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Isabel 04-28-2009 09:06 PM

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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

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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

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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 ?


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