitting things, like the suit Elena wore. And I can't wait to see her in some good jewelry.

She is very beautiful, though, so in a way it eclipses the clothes.

As I was looking at the photos (great photos, by the way agm, thanks for sharing all of them! :flower:) there was something that definitely struck me about Letizia's jacket. Then I read Lady Jean's comments about the jacket being too casual, and I think partly (for me) that is what it is. The jacket seems too formal for the occasion and the rest of Letizia's dress. I feel that a one-piece dress like that should be worn with either a (shorter) fitted jacket, such as the one Cristina is wearing, or with a long jacket (of the same length as the dress), also fitted. This short and loose, casual jacket of Letizia's makes the outfit "wishy-washy" for me.

Jasl 04-26-2004 01:47 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Lady Jean@Apr 22nd, 2004 - 2:54 pm

To me, the jacket looks too casual, especially for the occasion - it looks like something that could be worn w/jeans. I wish she would wear more form-fitting things, like the suit Elena wore. And I can't wait to see her in some good jewelry.

I would have to agree that this is the second thing that struck me too. The first thing was "I'd like to see the dress underneath!"... I think the dress would have looked very sweet - the way the bottom is pleated and billows a bit is very sweet IMO.

Overall though, it does seem a bit too casual, especially the big buttons on the shoulder of the jacket. The shoes were very very nice and the skirt bit very nice. Perhaps she could have worn another coloured jacket and more fitted?

Usually I prefer Cristina but Elena looked very nice!

Does anyone have any photos of the Barcelona dinner? is that the dinner where she wore that plastic-y blue jacket?

beebee 04-26-2004 10:43 AM

I really loved Letizia's dress. To me, the entire outfit (white suit, hair, shoes) made her look sweet and girlish.

Bubbette 04-27-2004 10:38 AM

Her arms look emaciated! And I'm all for color, but what was that top all about?

karolinabraganza 04-27-2004 11:04 AM

again, i have to agree fully.

she stoped radiating, her face is very dull these days. the orange....well...the cut...well....the figure: very nice but............well...............................

Britters 04-27-2004 12:07 PM

I liked the color and the cut as well as the top...it shows a less stuffy side to Royalty, which I think is needed in many of the families! But she does look rather emaciated in the arms!

Also, was it just me or did she look like Queen Rania of Jordan in many of the profile pictures taken at a distance?

irishchic5 04-27-2004 01:34 PM

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Originally posted by Bubbette@Apr 27th, 2004 - 9:38 am
Her arms look emaciated! And I'm all for color, but what was that top all about?
That's exactly what I thought! Just like Mary, Letizia has definitely lost weight since her engagement became public knowledge. Poor thing, she must be under tremendous pressure. I have to admit, the Spanish royal family is my favorite. I do like Letizia, even though she stole my Felipe! :innocent:


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