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althea 07-14-2005 01:54 PM

:p :p
I am wishing to sea all the Royal Family.As it is Irene? More handsome, safe.

lula 07-14-2005 03:21 PM

Still there are no photos. I have seen a bit in television, the girl was beautiful. The women was looking like the children that they had put in agreement, and they all were dressed in white and green tones. The baptism was in the garden of La Zarzuela, and it had hot.

Elsa M. 07-14-2005 03:30 PM

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First photo and video, from Telecinco:

agm 07-14-2005 03:31 PM


marezdote 07-14-2005 03:33 PM

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1. From Look how big Cristina's smile is as she looks at little Irene!

2, 3. From Terra.

Elsa M. 07-14-2005 04:01 PM

Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón hardly cried this evening when, at 8:22 p.m., the archbishop of Madrid, Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, spilled on her head the water coming from the river Jordan. The baptism was celebrated outdoors, at the gardens of La Zarzuela, in front of the small hermitage of the Palace, where the Kings have lived many familiar events.

It was still a sunny warm afternoon, when the Dukes of Palma arrived with their daughter in the arms of Doña Cristina. Following a familiar tradition, the girl was dressed in the same apron that was taken by the King, her uncle the Prince of Asturias and her aunt Infanta Elena, as well by as her mother, her cousins (Froilán and Victoria Federica) and her three brothers.

Moments before, in the hall of the Palace, there was a photo shoot for the familiar album.

Cardinal Rouco Varela celebrated the religious ceremony, helped by the military archbishop of Spain, Francisco Perez González, the prelate sent by the Pope, Serafín Sedano, and the secretary of the cardinal. Rouco used a shell made in golden silver (that belongs to the chapel of the RoyalPalace) to throw on the head of Irene the water of the river Jordan, with which, according to an old tradition, the Spanish Royal Family baptizes its members.

The new-born slept during almost all the ceremony, and only slightly cried when cardinal Rouco made a cross on her front.

During the celebration, the choir of the religious Daughters of Santa María del Corazón de Jesús (Galapagar, next to Madrid) sang several pieces. At the moment of the liturgy, the godfather, Pedro Lopez Quesada, read a fragment of Ezequiel Prophet, which speaks of the baptism, of spilling "on you the pure water that will purify you".

Elsa M. 07-14-2005 04:08 PM

Video from Antena3:

lula 07-14-2005 04:10 PM

I not to be placed photos here, for that know is more in Terra and

sarita 07-14-2005 04:11 PM

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lucys 07-14-2005 04:22 PM

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I don't think we should expect too many photos--it looked like there were just a couple of pool photographers.

It seemed like a very lovely and intimate ceremony--even if it was way too hot for 8 in the afternoon/evening. My sister in Madrid says Spain is just terribly hot these days.

A few images from reuters via

cristine 07-14-2005 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by sarita
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Finally we can see a sign of Letizia's pregnancy!

Elsa M. 07-14-2005 04:25 PM

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lucys 07-14-2005 04:33 PM

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More from Terra and ABC:

lula 07-14-2005 04:40 PM

The photo of the Queen Sofia kissing her granddaughter, and the photo of the Princess Letizia and Laura Ponte they are beautiful. Certainly, the Queen Sofia did photos with her camera during the baptism.

Lyle 07-14-2005 04:43 PM

I totally love the pictures of Letizia looking lovingly at the baby and the Queen kissing the baby's's so nice to see the humanity of the royals. I think that the Spanish RF is a very loving and close family and that's great to see.

Elsa M. 07-14-2005 05:03 PM

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GettyImages has the same photos as the above, so I'll put them here via Imageshack:

lucys 07-14-2005 05:09 PM

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Is it any wonder everyone came out of the hospital raving about what a beautiful baby Irene is! She's sooooo beautiful!

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GrandDuchess 07-14-2005 05:15 PM

What a beautiful girl little Irene is! So cute!

It seems to have been a very nice and family close ceremony, very nice to see them all gathered together. Thanks for posting the pictures!

Larzen 07-14-2005 05:27 PM

How cute is little Irene:) I think Cristina looked very beautiful in her chiffon blouse and soft hairdo and her family really is very very handsome. Its nice that even if they have a private family ceremony they still allow photographers to be present.

marezdote 07-14-2005 06:22 PM

Thanks for the pics everyone! My very favorite pic is the one where Letizia and Laura are looking at Irene.

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