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dazzling 02-12-2011 04:40 AM

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, Current Events Part 54: February - September 2011
 
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Marika86 02-17-2011 08:36 AM

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attended the Inauguration of 30th edition of the International Fair of Contemporary Art (ARCOmadrid)

Interstitial - Noticia

"Hola"

http://www.hola.com/realeza/casa_esp...turias/arco/1/

lula 02-17-2011 08:48 AM

Inauguration of 30th edition of the International Fair of Contemporary Art (ARCOmadrid)

Video

Los Príncipes de Asturias inauguran ARCO ? Videos en lainformacion.com

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Letizia d'Espagne rouge de plaisir pour célébrer l'art avec son prince !

AnaC 02-17-2011 11:50 AM

More photos from ARCO:

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LadyFinn 02-17-2011 01:58 PM

Spanish Royals Attend the Inauguration of ARCO Fair 2011 - Zimbio
Letizia, muy roja | Política y Moda
Photo:
Infolatam

Bine221 02-18-2011 08:00 AM

Wow, Letizia looks stunning! What a red!

Nevertheless this pic wins the pot! http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...kN5aK/x610.jpg

Bye Bine

AnaC 02-18-2011 08:22 AM

lol Bine221, that's a great picture! And I agree, Letizia looks gorgeous.

LadyFinn 02-18-2011 10:55 AM

The Huffington Post - Princess Letizia Pretty In Hot Pink? (PHOTOS, POLL)

sproketti 02-18-2011 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bine221 (Post 1206530)
Nevertheless this pic wins the pot! http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/...kN5aK/x610.jpg

Bye Bine

That is the funniest thing I've seen today.:lol:

Marika86 02-18-2011 03:58 PM

"Diez Minutos" about yesterday event

Los Príncipes visitan ARCO - Felipe Letizia Príncipes Asturias - Familia Real - Diez Minutos

Mari_* 02-18-2011 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sproketti
That is the funniest thing I've seen today.:lol:

It's like they are looking at him :lol::lol:

LadyFinn 02-19-2011 04:46 AM

Photos:
Los Príncipes en ARCO. lne.es
Felipe as an artist
El Príncipe de Asturias anima a dar a ARCO «el realce que merece» - ABC.es

sproketti 02-19-2011 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1206904)

You definitely want to be careful where you stand in front of that photo wall. Photo number 11 gave me a big laugh. :lol::lol:

Los Príncipes en ARCO. lne.es _generico_

lula 02-25-2011 06:12 PM

XI Edition of Business Night
Tarragona

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LadyFinn 02-26-2011 02:28 AM

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Video:
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LadyFinn 02-26-2011 12:57 PM

Photos:
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Notícies TGN
Notícies TGN
Els Prínceps d’Astúries presideixen la Nit Empresarial 2011 - Tottarragona.cat :: Diari digital independent d'informació i d'opinió de Tarragona

AnaC 02-26-2011 01:01 PM

I love the Princess' new haircut! She looks very good, it's a pity we don't have more pictures.

Jackswife 02-26-2011 06:33 PM

She looks great-no other royal lady looks better in red! Really fantastic!:flowers:

LadyFinn 02-27-2011 03:51 AM

From Friday:
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lula 02-27-2011 04:14 AM

More photos

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Duke of Marmalade 03-09-2011 09:13 AM

Lecturas has a picture of the Asturias family on the cover, going to the cinema to watch "Rango":
http://www.vanitatis.com/fotos/album...turas__I_g.jpg

Hope the guys from Foro Hispanico (Laura) dont mind posting their scans here - thanks:
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They watched the movie in original version what proves that Leonor and Sofia are being raised biligual, so did Felipe and his siblings, most likely they employ a native speaker governess or live-in nanny.
By the way, critics for "Rango" were a desaster, I wonder if they liked it.

lula 03-11-2011 08:23 AM

Audience to a delegation of Tel Aviv's University
Zarzuela Palace. Madrid

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Prince Felipe of Spain and Princess Letizia of Spain receive members of Tel Aviv University at Zarzuela Palace

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dazzling 03-11-2011 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1214146)
Lecturas has a picture of the Asturias family on the cover, going to the cinema to watch "Rango":
http://www.vanitatis.com/fotos/album...turas__I_g.jpg

Hope the guys from Foro Hispanico (Laura) dont mind posting their scans here - thanks:
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1716/lecturas001.jpg
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/3...cturas2001.jpg

They watched the movie in original version what proves that Leonor and Sofia are being raised biligual, so did Felipe and his siblings, most likely they employ a native speaker governess or live-in nanny.
By the way, critics for "Rango" were a desaster, I wonder if they liked it.

It would be quite normal if they were learning English IMO. It's great to see them out with the girls, I wish we get to see more of such outings put then they do need privacy, its only fair. The girls are quite tall for their age, well looks like that from the pictures.

Marika86 03-11-2011 11:16 AM

Daylife photos from today event

Prince Felipe AND Princess Letizia Receive Members of Tel Aviv University - News, photos, topics, and quotes


Princess Letizia and Prince Felipe attend an audience to a representation of the Tel-Aviv University at Zarzuela Palace.

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monic 03-12-2011 03:12 PM

Purepeople photos from the event

Letizia et Felipe d'Espagne en audience officielle au Palais de Zarzuela, Madrid le 11 mars 2011

hana 03-15-2011 06:34 AM

are the princes participing in the wedding in england

Marika86 03-15-2011 09:04 AM

Audience to a representation of the newspaper "El Economista"
Audience the Board of the "También" Foundation and a representation of their athletes
Audience to students of "Inside Agenda 2010 "

PPE Agency

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lula 03-15-2011 09:44 AM

Prince Felipe of Spain and Princess Letizia of Spain attend several audiences at Zarzuela Palace

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attend Audiences at Zarzuela Palace - Pictures - Zimbio

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monic 03-15-2011 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hana
are the princes participing in the wedding in england

I think they should be there as this is going to be a top royal event of this year.

More photos from today:
Daylife
letizia - News, photos, topics, and quotes

Purepeople
http://www.purepeople.com/media/leti...oux-le_m578842

Duke of Marmalade 03-16-2011 10:26 AM

Online media and tabloids are picking up on an episode that supposedly happened when F&L were in Galicia earlier this year. Apparently Letizia got annoyed with Felipe taking his time to chat and told him that "if he didnt stop chatting to anyone they would never finish". The person meant with "anyone" was Carlos González-Garcés, a council person from A Coruna, who chatted with Felipe about the cold weather in Galicia and later gave this anecdote to the press.
Letizia a Felipe: “¡Si te paras con cualquiera no vamos a acabar nunca!”

donnaK 03-16-2011 02:35 PM

Duke, the original story was from an internet blog, no way to know if there was any truth to it, or the story had been exaggerated. "cualquiera" sounded very Galician Spanish and Letizia is an Asturian. On Felipe and Letizia reminding each other that it was time to go, it happened all the time, but usually Felipe was the one watching the clock.

lula 03-23-2011 03:40 AM

According to Hola, last weekend (Father´s day) the Asturias family went to London

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LadyFinn 03-23-2011 04:38 PM

Spanish Royals Escape to London For Father’s Day - Latin Gossip

kathia_sophia 03-23-2011 04:50 PM

myroyal's: THE ASTUR


poor Sofía, so young and going to be 4 years old in April and already wearing glasses. well its for eye's correction. so maybe it will cure her eyesight

jonc93 03-23-2011 06:00 PM

Couldn't they have gotten her, well a more attractive pair? I wonder if she picked those out...

lula 03-23-2011 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonc93 (Post 1219978)
Couldn't they have gotten her, well a more attractive pair? I wonder if she picked those out...

They are special glasses for children. The glasses are designed and made of a material that prevents them from breaking or hurting the children.

kathia_sophia 03-23-2011 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lula (Post 1219982)
They are special glasses for children. The glasses are designed and made of a material that prevents them from breaking or hurting the children.

thats right! all of the young children that i know uses that special glasses, they are very good ones. ive only saw blues and pinks. they at least shouldve choose the pink one instead of blue

Charlotte_Aster 03-24-2011 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kathia_sophia (Post 1220007)
thats right! all of the young children that i know uses that special glasses, they are very good ones. ive only saw blues and pinks. they at least shouldve choose the pink one instead of blue

What if she likes the blue and not the pink? You know, not all girls have to like pink :whistling:

lula 03-24-2011 09:47 AM

Audience to the Board of directors of the Academy of the Sciences and the Arts of Television
La Zarzuela Palace. Madrid

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Audience to the Patronage and equipment of the Foundation Integra
La Zarzuela Palace. Madrid

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Audience to a representation of the components of the " Project Stela "
La Zarzuela Palace. Madrid

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kathia_sophia 03-24-2011 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Charlotte_Aster (Post 1220101)
What if she likes the blue and not the pink? You know, not all girls have to like pink :whistling:

yes i know that (i like more blue than pink color myself). i was only saying that it would suit Sofia better than blue. just my opinion:flowers:

monic 03-24-2011 12:05 PM

Some more photos from today:

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lula 03-24-2011 12:05 PM

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attend Royal Audiences at Zarzuela Palace

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LadyFinn 03-24-2011 03:06 PM

Spanish Royals Attend Audiences at La Zarzuela Palace - Pictures - Zimbio

Marika86 03-24-2011 03:18 PM

Princess Letizia and Prince Felipe at the audiences of the board of directors of the academy of sciences and arts of television, trustees of the integra team foundation, a representation of the Stela project and a representation of the society of Basque studies Eusko Ikaskuntza at the Zarzuele palace in Madrid.
March 24, 2011

PPE Agency

Marika86 03-25-2011 09:07 AM

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attended the opening of the new Nestlé plant in Girona.
March 25, 2011

Inauguración de la nueva planta de Nestlé. Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España

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LadyFinn 03-25-2011 12:28 PM

Spanish Royals Visit New 'Nestle' Factory - Pictures - Zimbio

From yesterday, PurePeople:
Letizia et Felipe d'Espagne : Toujours aussi in love après 7 ans d'amour...

monic 03-25-2011 02:58 PM

Daylife photos

letizia - News, photos, topics, and quotes

Roxsteve 03-25-2011 06:42 PM

The pictures from England are quite funny. You can clearly see that it is Letizia who wears the pants in that house! I also believe the post about her saying that Felipe took too long talking to people...it seems that her title is getting to her head (maybe it always did). Little Sofia is taller than Leonor...they are both really cute. I don't like how Letizia is dressed lately. She does not look happy or put together...

black 03-25-2011 07:23 PM

how is her title getting to her head in those photos? besides, i find it horribly offensive that a woman who has a strong personality is derided and said to be 'wearing the pants'. the husband doesn't look unhappy about it. maybe he is strong enough to admire and want a strong woman?

Bine221 03-28-2011 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by black (Post 1220813)
how is her title getting to her head in those photos? besides, i find it horribly offensive that a woman who has a strong personality is derided and said to be 'wearing the pants'. the husband doesn't look unhappy about it. maybe he is strong enough to admire and want a strong woman?

Maxima is a strong woman, too. Mathilde and Mary as well, MM has grown into her role either becoming stronger and stronger..... a "weak woman" would not be able to do the job as a CP and Future Queen.
I fully agree with Black -- Felipe has gained a lot of personality since his marriage.... I am sure, she is all, what he wanted. That´s why he has chosen her. And I think it was for the good!
BYe Bine

grevinnan 03-28-2011 08:59 AM

Felipe grew up with a strong mother and two older sisters so there is no surprise in him marrying a strong woman. Who would want to marry a wimpy woman anyway?

Monna 03-28-2011 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roxsteve (Post 1220801)
The pictures from England are quite funny. You can clearly see that it is Letizia who wears the pants in that house!

As black already said - what`s funny about that? Should Letizia be criticized for her strong personality? (if she really is as strong as she is portrayed). I have never read anything about Felipe complaining about Letizia being too bossy and that`s what matters, it`s their relationship after all. It`s not our business who`s wearing the pants.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roxsteve (Post 1220801)
I also believe the post about her saying that Felipe took too long talking to people...it seems that her title is getting to her head (maybe it always did).

Speculation. IF that story is true, there might have been a reason why Letizia said that. Maybe they had another appointment and she didn`t want to be late. There might be many reasons but of course for those who don`t like Letizia, it`s an opportunity to start talking about her arrogance :cool:

Marika86 03-28-2011 04:34 PM

"Diez Minutos" about their visit to the new Nestlé plant

Felipe y Letizia, muy dulces - Felipe Letizia Príncipes Asturias - Familia Real - Diez Minutos

fanprincipesasturi 03-29-2011 06:29 AM

Los Príncipes de Asturias recibirán el miércoles a los de Gales - España - www.lacronicabadajoz.com
Felipe and Letizia preside over a dinner in his honor at the Royal Palace the first night.
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It will be the second time the Prince of Asturias take so prominent a role, after it premiered in this paper last May, when the King was recovering from lung surgery, and had to receive the heads of state who were participating at the summit between the EU and Latin America.

Los Príncipes de Asturias visitan Badajoz — Digital Extremadura | Tu Periódico Ciudadano
Next Friday, April 1, Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess of Asturias Badajoz visit to preside over the opening of the XVI National Congress Youth

La apretada agenda de los Príncipes de Asturias. europapress.es
The agenda of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia does not support breaks. The Prince attended three consecutive events on Thursday, in lending their support to entities with cultural or social.

sproketti 03-29-2011 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grevinnan (Post 1221799)
Felipe grew up with a strong mother and two older sisters so there is no surprise in him marrying a strong woman. Who would want to marry a wimpy woman anyway?

I agree. As a youngest child with 2 older sisters who don't give the impression of being shy, retiring types themselves, he would probably not have a problem with a woman who is likely a type A personality and the oldest of her own family, aka: bossy older sister, which I can personally promise from my own experience with my own B.O.S., gets worse with age, not better.

Bossy older sister types also tend to be very loyal and protective about the people they love so he may find Letizia's forceful personality and strength to be exactly what he needs.

black 03-29-2011 09:28 AM

glad that so many agree with me.
whatever letizia's personality may be, it is quite clear from the numerous photos of the couple looking warm and close to each other (and also the numerous complaints from many of the same posters about it) that felipe rather likes it!

chuchu 03-29-2011 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by black (Post 1222180)
glad that so many agree with me.
whatever letizia's personality may be, it is quite clear from the numerous photos of the couple looking warm and close to each other (and also the numerous complaints from many of the same posters about it) that felipe rather likes it!

How can one tell from looking at the photos if a person is bossy or not?

donnaK 03-30-2011 03:06 AM

The Hola article said that it was Felipe who arranged the trip. I don't think Letizia is the boss even at home. She is probably the COO, the executor, hubby is the 'CEO' who sets the direction. Felipe is a modest and low key person, the family pretty much follows his style. It said in the press that Felipe was jokingly calling his wife 'the boss' , if he does't have self confidence or resent being bossed around, I doubt he would have called her 'the boss' in front of their friends.

black 03-30-2011 03:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chuchu (Post 1222398)
How can one tell from looking at the photos if a person is bossy or not?

exactly my point! of course we all read what we want into the pictures we get so i can't really say anyone is wrong as such. i just dislike the idea that a strong woman is somehow bad. the whole 'well he's miserable cuz she wears the pants' business only works if we were in the 50s :smile:

Duke of Marmalade 03-30-2011 04:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by black (Post 1222489)
exactly my point! of course we all read what we want into the pictures we get so i can't really say anyone is wrong as such. i just dislike the idea that a strong woman is somehow bad. the whole 'well he's miserable cuz she wears the pants' business only works if we were in the 50s :smile:

Its not just judged on photos there is enough video "evidence" that Letizia is a bossy person, most notably on her engagement day where she told her husband not to interrupt her in front of the world media (after that she was "streamlined" by Zarzuela, no telling off hubby in public, no great gesture or too self confident posing anymore).

I dont mind Letizia being a bossy person at all, I think as a couple she is exactly what Felipe needed, somebody who would kick his butt from time to time because he does come across as boring, goofy or slow. He grew up among strong women and is used to being told what to do anyway.

But its too bad that a bossy woman doesnt fit the job description for the Princess of Asturias or Queen of Spain, Spaniards dont like their future king being presented like a douche by his know-it-all wife. Letizia is being called something like social climber "trepa" in Spain very frequently what probably has to do with her character clashing with her position. I dont think its about Letizia herself, its about the woman's position in the institution, just imagine Queen Sofia would say to the King in public be quiet, I am talking now, unimaginable.

A strong woman is not bad at all but there might be positions where a dominant woman is not very welcome because of the public reception and monarchy - a yesterday's instituition anyway, is one of them (at least for the female consort).

black 03-30-2011 09:23 AM

i actually dont believe that at all. this whole felipe is slow and letizia is showing him up is a trope that shows up in the rags most monarchical countries. the 'let me interrupt' thing is only even brought up by people who don't like her. till date, i havent heard a reasonable argument as to why it is as damaging as people claim it to be. she added 'my love' to soften the 'sting', he laughed, the press laughed and it was EIGHT years ago.
and you contradict yourself when you imply that letizia's bossy personality has a negative impact on felipe just after saying that she has been 'streamlined' by the palace and doesnt appear too self-confident in public anymore?
which is it? shy retiring woman whose spirit has been forced out of her by the grey suits for one 'gaffe' or harpy who is bad for her husband's public image and private happiness?
also, how can you say a bossy woman doesnt suit the role of (future) queen of spain and then say that felipe has grown up in a household of strong woman? was not one of those women, the most important perhaps, the current queen of spain?
and the fact that sofia telling juan carlos to be quiet is unimaginable is true but its also equally true that (to me anyway) a future queen letizia will not make controversial remarks homosexuals. times are changing- while sofia has earnt the right to make slightly inapproariate remarks and still be respected; letizia is also able to admonish her husband for interrupting her without paying the penalty for it nearly a decade on. sofia, an excellent consort comes from a different era and behaved/s accordingly. same for letizia, a commoner who comes from the kind of families she will represent in the future.

Duke of Marmalade 03-30-2011 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by black (Post 1222578)
i actually dont believe that at all. this whole felipe is slow and letizia is showing him up is a trope that shows up in the rags most monarchical countries. the 'let me interrupt' thing is only even brought up by people who don't like her. till date, i havent heard a reasonable argument as to why it is as damaging as people claim it to be. she added 'my love' to soften the 'sting', he laughed, the press laughed and it was EIGHT years ago.
and you contradict yourself when you imply that letizia's bossy personality has a negative impact on felipe just after saying that she has been 'streamlined' by the palace and doesnt appear too self-confident in public anymore?
which is it? shy retiring woman whose spirit has been forced out of her by the grey suits for one 'gaffe' or harpy who is bad for her husband's public image and private happiness?
also, how can you say a bossy woman doesnt suit the role of (future) queen of spain and then say that felipe has grown up in a household of strong woman? was not one of those women, the most important perhaps, the current queen of spain?
and the fact that sofia telling juan carlos to be quiet is unimaginable is true but its also equally true that (to me anyway) a future queen letizia will not make controversial remarks homosexuals. times are changing- while sofia has earnt the right to make slightly inapproariate remarks and still be respected; letizia is also able to admonish her husband for interrupting her without paying the penalty for it nearly a decade on. sofia, an excellent consort comes from a different era and behaved/s accordingly. same for letizia, a commoner who comes from the kind of families she will represent in the future.

I am happy to agree to disagree. In my opinion, Letizia still is who she is, a bossy woman, which is fine for her private life and I am sure she still sports her snappy engagement attitude at home. For her role, she has learnt her lesson very early that it is insubordinate for the female consort in Spain to speak her mind and therefore simply does what casa real expects of her, to walk behind her husband, give him some adoring looks at events and give the usual bla bla speech "thank you for inviting me to support this important cause".

Sofia learned that lesson when she published her biography at the age of 70, yes, she is very respected, but only as long as she shuts up and does her job what does not include the right to make controversial statements. Despite of decades of service to Spain, the media reaction to Sofia's statements was extremely harsh, therefore I dont see any different handling to Letizia.

Moonmaiden23 03-30-2011 01:16 PM

Is the Princess unwell?! I was just browsing some photos of her from her career days and the difference is...shocking to put it kindly. :eek:

Her face is as lovely as ever, but she looks like she is in serious trouble otherwise.

Princejohnny25 03-30-2011 01:22 PM

Letizia was always an extremely confident and sure woman and I was so excited when I learned of the engagement all those years ago. She is a perfect fit for Felipe, but I beleive that palace wasn't as ready for her as they thought and quickly put her in her place. It is extremely unfortunate because I believe so much of Leti's potential is being wasted and instead so much focus has gone to her fashion and weight. Hopefully when Felipe becomes King, Leti will be allowed to shine much more and be the true asset that she can be to Spain. Its the 21st century, and imo its ok if the consort wears the pants, similar to Mathilde in Belgium.

donnaK 03-30-2011 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1222496)
But its too bad that a bossy woman doesnt fit the job description for the Princess of Asturias or Queen of Spain, Spaniards dont like their future king being presented like a douche by his know-it-all wife. Letizia is being called something like social climber "trepa" in Spain very frequently what probably has to do with her character clashing with her position. I dont think its about Letizia herself, its about the woman's position in the institution, just imagine Queen Sofia would say to the King in public be quiet, I am talking now, unimaginable.

Sure there are people who don't like Letizia's profile or being 'bossy', I don't think it should be generalized to the whole Spaniards. I have never heard Letizia being called 'trepa' in the Spanish press except on some message boards (nothing like Waity Katie being called in England), then most of the commoner royal consorts had been called all sorts of things on the message boards.
Felipe is a bit quiet and shy, not as sociable as his Daddy who is pretty much a born leader. He needs to be more influencial, with more power in Spain, I don't see how a foreign princess would have helped him more than a Spanish professional woman like Letizia.

black 03-30-2011 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1222672)
I am happy to agree to disagree. In my opinion, Letizia still is who she is, a bossy woman, which is fine for her private life and I am sure she still sports her snappy engagement attitude at home. For her role, she has learnt her lesson very early that it is insubordinate for the female consort in Spain to speak her mind and therefore simply does what casa real expects of her, to walk behind her husband, give him some adoring looks at events and give the usual bla bla speech "thank you for inviting me to support this important cause".

Sofia learned that lesson when she published her biography at the age of 70, yes, she is very respected, but only as long as she shuts up and does her job what does not include the right to make controversial statements. Despite of decades of service to Spain, the media reaction to Sofia's statements was extremely harsh, therefore I dont see any different handling to Letizia.

yes i think we should leave it at this because i disagree with ur assessments and you with mine.:smile:
the simple adoring looks have never caused this much comment/consternation for phillippe/mathilde who are just as affectionate, if not more so imo, it doesnt bear comment. especially since it hasnt excited too much attention beyond the message boards:tongue:
and the simplistic speeches? nearly all crown princesses give those kinds of speeches from time to time. she has also given excellent ones, like in germany for rare diseases (the only one i can remember for now anyway) and many others that i have seen commented on in the press favourably.
the press will devour letizia if she makes the comments that sofia did because she is a modern woman who has lived in modern times. so their reaction will be justified. i just dont see that she is being taken to task over the engageement thing. it seems wishful thinking that the handlers for the royal family would deviate from their agenda/plan for the (then) new princess simply because one tiny moment that has never even been mentioned too often in noteworthy press.
i think that in a haste to discredit letizia or felipe/letizia and their work, some of us have clutched at straws for years.

Duke of Marmalade 03-31-2011 02:31 AM

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Originally Posted by black (Post 1222889)
...especially since it hasnt excited too much attention beyond the message boards:tongue:

to be honest, I think less that 10% of what is being discussed on message boards will excite any attention beyond ... discussing here is fun and nothing that will have any impact on anybody, at least in my opinion.

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and the simplistic speeches? nearly all crown princesses give those kinds of speeches from time to time. she has also given excellent ones, like in germany for rare diseases (the only one i can remember for now anyway) and many others that i have seen commented on in the press favourably.
of course they do, but some of them also have kind of a royal campaigner role on world media stage, like Maxima or MM. the "engagement Letizia" probably thought she would go down a similar route and it would have suited her very well.

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i think that in a haste to discredit letizia or felipe/letizia and their work, some of us have clutched at straws for years.
who wants to discredit them? see above, we are exchanging opinions here, nothing more. at least to me its a fact though that Letizia had to adapt more than any other european CP in order to fit into her role and when I look at her today, the institution has brought down her spirits and energy.

black 03-31-2011 03:04 AM

i think i agree regarding the interest and focus of the press and how it differs from the people of royalty boards.
the international nature of maxima and mm is great but letizia will one day be queen of spain. that has its own pull and it is my opinion that she is being groomed to be what queen sofia is now. so i wouldnt worry too much about her
none of us can guess what letizia thought or wanted when she married felipe but all i can suppose is that if her future plans as discussed behind the scenes were disagreeable to her, she could have walked out. since she has not and continues her work, she is fine. i think she has had to adjust to royal life but i don't think there is a single commoner woman who has waltzed into her princess role and been comfortable in it. i think mette marit of norway had/has a tough time but the press in norway is more forgiving and for some reason she does not attract as much censure as letizia.
and regarding the discrediting thing i was speaking about it is those on message boards who seem to say the same 'mistruths' about her over and over again- i can only assume that they are not interested in serious debate and are trying to convince themselves of her rampant unsuitability. lol

jjkg 04-01-2011 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1222496)
Its not just judged on photos there is enough video "evidence" that Letizia is a bossy person, most notably on her engagement day where she told her husband not to interrupt her in front of the world media (after that she was "streamlined" by Zarzuela, no telling off hubby in public, no great gesture or too self confident posing anymore).

I dont mind Letizia being a bossy person at all, I think as a couple she is exactly what Felipe needed, somebody who would kick his butt from time to time because he does come across as boring, goofy or slow. He grew up among strong women and is used to being told what to do anyway.

But its too bad that a bossy woman doesnt fit the job description for the Princess of Asturias or Queen of Spain, Spaniards dont like their future king being presented like a douche by his know-it-all wife. Letizia is being called something like social climber "trepa" in Spain very frequently what probably has to do with her character clashing with her position. I dont think its about Letizia herself, its about the woman's position in the institution, just imagine Queen Sofia would say to the King in public be quiet, I am talking now, unimaginable.

A strong woman is not bad at all but there might be positions where a dominant woman is not very welcome because of the public reception and monarchy - a yesterday's instituition anyway, is one of them (at least for the female consort).


Duke, the issue is not just with your perception of her being "bossy", and hence unsuitable as a future queen. You have expressed similar opinion about her parenting skills also. She cannot be a good parent because "she is ambitious, she was career oriented, does not want more children/cannot have more children etc".
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post1175478


I totally get your dislike of her. You have been extremely consistent in your dislike of her and her family. But what gets some of us hot and bothered under the collar is scanty reading of known facts into something else - whether it is Leti's character, her mothering skills, her sisters taking advantage or not of her position.:flowers::flowers:

Also, based upon the abundance of recent pics with King looking fondly at Letizia, or warmly talking with her like during the recent Charles&Camilla visit, can we put to rest the meme that the King dislikes her and does not care if monarchy survives past him because Letizia would make such a dreadful queen??

lula 04-01-2011 07:11 AM

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monic 04-01-2011 08:13 AM

Los Prncipes de Asturias agradecen la hospitalidad de los extremeos. hoy.es

donnaK 04-02-2011 12:15 AM

When Letizia married Felipe, unlike some other monarchies (ex. Dutch, Danish and etc), the SRF didn't get any additional resource from the state, so the family members had to make an adjustment to fit Letizia in. I heard there was some resistance from the family (mainly from the infantas and their supporters) at the beginning (I guess nobody wanted to be told 'you are not important anymore'), she was asked to wait for her opportunity for her own woking interest. I think Zarzuela had asked her to wait for a bit too long, I do believe there were some issues after she came back from the 2nd maternity leave, but the issues are no longer there now after Cristina moved to DC. From now on, you can only expect the increased responsibilites for her and Felipe since the Kings are getting older.
black, I agree with you that the Queen of Spain has her own pull, Letizia doesn't need to get a job at the UN. I don't think Letizia wants to travel as much as Maxima while the girls are still very small. Perhaps she will travel more on her own (like her mom-in-law) after the girls are bit older.

Duke of Marmalade 04-02-2011 02:12 AM

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Originally Posted by donnaK (Post 1223777)
When Letizia married Felipe, unlike some other monarchies (ex. Dutch, Danish and etc), the SRF didn't get any additional resource from the state, so the family members had to make an adjustment to fit Letizia in. I heard there was some resistance from the family (mainly from the infantas and their supporters) at the beginning (I guess nobody wanted to be told 'you are not important anymore'), she was asked to wait for her opportunity for her own woking interest. I think Zarzuela had asked her to wait for a bit too long, I do believe there were some issues after she came back from the 2nd maternity leave, but the issues are no longer there now after Cristina moved to DC. From now on, you can only expect the increased responsibilites for her and Felipe since the Kings are getting older.

This is something I find hard to believe. When Letizia came into the family as CP, it was clear that she would take precedence to the Infantas and had to be made fit in according to her position. Its not that this issue came out of the blue, it was always clear that Felipe would marry some day and the SRF, especially Sofia, are very into protocoll and will have raised her children accordingly, its common sense really and has been since Felipe was born that one day he will marry and that his wife will rank higher than her sisters in law who both have their own jobs because it was always clear that both will fade into the background, like JC's sisters.

The SRF have a good budget, and I find it a myth that there are monetary issues to the degree that Letizia cant afford a hairdresser. The family is RICH, and so is Felipe in his own right, he certainly has interited lots from his grandparents, and even if JC loves his money he will provide for the household of his son accordingly.

I rather think there are personal issues or character clashes and that the institution sadly is not ready for a modern woman image of the 21st century, JC is very macho and is boss, he is free to put the CP couple into the place he thinks is right for the institution. Its not a new problem by the way and will only increase, Charles is the extreme with over 60, still depends on Mummy and Felipe wont like being told what to do at this age either, nor does his wife. JCs agenda has returned to be very demanding these days, no sign of slowing down.

LadyFinn 04-02-2011 02:28 AM

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donnaK 04-02-2011 03:42 AM

Duke, perhaps Sofia is very into protocol , but JC isn't. You only need to look at Cristina's Cartier tiara (belongs to JC) at Victoria's wedding, it already said it all. Some royal insiders said that a certain group inside Zarzuela said Letizia was the newest, thus should be at the end of queue. Her work should not overlapped with the Queen or the infantas. This was also in the book of 'The Prince and Princess: Prepared to Rule', written by journalists Carmen Enriquez and Emilio Oliva. Zarzuela is like a corporation, when the work load of the infantas were reduced, it not only affected themselves, also people who worked for them.
The budget is not only for personal spending money, money is needed to organize acts, security needs money, thus the SRF can't have as many acts as they want. On the persoanl money, Felipe's grandparents were in exile, except for some jewels, I don't think he inherited any substantial cash or property from them.
Personality differences wouldn't matter that much (they don't live together, only see each other once a while) if not for the conflicts of interests among the sisters-in-law. I don't think it's a matter of not wanting an image of 21st century modern woman in Zarzuela, Sofia isn't one, but she is busy working. Letizia wanted to work like her mom-in-law, she didn't even get it the first few years. Now I think the working problem has been solved with Cristina gone, Elena the least ambitious in the family not care much of her role. The broken relation (ex. Cristina and Letizia) could be repaired, but hard to be the same as the beginning.

madeleine victoria 04-02-2011 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by jjkg (Post 1223385)
Duke, the issue is not just with your perception of her being "bossy", and hence unsuitable as a future queen. You have expressed similar opinion about her parenting skills also. She cannot be a good parent because "she is ambitious, she was career oriented, does not want more children/cannot have more children etc".
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post1175478


I totally get your dislike of her. You have been extremely consistent in your dislike of her and her family. But what gets some of us hot and bothered under the collar is scanty reading of known facts into something else - whether it is Leti's character, her mothering skills, her sisters taking advantage or not of her position.:flowers::flowers:

Also, based upon the abundance of recent pics with King looking fondly at Letizia, or warmly talking with her like during the recent Charles&Camilla visit, can we put to rest the meme that the King dislikes her and does not care if monarchy survives past him because Letizia would make such a dreadful queen??

Completely agree with you. Very well said.

lula 04-07-2011 03:47 PM

Prince and Princess of Asturias, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia, will preside the Spanish delegation thet will attend on May 1st at the Vatican the beatification of Pope John Paul II confirmed to Efe Spanish diplomatic sources.

Los prncipes de Asturias representarn a Espaa en beatificacin de Wojtyla - ABC.es - Noticias Agencias

julia garcia roch 04-07-2011 10:19 PM

Finally... thank you it is so abvious that everything the Princess of Asturias does it to be taken in a negative way. I loved Letizia and Felipe and I think Spaniards have to be proud how well they are represented by this young couple :)

monic 04-08-2011 03:55 AM

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Originally Posted by julia garcia roch (Post 1228872)
Finally... thank you it is so abvious that everything the Princess of Asturias does it to be taken in a negative way. I loved Letizia and Felipe and I think Spaniards have to be proud how well they are represented by this young couple :)

Well said! :flowers:
I'm looking forward to seeing Letizia and Felipe during the beatification!

Roxsteve 04-08-2011 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjkg (Post 1223385)
Duke, the issue is not just with your perception of her being "bossy", and hence unsuitable as a future queen. You have expressed similar opinion about her parenting skills also. She cannot be a good parent because "she is ambitious, she was career oriented, does not want more children/cannot have more children etc".
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post1175478


I totally get your dislike of her. You have been extremely consistent in your dislike of her and her family. But what gets some of us hot and bothered under the collar is scanty reading of known facts into something else - whether it is Leti's character, her mothering skills, her sisters taking advantage or not of her position.:flowers::flowers:

Also, based upon the abundance of recent pics with King looking fondly at Letizia, or warmly talking with her like during the recent Charles&Camilla visit, can we put to rest the meme that the King dislikes her and does not care if monarchy survives past him because Letizia would make such a dreadful queen??


Why is it so bad to post a negative comment about Letizia? This forum would be very boring if all we did was agree on everything. The king has to "look" pleasant whether he likes her or not. I think we need to understand that not all of us have the same view points. Being bossy is just her personality; mothering skills: we see that she is a perfectionist with the girls and very protective, not bad, not good, it's just how she is. Her family taking advantage of her position? Not good not bad, but we don't have to agree.

black 04-08-2011 07:12 PM

but as you read teh read post, you will see that JJKG is not complaining about what anyone feels or doesnt feel about letizia. just the constant mis-information and mis-interpretation of 'facts' that is used to justify themselves. when the funny thing is, our feelings in this matter doesn't recquire justification itself.
it would be a very boring forum if each of us just kept talking past everyone. to me anyway, its fun when there is a bit of an exchange and debate.

LadyFinn 04-09-2011 02:41 AM

St. James Palace confirmed on Friday, that only king Juan Carlos and queen Sofia were invited to the wedding of prince Willian and Catherine Middleton. The official said that “You would need to check with the Spanish royal household as to who they have opted to attend,”
That night, however, a nervous courtier suggested that Charles had asked for Felipe and Letizia to be added to the guest list.
Royal wedding: Inquisition over Prince William's 'snub' to Crown Prince Felipe of Spain - Telegraph
And yesterday Zarzuela confirmed that the queen and the princes will attend the wedding.

lula 04-09-2011 03:36 AM

Prince and Princess of Asturias will attend the beatification of John Paul II

http://www.romereports.com/palio/Prince-and-Princess-of-Asturias-will-attend-the-beatification-of-John-Paul-II-english-3845.html

Duke of Marmalade 04-09-2011 03:54 AM

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Originally Posted by black (Post 1229310)
but as you read teh read post, you will see that JJKG is not complaining about what anyone feels or doesnt feel about letizia. just the constant mis-information and mis-interpretation of 'facts' that is used to justify themselves.

what is your very own interpretation...
the so called "mis-information" or "mis-interpretation" is highly subjective and goes both ways since every poster will and has the right to draw own conclusion from pictures or footage or articles which is fine and there is no need to tell somebody what - supposedly - is right or what is wrong :smile:

madeleine victoria 04-09-2011 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1229389)
And yesterday Zarzuela confirmed that the queen and the princes will attend the wedding.

Good to know because I want to see Letizia in a new dress although that's very unlikely she would buy a new one.

Duke of Marmalade 04-09-2011 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1229389)
St. James Palace confirmed on Friday, that only king Juan Carlos and queen Sofia were invited to the wedding of prince Willian and Catherine Middleton. The official said that “You would need to check with the Spanish royal household as to who they have opted to attend,”
That night, however, a nervous courtier suggested that Charles had asked for Felipe and Letizia to be added to the guest list.
Royal wedding: Inquisition over Prince William's 'snub' to Crown Prince Felipe of Spain - Telegraph
And yesterday Zarzuela confirmed that the queen and the princes will attend the wedding.

Very strange that Charles has to intervene to get somebody on the guest list who wasnt invited in the first place - Williams wedding has been planned for months and certainly QEII and Charles oversaw the invites together with the protocol department. If Charles is so close to the SRF and has a good rapport to the CP couple in particular why didnt he make sure from the beginning that they got their invitation?
IMO its highly embarrassing for both courts that this came to light, looks like Charles felt obliged to extend the invitation after the CP couple played hosts for him and Camilla.

Whatever, I never thought that JC would attend this wedding despite being invited, he doesnt attend weddings of heirs to the throne, why this one? And Sofia would never attend on her own, therefore the CP couple attending alongside Sofia is a logical choice.

Latin American Herald Tribune - Spain’s Queen, Crown Prince, to Attend British Royal Wedding

An Ard Ri 04-09-2011 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by monic (Post 1228938)
Well said! :flowers:
I'm looking forward to seeing Letizia and Felipe during the beatification!


Me too,I wonder will Letizia wear a Mantilla?

lula 04-09-2011 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1229496)
Very strange that Charles has to intervene to get somebody on the guest list who wasnt invited in the first place - Williams wedding has been planned for months and certainly QEII and Charles oversaw the invites together with the protocol department. If Charles is so close to the SRF and has a good rapport to the CP couple in particular why didnt he make sure from the beginning that they got their invitation?
IMO its highly embarrassing for both courts that this came to light, looks like Charles felt obliged to extend the invitation after the CP couple played hosts for him and Camilla.

Whatever, I never thought that JC would attend this wedding despite being invited, he doesnt attend weddings of heirs to the throne, why this one? And Sofia would never attend on her own, therefore the CP couple attending alongside Sofia is a logical choice.

Latin American Herald Tribune - Spain’s Queen, Crown Prince, to Attend British Royal Wedding

I believe that the news has bad intention, he starts by speaking about Gibraltar, so it seems that it is more a way of looking for a reason to criticize the Prince of Asturias. The King and the Queen did not go to the wedding of the prince Charles and Diana, and did not suffer any type of trauma.;) The Spanish press says for weeks that the Prince and the Princess of Asturias will attend, the doubt was if someone more would go.

Duke of Marmalade 04-09-2011 04:09 PM

In the media it has been said that the monarch couples of each monarchy were invited what is conform to protocol, with leaving it to each royal house who they would send. In Spain its well known that Sofia usually attends with F&L, and with other houses sending only one person or none at all (eg Japan), there is enough space to fit people in.

In general I believe that William and Kate are not close to any of the CP couples or monarch couples attending therefore they left it to protocol. William is never seen mingling with his almost-peers, its rather the Wessex' couple, or showing remote interest in royal gatherings. All he is probably really interested in is that his favourite BRF family members and his personal friends attend and he couldnt care less about who will show up from Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands etc etc.

I dont believe that F&L will enjoy going, they go because the SRF were invited and it has become tradition that JC doesnt go, they dont go because they really want to be there, Letizia usually looks stiff & uncomfortable at social gatherings eg the Swedish wedding, Felipe is no public party animal either plus Sofia jr. is having her 4th birthday without her parents who in addition will have to leave to Vatican on the Sunday, a busy schedule.

lula 04-09-2011 04:40 PM

Duke,Princess Letizia was perfectly comfortable during the visit of the Prince Charles and Camilla, and in the Swedish wedding she seemed to be a bit serious in some moments, but also we saw her in animated conversation with princesses Mathilde or Noor.

The Prince and the Princess have begun a very interesting international activity, and probably this wedding is not the more important or interesting thing that they are going to do.

First British official visit with them as hosts. Next week the official visit to Israel, a historical visit to Palestine and a visit to Jordan. After Sunday Easter the visit of the Emir of Qatar and his wife, the British wedding and the beatification of John Paul II.

Monna 04-09-2011 05:06 PM

I don`t care if they were invited right at the beginning or later, important is that they are going to attend. The recent visit of Charles and Camilla showed that the families have friendly relations, so I`m not surprised that Charles - or the BRF in general - wants the Princes at the wedding and that the Princes accepted.

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Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1229591)
I dont believe that F&L will enjoy going

I seriously doubt that you know what the Princes do and don`t enjoy :whistling:

Roxsteve 04-12-2011 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1229407)
what is your very own interpretation...
the so called "mis-information" or "mis-interpretation" is highly subjective and goes both ways since every poster will and has the right to draw own conclusion from pictures or footage or articles which is fine and there is no need to tell somebody what - supposedly - is right or what is wrong :smile:

Amen, Duke!

LadyFinn 04-19-2011 12:28 AM

According to this, Felipe, Letizia and the girls with Paloma Rocasolano are in Rome:
Vanitatis - Las vacaciones en Roma de los Príncipes

lula 04-22-2011 04:48 AM

Prince and Princess of Asturias will inaugurate in Oviedo next June 3 the XVI Forum Spain - United States

Los Príncipes de Asturias inaugurarán en Oviedo el XVI Foro España-Estados Unidos - La Nueva España - Diario Independiente de Asturias

King of the Jungle 04-25-2011 07:02 PM

Does any one know the protocol of entertaining a Sheikh?
Would it be offensive to host a dinner while wearing a shoulderless evening gown where a Sheikh and Sheikha were attending as special guests?

The Sheikhs and Sheikhas are covered from head to toe.
Is the host at liberty to wear whatever they would normally wear,
given that it is a dinner in their own country?
Or is it polite to dress in a way where the guests feel comfortable?
What would the visitors normally expect? Does any one know?

This question is influenced by the recent pictures of visit of a Sheikh and Sheikha to Spain. The Spanish royal family, I see, are dressed modestly
- except for Letizia - in a gorgeous shoulderless navy gown.

LadyFinn 04-26-2011 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by King of the Jungle (Post 1238725)
Does any one know the protocol of entertaining a Sheikh?
Would it be offensive to host a dinner while wearing a shoulderless evening gown where a Sheikh and Sheikha were attending as special guests?

The Sheikhs and Sheikhas are covered from head to toe.
Is the host at liberty to wear whatever they would normally wear,
given that it is a dinner in their own country?
Or is it polite to dress in a way where the guests feel comfortable?
What would the visitors normally expect? Does any one know?

This question is influenced by the recent pictures of visit of a Sheikh and Sheikha to Spain. The Spanish royal family, I see, are dressed modestly
- except for Letizia - in a gorgeous shoulderless navy gown.

Carla Bruni had this dress at the state visit of the emir to France:
mujerhoy

Charlotte_Aster 04-26-2011 02:39 PM

For the people with german TV:
on sunday there is the TV Film about Felipe and Letizia
ZDF-Sonntagsfilm - ZDF.de

asturiana 04-27-2011 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Charlotte_Aster (Post 1239412)
For the people with german TV:
on sunday there is the TV Film about Felipe and Letizia
ZDF-Sonntagsfilm - ZDF.de

Thank you :flowers:.

An Ard Ri 04-30-2011 04:17 PM

I wonder have the Prince & Princess arrived in Rome?

LadyFinn 05-01-2011 03:50 AM

You can watch the ceremony from Vatican live here:
John Paul II | View Xt3


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