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Marty91charmed 07-31-2014 03:02 PM

Are we sure that this is a good thing? Woulnd't it effect Sofia too?:ermm:

Al_bina 07-31-2014 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1691101)
The King's sisters can do what they want, they are not members of the SRF any longer. The problem is Infanta Sofia and a possible husband, who would become a member of the SRF as well. What kind of guy is Sofia supposed to marry, a rich man who does nothing for a living? :lol:
They are supposed to carry out royal duties until Leonor becomes Queen and then all of a sudden live on their own? Sofia will not be allowed to leave the SRF before her sister gets married and has kids to pursue an own career. She will have a lifestyle befitting the daughter of a King but she is given no chance to earn it in a decent way.
I understand Felipe is trying to prevent another Inaki-scenario but he is doing at cost of Sofia's freedom of choice. F&L and Leonor all have their royal position and job until the rest of their lives, but Sofia does not.

my boldng
King Felipe will be forced to find a son of a rich family, who can afford to live off his trust fund.

Duke of Marmalade 07-31-2014 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by Al_bina (Post 1691383)
my boldng
King Felipe will be forced to find a son of a rich family, who can afford to live off his trust fund.

This will certainly make the monarchy more popular with the spanish people :lol:

Duke of Marmalade 09-20-2014 12:18 PM

Carlos Revenga, the advisor/secretary of the Infantas Elena & Cristina and a controversial player in the Noos affair is no longer working in Zarzuela
Carlos García Revenga, el adiós del ayudante de las infantas Elena y Cristina - Noticias de Casas Reales

An Ard Ri 09-22-2014 06:04 AM

from Hola '100 days reign so far'

Los cien días del reinado de Felipe VI

LadyFinn 09-25-2014 01:20 AM

The Official Gazette published for the first time, according to the Transparency Act, the declaration of assets of all senior officials of the Central Government, whose inauguration or dismissal has occurred in the period from July 1, 2013 and July 30, 2014.
Publicada oficialmente la declaración de bienes de seis ex altos cargos de La Zarzuela

muriel 09-30-2014 08:07 AM


Originally Posted by Al_bina (Post 1691383)
my boldng
King Felipe will be forced to find a son of a rich family, who can afford to live off his trust fund.

... or the couple will be provided with a Trust Fund they can live off.

LadyFinn 11-27-2014 12:57 AM

Zarzuela does not ask God save the King
King Felipe has decided that all the invitations and info issued from Zarzuela will no longer be issued in the traditional format "Su Majestad el Rey (que Dios guarde)". It seems that the invitations to the state dinner for president Michelle Bachelet in October were the first ones without the religious mention. In his effort to modernize and renovate the institution, from the pragmatic to the symbolic, king Felipe asked for an end to this tradition, which other European royal houses had been removed long time ago.
Zarzuela ya no pide que Dios guarde al Rey

Marty91charmed 11-27-2014 04:50 AM

I think that is a smart move... Religious issues are private matters

Duke of Marmalade 11-28-2014 01:18 AM

The flag ceremony and location of the flag at Zarzuela has been changed, instead of daily schedule it will be permanent, apart from 4 dates, when it will be lowered and hoisted: Jan 6th, June 19th, Oct 12th and Dec 6th (Constitution Day). The flag has been moved from office entrance to the front of Zarzuela.
La bandera ondear? d?a y noche en La Zarzuela -

Harold 11-29-2014 08:13 AM

Well, I hate to see most any tradition die and I think the general removal of God from society is not helpful but since I'll never receive an invitation I suppose it doesn't matter.

Can someone explain the flag move and what exactly it implies? If the article translated correctly, it seems that the flag was flown at the entrance guardpost away from the palace and was raised/lowered daily with some pomp. Now it is flown in front of the office entrance permanently with the ceremonial limited to four days. To me this seems a practical matter and nothing more. Am I missing something? Also the entrance in the photo must be a back entrance and not the ceremonial entrance with the steps we see in photos Is this correct?


lula 11-29-2014 09:49 AM

The topic of the flag is only a problem for right-wing, tha flag is now more in line with Spanish law than it was before. The problem is to give voice to their ideology thay attack Letizia, as they always do.

The flag was used in Zarzuela as if it was a military building, rather than an institutional building, the headquarters of the Head of State. Now the flag will be permanently waving on the facade as it is in the Government Palace, Parliament, ministries and municipalities.

On religious references, all they are doing is conform to the Constitution, according to which in Spain there is no official religion.

In the coming weeks, there will be a new change, the king will approve the rule on gifts.

For me what is unfortunate is that in over 30 years, King Juan Carlos had not done much of these changes, because clearly in Zarzuela work more tradition and privilege ... than the law.

lula 12-04-2014 01:50 PM

Royal House has released the new code of conduct and rules of gifts for the Royal Family and the King's House.

La Familia Real no aceptar? regalos que superen los usos sociales o puedan condicionarles -

Felipe VI: El Rey prohíbe a la familia real aceptar favores o regalos caros | España | EL PAÍS

Marty91charmed 12-04-2014 02:57 PM

All this may be a consequence of Cristina's troubles but I can only say well done

wyevale 12-04-2014 03:16 PM

His Majesty has all the makings of a GREAT King..

muriel 12-04-2014 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by lula (Post 1725968)

Transparency of this type is good, and I am glad this has been put in place.

LadyFinn 12-05-2014 03:45 PM

King of Spain forbids royal family to accept gifts - Telegraph
King bars royals from taking presents In English EL PAÍS

Josefine 06-07-2015 12:15 PM

New tradition with the new regency
I were wondering since King Felipe became king has he started new tradition.
Does he do things different then king Juan Carlos
Or has he started something totalt new?

Duc_et_Pair 06-07-2015 12:28 PM

Well, it is more and more evoluing to a President Borbón and a First Lady Ortiz, to my purely personal humble opinion but others may argue "Well, that is modern monarchy". If everything which sticks a bit out of the surface has to be trimmed away, well, why not directly go for a republic then?

Winnie 06-07-2015 09:42 PM


Originally Posted by muriel (Post 1725999)
Transparency of this type is good, and I am glad this has been put in place.

I certainly agree. The more secrecy in any government can only hide many things and trouble. I did not realize that Spain was not an official Catholic Nation. For some reason I just was under the impression that it always was. Thanks all for information.

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