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Old 12-14-2004, 04:45 PM
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The Powers, Rights and Responsibilities of Monarchs

I was said a few day ago that King Juan Carlos was from left. I'd like to know if this is right, and if you had heard about others royals' political opinions.
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Old 12-14-2004, 05:01 PM
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I hear that he is a great friend of President Zapatero, and more near to socialism that "populars" (Ex-President Aznar)
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Old 12-14-2004, 05:34 PM
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I'm pretty sure Prince Albert of Monaco is a "liberal" he's again the war in Iraq and everything... but at the same time he hunts.. and I know in America if you are a "liberal" you most likely do not hunt... does anyone know if that's different in other countries?

I heard on a program that the Swedish royals aren't allowed or aren't supposed to express their political opinion... they aren't even allowed to vote!
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Old 12-14-2004, 05:40 PM
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I'm sure that the Mathilde and Felip of Belgium are "Right"!! And Fabiola must be too!!!
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:08 PM
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I heard on a program that the Swedish royals aren't allowed or aren't supposed to express their political opinion... they aren't even allowed to vote!
They are allowed to vote. They just don´t.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:43 PM
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The British monarch cannot vote and express any political opinion (to be more precise, she can't express her opinion about anything).

Other British royals are allowed to vote, in theory; but they can't do so, because they're close to the Queen. For the same reason they are discouraged from expressing any opinion which is related to politics in any way (for example, in recent weeks Prince Charles ha been criticised for having expressed his views about education in Britain).
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Old 12-14-2004, 08:53 PM
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In my opinion thats what makes Royalty respected, is that they are above politics and political mud slinging but I reckon it would be hard to keep your opinions to yourself considering whats been going on in the world these last couple of years
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:30 PM
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Okay, thanks Dennism you never know about those television programs.... they've called Andrea Casiraghi "Prince Andrea," Princess Mary "Mary McDonald" so I should have known they didn't know what they were talking about... ha ha
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:02 PM
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(for example, in recent weeks Prince Charles ha been criticised for having expressed his views about education in Britain).
If we ignore the fact that he is Prince of Wales surely, as a parent, he is entitled to express his opinion on the eduction system and how it is failing children.
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The British Royals have always been traditionally viewed as conservative. Princess Anne and Prince Charles have strong political views concerning countryside sports as both are keen hunters.

The Countess of Wessex has been very critical of the labour government and the Countess also has expressed her pro hunting stance.

I would expect most royals to have a conservative outlook. Left wing labour governments or parties don't support the roles and priviliges of monarchs.
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Old 12-15-2004, 05:28 AM
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I would expect most royals to have a conservative outlook. Left wing labour governments or parties don't support the roles and priviliges of monarchs.
It depends of which country you're speaking about: I'm pretty sure that left wing parties in scandinavian countries have nothing against monarchy. In Spain, I think it's the same.
But in the countries who are a republic, it's a fact most of the monarchists are from right wing.
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and a right party in one country is not the same as a right part in a other country
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Old 12-15-2004, 05:35 AM
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and a right party in one country is not the same as a right part in a other country
I agree, and there's different kind of right parties, but I think ideas of these differents parties have common points.
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Old 12-15-2004, 06:00 AM
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in sweden i know that the royal family are not allowed to say what party they would vote for if they voted
they can vote but they do not vote
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Old 12-15-2004, 06:03 AM
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It depends of which country you're speaking about: I'm pretty sure that left wing parties in scandinavian countries have nothing against monarchy. In Spain, I think it's the same.
But in the countries who are a republic, it's a fact most of the monarchists are from right wing.
This is certainly true to a point in the Scandinavian countries. In Spain, could it be a matter of the respect that Juan Carlos garnered for his actions in 1982 and that perhaps when he is gone, the support among the left for the monarchy may go down? Perhaps, slowly.
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I hear that he is a great friend of President Zapatero, and more near to socialism that "populars" (Ex-President Aznar)
He had lots of troubles with Aznar because they were against each other ideas. That appears in a book called "Soledad del rey".
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Old 12-15-2004, 02:10 PM
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Yes, He is from "socialists" and against "populars", that is I mean in the first post, but my english is not fluent .
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Yes, He is from "socialists" and against "populars", that is I mean in the first post, but my english is not fluent .
Thanks a lot. I was surprised when I heard it for the first time: I don't know why, I thought that the Spanish Royal Family was very family.
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are there any royal house that are open about their politicle opinion?
not only what party they vote on but about different politicle matters
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i guess prince cahrles can be one of them as i am answearing my own quastian now
he has often written letters to politisions that has at times been published
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