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Princess Letizia To Become Queen Of Spain
Huffington Post ^ | 06/02/2014 | Jamie Feldman

Posted on 06/02/2014 11:02:52 PM PDT by goldstategop

Congratulations are in order for the new King of Spain, Felipe! CNN reported Monday that the 46-year-old prince will be taking over the throne from his father, King Juan Carlos I, who feels it's time for a younger leader. But a new reign doesn't just mean change for Spain, it also means a new queen. Felipe's wife, and arguably one of our favorite royals (besides Kate Middleton, of course), Princess Letizia will take over for Sofia, who has held the title since 1975. Even though we don't always agree with Letizia's sartorial choices, the 41-year-old has, on occasion, pleasantly satisfied our stylish royal fix. Now that she is emerging as queen, we can't wait to see what she steps out in next.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: huffingtonpost; jamiefeldman; kingspanish; letizia; monarchy; queen; queenletizia; spain
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The photos are worth checking out. The new Queen Letizia is a stunningly beautiful woman who dresses very well. I can see why new King Phillip VI married a commoner. She is not pretentious at all.

I wish I could say the same about people in American high society. You don't have to be born into an aristocracy to have class. Either you have it or the touch isn't there. I have to say a man who knows what to look for in a wife has high standards.

1 posted on 06/02/2014 11:02:52 PM PDT by goldstategop
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She just looks amazing... like out of the Mad Men cable TV show. My mom used to dress like that and a very classy woman dresses like this.

True beauty is something that we know when we see it. I'd like my wife to be like her.

2 posted on 06/02/2014 11:11:45 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Now this is out of fashion these days:

In a woman in a formal dress is just so graceful! Its just sad a lot of young women dress like sluts. There used to be a time when men looked up to a lady.

3 posted on 06/02/2014 11:15:49 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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I think she’s the one in the photo (photoshopped) showing her, Carla Bruni, and Mooch going up the stairs - from behind. I think she is wearing a red dress, Carla is wearing a blue dress and Mooch is in a white top and pink skirt.


4 posted on 06/02/2014 11:16:44 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: goldstategop
From Hamlet, we have the famous expression - the suit defines the man.


If the Bard were alive today, he would agree it looks good here. Confidence and power.

5 posted on 06/02/2014 11:19:22 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Back then ladies were rewarded with good men; now the sluts are getting the good men.


6 posted on 06/02/2014 11:20:02 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Aria

Yes, Princess Letizia is the 3rd woman in that picture (that’s sooooo cruel toward MO by comparison to the other two). Love that pic.


7 posted on 06/02/2014 11:21:27 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: goldstategop
Women who wear red look hot:

Here its carried off just beautifully. On the right woman - and this is the right woman - the color simply works! One look and one has died and gone to heaven.

8 posted on 06/02/2014 11:22:53 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Mad Men again. This reminds me of the 1950s:


True fashion has nothing to do with an era. It reminds me too, of things our world is fast in danger of forgetting.

9 posted on 06/02/2014 11:28:13 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Who doesn't like a doting husband and wife with two beautiful daughters?


Looks like a family straight out of Central Casting. I especially am drawn to the mid-century sartorial details that surround them. You'd never know they're royalty.

10 posted on 06/02/2014 11:48:18 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Another adorable family photo:


Not much to criticize here. Its positively bucolic.

11 posted on 06/02/2014 11:50:38 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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There is the old saying "the eyes have it":

Here the love shared between a husband and a wife needs no comment.

12 posted on 06/02/2014 11:53:05 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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I like this one - there is something composed about the image that draws you to this woman:

This is not simply fashion; there is a loveliness overflowing here that can't be captured in the photo. It leaves the viewer in a trance.

13 posted on 06/02/2014 11:56:43 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

No radial belt, heh?


14 posted on 06/02/2014 11:58:49 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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When I look at this photo, they're not looking at each other but they're happy.


Some people are born soulmates. And here the picture says everything one doesn't really need say at all. There is love here, too.

15 posted on 06/03/2014 12:00:38 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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The infantas Leonor and Sofia are beautiful kids:


They're every one's precious dream daughters! One feels like one is looking at beautiful little angels on the earth.

16 posted on 06/03/2014 12:04:29 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Don’t get carried away, these photographs are staged like any high profile photo ops


17 posted on 06/03/2014 12:05:02 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: goldstategop

She looks nice. They look nice as a couple and family.

But, why are there still Kings and Queens?

It’s ludicrous.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 12:09:07 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

I agree.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 12:10:19 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: goldstategop
At at the time she was Princess, she wore this on a visit to Harvard University:


Born royalty? You be the judge.

20 posted on 06/03/2014 12:10:26 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: GeronL

There are professional photographers and some people are just natural in front of the camera.

They have photogenic qualities. The camera seems to love this pair and their children. I think its not only power, its the way they are in command of things.

Just what we should expect no less from a King and a Queen.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 12:13:29 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
She pulls off casual dressing too:

Its very simple and understated. You can look elegant without being fussily formal.

22 posted on 06/03/2014 12:19:57 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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I like this evening wear:


Black has its place and here it works really well. You can see this couple really coordinate everything and that makes a statement.

23 posted on 06/03/2014 12:23:42 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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?Some women can't pull off a pantsuit. They look ridiculous it in. Have you ever seen Hillary? Ugghh!

Every now and then I have to change my mind. The woman looks so regal. You just are barely conscious of how she does the impossible here.

24 posted on 06/03/2014 12:27:28 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Compare and contrast.

25 posted on 06/03/2014 12:29:53 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: goldstategop

Thanks for posting all of this. I enjoyed the article, the photos and learning more about her.


26 posted on 06/03/2014 12:30:18 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: goldstategop
Talk about a power couple:


They command the room and they both match perfectly! I just have to admire how much they really know each other to a T.

27 posted on 06/03/2014 12:31:02 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Moonman62

Our First Lady doesn’t know how to dress.

When you look at the photo, Letizia just draws your attention. Some women are beautiful in a way that you just can see it from the way they dress.

The more I think about it, the Spaniards are far more blessed than we are.


28 posted on 06/03/2014 12:33:46 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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A man should be proud to take his wife to an evening soiree:


Very classy! I think red is the new black here.

29 posted on 06/03/2014 12:37:01 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Moonman62

“Oh here, let me show you. The help use the kitchen entrance.”


30 posted on 06/03/2014 12:40:27 AM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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Spain is not usually thought as a fashion capital. I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Letizia when she becomes Queen and she will grace us for a long time to come with many beautiful outfits.

She could have been a model.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 12:41:43 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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“Congratulations are in order for the new King of Spain,...”

WHY????

Probably just another over privileged, overfiscally endowed piece of useless Bilderberger vermin like the Windsors.


32 posted on 06/03/2014 12:54:24 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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The couple lives a modest lifestyle. With the figurehead nature of a monarchy today, why not get rid of it?

I find politicians far more of a menace than the world’s kings and queens. They have no sense of style or restraint.


33 posted on 06/03/2014 1:07:32 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

This particular dress exposes some unflattering shoulder bones.
Perhaps it’s just the camera angle.
In person, the dress/shoulders may have looked fine, but in a photo, they do not.

All the following photos/fashions are just fine, tho.


34 posted on 06/03/2014 1:25:35 AM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: goldstategop

She does look a little like model Cindy Crawford


35 posted on 06/03/2014 2:29:10 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: goldstategop

I’d hit that....


36 posted on 06/03/2014 2:32:43 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: goldstategop

Keep posting.

What a nice thing to see after six years of seeing the Wookie.

Letizia seems to have a Jackie-O type of quality about her.

And she is probably a better person.


37 posted on 06/03/2014 2:34:08 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Moonman62
Compare and contrast.

Easy one.....

Princess Leia meets the Wookie.

38 posted on 06/03/2014 2:35:50 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: catfish1957
Correction......

Princess Le(tiz)ia meets the Wookie

39 posted on 06/03/2014 2:38:16 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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40 posted on 06/03/2014 2:39:15 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: goldstategop

Stunningly beautiful


41 posted on 06/03/2014 2:40:45 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: goldstategop

And men dress so well these days themselves.

She is either very petite or the prince is huge.


42 posted on 06/03/2014 2:46:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ifinnegan

The only passable excuse IMO is that it keeps from the extreme fawning over and expense on a political “first family”—such as we have in the US.


43 posted on 06/03/2014 2:48:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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Another is that a monarch takes over the duties of Head of State, leaving those of Head of Government to the Prime Minister.

It can easily be argued that our system, with the President filling both roles, is too much for one man.

A constitutional monarch is no danger to the body politic, so there’s no reason not to have one, if the people of that country so desire. But then there’s no particularly logical reason to get one if you don’t already have one.


44 posted on 06/03/2014 2:56:33 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: goldstategop

I’m afraid I don’t see whatever it is you see in either monarchy or fashion.


45 posted on 06/03/2014 2:58:11 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Yes, and I certainly understand the UK keeping theirs for tourism reasons.

Still, it is awfully undemocratic to have inherited positions. Something like a joint president and prime minister system probably makes more sense.


46 posted on 06/03/2014 3:00:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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And a good many countries have such systems. In some the President is essentially a term-limited constitutional monarch, with little real power.

In others he is dominant, with the Prime Minister just a flunky, such as in France and Russia.


47 posted on 06/03/2014 3:08:12 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Right.


48 posted on 06/03/2014 3:48:45 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: goldstategop

Thanks for the thread and pics! My heritage is from the country of Spain; my paternal grandfather was born in Santander.


49 posted on 06/03/2014 3:51:39 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: goldstategop

Constitutional monarchs provide continuity and stability for the people. Remember that Juan Carlos put down a coup by standing in the Parliment and publicly telling the plotters that they would have to kill him to succeed


50 posted on 06/03/2014 3:58:43 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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