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Old 02-28-2007, 02:00 PM
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In my opinion, there is no such a thing as an "ideal" family itself...and royals are no exception.

Some RFs "look" ideal (the Dutch one, for example) because they're always smiling, not involved into scandals, and keep breeding heirs and princes / princesses. But "being" ideal... mm i don't think so, these families usually have to deal with public exposure, different types of pressure, even sometimes their future is already 'planified' as soon as they are born (where are you going to study, which behaviour is expected from you, etc).

Then again, since we're only able to judge by "looks", I'd say the Dutch Royal Family.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:16 AM
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Monaco, most passionable
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:23 PM
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Historical choice? Nicky and Alexandra and their kids.
There was a lot of love there and the hands on interaction, and the openness with which they and their children interacted with with one another was almost unheard of among royals of that period.

I'm also quite impressed by Caroline's ability to move on with her life as well as by the warmth with which she seems to have raised her children. Again, they seem to love one another, and that's what family is all about.
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:15 PM
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Monaco! (we're talking about looks wright? )
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Verde Esmeralda
In my opinion, there is no such a thing as an "ideal" family itself...and royals are no exception.

Some RFs "look" ideal (the Dutch one, for example) because they're always smiling, not involved into scandals, and keep breeding heirs and princes / princesses. But "being" ideal... mm i don't think so, these families usually have to deal with public exposure, different types of pressure, even sometimes their future is already 'planified' as soon as they are born (where are you going to study, which behaviour is expected from you, etc).

Then again, since we're only able to judge by "looks", I'd say the Dutch Royal Family.
took the words right out of my mouth, Verde Esmeralda. But by "looks", my pick is the Danish Royal Family. The Dutch Royal Family is second and the Spainish Royal Family is 3rd. Thats just my opinion though.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:23 AM
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Ideal to be royal families?....I vote for British and Monaco... Eventhough they are not perfect...but they lived like royal... full of paparazzi..full of glamour..full of scandal...full of expectation...but at the same time, they survive....
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:34 AM
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I'd choose Monaco. The british one is ... well I know I couldn't live in it. I have nothing against them, it's just that it seems so hard to adapt when you come from the 'outside'. When you're born in it, I believe it might be easier.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:04 PM
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I admire the Spanish Royal Family the most. Almost no hint of scandal. No divorces. Everyone behaves with dignity and they have the most adorable children. (In all fairness, I think the press does not have a lot of freedom to report trash on their royals?)

Now the one I ENJOY the most is the Grimaldi's of Monaco. No question about it. They are glamorous, over-sexed and beautiful to look at. They combine a fascinating traditional Catholic piety with almost defiant hedonism.

They are the worst behaved, and I can't get enough of them!
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:06 PM
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I do believe the Spanish Royal Family is the most discreet and down-to-earth of all. I appreciate very much the way they face the job with such professionalism and commitment and how they avoid scandals and most ostentatious signs.

We think alike, once again LOL! I posted my response before I saw yours!
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:27 PM
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The one that matches more with my idea of ideal family is, without doubt, Princess Astrid's
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:23 PM
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I forgot about her, and yes I agree. Princess Astrid and her husband Archduke Lorenz are an ideal Royal Family.

Actually what fascintates me about the Belgian RF is how extraordinarily happy their marriages tend to be. Paola and Albert had some rocky years but are now an extremely close and loving couple, then there is bad sheep Laurent who found the lovely Claire and seems to be quite content with her, there is Mathilde and Philippe who seem to be soul mates, and of course the most beautiful couple of them all, King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola.

Leopold III, despite his tendency to chase skirts was reportedly deeply devoted to his first Queen Astrid, and to his second wife the Princess de Rethy.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:11 PM
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I think the most ideal Royal Family is Spain!
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In my opinion ,Princess Mathilde of Belgium and Prince Philip ,and their children
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:54 PM
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Nice question.I would say the Danish RF.They seem happy with how things are and they are all lovely people.
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:02 PM
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The spanish royal family is, imo, the most professional one..you really can learn a lot about protocol just by watch them . But i must confess that, to me, the ideal royal family is the monesgasque one. They have everything: money, beauty, style, dreammy moments, dark tragic moments, scandals... they're a neverending source of dream and enchantment
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I think the Royal Family of Uk is the most ideal family. I love them
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:12 PM
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This is kind of confusing to answer. How are we defining "ideal"...in what area?

Looks and lifestyle? Grimaldis of Monaco

Dignity(lack of scandal) and public comportment? Belgium, Luxembourg and Japan

Education and accomplishment? The Netherlands and Luxembourg

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