I’ve seen the photo, it’s a dirty trick from the gutter press. It’s simple manipulation, they know perfectly well it’s just a “funny faces” photo, Queen Sofía is actually stretching her hand to the woman behind the Princess, it has nothing to do with Letizia. Click to see a gif of the whole moment https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14386494/letiziaforodinastias.gif
Queen Victoria Eugenia by Ricardo Macarrón, 1967
“I was shaking all over. Her presence was imposing, her movements, her gestures. Usually, all those (royal) portraits suppose a strain, but I have never seen anything like her”
Macarrón, who made numerous royal portraits (five generations of the Spanish Roya Family, Monaco’s Princess Grace or Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret from the United Kingdom among others), had this to say of the old Queen in 2001.
Princess Letizia greets Nelson Mandela at her pre-wedding dinner. May 21, 2004, Royal Palace of El Pardo, Madrid.
UNESCO awards its first Simon Bolivar International Prize jointly to Nelson Mandela and King Juan Carlos of Spain at a ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, on the 200th anniversary of the birth of Simón Bolívar, 24 July 1983.
The International Simón Bolívar Prize serves to recognise activities of outstanding merit that, in accordance with the ideals of Latin American independence hero Simón Bolívar, “contribute to the freedom, independence and dignity of peoples and to the strengthening of a new international economic, social and cultural order”.
The Prize is awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) every second year, on 24 July (the anniversary of Bolívar’s birth).
Photos: The President and the King at South Africa’s Parliament in 1999.
Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel at the pre-wedding dinner of the Prince and Princess of Asturias. May 21, 2004.
that the oldest living Spanish royal, the 96 year old Infanta Doña Alicia, Dowager Duchess of Calabaria, was created an Infanta by the King’s grandfather, King Alfonso XIII?
The Infanta Catalina Micaela of Spain and Portugal, Duchess of Savoy
Portrayed in more than half-length, Catalina Micaela (1567-1597) wears an entirely black dress with lace collar and cuffs, inner sleeves of golden white and white ribbons. A double string of pearls, a necklace, worked golden buttons and a belt are her rich jewelry. As in other court portraits, she rests her hand on an armchair in allusion to her high birth, while the other holds a feminine object, in this case her gloves.
This is Sánchez Coello’s only portrait of the adult Infanta. Made shortly before she left for Savoy, it is one of the painter’s most-valued works. A gradual abandonment of meticulousness, the free and loose brushstrokes clearly visible in the hair and headdress, and the range of colors used on the face all reveal Titian’s influence.
Some authors attribute this painting to Sofonisba Anguissiola.
The Infanta Doña Isabel’s, La Chata, dancing slippers.
Queen Sofía’s 75 years: ♔ 32/75 → Madrid, 1968 ♔
Born Princess Sophia of Greece on November 2, 1938 in Athens.