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View Poll Results: Who is the nicest royal Mother-in-Law?
Queen Paola of Belgium 6 1.90%
Empress Michiko of Japan 3 0.95%
Queen Margrethe of Denmark 57 18.04%
Queen Noor of Jordan 6 1.90%
Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom 20 6.33%
Princess Marie of Liechtenstein 2 0.63%
Queen Sabika of Bahrain 0 0%
Queen Sofía of Spain 88 27.85%
Queen Sonja of Norway 27 8.54%
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg 21 6.65%
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 74 23.42%
Queen Anne-Marie of Greece 5 1.58%
Queen Anne of Romania 1 0.32%
Queen Saleha of Brunei 3 0.95%
Other (please specify) 3 0.95%
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:30 PM
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I think that Elizabeth II is a nice mother in law to Sophie. She seems to talk to her a lot and they both get on well with each other. An article a couple of years ago in the Daily Mail said that the Earl and Countess of Wessex were new 'firm favourites.' IMO, the Queen is a generally nice and chatty person and I'd love to meet her.
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I have to go with Queen Elizabeth II because she put up with so much bad press from one DIL without comment.
I don't believe QEII had any bad press from DIL. The son/husband, however, earned what he got IMHO.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:06 PM
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Queen Sofia stands out to me.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:15 PM
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my vote is for Queen Beatrix but I think Queen Margrethe II, Queen Sonja and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa are quite nice too.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:20 PM
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Queen Beatrix seems to be a very warm and welcoming mother-in-law.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:25 PM
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How the heck should anyone of us know? Who of us knows all these women in private well enought to have a qualified opinion?
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:41 PM
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Queen Silvia is also a wonderful mother-in-law.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:35 PM
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How the heck should anyone of us know? Who of us knows all these women in private well enought to have a qualified opinion?
of course no one knows them in private life. but we vote based on what we see them in pictures/articles/videos...there are lots of occassions that some Royal mother-in-laws show public affection towards their daughters/sons-in-law, if its their genuine affection or just acting its up to our personal opinions.
to me, the ones i said that are the best mothers-in-law (in my post in the previous page) are all genuine to me, at least in public and/or at least in my eye!
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:25 PM
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How the heck should anyone of us know? Who of us knows all these women in private well enought to have a qualified opinion?
Exactly so. We do not know these women well enough to know who is the nicest M-I-L so what we do is look at what we see and read concerning their interaction with their in-laws.


I think one of the easiest relationships to examine is Beatrix and Maxima. Beatrix lost her husband within months of Maxima marrying Willem-Alexander and I think this created a unique bond between them as they spend so much time together in public by virtue of her marriage to the heir. Beatrix and Maxima seem happy, animated and totally at ease when in each other's company.


We are also bowled over by the fact that unlike any other Queen, Beatrix appears to have given Maxima the keys to the legendary Dutch "vaults" wherein lie all things sparkly! Such a singular honour speaks well of their relationship.


As to the nicest? Well, as already stated, we don't see anywhere near as much of any of the other contenders with their in-laws to enable us to tell although from photo's it seems that Queen Sylvia and Daniel have developed a very sweet and tender relationship since his marriage and the birth of Estelle.
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Yes, for sure Queen Sofia is on the top of my list; here is a nice photo with Princess Letizia sharing a moment http://www.que.es/ultimas-noticias/s...s-f228353.html
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:23 AM
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My vote goes to Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Any mother-in-law who introduces you to Elie Saab and puts the Royal jewel vault of fabulous tiaras at your disposal is a very nice mother-in-law indeed.
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It is difficult to say who is the nicest, just because of the photos we see. But it's easy to see that queen Silvia and prince Daniel have a close and warm relationship.
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Great pictures. Thanks for sharing, LadyFinn. The one of the Queen and Daniel at the wedding is wonderful.


Some lovely moments of Queen Sonja as mother in law:

Sonja and Mette-Marit:

Sonja and MM
Sonja and MM
Sonja and MM

Hugging - one of my favourite pictures

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Wedding day - I love it
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Sonja and Ari Behn:

Sonja and Ari

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Old 11-17-2012, 08:52 AM
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I agree it's practically impossible to judge this from the outside...maybe the ladies appear great mother's in law have had a big say in the relationships of their children and partners who weren't to their liking weren't eligible for marriage :-)

But i've voted for GD Marie-Therese because of how glowing and proud she looked at the recent Luxemburg wedding and how she has supported her daughter-in-law Tessy when she was already pregnant before her marriage (and she apparently knows what it's like not to get along with your mother in law)
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:46 AM
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Empress Michiko tips the list for me
Queen Margrethe
Queen Beatrix
Queen Sofia
Grand Duchess Maria Theresa

The last 4 in no particular
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:44 AM
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I would imagine that Queen Sonja must be a very warm and loving mother in law, even more with the civil background that she and her children in law have in common. I also loved how Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was blowing her son and daughter in law kisses at the wedding, she seems very affectionate.

The pictures of Queen Silvia and Daniel are absolutely precious, they seem very close
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It is difficult to say who is the nicest, just because of the photos we see. But it's easy to see that queen Silvia and prince Daniel have a close and warm relationship.
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Yes, I love the Daniel/Sylvia relationship too...it's beautiful!
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I voted for Queen Sophia of Spain. She seems to be a nice person to me.
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