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Old 01-25-2010, 04:59 PM
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William and Kate & Madeleine of Sweden and her fiance. Victoria and Daniel have set the date, so they don't count here, right?
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:40 PM
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I don't. I prefer to see the future King to marry at least someone with a noble ancestry. That is what monarchy and nobility is all about.

That is also why I'm disappointed in all the Letizias and Mette-Marits and Máximas ibvading the ancient and illustrious Houses and come into the footsteps of their forebearers who once were Grand Duchesses, Princesses, Archduchesses, whatever.

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These young women are indeed adapting to their roles well(for the most part. I still have SERIOUS doubts about Mette-Marit but that is another story) But if the trend to marry "down" continues into the next two or three generations and let's say William and Kate's son marries a commoner, who marries a commoner, who marries another commoner, what will be the point of "Royalty" that isn't really Royal at all?? They might as well abolish the lot and declare a Republic. I am old-fashioned enough to believe that Royalty SHOULd have some Royal or noble bloodlines.
I'm sorry but what if a royal prince doesn't fall in love with a royal princess? or vis versa?

I count 24 reigning royal families, the ones I call real royals.
The six main european houses have no girls left to marry, so we'll have to wait for Williams children to possible fall in love with Ingrid-Alexandra or Isabella of Denmark. Bearing in mind the age gap.

There are plenty of aristocracy who would love to marry the princes, but unless they are in a situation where they meet a prince, they stand little chance.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:49 PM
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What makes royal bloodlines "royal"?

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These young women are indeed adapting to their roles well(for the most part. I still have SERIOUS doubts about Mette-Marit but that is another story) But if the trend to marry "down" continues into the next two or three generations and let's say William and Kate's son marries a commoner, who marries a commoner, who marries another commoner, what will be the point of "Royalty" that isn't really Royal at all?? They might as well abolish the lot and declare a Republic. I am old-fashioned enough to believe that Royalty SHOULd have some Royal or noble bloodlines.
Hi, CaliforniaDreamin. Maybe you and/or Henri could help me understand your position. I've researched the origins of many of the more prominent royal houses and as far as I can tell, most of the original "kings" were actually barbarian leaders or revolutionaries who broke from the Roman empire and established their own "kingdoms", which would make them no better than any other person, and certainly no better than any "commoner", making all descendants of all royal families descendants from commoners who either bought, bribed, or revolted their way into a throne. And with many of them, their titles and styles were rewards for monetary payments to the Catholic church and bestowed by the Pope.

The battles and political maneuvering that brought all of these houses into being may have been heroic, but the current day descendants don't display that same character and, in fact, many of them display behavior that could be called questionable - if not unacceptable - among most "commoner" households. I have a pretty irreverant sense of humor but I would never have even considered wearing a Nazi uniform to a costume party. And even though I have a bawdy sense of humor, if I knew a brother and two sisters who spent as much time sleeping around and conceiving children out of wedlock the way the Monaco royals do, I would call them sluts, unless I was being polite, in which case I would call them epically irresponsible.

So many people criticize Mette-Marit for poor judgement in her youth, when many "blue-bloods" such as Albert II, Bernhard, Alfonso XIII, the aforementioned Monagasques,et.al., get a pass for exactly the same thing - knowing that they were in the spotlight.

In addition, Mette-Marit has been very forthcoming about her choices and while she isn't the most professional or stylish princess, on the whole her behavior is at least as good as (if not better than) the current Savoy pretenders, the "wit" of the Duke of Edinburgh, and the social graces of the Ernst August of Hannover, himself the descendant of a Danish princess who bore a child out of wedlock seven years before being married off to a Hanoverian prince.

So why all the criticism of the current crop of commoners who have married into the royal families? The behavior is the same or better so is it just the bloodlines? Many studies have suggested that with the way the kings and queens of the past slept around creating bastards all over the place. The research suggests that the descent from them means that almost everyone is descended from royalty. It that is true, then all of us commoners have "royal" blood and that criticism is faulty.

I don't intend to sound argumentative (but it reads like I do). I'm just really curious about the attitude that royals should only marry royals. With more than 40 years of evidence to the contrary, some people speak about a "commoner" destroying a monarchy purely by marrying a royal (and this is usually only directed at women...Daniel Westling aside. No one questions whether or not Inaki Urdangarin will be the downfall of the royal house of Spain).

So please help me understand. Is my very quick internet research about the origins of current monarchies invalid? Or is there some other more convincing evidence that monarchies came into being other than some guy 1,000 years ago declaring he was a king "just because he said so"?

Thanks in advance for any response.

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Old 04-28-2010, 08:56 AM
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William and Kate, yes, very definitely. It would be nice if the Duke and Duchess of York could get married again to each other as they are still very close and I think by now they've learned from their mistakes.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:32 AM
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I would love to see Prince Gustav get married.He seems that type of person to not like marriage but,he's a prince and an heir!
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:47 AM
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:16 AM
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I wouls love to see Andrea and Tatiana get married.They look serious since they have been together for so long.
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:32 AM
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Yes it would be nice to see royals marry more royals or atleast nobles but I believe the main reason to marry someone is because you love that person period no if ands or buts.
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:02 PM
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Maybe those who want royals to marry royals could play secret matchmaker. Invite them to the same parties, weddings or social events and then see what happens. Make sure they run into each other frequently but don't make it obvious. If it doesn't work out, no one will be angry or upset about it.

Don't openly try to play matchmaker because it usually will not work and what happens is unhappy people who aren't too thrilled with you and families who never speak to each other again.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:10 PM
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Prince Gustav & Carina Axelson, definitely. It's so sad that it's probably gonna take years for them to be able to marry. They are so sweet together.
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Well only lookwise for my part ( so not looking at circumstances, religion, them being married etc) . I think prince Guillaume and maybe Princess Azemah look nice

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:25 PM
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I'd love to see the Greek princes marry into some reigning royal houses.
So Prince Constantine with Princess Elisabeth of Belgium or Ingrid-Alexandra or any combination with the other siblings.
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Prince Harry and Charlotte Casiraghi
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:17 PM
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I don't see that at all. She's all about glamour and fashion and he seems to be a lot more low-key and down to earth.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:24 PM
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Catherine and Charlotte could be good competitors in fashion. Harry is not low-key and down to earth to me. He is such a party boy. Harry is so cute and has good smile, Charlotte has good genes so that they can produce good babies.
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Catherine and Charlotte could be good competitors in fashion. Harry is not low-key and down to earth to me. He is such a party boy. Harry is so cute and has good smile, Charlotte has good genes so that they can produce good babies.
You seem to be about the production of children in these matches.
Why is Harry a party boy to you, when was the last time you saw his partying?
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I saw many photos of him like this.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_NzzB5L9AP4...arry-grope.jpg

So, I got the impression that he is a party boy.
Yes, really I thought about the production of children,too. British Royal Family has ugly members, beautiful babies would be good for them.

Charlotte is beautiful and has good genes, Harry is so sweet. One of them Diana's son, one of them is Grace's grandaughter, they could make them a good couple.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:55 AM
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That photo was taken a fair few years ago, possibly even before Harry started military training I believe. If you pop over to his current events thread you'll see none of those photos.

Slightly cruel that a royal family is judged solely on it's looks, something reserved for celebrities. The production of "good looking" children from Harry won't mean a lot when they'll barely be in the limelight when his brother has his own children and becomes King. Also, there's the small fact she's Catholic and Harry cannot keep his place in the line of succession if he marries her.
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VERY future Royal couple (and solely for humour purposes) - Viscount Severn and Princess Isabella.
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I saw many photos of him like this.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_NzzB5L9AP4...arry-grope.jpg

So, I got the impression that he is a party boy.
Yes, really I thought about the production of children,too. British Royal Family has ugly members, beautiful babies would be good for them.

Charlotte is beautiful and has good genes, Harry is so sweet. One of them Diana's son, one of them is Grace's grandaughter, they could make them a good couple.
Wow . This is a bit harsh in my opinion (not to mention just a tad superficial too). There's so much more to a person than looks, and in my eyes, the British Royal Family has members that are decent and compassionate, which is worth so much more than a pretty/handsome face. I hope Harry marries for love, and chooses a girl that appreciates all of him.

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VERY future Royal couple (and solely for humour purposes) - Viscount Severn and Princess Isabella.
Oh, that would be a very, very playful couple, full of mischief . I'd love to see that. Now, whom could we pair his sister with ?
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