Originally Posted by olebabs
That seems a bit strange since his own wife came from similar background as Daniel. She certainly seems to have done a great job supporting him. I am convinced the so called "dislike" of Daniel was made up by the press because they waited so long to get married.
Even if Silvia is of middle-class background, her education when it comes to languages and her work experiences (for example she was Deputy Head of Protocol for the Winter Games in Innsbruck) made her quite able to take on the role as Queen, while Daniel had very little formal education, and if what the papers have been writing, his knowledge in English wasn't very good. I think that much of the last couple of years have gone into "educating" Daniel to become a suitable royal consort, he have had mentors from different paths of Swedish society and how he is today is quite different from how he was a couple of years ago when it comes to dressing, meeting people and speaking English.
One other reason may also be the fact that Daniel is a Swede, do remember that the king was brought up by a grandfather who had two sons and a nephew who had lost their royal titles because they married Swedish commoners, until not so long ago Swedish royals could not marry commoners, especially not Swedes, without loosing their title.
As for comparing Daniel with other prince consorts, prince Philip was born royal and both prince Claus and prince Henrik had an aristocratic background and had been involved in the diplomatic world, making them more suitable as royal consorts.