Spanish Royal Family Attend Infanta Alicia's Funeral

King Felipe and Queen Letizia, Former King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, infantas Elena, Cristina, Pilar and Margarita attended the funeral of infanta Alicia de Borbon-Parma, Duchess of Calabria at the chapel of the Royal Palace on May 11, 2017 in Madrid. Duchess of Calabria died at the age of 99 on 28 March 2017.
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, King Juan Carlos Queen Sofia, infantas Elena, Cristina, Pilar and Margarita attended the funeral of infanta Alicia
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, King Juan Carlos Queen Sofia, infantas Elena, Cristina, Pilar and Margarita attended the funeral of infanta Alicia
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, King Juan Carlos Queen Sofia, infantas Elena, Cristina, Pilar and Margarita attended the funeral of infanta Alicia
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, King Juan Carlos Queen Sofia, infantas Elena, Cristina, Pilar and Margarita attended the funeral of infanta Alicia
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, King Juan Carlos Queen Sofia, infantas Elena, Cristina, Pilar and Margarita attended the funeral of infanta Alicia
King Felipe, Queen Letizia, King Juan Carlos Queen Sofia, infantas Elena, Cristina, Pilar and Margarita attended the funeral of infanta Alicia

36 comments:

  1. Quite the wait for a funeral?

    Notice the sisters giving the 'side eye' to Felipe and Letizia? LOL

    Hope it wasn't the 'ojo' 😉

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    1. Do you mean the 'evil eye'?

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    2. Why the 1-1/2 months wait for the funeral? What the heck is Cristina wearing on her lapel?

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    3. Do you mean the 'evil eye'?

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    4. Wouldn't be surprised at all, Diane.��
      But honestly, seeing that smug grin on that Cristina woman totally creeps me out. If she had only a grain of decency left, she would have placed her useless a** somewhere in the back row. Well, her rotten character shows in her face, she is now the uglier one of the sisters.

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    5. Family conflicts are always very sad to see. You can only imagine how different parties feel when they have to be in front of the public eye... Felipe has good reasons to distance himself from Cristina, but its still painful to see how there's no interraction between siblings. Non. Just stony faces. I fear Infanta Elena gets in the middle and has to suffer the most.

      Regarding fashion: Queen Letizia looks so beautiful. Not everyone can wear black without looking like washed out but she looks great.

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    6. Apart from anything else, the sisters should get the "ojo" for wearing pants to a funeral.

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    7. Yes lizzie the evil eye. That is Spanglish Tex Mex way of saying it. Slang. It may not be proper Castillian Spanish. My Spanish is border dialect w Texas.

      Agreed Romana. I bet the air is heavy when they are all together.

      Marianne ~ agreed Letizia is beautiful here.

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    8. Marianne, what you say about the sadness of conflicts within the family is so true! And they all have children, Cristinas children are cousins of Elenas and Letizias daughters, aren't they? How will this conflict influence them? Too sad...

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    9. Heather: whats wrong with wearing pants to a funeral?

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    10. The Spanish don't tend to be as formal about these things. They look smart so I think the trousers are fine.

      Also, the Spanish usually bury or cremate within 24 hours of the death - a full funeral Mass can take place at a later date.

      That's my experience, anyway. Maybe someone from Spain knows a bit more...

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    11. No offense but you are being dramatic, I understand your criticism toward Cristina for the reasons that we all know, but damn she was at a funeral
      she was just being respectful and if you notice in the second photo everyone is looking at the Kings the same way, it's a sad moment, they were close to Infanta Alicia.
      By the way why cant't they wear pants at a funeral?? I must be very disrespectful because I have worn trousers several times at funerals.

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    12. You know better than I do what is acceptable practice. It just seems odd to me when it's a royal family and in a magnificent palace. I don't think I have ever seen Queen Sofia wear pants t to such an occasion. Or Letizia.

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    13. Franny is right. The spanish custom is to have a funeral service at the mortuary chapel, during which the casket (always closed) is present, inmediately preceding the burial and weeks later a funeral Mass at the deceased Parish Church. Family and intimate friends go to both, while to the second service attend also neighbours, coworkers, acquaintances and distant relatives. To both services can the attending ladies wear trousers.

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    14. I saw in this site the picture of a funeral of a member of the swedish family...his daughter was wearing pants....

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    15. I won't make any more comments about pants at formal occasions! I realize I am out voted on this.
      I guess it's a residual of growing up in a time and culture where certain things were not worn, or had to be worn.

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  2. Letizia really is strikingly beautiful. Her plain dark outfit increases focus on her face.

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  3. "When the glorious King and his beautiful young Queen arrived at the great hall in mourning, all the peasants stood up and bowed in front of them. But not all of them were devoted to the Majesties, but jealous and hard in their hearts..." And so on and on (goes the fairytale)...

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  5. Diane, it was definitely the "ojo", perhaps in return to the look and head shake that Letizia gave them, you should see the video.I don't think Letizia was happy to see Cristina set foot at the Royal Palace, even for a funeral.

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    1. I will look for the video. I am not so sure I would be happy to see Cristina either if I was Letizia or Felipe. She and her husband have damaged the monarchy badly. This has affected their daily life. She cannot even wear her wedding rings.

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    2. Why she cannot wear wedding rings?

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    3. TamaraT ~ Felipe asked Cristina to help find a ring. I think her husband actually went to pick up and used a credit card that was connected to his business (the illegal doings which put him in jail). Letizia stopped wearing them. They are paid for w dirty money. I have read that Felipe had tried to pay for them to no avail.

      Imagine how awful to not be able to wear your ring? Memories of proposal. Your wedding.

      I suspect she has another but doesn't wear. I think she tries not to be flashy given Spain's economic woes.

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    4. Thank you for your answer. I really didnt know that.

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    5. Diane, thanks for sharing this story about the rings. I hadn't heard about it. I guess seeing Cristina brings all the awful things back again, so no wonder those stony faces...

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    6. Your welcome Marianne RF ~

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  6. Not much love lost among them

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    1. Thanks Srtg. As I said my Spanish is a slang. We do say mal de ojo. But ojo gets the point across.

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  8. Majestuoso marco la Capilla de Palacio. Gran dignidad y sobriedad de los Reyes Felipe y Letizia, capeando el temporal y sosteniendo la Monarquía que otros hicieron tambalearse. Bien por ellos. Gran trabajo.

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  9. The most stunning Queen and King in Europe.

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    1. Agree! And perhaps the only ones, who understand the meaning of the monarchy today!

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    2. Fully agree with the previous.

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  10. You Could Cut the Air with the Knife...
    http://www.abc.es/espana/abci-infanta-cristina-palacio-real-5430528817001-20170511021012_video.html

    BTW: Letizia was wearing a dress by Carolina Herrera.
    Flawless look.

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