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lula 06-27-2005 08:34 AM

From abc:

Reina will head the delegation of one hundred people of Madrid 2012 in Singapur


A hundred of people, headed by the queen Doña Sofía, will form the delegation of Madrid 2012 that will attend the 6 of July in Singapur the election of the city that will organize the Games of that year, in an assembly of the Olympic Committee the International that will be covered by 150 Spanish journalists. According to they today informed the vicemayor into Madrid, Manuel Cobo, and the president-advisor delegated of Madrid 2012, Feliciano Mayoral, that comprise of the delegation, the Spanish Government will be represented in Singapur by the president of the Government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, that will travel day 4, the ministers of Outer Subjects, Miguel Moratinos Angel, and of Education, Maria Jesus Sansegundo, and the Secretary of State for Deporte, Jaime Lissavetzky.

Elsa M. 06-27-2005 11:11 AM

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, along with the Princes of Asturias, welcomed today the Israeli president, with a lunch at the Royal Palece.

For news and pictures about this act, please go to the thread dedicated to the Royal Family of Spain:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=233267#post233267

Sue- 06-27-2005 12:59 PM

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Seegerpress also published some photos of the inauguration of the Mediterranean Games.

Elsa M. 06-27-2005 03:20 PM

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Her Majesty the Queen received today a representation of the Association of Diplomatic Ladies, headed by Shaika Abdallah Al-Khalifa Al-Sabah, wife of the Ambassador of Kuwait in Spain, to recieve a donation of 20000 €, destined to Queen Sofia's Foundation.
First photo is from Casareal, the others come from Terra:

Elsa M. 06-27-2005 03:32 PM

https://www.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte...119874321.html

An official delegation of 100 people, headed by Queen Sofia, will fly to Singapore throughout this week, to organize the last and definitive Spanish offensive towards the organization of the Olympic Games 2012.

The Royal House, the Presidency of the Government, as well as olympic and sport personalities from all the token positions will try to influence the hermetic voters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Queen Sofia will travel next Saturday, July 2nd, along with great part of the people in charge of the City Hall of Madrid, in addition to other five municipal politicians belonging to the main political parties (PSOE and IU).

marezdote 06-29-2005 02:44 PM

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Juan Carlos today from casareal.es

planetcher 06-29-2005 08:56 PM

I just have a feeling that Paris will win the bid.

Elsa M. 06-30-2005 12:21 PM

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King Juan Carlos presided yesterday over the prize-giving ceremony of the journalism awards Mariano de Cavia, Mingote y Luca de Tena.
The Spanish José Antonio Zarzalejos won the prize Mariano de Cavia (one of the most prestigious awards of the Spanish media), while the prize Luca de Tena was granted to the Portuguese José António Saraiva, recognizing his influence and trajectory, as director of the prestigious weekly newspaper "Expresso".

Photo from Terra:

Elsa M. 06-30-2005 12:36 PM

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KJC, along with the minister of Defense, José Bono, presided today over the closing ceremony of the VI Military Course of General Staff (VI Curso de Estado Mayor).
Photos from Terra:

Elsa M. 07-01-2005 10:14 AM

King Juan Carlos, along with Prince Felipe, are this weekend in Valencia, to participate in the Queen's Cup Sailing Trophy.

For news and pictures about this topic, please go to the thread:
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=235791#post235791

zarzuela 07-02-2005 02:25 PM

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The Queen left for Singapore today. I'm still waiting for more details from the press. She's heading the Spanish delegation and will talk to the IOC members.

In the picture: Her Majesty talks to the press at the airport before her flight departs for Singapore.

lula 07-02-2005 04:50 PM

From Elmundo.es:

The Queen Dona Sofía affirmed before travelling to Singapore, where next Wednesday there will be chosen the city that will organize the Olympic Games of 2012, which in her presentation will emphasize that " Spain is very prepared to organize any cultural or sports event, and already to be proved".

The Queen will close the series of interventions that itwill take place during the last presentation of the candidacy of Madrid 2012, next July 6 in Singapore, before the International Olympic Committee (CIO), minutes before the election of the city that will organize the Games of this year. Doña Sofía assured: " We Are with a lot of optimism " and " with a lot of illusion ". " We are completely prepared ", was added by it before taking the flight in the airport of Barajas.

" A marvellous work has been done and I have seen it already in videoes and it is sensational ", there concluded Dona Sofía, who asked on what will stand out in her intervention in Singapore made clear that she will speak " on the olimpismo, on which my family has been very put into the olimpismo before married and later, the children, and later that Spain is very prepared to do any cultural or sports event and already to be proved ".

lula 07-02-2005 05:26 PM

From El Semanal Digital:

S.M. the King came to visit a catamarán specially enabled for use by disabled persons. Don Juan Carlos demonstrated his worry for the above mentioned group and his their problems.
The King Don Juan Carlos realized the visit to the catamarán " Lo Spirito I gave Stella ", in the port of Valencia, by request of the Coordinating Conference of Disabled Physicists of the Valencian Community (COCEMFE-CV).
S. M. was got in the ship by the boss of the same one, Andrea Stella, and by the president of COCEMFE-CV, Carlos Laguna, that they accompanied him throughout the time that he remained on board. Stella, paraplegic after having received two shots, did not want to resign his interest to the sea and took charge designing the qualifications of his ship for the chair of wheels.
At the end of the meeting, Don Juan Carlos received like I give a reply of the training ship "Juan Sebastián Elcano" a plate of gratefulness.

*SofiaM* 07-02-2005 06:15 PM

Hey guys :D
I have a question for you. (Sorry if this has been discussed before). But when the family are on their summer holidays, you see them out and about in Palma, doing regular activities such as shopping etc. What i want to know is if you ever see them out in Madrid doing the same? I mean they can't possibly spend all of their time at home, can they?
Thanks in advance
Sofia

LaChicaMadrilena 07-02-2005 06:27 PM

Good question, Sofia! We could see a few days ago CP Letizia doing some shoppings with her mum and sister Telma, in quite casual clothes. It was this book fairy in Madrit, if I'm not wrong.

lula 07-03-2005 04:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ...sOfIa....
Hey guys :D
I have a question for you. (Sorry if this has been discussed before). But when the family are on their summer holidays, you see them out and about in Palma, doing regular activities such as shopping etc. What i want to know is if you ever see them out in Madrid doing the same? I mean they can't possibly spend all of their time at home, can they?
Thanks in advance
Sofia

Sofia ..., it is true that the Royal Family in Palma goes out more, they go out at some time of buys, or to visit a museum or to have dinner, but I believe that they do it to places that more or less the safety services already have controlled after many years.
In Madrid, it is more difficult. It is a very big city, is very strange to see the Reyes or the Princes of buys (equal one or two times a year). And if it is known that for example the Princes go out occasionally to the cinema or to having dinner.
But I believe that they are things more exceptional than habitual. Also they occur to coming to houses or friends' estates.


The certain thing, it is that unfortunately, the Spanish Royal Family, especially the Kings or the Princes do not have a lot of freedom of movements. All their movements are followed by a safety service, and in each of their exits they are accompanied of their escorts, though one does not see them.
With E.T.A.'s problem they do not still have another remedy that to live like that. Also many politicians live like that, judges, businessmen, some teachers, journalists ... etc... The persons who occupy important positions in Spain know that they must live with it.
Because of it the Letizia's first speech was for my very important, because exactly it was for the persons who go 25 years fighting in order that has not more died, they are the persons who protect the life of the citizens but also the life of the one that now is her family.

I feel it for the speech, but sometimes it is necessary to understand the situations through that a concrete country lives, to be able to explain like Royal Families or politicians live.

*SofiaM* 07-03-2005 05:17 AM

Thanks for your quick replies Lachicamadrilena and Lula.:)
It's a shame that all dignitaries in Spain have to live with, in some cases, such caution. But i suppose that its the same everywhere.
Sofia

lula 07-03-2005 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ...sOfIa....
Thanks for your quick replies Lachicamadrilena and Lula.:)
It's a shame that all dignitaries in Spain have to live with, in some cases, such caution. But i suppose that its the same everywhere.
Sofia

I believe that it is a bit different. The persons who occupy high charges normally take protection, because always there are delinquents and things can happen. But there are no the same dangers in a few countries that in others, there are countries where for certain situations of the same ones they do that this threat is much more real and probable.
I remember when it does a couple of years a delinquent killed a Swedish Minister, and I found out that there the ministers were not taking protection, in Spain it would be unthinkable.

*SofiaM* 07-03-2005 06:35 AM

You make a good point Lula. Thankyou for explaining.
Sofia

lula 07-03-2005 06:50 AM

From Marca:

The queen Doña Sofía already is in Singapore to support the candidacy of Madrid


The queen Doña Sofía has come to Singapore, where she will head the Spanish delegation of Madrid 2012 that will be present at the election of the headquarters of the Olympic Games.
The queen landed in Changi's international airport to 17.05 local time (09.05 gmt) in British Airways's regular flight, and it was got by the Spanish ambassador in Singapore, Francisco Rabena accompanied of his wife, Blanca Camuñas, besides advanced of the Royal House.
From the airport, dona Sofía went to the hotel Raffles, where it she will lodge until the next 6th. This it is the same hotel chosen by the prime minister, Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, who will come in the dawn of Tuesday, the 5th.


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