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Old 08-08-2009, 12:59 AM
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Princess Madeleine

Princess Madeleine of Sweden is so beautiful! But she isn't available; I read an article recently about her relationship with her longtime boyfriend. This isn't quite it, but I felt the need to cite something.

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Old 08-08-2009, 03:33 AM
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What about Alexandra Knatchbull? Does anybody know, if she's still in contact with the princes?
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:06 AM
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Does it really matter who they marry as long as they don't marry a Catholic or someone with a bad history (family problems, criminal charges etc)? They should find someone who they are happy with and is likable.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:12 AM
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Does it really matter who they marry as long as they don't marry a Catholic or someone with a bad history (family problems, criminal charges etc)? They should find someone who they are happy with and is likable.
Well, today many things seem to be quite more relaxed. Of course they should marry someone they love. But you can't deny that it would be a godsend if they would fell in love with someone like Princess Madeleine or any other princess because they know how royal business works.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't Beatrice and Eugenie first cousins to William and Harry? If so, they wouldn't be the ideal choices for their brides.....
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:33 PM
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Back in the day......first cousins (and today honestly in some places) would be eligible to marry. I believe the British Royal Family historically has drawn the line at fourth cousins and below and first cousins once removed...which I have NEVER understood (the concept of what a first cousin once removed is...to me that is a second cousin).

So in another time....there could be an opportunity...but I think it would be moreso someone on the level of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Prince William of Wales who share a ancestor (George V)

Lady Gabriella > Prince Michael of Kent > George, Duke of Kent > George V
Prince William > Prince Charles > Queen Elizabeth II > George VI > George V

Hopefully, I didn't forget anyone!
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:36 PM
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Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't Beatrice and Eugenie first cousins to William and Harry? If so, they wouldn't be the ideal choices for their brides.....
I think she means that a hundred years ago this wouldn't have been unthinkable, but now it would be. Or less time than that - aren't Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip second cousins or something like that?

The Mail Online had a slightly creepy article awhile back suggesting a list of new girlfriends for one of them when they were between girlfriends. I don't remember which one it was ( William or Harry ) but one of the girls was a first cousin on their mother's side . A lot of people wrote in to say "Ewww".
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:48 PM
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Yes, HM and Prince Philip are related.

Queen Victoria > Edward VII > George V. > George VI. > Elizabeth II.

Queen Victoria > Princess Alice > Victoria of Battenberg (née von Hessen-Darmstadt) > Princess Alice of Greece > Prince Philip.

So they are third cousins. I also read some articles when Kate and William had their split and there was this list of "potential" girlfriends including Lady Gabriella Windsor and Alexandra Knatchbull (which is also a cousin of William). To be honest, an relationship with Alexandra - I wouldn't mind if they're related But the Knatchbulls have their own drug-escapade at the moment, maybe even more worse than the "Uncle-Gary-Oddysey". BTW Lord Mountbatten (Prince Philip's uncle) hardly tried to make a match between his granddaughter Amanda and Prince Charles.
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I think it's actually still legal for a person to marry his/her first cousin in Britain (correct me if I'm wrong, Brits!).

The Queen and Prince Philip are actually doubly related. They're third cousins through Queen Victoria and second cousins once removed through Christian IX of Denmark (once known as the "father-in-law" of Europe).

But I agree with the consensus that close cousins would be absolutely out as partners for William/Harry today. Royals should always be seeking to widen the ol' genetic pool anyway, IMO.
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I don't know how it is in Britain but here in Germany its legal to marry a first cousin (but if I imagine my first cousin - a no-go of course ). If they are distantly related I think its not THAT problem as at least since Queen Victoria and Christian IX nearly every RF in Europe is related to one another. But you're right, Harry and William - as their ancestors have been doubly and threefold related - really should widen the genetic pool
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Now that Harry's broken up for good with Chelsy Davy, it occurs to me that he needs a new girlfriend. Since this is the "preferred wives" thread, does anyone have a preference for who they would like to see Harry have as a new girlfriend? I still like Charlotte Casiragi, but I think she's already in a relationship. Plus, she's Catholic, which makes her a no-go in the wife department. He needs a new British girlfriend.

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Maybe Eugunie Niarchos?? Bee Schaffer (Anna Wintours daughter).
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Charlotte is a beauty for sure, and Harry would fit in with her lifestyle, but I am afraid that it would not go down well with his relatives. I cannot see this happening in my life-time! :( You Have brought up a good question however, Myself......
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:14 PM
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Bee looks like a princess here
http://images.teamsugar.com/files/up...9_2008/bee.jpg

http://z.about.com/d/fashion/1/0/7/2/3/80999346_10.jpg

Yes, boys always were linked with Charlotte...
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Wow, she is truly beautiful.
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I think it's actually still legal for a person to marry his/her first cousin in Britain (correct me if I'm wrong, Brits!).

The Queen and Prince Philip are actually doubly related. They're third cousins through Queen Victoria and second cousins once removed through Christian IX of Denmark (once known as the "father-in-law" of Europe).

But I agree with the consensus that close cousins would be absolutely out as partners for William/Harry today. Royals should always be seeking to widen the ol' genetic pool anyway, IMO.
Thanks to the Queen Mother and the Princess Diana, the British Royak Family have had a considerable amount of new blood introduced. Marrying a cousin as distant as Lady Gabriella or Alexandra Knatchbull wouldn't be a problem at all, especially as both of those young ladies have just a trace of royal blood now. They would help to widen the gene pool. I can't imagine either of these princes marrying a princess now, I think they will both marry British girls.
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Seeing as Madeline is off the menu for both boys now.
I would love William to meet or even date Princess Nathalie of Denmark.

Doubtful William or Harry will marry their cousins, they are like brothers to them.
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Seeing as Madeline is off the menu for both boys now.
I would love William to meet or even date Princess Nathalie of Denmark.

Doubtful William or Harry will marry their cousins, they are like brothers to them.

Don´t you think that Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg is a littel bit old for Prince William ? The princess is from 1975 and the Prince is from 1982-1983.
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Don´t you think that Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg is a littel bit old for Prince William ? The princess is from 1975 and the Prince is from 1982-1983.
No a 7 year age gap isn't that big. There is a 13 year age gap between the Duke and Duchess of Brabant.
Charlotte Casiraghi would also be perfect for Harry.
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No a 7 year age gap isn't that big. There is a 13 year age gap between the Duke and Duchess of Brabant.
Charlotte Casiraghi would also be perfect for Harry.
What about children then ? The fact is that Princess Nathalie is over 30 years and it migth get hard to produce a heir becuse of her age...
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