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lula 07-30-2015 05:10 AM

Felipe Marichalar arrived yesterday to Mallorca

Froilán se suma a las vacaciones de la Familia Real - Diario de Mallorca

An Ard Ri 07-30-2015 06:08 AM

The King,Queen and daughters are expected to arrive in Mallorca.

Los Reyes Felipe y Letizia hacen las maletas para comenzar sus vacaciones de verano en Mallorca - Bekia

lula 07-30-2015 01:54 PM

As announced by a spokesman of the Royal House, King Felipe has traveled this afternoon to Mallorca with his daughters Leonor and Sofia, while Queen Letizia will join "in the coming hours" to the family vacation on the island.

El Rey, en Marivent con sus hijas a la espera de que la Reina llegue a Palma - Diario de Mallorca

lula 07-31-2015 05:28 AM

Audience to Ms. Francina Armengol i Socías, president of the Balearic Islands
Marivent Palace. Palma de Mallorca


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Dª. Francina Armengol i Socías, presidenta de las Illes Balears

Audience to Ms. Maria Consuelo Huertas i Calatayud, president of the Parliament of the Balearic Islands
Marivent Palace. Palma de Mallorca


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Dª. María Consuelo Huertas i Calatayud, presidenta del Parlamento de las Illes Balears

Audience to Mr. José Francisco Hila Vargas, mayor of Palma de Mallorca
Marivent Palace. Palma de Mallorca


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a D. José Francisco Hila Vargas, alcalde de Palma de Mallorca

Audience to Mr. Miquel Ensenyat Riutort, president of the Consell de Mallorca
Marivent Palace. Palma de Mallorca


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a D. Miquel Ensenyat Riutort, presidente del Consell de Mallorca

073115 King Felipe VI of Spain attends audiences in Palma - Images | jose gegundez | photographer

King Felipe of Spain Attends Audiences in Palma de Mallorca - Pictures - Zimbio

An Ard Ri 07-31-2015 07:52 AM

Photos from Hola

El Rey inaugura las vacaciones reales en Palma, mientras se espera la llegada de la Reina - Foto 1

Getty

https://www.gettyimages.ie/photos/kin...orca&sort=best

lula 07-31-2015 07:58 AM

Photos at the sailing camp, with infanta Elena and Felipe Marichalar

Sofia d'Espagne : Vacances à bâbord, entourée de ses petits-enfants à Majorque !

Last day of sailing camp

Diplomas 'reales' en Calanova en Diario de Mallorca.

https://josepgegundez.photoshelter.co...00068aKG.mLQJ0

https://www.diezminutos.es/familia-re...l-club-de-vela

HereditaryPrincess 07-31-2015 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lula (Post 1805599)
Children participate in a sailing camp, from morning until afternoon, and the age to participate is 8 years. So Infanta Sofía could only have begun to participate this year.

King Felipe said the girls would take sailing lessons if they liked the sport, they are not going to force them.[/url]


Quote:

Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 1805598)
Perhaps they are still to young as Sofia is only 8. Or their parents do not want them to attend the sailing classes with the Urdangarin children.

I wasn't thinking of the actual lessons, but more of the group photo of Queen Sofia and her grandchildren at the sailing club. In 2013, we saw Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia take part.

Duke of Marmalade 07-31-2015 03:59 PM

Armengol 'proud' of royal presence

dbarn67 08-01-2015 10:13 AM

Pictures of Elena and Cristina's children


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dazzling 08-01-2015 12:28 PM

Is it possible that Christina joins at some point or will it just be her kids?

Duke of Marmalade 08-01-2015 12:32 PM

She didnt show up last year and I doubt she will this year, especially after having been forced to give up the Duchess of Palma title. She's not welcome there and being seen with the Queen would be a provocation. There is a lot of discussion already about the SRF using Marivent, it will now be open to the public during the year.
Marivent Palace to open to the public

An Ard Ri 08-02-2015 02:05 PM

Queen Sofia and her grandchildren.

Bekia

La Reina Sofía, una abuela orgullosa en la entrega de diplomas a sus nietos por el curso de vela - Bekia

https://translate.googleusercontent....ZfVgPRnWibpPww

kathia_sophia 08-02-2015 06:11 PM

I can't wait for the photosession with the King and Queen and the girls. I wonder if it will be during this week.

Baron Brockdorf 08-03-2015 07:34 AM

I'm not sure if this is the write thread to post this, but King Juan Carlos is on a 'private' visit in Malta
Juan Carlos in Malta - Times of Malta mobile

An Ard Ri 08-03-2015 07:35 AM

Solo appearance of H.M.King Felipe VI in Mallorca

Bekia

La soledad del Rey Felipe en su primera aparición en la Copa del Rey de Vela: ni la Reina Letizia ni Leonor y Sofía - Bekia

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Marty91charmed 08-03-2015 08:20 AM

Were Letizia and the girls expected to appear with him?

melina premiere 08-03-2015 08:52 AM

I hope to see soon Letizia , Felipe and the infantas Leonor and Sofia

An Ard Ri 08-03-2015 09:44 AM

So far there have been no sightings to the best of my knowledge of Letizia and her daughters,however there is a reception on August 5th at the Palacio Real de La Almudaina hosted by the king and queen.

AnaC 08-03-2015 09:57 AM

Marivent won't be open to the public. It's been proposed that the gardens be open to the public when the RF is not there. The Balearic government must create a proposal now and send it to Zarzuela.

This evening (7 pm) there will be a photoshoot in Marivent.

eya 08-03-2015 10:00 AM

:previous:That's nice i can wait to see the girls :smile:

I think the Spanish Kings are the most "unlucky" in their vacations.Everyone knows that going on holidays and what they will do. Lucky the other new royal couples as Dutch and Belgian nobody knows where they are.:smile:

carlota 08-03-2015 10:15 AM

i wonder when letizia will arrive in palma. i guess she's still mourning with her family.

AnaC 08-03-2015 10:17 AM

Queen Letizia arrived in Palma last Friday

Blog Real 08-03-2015 10:20 AM

El Rey acude al club Náutico, pero sin la Reina

Posado oficial de los reyes con sus hijas en Marivent

Duke of Marmalade 08-03-2015 10:28 AM

I think they will still 'vanish' 2 weeks in August, as they usually do. Maybe not last year as this was different but that's what they did in previous years.

HereditaryPrincess 08-03-2015 12:31 PM

Since Letizia, Leonor and Sofia are in Palma and arrived on Friday, perhaps they weren't scheduled to attend the Copa del Rey. But the article makes it sound like they were (or perhaps that's just the way the translation was phrased...).

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnaC (Post 1806967)
This evening (7 pm) there will be a photoshoot in Marivent.

Great, looking forward to it. It will be nice to see Leonor and Sofia again.

LadyFinn 08-03-2015 01:43 PM

Short video
https://instagram.com/p/57ggb4hxdI/

Photos
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Los Reyes y sus hijas abren el Palacio de Marivent para el posado tradicional
Los Reyes dan comienzo sus vacaciones con el posado oficial a las puertas de Marivent. Fotogalerías de Casas Reales

Here is a lovely first photo
Los Reyes cumplen un año más con la tradición en Marivent - Los Reyes, junto a las Infantas Sofía y Leonor,... _ Baleares _ EL MUNDO

Galleries
ESP: Spanish Royals Pose at Marivent Palace Getty Images
030815 Spanish Royals family photo session at Marivent Palace - Images _ jose gegundez _ photographer

Duke of Marmalade 08-03-2015 02:30 PM

Los Reyes posan con sus hijas, Leonor y Sofía, en Marivent - Diez Minutos

amaryllus 08-03-2015 02:57 PM

In the second photo Felipe he has had enough vacation ;)

Fürstin Taxis 08-03-2015 03:18 PM

^Very sweet photos by Gegundez, especially the ones where they sit

Spanish Royals family photo session at Marivent Palace | jose gegundez | photographer
Spanish Royals family photo session at Marivent Palace | jose gegundez | photographer
Spanish Royals family photo session at Marivent Palace | jose gegundez | photographer

An Ard Ri 08-03-2015 04:11 PM

Belga :previous:

Belga Image - Editorial

Getty Images

https://www.gettyimages.ie/photos/spa...20&sort=newest

Princess of Durham 08-03-2015 04:35 PM

Sofia has really grown recently, she is getting as tall/taller than Leonor. They are adorable girls. I think Leonor especially is going to be stunning as she grows up.

Danishla 08-03-2015 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Princess of Durham (Post 1807097)
Sofia has really grown recently, she is getting as tall/taller than Leonor. They are adorable girls. I think Leonor especially is going to be stunning as she grows up.

Yes, they are precious . . . Sofia looks a bit taller than Leonor, I noticed her sandals have higher heels

Daria_S 08-03-2015 09:12 PM

The pictures are lovely. Leonor and Sofia are beautiful girls, and yes, I also noticed Sofia's night. If I didn't know better, I would have assumed they're fraternal twins. Letizia's short hair makes her look very youthful.


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TLLK 08-03-2015 10:11 PM

Beautiful photos of TM and TRHs at Marivent.

LadyFinn 08-03-2015 11:51 PM

Videos
Vídeo_ Los Reyes inician sus vacaciones en Palma con su posado en Marivent _ Actualidad _ EL PAÍS
Los reyes posan con normalidad en el Palacio de Marivent - ANTENA 3 TV

Felipe, Letizia and the girls at a car on Sunday 2nd August.
https://www.atlanticopress.pt/headlines/58078?locale=pt

Great galleries from Robin Utrecht, the king at the Copa del Rey
COPA DEL REY MALLORCA 2015 DAY 1 - Images _ Robin Utrecht _ Photoshelter
The photoshoot
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor, Princess Sofia pose during the holiday Photosession - Images _ Robin Utrecht _ Photoshelter

Galleries
King Felipe and Queen Letizia summer vacation at Marivent Palace - Monarchy Press Europe
Posado de los reyes en Marivent en Diario de Mallorca.
Queen Letizia surrounded by her family in Mallorca _ Royalista

I think that it is great to see how Letizia cuddles with her daughters, how close Leonor and Sofia are to their mother (and to father also), they clearly seek the closeness of Letizia, as we can see from the videos and photos.

Gallery
Photo Session Marivent Palace, Palma de Mallorca 03-08-2015 - Images _ Bernard Rübsamen

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEpMFWLDa-E

Valerie Rose 08-04-2015 12:23 AM

It's extremely gracious of Their Majesties to permit the photography session on their holiday: looking pleasant and cheerful, while the shutters whirr like a cloud of grasshoppers :flowers:

Duke of Marmalade 08-04-2015 01:06 AM

Queen Letizia's first public appearance since death of her grandfather | Daily Mail Online

Leonor looked very tired/moody. When being asked about sailing courses she just pulled a face.

Duc_et_Pair 08-04-2015 05:12 AM

In several Dutch and Spanish media there are rumours hinting the Dutch King and his family being guests at Marivent.

Spaanse media: 'Oranjes op vakantie naar Mallorca' - Royalty Online

Duc_et_Pair 08-04-2015 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Valerie Rose (Post 1807180)
It's extremely gracious of Their Majesties to permit the photography session on their holiday: looking pleasant and cheerful, while the shutters whirr like a cloud of grasshoppers :flowers:

Why is it extremely gracious? It is nothing new at all.

:flowers:

Marty91charmed 08-04-2015 08:06 AM

Leonor and Sofìa have turned into two lovely and sweet little girls! I am glad they seem still demure and shy but much more confident and at ease wit the cameras...:flowers:

I don't know how to put thhis, as I don't want it to sound offensive,but Letizia's touching approach (clingy?) to the girls makes me a little unconfortable: it makes me wanna scream "let them breath for once"...:ermm:

carlota 08-04-2015 08:27 AM

here's a video of the photoshoot where you can see the family greeting the journalists and sofia speaking. i believe it's the first time we hear her voice. she greeted the journalists with a very professional "hello, good afternoon". :smile:

Los Reyes inauguran sus vacaciones en Mallorca

Quote:

Originally Posted by eya (Post 1806973)
I think the Spanish Kings are the most "unlucky" in their vacations.Everyone knows that going on holidays and what they will do. Lucky the other new royal couples as Dutch and Belgian nobody knows where they are.:smile:

well, they still manage to get some privacy and have had many private holidays in the past, to portugal, switzerland, the US... palma is a tradition, and they keep coming due to the long standing tradition of their visit during summer. it's nothing unlike the danish family going to graasten. journalists know they will be there for some time, but what they do afterwards is private.

plus, this year the situation has been stirred, as the people of palma are requesting that the gardens of marivent are open to the public for everyone's enjoyment as opposed to just being royal gardens. it would be most unwise to not show up after all that controversy!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1807220)
In several Dutch and Spanish media there are rumours hinting the Dutch King and his family being guests at Marivent.

Spaanse media: 'Oranjes op vakantie naar Mallorca' - Royalty Online

yes, this rumour has been circulating for some time from a number of sources, so i guess it's quite likely!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marty91charmed (Post 1807239)
Leonor and Sofìa have turned into two lovely and sweet little girls! I am glad they seem still demure and shy but much more confident and at ease wit the cameras...:flowers:

I don't know how to put this without makint it sound offensive,but Letizia's touching approach (clingy?) to the girls makes me a little unconfortable: it makes me wanna scream "let them breath for once"...:ermm:

letizia is certainly a bit clingy and "hands on". she reminds me of those overprotective mums... although who can blame her, she has two lovely, well mannered daughters. leonor is very beautiful and looks a lot like letizia, sofia's face seems to have changed as of late quite a bit...

Winnie 08-04-2015 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1807221)
Why is it extremely gracious? It is nothing new at all.

:flowers:

I believe she meant that in lieu of the personal family situation, she would certainly not have been surprised if King and family wanted a nice family time away from media.
I too found it gracious of them only because of recent death. I am sure they were just following prearranged media meetings/photo shoot thinking it was the proper thing to do. Everyone's thoughts are different.

Princess of Durham 08-04-2015 09:53 AM

I suspect that Letizia is merely aware of the possible stressfulness of the meetings with the press and tries to soften that a bit. Sofia appears to take it more in stride but Leonor seems a bit more shy and certainly on this occasion did not seem very enthusiastic. :flowers:

TLLK 08-04-2015 09:59 AM

I have to agree and Letizia would have a better idea of how to encourage her daughters as she is their mother.:smile: I wouldn't be surprised if all royal parents have to coax their children now and then during photo calls.

amaryllus 08-04-2015 11:21 AM

I agree. Even Royal children want to play or go with friends or just be alone sometimes instead of smiling big with the whole famn damily for the photogs

Molly2101 08-04-2015 11:46 AM

Poor Leonor - she didn't look like she was feeling it yesterday! Perhaps she was feeling a bit unwell hence why Letizia was very much ensuring the girls were fine. Both Leonor and Sofia are so well adjusted with the press and I particularly liked that the whole family greeted the press.

amaryllus 08-04-2015 11:55 AM

Not for nothing I feel particularly bad for female royals esp the young ones when they are that kind of hurting and just wanting to lay down with a heating pad but the show must go on and so do they.

Duc_et_Pair 08-04-2015 12:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Molly2101 (Post 1807283)
[ ... ] I particularly liked that the whole family greeted the press.

Heu... is there any royal family who does not say 'Hello!' to the assembled media patiently awaiting until they can make their so desired holiday pictures? What you particularly liked seems more than normal to me and has always been the case.

:lol:

Molly2101 08-04-2015 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1807288)
Heu... is there any royal family who does not say 'Hello!' to the assembled media patiently awaiting until they can make their so desired holiday pictures? What you particularly liked seems more than normal to me and has always been the case.

:lol:

I meant that they went up and shook the press photographers hands and say good afternoon, whereas I don't recall the Danes doing that during their Graasten photoshoot nor have I ever seen the British royals go up to a group of photographers and shake their hand.

TLLK 08-04-2015 12:38 PM

I agree Molly. I noticed that the King, Queen and their daughters were doing this last year as well. While I realize that other royals do greet the assembled photographers, this is one of the only times I've seen the children encouraged to do greet them by shaking hands prior to the photo shoot.

amaryllus 08-04-2015 12:50 PM

I remember in one instance a news clip Victoria forced Estelle to shake hands... E hesitated and Victoria abruptly jerked her hand forward. So I guess she will do it as a rule.

And I used to work with toddlers so I know what a jerk is before any says I am exaggerating:)

AnaC 08-04-2015 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 1807298)
I agree Molly. I noticed that the King, Queen and their daughters were doing this last year as well. While I realize that other royals do greet the assembled photographers, this is one of the only times I've seen the children encouraged to do greet them by shaking hands prior to the photo shoot.

You're right, and I agree that it's a nice touch. I don't think the SRF did it before Felipe became King last year.

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Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Sesión fotográfica con Sus Majestades los Reyes, Su Alteza Real la Princesa de Asturias y Su Alteza Real la Infanta Doña Sofía

Princess of Durham 08-04-2015 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1807288)
Heu... is there any royal family who does not say 'Hello!' to the assembled media patiently awaiting until they can make their so desired holiday pictures? What you particularly liked seems more than normal to me and has always been the case.

:lol:

I feel the need here for a quote from Jane Austen (paraphrasing) regarding the ....propensity ... to willfully misunderstand. :lol:

An Ard Ri 08-04-2015 03:06 PM

PPE

King Felipe audiences at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca

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Queen Sofia,Infanta Elena with the Marichalar and Urdangarin children.

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King Felipe ,Queen Letizia and daughters.

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Marty91charmed 08-04-2015 03:33 PM

Anyone knowing who the girl in the off shoulder white blouse is?

Duke of Marmalade 08-04-2015 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marty91charmed (Post 1807239)
Leonor and Sofìa have turned into two lovely and sweet little girls! I am glad they seem still demure and shy but much more confident and at ease wit the cameras...:flowers:

I don't know how to put thhis, as I don't want it to sound offensive,but Letizia's touching approach (clingy?) to the girls makes me a little unconfortable: it makes me wanna scream "let them breath for once"...:ermm:

to me it looks kind of obsessive and controlfreak-ish, being constantly all over the girls, but I guess when they become teenagers they don't appreciate being watched or touched all the time.

Marty91charmed 08-04-2015 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1807345)
to me it looks kind of obsessive and controlfreak-ish, being constantly all over the girls, but I guess when they become teenagers they don't appreciate being watched or touched all the time.

Exactly! Hope the girls will "rebel" at some time, when they enter the teens:cool:

amaryllus 08-04-2015 04:23 PM

I don't! The Spanish don't need anymore scandal from their Royal family. Rebellious princesses are fine for Hollywood but not real life :)

Jacknch 08-04-2015 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amaryllus (Post 1807354)
I don't! The Spanish don't need anymore scandal from their Royal family. Rebellious princesses are fine for Hollywood but not real life :)

I agree. There is nothing wrong with a loving mother having physical contact with her own kids for goodness, putting a protective arm around them from time to time in front of a host of strangers with cameras etc. They all look very happy and normal to me and it makes a very refreshing change indeed to see such nice royal family photos.

Archduchess Zelia 08-04-2015 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amaryllus (Post 1807354)
I don't! The Spanish don't need anymore scandal from their Royal family. Rebellious princesses are fine for Hollywood but not real life :)

Very well said. Letizia is just a hands-on mum – can't really see a problem in that.

amaryllus 08-04-2015 05:31 PM

If the girls had a problem with her tactile ways I am pretty sure they would let her know. I have no proof but a gut feeling they feel free to express themselves to their parents and speak their minds within reason.

An Ard Ri 08-04-2015 06:20 PM

Infanta Cristina and Inaki Urdangarin are on holidays in Baqueira Beret in Spain as per ABC.

La Infanta Cristina e I?aki Urdangar?n, de cena en Baqueira - ABC.es

QueenJen 08-04-2015 08:26 PM

OK, I know I'm crazy, but which is Leonor and which is Sofia? I'm not terribly familiar with them, but could usually tell. Now, their height isn't helping me! Who is in the print top and longer khaki shorts?


:huh::confused:

Daria_S 08-04-2015 10:46 PM

Spanish Royal Family Summer Holidays 2015
 
Leonor is in khaki shorts, and printed top, while Sofia is in solid white top, and navy shorts. I have a hard time telling them apart too, since they're practically the same height.


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eya 08-05-2015 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amaryllus (Post 1807354)
I don't! The Spanish don't need anymore scandal from their Royal family. Rebellious princesses are fine for Hollywood but not real life :)

Another scandal :ohmy: Leave it for another family.

The name "Aifos" mean something or it is just a name?

Ohhh yes you have right polyesco. What a beautiful this moove for his mother. She deserve that. :flowers:

Duc_et_Pair 08-05-2015 02:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 1807298)
I agree Molly. I noticed that the King, Queen and their daughters were doing this last year as well. While I realize that other royals do greet the assembled photographers, this is one of the only times I've seen the children encouraged to do greet them by shaking hands prior to the photo shoot.

In my option that is a step too far. Both the royal family and the media are helped with some distance. The Diana Years were a lesson of how a close entanglement can lead to a deadly embrace.

The media are there to register the start of the holidays of the Spanish royal family. The King, the Queen and the Infantas shaking the hands of the folks who -at other media moments- will not hesistate to infringe their pivacy, is a step too far.

Duc_et_Pair 08-05-2015 02:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QueenJen (Post 1807400)
OK, I know I'm crazy, but which is Leonor and which is Sofia? I'm not terribly familiar with them, but could usually tell. Now, their height isn't helping me! Who is in the print top and longer khaki shorts?


:huh::confused:

The oldest one is Doña Leonor, Princess of Asturias. That is the one with the khaki coloured pants.

Picture.

LadyFinn 08-05-2015 02:34 AM

It is great to see the royal family shaking hands with the reporters and photographers. Felipe and Letizia are modern royals, who know that the world has changed and are acting according to that. They treated the photographers like respected professionals, as guests at the Marivent Palace area. You can see that some photographers looked a little surprised, but of course were pleased. The royals made a warm event about the photoshoot, it wasn't just "you are there taking photos" and "we are here, don't come close to us".

Leonor and Sofia are always so well behaved and quite at ease with the press. While listening to all cameras clicking such young girls must feel a little uncomfortable. But they were smiling, being polite and well-mannered. Felipe and Letizia have done a very good job. They are also very natural with their children, and Felipe looks his family like he has difficulties to believe how lucky he is to have them. Lovely to see the girls waving to the press while going inside.

Duke of Marmalade 08-05-2015 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1807446)
In my option that is a step too far. Both the royal family and the media are helped with some distance. The Diana Years were a lesson of how a close entanglement can lead to a deadly embrace.

The media are there to register the start of the holidays of the Spanish royal family. The King, the Queen and the Infantas shaking the hands of the folks who -at other media moments- will not hesistate to infringe their pivacy, is a step too far.

I am not surprised. The SRF have alwayss been courting the 'right' press (I am not talking about the tabloids) to make sure to get them as allies more than other royal houses, imo.
If you look at their agenda, half the awards they give out is media-related (journalists, outlets etc) and they do lots of events in that respect.

dazzling 08-05-2015 02:49 AM

I like their attitude towards the press, its very welcoming and respectful as they are professionals as well. It must be a nice way to welcome them into the palace grounds like any other person.

The pictures are lovely and they looked very happy. Each time I see the girls, they have changed and grown. They are growing up fast and it's always nice seeing them. They look like a very warm family.

I hope to see more of them in Mallorca.

kathia_sophia 08-05-2015 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by QueenJen (Post 1807400)
OK, I know I'm crazy, but which is Leonor and which is Sofia? I'm not terribly familiar with them, but could usually tell. Now, their height isn't helping me! Who is in the print top and longer khaki shorts?


:huh::confused:

Just look at their eyes and you will be able to tell them apart. Leonor has blue eyes while Sofia has brown eyes.

I've been following them since their birth and I can easily tell them apart. Their features are quite diferent, because to me they don't look alike at all, but I understand that their same height and same hair color confuses lots of people.

Duc_et_Pair 08-05-2015 03:46 AM

Every royal family does it their own way. I am not sure how big, or organized or "friendly" the media at the Spanish photo-session was. At the Dutch session you see the King and his family arriving. All friendly smiles, waves here and there, faces of recognition. The King usually says some light-hearted words like: "Ah... I see, judging from your numbers, there is still a great interest in our family! Now, tell us, what would you like? The sea first?" and so taking the initiative. Look at this: I try to imagine the Dutchies giving all them a handshake too... hmm... no... I think they deliberately want to keep distance.

Maybe the difference is that all accredited media which respects the media code are allowed in the Netherlands while in Spain it is more the "monarchy-friendly press" which are allowed to make pictures?

LadyFinn 08-05-2015 06:59 AM

The king is sailing today with Aifos
El Rey navega hoy en el “Aifos” Copa del Rey MAPFRE

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080515 Spanish Royals In Palma de Mallorca - 34th Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup day 3 - Images _ jose gegundez _ photographer

Galleries of king Felipe sailing and infanta Elena and her children following the race onboard on Somni.
34th Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup - Day 3 Thumbnails - Pictures - Zimbio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y19Q2fwgJuU

polyesco 08-05-2015 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by eya (Post 1807533)
The name "Aifos" mean something or it is just a name?

I read that its Sofia spelled backwards. For his mother

HereditaryPrincess 08-05-2015 12:26 PM

Wonderful photos of the family. Sofia has changed a lot and she is getting so tall! She and Leonor could be mistaken non-identical twins as I think Sofia is starting to look quite a lot like her older sister now as well, I noticed that her hair had gotten darker.

I also think it's nice how the whole family came out to greet the press, however I think making children do such a thing is a bit much but it will be good practice for when they're older, especially for Leonor. And I also agree that the girls seem confident around the press, so perhaps it's less "daunting" (not sure if that's the right word) for them. I remember Leonor was confidently answering the press's questions at her communion.

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Originally Posted by polyesco (Post 1807554)
I read that its Sofia spelled backwards. For his mother

Oh, that is a lovely gesture.

TLLK 08-05-2015 01:22 PM

And with a mother who is a former journalist the gesture shows respect to those in the profession IMO.

An Ard Ri 08-05-2015 02:50 PM

Spanish royals sailing on the Somni during the 34th Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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LadyFinn 08-05-2015 03:14 PM

Reception to the authorities in the Balearic Islands and representatives of the society, Queen Sofia attends too.
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Los Reyes abren las puertas de la Almudaina a más de 400 personas. Fotogalerías de Casas Reales

An Ard Ri 08-05-2015 04:00 PM

As per Bekia,King Juan Carlos is on holidays in the island La Palma in the Canary Islands.

El Rey Juan Carlos planta a la Familia Real y a Mallorca para irse a otra isla - Bekia

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An Ard Ri 08-05-2015 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 1807595)
Reception to the authorities in the Balearic Islands and representatives of the society, Queen Sofia attends too.
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Los Reyes abren las puertas de la Almudaina a más de 400 personas. Fotogalerías de Casas Reales

Casa Real :previous:

Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Recepción ofrecida a las autoridades de las Illes Balears y a una representación de la sociedad

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LadyFinn 08-06-2015 12:15 AM

Galleries
080515 Spanish Royals Host a Dinner for Authorities in Palma de Mallorca - Images _ jose gegundez _ photographer
Spanish Royals Host a Dinner for Authorities in Palma de Mallorca
ROYALDINNER KING FELIPE AND QUEEN LETIZIA IN MALLORCA - Images _ Robin Utrecht _ Photoshelter
Los Reyes se acercan a la sociedad balear en Diario de Mallorca.

Felipe on Aifos on Wednesday
COPA DEL REY MALLORCA 2015 DAY 3 - Images _ Robin Utrecht _ Photoshelter
King Felipe sails during Copa del Rey day 3 - Monarchy Press Europe
KIng Felipe at Copa del Rey, Palma de Mallorca 05-8-2015 - Images _ Bernard Rübsamen

Video from the reception
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx-PAvEG8OI

LadyFinn 08-06-2015 06:52 AM

King Felipe sails also today
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Queen Sofia was on Somni with Tatiana Radziwill and her husband following the sailing. Also Elena and her children were there.
080615 Spanish Royals In Palma de Mallorca - 34th Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup day 4 - Images _ jose gegundez _ photographer
34th Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup - Day 4 Thumbnails - Pictures - Zimbio

Video from Wednesday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBf5BvFVB9E

An Ard Ri 08-06-2015 08:19 AM

Belga :previous:

Belga Image - Editorial

Duke of Marmalade 08-06-2015 09:51 AM

Queen Letizia sparks fears over health after revealing frighteningly skinny arms in Palma | Daily Mail Online

LadyFinn 08-06-2015 02:56 PM

King Felipe on Aifos today
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King Felipe sails also on Friday
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An Ard Ri 08-07-2015 05:35 AM

Queen Sofia and her cousin Princess Tatiana Radziwiłł .

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King Felipe VI

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Infanta Elena and children.

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Marty91charmed 08-07-2015 08:04 AM

Who is the young woman in a black dress pantsuit? The one standing near Foilan... A nanny? She has an amazing resemblance to Charlotte Casiraghi!

LadyFinn 08-07-2015 02:11 PM

King Felipe met prime minister Mariano Rajoy this evening at the Marivent Palace.
King Felipe Of Spain Meets President Mariano Rajoy in Palma de Mallorca Thumbnails - Pictures - Zimbio
El Rey y Rajoy se reúnen en el Palacio de Marivent en Diario de Mallorca.

grevinnan 08-07-2015 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by eya (Post 1807555)
Ohhh yes you have right polyesco. What a beautiful this moove for his mother. She deserve that. :flowers:

It is a 20+ year old navy boat that has gone through several changes. Recently retrofitted and renamed Afios. Could have been while she was still the Queen. So King Felipe may not have been the one chosen to name the boat after his mother. The boat is also used for navy races even when the King is not the skipper.

An Ard Ri 08-08-2015 01:47 AM

Infanta Elena and children sailing

La Infanta Elena y Victoria de Marichalar hacen fotos de las regatas de la Copa del Rey de Vela 2015 junto a Froilán: La Infanta Elena, Froilán y Victoria Federica siguen las regatas de la Copa del Rey de Vela en Bekia

eya 08-08-2015 04:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grevinnan (Post 1808162)
It is a 20+ year old navy boat that has gone through several changes. Recently retrofitted and renamed Afios. Could have been while she was still the Queen. So King Felipe may not have been the one chosen to name the boat after his mother. The boat is also used for navy races even when the King is not the skipper.

Yes i understand what you're sayning but it's a big coincidence don't you agree?

LadyFinn 08-08-2015 04:35 AM

Letizia, Leonor and Sofia arrived with Felipe to the Club Nautico to the last day of Regata Copa del Rey.
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La Familia Real, en el RCNP Copa del Rey MAPFRE
La visita de la familia Real ha dejado... - Regata Copa del Rey

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080815 Spanish Royals In Palma de Mallorca - 34th Copa del Rey Mapfre Sailing Cup day 6 - Images _ jose gegundez _ photographer

Los Reyes y sus hijas, en el Real Club Náutico de Palma - Estilo - abc.es

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Felipe VI participa en Palma en la Copa del Rey de Vela

Leonor had sunglasses too.
Los reyes Felipe y Letizia acuden a la última jornada de regatas con sus hijas

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Royal family attend the Copa del Rey, Palma de Mallorca 08-08-2015 - Images _ Bernard Rübsamen

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dazzling 08-08-2015 11:41 AM

Lovely pictures of them at the club.
Sophia looks lovely in the colored mirrored sunglasses.

maria-olivia 08-08-2015 12:56 PM

If I understand PEE , Queen Sofia is inside the boat with Tatania her cousin and only Friend.
Outside Tatiana's husband , Elena with white hat and huge camera, her children and perhaps Felipe Froilan's girlfriend ?

kathia_sophia 08-08-2015 01:01 PM

Leonor looks so much like Letizia in this photo but with daddy's eyes
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An Ard Ri 08-08-2015 01:14 PM

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Duc_et_Pair 08-08-2015 01:30 PM

I hope that Don Felipe de Malichalar will get some physical exercise. He has the type body to become a well-trained beefy young man. His parents and his sister are all skinny.

julia garcia roch 08-08-2015 01:36 PM

Thirtheen beautiful pictures: (number 7***)

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lula 08-08-2015 05:37 PM

" Copa Del Rey" Awards ceremony

Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Entrega de trofeos de la regata de vela "34ª Copa del Rey-Mapfre"

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HereditaryPrincess 08-08-2015 05:38 PM

Thank you everyone for sharing the photos of King Felipe and his family at the sailing club.
Leonor and Sofia are beautiful little girls, it is great to see them again.

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Originally Posted by maria-olivia (Post 1808362)
If I understand PEE , Queen Sofia is inside the boat with Tatania her cousin and only Friend.
Outside Tatiana's husband , Elena with white hat and huge camera, her children and perhaps Felipe Froilan's girlfriend ?

Of course I don't know, but I also think it's quite likely she could be Froilan's girlfriend. She was with the family in one of the videos from their first appearance at the sailing club this year and seemed to be talking with Victoria Federica and Infanta Cristina's sons.


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