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Forum: King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 06-14-2014, 12:17 PM
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In a certain way I have respect for Wilhelmina's...

In a certain way I have respect for Wilhelmina's interpretation, she follows the centuries old adagium: "Le Roi est mort. Vive le Roi!". In her interpretation there is no difference between an...
Forum: King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 06-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,517
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
In the Netherlands Queen Wilhelmina saw her...

In the Netherlands Queen Wilhelmina saw her abdication as her own death. There was no place for her at the Investiture: she was dead, according her own rigid interpretation of the Constitution. Her...
Forum: King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 06-09-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,517
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
There is one major difference: Spain, but also...

There is one major difference: Spain, but also the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, etc. are secular states. This means: the State has no religion. All citizens are free to practize a religion, or have...
Forum: King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 06-09-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,517
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
I think your monarchy is quite spectacular when...

I think your monarchy is quite spectacular when it comes to ceremony. Yesterday I saw the ceremonies for the Fallen at the Plaza de Lealtad in Madrid, it was all very beautiful, colourful and...
Forum: King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 06-06-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,517
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
We can address him with every historic, dynastic...

We can address him with every historic, dynastic or pretended title we want but of course the only official style is which is used in all Acts, Decrees, Orders and Treaties as published in the...
Forum: King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 06-05-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,517
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
First of all, the King of Spain does not have the...

First of all, the King of Spain does not have the prefix "His Catholic Majesty". Secondly, the King is free, as any Spaniard, to attend Holy Mass or whatever religious service he wants. It is only...
Forum: King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 06-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,517
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Indeed. I did not hear the same complaints in...

Indeed. I did not hear the same complaints in Amsterdam and Brussels where also no religious ceremonies were held. King Willem-Alexander, King Philippe and King Felipe are all monarchs of secular...
Forum: King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 06-05-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,517
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Three Acts, like in Luxembourg 2000, Amsterdam...

Three Acts, like in Luxembourg 2000, Amsterdam 2013 and Brussels 2013:

Act 1
The King, Don Juan Carlos I, signs the Act of Abdication

Act 2
The new King, Don Felipe VI, affirms to maintain...
Forum: King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 06-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,517
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
I agree. The Investiture ceremony with the...

I agree. The Investiture ceremony with the proclamation will be "intimate" (no foreign guests, like in Belgium). A few weeks later the Armed Forces will hold a special parade, I believe and of course...
Forum: King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Family 06-04-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 21,517
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
It is a proclamation, no coronation. Only the UK...

It is a proclamation, no coronation. Only the UK still has coronations.

When I listened to the words spoken in 1975, then the most senior member of the Cortes (or the person who presides the...
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