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Alexandria 01-19-2004 07:16 PM

Spanish Royals Skiing Trips to Baqueira (2004-2005, 2009-2011, 2013)
 
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Baqueira, Spain. Inaki Undangarin, husband of Infanta Cristina, with their sons Juan and Pablo Nicolas skiing.

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Juan and Pablo Nicolas The little children received their first skiing class two weeks ago, when they travelled to the famous resort with their parents to spent the Christmas holidays. 01/17/2004. InfantaCristina's husband InakiUrdangarin spend a whole morning skiing with his eldest sons in Baqueira Beret,

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Alexandria 02-09-2004 07:16 PM

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Felipe and Letizia Take to the Slopes

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his fiancée Letizia Ortiz have been turning heads on the slopes, enjoying a weekend of high-speed fun at the luxury ski resort of Baqueira/Beret.

Members of the Spanish royal family are regular visitors to the mountains of Catalonia, and King Juan Carlos has been coming here for decades. So there was little chance of the country's favourite couple going unnoticed and, sure enough, they were met by a crowd of well-wishers as they headed out for a day on the piste.

Felipe and Letizia have become something of a national obsession since they stunned the country by announcing their engagement last November. Just a few days ago likenesses of the couple were unveiled at the national wax museum in Madrid. And a new Prince of Asturias cake – which will be served at their wedding reception – is expected to become a staple on Spanish menus.

The country's growing excitement will reach its climax on May 22, when the happy couple make their vows in Madrid's Almudena Cathedral. Their wedding will come just a few days after Denmark's Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson say "I do" in Copenhagen.

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Felipe and Letizia with Eduardo Roldan, president of the Spanish Ski Federation

isabella_ 01-16-2005 11:00 AM

Skiing in Baqueira
 
The Dukes of Palm spend the weekend in Baqueira
ABC (16-01-05)

Coinciding with the birthday of Iñaki Urdangarín, the Dukes of Palm and their three children enjoy of a weekend in the region near to The Pyrenees Arán's Valley.
Urdangarín takes advantage of his stay in the valley to practise the skiing, which he practises on Baqueira Beret's station, sport that the Infanta cannot practise because she is pregnant of her fourth child.

rere 01-16-2005 09:54 PM

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Don Inaki Urdangarin Husband Of Princess Cristina And Their Three Children Juan Valentin 5 Yr. Old, Pablo Nicolas 4 Yr Old And Young Miguel Almost 3 Yr Old Spent The Day At The Slopes Of Baqueira Beret In The Pyrinees. The Father Was Very Attentive To The Boys That Are Doing Significative Progress On The Snow.the Family Was In The Area To Celebrate Mr. Urdangarin 37 Birthday. Princess Cristina Did Not Go To Sky Due To Her Pregnancy.

rere 01-16-2005 10:11 PM

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Don Inaki Urdangarin Husband Of Princess Cristina And Their Three Children Juan Valentin 5 Yr. Old, Pablo Nicolas 4 Yr Old And Young Miguel Almost 3 Yr Old Spent The Day At The Slopes Of Baqueira Beret In The Pyrinees. The Father Was Very Attentive To The Boys That Are Doing Significative Progress On The Snow.the Family Was In The Area To Celebrate Mr. Urdangarin 37 Birthday. Princess Cristina Did Not Go To Sky Due To Her Pregnancy.

Elsa M. 01-17-2005 08:05 AM

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rere 01-17-2005 09:24 AM

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More from the trip

rere 01-17-2005 09:30 AM

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More photos from the trip

Elsa M. 01-17-2005 09:48 AM

Who's the woman in blue? Is she a nunny?

isabella_ 01-17-2005 12:02 PM

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Right! Sorry for the mistake, I meant "child". I wrote that too fast so I didn't realize.
We still don't know if the baby is gonna be a "son" or a "daughter" ;), sorry again.

And the woman in blue isn't a nunny, she is Cristina de Borbón Dos Cicilias, daughter of Ana of France and Carlos de Borbón de las Dos Sicilias, who is one of the King's cousins.
Cristina is one of the best friends of the Infanta, and she was the one who travelled with Cristina and Iñaki to Mexico a few weeks ago.

Here some pics of her::)

Ianna 01-17-2005 01:51 PM

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More photos of trip from East News..

Daddy's little helpers..Having great time..

isabella_ 01-23-2005 10:15 AM

Urdangarín skis in Baqueira with his children


23/01/2005


THE DUKE OF PALM likes the snow, the skiing and Baqueira Beret's heights. Yesterday he went up 1.800 meters with his children to ski. Last weekend, Iñaki Urdangarín did exactly the same thing for celebrate his birthday. This season, infanta Cristina doesn't ski for safety because she is pregnant.

Elsa M. 01-23-2005 11:18 AM

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More photos from last week, in Baqueira Beret's station.

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kinneret5764 01-23-2005 11:21 AM

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More photos from last week, in Baqueira Beret's station.

From Seerger-Press:

He seems like such a good father. Those kids are lucky to have him as their dad.

meac 01-23-2005 07:21 PM

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Here pic from last year.

Elsa M. 02-05-2005 03:35 PM

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This weekend, the Princes went to the ski station of Baqueira Beret, where they tried not to be noticed, among the hundreds of skiers who enjoy this sport. Photo from Elmundo:

Elsa M. 02-05-2005 03:40 PM

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This weekend, the Princes went to the ski station of Baqueira Beret, where they tried not to be noticed, among the hundreds of skiers who enjoy this sport.

Hola.com has a report about it, but it's just available for those who have a subscription.

Alejandra 02-05-2005 04:40 PM

Prince of Asturias and Letizia in Baqueira.
 
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Here the report and photos in Baqueira-Beret (hola.com):D

Fin de semana de esquí en Baqueira

5 FEBRERO 2005
Todo estaba listo en Baqueira Beret para recibir la visita tan esperada de los Príncipes de Asturias. Si bien esta nueva cita con la nieve estaba planeada, en un principio, para la semana pasada, con motivo de la celebración del treinta y siete cumpleaños de don Felipe, tuvo que ser pospuesta a este fin de semana debido a las adversas condiciones climatológicas.

El Heredero de la Corona y doña Letizia llegaron anoche a la residencia que los Reyes tienen en la localidad leridana para poder disfrutar de unos días de descanso, practicando uno de los deportes favoritos de la Familia Real. Muchos eran los medios de comunicación que les esperaban llegar a las pistas donde, en todo momento, se han mostrado sonrientes y amables con todos los allí presentes. La Princesa de Asturias vistió un traje de esquí blanco, gorro y grandes gafas. Por su parte, Felipe de Borbón optó por los tonos grises. Ésta es la segunda ocasión que podemos ver a la pareja en Baqueira. La primera fue en febrero del año pasado, tras el anuncio de su compromiso.

El duque de Palma, Iñaki Urdangarín, en compañía de sus tres hijos, Juan Valentín, Pablo Nicolás y Miguel, también ha querido estar con los Príncipes este fin de semana esquiando. La Infanta Cristina prefirió no subir hasta la pistas debido a su embarazo.

No es de extrañar que don Felipe y doña Letizia quieran disfrutar de un pequeño descanso dentro de su apretada agenda de compromisos oficiales, ya que esta semana se les ha podido ver, en una cena de gala en el Palacio Real que los Reyes ofrecieron con motivo de la visita oficial del Presidente de la República de Hungría, Ferenc Mádl, y su esposa Dalma Mádl, a nuestro país, así como en el metro de Madrid visitando la línea 1, la misma que el rey Alfonso XIII, bisabuelo del Príncipe, inauguró en 1919.

Elsa M. 02-05-2005 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Alejandra
Here the report and photos in Baqueira-Beret (hola.com):D

Thanks, Alejandra, for posting!
I attached the article and the respective photos, as the link you've given us was an indirect source... ;)

Elsa M. 02-06-2005 06:08 AM

I guess this means Letizia is not pregnant afterall... She would certainly not go skiing to the slopes 3 months pregnant, as some have early said...

Elsa M. 02-06-2005 06:22 AM

From ABC:

https://www.abc.es/abc/pg050206/prens...AC-GEN-077.asp

The Princes of Asturias were yesterday skiing on the tracks of Baqueira Beret, where they arrived Friday at night. This is the second time (and the first one after the wedding) that Doña Letizia skis in the Leridan station, where she was introduced to the white sport, precisely one year ago, by the hand of Eduardo Roldán, a personal friend of the Kings. The Princes had predicted to go to Baqueira last week, by the occasion of Felipe's birthday, but they couldn't, due to the storm. Yesterday, nevertheless, the Heirs to the throne enjoyed a sunny day, to slide ny the snow tracks. The Princes of Asturias are in Baqueira next to the Dukes of Palma de Mallorca. Although Infanta Doña Cristina did not raise tracks yesterday, due to her state of gestation, her husband, Iñaki Urdangarín, did ski, accompanied by his three children and his nephew.

kinneret5764 02-06-2005 08:58 AM

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I guess this means Letizia is not pregnant afterall... She would certainly not go skiing to the slopes 3 months pregnant, as some have early said...

I think the Spanish people will have to wait a while for Felipe and Letizia to have an heir. Maybe they are deliberately waiting two years or so. The other crown princes waited at least two years to have they're first child after marriage. I would love to see them have a child.

Elsa M. 02-06-2005 12:05 PM

Another article about this weekend in the slopes.
From the newspaper La Razón:

https://www.larazon.es/noticias/noti_gen36125.htm

Los Príncipes de Asturias vuelven a Baqueira


Don Felipe y Doña Letizia disfrutan del fin de semana en la estación leridana, que no visitaban desde que eran novios

Lérida- Doña Letizia lo mismo se enfunda un Caprile rehecho para una cena de gala que se pone los esquís para deslizarse por las pistas como una veterana. Después de que los Príncipes de Asturias salieran esta Navidad a esquiar a Canadá –en otras ocasiones lo han hecho a los Alpes suizos, huyendo de las cámaras fotográficas y de pregundas indiscretas–, en esta ocasión han querido aprovechar su visita oficial al monasterio cisterciense de Vallbona, junto al presidente de Hungría, para quedarse en la región y disfrutar de un fin de semana de sol y nieve en Baqueira Beret. Ya ese día se rumoreó que podrían desplazarse hasta el Pirineo leridano, pero no ha habido confirmación oficial hasta que ayer por la mañana aparecieron en la pista con sus monos y esquís.

Debut de casados. Si bien la pareja ya practicó el año pasado uno de los deportes favoritos de la Familia Real, cuando aún no habían pasado por la vicaría, esta visita se convierte en la primera que realizan a esta popular estación una vez casados. Según se ha comentado, tenían previsto haber viajado a Baqueira la semana pasada, coincidiendo con el cumpleaños de Don Felipe, pero la ola de frío hizo que aplazaran los planes.
Doña Letizia, a quien es la segunda vez que se la fotografía practicando este deporte, demostró mayor soltura y ofreció la mejor de sus sonrisas a las cámaras de los fotógrafos, que captaron su rostro sin una gota de maquillaje. La Princesa, que ya está totalmente adaptada a la agenda y la vida de su esposo, lució un mono color blanco y un gorro de lana, y mostró su imagen más natural y deportiva después de que esta semana se haya publicado, en contraste, su primera fotografía oficial. Los Príncipes contaron en esta jornada con la compañía de su cuñado, Iñaki Urdangarín, y sus sobrinos, que subieron desde Barcelona sin su madre, ya que la Infanta Doña Cristina está en su quinto mes de gestación. Al que será difícil volver a ver sobre los esquís en Baqueira será al Rey, quien en diciembre declaró que ya no está para que le saquen fotos cayéndose.


Elsa M. 02-06-2005 12:08 PM

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Letizia esquía junto al Príncipe en BaqueIra

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Los príncipes de Asturias disfrutaron ayer de una excelente jornada de esquí en Baqueira, que apuraron hasta bien entrada la tarde. Doña Letizia y don Felipe llegaron a la estación a las once de la mañana y, juntos, después de saludar a decenas de esquiadores que se vieron sorprendidos por su presencia, se dirigieron al telesilla Pla de Baqueira, que va de la cota 1.800 hasta la cota 2.300.

La princesa de Asturias demostró en seguida que ha mejorado su técnica, después de lo visto hace ahora un año en la misma estación aranesa, cuando aún no estaba casada con don Felipe. Durante este primer descenso siguió durante un buen rato a su esposo, que le iba marcando los giros.

El sol y la excepcional calidad de la nieve, muy fría y seca por las bajas temperaturas en la estación, hicieron el resto. Los Príncipes recorrieron buena parte de la estación de Baqueira -doña Letizia siguió, al parecer, clases con un monitor- y llegaron hasta la zona de la Bonaigua, que es por la que el complejo aranés se ha expandido al Pallars Sobirà. Iñaki Urdangarin y sus tres hijos también esquiaron ayer en la estación de Val d´Aran, aunque el esposo de la infanta Cristina -que llegó a Baqueira media hora antes que los príncipes de Asturias- no coincidió, al menos en ningún descenso, con ellos. Los Príncipes tienen previsto volver a subir hoy a las pistas para disfrutar de una nueva jornada de esquí, en el primer fin de semana de esta temporada que los herederos de la Corona pasan en una estación invernal española.

Los Príncipes, que no perdieron en ningún momento la sonrisa y saludaron a decenas de los 12.000 esquiadores que ayer visitaron el complejo aranés, pusieron fin a su jornada poco antes de las cuatro de la tarde.

Elsa M. 02-06-2005 04:48 PM

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Cristina, Iñaki and the children accompanied the Princes of Asturias to the station of Baqueira Beret, where they could enjoy the perfect conditions of the Leridian tracks.
For more about this weekend on the slopes, see the thread:

https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...0&page=9&pp=20

Lena 02-07-2005 06:46 AM

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More pics of Felipe and Letizia skiing (from Imaginescandinavia):

Lena 02-07-2005 06:48 AM

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Part II (again from IS):

Lena 02-07-2005 06:52 AM

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Pics (from Imaginescandinavia) of Inaki and the children skiing:

micas 02-07-2005 07:05 AM

Wonderful pics!! they stay so funny in that ski suits...

Elsa M. 02-07-2005 07:20 AM

Thanks, Lena! ;)

lucys 02-07-2005 09:27 AM

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Slews of photos from the ski weekend are available. I can't post the ones from colourpress, but I'll try some others.

From Corbis:

lucys 02-07-2005 09:29 AM

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Elsa M. 02-07-2005 09:34 AM

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Still some more photos of this weekend on the slopes.
From Press.contrastphoto:

lucys 02-07-2005 09:35 AM

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Elsa M. 02-07-2005 09:37 AM

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Elsa M. 02-07-2005 09:45 AM

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marezdote 02-07-2005 10:24 AM

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Who is the 4th child in the chairlift with Inaki and the boys?

Elsa M. 02-07-2005 10:26 AM

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Who is the 4th child in the chairlift with Inaki and the boys?

Iñaki's nephew, as you can read in the articles posted at:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...0&page=9&pp=20

GrandDuchess 02-07-2005 11:17 AM

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The Crown Princely couple in Baquera Veret, from Colourpress:

micas 02-07-2005 11:37 AM

Bravo, let the pics coming.

Sue- 02-07-2005 01:24 PM

Thanks to everyone for the nice pictures in the slopes! :) I've just seen a short report about it on TV.
It's friendly from them to attend the funeral. Very sad story and in addition on a birthday celebration...

marezdote 02-07-2005 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Elsa M.
Iñaki's nephew, as you can read in the articles posted at:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...0&page=9&pp=20

Thanks for the link Elsa!

lula 01-02-2009 04:03 PM

Infanta Elena, Infanta Cristina and Iñaki with their children in Baqueira Beret

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DAY AT THE SNOW

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planetcher 01-02-2009 05:41 PM

Is Irene wearing eye make-up?

Mari_* 01-02-2009 11:00 PM

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Is Irene wearing eye make-up?

:ohmy: OMG I think she is..

RhapsodyBrat 01-03-2009 07:46 AM

:previous: Looks like she has face paint on instead of make-up. Must be face-painting day at the resort.:biggrin:

lula 01-04-2009 06:04 AM

Second day in the snow

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Ski holiday in Baqueira Beret

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Infantas Elena and Cristina with their families in Baqueira

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La Infanta Elena disfruta de Baqueira | Vídeos/Audio - Yahoo! Noticias

La infanta Cristina, en familia | Vídeos/Audio - Yahoo! Noticias

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IRENE URDANGARÍN, LA REINA DE LAS NIEVES DE BAQUEIRA BERET
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Carminha Stalker 01-05-2009 06:28 AM

Irene looks lovely with her face paint. It must have been a special occasion at the resort.

crm2317 01-05-2009 07:05 AM

Latest celebrity news and world news in pictures - hellomagazine.com, HELLO!

Hello Magazine are as factually correct as always!:whistling:

Inaki Urdangarin who is married to the King'd youngest daughter Elena holds hands with their 3 year old daughter Irene.

Have they ever produced a royal article without a mistake?

RhapsodyBrat 01-05-2009 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by crm2317 (Post 875723)
Latest celebrity news and world news in pictures - hellomagazine.com, HELLO!

Hello Magazine are as factually correct as always!:whistling:

Inaki Urdangarin who is married to the King'd youngest daughter Elena holds hands with their 3 year old daughter Irene.

Have they ever produced a royal article without a mistake?

I actually consider Hello magazine as more trusty when it comes to royal news. Their mistakes are minimal. Other magazines (not only in the UK but in the rest of the world as well) and photo agencies are much worse.

lula 01-06-2009 04:21 AM

Dukes of Palma and Duchess of Lugo with their children at Three Wise Men traditional procession in Baqueira Beret.

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biboquinhas 01-06-2009 09:24 AM

Well Irene at this age she can now play and start to learn how to ski in the snow park for children with an instructor, she doesn't need to stay in the "guarderias" all the time.

giov 01-06-2009 12:23 PM

Gallery Purepeople
Ouf... la princesse Cristina d'Espagne a rejoint son mari et ses enfants aux sports d'hiver !

TLLK 01-06-2009 04:13 PM

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Dukes of Palma and Duchess of Lugo with their children at Three Wise Men traditional procession in Baqueira Beret.

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I had completely forgotten that today is Three King's Day.

emilieweber2004 01-07-2009 03:33 AM

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Carminha Stalker 01-07-2009 05:14 AM

Biboquinhas, I saw a picture of Irene with skis on in a special corner for smaller children.
The children love the Three Wise men procession!

lula 01-07-2009 06:12 AM

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LOS HIJOS DE LAS INFANTAS ELENA Y CRISTINA, MUY ILUSIONADOS EN LA CABALGATA DE REYES DE BAQUEIRA
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PrincessofEurope 01-07-2009 05:57 PM

id love to see Felipe and Letizia and the kid joing Elena and Christina for some family skiing - i think it was either 2004 or 2005 when Letizia last went skiing

giov 03-03-2009 10:44 AM

Pics of Infanta Elena, Infanta Cristina and her families in Baqueira Beret on March 1 2009.
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Carminha Stalker 03-03-2009 10:54 AM

I can´t get enough photos of these lovely children and their parents.Irene is a real doll!

lula 12-27-2009 05:59 AM

The Infantas and their children already are skiing in Baqueira Beret, they have changed the traditional order oftheir vacations because the Urdangarín have fewer vacations since in The United States they finish before the holidays.

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Cristina d'Espagne : La princesse ibérique, son mari et leurs quatre enfants pour... des vacances tout schuss !

Laura Ponte in Baqueira Beret

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dazzling 12-27-2009 07:33 AM

Will Felipe, Letizia and the girls joing them?
Thanks for the pictures, the boys decided to all get a ride with tehir dad, that was a really nice picture.

lula 12-28-2009 04:46 AM

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Los Duques de Palma, la infanta Elena y sus hijos disfrutan de la nieve en Baqueira Beret.

According to the newspaper La Vanguiardia, the Asturias family has travelled out of Spain.

It seems to me to be very difficult that we see them in Christmas holidays in Baqueira, there is too much people and too many press, maybe in other epoch of the year when the girls are older. When the Royal Family started going to Baqueira, it was a destination for people with money and the ski a sport to which few people had access in Spain. But it has changed very much in the last years. Besides for the age, the King stopped going to Baqueira because it was turning into a saturated destination, more in epoch of vacations.

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Infanta Cristina and her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, have gone to Baqueira ski resort

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Laura Ponte has gone to Baqueira ski resort.

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Duke of Marmalade 12-28-2009 05:23 AM

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Originally Posted by dazzling (Post 1034671)
Will Felipe, Letizia and the girls joing them?
Thanks for the pictures, the boys decided to all get a ride with tehir dad, that was a really nice picture.

So far, the Asturias family has not gone skiing etc what is very contradicting to the Borbon image as keen sportspeople who love to pursue royal hobbies like sailing, skiing or hunting. With Felipe, having done extensive sailing, skiing or hunting himself in the past like the rest of the family, chosing a wife who is not enthusiastic about any of these activities (we have not seen Letizia doing anything in that respect apart from a ski beginners lesson in 2004), Leonor and Sofia are kind of put on hold but I guess quite soon at least Leonor will approach at least some kind of sport. When looking at other royal kids they all start at a young age, like Cristina's kids (incl Irene who is Leonor's age) do sailing, skiing (so do Elena's kids) or the Danish kids (sailing, skiing, present at hunting) or the Dutch girls (skiing), most of them around Leonor's or Sofia's age.

On the other hand, Baqueira Beret is in Spain and there would be a major media circus surrounding the Asturias in case they went, many other royals chose to do their activities abroad to escape the local press.

LadyFinn 12-29-2009 03:06 AM

Bildspel! Spanska prinsessorna Elena och Cristina i snöiga Baquiera | Svensk Damtidning

Carminha Stalker 12-29-2009 04:49 AM

Lovely pictures of the Urdangarins and also of Infanta Elena and her two children. It´s nice to see the sisters enjoying their favourite sport together.

lula 12-30-2009 04:22 AM

Infanta Cristina and Irene shopping in Vielha, near Baqueira

La infanta Cristina ultima sus compras navideñas.

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Infanta Cristina of Spain and her daughter Irene Urdangarin on holidays In Baqueira Beret on December 28

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Opal 12-31-2009 04:31 AM

It's a shame Letizia doesn't like skiing because Felipe used to go every year.

Carminha Stalker 12-31-2009 04:42 AM

Yes, indeed. I´ve seen many pictures of Prince Felipe skiing before he was married. It´s a real shame that Letizia does not seem to be very sports minded, especially belonging to a family who is very much so.

Duke of Marmalade 12-31-2009 05:45 AM

After her engagement, Letizia was "trained" in an indoor facility (it was reported that Zarzuela rented out Xanadu Skiing Center in Madrid for a weekend) in order to familiarize her with skiing and enable her to go to Baqueira Beret with Felipe in Feb 2004.
Not everybody is a skiier, and in general there is nothing embarrassing about ending up on the beginners slope. It only gets kind of embarrassing when you are all of a sudden a family member of the Borbons who are almost professional sports people when it comes to skiing or sailing. Elena, Cristina and Felipe have been into sports from their earliest childhood so its a bit unfair to ask the same from an average person who probably never got the opportunity to ski or was interested in skiing or sailing before marrying into royalty.
Despite the training, Letizia looked pretty unconfortable on ski in Feb 2004 and it seems that the sport did not click with her, and she never even tried sailing, which is kind of sad because Leonor and Sofia should have been introduced at least to skiing some time ago, with their cousins already having started as soon as they could walk. If you don't ski or sail in these circles you are pretty much considered outsider (not only the extended Borbon family incl uncle Constantin but also most kids of the same age from other royal families are into sports). Irene is Leonor's age and already hitting the slopes like an old hand.

lula 12-31-2009 11:17 AM

Really it is not known if that is true, apparently,according to the press and the former instructor of ski of the Royal Family, the family Asturias has been going in some occasion to ski out of Spain.

That we do not see them in Baqueira can answer to other reasons, as the safety problems or the harassment of the press.

Opal 12-31-2009 11:14 PM

That's true lula. They do keep their vacations very private. We never see pictures of where they are like we do with other royal families.

LadyFinn 01-01-2010 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Carminha Stalker (Post 1035759)
Yes, indeed. I´ve seen many pictures of Prince Felipe skiing before he was married. It´s a real shame that Letizia does not seem to be very sports minded, especially belonging to a family who is very much so.

How can we say that Letizia isn´t sports minded, just because we don´t see her doing sports in public? I have read in several articles, that Letizia likes to swim long distances at the pool in the palace and that she uses also often the gym.

madeleine victoria 01-02-2010 09:10 PM

Well, let's wait and find out if Letizia will finally allow her daughters to engage in these so-called royal sports. It's not even too late. They are young and they have all the resources they could use for them to associate themselves in these sports.

grevinnan 01-03-2010 12:39 AM

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Well, let's wait and find out if Letizia will finally allow her daughters to engage in these so-called royal sports. It's not even too late. They are young and they have all the resources they could use for them to associate themselves in these sports.

How do we know that Felipe and Letizia are not on a skiing vacation with their daughters away from the cameras?

planetcher 01-03-2010 06:29 PM

That's right. Before they had Leonor they were able to ski in Whistler away from the paparazzi.

donnaK 01-05-2010 07:03 PM

Baqueira Beret has always been very crowded during the holidays of Christmas or New Year. The last time the Kings were there was more than 10 years ago, hundreds of policemen were there for the security. With the current economic situation, it's not wise to waste so much public resource for skiing.
Now even middle class kids learn how to ski, I'm sure Leonor or Sofia would do too. Regatta (different from sunbathing on a yacht :cool:) is another story. Except for women from the Greek or Spanish RF, I don't think regatta is popular among the royal women, now no woman from either family is at the race any more, even Cristina dropped out 3 years ago.

lula 12-05-2010 04:28 AM

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Infantas and their families in Baqueira

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justina 12-27-2010 04:28 AM

I don´t know why you are complaining that the asturias don´t go skiing or so. first of all its their business and also where they go.
As far as I remember there were even pictures of leonor skiing in switzerland last year. If somebody is liking sports (there are so many to choose) or not really is not a royal matter - I appreciate that they keep it low key and secret.
Of course for the tourism-regions its a good advertisement when they are there, but lets sty fair - its a private matter.

lula 12-27-2010 08:48 AM

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Cristina, Elena et leur six bambins : la colonie princière voit Noël en blanc !

Infanta Elena enjoys a day skiing at Baqueira Beret with her son Felipe Juan Froilan and Victoria Federica

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lula 01-08-2011 10:25 AM

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Duncan 01-09-2011 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by justina (Post 1181269)
Of course for the tourism-regions its a good advertisement when they are there, but lets sty fair - its a private matter.

It's a delicate matter, since the company that manages the ski resort of Baqueira-Beret has just enlarged and completely refurbished the King's house in Baqueira, which was given by that company to the royal family back in the seventies. According to El Mundo, a new addition of about 200m2 was built to attract the Prince's family to Baqueira once again, since the family didn't feel confortable enough in the limited space of the original house.

The company has also plans to build three other houses in a separate location for Elena, Cristina and their families. The King himself went to see the land in which those houses are to be built and gave his approval. This second project is at a standstill because of the current crisis in the building industry.

Allegedly, the purpose of this generosity by a business company is to attract the royals to the resort in order to raise its profile worldwide as a lot of people would see the pictures. Of course, this purpose gets lost if they'd just go there in secret and there are no pictures to be seen. Therefore, it makes sense that if they want absolute privacy they don't go to Baqueira, where they would have to make themselves seen to compensate for the house that has been built for them.

Duke of Marmalade 01-09-2011 09:51 AM

its not much different to Majorca, where either sponsor companies or the island goverment provide the boats or housing etc and the SRF are seen in public as royal tourists or sailing (King, Prince).
unfortunately for the industries the Prince has chosen a wife who doesnt sail or ski therefore the "tradition" is likely to disappear at some point what in my opinion is not a bad thing.

who knows what ties are behind the kings' approval of the housing in baqueira, and of course the companies want compensation for their investments in form of royal presence. The King is too old to ski by now and course eyes will be on the Asturias' family in that matter. Same in Majorca, the media started moaning when Felipe didnt do a full schedule on the Cam and the King had to bow out due to illness.

I personally think that vacation should be free of choice and behind closed doors unless of course you sell yourself out to other people and have to give compensation by showing up. To expect freebies and privacy is a bit much.

An Ard Ri 01-09-2011 12:45 PM

I never knew the Royal Family has a residence at Baqueira .

Are there any photo's or is it top secret like the homes of the Infantas ?

lula 01-09-2011 02:00 PM

I believe that it is inevitable that the things change. The King started going to Baqueira being a Prince, the things have changed very much. The model of the King vacations created 30 years ago have to change because the circumstances are different. The presence of the Royal Family attracted tourism ... and ultimately it has turned against the own Royal Family ... tourists, famous people, politicians, journalists... What at first were calm refuges for the vacations, they turned into places where it is impossible to have tranquility.

For the Infantas it is good ... they have free house, free ship ... and the press there does not concern for them much what they do, they do four photos to them and already they are calm... there is no harassment, critiques, or requirements... the interest in them is every time minor and the pressure also.

But I think that it is inevitable that the Prince changes this model, because the model it is not valid now. The problem is that the King acquired commitments, and those who benefit from the royal presence do not want that it gets lost.

I remember the year that the Prince and the Princess were 5 days to house of the grandmother of the Princess in Asturias, or when the prince decided not to take part in the ditches to accompany his 7 months pregnant wife ... in Mallorca all kinds of barbarities were said.

Duke of Marmalade 01-09-2011 02:29 PM

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The problem is that the King acquired commitments, and those who benefit from the royal presence do not want that it gets lost.

Exactly and its the kind of commitments that the King may have acquired but the Prince and his family have to stand in for. The King wont be going to Baqueira anymore to ski and it wont take long until he has to cut his sailing activities. Regarding the Infantas, they should take care of themselves, using the money they earn working in the lucrative jobs created for them when going on holiday.

It will be tough for Felipe to change such habits, even more so as he himself will have his own commitments or dependencies that are out of the public eye. The Asturias will have the same rich friends who provide them with freebies and privileges as other royals do, only behind closed doors. If Felipe will annoy the wrong people things can turn against him since media and public dont hold the same respect for him as they do for his father. When the old man goes, most connections and prerogatives will go with him. Good and bad for Felipe. He certainly wont get 8 Mio Euro by the government with the comment "spend as you like".

lula 01-12-2011 02:10 PM

Spanish Royals Enyoing Christmas Holidays In Baqueira Beret

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donnaK 01-18-2011 03:43 AM

Felipe and Letizia stopped going to Baqueira Beret after Leonor was born. They probably don't want their daughers to be harrassed by the paparazzis all day long. Kids could get scared, or even developed the resentment towards the press (for example, like their cousin Froilan), that would be terrible in a long run.
I think they will go once Leonor and Sofia can 'ski away' from the paparazzis ;).

lula 01-02-2013 09:29 AM

Infanta Elena with Froilan and Victoria on ski vacation in Baquiera Beret.

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Infanta Cristina and her children enjoy the Baqueira Beret ski station.

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iceflower 01-03-2013 02:40 AM

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Here are some more pics of Cristina and her family skiing:



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Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca skiing with family at Baqueira-Beret - 03 Jan 2013

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lula 01-09-2013 05:55 AM

Infanta Cristina and family in Baqueira

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Dukes of Palma and Kids Sighting In Baqueira - January 04, 2013

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lula 01-23-2013 05:52 AM

Iñaki Urdangarín and children in Baqueira

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lula 02-20-2013 09:07 AM

Infanta Cristina and family, accompained by Princess Alexia of Greece and her family are seen sking last week in Baqueira Beret

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Rebafan81 02-20-2013 10:58 AM

Thanks for all the wondeful pictures, I am really struck by how sad Juan and Pablo seems to be since they returned from the US. I think this thing with their father has really affected the two older children. Cristina's children always seemed so happy, Elena children always seemd sad, now Cristina's children seem the same way. I hope that it is just that it is the present of the press that makes them seem that way. At their ages, I am sure they have to hear the talk and stories about their Father, Mother and Aunt. I feel bad for them.

lula 03-23-2013 06:08 AM

Infanta Elena skiing in Baqueira with her secretary (and charged in Noos) Carlos Garcia Revenga :bang:

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Duke of Marmalade 03-23-2013 07:51 AM

I am not surprised after he went to visit the King in the hospital. He knows far too much about everything to be alienated.

On the other side, wasnt the SRF once famous for being dicreet? These days they are shoving their feeling of entitlement into people's faces.

Lindy 03-23-2013 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1531045)
I am not surprised after he went to visit the King in the hospital. He knows far too much about everything to be alienated. On the other side, wasnt the SRF once famous for being dicreet? These days they are shoving their feeling of entitlement into people's faces.

The Spanish Royal family has been seen skiing in the Pyrenean resort of Baqueira Beret for many years, as this is the location of the King's only privately owned home. It is not as if they are jet-setting off to Switzerland. Yet I agree, even though they can stay there rent free, skiing is an expensive sport. I thought it was particularly insensitive that Cristina and family were seen vacationing there last month. They don't seem to get it.


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