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Old 12-02-2004, 06:38 PM
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Emotional Royals

Since the sad news of the passing of H.R.H. Prince Bernhard and the upcoming funeral, I was wondering, have any royals (it does not matter what country) 'showed emotion' at a public event such as a funeral? I know that Queen Beatrix showed quite a lot of emotion at Prince Claus' funeral, and equally as much at Queen Juliana's funeral. When I say 'showed emotion', I mean crying in particular. It does not seem 'proper' for a member of a royal family to do such a thing, but sometimes it happens.
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Earlier this year, the March 11 terrorist attacks drew much emotion from the Spanish royal family with all of the members sharing in the nation's grief. The most memorable comment (for me) was the King's simple statement following the attack: Your King grieves with you.

Most notably, Queen Sofia drew much ink in the press for how emotional she appeared in the days following the attack, and specifically at the memorial mass for the victims of the attack.

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Earlier this year, the March 11 terrorist attacks drew much emotion from the Spanish royal family with all of the members sharing in the nation's grief. The most memorable comment (for me) was the King's simple statement following the attack: Your King grieves with you.

Most notably, Queen Sofia drew much ink in the press for how emotional she appeared in the days following the attack, and specifically at the memorial mass for the victims of the attack.

Pictures below from the memorial mass.
Excellent example Alexandria! We sometimes forget that public figures are human also so why wouldn't it be "proper' to show emotion. Another time that comes to mind to me was Princess Grace's funeral. There one saw a family that was totally distraught.
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The Spanish Royal Family should show as much distress at their government!
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:24 AM
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A member of this forum who claims to be royal told me there is a rule against royals showing emotion in public which was established by Queen Victoria of England...is that true?
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Old 12-03-2004, 01:32 AM
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I saw the pictures of Queen Elizabeth II cried when she attended the funeral of her sister,Princess Margaret.
And when she stood in her mother's place on Rememberance Day in 2002,she also cried.You can see that picture in a lot of site.
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Old 12-03-2004, 03:02 AM
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Here are some more royals showing emotions:
At the wedding of Laurent and Claire



And the loss of a wife and mother:
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King Baudouin at the funeral of his father:

At Baudouin's own funeral:

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Her Majesty at her mother's funeral.
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Her Majesty and The Duke at Queen Mother's funeral.
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Old 12-03-2004, 07:05 AM
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A member of this forum who claims to be royal told me there is a rule against royals showing emotion in public which was established by Queen Victoria of England...is that true?
I don't know if that is true but Jaime Penafiel (ex-chief of the spanish royal family) said that the spanish royals should avoid showing feelings.
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When I think of emotional royals then I think of Queen Beatrix. At Claus funeral she looked so sad and I thought she will collapse the next moment. I think the last years since 2001 were really difficult for her. Joy when her 3 sons married, joy when her 3 grandchildren were born and grief at the 3 deaths(Claus, Juliana,Bernhard) and that in 3 years.
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Her Majesty and The Duke at Queen Mother's funeral.
Prince Charles. :)




First picture: Princess Margaret's funeral
The other two: Queen Mother's funeral. Here she's not in tears, but she's clearly very sad. :(
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Crown Princess Victoria at the memorial for the murdered Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anna Lindh, last September.

Queen Silvia looks sad in this picture too, but Crown Princess Victoria took Anna's death harder than anyone in the Royal Family. She felt real sadness and grief after her passing, and has expressed that what happened still feels unreal. Crown Princess Victoria was also the one in the Royal Family who had become the "closest" to Anna Lindh, as they travelled on official trips together, and they also spent time together during Victoria's educational programmes.
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When I think of emotional royals then I think of Queen Beatrix. At Claus funeral she looked so sad and I thought she will collapse the next moment. I think the last years since 2001 were really difficult for her. Joy when her 3 sons married, joy when her 3 grandchildren were born and grief at the 3 deaths(Claus, Juliana,Bernhard) and that in 3 years.
Claus funeral was so sad, it was terrible to see it on television. I thought also one moment that she would collapse:(
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1. grieving Maxima
2. grieving Maurits, Marilene, and Pieter-Christiaan

the removal of Prince Bernhard's body from Soestdijk to Noordeinde
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The last photos-of the Dutch Royal Family-are unbelievably touching. So sad when a death occurs, but I couldn't imagine having to live my grief out in public. It makes the entire clan seem that much more human!
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Claus' funeral:
Poor Friso looks ready to collapse.....

Bernhard's removal:
I am crying looking at those pictures. That is so sad.

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The picture with Maurits and Pieter-Christian crying while waving goodbye was so hard to look at. It's not very often that people realize that royal families are just as human as the rest of us when suffering a huge loss.
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Also a picture of today, a sad Queen Beatrix.
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