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iloveroyals 09-19-2008 12:05 PM

Which Royal Lady Would You Be?
 
There may already a similar thread, in which case they can merge. The question is not so much which royal lady you admire the most, but which one you'd like to be "cloned" into, for lack of a better word. It can include queens, princesses, untitled royals, olders ones, younger ones.

For anyone familiar my posts, you know my favorites are Princess Caroline, Princess Mathilde, and Queen Rania. Although I'd like to be reincarnated into Princess Mathilde if I could, it is Queen Rania I'd like to be. She is the most "here and now" queen in the world, the most influential or with the potential to be the most influential, the bridge and link between the East and the West, the one who has the best opportunities to make a difference, especially in the lives of women. She is beautiful, intelligent, aware, energetic, fiercely committed, she knows her power and she has been using it. Historically, she might be the one who will be remembered as having made real, concrete changes in the lives of people and in how people think. Of course, I may be influenced by what I read, and a lot of it may just be PR, but some photographs don't lie: I think she is really a transforming force. So given a choice, I'd like to be a historical force in motion. (My second choice would be an artistic one, Princess Mathilde, whom I see as a walking Renaissance work of art.)

ZUBIAUR 09-19-2008 06:46 PM

I would like to be princess Grace of Monaco,because she had a perfect beauty and she had elegance ,glamour and good luck.She was a fairy tale princess ,she was very lucky.She was born rich,she worked as an actress and she played with Clark Gable,James Stewart,Stewart Granger and many others and with the director Hitchcock.She had a very short career but she won an Oscar,later she met a prince and married him.She had three sons ,she was healthy ,happy ,beautiful and she did the role of princess perfectly .She became an icon of elegance and glamour.The worst thing was her death ,so young.It is a pity...

amandamrgt 09-19-2008 06:56 PM

Much as I admire some of the royal ladies, I would never dream of being one of them. I'm to much full of my own life. Better try to make most of what you have. :smile:

Winnie 09-19-2008 08:57 PM

I don't believe that I would ever want the life of a Royal (except for the convenience in traveling) as their life is no longer their own and everything they do is under a microscope. My life at present is completely worry free, thank goodness, so I wouldn't trade.

MissSimone 09-19-2008 09:48 PM

Queen Rania! She is smart and very beautiful. A role model for girls worldwide.

Moonmaiden23 09-22-2008 02:06 PM

Currently it would be Charlotte Casiraghi. I don't know if she is considered Royal but she certainly is an aristo/noble and in my opinion she has it all...beauty, brains a great heritage. The only thing she seems to be lacking is good taste in men....

I'd switch places with the Infanta Cristina of Spain in a heartbeat as well...she has one of sexiest men on the planet as her husband and she has beautiful children.

Queen Rania is another one I admire...she is beautiful and brainy with a great wardrobe and a great family life.

In the past from my mother's generation I would be Queen Fabiola. What a life! An obscure Spanish princess is introduced to a handsome young King who falls in love with her and marries her...he was the first and only man she ever loved and it was the same for him. It was such a beautiful love story even if it did have the sadness of being unable to have children.

They had the kind of love story that usually only happens in fairy tales.

Al_bina 09-22-2008 02:36 PM

When I think of an out-and-out aristocract, Crown Princess Mathilde and Lady Gabriella Windsor come to my mind immediately.
Given my age, I would like "to be cloned" into Crown Princess Mathilde. She may be not as visible and influential as Queen Rania, but she is the perfect Princess indeed. She does not polarise royal watchers as Crown Princess Mary and Crown Princess Letizia do sometimes. Her demeanour is dignified. At the same time, Crown Princess Mathilde exudes warmth and serenity that contributes winning affections of Belgians. Her fashion sense is a intricate melange of conservative classical pieces and edgy touches. Crown Princess Mathilde is effortlessly elegant in leopard prints and avant-garde jewellery.

chaimae 09-22-2008 04:54 PM

I would like to be queen elizabeth , she is a brave and a smart queen !

Incas 09-22-2008 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by chaimae (Post 827125)
I would like to be queen elizabeth , she is a brave and a smart queen !

Would that be QEI or QEII?

Moonmaiden23 09-22-2008 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Al_bina (Post 827071)
When I think of a out-and-out aristocract, Crown Princess Mathilde and Lady Gabriella Windsor come to my mind immediately.
Given my age, I would like "to be cloned" into Crown Princess Mathilde. She may be not as visible and influential as Queen Rania, but she is the perfect Princess indeed. She does not polarise royal watchers as Crown Princess Mary and Crown Princess Letizia do sometimes. Her demeanour is dignified. At the same time, Crown Princess Mathilde exudes warmth and serenity that contributes winning affections of Belgians. Her fashion sense is a intricate melange of conservative classical pieces and edgy touches. Crown Princess Mathilde is effortlessly elegant in leopard prints and avant-garde jewellery.

Yes, I forgot to add Princess Mathilde to my list....she is lovely, regal and serene and recognized by many to be THE quintessential Crown Princess.

Her children look like cherubs, her husband apparently worships her. What a great life!

sgl 09-22-2008 07:38 PM

I wouldn't mind being royal as long as I didn't have to deal with obtrusive paparazzi. I also wouldn't mind being a royal who wasn't a crown princess (there would be less pressure). I guess if I had to choose, I would pick Marie of Denmark. She seems to have the least amount of pressure placed upon her.

Incas 09-22-2008 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by sgl (Post 827223)
Marie of Denmark. She seems to have the least amount of pressure placed upon her.

She is fresh meat as far as the paparazzi are concerned. Just take a look at the thread abou her fashion. Too bad I can't find a smiley with claws.:rofl:

Odette 09-22-2008 08:08 PM

Oh my.......Can you imagine if I were royalty and would come here and read about me???
Any way, I would have liked to be princess Masako. I'd embarass the whole household by running away as fast as I could, with my child and prince in tow........

Russophile 09-22-2008 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ZUBIAUR (Post 826072)
She had three sons ,.

She had 3 children, 1 was a son. . .


I don't know whom I'd be, maybe Princess Margaret but do it differently. . . :rolleyes:

Incas 09-22-2008 08:53 PM

Princess Margaret had a life, and wouldn't be Princes Margaret otherwise.:lol: She was a bada$$.

Russophile 09-22-2008 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Incas (Post 827294)
Princess Margaret had a life, and wouldn't be Princes Margaret otherwise.:lol: She was a bada$$.

Yeah, I guess you could say that. . . .:rolleyes:

yolandenanji 09-22-2008 11:40 PM

I would like to be one of the Bulgarian princesses. They have money, they attend the best parties, wear fabulous clothes and don't have to deal with paparrazi.

Yolande

Little_star 09-23-2008 06:34 AM

I don't think I would want to be a royal because of the reasons stated above, the public expectation, protocol and lack of privacy would be something I would find difficult to live with.

If I had to choose though out of the current royal ladies, Queen Elizabeth II or Queen Rania. QEII has been a wonderful queen who has served her people well. She's lived through so much, the rise and fall of empires, political upheaval and social change. It would be incredible to be able to experience the huge changes that she has.

I think Queen Rania would be my other choice because like iloveroyals said she's a "here and now" queen. Sometimes Europen princesses and queens are perceived as simply women who cut ribbons and smile sweetly without having any real input. However, when you look at her agenda it's clear that she stands for some very important issues and is working to deal with them. Plus as a muslim woman I'm proud to see somebody who not only represents my own views but is helping to breakdown some misconceptions about muslim women at this difficult time.

chaimae 09-23-2008 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Incas (Post 827203)
Would that be QEI or QEII?

sure queen elizabeth II:flowers:

Mademoiselle Lilo 09-24-2008 11:23 AM

what about royal male;)
personnaly if i have to choose i will choose Mohamed VI of Morocco, he is very high educated very smart and have great vision to improve his country i like his engagement for his country and ppl here,he is everywhere and all moroccan cities to him is the capitale of Morocco not only Rabat he can be in different cities the same day visitin projects or inaugrate others,you will never know when you can meet him it can be in street or in very popular neighborhood.....he transform Morocco to a big site to realize majore projects....everything move everything change,and the most i admire is his combat for women with alot of Law change for her(Family Code law of law of nationality,law of work...)he said that first stape to improve the society start with family especially women..it's not strange if we know that the most important/beautiful moment to him are those he spend with his wife and kids.

Angelique 10-03-2008 11:51 PM

Being a Royal....
 
I would love to be a Royal, but preferably from history. Particularly Empress Eugenie of France, Empress Elizabeth of Austria (Sissi) or. Their lives were not perfect at all, but in those days there were no paparazzi to content with for starters. Also, I love the Gowns and Fashions of that era, so feminine, graceful and regal. In addition, "Royalty" had real Majesty and Mystique and was still revered.:angel:

shrifia 10-09-2008 01:26 PM

good choice Angelique,I 'll do the same and choose the moroccan princess Zaynab an-Nafzawiyyat wife of the sultan Yusuf ibn Tashfin(from Almoravid dynasty),she was very good political adviser and she knews very well how to keep her husband heart only for her...
more inforlation about this Princess

HRH Kerry 10-09-2008 05:46 PM

Marrying into royalty:
I have to say Princess Angela von und zu Liechtenstein. Not that its any surprise.:rolleyes: Where I stand I like to see all the splender but not be a part of all of the pomp and circumstance. To be a member of that exclusive club and still have quite a bit of anonymity would be priceless.

Being born royal:
Crown Princess Victoria. Just to have the foresight to which direction she wants to venture as it pertains to the welfare of Sweden. She handles herself with class and dignity as seen through her official duties. But with all of the engagement rumors concerning her private life, I wouldn't want to be her as a single woman.:lol:

Russophile 10-09-2008 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by HRH Kerry (Post 834939)
Marrying into royalty:
I have to say Princess Angela von und zu Liechtenstein. Not that its any surprise.:rolleyes: Where I stand I like to see all the splender but not be a part of all of the pomp and circumstance. To be a member of that exclusive club and still have quite a bit of anonymity would be priceless.

A colleague at Relay for Life told me about her and I hadn't been able to figure out who she was until you posted! Thanks! She is very pretty!

HRH Kerry 10-09-2008 09:30 PM

Russophile,
She is one of the best kept secrets of the royal world! I had no idea she even existed until a couple of years back when I stumbled upon her pic on Google. She is very pretty. But what makes her beautiful IMO is the fact that she is 50 years old!

Russophile 10-10-2008 03:03 PM

50! Holy SCHNIKIES!! :eek: I have to go hit your neck of the woods to see that!
Her skin is GORGEOUS!!

iloveroyals 10-11-2008 07:54 PM

To go back in history, for a male, I'd definitely choose Prince (or was it King ?) Albert of Belgium who ruled at the beginning of World War One. What facts I have read about him make him fascinating : the most well-rounded man of his era, reading a book a day, an excellent horseman, well-traveled, wise, fair, compassionate, charismatic, with real leadership skills, a kind of Renaissance man and very modern.

I'd also choose to be Marie-Antoinette, an odd choice given her fate, but from the biographies I have read, she too led a fascinating life, had to show amazing faculties of adaptation from her teenage years on, (sometimes not very efficiently), and grew in stature as events shaped her. Madame Vigee-Lebrun, who painted many portraits of her and apparently became a rather close friend, writes the most poignant things about her, showing her as full of self-knowledge (including her faults, or what were perceived as her faults at the time), and almost saintly toward the end of her life. If I had to go through the ordeals she endured at the end of her life, I'd like to exhibit the same dignity and nobility.

And Empress Josephine is another one, because, apart from her exotic beginnings, who wouldn't want to be loved with such madness as she was by Napoleon ? His letters to her are always cited in every anthology. To be loved beyond all measure and repudiated at the same time, that must be food for thought for a growing woman.

shakhim 10-12-2008 01:30 PM

i want to guet married to a king to bring birth to royal baby king jalot like written in coran in the cow verses where my name is written .
i think if i marry son of king sultan saeed kabous it would be perfect to be mother of king jalot .

Angelique 10-20-2008 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by shrifia (Post 834686)
good choice Angelique,I 'll do the same and choose the moroccan princess Zaynab an-Nafzawiyyat wife of the sultan Yusuf ibn Tashfin(from Almoravid dynasty),she was very good political adviser and she knews very well how to keep her husband heart only for her...
more inforlation about this Princess

Dear Shrifia,
Thank you for this information. I have read up on Zaynab and I am intrigued to learn that Marrakesh was built as a testimony of Love to Her by Her Beloved. So Lovely...... Similar to Shah Jahan building the Taij Mahal for Mumtaz, his Beloved...... Ah, different times........

Angelique X:angel:

Angelique 10-20-2008 08:58 PM

I'd also choose to be Marie-Antoinette, an odd choice given her fate, but from the biographies I have read, she too led a fascinating life, had to show amazing faculties of adaptation from her teenage years on, (sometimes not very efficiently), and grew in stature as events shaped her. Madame Vigee-Lebrun, who painted many portraits of her and apparently became a rather close friend, writes the most poignant things about her, showing her as full of self-knowledge (including her faults, or what were perceived as her faults at the time), and almost saintly toward the end of her life. If I had to go through the ordeals she endured at the end of her life, I'd like to exhibit the same dignity and nobility.

So true! The more the French will read, research and understand about Marie-Antoinette, the more they must feel sad about the treatment she received at the hands of the revolutionaries. She did not have it easy at all, as She was never really accepted being "L'Autrichenne" et all........
But She was a very elegant and refined Lady with copious amounts of courage and dignity...... Her last years are a testimony to that....
Would I be Her?? I am not sure that I would be able to handle Her fate with the same equanimity and courage...... On a superficial note: I LOVE the Pannier Gowns that were the Rigeure then.....:wub:

A:angel:

Pixilated 10-31-2008 05:59 PM

I'd be Grand Duchess Tatiana.Beautiful,intelligent,stubborn,talented,innovative.I would've found a way to stop the Bolsheviks from killing the family!

colynsmomma 11-10-2008 11:13 PM

I would have to choose Queen Alix. Her husband cheats of her, two of her sons die and has QV for a monther in law. That one shows she had strenght. She was very witty and had a good since of humor and loyalty.

Angelique 11-11-2008 02:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Pixilated (Post 846280)
I'd be Grand Duchess Tatiana.Beautiful,intelligent,stubborn,talented,innovative.I would've found a way to stop the Bolsheviks from killing the family!

Well done, an interesting choice indeed! I am not sure that you would have been able to stop the Bolsheviks, but with your spirit who knows! :smile::flowers:

A:angel:



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Originally Posted by colynsmomma (Post 851043)
I would have to choose Queen Alix. Her husband cheats of her, two of her sons die and has QV for a monther in law. That one shows she had strenght. She was very witty and had a good since of humor and loyalty.

Yes, She was a wonderful and beautiful Queen indeed. She had a heart full of Love and compassion. Perhaps you might have heard of the story of the Elephant Man. The poor man was horribly disfigured by a rare disease that enlarged his visage and gave it the most horrible features. He was used in "freak" shows to earn some money for his keepers and was generally mistreated, scorned and ridiculed. Queen Alexandra came to know of this and visited the poor man secretly. Her loving & Divine heart was deeply affected and She had arrangements made to care for the man henceforth. He spent sometime in the Palace Grounds in fact......
The picture on my member front page is Alexandra because of this. How can one not admire Her........:flowers:

A:angel:

Fashionista100 11-13-2008 10:33 PM

Current I would like to be Crown Princess Mary.

Way back when. Hmmm, tough one. How about Cleopatra? Queen Neferteri ( I know I spelled that wrong.) Queen Christina of Sweden?

Russophile 11-14-2008 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Fashionista100 (Post 852676)
Current I would like to be Crown Princess Mary.

Way back when. Hmmm, tough one. How about Cleopatra? Queen Neferteri ( I know I spelled that wrong.) Queen Christina of Sweden?

I believe there was a Queen Nefertiti and a Nefertari.
Anybody got a handle on that one?
Both were very important to history.

Laurentienne 11-14-2008 08:17 PM

My pick would be Queen Rania. Maybe CP Mathilde. I'm a bit in a doubt there. They are both well educated, and from what I've learned, Queen Rania is very passionate about her work. CP Mathilde might be so too, but we get so little information about her in Norway, so it is not easy to make kind of a picture about her work.

It is very strange that the press isn't that much into the Belgian royal family, since the late Astrid was CP Märtha's sister. (CP Märtha, married to the man who became Olav V in 1957. He was then widowed.) So the Belgian royals are quite close relatives to he Norwegian royal family. We do get pictures now and then from Belgium, but I have to buy a Swedish magazine to see more pictures of them.

shakhim 11-15-2008 03:29 PM

i got moulay rachid print on my finger with wish i pray and write i show on always with this finger to whom is stranger to royal highness prince moulay rachid .
i show him always persons who hurt my feelings because moulay rachid is prophet saint person .i dont love teacher after i write to eject my essays i dont love who eject my essays or writing because its very hard to write on .

Angelique 11-18-2008 11:36 PM

Nefertiti.....
 
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Originally Posted by Russophile (Post 853224)
I believe there was a Queen Nefertiti and a Nefertari.
Anybody got a handle on that one?
Both were very important to history.

Here some info on "The Perfect One....Nefertiti"

Nefertiti Her name roughly translates to "the beautiful (or perfect one has arrived". She also shares her name with a type of elongated gold bead, called nefer, that she was often portrayed as wearing. She was made famous by her bust, now in Ates Museum in Berlin. The bust is one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. It was attributed to the sculptor Thutmose, and was found in his workshop. The bust itself is notable for exemplifying the understanding Ancient Egyptians had regarding realistic facial proportions. She had many titles; for example, at Karnak there are inscriptions that read Heiress, Great of Favours, Possessed of Charm, Exuding Happiness, Mistress of Sweetness, beloved one, soothing the king's heart in his house, soft-spoken in all, Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt, Great King's Wife, whom he loves, Lady of the Two Lands, Nefertiti'. who used the throne name Ankhkheprure Smenkhkare. Some schools of thought believe that Nefertiti ruled briefly after her husband's death and before the accession of Tutankhamun, although this identification is called into doubt by the latest research.
Nefertiti and her husband were known for changing Egypt's religion from a polytheistic religion to a monotheistic religion. They believed only in one god, Aten.
Nefertiti was also known throughout Egypt for her beauty. She was very proud of her long, swan like neck. She even invented her own makeup using the Galena plant As regards Nefertari:


A:angel:

Russophile 11-19-2008 01:29 AM

Thanks A! :flowers:I found info. on Nefertari from Wiki that she was Ramesses II principal wife. It was interesting to note that she came AFTER Nefertiti and that she was related to Nefertiti.

Angelique 11-20-2008 03:31 AM

Nefertari.....
 
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Originally Posted by Russophile (Post 855364)
Thanks A! :flowers:I found info. on Nefertari from Wiki that she was Ramesses II principal wife. It was interesting to note that she came AFTER Nefertiti and that she was related to Nefertiti.

Well, what is interesting also is the fact that She was one of only 2 Egyptian ancient Queens to be deified...... A temple at Abu Simbel was especially dedicated to Her and the Goddess Hathor, which was never done till then.....
In other literature also, She has been described as having been deified to the status of Goddess on account of Her extraordinary spiritual development, wisdom and power. Although no corroborative evidence exists, various Egyptology experts believe that She did not disappear as such, but that The Queen withdrew into a life of contemplation and more intense spiritual meditation and that this had Rameses II blessings.
So, your choice of which Queen you would be Russo, is really interesting....
Of the two, Nefertiti or Nefertari, which would it be...? You think you could handle being a Goddess....;)
A:angel:

Russophile 11-21-2008 08:34 PM

But the Gods had human emotions just like us, the Greeks said so. . . . ;)

Tosca 11-22-2008 01:51 AM

According to the Greeks and the Romans, who'd patterned their religion from that of the Greeks, after taking over them, the only difference between the gods and the humans was that the formers were immortal.

Turkish Delight 02-13-2009 02:46 PM

I would like to be Queen Rania. She is very smart & beautiful.

Kotroman 02-13-2009 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Fashionista100 (Post 852676)
How about Cleopatra?

I don't know about you, but if I were a woman, I wouldn't really wish to be married to my two brothers :eek: and I also wouldn't wish to see my kingdom conquered. So, I'd never wish to be in Cleopatra's skin.

Shikha Pal 03-03-2009 08:35 AM

I would like to be Queen Rania of Jordan. Because i like her very much

4Pam 03-03-2009 09:04 PM

CP Maxima... a great husband, beautiful, wonderful in-laws, good personality, beautiful children, and very intelligent. I love her involvement in finance/economics. She seems to "have it all."

madeleine victoria 03-04-2009 09:40 AM

History...I would like to be Catherine of Aragon. I like the fact that you are the daughter of the two greatest monarchs. Present, Charlotte Casiraghi or CPss Victoria. Charlotte because well you have the package while being CPss Victoria just kicks butt...being the only heiress in her generation...

Of course I wouldn't trade places with these people because they don't have the privacy that we commoners enjoy....and that's the best part...

JulieS 03-04-2009 07:48 PM

I would like to be CP Mary of Denmark. She's great ! :smile:

Pixilated 03-04-2009 10:58 PM

Charlotte Casiraghi! I'd quit smoking,start smiling,ditch Alex,travel the world !

4Pam 03-05-2009 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Pixilated (Post 903326)
Charlotte Casiraghi! I'd quit smoking,start smiling,ditch Alex,travel the world !


Charlotte is a smoker? I was not aware of that. :nonono:

QUEENECE29 03-06-2009 04:01 AM

my prefer Princess Maxima, because she is integration with public, clever,
sympathetic and ambitious...


NotAPretender 03-09-2009 11:40 AM

Crown Princess Mathilda. I would be pleased to know that I had helped many children in my career (as a speech therapist) and that now I was helping my own children and my husband to be citizens of an unusual and beautiful country.

ANNIE_S 03-12-2009 10:34 AM

I´d like to be Infanta Cristina of Spain. She has the most cute children, the most handsome husband...OMG, she´s really a lucky woman :angel:

lallettac 03-12-2009 10:57 AM

Queen Elizabeth because she is an icon!!

Lady Claire 03-13-2009 01:26 AM

I would like to Queen Rania. I love the work she is doing with UNICEF and with female education.


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