The future of the monarchies in Spain and Belgium
I was just wondering what people think of the future of the monarchy.
What role do you think it will have?
I began to think about this after reading the articles which Royalty.nu provides links to on their Spanish and Belgium sites (just clarify - the articles and websites are in English).
It made me question why the current situation has arisen and what is most likely to happen.
As far as I understood (and I'll grant you that NZ is a long way from anywhere!) the Spanish monarchy had been great for Spain.
I have heard that the Danish monarchy is popular, is this true, and how does it compare with the others - for example the Netherlands, England (which I do know slightly more about) and Norway?
I'll be interested to hear what people think, and what, if anything they contribute to a general understanding of the standing of today's (and the future's) monarchies.
:flowers: To kick things off, I have found (thanks to google) some more articles which are related, or that I find interesting. Links :
Model of a modern Danish monarchy - This discusses the current popularity of Denmarks' royal family.
From : Programme
Monarchy today: challenges and problems.
The legitimacy of Danish monarchy is based on its great popularity. There are not many republicans in Denmark. However, the privileges which the monarchy enjoys (and must enjoy in order to be a monarchy) present a constant challenge in a country that sees itself as strongly commited to democracy. In the present post-national era - in which the EU is playing an increasingly important role - the constitutional function of the monarchy is reduced. In stead the symbolic role of the monarchy and the royal family is becoming even more important.
(Jes Fabricius Møller)
(This is actually a lecture outline)
And this post fromt the Scandanavian Royals Message Board by Reichen
And finally, here is a Times article about the Spanish royal family - the recent appointment of an auditor, the disgusting cartoons about Felipe & Letizia
Spain already has its own thread on this issue, very popular (19 pages) :cool:
On the Belgian forum too, just 4 pages so more thoughts will be appreciated ;)
Future of The Belgian Monarchy
I find the bit about the courtcase re the cartoon of F&L very interesting. To me such a cartoon is permissable even though I like F&L.
Thanks guys. I'll chech them out later, but was hoping perhaps that by starting a thread about both that we'd be able to draw comparisons etc.
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