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View Poll Results: Who do you think is the "most professional" queen, and why?
Elizabeth II 125 41.39%
Margrethe II 32 10.60%
Beatrix 38 12.58%
Sofia 49 16.23%
Sonja 12 3.97%
Silvia 13 4.30%
Paola 3 0.99%
Rania 23 7.62%
Anne-Marie 3 0.99%
Other, please specify in post 4 1.32%
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Old 01-29-2006, 01:51 PM
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Who is the most professional Queen?

Perhaps it's a difficult choice but...

Who is the most professional Queen?

Elizabeth of England

Margrethe of Denmark

Beatrix of Netherlands

Sofia of Spain

Sonja of Norway

Silvia of Sweden

Paola of Belgium

Anne-Marie of Greece (she isn't ruling but she has the title...)

Rania of Jordan

Other
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:42 PM
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All of the older ones are pros, I think, having lots of experience and having started the job when it was harder to do than today.
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:07 PM
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I think Queen Elizabeth because she handles everything that is thrown at her no matter what it is. Plus 50+ years as a monarch..how much more professional can you get?
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:14 PM
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I think it is fairly difficult to compare them, as the countries are different. In addition to that, Elizabeth, Margrethe and Beatrix as reigning queens have completely different positions than the others.
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:17 PM
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I would separate the Queen Regnants (or Monarchs) from the Queen Consorts. The two types of Queens play different roles.

Elizabeth, Beatrix, and Margrethe are very different queens but they reign over very different countries so they've adapted to what their country needs.

Of the Queen Consorts, I'd say I'm most impressed by the way that Sonja and Harald work as a team. They are seamless, that is part of what a good queen consort does. I see that also with Sofia and Juan Carlos of Spain.
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:19 PM
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I think it is fairly difficult to compare them, as the countries are different. In addition to that, Elizabeth, Margrethe and Beatrix as reigning queens have completely different positions than the others.
Of course they have different positions and responsibilities!! And we can't compare them, like you said! But i think that all of us have differents points of view, and i could think that queen elizabeth is the most professional (and i'm not saying if she is or not!) and you could think that Margrethe is most professional (and again i'm not saying that she is or not!) So we will always have different opinions!
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:20 PM
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I would separate the Queen Regnants (or Monarchs) from the Queen Consorts. The two types of Queens play different roles.

Elizabeth, Beatrix, and Margrethe are very different queens but they reign over very different countries so they've adapted to what their country needs.

Of the Queen Consorts, I'd say I'm most impressed by the way that Sonja and Harald work as a team. They are seamless, that is part of what a good queen consort does. I see that also with Sofia and Juan Carlos of Spain.
Yes!! You (moderators) can do that! And then we can "compare" them!
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:29 PM
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If it's about Reigning Queens, then I suppose I have the first place given to HM Queen Elizabeth II, followed by HM Queen Margrethe II. Each of them represent the values of their country.
And I think Queen Rania of Jordan is the best Queen Consort.
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:34 PM
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Reigning Queen: Elizabeth II
Queen Consort: Sofia of Spain; it would be hard to find another Queen who has more activities than her (it probably works in case of every member of Spanish RF:))
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:36 PM
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I think it's a very difficult question! Who is the most professional queen? I don't know. All I know is that I see several very strong and great women who do a terrific job. I'm not really aware of the official duties (in and out of the spotlights) of all the queens, but I know that queen Beatrix is a real pro. She works very hard, knows what she is talking about and runs the monarchy like it's her own company. I surely do respect that very much...
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Old 01-29-2006, 03:56 PM
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without doubt Queen Elizabeth II
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Elizabeth II. :)
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When I think of professional I think of buisness like and to me Beatrix fits that description perfectly.
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:18 PM
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1- Elizabeth II.

For me, she always put Duty before personal life and she is very devoted to the Crown, Country and Church.


2 - Queen Rania.

She works very hard, she is an example to follow for women, and I simply like her inteligent way of talking about the different issues.
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:48 PM
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"Professional" to me implies hard-working, dedicated, selfless, dutiful, all words that to me describe Elizabeth II (also Margrethe but her role is somewhat different as others have pointed out). For the Consorts my choice is definitely Sofia, who came to Spain virtually unknown and has managed to do a lot to enhance the image and prestige of the Spanish RF while also helping with many causes on behalf of her subjects. I'm sure with time Rania and the other more "junior" members of royal families will achieve that status but for my vote it's EII and Sofia.:)
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Queen Sofia of Spain:)
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Queen Sofia
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Queen Sofía of Spain, she has managed to create a foundation that helps a lot of people in the world without dismissing her royal duties as the King's consort
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Queen Sofia.

Actually, I do believe they are all great queens. What makes me think of her as the "best" is -as I have posted on other boards before - that she has been Spain's best ambassador all over the world, is always ready to go wherever her presence is needed, she is always flawless and I do not think the other queens are so loved in foreign countries as Queen Sofia is loved on this side of the Atlantic.

I have not doubt most "subjects" love their queens and kings, princes and princesses and I do know most of them are truly admired worldwide, but Queen Sofia is not just admired, she is loved on this shores. Even King Juan Carlos, who is really admired, is not as loved as she is.
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The thing is Queen Sofía has done many great things for the poor people in Latin America with her foundation and she comes to this part of the world a lot so people adores her, when she comes to my country is like the Beatles, airport and streets full of people; it also has to do with the historical bond between Spain and America
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