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Old 03-10-2007, 07:21 AM
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And this anology with Paris Hilton & Britney Spears is just preposterous. Last time I checked, Maddei did not appear in a sex video, nor did she marry twice in less than a yr and mother 2 children, while exposing her private parts
No of course she did not, thanks to the Lord, but the critics were that Madeleine was so much better etc. because at least she did not look like a librarian.

It is sad that royals are measured with their looks. Princess Beatrix/Queen Beatrix has always been a somewhat overweight lady (to today's standards) with a most characteristic hairdo and her very own personal style of clothing. She does not follow any hype. Yet she is a formidable and powerful head of state. Crown Princess Victoria (godchild of the Dutch Queen by the way) could very well follow in her godmother's steps and become a grand Queen.
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:29 PM
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I think you are mixing celebrities and Hollywood with royalty.

I think you miss the point of what royal or aristocratic means. Crown Princess Victoria feels the eyes of her predecessor prying in her back when she walks through the marble halls of Drottningholm Palace. She is the newest generation of a looooong line of illustrious and revered Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses in the Swedish monarchy. She will inherit its greatness, grandeur, historical relevance and glory. She tries to bear it like a proud scion of this grand family, to progress virtue and tries to be meritorious for the country she loves so much.

That is what makes monarchy total different from 'celeb looks'. And that is also why I'm saddened by types as Rania and Madeleine who radiate everything except solemnity and grandesse.
Oh no henri M. I understand it perfectly your point of view of my understandin is wron, despite you poetic description of what royalty; I dont think inherit the greatness, grandeour historical relevance has anything to do with your lack of style.

Style is a muc
h more vain subject, but important in this princesses since they represent Sweden abroad and their monarchy to the Swedes, and in today´s culture looks matter. They are in the public eye for somethin more important than movies or parties or whatever, I know. I just said in my own personal opinion I prefer Madeleines style over Victorias because there is a style. Excuse me but there is nothing solemn and grand in Victorias librarian look. Im not critizicin her work or her ability to become Queen just her lack of style, I wanna be really clear about it

We are so busy lookin
g at Madeleine`s tan and her uber blonde hair that we are missing that she is out there takinh some duties. I hope with the years, Madde will become more serious and elegant, after all she is only 23!

Finally Rania I t
hink she is not only beautiful but smart and I respect her it must not be easy to be modern queen in your thirties, but if you want, Pm your response since is not the topic of this thread
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:34 PM
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It is much harder for Crown Princess Victoria to look so glamerous all the time because of her heavy workload, she does not have the time but Princess Madeleine only attends several events a year so she has more time to spend on appearance when attending an event. Either way I think we can all agree that when both Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine spends a lot more time in getting ready for events like the Nobel Prize Award they both look as equally stunning in their own way.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:43 PM
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Either way I think we can all agree that when both Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine spends a lot more time in getting ready for events like the Nobel Prize Award they both look as equally stunning in their own way.
I guess at the evening of the last Nobel Prize Award, I wouldn´t have agreed. The disappointment about the recycled dress was quite deep Generally one could agree...both girls seem a bit stuck in their style these days though.
About Victoria:
As HenriM. once described it so wonderfully:
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Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess of Sweden was such a grey mouse. Her gowns look interchangeable. I know it is not true, but in my amateur eyes it looks she has ordered a dozen of gowns in the same design, but each in a different colour, if you understand what I mean. In fact Crown Princess Victoria showed far more naked flesh than Princess Mabel, but we all understand the difference.
Victoria seems to be very proud of her shape these days (and she has reason to be) and so we all the time get to see her well-toned arms, tight upper part for her waist and a tight prom dress-like skirt (part)
I think she is now of an age, where one can also wear more extravagant stuff without seeming excentric. And IMO she should choose more often long sleeves.

Madeleine on the other hand seems to take the babywear industry, the fabrics for pink and blue clothes away. All the time it´s light pink-blue-light pink-blue. Yes, these colours fit to her and her general style, but a little bit more change would be nice.
And for about a year, she seems to prefer this, what I´m calling "nightie style" Partly one could even think, she is pregnant

So IMO both woman could go more often other ways as well. Even though it could mean, that they would do a complete miss. But better some misses than always the same (this goes esp for Victoria)
And IMO the style of both can be described as juvenile and partly even immature. In two very different ways though. Yes, they are young...but not sooo young anymore either.
Well, it´s easy to write here as anonymous person...who would know, how we would do


I´m reading here all the time "hard working princess"...as it seems the PR department of the Royal court is still succeeding In the past I´ve often made fun of them (esp. of their habit of commenting EVERYTHING) but it seems the basic things are still working Esp. Kudos for the planning around Madeleine´s "secret" meetings with institutions around the WCF...
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:46 AM
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Maybe we should have a thread specifically for comparing the swedish princesses? Understand I'm joking about that for that seems almost cruel. Yikes, the above post is a little scary to me. I know one must be careful when you write anything on these boards but where and when did HenriM say that about CP Victoria. Sorry but that seemed a little unkind to post a quote in that way it isn't something that I see that HenriM posted in this thread. Confused why it would be brought up in that nature.

Anyways, back on topic is Madeleine still in Estonia, what is going on with her?
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:57 AM
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Maybe we should have a thread specifically for comparing the swedish princesses. Yikes, I know one must be careful when you write anything on these boards but where and when did HenriM say that about CP Victoria. Sorry that seemed a little unkind to post a quote in that way it isn't something that I see that HenriM posted in this thread. Confused why it would be brought up in that nature.

Anyways, back on topic is Madeleine still in Estonia or what is going on with her?
Oh, some of my quotes were even transfered to other boards.
And HenriM. doesn´t strike me as a guy, who would make a secret around his excellent comments and/or who would use several nicks. Besides his comment might not be flattering for Victoria, but if we would do a poll, probably more than 2/3+ would agree with him. Well, of course he might hold an different opinion.

And he said it to judge Victoria´s dress at one of the galas in Oslo (to Harald´s birthday)

I would assume Madeleine was in Estonia for just one day. Next week she doesn´t perform any duties for the Royal House...the schedule doesn´t go any further. Generally she is said to do a 5p master course this term as well (Ordinary students would do at least 20p...so I guess Madeleine isn´t aiming her master in the nearer future...)
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:15 AM
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I would like a thread where you could compare/express your opinion about the princesses as something like this exists about other royals, too.
I think this is getting a little long for a current events thread, but it would be sad if all the posts were lost, as this is all very interesting in my opinion.
I, for instance, don't always like Madeleine's style, but sometimes I think she looks great. I would appreciate if she had a little bit more royal duties, but then, I understand, that she still is quite young, maybe that will develop in the future.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:30 AM
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I would like a thread where you could compare/express your opinion about the princesses as something like this exists about other royals, too.
I think this is getting a little long for a current events thread, but it would be sad if all the posts were lost, as this is all very interesting in my opinion.
I, for instance, don't always like Madeleine's style, but sometimes I think she looks great. I would appreciate if she had a little bit more royal duties, but then, I understand, that she still is quite young, maybe that will develop in the future.
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...tml#post341997

If you want to compare their general attitude towards life and work, then feel free to open a thread.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:47 AM
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That type of thread would be sibling rivalry at it's finest! A type of thread I wouldn't visit as I personally think it would be awful to be compared to my siblings. Besides they're two different people and they're not even equal to one another. Victoria has a much bigger job she will be queen and Madeleine will not. It is even more likely that as Madeleine ages she may choose a more private life. Although I doubt that just based on a few things.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:20 AM
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That type of thread would be sibling rivalry at it's finest! A type of thread I wouldn't visit as I personally think it would be awful to be compared to my siblings. Besides they're two different people and they're not even equal to one another. Victoria has a much bigger job she will be queen and Madeleine will not. It is even more likely that as Madeleine ages she may choose a more private life. Although I doubt that just based on a few things.
Looks, as if you are already comparing them
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:35 AM
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In my opinion they both have totally different styles but it doesnt mean one is better than the other. I am not very fond of comparing people but I do see that Madeliene is more trendy and Victoria is more conservative in the way she dresses. They are royals, that is a fact, but above all they are human and i am sure they want to be able to live normal lives like everyone else and dress how they want. They should wear whatever is comfortable to them.By the way, style has more to it than clothes and how you dress, its also about how you carry yourself, talk, interact with people. its sad that most people don't even realize that ..........its about how you portray yourself as a whole.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:45 PM
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Hmm, I didn't mean comparing in a mean way, I am not to fond of that either, but maybe it is unevitable. I think most posts here would fit better in a "What do think of Madeleine's style?" category anyway.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:13 PM
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I completely agree with jspate. I think it's better that we treat the women as separate individuals. We already have 2 different types of threads to compare their style. But one could start a thread dedicated to Madeleine's style. There is already a thread for Victoria's style. There are also many threads concerning other things associated with Madeleine's style. For example there are threads on her best/worst dresses, her sunglasses, her hats, her nobel dresses, and her shoes/purses.
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Old 03-17-2007, 06:25 AM
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Do you have a specific link because I looked but I could not find anything.
here´s one... http://www.anp-photo.com/downloadpic....pp?id=5263485

there are more if you go to ANP Beeldbank and search for "Madeleine"
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:07 AM
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Princess Madeleine rules

According to our paper, Princess Madeleine rules Sweden at the moment.

The King and Queen are in Japan, the crown princess is in Turkey and the prince is in USA.
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I hope Madelaine will use this opportunity to secretly have a sit on the throne and put on the crown (I know they usually don t wear the swedish crown).
In The Netherlands we had a song about Princess Margriet by a comedian which was called 'if only I would be queen for a day', now Madelaine will know how it feels
What does a swedish regent actually do btw?
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:04 AM
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What does a swedish regent actually do btw?
Nothing*! Madeleine surely did the past days, what she always does (attending some university courses, doing some work for Childhood, shopping, bringing her doggy to daycare, brushing her teeth, cooking for her boyfriend**...)
This position is just more or less for emergency cases. And I don´t remember a case, when it was needed. But maybe ppl, who watch the SRF longer than me, know more (out of the times with none of the current ppl in line to throne being over 18)

*of course a regent can have duties. And can participate in intern court meetings or meetings with the government. But one doesn´t have to.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:19 PM
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well, I surely hope that she will make use of the palace cook these days. A regent who has to cook her own meals ruins much of the glamour that one invisions with such a task
Anyway, this regency-thing seems to be somewhat archaic. I am sure it served its use in the old days, when communicating and travelling took much more time but these days ...?
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:23 PM
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well, I surely hope that she will make use of the palace cook these days. A regent who has to cook her own meals ruins much of the glamour that one invisions with such a task
Anyway, this regency-thing seems to be somewhat archaic. I am sure it served its use in the old days, when communicating and travelling took much more time but these days ...?
''The Palace cook ??? You mean that foreign guy who makes food so complicated one would only serve it for guests one doesn't really like. What's wrong with Cornflakes, Knorr soup and Nescafe'' ( - princess Madeleine doing some thinking in my impersonation)

On a serious note, I'm sure Princess Madeleine would rise to the occasion if it was called for!
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:40 PM
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''The Palace cook ??? You mean that foreign guy who makes food so complicated one would only serve it for guests one doesn't really like. What's wrong with Cornflakes, Knorr soup and Nescafe'' ( - princess Madeleine doing some thinking in my impersonation)
*Lol* Knorr Soup...do you still remember, what diplomatic drama it once caused at Victoria´s visit to China

The thing with Madeleine is, that she doesn´t live in a castle and with the palace cook...so she would need to go and would take it home in Tupperware boxes...also not very Royal and glittering
As it seems mostly Jonas and her go for dinner to restaurants (all these fashionable salads&something dinners) and probably also Sthlm´s delievery men are welcome guests...and at least at 18, Madeleine said, that she likes cooking. And now she is even looking, as if she would like it (at 18 she was more on the asparagus side of shapes )
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