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Old 05-06-2009, 04:05 PM
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hmmm, would you like to explain me, what's shocking in this deal, that Prince Laurent wanted to convert to Islam or that he wanted to marry a mauritanian woman?
I can't speak for others, but I don't think people are shocked by his interest in Islam. I mean that Islam itself isn't the issue here. I think it is because royal families are usually united in their choice of religion (so this would be equally shocking if he decided to covert to Judaism, the Lutheran church, Greek Orthodox, Hinduism, etc) . Their spouses often convert to whatever faith the royals practice in order to become part of the family. Since all members of the royal family practice the same religion, it is a very rare thing to hear that one of the royals wanted to leave the official religion of his family. It is not so shocking that he wanted to marry a Mauritanian woman, but another woman at all (from anywhere). If I recall correctly, Princess Claire is the only fiancee he has had. I can't think of any other woman that he has stated that he wanted to marry.
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Old 05-06-2009, 04:06 PM
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I think it would be unusual to expect that a man of his age (or Philippe's) didn't have girlfriends before Claire. It's just more probable that his friends didn't snitch to the press.
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I can't speak for others, but I don't think people are shocked by his interest in Islam. I mean that Islam itself isn't the issue here. I think it is because royal families are usually united in their choice of religion (so this would be equally shocking if he decided to covert to Judaism, the Lutheran church, Greek Orthodox, Hinduism, etc) . Their spouses often convert to whatever faith the royals practice in order to become part of the family. Since all members of the royal family practice the same religion, it is a very rare thing to hear that one of the royals wanted to leave the official religion of his family. It is not so shocking that he wanted to marry a Mauritanian woman, but another woman at all (from anywhere). If I recall correctly, Princess Claire is the only fiancee he has had. I can't think of any other woman that he has stated that he wanted to marry.
(I know this is an older post) Prince Laurent, as it was reported many years ago, stated he wanted to Princess Stephanie of Monaco. Personality - wise, I think they would have been very compatible at that time. Both were doings things to attract press attention; both engaged in attention - seeking behavior and both still somewhat do. Looks - wise, P Stephanie would not be seen with P Laurent because he definitely does not fit- in with her significant - other look.
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Yes, she was just days before her wedding on April 1.


Yes, there were rumours about Reza Pahlavi as a godfather of Louise.
The Catholic church doesn't allow someone who is not baptized to be a godparent. It is OK to have Protestant godparents as long as they belong to a Christian church whose baptism is recognized as "valid" by the Catholic church (e.g. an Anglican, Orthodox, or Lutheran church, probably also Methodist and Reformed/Presbyterian). A Muslim godparent would be unacceptable though, not only to the church, but also probably to the godparent himself as, in the baptism ceremony, he is required to affirm the Christian profession of faith on behalf of the child who is being baptized.
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The Catholic church doesn't allow someone who is not baptized to be a godparent. It is OK to have Protestant godparents as long as they belong to a Christian church whose baptism is recognized as "valid" by the Catholic church (e.g. an Anglican, Orthodox, or Lutheran church, probably also Methodist and Reformed/Presbyterian). A Muslim godparent would be unacceptable though, not only to the church, but also probably to the godparent himself as, in the baptism ceremony, he is required to affirm the Christian profession of faith on behalf of the child who is being baptized.
Protestants are not even called godparents in the Catholic church, they are called 'Christian witnesses'. This is a technicality though as the parents and child will end up referring to them as godparents.
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