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Old 05-15-2009, 07:56 AM
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I think Prince Charles is the most prepared to be King..he already has many-many-many-many years to prepare himself..

For the 'least prepared'..hmm..i'm going with crowd: Prince Frderik
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:05 AM
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The most prepared : Prince Charles

The least prepared : Prince Haakon
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:29 AM
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The most prepared: Felipe . He has studied, he holds a degree, he has lived abroad, he has been trained thoroughly, he has made his military service, his parents are from royal backgrounds, he is modest as character.

The least prepared: I'd say Victoria as she 's not concluded her studies, she's got no diploma/bachelor as a basis for her position.
Just entering a course and just watching without being examined does not mean anything (see Yale for example or the diplomats' course she has entered recently...).
And handing over awards, cutting ribbons, patronizing events and attending social events does not make you a good monarch...
Where is the actual work?
Besides, has she ever been in the military? as a future Queen she should have concluded a military service!
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Old 05-15-2009, 11:56 AM
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I don't know how prepared they are but

Frederik - reminds me of a little boy whose royal duties interfere with his playtime too much

Haakon - seems to take his duties quite seriously and appears most dignified

Charles - has been waiting for the crown for soooo long, when he finally gets it I don't think it matters much anymore because he will be quite old

Personally I don't know how much preparedness is really necessary for a mostly ceremonial job. Of course, education in politics and world affairs is vital since they ought to know who is who when visiting and extending invitations, but the actual and most important work involved is done by "servants".
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:14 AM
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The least prepared: I'd say Victoria as she 's not concluded her studies, she's got no diploma/bachelor as a basis for her position.
Just entering a course and just watching without being examined does not mean anything (see Yale for example or the diplomats' course she has entered recently...).
And handing over awards, cutting ribbons, patronizing events and attending social events does not make you a good monarch...
Where is the actual work?
Besides, has she ever been in the military? as a future Queen she should have concluded a military service!
Here´s the education of Crown princess Victoria.
Kronprinsessan Victoria Biography - Kungahuset
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:15 AM
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I don't know if Crown Princess Victoria has served a full military hitch, but from the photos I've seen she's certainly had a taste of military service and it doesn't look like she was being treated with kid-gloves.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:38 AM
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The most prepared: Felipe . He has studied, he holds a degree, he has lived abroad, he has been trained thoroughly, he has made his military service, his parents are from royal backgrounds, he is modest as character.

The only thing on this list that doesn't apply to Charles is 'lived abroad' and I really don't see what that has to do with it anyway although he did attend school in Australia for two terms in 1966, which could be classed as living in overseas country.

He has, of course, travelled extensively within his own country, the Commonwealth and the world and lived onboard navy ships which travelled to foreign ports as well.

Charles is easily the most prepared due to the time he has had and the work he has done that shows that he is ready along with the example he has had from his mother and father (even if he hasn't always liked their approach to being a parent he still has their example of dedication to the nation to follow, which he has done marvellously in my opinion).
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:59 PM
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:45 AM
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I'm surprised at the drubbing Frederik's taking here. He and Mary are my least favorite of the crown princely couples, but it seems that the Danes are overwhelmingly pleased with them, which is what counts. When waiting to become a ceremonial rather than an actual leader, I think the approval of the populace is the clearest measure of success. I've always assumed that I was missing something, and that I would like F & M better if I lived in Denmark, could read Danish newspapers and understand Danish broadcasts, and had more of a sense of how they carry out their duties.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:49 AM
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I think Prince Charles, Princess Victoria and Prince Felipe are undoubtedly among the best prepared Heirs today.
Prince Frederik is the least-prepared Heir, in my opinion.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:53 AM
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I would like to see Princess Victoria and Princess Caroline are the possible Queens.
Prince William is the most prepared to be a King of England.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:19 AM
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. . . . . . Prince William is the most prepared to be a King of England.
Huh? He has no experience whatsoever to be a King of England, the Commonwealth or even a sandcastle. Maybe in twenty years he will have gained sufficient life skills and performed enough royal engagements to have acquired a degree of political and diplomatic nous which he totally lacks at present.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:54 AM
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I think Will is not good prepared but he's not disaster too. In my opinion he's very... common. I don't imagine british monarchy without Elisabeth II. She's for symbol of England like pyramids in Egypt.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:57 AM
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What's wrong with Frederik? I miss something? Why many people think he's at the least prepared to be King?
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:52 AM
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:24 AM
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I agree. I'm not a dane but I still think he is one of the most amazing princes. With Mary by his side he's capable of anything
Prince Charles and Haakon aswell.

Least prepared: Victoria and Phillipe.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:31 AM
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Wow, the variation of opinion is wide here!

I think that Felipe's having lived abroad is, in fact, a significant point in his favor in terms of preparedness. It is (no pun intended) very broadening to have lived in another country for an extended period, and to have sampled a different life. I was in Miami last week and ate at my favorite Greek diner. On the wall is a picture of Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece in that diner, enjoying a hearty meal and laughing with the owners.

Travel is certainly broadening as well, but there is a world of difference between living somewhere else versus official travel. Traveling city-to-city, meeting and greeting officials in a very controlled capacity, and being so pampered and coddled that someone puts your toothpaste on your brush for you is hardly comparable to figuring out where to get the best pizza at 2:00 am, how not to get your car towed, and how to retain an air of dignity while still connecting with the "common folk."

To me, that's being prepared to rule a country that is not composed of people who travel with their own toilet seat. Thus, I view Felipe's experience living abroad as being an essential part of the education of a future monarch.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:20 AM
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I would like to see Princess Victoria and Princess Caroline are the possible Queens.
Prince William is the most prepared to be a King of England.
While CP Victoria has known all her life she is to assume the throne after her father; she seems to defer to her brother in the military/naval aspect of things: never in ceremonial uniform, on the balcony with with her mother and sister while her brother stands next to the King at the Birthday Parade, etc. I think she ought to be visibly comfortable in that aspect of her future role.
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Most prepared:Felipe of Spain.
Least prepared:William.
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