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I did not know that Queen Letizia had been confirmed before the wedding. Did news come out at the time about that?
It is news to me but I am not surprised as it was known that she wasn't a practicing Roman Catholic.

The reason that she was able to marry Felipe was even that she wasn't RC 'enough' to have had a religious first marriage (not even for cultural reasons) but only had had a civil one. Had she been a devout RC, she would surely have had a religious wedding the first time and would have had a lot of trouble marrying Felipe than she had now she wasn't. It's rather weird how the church prefers/red a non-religious divorced bride over a religious divorced bride (in general, and also for Spain's future king; making this non-religious bride one of the very few 'Catholic monarchs' with the privilege du blanc about a decade later).

N.B. Something similar happened to both Catherine and Meghan who were confirmed just before they got married, so we can safely assume that the main reason for their confirmations was their marriage into the royal family.
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It is not uncommon from what I recall (I am around the same age as Letizia) that everybody had their communion, a big event with family etc with a yearlong preparation but then was less enthusiastic about the confirmation a few years later. I was confirmed but it was more or less a normal day, no celebration etc and some of my classmates didn't even do it. I grew up a catholic but I confirmation wasn't considered that important in my environment.
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Lets keep this thread on topic ie The Confirmation of HRH The Princess of Asturias
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More photos can be found here:


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** gettyimages gallery: ESP: Princess Leonor Receives The Sacrament Of Confirmation **
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Here are a few more photos from the Confirmation.

So strange not to see Queen Sofia in the line up.
https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...-2021%20Madrid
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Princess Leonor arrived alongside her family for her confirmation

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...on-Madrid.html

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That makes sense with the king as her Confirmation Sponsor seeing as he was present.
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I love the blue dress on Leonor- they all look very nice and I like that Dad coordinated his tie with his daughter’s dress.
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Just the family and her Father as Godfather for the day is perfect to me.
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I did not know that Queen Letizia had been confirmed before the wedding. Did news come out at the time about that?

Yes, I don't remember if it was the prince himself who said it or the royal house.

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It is not uncommon from what I recall (I am around the same age as Letizia) that everybody had their communion, a big event with family etc with a yearlong preparation but then was less enthusiastic about the confirmation a few years later. I was confirmed but it was more or less a normal day, no celebration etc and some of my classmates didn't even do it. I grew up a catholic but I confirmation wasn't considered that important in my environment.
I share your words exactly.
I have already said it repeatedly: confirmation is an act of "daily" that is given the relevance it has but without parties or anything like that.

Leonor and Sofía are getting taller and more beautiful every day. Seeing Leonor today is like seeing the perfect princess: discreet, smiling, simple and excited. It's wonderful that there are still princesses that look like princesses
Perhaps at Sofia's Confirmation, her mother will be her godmother.
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Lovely girls as usual. I do believe letitzia chose her dull outfit to let her daughter shine.
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The king and queen together with their daughters, celebrated the Confirmation of Princess Leonor in a seafood restaurant on the outskirts of Madrid

https://www.hola.com/realeza/casa_es...e-celebracion/

This is what I was telling you the other day. An informal lunch away from home is a very common way to celebrate something like this.

Can you put a link to an instagram where you can see the video? If not, I ask the forum moderation to delete it

https://www.instagram.com/p/CPi40Vfq..._web_copy_link
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What wonderful images of the King and Queen of Spain with their daughters. I think the four are a close-knit family.
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What wonderful images of the King and Queen of Spain with their daughters. I think the four are a close-knit family.

I love the close embrace between Leonor and her mother: flores:
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I love the blue dress on Leonor- they all look very nice and I like that Dad coordinated his tie with his daughter’s dress.
I agree and he seems very attentive to her. So sweet:)
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Lovely photos of the Princess with her family on such an important day.
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What wonderful images of the King and Queen of Spain with their daughters. I think the four are a close-knit family.

They are indeed a close-knit nuclear family, but, unlike what happened when Juan Carlos was king and before the Iñaki affair, the girls are now estranged from their cousins and their extended family.

I miss the photos of Juan Carlos and Sofia's grandchildren together on summer vacation for example.

It is also odd that Queen Sofia didn't attend the confirmation. Is it related to Covid restrictions?
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They are indeed a close-knit nuclear family, but, unlike what happened when Juan Carlos was king and before the Iñaki affair, the girls are now estranged from their cousins and their extended family.

I miss the photos of Juan Carlos and Sofia's grandchildren together on summer vacation for example.

It is also odd that Queen Sofia didn't attend the confirmation. Is it related to Covid restrictions?
Queen Sofia did not attend the confirmation because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Leonor and Sofia have not appeared publicly with their cousins because there have been no events where they all went.
But I believe that Leonor and Sofia are still close to their cousins and are in private, despite family differences.
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