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Old 09-25-2012, 10:41 AM
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I'd say yes to Prince Frederik of Denmark, on looks and interviews. I've obviously never met the guy and he could be a horrible man behind the curtain, same could be said for any Prince or Princess.

I wouldn't say yes to William, unless I got a really sweet deal out of it. I would mind being a UK Princess but William is not my type of guy.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:50 AM
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The OP should rephrase the question and make it 'prince or princess' hehehe, just so us guys can play make believe as well
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:05 AM
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I think it depends on the character of the girl, if she can bear being in the spotlight and under scrutiny for the rest of her life. When dating the prince, she'll get a pretty good idea of what her life would look like, giving up personal freedom and opinion (and sunbathing topless ). Not everybody can deal with it, no matter how much love or attraction.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:02 PM
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Why would any guy marry a princess?

Here is another intriguing question.

How many guys would be willing to marry a princess knowing that one day she will inherit the title and he would always be in her shadow?

I think this situation is more complicated than in my previous question.
This reminds me of the movie Notting Hill. Guys are expected to make the first move. Most guys would probably be intimidated. So it would take a bold guy who does not hesitate to do so, but if he succeeds, he is expected to be in her shadow for life which is not in his nature. The timid ones should not be good for princesses anyway. Who wins here?
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:16 PM
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And does have a princess to propose to her boyfriend, as the one who is "on the higher position"?
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:21 PM
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And does have a princess to propose to her boyfriend, as the one who is "on the higher position"?
No. If she wishes to ask him, that's fair enough. She doesn't have to ask him. That's like Queen Vicky asking Albert in the film The Young Victoria.

This thread should be merged with the previous question and just alter the thread title. The answer is the same, it is entirely down to the Prince/Princess in question. Look what Daniel went through to get Victoria, you have to put up with a lot but if you love them, there's nothing to it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:26 PM
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Well Daniel proposed to Victoria as was stated by them in the wedding interview and Victoria as CP had a higher rank than Daniel. Do not know who proposed to whom in Queen Beatrix case nor do I know about HM and the DOE or Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:32 PM
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The obvious reply could be: For love.

The more cynical reply could be: For the ego.
- Scoring a genuine princess.
- Securing a pretty high and secure social status.
- Being famous and hopefully (if you are that egocentric, you are probably convinced that you will...) be admired by the fair sex.
- Feeling a little smug at the thought of spreading your genes in royal circles.

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Old 09-25-2012, 02:44 PM
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IMO, it is much easier for a man to marry a princess because in the BRF at least, it seems that royal brides are expected to 'breathe new life' and 'modernise the institution' lol. Catherine drives certain feminist commentators batty because she dares take a 'back seat' to William and isn't setting up her own personal court.
Men who marry princesses are **expected** to take a back seat and for me , that makes it much easier for us guys haha. Just my opinion.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:47 PM
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I think the DoE has had his fair share of stick over the years. Because the only men who have married into the BRF have been Mark Phillips and Tim Laurence, who took a huge back seat we have really seen a modern man.
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Why do I feel that that "backseat" has caused Mark Phillips to stray from his marriage and not give a damn for it. Basically I am intrigued by mark Phillips..he seems more of a "man' to me than Anne's 3 brothers..I donno wat went wrong..Damn..the more they hide..the more we want..lolll
And I hardly consider Tim Laurence worthy of an awe, though..Wat u say
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:13 PM
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I feel the best guys to marry a princess are international celebrities like sportspersons, or atleast actors who have already achieved a 'hero" status..This is how its beneficial in both ways..
The guy's celebrity status will be cemented forever..long after his retirement..and can use it to benefit his causes and enhance the name of his as well as his in-laws' "House".
And the Princess and her kids will get relieved (atleast a bit) of the "freeloader" tag..
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:39 PM
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Would she say yes to him if he was not a prince? Is his being a prince the primary attraction?

Agreed. I think this would be the best way to "analyze the situation". From the answers posted here, now I realize that Kate's decision to marry Prince William was well-thought-out.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:36 PM
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If it turned out to be Mario Max, I would say no way in a heart beat! LOL. Other than that, it is an interesting question and something to really think about. I suppose it would be difficult to say no but on the other hand, is a title more important than love? Granted, there are women out there who would jump at the chance to marry a prince just for that reason. I think that love and happiness for the rest of your life takes priority over becoming a princess. If you can have it all though? The whole package? I would probably say yes. :)
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:54 PM
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If I wasn't madly in love with the guy (and vice versa please), I would absolutely say no. I would have a hard time adjusting. I'm not a skirt and skin-colored tights kinda girl. Far too opinionated when it comes to politics and equal rights (I have no patience for the extreme right) and am definetly not interested in a relationship where I'm lesser than the man.

I also wouldn't want to carry a title like HRH Princess Michael. I have my own name and am my own person, not my husbands. It's so backwards to me. I would also want to work for my own money and wear the clothes I wish to wear.

So my answer would be no.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:04 PM
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I imagine that there are women out there who would say yes to anything a prince asked them to do. If they were told to go out and do jumping jacks in the street, I imagine there would be those who would do so because the prince asked them to do so. For most women, there would be a limit on the yes.

My thinking has always been you want to try to keep in good or favor (I don't mean favor in a sexual way) with people that are higher on the social-economic scale than yourself or more powerful than yourself who show an interest in you or can help you along the way. The last thing one would want to do would be to upset or offend people who have power or influence. Depending on the circumstances, this could be difficult.

If I had musical talent (which I don't) and I was invited by a prince to perform at a party, I would accept the invitation even if I didn't particuarly like him. If he were a really horrible person or had extreme views than I couldn't stomach, then I would decline politely or have some other excuse.

I've heard of a least one case where a singer turned down the invitation of a prince to perform at a party (can't remember which country) and was very rude about it (not a good thing to do to a prince). It seemed like she didn't like the prince or didn't like his views or something of that nature.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:17 PM
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I would think if a princess was the heir to the throne, guys would be a lot more intimidated by this than they would if she was a princess who wasn't heir to the throne. A guy who was conceited, who had a big ego or was arrogant or had this attitude of being God's gift to women wouldn't do well in this role. Or the guy who wanted to control the situation or wanted the world to revolve around him. Forget about wanting to be first in this situation.

A guy whose laid back, who doesn't care if he's the center of attention or one who doesn't have a big ego would do fine in the role. This could be a regular guy or someone who has celeb status.

Like their male counterparts, they would also be concerned with whether the guy really loves them, or is marrying them to improve or enhance his social standing or business contacts. Although probably not as common, you have men that marry women for their money.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:00 PM
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I would imagine that the prince would have to have a lot going for him besides his title, especially if he was from a high profile reigning family, to balance out having to give up pretty much any semblance of privacy upon marriage. If you marry the heir you not only marry him but also his country so you better be very sure that you are up to the challenges and are in it for the long haul.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:23 PM
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I think it takes a certain personality and temperament to marry into a royal households. Some of them are very rigid. Some of them aren't. The ones who are very rigid would be the most difficult to live in or one that has lots of rules or does and don't. Even the ones that aren't so rigid or who don't have rules for everything would be a challenge. Some women couldn't handle it. When they can't handle it, the marriage often breaks down with it or goes sour. I don't think women who marry into royal households go in with the thought of what they would do if they can't handle it. They figure they can handle it.
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I would think if a princess was the heir to the throne, guys would be a lot more intimidated by this than they would if she was a princess who wasn't heir to the throne. A guy who was conceited, who had a big ego or was arrogant or had this attitude of being God's gift to women wouldn't do well in this role. Or the guy who wanted to control the situation or wanted the world to revolve around him. Forget about wanting to be first in this situation.

A guy whose laid back, who doesn't care if he's the center of attention or one who doesn't have a big ego would do fine in the role. This could be a regular guy or someone who has celeb status.

Like their male counterparts, they would also be concerned with whether the guy really loves them, or is marrying them to improve or enhance his social standing or business contacts. Although probably not as common, you have men that marry women for their money.
That is why Prince Daniel is doing well so far. He genuinely loves CP Victoria and didn't marry her for fame - even though that came with the package.
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