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Old 05-26-2011, 12:48 PM
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Which Royals Make The Best In-Laws?

Which royals do you think are the "best" in-laws, or should I say the less-meddlesome, have the best personality, would be easy to get along with? In-laws are in a class of their own anyway~ the good ones are great but the bad ones, but can you imagine having royalty as an inlaw?

Both the King & Queen of Spain seem like they would be good in-laws to have, so does Queen Silvia seem to be fairly easy going. Queen Margrethe...maybe, but I get a twinge that she may be a bit bossy at times...what do you think?

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Old 05-26-2011, 02:07 PM
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I think there's a thread covering this topic. But it seems Queen Beatrix is a gracious in-law. Giving all her sons and their wives privacy while opening the family vaults to all of princesses especially Maxima.

Queen Sofia seems supportive of all her children's spouses and seems to dote on all of her grandchildren.

Queen Sonja also appears to accept her children's spouses and dote on her grandchildren.

The kings and queen of Belgium, Sweden, England & Denmark are question marks for me. I don't get the impression that Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik are that involved or interested in the lives of their children, spouses or grandchildren. They have their own love affair

Also whether someone is a "good" in-law in completely subject to what the person marrying into the family perceives. Some people want that "family" feeling of closeness while others prefer a hands-off approach. Princess Charlotte of Monaco apparently really disliked Princess Grace and never warmed to her at all.

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Old 05-27-2011, 06:39 PM
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Ooops, I didn't know there was a thread of this already.
So much good info on here that it takes a while to navigate.
But yes, I agree too that some people want that "family" feeling while others like (and need) a hands-off approach. I guess it just depends on what your own comfort level is.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:45 PM
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IMO --> best- in-laws (mothers-in-law) :
1. Queen Beatrix (Netherlands)
2. Queen Sofia (Spain)
3. Queen Sonja (Norway)
4. Queen Margaret (Denmark)
5. Queen Elizabeth II (UK) and Queen Paola (Belgium)
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:33 AM
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Also whether someone is a "good" in-law in completely subject to what the person marrying into the family perceives. Some people want that "family" feeling of closeness while others prefer a hands-off approach.
Agreed. None of the royals appear to be the in-laws from hell, but I think whether they're in-laws you would want depends on your own personality. For example, I want a mother-in-law who's like a 2nd mom and whom I can have a close relationship with, so I would pick maybe Sofia or Beatrix. However, other women prefer hands-off in-laws who are cordial but otherwise leave them alone. For this sort of person, a mother-in-law like Sofia is a nightmare, and they would be much happier with the distant-seeming Elizabeth.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:41 AM
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Yes, I agree again, it all depends on your own comfort level.....unfortunately my hubby's mom is deceased, so I'll never have that experience. but I'm sure if I HAD to choose, I'd definitely go with a MIL who gave me a bit of space....
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:52 PM
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Queens Sofia,Sonja and Beatrix seem to be warm in-laws.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:52 PM
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1. Queen Beatrix (Netherlands)
2. Queen Sonja (Norway)
4. Queen Margarethe (Denmark)
5. Queen Paola (Belgium)
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:33 PM
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I don't think there are any in-laws from hell between the royals. I think that Beatrix of Netherlands and Harald & Sonja of Norway might be the best among the royals.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:07 PM
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I recall seeing the Queen helping Mette-Marit with her train and veil on her wedding day. It really warmed my heart that she would do that, especially considering that MM couldn't have been the ideal fantasy daughter in law. Not MM personally, but the problems with her past and such; it was nice to see the queen doing something so small as helping her with her dress.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:31 PM
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Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (Mary Donaldson). She fits to be the daughter-in-law of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. She is a loving wife and plus, she is very charitable and kind-hearted, especially to children!

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