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Old 11-21-2014, 04:00 AM
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I would expect the Dowager Queen Sofia to go to the funeral. Hopefully several of the SRF will go to honor/celebrate her interesting life .
Last time I checked, King Juan Carlos is alive. Even though the King abdicated, they both kept their titles
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:06 AM
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does anyone know why the SRF wouldn't attend? elena is not even a member of the SRF any longer.
I'm just guessing here but I would presume that Elena is going as a representative of the family. It is not going to be a state funeral. Perhaps the King and Queen of Spain are similar to their British counterparts in the regard that Queen Elizabeth does not attend funerals (save for members of her own family) but sends a representative.
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:18 AM
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The family have always been loyal to the monarchy, I don't want to sound disrespectful but I think I think the Duchess deserves better than Elena when it comes to her funeral.
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:43 AM
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The family have always been loyal to the monarchy, I don't want to sound disrespectful but I think I think the Duchess deserves better than Elena when it comes to her funeral.
I agree with you, I was expecting at least Queen Sofia to attend. Yesterday she was still in Greece, opening a El Greco exhibition in Athens, I saw her very closely, but she has pleinty of time to reach Seville this morning.

I have always herad that the KJC & QS were very close to the Alba family, and that during the Franco years the Alba family was very supporting to the then young Prince JC and his family. So IMO both JC & S should attend, more that the now King which belongs to another generation.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:39 AM
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does anyone know why the SRF wouldn't attend? elena is not even a member of the SRF any longer.
I'm guessing that Queen Sofia will be attending the Nuevo Futuro with Infanta Pilar in Madrid and that can't be changed.The King has official acts and Queen Letizia will be just back from her visit to Rome.

I'm not sure if King Juan Carlos was close to the Alba family,I know his wife and sisters were.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:46 AM
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Nuevo Futuro is quite unimportant compared to the event of the funeral. In some years Sofia hasnt attened Nuevo Futuro at all, and she can go whenever she wants, its not an event on a specific day.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:46 AM
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I would expect the Dowager Queen Sofia to go to the funeral. Hopefully several of the SRF will go to honor/celebrate her interesting life .
Sorry, why "dowager" queen Sofia?
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:58 AM
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Is it any live coverage link? It should start now, I read 12.00 hrs.
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Nuevo Futuro is quite unimportant compared to the event of the funeral. In some years Sofia hasnt attened Nuevo Futuro at all, and she can go whenever she wants, its not an event on a specific day.
Personally I'd like to have seen Queen Sofia at the funeral and maybe with the Infantas Elena, Pilar and Margarita as they were all close to late Duchess of Alba.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:14 AM
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The funeral on line

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Old 11-21-2014, 06:24 AM
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Nice photo of the Infanta Elena,Duchess of Lugo and The late Duchess of Alba taken in October 2013.

La Infanta Elena saludando a la Duquesa de Alba en un torneo hípico en Sevilla: Fotos en Bekia
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:07 AM
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Funeral Mass at Seville Cathedral

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Who are the gentleman and lady sitting on the right side of the late Duchess Husband ?
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Who are the gentleman and lady sitting on the right side of the late Duchess Husband ?
I thought the first son of the actual Duke of Alba (Ducessa's first son) and maybe the ex-wife of the Duke (mum of the new hereditary Duke of Alba), but I might ber wrong, but this is the logical order.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:01 AM
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Who are the gentleman and lady sitting on the right side of the late Duchess Husband ?
The Duke of Noto and Cristina de Borbón -Dos Sicilias, children of Infanta Carlos de Borbón-Dos Sicilias.

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Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Asistencia de Su Alteza Real la Infanta Doña Elena al funeral por Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, duquesa de Alba de Tormes

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Los nietos entran en la catedral con el féretro de su abuela |*Emotivo funeral de la duquesa de Alba en la Catedral de Sevilla
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The Duchess announced just before she married that her husband would receive none of her estate. Her will was shown and her estate was divided between her six children.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:32 AM
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Thanks Lula, I thought it was the daughter of Anne de France .
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Looks like there were large crowds to bid farewell to the late Duchess in Seville today.
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does anyone know why the SRF wouldn't attend? elena is not even a member of the SRF any longer.
The TRF members from Spain may provide a better explanation. I am not surprised that the members of the Royal family chose not to attend.
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For me it's strange that high members of SRF didn't attend the funeral.

In fact, maybe their relations with Duchess of Alba were rather distant.
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