The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Royal Highlights > General Royal Discussion > Royal Chit Chat

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #61  
Old 11-22-2005, 05:22 PM
Layla1971's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,622
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbhrc
My most Ideal Family is also the Grimaldi Family. I really like them a lot, they aren't perfect, no family is actually. They have private and public problems but they can handle them.
Exactly what I was tryng to say - to me they're ideal because they have 'normal' conflicts & problems.
__________________

__________________
In critical moments even the powerful have need of the weakest.
Aesop

Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 11-22-2005, 08:50 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: .a, United States
Posts: 3,345
Royal or non-royal, is there such a thing as an ideal family?

We could also debate on whether these families we think of seemingly functional are actually dysfunctional. Meaning, the public is only allowed to see and hear the good things about them.

None of us really knows anything about the royal families of the world, what happens behind closed doors, their true reality; that is why they have PR people to keep the facade up.

Correct me if I am wrong.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 11-22-2005, 08:55 PM
pollyemma's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Washington,DC, United States
Posts: 2,013
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlitteringTiaras
Royal or non-royal, is there such a thing as an ideal family?

We could also debate on whether these families we think of seemingly functional are actually dysfunctional. Meaning, the public is only allowed to see and hear the good things about them.

None of us really knows anything about the royal families of the world, what happens behind closed doors, their true reality; that is why they have PR people to keep the facade up.

Correct me if I am wrong.
well i agree there are lots of things we dont know about different royalty that is probably very unflattering. but all in all i think especially with the media a lot of things do come out eventually.

and really, even the best actors in the world can't pretend to love each deeply if they dont for years on end.

for instance, seeing Maxima and WA together. you can just tell they love each other. i suppose if they secretly hated each other they could hide that and be civil and the public wouldnt know, but the real love that they have is obvious for all to see.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 11-22-2005, 09:06 PM
Layla1971's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,622
I think a picture tells a thousand words - the current CP couples are really in love, as pollyemma said - even the best actors can't fake that love.
__________________
In critical moments even the powerful have need of the weakest.
Aesop

Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 11-23-2005, 02:16 PM
Piewi's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BA, Argentina
Posts: 1,353
I`d also say the Grimaldis...of course they aren´t perfect but they`re real, just a family. They seem so happy together!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 02-09-2006, 06:20 PM
crisiñaki's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,800
My favourite family is the Spanish because they are all nice, close to the people and themselves and hardworkers; if you look carefully, they are very close to their extended families (Greek, Gómez-Acebo, Zurita, Urdangarín, Marichalar and Ortiz) and accept everyone in, for example, Elena really likes Menchu a lot and has spent time with her; Cristina&co go every new year's eve to Iñaki's birth house; they go together to all big events (christenings and weddings mostly) unlike other royal houses who doesn't invite all their families, when have you heard about an scandal in this family?.

In second place would go the Belgians, Mathilde and Phillippe are the star example of what a couple should be and the family stayed strong even after Albert's problems.

A normal family has its problems, I don't deny it; but problems shouldn't rule their lives like it does in the Grimaldi and Windsor families, scandal after scandal, their lives are worse than the tackiest soap opera and people is usually more focused in their messes than it is on their work for their countries which is kind of sad because they have lost a lot of respect, except for QEII because who would have stopped respecting her anyway?:) , she's THA Queen.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 02-09-2006, 06:43 PM
Juanita's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: ..., Portugal
Posts: 1,762
I think that the Royal Familys of Spain, Netherlands and Norway are examples for the most ideal royal family!
But i think that the Spanish Royal Family is the ideal because they are very discreet and they love to each other and they show it! I just adore them!! So i'm suspicious to say that!
__________________
"If you want something, go get it"
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 02-09-2006, 08:29 PM
crisiñaki's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,800
Quote:
Originally Posted by ...JuAnItA...
I think that the Royal Familys of Spain, Netherlands and Norway are examples for the most ideal royal family!
But i think that the Spanish Royal Family is the ideal because they are very discreet and they love to each other and they show it! I just adore them!! So i'm suspicious to say that!
Apenas salió la foto cambiaste tu avatar!!!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 02-09-2006, 08:33 PM
Paula**'s Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Posts: 661
The Royal family of Norway
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 02-10-2006, 02:32 AM
Avalon's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,905
I would name ideal the Royal Families of Monaco, Spain, the Nethelands, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, UK (yes, I honestly think so!), Jordan... Who did I miss?:)
__________________
Queen Elizabeth: "I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations." God, Save The Queen!
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 02-10-2006, 03:05 AM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Monterey, United States
Posts: 2,324
Either Norway , Denmark ,Sweden , Spain or Great Britian
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 02-10-2006, 03:49 AM
Mahoogie's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Manila, Philippines
Posts: 312
Does this thread talks about who's the Ideal royal family??...or who's your favorite royal family??.It seems that a lot here have biases and reffering their favorite royal families as Ideal..my favorite royal families are the British, Monagesque, and the Spanish...however, I dont think that they are IDEAL enough...coz nowadays, its hard to live-up with the expectations of an ideal perfect royal family..I think divorces,scandals and other deviations from strict royal protocols made these families a not-so-perfect one..
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 02-10-2006, 04:05 AM
crisiñaki's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,800
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mahoogie
Does this thread talks about who's the Ideal royal family??...or who's your favorite royal family??.It seems that a lot here have biases and reffering their favorite royal families as Ideal..my favorite royal families are the British, Monagesque, and the Spanish...however, I dont think that they are IDEAL enough...coz nowadays, its hard to live-up with the expectations of an ideal perfect royal family..I think divorces,scandals and other deviations from strict royal protocols made these families a not-so-perfect one..
1.Divorces in Spain, ultracatholic monarchy? I honestly don't think so
2. I agree with you, I like the Grimaldi Family a lot because they are fun to watch , but I don't think they are a model family, far from it; so people should stop being biased and think rationally about this thread

I hope all of you don't feel offended by my post
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 02-10-2006, 05:10 AM
ochan's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Posts: 217
i think luxembourg and belgium....
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 02-10-2006, 07:33 AM
tiff_tiff_tiff2000's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 175
The royal family of Denmark or perhaps Norway
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 02-10-2006, 06:57 PM
Kelly's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Washington, United States
Posts: 1,106
I would have to say the royal family of Spain and Netherlands. They are close and there is alot of love. As for Great Britain they are a little disfunctional to be considered ideal in my opinion.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 05-16-2006, 07:06 PM
crisiñaki's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,800
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelly
I would have to say the royal family of Spain and Netherlands. They are close and there is alot of love. As for Great Britain they are a little disfunctional to be considered ideal in my opinion.
I totally agree with you!:)
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 05-16-2006, 07:12 PM
BeatrixFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,843
Liechtenstein. When have they ever done anything wrong?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 05-16-2006, 07:14 PM
Prince of Chota's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Neuilly, France
Posts: 514
Hmmm...while I really like the Swedish royal family, they have their issues. For example, there have been four members of the family (Prince Oscar, Prince Sigvard, Prince Carl Johan, and Prince Lennart) who lost their titles because their marriages were not tolerated by the king. All of them were created Count Bernadotte of Wisborg in the Luxembourg nobility (who are closely related) because the Grand Ducal family didn't want their relatives treated that way. Now I realise that Sweden's monarchy is becoming more modern, but shouldn't they have gotten over things like morganatic marriages by now?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 05-16-2006, 07:18 PM
Prince of Chota's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Neuilly, France
Posts: 514
I personally prefer to think that the Dutch royal family is rather ideal, as they really do seem that way. Queen Beatrix seems very genuine, and never fails to light up a room the way the Queen Mother could. In the Netherlands it was rumoured that she didn't take well to Maxima at first, but it certainly appears that things have become better between them.

My runner up would be the Danish royals, who seem just as close.

The question, then, is how to define an "ideal" royal family. Are we looking for an ideal "Royal Family," or an ideal "family"? They are two very different things, and I'm not convinced that they can both be achieved at the same time.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Staff and Court of the Royal Family Lena Royal House of Sweden 123 09-22-2014 02:31 PM
Well-run Royal Family Freedom Royal Life and Lifestyle 61 10-24-2006 05:38 AM
Liechtenstein Princely Family (March 2003-October 2004) Part 1 Jacqueline Princely Family of Liechtenstein 165 10-30-2004 10:04 PM
Pavlos And Marie Chantal: Current Events December 2002 - October 2003 Julia Crown Prince Pavlos, Marie Chantal and Family 76 10-14-2003 08:40 PM




Popular Tags
abdication belgium birth carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events dutch royal history engagement fashion grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta leonor infanta sofia jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg nobility olympics ottoman poland pregnancy president hollande prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince floris prince maurits prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess laurentien princess mabel princess margriet princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion queen anne-marie queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague visit wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:54 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]