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View Poll Results: Favorite European Royal Head of State
King Carl Gustaf of Sweden 8 3.92%
King Harald of Norway 16 7.84%
Queen Margrethe of Denmark 32 15.69%
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 37 18.14%
Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom 58 28.43%
King Albert of Belgium 3 1.47%
King Juan Carlos of Spain 30 14.71%
HSH Prince Albert of Monaco 7 3.43%
Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg 8 3.92%
HSH Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein 5 2.45%
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Old 05-03-2007, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ...sOfIa....

But for me, the hunting issue, while it was not in good taste at all, did not get to me in the same way it did you. I am not a cold hearted person, I thought it was wrong, but for me, that did not alter my opinion of him.

As I previously said, he is my favourite head of state because he is a hard working man and I admire him for that.

But as they say, each to their own and I am not looking for a debate here, I just wanted to explain
sOfia, I do completely understand your point of view and I agree that this King earned his place within Spain, didn't he! But somehow that 'bear' incident just smacked of such arrogance to me...and I think that in his case I was extra disappointed exactly because it was him, a king I admired so much, that he would have such an egotistical disregard..
In any case he would have been otherwise a close tie with those 'girl' queen who just Rule! Namely, Beatrix and Elizabeth! Such excellent heads of state, these two!

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Old 12-11-2007, 04:38 PM
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Queen Elizabeth II - of course

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Old 12-12-2007, 02:10 AM
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Defenitely King Juan Carlos!!
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:52 PM
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H.M. Juan Carlos of Spain, and HM Queen Elizabeth II of Britain
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Old 12-19-2007, 11:45 AM
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My vote goes to HM Queen Elizabeth II of Britain.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:00 PM
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IMO, King Juan Carlos is the best!
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Old 12-30-2007, 09:28 AM
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:20 PM
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Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:28 AM
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It has to be the one and only Queen Beatrix, so human and down to earth. Last year we took my little 5 year old neice to The Hague for Prinsjesdag and we gave Beth a Scottish flag to wave so that the Queen would know she had come all the way from Scotland to see her. We were standing in a narrow street just along from the palace and as the golden coach came along you could see Beatrix point ahead and say something to Willem Alexander and Maximina. As the coach passed by only a few feet from us, all three turned and looking straight at Beth waved and smiled at her. Beth was over the moon. An English lady standing near by said "wasn't that lovely, you wouldn't get our lot doing that." So, for making a little girl very happy it has to be the great Queen Beatrix.
What a sweet and wonderful memory! That's just the kind of thing that makes me vote for Beatrix too! What a lovely family she has as well!I think she so down to earth and approachable and caring
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:49 AM
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark :)
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:02 PM
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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Beatrix
Queen Margrethe
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:38 AM
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Queen Elizabeth II. She is a symbol of european monarchy.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:15 PM
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This was a very hard choice, but I finally have to go with Queen Beatrix (for all the reasons listed above)....................
Now if only their "Heirs" can do half a good a job as their elders still do, perhaps all the monarchs will continue.............tough act to follow!
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:06 AM
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I picked Queen Elizabeth. She works hard and she radiates royal (not in a bad way). She seems very well refined and well mannered.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:52 PM
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Queen Elizabeth II Shes the Perfect example of a Monarch in the 21st Centery
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:29 AM
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QEII - a hard-working and deicated example for everyone and the only one who I really know about; although I've heard Margrethe is a hard worker too
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:46 PM
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There are so many good ones to choose from. I won't say who I voted for but of those I know something about all have their good qualities. I like Queen Elizabeth II for being so dutiful and setting a good example, I like King Juan Carlos for his approachable style, I like Queen Margrethe II for always being so true to herself and I would have to give some special recognition to Prince Albert II and Prince Hans-Adam II for having to actually govern their countries to a much greater extent than the rest.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:16 AM
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I agree (obviously ) about King Juan Carlos, but I´ve voted for Queen Elisabeth, because she´s one of my favourite royals ever, one of the royals who made me a royal fan. She is simply THE QUEEN
King Juan Carlos would be my second favourite
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:33 PM
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Queen Elizabeth for sure.I also like Q.Margrethe of Denmark,but we have only one vote.
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:21 PM
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My tastes are here:

1) HSH Prince Albert of Monaco;
2) King Juan Carlos of Spain;
3) Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands;
4) Queen Margrethe of Denmark;
5) Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom;
6) Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg;
7) Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom.

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