The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Royal House of Sweden > Current Events Archive

Join The Royal Forums Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #2181  
Old 04-16-2012, 03:58 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 16,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by agami.pearl View Post
I'm serious, I saw few photos of Sofia, this famous with snake too
These photos which are in question now, are taken before the photos with the snake.
__________________

__________________
  #2182  
Old 04-16-2012, 05:00 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,076
I just googled her and some of the stuff she has done has been really tawdrey. There was one pic of her topless and covering her "you not what" with her hand. To think of her becoming a Princess and an HRH is just a joke. If he wants to marry her I think he should give up his title as the general public are quite accepting of a lot of things but there has to be some standards or what's the point of Royalty. I wouldn't even watch this wedding as I really like the SRF and, IMO, it would make them a laughing stock. Out of all the women in the world is this really the best C-P can do?
__________________

__________________
  #2183  
Old 04-17-2012, 01:03 PM
Grandduchess24's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cambridge, United States
Posts: 1,318
I just wonder if she is worthy of the title princess of Sweden.
__________________
" An ugly baby is a very nasty object, and the prettiest is frightful when undressed."
- Queen Victoria
  #2184  
Old 04-17-2012, 01:12 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,421
Sofia is certainly more controversial than most of the women marrying into Swedish royal family before her.
However, it's still quite premature to debate on her suitability since no engagement has been announced.

I will say this though; I find it hypocritical that a young woman who posed for unfortunate (and granted, very tacky) pictures to earn for living, is judged harsher than a Monarch who embarks on a luxurious and highly unethical safari during times of economical troubles. Many of the current royals have done things in their lives which, for me at least, are as controversial as Sofia's decisions. That's probably why I'm willing to give her a chance.
Then again, I'm not a Swede - and it will ultimately be up to them to accept or reject Sofia, if an engagement is announced.
  #2185  
Old 04-17-2012, 02:34 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 16,350
I have difficulties to understand how her parents let her pose to these Sjöberg photos, when she was only sixteen...
__________________
  #2186  
Old 04-17-2012, 02:44 PM
agami.pearl's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: -, Poland
Posts: 1,798
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyFinn View Post
I have difficulties to understand how her parents let her pose to these Sjöberg photos, when she was only sixteen...
Me too. She wasn't that poor to need make money like that. It was her personal choice and for me it speaks a lot about Sofia.
__________________
  #2187  
Old 04-17-2012, 02:57 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,421

I agree about the parents; no way would mine allow me to pose for pictures like that at sixteen.
  #2188  
Old 04-17-2012, 02:58 PM
Boris's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 2,202
It was also a personal choice of Sofia Hellqvist less than four years ago to pose again in the full nude in New York; the setting and character of those photos manage to be even sleazier than those of earlier nude and half-nude photo sessions.
In order to talk tacheles and call a spade a spade, they're simply soft porn with a fetish touch.
__________________
  #2189  
Old 04-17-2012, 04:25 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,076
I am not famous or Royal and yet if any of my two sons got in tow with this lady or anyone like her I would pray for the relationship to end. We can therefore imagine how Queen Silvia in her position must feel. But on saying that I am surprised at C-P himself. My own husband said he thought her very attractive but that no way would he ever marry a woman who had shown, as he said, "her bits and pieces" to the world and I doubt that he is alone among men in thinking that.
__________________
  #2190  
Old 04-17-2012, 05:11 PM
HRHHermione's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 2,092
Quote:
Originally Posted by angela
I am not famous or Royal and yet if any of my two sons got in tow with this lady or anyone like her I would pray for the relationship to end. We can therefore imagine how Queen Silvia in her position must feel. But on saying that I am surprised at C-P himself. My own husband said he thought her very attractive but that no way would he ever marry a woman who had shown, as he said, "her bits and pieces" to the world and I doubt that he is alone among men in thinking that.
He's probably not. Sexism and slut-shaming are pretty common unfortunately; that doesn't make them acceptable though.

Sofia made a choice to take part in a legal activity that didn't hurt anyone in any way. It doesn't make her unworthy of love.

I will always hate seeing women participating in denigrating other women for their sexuality.
__________________
  #2191  
Old 04-17-2012, 07:28 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,076
Sofia has damaged herself all on her own as it seems that no one forced her into such a seedy life.
__________________
  #2192  
Old 04-17-2012, 07:59 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto (ON) & London (UK), Canada
Posts: 5,260
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRHHermione View Post
He's probably not. Sexism and slut-shaming are pretty common unfortunately; that doesn't make them acceptable though.

Sofia made a choice to take part in a legal activity that didn't hurt anyone in any way. It doesn't make her unworthy of love.

I will always hate seeing women participating in denigrating other women for their sexuality.
Well as my mother always said "you can always count on a woman to try and knock another woman down".
__________________
  #2193  
Old 04-18-2012, 02:44 AM
Esmerelda's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,215
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRHHermione

He's probably not. Sexism and slut-shaming are pretty common unfortunately; that doesn't make them acceptable though.

Sofia made a choice to take part in a legal activity that didn't hurt anyone in any way. It doesn't make her unworthy of love.

I will always hate seeing women participating in denigrating other women for their sexuality.
It's not sexism. If Prince Daniel had posed naked with a snake or with his hands tied together do you think that no-one would have said anything? There would have been headlines everywhere. Like it or not, Sofia's past behaviour is not seen as entirely conventional by society and will be a topic should she and Prince Carl Philip get engaged.

Simply posing naked doesn't make her a bad person, of course but I personally find her behaviour attention seeking. Announcing on Twitter you're dating the Prince? Talking to the media about their relationship? A 'makeover' program while they are just dating? That can be called unwise at best.
__________________
  #2194  
Old 04-19-2012, 12:48 AM
HRHHermione's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 2,092
Quote:
Originally Posted by Esmerelda

It's not sexism. If Prince Daniel had posed naked with a snake or with his hands tied together do you think that no-one would have said anything? There would have been headlines everywhere. Like it or not, Sofia's past behaviour is not seen as entirely conventional by society and will be a topic should she and Prince Carl Philip get engaged.

Simply posing naked doesn't make her a bad person, of course but I personally find her behaviour attention seeking. Announcing on Twitter you're dating the Prince? Talking to the media about their relationship? A 'makeover' program while they are just dating? That can be called unwise at best.
And THAT is a much longer conversation about sexism and how it works and I won't take over the thread with it. But let me just point out: men's bodies and men's sexuality is not commodified in the same way women's is and Prince Daniel would never have been approached with a similar job offer.

And let me point out once more: it's legal work that doesn't hurt anyone and I think it's a poor reason to write someone off as inferior.
__________________
  #2195  
Old 04-19-2012, 02:31 PM
bertie5252003's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,681
I hate to ask this and have really restrained myself over all the time I have been patr of these forums ... but does this young amn DO anything or is his life to be a true disappointment?? can someone tell me!!!
__________________
  #2196  
Old 04-19-2012, 02:46 PM
dbarn67's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: BROOKLYN, United States
Posts: 3,664
Quote:
Originally Posted by bertie5252003 View Post
I hate to ask this and have really restrained myself over all the time I have been patr of these forums ... but does this young amn DO anything or is his life to be a true disappointment?? can someone tell me!!!
I've been thinking the same thing. I once saw a documentary call Young Royals and when the interviewer asked him what he did with his day he said "I play video games". That was a long time ago I'm just hoping he finds something substantial to do with his life rather than "race car driving" and dating Sofia. I do
wish them the best.
__________________
  #2197  
Old 04-19-2012, 02:53 PM
HRHHermione's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Boston, United States
Posts: 2,092
Didn't he just graduate school and has since been filling in for Victoria while she's on maternity leave?
__________________
  #2198  
Old 04-19-2012, 03:09 PM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 16,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRHHermione View Post
Didn't he just graduate school and has since been filling in for Victoria while she's on maternity leave?
Obviously the only event he filled in for Victoria was when he was at the airport welcoming Charles and Camilla, maybe yesterday when also he was on the airport when the finnish president left. The others of his work engagements are his own I think.
__________________
  #2199  
Old 04-19-2012, 03:20 PM
KittyAtlanta's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: KittyLand Junction, United States
Posts: 3,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRHHermione View Post
And THAT is a much longer conversation about sexism and how it works and I won't take over the thread with it. But let me just point out: men's bodies and men's sexuality is not commodified in the same way women's is and Prince Daniel would never have been approached with a similar job offer.

And let me point out once more: it's legal work that doesn't hurt anyone and I think it's a poor reason to write someone off as inferior.
My goodness. As conservative as I am, I have to agree with you, Hermione. CP is no longer 2nd in line and within a few years, he will probably be 5th in line, which leads me to the conclusion that he should have the freedom to marry whom he wishes.
__________________
  #2200  
Old 04-19-2012, 03:42 PM
Lumutqueen's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Carlton, York, United Kingdom
Posts: 17,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by bertie5252003
I hate to ask this and have really restrained myself over all the time I have been patr of these forums ... but does this young amn DO anything or is his life to be a true disappointment?? can someone tell me!!!
Yes he does. If you want to pop over to his currents events thread, you can see what he does.
__________________

__________________
We Will Remember Them.
Closed Thread

Tags
prince carl philip, relationship, relationships


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
Press Reports about Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist, Part 2: April 2012 - June 2014 Marengo Current Events Archive 2016 06-27-2014 11:18 AM




Popular Tags
belgium brussels carl philip charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events engagement fashion genealogy germany grand duke henri hohenzollern infanta sofia jewellery jordan king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander letizia luxembourg nobility official visit olympics ottoman pieter van vollenhoven poland president hollande president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince daniel prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess beatrix princess charlene princess laurentien princess madeleine princess margriet princess marilene princess mary princess mary fashion queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:01 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]