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Who are your favourite Royals and why?

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Gobbles

It is great that somehow all of my interests start to appear on FJ! I'm a member of "The Royal Forums" (reading only, they are so strict against OT that I don't want to write something) because I love reading about all the different families. So lets split this up into the different categories:

My favourites:

King: I like Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. He seems like a kind guy and fun to be around. And he is a freaking pilot and flies big ass planes. 

Queen: Queen Elizabeth II. Who else? I'm not sure if she is a great grandma to be a around, but she really seems to live for her job. I love her passion for horses and dogs. 

Princess: Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Had not the easiest time growing up with her eating disorder. Seems like she could be my next door neighbour. Really down to earth and fun to be around too. Seems like a great mum and wife. And she picked a nice husband. 

Prince: Unpopular choice maybe but I think Prince Charles is an interesting person. I never "got warm" with Harry or William. Maybe also Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan. I haven't read much about him because I'm more interested in the European Royals but he seems okay. 

Royal Child: Princess Estelle! Daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. She is cute! I love the Triple A's from the Netherland as well, but they don't have this "cute factor". Not a real Royal, but Mia Tindall (granddaughter of Princess Anne) is cute too.

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JordynDarby5

Queen: Its a tie between Maxima of Netherlands, Margarethe of Denmark and Silvia of Sweden. There's a lot of interviews on line with Margarethe and a couple with Silvia they just both seem really interesting to me.

King: Willem-Alexander of Netherlands he seems really cool and I love how excited he and his wife get at the Olympics.

Princess: Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, I too think she seems down to earth and fun. I like that she's crown princess even though she has a younger brother. I like her husband and fine Estelle adorable. I also really like Princess Madeleine she seems really cool and her daughter Leonore is adorable. Watching both little girls along with their brothers and cousins at weddings and Christenings the little kids are so cute and funny to watch. I also really like that Victoria, Madeleine or their spouses are always holding their kids at the weddings and Christenings. It probably would be easier to just hand them off to a nanny or someone else.

Prince: I'll go with William and Harry they both just seem really nice and really fun with Frederik and Joachim of Denmark close behind along with Carl Philip. The interviews on the youtube they seem really nice. 

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tabitha2

Queen: Mathilde of Belgium. Such a sweet and classy lady and Very intelligent. 

King:None particular. They all seem to be fine and honest  men  doing their best to respect their traditional roles and History while being modern forward thinking monarchs.

Princess:Victoria of Sweden for all the reasons already mentioned. 

Prince: Frederick of Denmark. He seems like a really fun guy devoted to his family and doing well taking over more and more of his mothers duties in even though he is naturally a bit free spirited and Rambunctious. He wants to uphold the dignity of the oldest monarchy in Europe.

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Happy
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6 hours ago, JordynDarby5 said:

Who are your favorite royals throughout history?  

I must admit that I have no knowledge about that. I have a book here about Württemberg royalty because this is were I live and walk by the castles and palaces all the time, but I have no idea about them. 

So that would be Charles Eugene (Karl Eugen), Duke of Württemberg. He was born in 1728. 

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tabitha2

Anne of Cleves. She was a nice average minor royal girl with not much to recommend her who got thrust into events that saw  the great and the powerful who used cunning and machinations killed regularly  but she  survived  and got independence and even a pretty happy life and a place at court by simply using logic and common sense... Don’t argue with a King who holds all the power. 

 

And Frederick  IX of Denmark. Who dosen’t love a tatted out knife carrying monarch who wore leopard skin briefs and tried like hell to protect his people from the Nazis?

 

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JordynDarby5

For me  its a tie between Elizabeth I and Anne of Cleves. 

Elizabeth went through so much just growing up. Her mother beheaded, stepmother who came and went and were beheaded, illegitimate. And things only got harder after her father's death. The crap Thomas Seymour pulled and ending up in the Tower under Mary's reign. She was awesome as Queen. She faced so many challenges because she was a woman, illegitimate, and the larger Catholic world who viewed Mary the rightful Queen but also wanted England to remain Catholic. But she also really seemed to learn from experiences and made a lot of really smart decisions. So many don't or are unable to. 

Anne of Cleves usually over looked because she wasn't beheaded or died or had any children. She did the only thing arranged marriage and moved to a completely different country. Only for her husband to reject her. A man who already beheaded one wife and banished another who he treated horribly. Anne not only gets out of her marriage with her head but money and property. She remains part of court as the King's sister and treated as one of the family. Its very rare for a woman to be able to that especially a wife of Henry VIII.

14 hours ago, tabitha2 said:

Anne of Cleves. She was a nice average minor royal girl with not much to recommend her who got thrust into events that saw  the great and the powerful who used cunning and machinations killed regularly  but she  survived  and got independence and even a pretty happy life and a place at court by simply using logic and common sense... Don’t argue with a King who holds all the power. 

 

And Frederick  IX of Denmark. Who dosen’t love a tatted out knife carrying monarch who wore leopard skin briefs and tried like hell to protect his people from the Nazis?

 

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Both are very cool!

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