The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1301  
Old 04-07-2018, 06:27 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,750
Quote:
Originally Posted by Muhler View Post
Well, to me it looked like at fair attempt at improving their image and to do so in as "natural" way as possible.
King Felipe drove the car himself, so it was "natural" for Queen Letizia" to open the door for Queen Sofia.

We can discuss whether they were smiling too much to each other for it to look convincing let alone natural, but at least it's an attempt to do something. And they didn't fight this time, so that's an improvement...
It does show that they have noticed that the cathedral-incident was disastrous and that they intend to do something about it.

More like this, please.

What's the reaction on the street?
What do people on the street believe the SRF should do to address their poor image? - Serious suggestions that is. Not sending Queen Letizia to Timbuktu without a return address... That option is of course out of the question.
I think they needed to appear in public together fairly quickly, even though they knew it would be seen by many as fake and/or an obvious attempt to tamp down the criticism of Letizia. From here on in, though, I don’t think there’s anything specific they can do. If they were scheduled to appear at an event as a family then do so, but I wouldn’t start adding a bunch of extra things or people will start to feel condescended to and get upset about THAT.

The damage is done. The focus at this point should be on at least not making things worse. To that end I hope they’ve ALL told their friends and family not to comment on the incident, ever. Not now and not down the road whenever something happens that gives the media the opportunity to bring it up again, (and again and again). Tweets, media interviews, off the cuff remarks - they all just fan the flames.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #1302  
Old 04-07-2018, 07:20 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,537
And the Academy Award for best acting goes to..........
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #1303  
Old 04-07-2018, 07:25 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: *******, Canada
Posts: 8,909
I’m sure there’s many people in Spain who can relate. Who hasn’t had ‘issues’ with their mother in law.

If anything this has probably endeared Letizia to the Spanish people. They’re just like the rest of us.
Reply With Quote
  #1304  
Old 04-07-2018, 07:56 PM
MARG's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Posts: 9,750
Are you kidding! I had three elder sisters who each had a "mother-in-law" and the dynamics were so just plain horrible I always swore I would only ever marry a certified orphan!

Families are the only people that can really stir one's passions. Either love or anger, joy or sorrow. That's life.
__________________
MARG
"Words ought to be a little wild, for they are assaults of thoughts on the unthinking." - JM Keynes
Reply With Quote
  #1305  
Old 04-07-2018, 08:15 PM
Lady Nimue's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Pacific Palisades CA, United States
Posts: 4,420
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudolph View Post
I’m sure there’s many people in Spain who can relate. Who hasn’t had ‘issues’ with their mother in law.

If anything this has probably endeared Letizia to the Spanish people. They’re just like the rest of us.
And they are both clearly passionate. They flare up, and it's over (maybe, who knows)? But it's my experience that those who express themselves vividly also forget 'vividly'. It's the 'smolderers' (those who smolder ) who are the worst, carry grudges for ever and a day. Deliver us!

I have family members with whom I argue and that can ignite me (and I them). But we can also turn to guests and be a smiling and gracious twosome (I'm not talking about my husband ) spreading peace and light. Doesn't anyone else have this kind of dynamic with anyone in their family, or with a colleague?

I particularly liked the video that showed the two women behind Felipe after their visit when Felipe was answering the questions of the press. They 'maintained' very well. Oh my lord, it is so funny! Does no one get how funny this is? Indulging in such agonized feelings regarding people one does not know (royal family or not) just cannot be good for the digestion and one's quality of life overall.

[BTW it's the holding of grudges that would adversely affect the children imo, and from what I see those children are totally okay so they likely experience a very organic/healthy expression of emotions with follow through to resolution. JMO.]

Take the 'PR' for the gesture it is and move on. They are handling it, and likely had many glasses of wine to assess the situation. JMO.
__________________
Russian National Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGoNaLjQrV8
O Magnum Mysterium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWU7dyey6yo
Reply With Quote
  #1306  
Old 04-07-2018, 08:23 PM
Missy-'s Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: The Beautiful PNW, United States
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Terri Terri View Post
And the Academy Award for best acting goes to..........
...absolutely none of them!
Reply With Quote
  #1307  
Old 04-07-2018, 08:31 PM
Lady Nimue's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Pacific Palisades CA, United States
Posts: 4,420
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missy- View Post
...absolutely none of them!
All of them! Because after all, none of that is anyone's business, not so? All royalty is pretty much presenting a facade, even those who come across as genuine. One maintains until the lights go down and one is off stage. What is 'really going on' is not the property of the public. Nope.
__________________
Russian National Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGoNaLjQrV8
O Magnum Mysterium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWU7dyey6yo
Reply With Quote
  #1308  
Old 04-07-2018, 08:51 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: st. paul, United States
Posts: 1,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudolph View Post
I’m sure there’s many people in Spain who can relate. Who hasn’t had ‘issues’ with their mother in law.

If anything this has probably endeared Letizia to the Spanish people. They’re just like the rest of us.
Disagree. Maybe if Sofia was unpopular in Spain or at least less popular than Letizia. Even then Letizia would receive some blowback, though it might have died down sooner.

Imagine if Camilla publicly quarreled with her mother-in-law or father-in-law. Do you honestly believe the UK people would become endeared to Camilla because of the incident and say "Just like the rest of us! God Save Camilla!" No, it would be a sh*tstorm similar to this one.

Today's PR attempt wasn't for Sofia's benefit.
Reply With Quote
  #1309  
Old 04-07-2018, 09:13 PM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 10,486
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudolph View Post
I’m sure there’s many people in Spain who can relate. Who hasn’t had ‘issues’ with their mother in law.

If anything this has probably endeared Letizia to the Spanish people. They’re just like the rest of us.
Have you been reading ANY articles or commentary about how the Spanish public is reacting to this incident?

If you have, your post must be firmly tongue in cheek.
__________________
"Be who God intended you to be, and you will set the world on fire" St. Catherine of Siena

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice". Martin Luther King Jr. 1929-1968
Reply With Quote
  #1310  
Old 04-07-2018, 09:27 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,524
Hmmm at risk of causing uproar again...but feels it gives some more context to the whole falling out

https://www.elplural.com/sociedad/20...ia-juan-carlos
https://www.telecinco.es/elprogramad...541555067.html

This video shows the family arriving. Juan Carlos and Sofia fall behind on the way in and Felipe is seems asking Letizia and the girls to slow down but Letizia keeps pressing on leaving them behind. It certainly seems to me that Letizia had an issue already, maybe with JC and Sofia being present but that is pure speculation, and the episode with Sofia on their exit was the fall out from Letizia already being upset.

Edit - only way it wasn't acting is if their have child-locks on the back doors of the car and so Letizia had to open it for Sofia.
Reply With Quote
  #1311  
Old 04-07-2018, 09:53 PM
Lady Nimue's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Pacific Palisades CA, United States
Posts: 4,420
Quote:
Originally Posted by tommy100 View Post
This video shows the family arriving. Juan Carlos and Sofia fall behind on the way in and Felipe is seems asking Letizia and the girls to slow down but Letizia keeps pressing on leaving them behind. It certainly seems to me that Letizia had an issue already, maybe with JC and Sofia being present but that is pure speculation, and the episode with Sofia on their exit was the fall out from Letizia already being upset.
This is like a forensic trail. You make a good point: since Juan Carlos was to go into hospital maybe the couple were not expected and just showed up? So Letizia felt the space was being invaded? Who knows.

Anyway, the absolutely only reason (imo) this is an issue is because of modern technology and social media. I'm sure this kind of stuff happens all the time behind-the-scenes with lots of royal houses, it's just that there is a clearer agreement with the media and/or the involved royals are more meticulous regarding when they drop their guard. I'm actually a bit amazed/impressed with how freely the Spanish royals acted in church: that would seem to be a good thing, not so uptight maybe? Just an idea.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tommy100 View Post
Edit - only way it wasn't acting is if their have child-locks on the back doors of the car and so Letizia had to open it for Sofia.
Funny!
__________________
Russian National Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGoNaLjQrV8
O Magnum Mysterium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWU7dyey6yo
Reply With Quote
  #1312  
Old 04-07-2018, 09:54 PM
Osipi's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: On the west side of North up from Back, United States
Posts: 16,286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Terri Terri View Post
And the Academy Award for best acting goes to..........
Not sure about the best acting but I think the posters in this thread deserve the award for best script writing. This whole thing is being played out better than any popular soap opera.

"All the world's a stage,. And all the men and women merely players;. They have their exits and their entrances." - William Shakespeare.
__________________
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
Reply With Quote
  #1313  
Old 04-07-2018, 10:21 PM
Princess Larisa's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: ., Croatia
Posts: 3,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lady Nimue View Post

BTW the news seems to be that Juan Carlos is in the hospital.
Nothing bad, he had a planed knee surgery and it went fine. You might have noticed he’s been walking with a cane, apparently his mobility should increase after surgery.

King Juan Carlos has “successful surgery” on his right knee – Royal Central
Reply With Quote
  #1314  
Old 04-07-2018, 10:46 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Alexandria, United States
Posts: 423
I really think Infanta Cristina's attendance at the mass is what struck such a deep cord in Queen Letizia, her behavior is just so peculiar here, especially after watching the video of their entrance it seemed as if she was holding a grudge. But I think when Queen Sofia attempted to take the picture, it pushed Letizia over the top, whatever her reasoning, and this unfortunate incident came about because both ladies were on high alert.
Reply With Quote
  #1315  
Old 04-07-2018, 10:52 PM
Lady Nimue's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Pacific Palisades CA, United States
Posts: 4,420
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoyalHighness 2002 View Post
I really think Infanta Cristina's attendance at the mass is what struck such a deep cord in Queen Letizia, her behavior is just so peculiar here, especially after watching the video of their entrance it seemed as if she was holding a grudge. But I think when Queen Sofia attempted to take the picture, it pushed Letizia over the top, whatever her reasoning, and this unfortunate incident came about because both ladies were on high alert.
Ah, another thread woven through the mystery! Maybe unexpected? Maybe there was a row before church? Hmmm.....how would one write this play?
__________________
Russian National Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGoNaLjQrV8
O Magnum Mysterium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWU7dyey6yo
Reply With Quote
  #1316  
Old 04-07-2018, 11:01 PM
Countessmeout's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: alberta, Canada
Posts: 12,817
Quote:
Originally Posted by leidi View Post
I think you missed the point entirely.

We had all these "informal" pictures of Felipe and his sisters growing up, doing as normal as possible in the circumstances they were dealt.

We don't get them from Leonor and Sofía and Letizia ALWAYS has to be there, I can't remember the last time I saw the girls out with only their father (I do remember tons of those of Felipe and his sisters with BOTH parents growing up).

Everything around these girls is so staged, so artificial and it's not their fault, I am sure they are lovely and that given the opportunity they would shine and breathe some life into the Spanish monarchy but so far they haven't.

What's the problem on seeing them doing some "normal" activities (playing, at school, coloring, at their hobbies) every once in a while?

They won't grow up traumatized because of that and people might actually start seeing them in a better light (like it happened for a lot of us with JC & Sofía's family growing up).

Leonor should definitely be seen more with her father (sans her mother) to drive home even further the purpose of the continuity of the monarchy, together they can be an asset for it and I hope the Casa Real PR can see that.
Playing at school? Hmmm......playing by themselves and looking like loaners with no friends?? Because the parents of the other children at school may not feel so happy to have their kids played all over the media as a way to get good pr for the family. But I guess that is too much logic right??

How is what they do any different then any other royal family???? Other then the odd one like Madeleine, or the Bhutanese royals, very few ever release private photos of their kids just being kids. They actually believe in this crazy thing called their kids having privacy. People actually get up in arms when it is suggested the Cambridges need to release more photos.

Oh yes, Leonor is never seen with her father. People really will forget she is the heir. I mean when was the last time they were in the same room???? It was so many years ago we could soon forget she is his heir. I mean when he presented her with her order recently, yikes that itsnt a rememberance at all. How will people ever recall?

Best not let the royal concubine be in any photos. People will forget that Leonor is the future queen, as her mother is not queen, she is simply 'Felipe's spouse'. Cant remind people that Leonor's mother is not the queen consort, she is simply a 'spouse'.


FYI if you cant find photos of Leonor with her dad, you didn't try hard. Google

football game
https://ca.hellomagazine.com/royalty...onor-football/

taking his daughter to school
https://ca.hellomagazine.com/royalty...morning-video/

To be quite honest, when they are out together as a family (oh the horror they go out as a family and not ditch Letizia), of Felipe being with Leonor and Letizia being with Sofia. So the photos often evidence who exactly is his heir.

As Leonor gets older, and starts taking on duties, she will certainly be seen more, and with her father.
Reply With Quote
  #1317  
Old 04-07-2018, 11:01 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Bellevue, United States
Posts: 1,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoyalHighness 2002 View Post
I really think Infanta Cristina's attendance at the mass is what struck such a deep cord in Queen Letizia, her behavior is just so peculiar here, especially after watching the video of their entrance it seemed as if she was holding a grudge. But I think when Queen Sofia attempted to take the picture, it pushed Letizia over the top, whatever her reasoning, and this unfortunate incident came about because both ladies were on high alert.
Cristina was present at the memorial Mass for her grandfather on April 3 but she didn't attend the Easter Mass on April 1 when the infamous Battle of Las Reinas occurred.
Reply With Quote
  #1318  
Old 04-07-2018, 11:09 PM
Missy-'s Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: The Beautiful PNW, United States
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Osipi View Post
Not sure about the best acting but I think the posters in this thread deserve the award for best script writing. This whole thing is being played out better than any popular soap opera.

"All the world's a stage,. And all the men and women merely players;. They have their exits and their entrances." - William Shakespeare.
Exits can sometimes be messy, especially when you're talking about royals in Shakespeare.

And I don't think it's the 'script writers' here on TRF that Zarzuela should worry about, it's the script writers among the people of their own country that matter.
Reply With Quote
  #1319  
Old 04-07-2018, 11:16 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Alexandria, United States
Posts: 423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gawin View Post
Cristina was present at the memorial Mass for her grandfather on April 3 but she didn't attend the Easter Mass on April 1 when the infamous Battle of Las Reinas occurred.
Sorry for the confusion, the memorial mass for the late Count of Barcelona was the one I was referring to.
Reply With Quote
  #1320  
Old 04-07-2018, 11:32 PM
leidi's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: ...., United Arab Emirates
Posts: 943
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonmaiden23 View Post
Have you been reading ANY articles or commentary about how the Spanish public is reacting to this incident?

If you have, your post must be firmly tongue in cheek.
This tweet illustrates it perfectly:

https://twitter.com/manueldemiguel/s...96614366175232

Twitter "divided"... between the monarchists who hate Letizia and the republicans who hate Letizia.

(He's another journalist BTW and someone who knows a thing or two about PR, since his main occupation is to be the PR head of football teams).

And that's exactly how the last days have been around in many parts of Spain, people are talking about either Cifuentes' fake Masters or Letizia, neither thing in a very particularly flattering way
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aristocracy, felipe vi, froilán de marichalar, juan carlos, juan urdangarín, miguel urdangarin, monarchy, pablo urdangarín, queen sofia, relationships, sofia (1938 -), spain, spanish royal family, victoria de marichalar


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Relationships between Members of the British Royal Family Ava Elizabeth British Royals 1773 04-29-2021 03:52 PM
Relationships between members of the Norwegian royal family. Dennism Royal House of Norway 89 08-19-2020 01:16 PM
Relationships between the Members of the Danish Royal Family jellybeans Royal House of Denmark 329 11-26-2019 05:24 PM
Relationships between members of the Princely Family michelle Princely Family of Monaco 324 08-11-2018 02:22 AM
Diana's Relationships with The Queen and Other Members of the Royal Family Beck Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997) 696 09-29-2017 08:33 PM




Popular Tags
abu dhabi american american history ancestry archie mountbatten-windsor baby names baptism british british royal family british royals brownbitcoinqueen camilla carolin china chinese ming dynasty asia asian emperor royalty qing chinese clarence house cpr customs doll dresses duke of sussex earl of snowdon family tree general news thread george vi gradenigo gustaf vi adolf history hochberg house of windsor hypothetical monarchs imperial household jacobite japan jewellery jewelry kensington palace king edward vii line of succession list of rulers luxembourg maxima meghan markle monarchy nepal nepalese royal family pless prince constantijn princess alexia (2005 -) princess chulabhorn walailak princess laurentien princess of orange princess ribha queen consort queen elizabeth ii queen victoria royal jewels royalty of taiwan russian court dress serbian royal family spain sussex swedish queen thai royal family tradition unfinished portrait united states united states of america welsh wittelsbach


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021
Jelsoft Enterprises
×