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Old 02-28-2006, 11:28 AM
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"In 2005 His Royal Highness carried out some 535 engagements in the UK and overseas." (my bolding :))
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:04 PM
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Edward, Earl of Wessex in my opinion.
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:10 PM
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Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has worked tirelessly since the late 1940's when she was the then Princess Elizabeth and have often been accused of putting duty before motherhood because she worked so hard. Either way she can't win!
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:27 PM
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I think the laziest woman in royal families is Letizia.
Also Mette Marit doesn't do much activity except than she is pregnant the whole time!!!
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:38 PM
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Not that I'm a big fan of Queen Beatrix's sons, but both Johan Friso and Constantijn have jobs. Plus JF doesn't belong anymore to the royal family, so he doesn't have to do official engagements.
There was on a royalty show called 'Royalty' in which they talked about the funds or money that the belgian royal family receive and if it would be better for Laurent and Astrid (even Philip) to have jobs like the Dutch Royal Family.
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Old 02-28-2006, 12:41 PM
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i think the reason is why the press pick on HRH duke of york is that he has no wife for them to photograph ( female royals get far more coverage in the press for the simple reason a nice dress and jewellry is far more exiting than a grey suit). he works tirelessly for his charities and organisations for which he gets no credit, so what, if he likes golf and plays a few times a week, he dosen't drink or smoke and as far as we know has no vices. i sincerley hope HM the queen gives him the garter very soon.
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Old 02-28-2006, 02:40 PM
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i think the reason is why the press pick on HRH duke of york is that he has no wife for them to photograph ( female royals get far more coverage in the press for the simple reason a nice dress and jewellry is far more exiting than a grey suit). he works tirelessly for his charities and organisations for which he gets no credit, so what, if he likes golf and plays a few times a week, he dosen't drink or smoke and as far as we know has no vices. i sincerley hope HM the queen gives him the garter very soon.
Moley, I TOTALLY agree with you!
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:17 PM
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I think Ernst August of Hannover seems to be pretty lazy. We also have to take into consideration that most of the monarchies now are constitutional therefore they are just meant to be head of state in social functions. Great Britain for example would be one. Although Queen Elizabeth II is a hard working woman.
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:37 PM
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I think the laziest woman in royal families is Letizia.
She has the most number of engagements of all crown princesses since her marriage, and she's back after three months of giving birth. Her not having her own agenda yet does not make her lazy.
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:52 PM
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I think the laziest woman in royal families is Letizia.
Also Mette Marit doesn't do much activity except than she is pregnant the whole time!!!
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Letizia lazy? That lady's pregnancy was the closest thing she has seen as a vacation from work. As a reporter and as a royal she seems to be one of the most work obsessed persons.

On Mette Marit, I assume the reason why they are rushing with a family is their own age, they are not young fresh out of college kids. This generation of Royals, like many people today, decided to marry and start a famlily later in their lives. It would be safer for her to have the children now than when she is past her 40's.

Now, on the Laziest Royal, as a comment-within-a-joke my pick is the King of Suaziland for spending too much time getting married to under age virgins than writting a Constitution that would save the institution of monarchy in his country. :)
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Old 02-28-2006, 11:56 PM
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Oh c'mon give her a break. She is only just out of her teens. How many youths do you see undertaking serious duties. Let the girl live a little. It's not like she is heir to the throne anyway.
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Oh c'mon give her a break. She is only just out of her teens. How many youths do you see undertaking serious duties. Let the girl live a little. It's not like she is heir to the throne anyway.
I agree with you. Princess Madeleine is only 23, third in line to the throne, and currently working at UNICEF in NYC. It would be quite hard for her to also do duties in Sweden. Before UNICEF she was a full-time university student. The amount of work she actually does is decent because she's so young and not the heir to the throne. If Victoria was like this, then I would be worried. There really aren't/weren't any royals who were 23 and not the heir who did more official work than Madeleine. She still manages to show up at Victoria's Official Birthday every year, National Day, Nobel (sometimes ), does one or two duchy visits, tags along with her mother/father, events for My Big Day, State Visit dinners amongst other things. I'd actually say for so young a person she handles her duties very well.
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:31 AM
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To graduate "gymnasiet" highschool and university with top grades is hard work. Madeleing should be commended for her education considering many rich kids choose to be lazy, spending their time travelling and partying.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:49 PM
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Marie-Chantal, but I suppose since she's not a reigning royal, she might not qualify for this thread...
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:05 PM
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Marie-Chantal, but I suppose since she's not a reigning royal, she might not qualify for this thread...
I'm afraid she won't since the Royals we've seem to refer about are the ones who have the official duties on established monarchies.
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:37 AM
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That is just generally a very good point. There are often political reasons behind royals' actions (or lack of actions) that the general public is not aware of.
I agree with this point to a certain extent. I also feel that Royals are in a unique position to do a lot of good in this world if they are so inclined. There are charities and causes (non-political) that could probably use the media attention that a royal could bring.
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:16 AM
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I think the laziest woman in royal families is Letizia.
Also Mette Marit doesn't do much activity except than she is pregnant the whole time!!!
For LETIZIA, I don't understand this opinion, she is the most busiest Princess with more 200 official acts by year. Please have a look on her agenda since the 31th of january, I don't think that she sleep very much, what a fun !!!
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:46 AM
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Lalla Salma just hasn't lived up to expectations. I expected her to be like her sisters-in-law but she's been a big disappointment and rarely carried out any royal duties.

Prince Frederick is also a disappointment, considering he's heir to the throne he doesn't seem particularly active.
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:56 AM
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For LETIZIA, I don't understand this opinion, she is the most busiest Princess with more 200 official acts by year. Please have a look on her agenda since the 31th of january, I don't think that she sleep very much, what a fun !!!
but all she does is stand next to her husband and smile(or scowl sometimes) what kind of work is that?
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but all she does is stand next to her husband and smile(or scowl sometimes) what kind of work is that?
But if that's all she's permitted to do it's better than nothing. She could just as easily stay at home.
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