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Old 05-19-2004, 04:23 PM
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Originally posted by Bubbette+May 19th, 2004 - 1:17 pm--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Bubbette @ May 19th, 2004 - 1:17 pm)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Lyonnaise@May 19th, 2004 - 11:51 am
Spain&#39;s Queen Sofia greets a soldier as she walks from La Almudena Cathedral to the Royal Palace in the center of Madrid Wednesday May 19, 2004. The Queen is personally overseeing preparations for Saturday&#39;s royal wedding at the cathedral between Crown Prince Felipe and Letizia Ortiz.

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I&#39;d bet a lot of money that it&#39;s the Queen&#33;&#33; She&#39;s probably heard all the things that people are saying about Letizia and figures that if she plans the wedding people can&#39;t complain and blame Letizia. Or she just likes to be very hands-on. Either way, I&#39;m sure it&#39;ll be great.
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Old 05-20-2004, 12:01 PM
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some neat links I found:
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- click on the sash.

http://www.informativos.telecinco.es/dn_8237.htm
- click on "Vers Video".
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Old 05-20-2004, 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by rarotonga@May 15th, 2004 - 9:00 pm
Could it be also that since she has shorter legs than Felipe, her stride are naturally shorter such that a step for him would take her 2 steps.
I know I&#39;m always trailing behind my love because I&#39;m smaller & he takes longer strides.
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Felipe & Letizia

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Old 05-21-2004, 07:33 AM
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Spanish Crown Prince Felipe and his fiancee Letizia Ortiz pose after arriving for a private lunch with Spain&#39;s Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zaparero, his wife Sonsoles Espinosa and the Spanish cabinet at Madrid&#39;s Moncloa palace May 17, 2004.
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Spain&#39;s Crown Prince Felipe and fiancee and future princess Letizia Ortiz leave Madrid&#39;s Almudena Cathedral after a general rehearsal of their royal wedding May 20, 2004.

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05/17/2004. Prince Felipe and Letizia Ortiz attended the lunch organized by Spanish President

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did she take part in many events durings this period?
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I will put here the official acts where Felipe and Letizia were present before the wedding.

2003:
November 1:
-Casa Real announces the engagement

November 3:
- First appearance of the couple at the grounds of the Prince's house.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tw6brU3ud...mpromiso-a.jpg

November 6:
-"Pedida de mano".
-Press conference on the occasion of the engagement
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bNbAf6x4i...etizia-001.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XJCrJjbHV...600/101428.jpg

December 6:
-25th anniversary of the Constitution at the Congress.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nbFmpKXGk.../DP.2288hd.jpg

-Concert on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Constitution at the Royal Palace.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rSRXbvNI_...600/2377-a.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZsH39tRkW...cbd5f3c609.jpg

2004:
January 30:
-Visit to Covadonga (Asturias) on Prince Felipe's 36th birthday.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-svIbNAoyL...-1500x1179.jpg

March 11:
-Letizia visits with Felipe and Queen Sofia some of the injured at the March 11 Madrid bombings at three different hospitals.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZrWD5f5Wv...25281%2529.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qYGzlNo9H...04-03-11-a.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lyv6rhZTr...25281%2529.jpg

March 23:
-State Funeral for the victims of the March 11 bombings at the Almudena Cathedral.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lf2n7JFFG...ctimas-11m.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gkKrmLlQ3...efe01e5599.jpg

April 11:
-Easter Mass in Palma de Mallorca.
https://c026204.cdn.sapo.io/1/c02620...al.jpg?size=xl

May 10:
-Visit to Madrid City Hall.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-z3T9Uzd3n...letizia1-a.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_PtzDtfq8...letizia3-a.jpg

-Concert of Nacho Cano's new symphony composed for the couple, the Mayor's wedding present.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OEf3bhzQM...canodentro.jpg

May 11:
-Visit to Atocha Train Station (site of the March 11 bombings).
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ztsIVbA6I...-atocha-2a.jpg

-Visit to a public school near Atocha.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SOyW3A1Xk...colegio-3a.jpg

May 12:
-Lunch offered by the Regional Government of Madrid.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zepXw9yCz..._ppe_cam2a.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rnyyUc5Bw...-ppe-cam4a.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XHqwFgQZU...HQ/s1600/1.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HjXjuJYJN...HQ/s1600/2.jpg

-San Isidro bullfight with the president of the regional government.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1bZ4jqkOb...pe-toros1a.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ge9d8BWYO...pe-toros2a.jpg

May 13:
-Pre-wedding dinner of Frederik of Denmark and Mary Donaldson.
https://c026204.cdn.sapo.io/1/c02620...t8.jpg?size=xl

May 14:
-Wedding of Frederik of Denmark and Mary Donaldson.
https://c026204.cdn.sapo.io/1/c02620...Zl.jpg?size=xl

https://c026204.cdn.sapo.io/1/c02620...sl.jpg?size=xl
May 17:
-Lunch with the President of the Government at Moncloa Palace.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yGv0oeORk...2639835f56.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eR4eyOhy-...42225beb52.jpg

May 21:
-Pre-wedding dinner at El Pardo Palace.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fOzon31O3...600/212521.jpg
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Other events before the wedding:
2003:
November 3, 2003: Letizia Ortiz went back to her house at the neighbourhood of Valdebernardo two days after the announcement of her official engagement to Prince Felipe.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P3Q8B1Mw7...6vpo1_400.jpeg

Mstislav Rostropovich concert in honor of Queen Sofia's birthday.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-00wd2WsjS...1581133648.jpg

Spending the weekend in London
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--0zK-RlyV...Gromance16.jpg

Visiting Letizia's grandparents in Asturias.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qhHMVPQZR...letizia2-a.jpg

December 18, 2003: Felipe and Letizia went Christmas shopping in Madrid.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2fYBrg5Lb...311415ea38.jpg

2004:
January 22, 2004: Felipe and Letizia went out to the movies to watch ‘Goodbye Lenin’ in Madrid.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lm3TD0EFa...g6vpo4_400.jpg

January 23, 2004: Felipe and Letizia paid a private visit to the retrospective of French Impresionist painter Edouard Manet at El Prado Museum in Madrid.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GVc-z6d1B...c78a7ee95b.jpg

January 28, 2004: Felipe and Letizia, together with Queen Sofia, attend a new production of Tosca, in Madrid.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MZY2OxkiI...0a1887d3c5.jpg
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It all seems do very long ago...almost a lifetime- instead of a mere 16 years.
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It was at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and Mary Donaldson that I first took notice of Letizia up until then I had no idea Felipe was even engaged.
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