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Elsa M. 08-01-2005 01:39 PM

Infanta Cristina and Family, Current Events Part 3: August - December 2005
Welcome to the new thread dedicated to the current events of Infanta Cristina & Family.

The old thread can be found at:

Please note that this thread is for Current News and Pictures only.

For posting pictures of older events, please visit this thread instead:

Have fun! :)

rchainho 08-07-2005 04:29 PM

They discover the enchantment of the luxury

The Dukes of Palm have caused a controversy in the Spanish press, by luxurious palacete who released in Barcelona

Ana Anabitarte/Corresponsal
The Universal One
Domingo 07 of August of 2005

Madrid, Spain. After giving to light three children men: Juan Valentin, Pablo Nicholas and Miguel, the infant Cristina second daughter of the the king of Spain fulfill the past 5 of June his dream have a a daughter, when the give to light to Irene, the the sixth granddaughter of Juan Carlos and Sofía.

Nevertheless, more than by their new daughter, infant Cristina and her husband, Iñaki Urdangarín, have become protagonists of the Spanish press by the controversy that has raised the purchase of a luxurious house in the best district of Barcelona: Pedralbes.


Days ago a newspaper affirmed ironically that the pays of some members of the real house "give for much".

The publication put of example the one of infant Cristina, who works in the Foundation the Caixa by thousand 800 euros to the month (27 thousand pesos); and the one of its husband, Iñaki Urdangarín, that to receive 600 thousand euros (9 million weights) by season when Barcelona Club played the handball in the Futbol, now receives near 90 thousand euros (million 350 thousand pesos) to the year like adviser of the company Octagon Esedos. "From where it leaves the money for this change", the World was asked to the newspaper after explaining that the house that the pair finishes buying them has cost something more than 7 million euros (almost 105 million weights), more 600 thousands (around 9 million) in restoration works. The newspaper remembered that after the increase of 3,5 percents in the general game of the State destined in the real house, the king has 7,78 million annual euros (120 million weights).

rchainho 08-07-2005 04:30 PM

Cristina forgot the austerity

In her youth the infant characterized itself by her simplicity, did not dress clothes mark but recycled suits of her mother, the queen

The Universal One
Domingo 07 of August of 2005

The Spanish press is wondered how the Dukes of Palm could almost pay to a so luxurious house, if, for example, king Juan Carlos of Spain can have 120 million annual weights, that is to say, the total price of the house of their small daughter. And it assured that "both pays of the pair do not seem sufficient to allow that house".

The certain thing is that the fact, because calls the attention infant Cristina has always characterized itself by the austerity. And unlike his Elena sister, to whom it likes to shine dresses of well-known foreign modistos, the minor of the infants in his youth did not not only dress clothes mark, but that used recycled suits of the queen.

Worthy house of the royalty

Elegant palacete constructed of white limestone stone is constructed in the stroll corner Queen Elisenda with Pedro Moncada, as opposed to the aesthetic clinical sanctioned one of Flat and next to the school Frederic Mistral, by the way to which their children go.

In a land of 2 thousand 500 square meters (thousand 200 meters of construction and thousands 300 of garden), the residence is distributed in three plants. First it is a semibasement with a great kitchen, a dining room with chimney, a zone on watch, a warehouse and a pantry. Also there is a garage for three cars.

In the second plant there is a kitchen, an immense dining room with room and the spectacular main dormitory, of almost one hundred square meters, with an falsified bathroom covered of black marble, a vestidor and a terrace that it gives to the garden. In the same plant there are two medium rooms connected to each other by a bathroom and another room suite with a complete bathroom.

The last floor exactly has eight equal windows of French style, an enormous room-library that originally was a modern room of cinema, a dormitory and a small annexed hall.

As far as the garden, this one has a leafy vegetation that allows its inhabitants to feel isolated within a great city as it is Barcelona. There is many pines, great extensions of grass, a fronton, pond, an outer dining room to celebrate meals and meetings and a track of cement dance. Also there is a pavilion in which they sleep the escorts of the family.

History of the mansion

Constructed in 1952 by Vilallonga architect for own use, and sold later, in 1982, to Maria Ventós and her family, the husband of this one, Mario Herrera, it was sold the Dukes of Palm, those that are said fell in love with the mansion since they lived near the district in a department that cost to him to Urdangarín, at its moment, 540 thousand euros (more or less 8 million weights).

Although this department was ample, that arrived the moment at was insufficient for the three children of the Dukes and the constant visits of the queen, reason why in February of the 2004 expressed to Herrera its interest to him by the house.

After the currier's knife and it relaxes , to June fixed the price of the mansion, almost 7 million euros (near 105 million weights), which were paying little by little until in the month of October they eliminated the debt.

As of that moment the architects entered the house to see in that circumstances were (they say frankly that deplorable) and to study the type of furniture.

Finally, after an investment of little more than 600 thousand euros (9 million weights), the house was to taste of infant Cristina and the Duke of Palm, reason why in the first months of the year they sold its department and they were changed to its new mansion when the infant still was pregnant (the 5 of August the small Irene turned three months). One knows that the Dukes of Palm bought the house with the original furniture, but they have only remained with some of them, among others, comfortable English and two pianos of tail.

fanletizia 08-16-2005 06:48 PM


Tuesday, 16 of August of 2005

Attends with its husband, Don Iñaki Urdangarin
Estado Municipal de Son Moix. Palma de Mallorca

fanletizia 08-16-2005 06:51 PM

From terra

The Dukes of Palm attend Real party Majorca-Hertha Berlin

The Dukes of Palm attended the party between the Real Majorca tonight and the Hertha of Berlin, of XXXI the Trophy City of Palm, disputed in the stage of Is Moix, before as a minute kept today from silence in memory of the died Spanish military in Afghanistan. Infant Cristina and her husband, Iñaki Urdangarín, arrived at the sport facilities minutes before the 22,00 hours accompanied by some authorities. Later, they occupied a position in the theater box of honor of the stage, from where they were present at the party, that served the Real Majorca to appear before its liking. The Dukes of Palm are of vacations in the palace of Marivent, calls to account summer of the Royal Family in Majorca.

iowabelle 08-16-2005 07:29 PM

Maybe the press would prefer that she buy Stephanie's trailer?

lula 08-17-2005 07:46 AM


The Dukes of Palm do delivery of the trophy ' Ciutat of Palm '

The Dukes of Palm and the president of the RCD Majorca Vicente Grande, they did delivery last night of the trophy Ciutat of Palm in the stadium They are Moix of cardinal inhabitant of the Balearic Islands. The Mallorca had to conform to the subchampions' trophy after losing before the Hertha BSC of Germany.

Elsa M. 08-17-2005 08:46 AM

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Cristina and Iñaki at the trophy Ciutat de Palma. Photos originally posted by Lula, from Newscom:

lula 08-17-2005 02:09 PM

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1. From yahoo:

2. From terra:

wlb825 08-18-2005 05:13 PM

he is so cute!!! they make a good couple...

isabella_ 08-19-2005 09:46 PM

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Elsa and lula: Thanks a lot!;)

Here the one from the Royal House website.

rchainho 08-28-2005 12:37 PM

(old article from Hola about iñaki graduation of sports)

The act was presided by the kings, prince felipe and of the infantas.

Iñaki Urdangarin was gratuated by the top graduated award of sports, the great Cross

24 JANUARY 2002
Advice Superior of Sports gave today Thursday, 24 of January, decorations of Real Order of Merit Sport, that grants like recognition and stimulus to those who are distinguished actually sport, in education or the investigation and development of the physical education.

In the Real Palace of Madrid
The act was presided over by Its Majestys the Kings, - Don Juan Carlos pronounced words -, Prince de Asturias, and the infant Doña Elena - the first official appointment after his husband underwent a cerebral infarct -, and the infant Doña Cristina in the Real Palace of Madrid.

The speech of the King
Sixty and five sportsmen of whom they have taken to the name of Spain by all the places of the world generations were indicated by the words of the King nothing else to initiate this one their speech: "first words of greeting to the great family of the sport Are my, in this act with which we expressed our recognition to the work developed by so many sportsmen, sport personalities and organizations, that today enter in the Real Order of the Sport Merit".

The great Cross
The standards of the Great Cross of the Sport Merit of the Real Order - the most important distinction of whatever is granted in the world of the sport have fallen to Thin, winning Pedro of the Tour de Franciá88; the ex- skier Alpaca Fernandez Ochoa, only Spanish Olympic gold in the sports of winter, Sapporó72; the ex- player of Real Madrid winning Gento Alpaca of six Glasses of Europe; the pilot Carlos Sainz bichampion of the World of Rallys and the ex- player of handball, Iñaki Urdangarín, bronze in Atlantá96 and Sydney 2000, and silver medal and bronze in the championships of Europe.

Gold plate
On the other hand, the Valencia - finalist in Liga de Campeones in its two last editions and the winning Spanish equipment of the Glass Davis - Juan Carlos Ferrero, Alex Corretja, Joan Balcells and Albert Coast was awarded with the Plate of Gold to the Sport Merit.

Gold medals
Also, the minister of Education, Culture and Sport, Pillar of the Castle, and the Secretary of State for Deporte, Juan Antonio Go'mez-Angulo has granted gold medals to the following sportsmen: Amancio Clary Varela (soccer), Aragonese Luis (soccer), Francisco Buscató Durlan (basketball), Gervasio Deffer (gymnastics), Isabel Fernandez Gutiérrez (judo), Oscar Freire Go'mez (cycling), Daisy Fullana Riera (cycling), Rafael Lozano Muñoz (boxing), Emiliano Rodriguez Rodriguez (basketball), Jesus Rolls Prada (waterpolo), Joane Somarriba Arrola (cycling) and Luis Suarez Miramontes (soccer).

The emotion to enter in the Real Order
Iñaki Urdangarín received the decoration of the hand of its fathers-in-law, the Kings, and had its companions in the same way, a little while to contain the special emotion that has produced to him to have entered in the Real Order of the Sport Merit with category of Great Cross.
The Duke of Palm, that finishes turning 34 years and will be father again - by then, will be born his third son at the beginning of the summer, works in a company of sport marketing, Octagon Esedos.

isabella_ 08-29-2005 10:31 AM

Thanks for the articles and pics, rchainho.;)

Here a new article from ABC:

The dukes of Palm are "models of freedom ".

The Congress of Numerous families of Cataluña has asked Her Royal Highness the Infanta Doña Cristina to accept Honor's Presidency. She is the mother of one of the most famous numerous families in Cataluña (last June she gave birth her first daughter and fourth child, Irene) and the organization has thought that, together with his husband Iñaki Urdangarín, " they are a role model of freedom at the moment of questioning themselves what type of family they wanted to have ", says Raúl Sanchez. Doña Cristina's assistance to the acts of October 22 in the Winterthur auditorum isn't confirmed yet.

Elsa M. 08-30-2005 10:52 AM

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A few more pics from the game they attended last August 17th, between Real Club Deportivo of Mallorca and Hertha of Berlin.

Photos from Starface:

isabella_ 08-30-2005 10:57 AM

Great pics! Thanks so much Elsa!:)

rchainho 09-07-2005 12:06 PM

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rosalyn 09-07-2005 12:22 PM

What does Iaki do?

Elsa M. 09-07-2005 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by rosalyn
What does Iaki do?

Iñaki is an independent director of Motorpress Ibérica, president of the Nóos Institute and teacher at the Business Policy Department at ESADE. Besides that, he's also vice-president of the Spanish Olympic Comitee.

lula 09-07-2005 03:16 PM

That nice the children returning to the school! :)

Thank you for the photos!

pdas1201 09-07-2005 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by rchainho

More pics...

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