: Bravo, Johan. Thank you (and Marianne and
: others) for your moderating point of view
: and common sense.
: In this age of camera phones and the fact
: that there are so many people for whom
: privacy and personal dignity is a cheap
: commodity (for instance, Marie Chantal and
: her Instagram children), I'm afraid that
: there is little respect for people who
: really DO value their privacy. As we know
: Queen Letizia and King Felipe do. I'm just
: surprised that this type of public invasion
: hasn't happened more across all of the
: I honestly have genuine sympathy for all of
: them in this situation. Although I have
: nothing nice to say about Marie Chantal and
: her exploitative behavior, not that she
: --Previous Message--
: And you are someone who is regularly
: time with the Spanish Royals so you noticed
: all these things first hand? Or are you a
: close confident of Queen Sofia who told you
: all about her wicked daughter-in-law?
: Im guessing you are not and it is not
: showing any sign of decent behaviour to
: condemn someone without being aware of all
: the information.
: Again we have this one very unpleasant
: incident but at the same time we have dozens
: if not hundreds of events where Sofia and
: Letizia get on very well and are supportive
: and complimentary of each other.
: Felipe only became king because Sofia's
: husband and son-in-law caused the
: institution of the monarchy so much bad
: press that Juan Carlos realised he could not
: see it survive without him abdicating.
: Since Felipe with the support of his wife
: and parents has managed to turn things
: around. Not that they are out of the woods
: Sofia is supposed to have sacrificed her
: personal happiness for the survival of the
: Spanish monarchy. Why would a
: daughter-in-law who helps her son achieve a
: goal she has dedicated her life to be such a
: bad thing?
: Im in no way suggesting Sofia and Letizia
: are close. They are two women not only from
: different generations but also from
: different back ground and with a different
: outlook on life. So it would be surprising
: if they were extremely close.
: They do however both love Felipe, Leonor and
: Sofia. They also want the best for the
: Spanish monarchy and have until this
: incident always shown great respect and
: admiration for each other. So we do need to
: put it into that context.
: --Previous Message--
: I totally agree with you. What I have
: over the years, is that Letizia was nice and
: sweet until she a) married Felipe and b)
: became queen and took precedence over her
: mother-in-law. The shenanigans about not
: allowing the grandparents to see the kids,
: etc. began after she secured her position.
: Whatever protocol says, yes, I would agree
: with the BBC's assessment and
: Marie-Chantal's intervention. At least, now
: that people have taken notice of Letizia's
: rudeness, she may rethink her position and
: choices. We should always call bad behavior.
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