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Old 01-18-2016, 05:23 AM
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Let's get away from anything that suggests gender at all and simply be 'Monarch' and 'Consort'.


So Elizabeth II becomes Monarch Elizabeth II and Consort Philip. Felipe is Monarch Felipe VI and Consort Letitzia. No difference then between the genders.
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:42 AM
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That idea has some merit, but sounds...clunky, for want of a better word, and has me picturing people dressed like characters from Star Trek rather than wearing evening gowns and dinner suits.

I favour the idea of the monarch being called king if it's a man and queen if it's a woman, having a princess consort or prince consort, as the case may be. There would be only one "Your Majesty", with the consort being "Your Royal Highness". That would end the gender discrimination as to titles that Henrik and Philip complain about, in that though the monarchs would have gender specific titles, neither spouse would be a "majesty" so a woman married to the king would not have higher status than a man married to a queen. Henrik and Philip would still be subjects of, and thus secondary to, their wives, but they always knew that was going to happen when they married the future monarch.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:37 PM
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That idea has some merit, but sounds...clunky, for want of a better word, and has me picturing people dressed like characters from Star Trek rather than wearing evening gowns and dinner suits.

I favour the idea of the monarch being called king if it's a man and queen if it's a woman, having a princess consort or prince consort, as the case may be. There would be only one "Your Majesty", with the consort being "Your Royal Highness". That would end the gender discrimination as to titles that Henrik and Philip complain about, in that though the monarchs would have gender specific titles, neither spouse would be a "majesty" so a woman married to the king would not have higher status than a man married to a queen. Henrik and Philip would still be subjects of, and thus secondary to, their wives, but they always knew that was going to happen when they married the future monarch.
That was the idea in the Netherlands when the Royal House Act 2002 was implemented, sadly in 2013 the politicians forgot their very own rules and for sentimental reasons ("Shouldn't Máxima be Queen, like other female consorts?") they themselves passed their very own pure, minimalist, objective and gender-neutral piece of legislation.

It would probably have set a new precedence, followed by Camilla and then in a decade or so no one would find the gender-neutral title of a Prince-Consort or Princess-Consort "weird".
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That was the idea in the Netherlands when the Royal House Act 2002 was implemented, sadly in 2013 the politicians forgot their very own rules and for sentimental reasons ("Shouldn't Máxima be Queen, like other female consorts?") they themselves passed their very own pure, minimalist, objective and gender-neutral piece of legislation.
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It would probably have set a new precedence, followed by Camilla and then in a decade or so no one would find the gender-neutral title of a Prince-Consort or Princess-Consort "weird".
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what a headline: Henrik's new life as a retired prince: he has lots of sex!!
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:12 AM
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Well, good on him, at his age. Let's hope it's with his wife!
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:23 AM
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I'm speechless.

Does someone have that magazine? Please translate the main points of the article for us. I need to know if it's a joke or he's really gone off his rocker. Though I wouldn't be surprised if that magazine is in the same league as our New Idea that keeps telling us that Mary is now Queen of Denmark.
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:25 AM
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:27 AM
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I have a feeling this is about his erotic sculptures.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:59 AM
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Well, good on him, at his age. Let's hope it's with his wife!
she has a bad back....

didn't park Henrik's car near a sex club recently? It was said he went to a cinema nearby but who knows.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:45 AM
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Prince Henrick would be 50 or 70 years old, i would have doubts but he is 82 and at this age?
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:52 AM
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there is a saying in german 'je oller je doller' what means there's no fox like an old fox
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:56 PM
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there is a saying in german 'je oller je doller' what means there's no fox like an old fox
And just because there's snow on the roof, it doesn't mean there isn't a fire in the fireplace!

(Snow on the roof refers to an old man's white hair.)
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And just because there's snow on the roof, it doesn't mean there isn't a fire in the fireplace!

(Snow on the roof refers to an old man's white hair.)
Indeed, and I believe we have the pharmaceutical industry to credit for that some of that fire. Generally speaking of course, not necessarily the retired king.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:31 PM
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Oh dear hope this isn't the sort of headlines we are going to see from now one.
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Now he has been to Egypt
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Old 02-16-2016, 04:37 PM
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Well... I'm glad he's enjoying his retirement! And anyone his age should be able to stop working if they want.

That being said, I can't help but think if he's still got the physical and mental stamina to participate in these trips he should be able to maintain a somewhat regular schedule of official duties to help support his wife, who isn't young herself.

Then again, maybe Henrik finally being free to do what he wants is easier on both him and the Queen.
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This could be just a weird google translation but does it say he was in Egypt for 3 weeks?
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Old 02-16-2016, 05:21 PM
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Prince Henrik is enjoying his retirement to the fullest and has already been on several trips this year.

The Prince Consort is enjoying his well-deserved retirement. Since the Queen announced on New Year's Eve that the Prince Consort wanted to retire, he has been enjoying his retirement to the fullest.

Without having official duties and obligations, the Prince Consort in this way have been able to travel away from the winter cold to warmer climes, and he has taken advantage of that.

Prince Henrik in Naples

First he ran off to Naples, and as soon as he came home from there, he traveled to Egypt. The Prince Consort has been in the country for three weeks, where his good friend, hotelier Enan Galaly has hosted and shown him around the country.

The Prince Consort and Enan Galaly have been friends for several years, and at this time last year, the Prince Consort was also on holiday in Egypt. This time he visited, among others places, Cairo and Alexandria.
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This could be just a weird google translation but does it say he was in Egypt for 3 weeks?
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