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meac 06-05-2005 01:47 PM

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Elsa M. 06-05-2005 01:51 PM

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Another article from Elmundo, saying basically the same things:

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundo/2005/0...117965956.html

Iñaki toasts to the birth of his daughter:

Elsa M. 06-05-2005 02:17 PM

http://www.abc.es/abc/pg050605/actua...ne_infanta.asp

The godparents of little Irene will be Rosario Nadal ("great friend" of the family and wife of Prince Kyril of Bulgaria) and Perico Lopez Quesada (husband of Cristina de Borbón Dos Sicilias).
The father was present, once again, at the birth and he could cut the umbilical cord, before Garcia Valdecasas put the girl in the arms of the mother. Urdangarín justified the name of the baby “for its meaning", since it means 'peace' in Greek, and "for the beauty of the name itself", in addition to the fact that it is the name of the maternal aunt of the infanta. He added that it was the name that we wanted to give "if God would ever give us a girl".

The Duke of Palm said that the infant is "phenomenally", although with "the normal effects of a postchildbirth", but with the "highest spitits". The father of new born commented that in the begining he thought that the baby ressembled his son Pablo ("blond and with round face"), although "she has a little of the three" brothers. He explained that they have not wanted to know the sex of the baby, until it was born, like with the previous babies, and that they would feel as much "immensely happy", whether it was a boy or a girl.

Besides, Urdangarín explained that he sent a message with the news of the birth to the Princes of Asturias, because at the moment they are in Japan. Infanta Elena arrived at the Teknon clinic two hours after her sister gave birth. Finally, Iñaki Urdangarín thanked "God for the luck of having such a wonderful family" and also thanked for the work of the medical team.

Elsa M. 06-05-2005 02:23 PM

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Photos of Iñaki at the press conference and Elena arriving at the hospital.

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Alexandria 06-05-2005 02:26 PM

Thanks Elsa for this article. :)

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Originally Posted by Elsa M.
http://www.abc.es/abc/pg050605/actua...ne_infanta.asp

The godparents of little Irene will be Rosario Nadal ("great friend" of the family and wife of Prince Kyril of Bulgaria) and Perico Lopez Quesada (husband of Cristina de Borbón Dos Sicilias).

Interesting that the godparents have been announced within hours of the baby being born and the baby being given a name. This doesn't usually happen in other royal families. I wonder why none of Inaki's siblings or cousins were chosen as a godparent?

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Originally Posted by Elsa M.
Urdangarín justified the name of the baby “for its meaning", since it means 'peace' in Greek, and "for the beauty of the name itself", in addition to the fact that it is the name of the maternal aunt of the infanta. He added that it was the name that we wanted to give "if God would ever give us a girl".



What a nice sentiment about the name. Princess Irene must be very happy with her namesake. I hope we will see her visiting Cristina and baby Irene soon, too. And very nice that both Elena and Cristina have honoured their Greek heritage in naming their daughters -- Victoria Frederika for her maternal great grandmother and now Irene for her maternal great aunt. (If Alexia doesn't have another girl, she could hand down Arrietta and Ana Maria's clothes to Irene!)

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Originally Posted by Elsa M.
Finally, Iñaki Urdangarín thanked "God for the luck of having such a wonderful family" and also thanked for the work of the medical team.

Inaki seems like such a thoughtful and appreciative man. What a nice way to express his love for his family.

meac 06-05-2005 02:31 PM

Is Pedro or Perico Lopez Quezada?

Gabriella 06-05-2005 02:35 PM

Pretty name, I like it. I also really like the meaning, it's beautiful. Good choice I say!

elenaris 06-05-2005 02:36 PM

What a lovely name!!!
 
Her " madrina" (godmother) will be Rosario Nadal, wilfe of the prince of Yugoslavia.

I really love the name Irene, like her great-aunt!

http://www.hola.com/abonados/casasre...tina/?auth=yes

Mandy 06-05-2005 02:36 PM

Congratulations to Cristina and Inaki. Can't wait to see pics of the little one and I'm sure that she will be as beautiful as Cristina.

Elsa M. 06-05-2005 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by elenaris
Her " madrina" (godmother) will be Rosario Nadal, wilfe of the prince of Yugoslavia.

No, Rosario is the wife of Prince Kyril of Bulgaria.

bubbles 06-05-2005 02:42 PM

What wonderful news!! congratulations to the couple and the rest of the SRF:)

elenaris 06-05-2005 02:42 PM

Oups§§§
 
You're absolutely right, Elsa, my mistake!!!!
:)



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No, Rosario is the wife of Prince Kyril of Bulgaria.


Elsa M. 06-05-2005 02:42 PM

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Queen Sofia arriving at the hospital.

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meac 06-05-2005 02:44 PM

the queen is in the tecknon

Ianna 06-05-2005 02:47 PM

Congratulations to the family!! And the warmest welcome to little Irene!:) :)(Great name they chose..:)

Can't wait to see the photos of baby and family..

Mascha 06-05-2005 02:48 PM

Gosh I'm so happy for them both!!!:D :D Four healthy children and finally a girl, they are so blessed!!

Elsa M. 06-05-2005 03:19 PM

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Queen Sofia, Inaki and his three sons, Miguel, Pablo and Juan, leave Hospital Teknon in Barcelona, after visiting their little sister.

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Meg 06-05-2005 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by meac
Is Pedro or Perico Lopez Quezada?

In Spain a man named Pedro can be familiarly known as Perico

elenaris 06-05-2005 03:23 PM

They are so cute!

I'm trying to imagine their little sister. She will certainly have the same eyes...

sara1981 06-05-2005 03:24 PM

im happy for Cristina have baby girls FINALLY! but she still longtime waiting for girls because of 3 boys! but im glad she got it!

and HM Queen Sofia really loving Grandmother to hold her new granddaughter i cant wait see her and new baby!

Sara Boyce


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