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Paty 04-22-2009 04:34 AM

Infanta Cristina and Family Move to Washington, DC: Autumn 2009
 
Hola Magazine publics that Infanta Cristina and Family will move to Washington after their summer vacations. They will stay there during almost two years.


CONTRATADO IÑAKI URDANGARÍN POR TELEFÓNICA, LOS DUQUES DE PALMA SE VAN A VIVIR A WASHINGTON

lula 04-22-2009 04:35 AM

According with the magazine Hola, Iñaki Urdangarín has received an offer of work in Washington, and the family has decided go to live there for two years

CONTRATADO IÑAKI URDANGARÍN POR TELEFÓNICA, LOS DUQUES DE PALMA SE VAN A VIVIR A WASHINGTON

Carminha Stalker 04-22-2009 06:35 AM

:flowers:I hope they will be very happy whilst in Washington.

Duke of Marmalade 04-22-2009 06:54 AM

it doesn't really come as a surprise, both infantas have had decreasing acts in the past months, with the asturias couple taking more and more center stage (rightly so). i am sure they will be delighted to go, inaki can follow a proper career and escape his "mr cristina de borbon" position and the family will more or less be able to live very private and "normal" out of the public eye, leaving the polemic behind for others to deal with it.

Los Duques de Palma se mudan con su familia a Washington - 20minutos.es

the article gives some infos:

- inaki's job with telefonica international is the reason why they move, probably at the end of the summer, with the permission of the king, of course.
- the stay is supposed to be for 2 years but may be extended.
- they are likely to live in georgetown (felipe went to georgetown university), one of the most exclusive areas, and the urdangarin kids might go to the same school like the obama kids
- cristina's acts in spain will be delegated (although she will attend important constitutional acts) but will continue to work for the crown in the US, as kind of a promoter for the spanish issue, same direction as F&L trip a few weeks ago.
- yet to be decided what will happen to cristina's job at caixa.

giov 04-22-2009 08:50 AM

I am sure they will be very well in Washington, also because they will be away from paparazzi for a while, hopefully.

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Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 924635)
the article gives some infos:

- they are likely to live in georgetown (felipe went to georgetown university), one of the most exclusive areas, and the urdangarin kids might go to the same school like the obama kids

Don't Cristina's children attend a French school now? If so they probably will attend a French school also in Washington.

stellad 04-22-2009 10:18 AM

Good luck to Cristina, Inaki and children with the move. I hope we still get to see occasional photos of her and her family.

ANNIE_S 04-22-2009 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by stellad (Post 924724)
Good luck to Cristina, Inaki and children with the move. I hope we still get to see occasional photos of her and her family.

I hope that too. It´s sad to think that we won´t see them in Spain, I love those children...:sad:
Anyway, I wish them luck and happiness in Washington.:flowers:
And, please, come home at least on holiday!!

queenofcelts 04-22-2009 11:51 AM

Good luck to all of them!

TLLK 04-22-2009 12:52 PM

I hope that the family will enjoy living abroad though, I'm sure that their grandparents will miss them.

Isabel 04-22-2009 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by giov (Post 924674)
I am sure they will be very well in Washington, also because they will be away from paparazzi for a while, hopefully.


Don't Cristina's children attend a French school now? If so they probably will attend a French school also in Washington.


I would think so too. Unless they are also fluent in English, I wouldn't expect them to go to the Sidwell School that the Obama girls attend. My guess would be that the children would either attend one of the French immersion schools in the area or a Spanish immersion school.

kalnel 04-22-2009 07:54 PM

I live in Washington, D.C., and I doubt that they're going to move to Georgetown or send their children to the same school where the Obama girls go.

Georgetown is not a particularly attractive place for families with a lot of kids -- and it's not "exclusive" really. (Expensive, yes, but not "exclusive.") I'd imagine that they'd be more likely to move to McLean, Virginia, or Potomac, Maryland, where they'd have more room and more privacy/security.

The school where the Obama girls go is a Quaker school, which probably wouldn't appeal to this Catholic family. (Most of the Spanish and Latin American diplomats here don't send their kids to Sidwell, they go with the Catholic private schools.)

There are several Catholic and Episcopal schools in the area that are more exclusive and rate better than Sidwell Friends. Or maybe they'll try the non-religious Landon School for the boys (King Harald went there as a child).

stellad 04-22-2009 09:49 PM

I think that the children will attend a Catholic School and it will be interesting to see where they will actually reside.

carlota 04-23-2009 03:06 AM

i think it will be a great move to show their kids around and let them experience other lifestyle. besides, they will probably be much looking forward to some privacy.

i had a feeling they would choose the obama girls' school, although quaker religion is not popular in spain at all (although i have no idea if it interferes with catholicism). maybe they will choose a normal international school instead.

i thought georgetown was a nice choice, it's quite a quiet and nice area to live in, although perhaps a bit too young for them with so many students around?

kalnel 04-23-2009 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by carlota (Post 925081)
i think it will be a great move to show their kids around and let them experience other lifestyle. besides, they will probably be much looking forward to some privacy.

i had a feeling they would choose the obama girls' school, although quaker religion is not popular in spain at all (although i have no idea if it interferes with catholicism). maybe they will choose a normal international school instead.

i thought georgetown was a nice choice, it's quite a quiet and nice area to live in, although perhaps a bit too young for them with so many students around?

I wouldn't call Georgetown a quiet area at all. It's a mix of students, shops, apartments, small (extremely expensive) houses, and large (astronomically expensive) houses. They'd have to have a huge house -- think $10 million and up -- to get something big enough for all their kids and have a little privacy.

There are other parts of Washington that are more exclusive and have bigger homes/more land, so those certainly would be a possibility.

Although a few of the single royals live in the city, others live in the suburbs. For instance, Reza Pahlavi and his family were in McLean, Virginia, for years. Farah Diba lived in Potomac, Maryland. King Hussein and Queen Noor had a house in Potomac, too, although I think she sold it a few years ago. CP Alexander of Yugo lived further out in Fairfax for a while, I think.

On schools, Washington International School might be a possibility for the kids, and it is near Georgetown, so maybe the rumors are right. Lycee Francais is in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which is a suburb just outside the city.

I seriously doubt, though, that they'd send their kids to Sidwell Friends, the school where the Obama girls (and Chelsea Clinton before them) went. First of all, it's extremely liberal, not just politically, but in the approach toward education/life. (Queen Sofia would have been expelled for politically incorrectness on her comments about "gay pride" a few months ago!)

Second, the lower school is in Bethesda, Maryland, not in Washington. Kids switch to the Washington campus in 6th or 7th grade, so they'd end up with the kids on different campuses anyway.

But, you never know. They'll probably ask their friends who live here what they think and where they send their kids to school, just like anyone else would.

Rebafan81 04-23-2009 01:02 PM

My son is in the Air Force and stationed in Washington DC, I hope that family has enough money to live somewhere like Alexandria or somewhere way outside DC. I was just there this weekend and it really isn't a very nice place. Once you get outside of the tourist attractions, it is very danderous and very ghetto. I personally would not want to live anywhere near there. We left my sons base at 9:40am and it took us an hour to get 1/4 mile around the beltway, which was only 18 miles. The traffic is the absolute worst. If you happen to hit at rush hour, you can add 2-3 hours to your trip. My son lives 22 miles from base and it takes him 1 1/2 hours to drive to work.I really wish them luck.

Zonk 04-23-2009 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Rebafan81 (Post 925312)
My son is in the Air Force and stationed in Washington DC, I hope that family has enough money to live somewhere like Alexandria or somewhere way outside DC. I was just there this weekend and it really isn't a very nice place. Once you get outside of the tourist attractions, it is very danderous and very ghetto. I personally would not want to live anywhere near there. We left my sons base at 9:40am and it took us an hour to get 1/4 mile around the beltway, which was only 18 miles. The traffic is the absolute worst. If you happen to hit at rush hour, you can add 2-3 hours to your trip. My son lives 22 miles from base and it takes him 1 1/2 hours to drive to work.I really wish them luck.

I am also from the DC area, and I am not sure that I agree with your characterizaiton of "ghetto". Yes, there are certainly bad and dangerous parts of the city...but I think you will find that in any major city in any part of the world. Crime happens in nice neighborhoods too!

And yes, the traffic is horrendous. There is no other way to put it. If we had put a little more money into a public transit system when it was fairly cheap, it wouldn't cost so much now. Plus, more and more people are moving "away" from teh city...and the urban planners didn't plan on that. Why on earth is Route 66 only two lanes:ohmy:

If the family chooses, as previously discussed they can live in Georgetown..its a fairly nice place but its not quiet or cheap at all. Or they can live near American University, which is where a lot of the Embassies are...a lot of the diplomats live there as well. I think one of the neighborhood is called Spring Valley...its just as expensive but you can definitely have some yard space for the kids. As previously mentioned, they can also live in Fairfax County (its right off 66) and this is where McLean is located or Montgomery County (Potomac) but too me that is not convenient for getting into the city. Bethesda would work just as well. But the food, shopping and cultural attractions are great in any of these locations.

kalnel 04-23-2009 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebafan81 (Post 925312)
My son is in the Air Force and stationed in Washington DC, I hope that family has enough money to live somewhere like Alexandria or somewhere way outside DC. I was just there this weekend and it really isn't a very nice place. Once you get outside of the tourist attractions, it is very danderous and very ghetto. I personally would not want to live anywhere near there. We left my sons base at 9:40am and it took us an hour to get 1/4 mile around the beltway, which was only 18 miles. The traffic is the absolute worst. If you happen to hit at rush hour, you can add 2-3 hours to your trip. My son lives 22 miles from base and it takes him 1 1/2 hours to drive to work.I really wish them luck.

Your son must have wanted to discourage you from visiting again, because whatever you saw isn't at all characteristic of Washington! Is he by any chance at Andrews AFB? That is in a bad part of town, adjacent to several ghettos.

But, if he'd taken you to anything on the west side of the city, such as Georgetown, Spring Valley, AU Park, Wesley Heights, Tenleytown, Friendship Heights, and other places, you'd have seen some of the most beautiful in-town residences in the world. Most of Washington is quite safe and has a low crime rate -- much of the crime is limited to the bad neighborhoods. (BTW, Alexandria has beautiful homes, but it, too, has some horrible neighborhoods.)

The traffic is quite bad, but it would be much better if we didn't have tourists jamming our roadways. ;-)

I'm sure Princess Christina and her family have nothing to worry about.

acdc1 04-23-2009 04:22 PM

I've stayed in Chevy Chase before, and LOVED IT. I want to live their someday myself (maybe in my dreams....) but I love Washington as a whole as well.

Zonk 04-23-2009 04:54 PM

Yes Chevy Chase is quite nice. Lots of shopping (high end), great great food and the homes are EXPENSIVE!

kalnel 04-23-2009 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Zonk (Post 925437)
Yes Chevy Chase is quite nice. Lots of shopping (high end), great great food and the homes are EXPENSIVE!

I live in Chevy Chase. Yes to all of the above...

stellad 04-23-2009 11:16 PM

I would think that the Princess would want to live near the Spanish Embassy for security reasons. Will she have a bodyguard with her when she moves around in the US?

Paty 04-24-2009 05:05 AM

Article on The Washington Post.

Reliable Source - Royalty Is Bouncing Our Way

Menarue 04-24-2009 05:13 AM

I hope that they really enjoy their stay in the US, as I am sure they will.

Rebafan81 04-24-2009 08:31 AM

I was not trying to offend anyone regarding Washington DC, I just personally just don't like it. It is too dirty, too crowded and too noisy. I am from a small town in Ohio and have no desire to ever live in a big city, regardless of where it is. I currently live in an area where we don't even lock our doors when we leave during the day. I guess I am mostly just intimidated by all the people and all the news story I heard when I am visiting. IMHO, I would live in a small town any day.:whistling:

Zonk 04-24-2009 08:49 AM

And you are certainly entitled to your opinion. I actually live in the suburbs of Maryland....and what I like about this area is that I can experience the big city of DC (though I am originaly from NYC and this isn't that big too me) and some of the amentities of living in a suburb (yard, driveways, kids playing in the streets, etc.) We lock our doors at night but we are pretty nice and average people.

I think Cristina and her family will be extremely happy here and we can't wait to have them!

Rebafan81 04-24-2009 09:29 AM

I also have been throughout Maryland, we went to Mt Vernon this last weekend, and I love it, it is just the area around base and downtown that I wasn't too fond of. Northern Maryland is also very beautiful!!
I was just shocked at how much it cost to live in the area and wondered how people could afford it, of course, I don't believe that will be a problem for Cristina and family. I hope they enjoy visiting all the historial site around the area, because I have to say, there certainly a lot of things to see and do. I guess I am just not a people person.:rofl:

ladejesus 04-24-2009 11:12 AM

Does anyone know how they're going to work things with regard to the their official SRF agenda? How was it done when Elena lived in NYC?

chuchu 04-24-2009 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rebafan81 (Post 925312)
My son is in the Air Force and stationed in Washington DC, I hope that family has enough money to live somewhere like Alexandria or somewhere way outside DC. I was just there this weekend and it really isn't a very nice place. Once you get outside of the tourist attractions, it is very danderous and very ghetto. I personally would not want to live anywhere near there. We left my sons base at 9:40am and it took us an hour to get 1/4 mile around the beltway, which was only 18 miles. The traffic is the absolute worst. If you happen to hit at rush hour, you can add 2-3 hours to your trip. My son lives 22 miles from base and it takes him 1 1/2 hours to drive to work.I really wish them luck.

I live in the Washington, DC area. I have been to many cosmopolitan capitals in the world and I believe Washington, DC is one of the prettiest. Not at all as you described. In fact they are gentrifying many of the once undesirable neighborhoods. It is difficult to find an inexpensive place to live in Washington, DC any more.

I think Cristina and family will enjoy the place, the people, the culture and the restaurant!

Yes, traffic is bad but not any worse than LA or Paris.

Harold 04-24-2009 01:20 PM

I am also curious about security. I assume that they are guarded in Spain. I assume the Secret Service will provide guards for them here. Am I wrong?

Isabel 04-24-2009 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ladejesus (Post 925712)
Does anyone know how they're going to work things with regard to the their official SRF agenda? How was it done when Elena lived in NYC?

I can only guess that it will take a while for her to get settled and for the entire family to get adjusted to a routine. Maybe her duties will be divided between her sister and brother and sister-in-law. I suppose that it is possible for her to travel for important events.

I have no idea how things were handled while Elena was in New York.

Turkish Delight 04-24-2009 03:01 PM

News Summary Royalblog.nl: Spanish Princess Cristina moving to U.S.

grevinnan 04-24-2009 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Turkish Delight (Post 925814)

They'll love DC. Always lots of cultural events going on and it is the power center of US.

kalnel 04-26-2009 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harold (Post 925764)
I am also curious about security. I assume that they are guarded in Spain. I assume the Secret Service will provide guards for them here. Am I wrong?

No, the Secret Service would not protect her. They guard U.S. officials and foreign heads-of-state and VIP visitors (like when the Dalai Lama visits). They don't guard foreign visitors who live here.

Most foreign resident VIPs have their own security. For example, I have a neighbor who is a former president from a Latin American country. Soldiers from that country stand guard and drive him around.

Same with Queen Noor. Every time I've seen her, she's had Middle Eastern bodyguards around her. When Tony Blair's son lived here for a while, he had British guards. And so on.

I imagine Elena would bring Spanish bodyguards with her, who would coordinate with the Secret Service, the Diplomatic Security Service, and other agencies.

(As a U.S. taxpayer, I'd be FURIOUS to hear that I was paying to guard a Spanish princess who decided to live here for her husband's career!)

stellad 04-26-2009 11:39 PM

Thanks for the explanation kalnel.

White Princess 04-27-2009 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kalnel (Post 926354)
(As a U.S. taxpayer, I'd be FURIOUS to hear that I was paying to guard a Spanish princess who decided to live here for her husband's career!)

If I were american, I'd agree with you. But I'm sad she is leaving Spain, it will become more difficult to see her with TSRF. :sad:

QUEENECE29 04-27-2009 04:03 AM

This news was very surprised.

Priest008 04-28-2009 04:01 PM

Why in God's name should a princess have to work! what is going on? what happened to our monarchies, have they do become the Beourgeoisie working class?

Isabel 04-28-2009 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kalnel (Post 926354)
(As a U.S. taxpayer, I'd be FURIOUS to hear that I was paying to guard a Spanish princess who decided to live here for her husband's career!)

Why would US taxpayers pay for the Infanta and her family's security if she were to bring her own security with her from Spain? Wouldn't taxpayers in Spain foot the bill for that?

Kelly 04-28-2009 06:51 PM

I highly doubt that too. I wouldn't make any sense. I am happy to hear they are moving to DC. Maybe we could accidently bump into each other. LOL!

kalnel 04-28-2009 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isabel (Post 927421)
Why would US taxpayers pay for the Infanta and her family's security if she were to bring her own security with her from Spain? Wouldn't taxpayers in Spain foot the bill for that?

You misunderstood. If the U.S. Secret Service were guarding her, U.S. taxpayers would pay for it. (Which, as a U.S. taxpayer, I'd resent a lot.)

Isabel 04-28-2009 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kalnel (Post 927506)
You misunderstood. If the U.S. Secret Service were guarding her, U.S. taxpayers would pay for it. (Which, as a U.S. taxpayer, I'd resent a lot.)

Thank you for the clarification because the earlier statement was somewhat puzzling. Clearly U.S. taxpayers needn't worry. Cristina and her family are coming to the U.S. because her husband has been given a job offer. She is not the Head of State or Government of Spain, nor coming as Spain's Ambassador to the U.S., so it's not likely that her security personnel will have to coordinate with U.S. Secret Service. I am guessing, however that she will have some sort of security with her and her family.

carlota 05-20-2009 05:33 AM

according to maria angeles alcazar for la vanguardia, the infanta and family will live in Bethesda, Maryland and have registered their kids at the french lyceum (they are studying now at the french lyceum in spain).

Stefanie 06-19-2009 07:04 PM

What will happen to their house in Barcelona whilst they´re in the US?

Juanita 06-21-2009 11:56 AM

I don't know if it was asked before, but what about the acts that "require" the whole royal family, will they attend to them? I'm thinking acts like the 12nd October and so on...

lula 08-19-2009 10:19 AM

According to the Spanish press the family Urdangarín already is in Washington

La familia Urdangarín se instala en Washington - Casas_Reales_Espana - Gente - ABC.es

Carminha Stalker 08-19-2009 04:22 PM

May their stay in Washington be a happy one.

dazzling 08-19-2009 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by lula (Post 981853)
According to the Spanish press the family Urdangarín already is in Washington

La familia Urdangarín se instala en Washington - Casas_Reales_Espana - Gente - ABC.es

Lula, when did the family arrive to Washingon? Also is it known if Infanta Christina will work there or not?

chuchu 08-19-2009 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Carminha Stalker (Post 982075)
May their stay in Washington be a happy one.

I live in the Washington DC metropolitan area and I also have a condo in Washington. It is a nice place to live with many world class museums and fine restaturants. The shopping is not bad either. We are also only 4 hours by car to New York City. I am sure they will enjoy their stay.

Sereta 08-19-2009 07:14 PM

I saw in a magazine about a week ago (not sure but I think it was Point De Vue) pictures of them moving in DC and Rosario of Bulgaria was pictured too helping them.

Carminha Stalker 08-20-2009 06:35 AM

I´ve been to Washington and I know it´s a fine city. But I also know that moving away to another country it´s always an experience . Especially with children. I know it from my own experience.
Sereta, do you remember which magazine it was.? I´d love to see those pictures.

madeleine victoria 08-20-2009 09:26 AM

So if they moved to DC because of Inaki's work, what will Cristina do in the US? Does she have a new job there too?

donnaK 08-20-2009 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by madeleine victoria (Post 982351)
So if they moved to DC because of Inaki's work, what will Cristina do in the US? Does she have a new job there too?

She still works for La Caixa foundtation. I'm sure La Caixa would create a position for her no matter where she is.

Sereta 08-21-2009 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carminha Stalker (Post 982284)
I´ve been to Washington and I know it´s a fine city. But I also know that moving away to another country it´s always an experience . Especially with children. I know it from my own experience.
Sereta, do you remember which magazine it was.? I´d love to see those pictures.

It was either Point de Vue or Hola. I can't remember which. Sorry. I was browsing through several magazines at the magazine stand.

Sereta 08-21-2009 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by donnaK (Post 982448)
She still works for La Caixa foundtation. I'm sure La Caixa would create a position for her no matter where she is.

Hi donnaK. What exactly is LaCaixa Foundation. I mean what do they do and what does Cristina do for them that she can work anywhere?

Carminha Stalker 08-22-2009 07:43 AM

Thanks for the information, Sereta.

Lumutqueen 08-22-2009 07:53 AM

Wow, I suppose it's going to be a wonderful adventure for the children. Two years. This has probably been answered or asked already but..

Will/Could the Duke and Duchess participate in events in the US as members of the royal family, like an intermitent visit. Strengthen relations between Spain and the US?

Also...Will they continue attending events in Spain I mean signature events??

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Originally Posted by Sereta (Post 982836)
Hi donnaK. What exactly is LaCaixa Foundation. I mean what do they do and what does Cristina do for them that she can work anywhere?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Caixa

Quote:

Spains leading savings bank and and its third financial institution, with a network of over 5,500 branches, more than 8,100 ATMs, a workforce in excess of 27,000 and more than 10.7 million customers.
:flowers:

dazzling 08-22-2009 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by lumutqueen (Post 983025)
Wow, I suppose it's going to be a wonderful adventure for the children. Two years. This has probably been answered or asked already but..

Will/Could the Duke and Duchess participate in events in the US as members of the royal family, like an intermitent visit. Strengthen relations between Spain and the US?

Also...Will they continue attending events in Spain I mean signature events??
:flowers:

Yes they will be back and forth to Spain and I am pretty sure they will still attened state visits and official visits if they have the time. I also think they will participate in visits made by the King, Queen and Cp couple to the states as well as representing Spain in the US.
All with time we will see.

Sereta 08-22-2009 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by lumutqueen (Post 983025)

Thanks. I didn't realize they were a bank. So I guess they must have a location in the Washington DC area for her to work at.

ladejesus 08-22-2009 06:34 PM

Sereta, I doubt that they would have a DC location; however, the part of La Caixa that the Infanta works with is more like a social advocacy foundation than a typical US bank so I would assume that she would be able to continue her work remotely with frequent travel back to Barcelona. I also remember reading that she might start doing more work with the GAVI Alliance, an organization with a base in DC with which La Caixa has ties.

Btw, the article in this weeks issue of Semana says mentions that their house in Barcelona will remain open since Cristina will be returning frequently for her job.

An Ard Ri 08-24-2009 05:22 AM

Have the Infanta & Duke arrived in the US ?

Paty 08-24-2009 05:32 AM

An Ard Ri, acording to the link posted bu lula #45, yes, they are already in Washington.

ladejesus 08-24-2009 11:39 AM

Alright everyone, here are the first pics from DC: Llegada de Los Duques de Palma con sus hijos en el aeropuerto de Washington - Agencia Prisma

Zonk 08-24-2009 12:01 PM

Today is the first day of school for the Maryland suburbs. Hopefully, the children (and the family) will have some privacy and we won't have daily photos of them going to school.

Odette 08-24-2009 03:17 PM

For someone who is in McLean VA for the time being, I can say the children will love the experience. This area DC/Northern VA/Baltimore, has a lot to offer for everyone.
I am sure the Infanta and her family will make a lot of lovely memories here.

donnaK 08-24-2009 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Sereta (Post 982836)
Hi donnaK. What exactly is LaCaixa Foundation. I mean what do they do and what does Cristina do for them that she can work anywhere?

La Caixa is one of leading savings bank in Europe, it sets up La Caixa Foundation to help the underprivileged like many big corporations of the world, for example GE and GE Foundation. Cristina is a social worker, last year Elena got a similar job at Mapfre Foundation.

Carminha Stalker 08-25-2009 09:55 AM

Great to see them arriving. Hope they´ll have lots of nice souvenirs of their stay there.

iceflower 08-25-2009 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Zonk (Post 983626)
Today is the first day of school for the Maryland suburbs. Hopefully, the children (and the family) will have some privacy and we won't have daily photos of them going to school.

I guess now at the beginning they get a lot of attention,
hopefully that will be reduced a bit. Yesterday, August
24, for example they also went to the zoo in Washington
and the paparazzi found them as well:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **

lula 08-26-2009 04:21 AM

The dukes of Palma: This way it is their new life in Washington

La infanta Cristina e Iñaki Urdangarín ya estan en Washington - Infantas - Familia Real - Familia Real - Diez Minutos

Paty 08-26-2009 04:37 AM

Infanta Crisitna and Iñaki on the cover of Hola Magazine
Exclusiva en la revista ¡HOLA!: Isabel Pantoja, en la encrucijada: 'Me gustarÃ*a estar con la persona que quiero, pero no puede ser'

An Ard Ri 08-26-2009 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Paty (Post 984174)

Wonderful photo's,the Infanta & Duke are a charming couple :smile:

sgl 08-26-2009 08:59 AM

Here is another photo and article (in French) about the move to Washington:
Le duc et la duchesse de Palma : nouvelle vie Ã* Washington | Noblesse & Royautés

Odette 08-26-2009 04:23 PM

Lovely photos and so nice to see them looking so good and so in love.
Thank you for posting.

carlota 08-27-2009 07:32 AM

i wonder if this will mean cristina will perform some royal duties in the US in the meantime...

lovely pictures with the capitol!

Carminha Stalker 08-27-2009 07:54 AM

It´s nice to see them settling in.

An Ard Ri 09-02-2009 04:58 AM

Is there any news on the Infanta & Duke & their new life in Washington ?

rchainho 09-02-2009 02:41 PM

the only agency that has news is prisma but now is down....

kalnel 09-05-2009 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zonk (Post 983626)
Today is the first day of school for the Maryland suburbs. Hopefully, the children (and the family) will have some privacy and we won't have daily photos of them going to school.

I don't think they'll have any problems with papparazzi here, at least from the U.S. media -- they're getting absolutely no local coverage. Other than a line in a gossip column if they attend some big social event, no one is likely to pay any attention to them.

From what I understand, the neighborhood where they live is right around the corner from me, but no "sightings" yet. I doubt I'd realize it if I saw them -- I'd probably think, "Those people look really familiar. I wonder where I know them from..."

Odette 09-07-2009 03:42 PM

:previous: Oh I agree. If there are any journalists interested they'd most likely be from a Spanish paper or magazine.
There are so many royals living here or in NY and no one chases them.

emilieweber2004 09-11-2009 06:44 AM

thanks for the pics!

Carminha Stalker 10-05-2009 06:49 AM

Saw some lovely pictures of the Infanta and her children in the park in Washington.

Patra 10-05-2009 07:00 AM

I'm sure they will enjoy the US, but will miss their home in Spain. How long will they be here?

ladejesus 10-05-2009 08:58 AM

The original reports said a minimum two years and if I remember correctly, an option to extend their stay after that.


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