Originally Posted by carlota
i once heard that sofia told some air hostess who referred to the infantas (in that time little girls) as "guapas" (meaning "cute, beautiful", informal way of addressing children in a friendly manner) saying that "they are not guapas, they are HRH the infantas". i don't know how true it is, but it came to my mind when i read the comment of what sofia told dom pedro
In the unlikely event that this story is true, I think it's just a misunderstanding and an excuse for malicious people to talk dirty about the Queen.
I believe that the scene you describe above evolved as a urban myth because when royals talk about their fellows they refer to them according to their title and rank, so if someone asked the Queen about her daughters she must have simply said "the Infantas are fine", but as I said, this is a common practice... I've never heard the King referring to the Queen as "Sofia", he will always refer to her as "the Queen", and this may be considered by some as snobbish