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Old 08-16-2008, 05:14 PM
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one of the Indian princes
HRH Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil from the royal family of Rajpipla is gay.

He was disinherited after coming out as gay, but was later welcomed back into the family. As of 2008, he is the only known person of royal lineage to have publicly come out as gay.

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Old 08-17-2008, 03:45 AM
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There is a Prince of Serbia who is openly gay. Dimitri I think it is.
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:52 AM
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From the New York Observer, 17 June 2001 (regarding meeting him when promoting his jewellery line):

"Embarrass Prince Dimitri with a deep, knee-cracking curtsey during his personal appearance, with his partner Alvaro Cuadrado..."
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:22 AM
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Prince Michel of Greece wrote a book about Marie Bonaparte. She sounds like she was a very eccentric person.
Prince Valdemar of Denmark and Prince George of Greece actually had a long-term love relationship, and were supported (also financially) in this by Princess Marie Bonaparte. She and Prince George led separate lives from early on in their marriage but slowly developed an understanding friendship and never divorced.
Marie Bonaparte was not merely ‘eccentric’ but a most interesting personality. First a client, later a college of Sigmund Freud, she played a crucial part in his escape from the Nazis from Vienna to London and became one of the female pioneers of psychoanalysis herself.
Prince Dimitri of Serbia is indeed openly gay. Reading the whole article, it's regrettable that the NY Observer indulges in sexist and bitchy comments in order to appear what they might consider entertaining.
Prince George of Kent, father of the current Duke and Prince Michael, was predominantly gay, but I guess this was mentioned here before.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:00 PM
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I am so glad I found this thread this morning - I skipped church and sat on the porch and read (and laughed alot).
What a great group of posting - full of wit, facts, and opinions......
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All us "boys" here in Atlanta...... thank y'all!!
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:34 PM
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The book in Little_star's interesting link above has been written by Brian Whittaker, the Middle East Bureau Chief of the respected UK newspaper The Guardian. Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman is the only Middle Eastern ruler who is named in the book as being gay.
The Omanians I know told me that it is an "open secret" that the Sultan is gay but although it's a non-topic for discussion people know and get on with it. The Sultan is much loved and respected as the progress in Oman is only due to his decidation and effort, people are not much interested in his private life. In terms of succession, as there is no heir, he has already taken care of the issue:
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:55 PM
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a minor gay royal marrying

Hi guys,

A few have you have mentioned that some countries, like Belgium and the Netherlands, would likely accept a gay royal (if not a gay monarch).

What would be the case if a minor royal (i.e. one not likely to become the monarch) in one of these countries married their partner? After all, gay marriage is legal in Belgium and the Netherlands. Would the partner become part of the royal family? Would he or she have any titles?

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Old 09-07-2008, 11:11 PM
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Prince Valdemar of Denmark and Prince George of Greece actually had a long-term love relationship, and were supported (also financially) in this by Princess Marie Bonaparte. She and Prince George led separate lives from early on in their marriage but slowly developed an understanding friendship and never divorced.
Marie Bonaparte was not merely ‘eccentric’ but a most interesting personality. First a client, later a college of Sigmund Freud, she played a crucial part in his escape from the Nazis from Vienna to London and became one of the female pioneers of psychoanalysis herself.
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Oh Boris, Princess Marie Bonaparte was beyond interesting....
A quick glance at her wikipedia page speaks volumes.....Even if we ignore half of it she was still a very very unusual person.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:15 AM
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Interesting topic. I always thought that the heir to the throne who is gay must have difficult situation, because he/she is expected to have legitimate issue. But reading how they handled it in Oman(which I think has conservative monarchy) it would be not that difficult in most manarchies. I just wonder how would poeple feel if ruling king/queen would marry person of the same sex in countries where gay marriage is legal. I think people in those countries would accept this.
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Did someone catch Prince Waldemar of Denmark and Prince George of Greece in the act or what? I mean how was it found out or know? Do we know when the relationship started ?
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:32 PM
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I read the book "The last Bonaparte" , Mary's of Grece life. She was VERY rich, her Father was a Bonaparte her Mother was born Blanc (casinos of Monte carlo). In her book she had a deep shock, because Waldemar of Danemark was their uncle. Both Waldemar and George were married a had children. Marie Bonaparte was S.Freud's Student. They had a separate life and never divorced.
They were respectful people I have myself in my close family someone who is that but he never married. We have to be respectful also , they were born like this.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:03 PM
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The Omanians I know told me that it is an "open secret" that the Sultan is gay but although it's a non-topic for discussion people know and get on with it. The Sultan is much loved and respected as the progress in Oman is only due to his decidation and effort, people are not much interested in his private life. In terms of succession, as there is no heir, he has already taken care of the issue:
Line of succession to the Omani throne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When you ask to Omanians why the Sultan has not sons, the answer you receive is: "because he dedicated his whole life to the benefit of the Country and Omanians". They really love Sultan Qaboos, and if you go there you see how much he did and does for the country.
He married a cousin and tryied to have sons, unfortunately with no results, she lives now in the UK, as far as I know.
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Old 11-13-2008, 02:38 PM
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Im very confused about how it was found out that Prince Waldemar of Denmark and his nephew Prince George of Greece and Denmark were lovers. Could someone help me with this please ?
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:02 PM
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King William III (nee Prince William of Orange) brought his 16yr old lover Arnold Joost van Keppel (later the 1st earl of Albemarle) from Holland. Arnold is related to the Duchess Of Cornwall.
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:13 PM
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rebbevb , in the royal families : "never explain , never complain "
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:21 PM
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I am sure

I am sure heirs could be found to continue the Monarchy in U.K.. This is the 21st century after all. Not like the times in which the entire Orleans Royal family was ousted,because of the King' of France's homosexual orgies in the Palace.
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Chaz , you are speaking about the monarchy in UK , and then about the Orleans and a King of France , which one ??
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rebbevb , in the royal families : "never explain , never complain "

Maria-Olivia do u have a problem with my post bc it sounds like u do? In the royal families : never explain, never complain what does that have to do with my post about King William III and his 16yr old lover who is related to the Duchess of Cornwall ?
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Rebbevb , no I was just talking about your item 274 !
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Im very confused about how it was found out that Prince Waldemar of Denmark and his nephew Prince George of Greece and Denmark were lovers. Could someone help me with this please ?
What do you mean, "found out"?
There are quite a few biographies of Princess Marie Bonaparte out there which make interesting reading. Her own life leading from being a Bonaparte and heiress to the Blanc fortune to marrying into Royalty and finally becoming one of the first important female psychoanalysts is a fascinating one... and of course her husband's long lasting relationship with Prince Waldemar is mentioned.
Being far richer than either of them, she understandingly provided a very nice seperate lifestyle for the two by buying them a house in Paris to live in...
I don't understand what's confusing you?
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