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Re: Funeral at El Escorial
Maybe behind closed doors the Infanta is slowly being accepted again (the Urdangarin children have no blame in their parents' activities and should not pay for them) but Spanish society will never forgive the couple. King and Queen know that very well and they can't do any public signal of reconciliation. R.
I expected Beatrix to attend. Her relationship with Juan Carlos, Sofia and Pilar is/was good.
Good to see Simonetta has recovered and was able to attend the ceremony. I was also pleased to see Infanta Christina attending as well. She was not only at the private funeral but also at this event. I hope that is a sign of her slowly being accepted back even if it will never be again as it used to be.
Funeral for Infanta Pilar.
The most relevant guest was Queen Beatrix. From other reigning royal houses only Princess Astrid of Luxembourg. Nobody from the UK, Belgium or Monaco. I did not expect anybody from Nordic monarchies.
I will post later about royal guest from non reigning royal houses.
A video of the ceremony. Special deference to Queen Beatrix. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_VCWr2U3_WE
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