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Old 11-06-2006, 06:40 AM
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Definitely Princess Grace. She came from a wealthy family AND she was an Oscar-winning Hollywood actress. She already knew how to comport herself in formal situations and carry herself like a lady. It just manifested itself into becoming a Princess.

I think naturally elegant royals don't have a specific "look". You can be tall, short, fat, thin, blonde, brunette.....it doesn't matter. To me, it's all in the way you act and the way you carry yourself. It's the way you sit down, it's the way you walk into a room, it's the way you speak.....it's intangibles like that. Elegance is something that just....is.
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:26 PM
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my vote definitely goes to Princess Noor Hamzah.
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Old 03-04-2007, 04:55 PM
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I define natural elegance as a natural and very graceful body language or 'deportment' that bespeaks of refinement and is understated. A naturally elegant woman could look elegant wearing jeans.

The only current princesses to have that natural elegance are Mathilde of Belgium and Alexandra of Denmark. The other women, while they have their moments have gotten their elegance with a bit of a makeover.

Maxima doesn't strike me as being very elegant because to me elegance is always understated and Maxima is just too exuberant and vivacious to be understated. Her vivaciousness is a very appealing trait but elegant is not the word I would use to describe her.

Mette-Marit is understated but her body language still shows a bit of hesitation and lack of self-confidence sometimes which keeps her from being really elegant. As she matures and gains confidence I think she will gain an acquired elegance that is just as good as the natural kind.

Both Letizia and Mary have an elegance that they worked hard to get. They're very attractive to look at even though their elegance isn't inborn. I say if you don't have it naturally, then if you can work to get it, then more power to you.
I agree 100%!
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:46 PM
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I think that princess Letizia is a very naturally elegant woman. She always has been very faithful to her style: simple, not planed ,refined and really very natural...and I believe that these are the keys for a natural elegance. In adittion she always has dressed thus even before being princess.
Mary is elegant but her elegance is not natural, she seems to be OBSESSED with the fashion(a really fashionvictim like Rania)… I would not include her in this list.
And..Maxima is natural but........not elegant.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:35 AM
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My vote go to:
-Princes Maxima.
-Princess Mary.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:52 AM
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- Princess Grace
- Queen Rania
- Princess Mary
- Princess Letizia
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Old 10-27-2008, 05:31 PM
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I agree 100%!
Me also
Mathilde is for me the most elegant princess!
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:25 PM
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I define natural elegance as a natural and very graceful body language or 'deportment' that bespeaks of refinement and is understated. A naturally elegant woman could look elegant wearing jeans.

The only current princesses to have that natural elegance are Mathilde of Belgium and Alexandra of Denmark. The other women, while they have their moments have gotten their elegance with a bit of a makeover.

Every one seems to know about Mary's makeover but few saw Letizia's makeover because she had it before she went on camera as a CNN journalist. Its very rare for a female journalist to walk in cold and be able to pull off the look required of a oncamera newswoman.

Diana's makeover was more dramatic. Blackwell named her the worst dressed woman of 1981 and he complained about her posture because she slumped. She fixed that problem very dramatically.

Maxima doesn't strike me as being very elegant because to me elegance is always understated and Maxima is just too exuberant and vivacious to be understated. Her vivaciousness is a very appealing trait but elegant is not the word I would use to describe her.

Mette-Marit is understated but her body language still shows a bit of hesitation and lack of self-confidence sometimes which keeps her from being really elegant. As she matures and gains confidence I think she will gain an acquired elegance that is just as good as the natural kind.

Both Letizia and Mary have an elegance that they worked hard to get. They're very attractive to look at even though their elegance isn't inborn. I say if you don't have it naturally, then if you can work to get it, then more power to you.
Wow! 2 and a half years later, and this is all true!!! The princess who was most quoted was Princess Mathilde, and I couldn't agree more. Being elegant isn't only what you wear, it's a certain presence which you have even in jeans and tshirts. One thing maxima has more that other princesses, is a natural flair which she has and she can have messy hair (which I often complain about) and not perfect skin, yet everything she wears she wears with a flair, and has great chic, yet it is different to elegance. One princess who hasn't been menioned is Princess Muna, mother of KAbdullah. I don't know how she was as a young princess, yet she has such elegance for someone of her age, her hair style, clothes and makeup are just ELEGANT
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:55 PM
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I think that Princess Mathilde is the most naturally elegant princess in the world. I also think that Queen Noor of Jordan, Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, and Princess Aimee of the Netherlands are naturally elegant as well.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:09 PM
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I am inclined to agree with sgl pointing out that Crown Princess Mathilde is the most naturally elegant princess in the world. She has got innate elegance, sense of style, and grace that can not be achieved by makeovers ... in my personal opinion.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:35 PM
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark
Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and her daughter Alexandra
Queen Anne Marie of Greece
Queen Silvia of Sweden
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
These are my top choices
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:11 AM
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I think;

-Princess Madeleine of Sweden
-Princess Mathilde of Belgium
-Princess Mary of Denmark
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:37 AM
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I think that princess Letizia is a very naturally elegant woman. She always has been very faithful to her style: simple, not planed ,refined and really very natural...and I believe that these are the keys for a natural elegance. In adittion she always has dressed thus even before being princess.
Mary is elegant but her elegance is not natural, she seems to be OBSESSED with the fashion(a really fashionvictim like Rania)… I would not include her in this list.
And..Maxima is natural but........not elegant.
totally agree with you !!!

and also Lalla Meryem of Morocco
a very very elegant princess since her birth
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:08 AM
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:28 PM
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Marie Chantal and Queen Rania for me.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:52 AM
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Marie Chantal and Queen Rania for me.
Well, they are elegant.... but I don't think it's naturally. (The odd little nip and tuck here and there).
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:36 PM
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Oops!It says "naturally elegant",you're right!I take my previous post back...
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:40 PM
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a princesse is hard working and rude behaviour not rose life of dreams what do you think about it for example rashel she was not dreaming in the house of her father she was treated lavishly badly .
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:17 PM
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Princess Anne is naturally elegant--and a hard-working Royal. I completely admire her. I also think that Mathilde is naturally elegant as well.
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:59 PM
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Princess Anne might be a lot of very honorable things, but 'naturally elegant' is not an attribute I would ever associate with her.
I'd say Farah Diba, former Empress of Iran - Queen Silvia of Sweden - Queen Noor - CP Mary of Denmark.
Ooops, this topic is about 'Princesses' only. Okay, I'll add the late Princess Grace and the late Princess Diana. I would like to add Princess Caroline, but in recent years she has somehow managed to loose her touch.
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