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The Watcher 05-24-2007 06:50 PM

Best future European monarch
 
I couldn't find this topic, so I created a new topic. This is not about your favourite crown prince(ss), but about which current crown prince(ss) will be the best monarch in the future (according you) and why.

Heirs:

Denmark: Frederik
Norway: Haakon
Sweden: Victoria
United Kingdom: Charles
Spain: Felipe
Belgium: Phillipe
Luxembourg: Guillaume
The Netherlands: Willem-Alexander
Liechtenstein: Alois
Monaco: Caroline

Ps. Perhaps a moderator could create a poll? :flowers:

acdc1 05-24-2007 07:04 PM

I think Frederik will do a great job as king of Denmark, as he seems very down-to-earth and connected with the people.

Lena 05-24-2007 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by acdc1
I think Frederik will do a great job as king of Denmark, as he seems very down-to-earth and connected with the people.

Yes, that´s true. And if he would even get his butt up and would show this skills as king, everything would be fine :angel: :lol:

Princess Caroline? She is older than Albert. I guess they would go directly from Albert to Andrea, if Albert wouldn´t get legitimate children.

Uh, I think, I can´t decide. It would be easy to vote for the woman, I know most about. But isn´t that unfair then (?)
And there are many other great choices. Some have potential, but very big shoes to fill. I wonder, if and how they can do that. I remember, that King Carl Gustaf was quite unmotivated, when all this criticism around some unfortunate statements came up. And things just improved, when he got all this praise for his actions around the Tsunami. So I wonder, how some of those would act, if ppl would miss the old dead Monarch so much, that they would all the time compare and complain (?)
I´m seeing this esp. with Frederik, Felipe and Charles. But the latter one already got so much criticism, that I think, that the ppl would be positively surprised...

Sg1fan 05-24-2007 07:56 PM

The current heir to Monaco's throne is Caroline. She has not indicated that she would abdicate. As it currently stands she is the next heir - not Andrea. Her age has nothing to do with her ability to inherit the throne (as shown from The Prince of Wales who will not inherit until he's much older!)

Alison20 05-24-2007 08:08 PM

I think CP Victoria has thrown herself wholeheartedly into her role as heir to the throne. After a slight problem when she was fairly young, she seems to have accepted her position and got on with the job. So long as she can have a supportive husband beside her, I think she will make a very good Queen.

HRH Kerry 05-24-2007 08:39 PM

My vote goes to Victoria. She seems to carry out her duties well. I see her working more than being at leisure. I love the warmth that comes across in her photos. She would be a warm and caring Queen.

Yes, I agree that with the right Prince Consort she would indeed make a wonderful Queen.

marezdote 05-24-2007 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Alison20
I think CP Victoria has thrown herself wholeheartedly into her role as heir to the throne. After a slight problem when she was fairly young, she seems to have accepted her position and got on with the job. So long as she can have a supportive husband beside her, I think she will make a very good Queen.

I totally agree Alison. I think that Victoria takes her job as crownprincess quite seriously and I think she is quite dedicated. She also seems to be a very warm fun person. I believe that she will be a wonderful monarch when the time comes (hopefully she will not ascend anytime soon as I hope Carl-Gustaf will live a long time!)

crisiñaki 05-24-2007 08:55 PM

Victoria and Willem-Alexander
They are the most serious, the most dedicated and the ones who do a lot of important stuff (water issues, diplomacy, etc)

It's a little unfair to compare Charles to the rest because he's from an entire different generation and was raised in a different way

HRH Kerry 05-24-2007 09:36 PM

Something I just thought of...Prince Alois is already running the principality as the Regent. He seems to be doing a pretty good job.

Kelly 05-24-2007 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crisiñaki
Victoria and Willem-Alexander
They are the most serious, the most dedicated and the ones who do a lot of important stuff (water issues, diplomacy, etc)

I completely agree! Victoria is not only a people person but she has the intelligence and skills not to mention genes to be a great queen. As for WA he is also a people person and gets involved in all the important events and needs of his country. My votes go to them.

Madame Royale 05-24-2007 10:48 PM

Victoria :flowers:

monica17 05-24-2007 11:42 PM

It's very, very hard to choose: my shortlist is composed of Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Caroline of Monaco, and Victoria of Sweden.

My final vote went to Victoria. :flowers:

flcty 05-25-2007 12:30 AM

If I had to choose 1, Prince Fellipe of Spain/Austrias. Seems so down to earth...his marriage to Letizia proves that he doesn't let anyone push him around and that he can conform to change + he is a loving husband and father.
The next two that I would have vote for, Prince W-A and Princess Victoria, just something about them. I know Victoria is passionate about her future role and will work very hard to serve her country and will prove all those chauvanistic males in her [large/extended] family/country a thing or to ;) .
I do have concerns for Prince Phillipe of Belgiums reign...:eek:...I don't think that Mathilde and her 'beauty' will define his reign as the 'wonder years of Belgium'.

Princess Maxima 05-25-2007 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by crisiñaki
Victoria and Willem-Alexander
They are the most serious, the most dedicated and the ones who do a lot of important stuff (water issues, diplomacy, etc)

It's a little unfair to compare Charles to the rest because he's from an entire different generation and was raised in a different way

I totally agree with you crisiñaki. My vote goes for Willem-Alexander:smile:

Alison20 05-25-2007 10:00 AM

When casting my vote for Victoria, I was thinking about the 'young generation'.

I think Prince Charles will also do a very dedicated job - he has spent all his life being involved in matters important to the British people. Also, he is much more settled now he is married to Camilla (who I think is doing a great job!).

In no way was my vote for Victoria a slight to Charles. ;-)

HRH Kerry 05-25-2007 10:25 AM

Hard choice for me now that the poll is here. I believe that Victoria possesses all of the intangibles to be a good Queen. However, Prince Alois is already running the principality as he has been for almost 3 years as regent. Hmm...

Rebafan81 05-25-2007 10:47 AM

My vote goes to CP Haakon. I think he has proven he will do things his way and I think that he is a very kind, loving person. After HM, I think Willem-Alexander, then Victoria and Felipe.

Sira 05-25-2007 11:42 AM

Felipe and Victoria would be the best future monarchs. They have a strong educational backgroun d and they are well trained as future monarchs of their country.

The Watcher 05-25-2007 01:20 PM

My vote goes to Willem-Alexander. He is a promising crown prince with already an impressive career. Haakon, Victoria and Felipe are my no. 2, 3 and 4.

Henri M. 05-25-2007 02:42 PM

The Prince of Orange
 
Not surprising: my vote goes to His Royal Highness The Prince of Orange.

He has developed himself into a loved and popular Prince. I like his goodnatured attitude which is combined with an invisible line of distance.

And of course, combined with the Princess, a top-couple.

1. HRH The Prince of Orange
2. HRH The Prince of Wales
3. HRH The Prince of Asturias

:flowers:


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