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tdarlene 06-13-2007 03:15 PM

Queen Noor of Jordan states in her book Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life that she is a good friend of Queen Sofia of Spain, Empress Farah of Iran, King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of the Hellenes.

coco 06-13-2007 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Lakshmi
I read somewhere that P Albert of Monaco and P Charles of GB like each other, they share interest in environment.

I think you're right. I also heard it when I was watching the wedding of . . . I thing Felipe and Letizia, where they were sitting next to each other and had a long conversation.
Not during the wedding ceremonie but during the dinner.

acdc1 06-13-2007 03:55 PM

I've seen Prince Albert and Prince Charles together on several occasions. They probably talk a lot about the environment, which is a good thing. I heard somewhere that Albert and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden were hanging out at a wedding or something, and they were reported to be love intrests, but she said they were just good friends. Does anybody have anything else about this, I found it a little hard to believe.

Henri M. 06-13-2007 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by coco
I think you're right. I also heard it when I was watching the wedding of . . . I thing Felipe and Letizia, where they were sitting next to each other and had a long conversation.
Not during the wedding ceremonie but during the dinner.

This has nothing to do with being good friends. Because Prince Rainier and Queen Elizabeth never attend foreign events, their sons come after the reigning Sovereigns.

That is one. The second reason is that the Prince de Monaco and The Queen are the Doyen and Doyenne of Europe's Sovereigns. The rank of their Heirs is linked to the Reign.

If there were only Crown Princes back then in Madrid, then their ranks would have been:

The Crown Prince of Thailand (1946)
The Hereditary Prince of Monaco (1949)
The Prince of Wales (1952)
The Heir to the Sultanate of Oman - at the moment incumbent (1970)
The Crown Prince of Denmark (1972)
The Crown Princess of Sweden (1973)
The Prince of Asturias (1975)
The Prince of Orange (1980)
The Heir to the King of Swaziland (1986)
The Crown Prince of Japan (1989)
The Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein (1989)
The Crown Prince of Norway (1991)
The Duke of Brabant (1993)
The Heir to the Emirate of Qatar (1995)
Prince Hussein bin al-Abdullah of Jordan (1999)
The Crown Prince of Morocco (1999)
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (2000)
The Crown Prince of Nepal (2001)
The Crown Prince of Cambodia - at the moment incumbent (2004)
The Heir to the United Arab Emirates - at the moment incumbent (2004)
The Heir to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2005)
The Crown Prince of Kuwait (2006)
The Crown Prince of Bhutan - at the moment incumbent (2006)

The list shows that until the death of Prince Rainier III, the Prince of Wales and the Hereditary Prince of Monaco always were placed next together, conform the traditional preseance at the Court.

crisiñaki 08-13-2007 02:35 PM

Good, close friends are the Dukes of Palma, the Prince and Princess of Preslav and Prince Feisal and Princess Alia of Jordan

They usually spend a lot of time together in the summer

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...R_00187778.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...R_00187761.jpg

And they go to the respective birthday parties as friends and such, just like Prince Feisal's 40th birthday in 2003

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...cumple2003.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...umple20031.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...umple20032.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...umple20033.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...umple20034.jpg

Most royals are called "friends" because they see each other a lot in official acts, to me friends are the people you hang out with whether at royal acts or in holidays or in parties and such;)

stephanievl 08-13-2007 05:09 PM

Mathilde and Maxima are good friends and their husbands to. They visit each other regularly and they also do official duties together. When Mathilde gave birth to Elisabeth Maxima came to visit het in the hospial.

http://www.hollandcourier.com/wk-42_...s_Mathilde.jpg
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7997/74lc.jpg
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http://www.elsevier.nl/artimg/a20061133246661.jpg
http://www.gva.be/dossiers/-k/koning.../charleroi.jpg

Little_star 08-16-2007 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by crisiñaki (Post 653104)
Good, close friends are the Dukes of Palma, the Prince and Princess of Preslav and Prince Feisal and Princess Alia of Jordan

They usually spend a lot of time together in the summer

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...R_00187778.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...R_00187761.jpg

And they go to the respective birthday parties as friends and such, just like Prince Feisal's 40th birthday in 2003

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...cumple2003.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...umple20031.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...umple20032.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...umple20033.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...umple20034.jpg

Most royals are called "friends" because they see each other a lot in official acts, to me friends are the people you hang out with whether at royal acts or in holidays or in parties and such;)

It's quite well-known that the Spanish and Jordanian RF's are close, Noor and Sofia were well-known for their friendship.

However, does anyone know how long Alia and Feisal have been close to the Spanish RF for? Moreover didn't Felipe and Letizia spend time in Jordan last year? Were they staying independently or with the Royals?
Thanks!

Alison20 08-16-2007 08:17 PM

Queen Elizabeth often invites Queen Margarethe, Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and (used to invite) King Hussein to stay at Balmoral. Since this is a private home which she retires to in the summer, I would think she would invite those she likes.

It is also well known that the British Royal Family is very friendly with the Greek Royal Family. They have a lot of family connections, not only through Prince Philip and the late Duchess of Kent, but through the Danish side of both families with Queen Anne-Marie and the late Queen Alexandra.

They are also closely related to the Norwegian RF. When King Olav was alive, he was also often over visiting.

The Queen herself rarely travels abroad except on State and Official visits. I am not sure what the reason is for this. Perhaps it is her own personal decision. But I believe that when she came to the throne, so soon after the War, the Government view was that 'hobnobing' with Continental Royalty was not the right thing, particularly because so many of Prince Philip's close relatives (and some of the Queen's) were German. This just seems to carry on now. Of course, it is easy to forget that the Queen is in her eighties. At her age it is understandable that she asks Charles, Anne, Andrew and Edward to attend all the weddings, christenings and birthday parties to represent her.

Little_star 08-16-2007 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Alison20 (Post 654391)
It is also well known that the British Royal Family is very friendly with the Greek Royal Family. They have a lot of family connections, not only through Prince Philip and the late Duchess of Kent, but through the Danish side of both families with Queen Anne-Marie and the late Queen Alexandra.

Weren't there rumours at one time that the Queen had assisted the Greek RF financially? If that were ture then it is certainly the strongest indicator of the closeness of their relationship.

Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath are quite close to members of the Danish and Dutch Royal Families. When their daughter Princess Badiya got married Princess Benedikte attended the wedding, possibly in a private capacity as there was no Jordanian Royal present at Fred and Mary's wedding. Additionally there was a large turnout from the Netherlands including, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, Prince Maurits, Prince Bernhard Jr. and Princess Annette, Prince Pieter Christiaan and his then-fiancee Anita van Eyck, Prince Floris and his then-fiancee Aimee Sohngen. Other foreign attendees came from Luxembourg and Bulgaria.
Photo:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...7&d=1119642861

Marengo 08-16-2007 09:04 PM

The Badens seems to be very well represented, markgrave Max, his wife Valerie, trhe brother and sister in law of the markgrave (Ludwig and Aglae) and his son Bernhard with wife Stephanie. And I might be forgetting one or two sons. It is safe to assume they befriended Prince Hassan too.

crisiñaki 08-16-2007 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Little_star (Post 654383)
It's quite well-known that the Spanish and Jordanian RF's are close, Noor and Sofia were well-known for their friendship.

However, does anyone know how long Alia and Feisal have been close to the Spanish RF for? Moreover didn't Felipe and Letizia spend time in Jordan last year? Were they staying independently or with the Royals?
Thanks!

Alia and Feisal have been good friends with the Dukes of Palma since the late ones went to their honeymoon in Jordan in 1997, the Princes of Preslav have always been close to the Palmas so they befriended Alia and Feisal as well

The whole group is: The Dukes of Palma (and sometimes Elena joins as well), Princess Alexia and Carlos Morales, Cristina de Borbon Dos Sicilias and Pedro Lopez-Quesada, Prince Feisal and Princess Alia of Jordan, Prince Kyril and Princess Rosario of Bulgaria, sometimes they are joined by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, they aren't many royals who spend as much time together as these ones do;)

acdc1 08-16-2007 11:20 PM

Isn't Queen Sofia good friends with Queen Noor?

lula 08-17-2007 04:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Little_star (Post 654383)
It's quite well-known that the Spanish and Jordanian RF's are close, Noor and Sofia were well-known for their friendship.

However, does anyone know how long Alia and Feisal have been close to the Spanish RF for? Moreover didn't Felipe and Letizia spend time in Jordan last year? Were they staying independently or with the Royals?
Thanks!

The Princes of Asturias began their honeymoon in Jordan after the wedding of the prince Hamzah. Later I believe that it was in the vacations of Holy Week of 2006 the Princes returned to travel to Jordan, and according to the Spanish press they were present at some type of celebration deprived on the occasion of the wedding of the Prince Hashem. When they travel to Jordania they are guests of the Royal Family.

donnaK 08-17-2007 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by crisiñaki (Post 654404)
The whole group is: The Dukes of Palma (and sometimes Elena joins as well), Princess Alexia and Carlos Morales, Cristina de Borbon Dos Sicilias and Pedro Lopez-Quesada, Prince Feisal and Princess Alia of Jordan, Prince Kyril and Princess Rosario of Bulgaria, sometimes they are joined by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, they aren't many royals who spend as much time together as these ones do;)

I have never seen this whole group hanging out all together even once. Except for Haakon and MM, the rest are Cristina's cousins (Alexia and Cristina BS) or friends. Haakon and MM are good friends of Kyril and Rosaria and were staying at their house in Mallorca a few times. Since Cristina and Inaki befriends with Kyril and Rosaria, they were hanging out together a little, Haakon and MM are neither good friends of Cristina or Inaki, or the rest of the group.

stephanievl 08-17-2007 06:16 AM

King Albert and queen Beatrix are good friends

http://www.hollandcourier.com/wk-25_...ten_elkaar.jpg
http://www.volkskrantblog.nl/pub/mm/...6103.94031.jpg

Mathilde and Maxima
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto
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Mathilde, Maxima, Filip and Willem-Alexander
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto
[DNF] Fotoarchief Denieuwsfoto

Marengo 08-17-2007 06:39 AM

I think they are close indeed tough I am never too generous wit the term ´friend´. Albert consulted only two people (apart from his immidiate family) when he wondered if he should accept the throne or pass it on to Phillipe: Juan-Carlos and Beatrix.

Henri M. 08-17-2007 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 654504)
I they are close indeed. Albert consult only two people (apart from his immidiate family) when he wondered if he should accept the throne or pass it on to Phillipe: Juan-Carlos and Beatrix.

The hostility between the House Van Oranje-Nassau and the House Van België / De Belgique / Von Belgien has indeed gone since the interbellum, when finally the two Sovereigns from the neighbouring states did visit each other.

Before that there was a frosty cold between the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, whose two European Realms bordered the new state (result of a break up with the Netherlands). There was genuine respect between Queen Juliana/Queen Beatrix and King Baudouin. Between Queen Beatrix and King Albert II there seems to be mutual feelings of friendship indeed. So the relationship has come to this point, from far.

:flowers:

Little_star 08-17-2007 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crisiñaki (Post 654404)
Alia and Feisal have been good friends with the Dukes of Palma since the late ones went to their honeymoon in Jordan in 1997, the Princes of Preslav have always been close to the Palmas so they befriended Alia and Feisal as well

The whole group is: The Dukes of Palma (and sometimes Elena joins as well), Princess Alexia and Carlos Morales, Cristina de Borbon Dos Sicilias and Pedro Lopez-Quesada, Prince Feisal and Princess Alia of Jordan, Prince Kyril and Princess Rosario of Bulgaria, sometimes they are joined by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, they aren't many royals who spend as much time together as these ones do;)

Thanks for the info, I knew Alia and Feisal were friendly with Cristina and Inaki but hadn't realised they were close to the others.

lula 08-17-2007 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Little_star (Post 654577)
Thanks for the info, I knew Alia and Feisal were friendly with Cristina and Inaki but hadn't realised they were close to the others.

Since Donna has said, I do not believe that they are friends, they coincide because they have a few friends jointly, the Dukes of Palma, but I do not believe that they have a great friendship. They coincide in Palma de Mallorca, only that. The Dukes of Palma are friends of the Princes of Preslav and the Princess Alia spends the vacations with the Spanish Royal Family and they coincide. Of the same way Hakoon and Mette Marit they are friends of the princes of Preslav and can coincide with the Dukes of Palma. I believe that the link it is more the common friendship than a strong friendship between all.

crisiñaki 08-17-2007 12:26 PM

Haakon and Mette-Marit are friends with the Preslav and are usually guests of the Dukes of Palma when they come to Mallorca (I have never seen the CPs of Norway in Mallorca with either Lugos or Asturias), obviously Alexia and Cristina are cousins of Infanta Cristina, but for example Iñaki is good friends with both their husbands and you see them hanging around a lot and with Kyril as well; so at least Cristina+Cristina BDS+Alexia+Kyril+Feisal are friends with each other (the friend of my friend is my friend :lol:)

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...5/RTR11AE9.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...cumple2003.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...umple20034.jpg
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http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...s/24088765.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...5d32107482.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o..._794213_01.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../713865_09.jpg
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3...onkyrilrs8.jpg
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/8...ohaakonpq7.jpg
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4...inaaliavg5.jpg


Faisal and Alia come to Mallorca every year, you see her with Cristina all the time in there (well, not now since the Infantas are both in Montenegro) and as I shown in pics before, they spend a lot of time together (I don't think they would spend every summer together for an obligation;)) and if you noticed the birthday pics carefully, all you see is good friends having a good time, there weren't much foreign guests, only the closest ones

The Dukes of Palma are the ones who have more interaction with the other royal houses since they go to a lot of events, but I won't say for example that Iñaki is best friends with him just for this pic:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...NA%204/2-1.jpg

Or that Cristina & Madeleine are REALLY close just for this:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...istinaback.jpg

I'm just naming the ones that are actually close with the Dukes of Palma away from protocol and obligations; and as for family, you don't see for example Bruno & Felipe or Frederik & Pavlos hanging out with their wives like Alexia and Cristina do with their husbands, we aren't necessarily friendly with all our relatives or even with our in-laws:cool:

One more thing, about the group being all together: are you always with ALL your friends? I don't think so and in terms of agenda and such, it's almost impossible for them to be all together unless is in a royal celebration or so, doesn't mean they are not friends;)

(Pic source: UK Press, Abaca, IML. Goff, isifa)

donnaK 08-17-2007 08:24 PM

I don't think it's enough to claim that two royals are friends because they conversed at a royal gathering. Haakon and Mette-Marit were never the guests of Cristina and Inaki in Mallorca. They were always the guests of Kyril and Rosario and stayed at the house of Kyril and Rosario. It was the courtesy of the SRF to invite other royals to sail on Yacht Fortune for a day or so when they vacationed in Mallorca. Frederick of Denmark (and Mary) had also been invited to sail on Fortune in 2002 when they vacationed in Mallorca.

crisiñaki 08-17-2007 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donnaK (Post 654745)
I don't think it's enough to claim that two royals are friends because they conversed at a royal gathering.

I agree with you completely, I gave two examples above of the situation;)

And as for the Frederik/Mary thing, are you sure it was on 2002? since they haven't gotten married then, maybe they went as friends? and who was their host that time? Felipe? The Queen? I would like to know so I can search for pics:smile:

donnaK 08-18-2007 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by crisiñaki (Post 654762)
And as for the Frederik/Mary thing, are you sure it was on 2002? since they haven't gotten married then, maybe they went as friends? and who was their host that time? Felipe? The Queen? I would like to know so I can search for pics:smile:

There were no pictures of them with any member of the SRF. billedbladet had a picture of them standing next to their car and closing the car door. The press said the King invited Frederick, he brought his then girlfriend Mary with him. I believe Frederick had also been invited the previous years with his exes (Maria and Betina).
Felipe was not there (not sure about the other members). My observation over the years, except for the period of regatta competitions, Felipe never spent much time in Mallorca. He was usually on trips with his friends.

monica 08-18-2007 05:04 AM

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Originally Posted by crisiñaki (Post 654404)
Alia and Feisal have been good friends with the Dukes of Palma since the late ones went to their honeymoon in Jordan in 1997, the Princes of Preslav have always been close to the Palmas so they befriended Alia and Feisal as well

The whole group is: The Dukes of Palma (and sometimes Elena joins as well), Princess Alexia and Carlos Morales, Cristina de Borbon Dos Sicilias and Pedro Lopez-Quesada, Prince Feisal and Princess Alia of Jordan, Prince Kyril and Princess Rosario of Bulgaria, sometimes they are joined by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, they aren't many royals who spend as much time together as these ones do;)

I am in agreement with you well is known the friendship that unites to them, they whenever they can spend together days in summer and as it were possible to be verified in the funerales of 11M the palm Dukes were desolate and they at any moment tried them to console :smile:

nayralorenzo 08-18-2007 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by crisiñaki (Post 654609)
Haakon and Mette-Marit are friends with the Preslav and are usually guests of the Dukes of Palma when they come to Mallorca (I have never seen the CPs of Norway in Mallorca with either Lugos or Asturias), obviously Alexia and Cristina are cousins of Infanta Cristina, but for example Iñaki is good friends with both their husbands and you see them hanging around a lot and with Kyril as well; so at least Cristina+Cristina BDS+Alexia+Kyril+Feisal are friends with each other (the friend of my friend is my friend :lol:)

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...5/RTR11AE9.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...cumple2003.jpg
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/b...umple20034.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o..._103723_11.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...4/sp8768ef.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...n_160806_7.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...ING_21-UKP.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...2080812_01.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...s/24088765.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...5d32107482.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o..._794213_01.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o.../713865_09.jpg
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3...onkyrilrs8.jpg
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/8...ohaakonpq7.jpg
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4...inaaliavg5.jpg


Faisal and Alia come to Mallorca every year, you see her with Cristina all the time in there (well, not now since the Infantas are both in Montenegro) and as I shown in pics before, they spend a lot of time together (I don't think they would spend every summer together for an obligation;)) and if you noticed the birthday pics carefully, all you see is good friends having a good time, there weren't much foreign guests, only the closest ones

The Dukes of Palma are the ones who have more interaction with the other royal houses since they go to a lot of events, but I won't say for example that Iñaki is best friends with him just for this pic:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...NA%204/2-1.jpg

Or that Cristina & Madeleine are REALLY close just for this:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...istinaback.jpg

I'm just naming the ones that are actually close with the Dukes of Palma away from protocol and obligations; and as for family, you don't see for example Bruno & Felipe or Frederik & Pavlos hanging out with their wives like Alexia and Cristina do with their husbands, we aren't necessarily friendly with all our relatives or even with our in-laws:cool:

One more thing, about the group being all together: are you always with ALL your friends? I don't think so and in terms of agenda and such, it's almost impossible for them to be all together unless is in a royal celebration or so, doesn't mean they are not friends;)

(Pic source: UK Press, Abaca, IML. Goff, isifa)

wow crisiñaki, you gave us a lot of photos to notice the friendship.
It's well known that Cristina and Alexia are very closed friends...they spent a flat in Barcelona and also Alexia is the godmother of Pablo.
With Hakoon and MM maybe it's not so close, but also between the Preslav couple and Palma couple there is a long time friendship...you can see in vacations or not vacations, even Rosario is the godmother of Irene.

And also I am with you that even if you are in some ocassion with somebody it doesn't mean that you have a good friendship, it can only be the photo ;)

shrifia 08-18-2007 03:01 PM

I think that moulay Rachid of Morocco and Willem Alexander of The Netherlands,are very good friends.

Her_Majesty 08-21-2007 02:18 PM

All scandinavian Royals seem to have quite a good relationship.
Sonja and Margrethe are close friends and so are Frederik and Haakon.

Here are two lovely photos of Madeleine and Victoria of Sweden chatting happily with Märtha and Haakon of Norway at the wedding of Mary and Frederik.
:flowers:
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crisiñaki 08-28-2007 12:36 AM

An article about Princess Alia of Jordan that gives a glimpse of her close friendship with Infanta Cristina:flowers:

ABC.es: gente - gente - La princesa que se enamoró de España
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"The Princess who fell in love with Spain"

One of the closest friends of Infanta Cristina of Spain, Princess Alia of Jordan is a discreet person, almost invisible, always present in the most relaxed pics of the Spanish Royal Family. The young princess, sister-in-law of Abdullah and Rania of Jordan, is already a member of the inner circle of the Kings of Spain. Alia can easily pass as spanish and she almost makes us believe she's a regular spanish girl, confident of the youngest daughter of the Kings of Spain...

...A lot of people remember the overwhelming embrace between Princess Alia and Infanta Cristina during the State Funeral for the 11M victims. The Almudena Cathedral was the scenario of Alia's tears, she became just like another spaniard side by side with her close friend; the scene took place just outside the church and didn't go unnoticed, even thought a lot of people wondered who was that young lady who was so touched by the drama of nearly 200 families and the sadness of the Kings and their children...

crisiñaki 09-01-2007 11:28 AM

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(Enfoque)

principessa 09-01-2007 11:33 AM

Weren't Sarah Ferguson and Lady Diana before their marriages good friends?

alex001 09-01-2007 03:44 PM

Marie-Chantal & Alexandra seem friendly - http://www.princessalexandradk.info/7cw01lee_guest.jpg (sorry if this has been posted before)

Her_Majesty 09-09-2007 08:57 AM

Queen Margrethe and Queen Sonja are close friends. They sometimes spend their skiing holidays together.

Funny picture:biggrin: of the two Queens taken during Sonja's 70th birthday celebrations.
(Scanpix)
Ski-trip spending their winter holidays together
(Polfoto)


King Harald and Queen Sonja are also close friends of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia:
Juan Carlos hugging Sonja :rolleyes:
(Corbis)
Sonja and Sofia spending some time on the Spanish yacht
(Getty)


Mette-Marit and Máxima during the 70th Birthday celebrations of QS:
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MissSaga 09-09-2007 09:37 AM

All the scandinavian royals seem to be very, good friends.
Silvia&Carl Gustav, Sonja&Harald, Magrethe&Henrik.
And also the new generation
Mary&Frederik, Mette-Marit&Haakon, Madeleine&Victoria, Martha&Ari.

Martha and Laurentien, AND Maxima, Mathilde and Mette-Marit also seem to get along very well.

UserDane 09-09-2007 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 664608)
Queen Margrethe and Queen Sonja are close friends. They sometimes spend their skiing holidays together.

Funny picture:biggrin: of the two Queens taken during Sonja's 70th birthday celebrations.
(Scanpix)
Ski-trip spending their winter holidays together
(Polfoto)

Ahhhh yes - the good old times when queen Margrethe was sporting plaits with red bows ;)
They had these skiing holidays for several years before Margrethe's knee problems put a stop to it, didn't they?

Her_Majesty 09-09-2007 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by UserDane (Post 664639)
Ahhhh yes - the good old times when queen Margrethe was sporting plaits with red bows ;)
They had these skiing holidays for several years before Margrethe's knee problems put a stop to it, didn't they?

I think you are right. They also went skiing together with their kids.

Margrethe , Henrik , Frederik and Joachim spending their skiing holidays with Harald, Sonja, Haakon and Märtha Louise:
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Margrethe and Sonja spending their skiing holidays together in 1990:
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Henri M. 09-09-2007 04:26 PM

Orange-Nassau: closest with the Brabants and with (part) of the Jordans
 
The Orange-Nassaus are happy to be on friendly terms with almost all Houses. (There are also Houses with almost no relationship outside the official contacts, for an example Monaco).

Two of the closest relationships are the one between Prince Willem-Alexander/Princess Máxima and Prince Philippe/Princess Mathilde.
They seem to see each other quite regularly outside all the events we see in public.

Also close are the relationships between Prince Willem-Alexander/Princess Máxima and Princess Rahma bint al Hassan, Princess Sumaya bint al Hassan, Princess Badiya bint al Hassan and Prince Rashid bin al Hassan. Reason for the friendship is the long, long and close relationship of Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus with their parents Prince Hassan bin al Talal and Princess Sarvath al Hassan. They hardly come in public but due to their parents' close friendship, the four children of the couple and the three sons of Queen Beatrix know each other like cousins.

From 1965 to 1999 Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath were the Crown Prince and -Princess of Jordan. Therefore they had many contacts with their 'colleagues', many of them now Sovereigns in the meantime. There is no any major highday (or sad day) in the House of Orange-Nassau without Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath. During last week's Ball at Het Loo Palace, the couple was present as well, accompanied by the beautiful Princess Sumaya and Princess Badiya (and their spouses).

Shikha Pal 01-15-2008 07:57 AM

R the Royals friendly?
 
Does any one know weather the Royals r friendly to the Other Royals or not, and they r friendly to witch Royals around the world????

sgl 01-19-2008 01:07 PM

King Constantine of Greece and Prince Philip seem to be close. I know that they are cousins, but they also seem to be good friends.

Princesses Victoria and Madeline of Sweden seem to have a very close relationship. They are sisters, but they also seem to be very close friends. :flowers:

mizzy2006 02-03-2008 12:44 PM

Monaguese - Belgian - British Royal Family
I read in Prince Amedeo of Belgium thread that he invited Prince Beatrice and Pierre Casiraghi to his birthday party few years ago.

Monaguese - Luxembourg Royal Family
Based on the infos (correct me if I'm wrong), Prince Felix of Luxembourg is currently attending the same university with Tatiana Santo Domingo, a girlfriend of Andrea Casiraghi in New York. Prince Felix is also an extended friend of Valentine Pozzo di Borgo, a friend of Charlotte Casiraghi in facebook. Prince Guillaume did watch a soccer game in Monaco with Prince Albert, Andrea and Peirre in 2005, but that one when he was in Monaco for formal ocassion.

Monaguese - British Royal Family
Prince Albert definitely a friend of Prince Charles. They met up again early 2007 for an environmental event, but that's formal. Princess Grace and Prince Albert was invited as a special guest .. or something during the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. We know the story of Princess Grace and Princess Diana and her advice to her. She attended her funeral in 1981. Prince Philips's father used to live in Monaco and there're pics of Prince Philips and Princess Grace in Monaco thread together with other members. However, QEII did not attend the wedding of Prince Ranier and Princess Grace as she mentioned the ocassion would be attending by too many celebrities. Princess Caroline and Prince Ernst did meet up with QEII in 1990 to ask for the approval of their marriage. I think they stop visiting each other since the death of Princess Grace. Prince Harry was attending the same rugby games with Prince Albert and Andrea Casiraghi in Paris (England vs France), so sure they would seat separately :biggrin:.

kyansaunt20 02-03-2008 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by mizzy2006 (Post 725215)
Monaguese - Luxembourg Royal Family
Based on the infos (correct me if I'm wrong), Prince Felix of Luxembourg is currently attending the same university with Tatiana Santo Domingo, a girlfriend of Andrea Casiraghi in New York. Prince Felix is also an extended friend of Valentine Pozzo di Borgo, a friend of Charlotte Casiraghi in facebook. Prince Guillaume did watch a soccer game in Monaco with Prince Albert, Andrea and Peirre in 2005, but that one when he was in Monaco for formal ocassion.


According to the Grand Ducal family website Felix is not in school but at a Swiss Company specializing in Sports. So he may know Tatiana but I'm not sure. here is the link if you want to go read about him: Cour grand-ducale de Luxembourg - Le Prince Félix

yazz 02-05-2008 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by shrifia (Post 654917)
I think that moulay Rachid of Morocco and Willem Alexander of The Netherlands,are very good friends.

The Orange Royal families has good relations with every other and the moroccan royal family with no other because of Hassan II's discourtesy (especially with Queen Elizabeth).

The last sidi Mohammed now M6 was very close to Prince Laurent when in Brussels, the moroccan RF seems also closed to Albert of Monaco, a few little with the Juan Carlos and that's all !! So they are never invited in European events.

Moonmaiden23 02-05-2008 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by yazz (Post 726220)
The Orange Royal families has good relations with every other and the moroccan royal family with no other because of Hassan II's discourtesy (especially with Queen Elizabeth).

The last sidi Mohammed now M6 was very close to Prince Laurent when in Brussels, the moroccan RF seems also closed to Albert of Monaco, a few little with the Juan Carlos and that's all !! So they are never invited in European events.


Hmm...interesting! I didn't know about Hassan II...what did he do specifically?

sandra1 02-05-2008 05:21 PM

i read that mary and mette-marit are very good friends. her husbands too.

Her_Majesty 02-07-2008 04:37 PM

Queen Silvia and the Princess Reuss, Frida Lyngstad
http://abbamikory.blogs.com/photos/f...lviakungen.jpg

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In some pictures they even look alike. ;)

With Victoria
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Harold 02-08-2008 10:13 AM

With which other royal families, if any, are the German - Austrian royals friendly? Particularly the Habsburgs, Hohenzollerns, Wittelsbachs, Wettins, etc? Thanks.

crisiñaki 02-09-2008 04:36 PM

Really good, close friends are Infanta Cristina, Alia of Jordan and Rosario of Bulgaria: http://img.godlike.cl/images/enf0093480.jpg http://img.godlike.cl/images/enf009lmi.jpg (Enfoque)

HMTLove23 02-15-2008 04:23 PM

In the new Vanity fair Magazine, there is are pics of Lady tatiana Mountbatten and Marie Solene d'HArdcourt, with two other people. are they good friends, or were they at the same party together?

Her_Majesty 06-28-2008 04:14 AM

Victoria and Mette-Marit:
http://i.bunte.de/img/HBuH8jmy.jpg

stephanievl 07-13-2008 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 792427)
Victoria and Mette-Marit:
http://i.bunte.de/img/HBuH8jmy.jpg

I love that picture! Really nice!

carlota 11-01-2008 10:23 AM

that's a great picture, indeed! where did it take place?

does anyone know if the duke and duchess of calabria are good friends with frederik and mary? i noticed they seem to be present at many private danish events.

Her_Majesty 11-01-2008 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by carlota (Post 846544)
that's a great picture, indeed! where did it take place?

It was taken during Haakon's, Frederik's and Victoria's visit to Svalbad last June.:flowers:

tommy1716 02-16-2009 03:54 AM

Does anyone know which, if any, royals the royal family of Luxembourg are good friends with?

principessa 02-16-2009 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 846605)
It was taken during Haakon's, Frederik's and Victoria's visit to Svalbad last June.:flowers:

Victoria said once that Haakon and Frederik are for her like brothers.

salma 02-16-2009 10:08 AM

Queen Sofia of Spain and Queen Noor of Jordan are good friends. Noor travels very usually to Madrid to visit QSofia.

principessa 09-24-2009 05:28 AM

Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium and Princess Maxima ot the Netherlands.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/imagene...316/3316-a.jpg

IMO this picture prooves a very deep friendship.

SoLo 09-25-2009 05:00 AM

yup, i think the Scandinavian royalty are very close with each other..

rominet09 09-25-2009 06:06 AM

And Mathilde is Princess Alixia's godmother !

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Originally Posted by principessa (Post 995548)
Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium and Princess Maxima ot the Netherlands.

http://www.hellomagazine.com/imagene...316/3316-a.jpg

IMO this picture prooves a very deep friendship.


MandysRoyalty 01-14-2010 10:55 AM

Royal Friends
 
Who else in the world of royals are best friends aside from Haakon, Victoria, and Frederik; and Mathilde and Mette-Marit?

antonieta 01-28-2010 01:53 PM

Mathilde and Maxima

Maura724 01-28-2010 06:47 PM

I didn't know Mathilde and Mette-Marit were friends - they seem so different.

Queens Sonja and Margrethe have been very close for decades.

I think there might already be a thread like this somewhere. :flowers:

HRHofNothing 03-05-2010 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by MandysRoyalty (Post 1040221)
Who else in the world of royals are best friends aside from Haakon, Victoria, and Frederik; and Mathilde and Mette-Marit?

That would be a strange friendship...........Haakon seems so down to earth as opposed to the Haughty, frat-boy that is Fred and the seemingly devoid of emotions Victoria

UserDane 03-06-2010 02:53 AM

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Originally Posted by HRHofNothing (Post 1057201)
That would be a strange friendship...........Haakon seems so down to earth as opposed to the Haughty, frat-boy that is Fred and the seemingly devoid of emotions Victoria

If you had known anything about the subject you were commenting about you would know that these three are actually on a very friendly footing.
Devoid of emotions Victoria - haughty Frederik LOL I like the unintended humour in your perception:rofl:

Madame Royale 03-06-2010 04:05 AM

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Originally Posted by HRHofNothing (Post 1057201)
That would be a strange friendship...........Haakon seems so down to earth as opposed to the Haughty, frat-boy that is Fred and the seemingly devoid of emotions Victoria

Frederik and Haakon are very good friends. Frederik having been Haakon's best man.

Frederik and Victoria, apart from being 1st cousins twice removed, are also very close.

And Haakon and Victoria are also known to be good friends.

I don't see what's so strange about it, myself.

From what I've seen and heard, Mary and Mette-Marit are friendly with one another; the same can be said for Mary and Victoria who seem to enjoy one anothers company aswell. The Scandinavian royals seem to be a relatively close bunch, really.

I also get the impression that there may be somewhat of a friendship between Mary and Mathilde aswell. That Mathilde is Princess Isabella's godmother would indicate to me that there is reason enough to assume as much. Though an assumption, I don't think you'd invite someone to be the godmother of your daughter if a friendship wasn't established.

Kasumi 03-06-2010 05:07 AM

I'd like to add that Crown Princess Mathilde and Princess Lalla Salma seem to be very close. They were enjoying each others company during the Belgian visit to Morocco recently.
Sorry if I had missed someone's previous posting about these charming royal ladies' friendship!

NoorMeansLight 03-06-2010 09:48 AM

And what about Rania and Lalla Salma? They seem pretty close (I'm sorry if this has been discussed before).:flowers:

Mademoiselle Lilo 03-06-2010 12:46 PM

:previous: they seem to get long well together the few times they met,so yes i think they have a good relationship.
i can say the same about Lalla Salma and Sheikha Mozah they also seem very friendly with each other when they met especially during the king of Thailand Throne celebrations.

4Pam 03-06-2010 06:05 PM

It's obvious that Victoria and Frederick are good friends.

http://www.billedbladet.dk/Kongelige...eLH_Gal02.ashx

Courtesy of BB.

Naggi 07-03-2010 06:50 PM

I think that Mary, Mette-Marit and Maxima get along very well. You could guess this during the wedding festivities in Sweden. The three Ms seemed to have a good time with each other, even posing for private fotos that Frederik took from them. I can imagine that Victoria is also close to them.

nascarlucy 07-05-2010 03:22 PM

A lot of royal families are related to each other. They are close to each other. This is different than being a family friend or a friend.

stephanievl 07-05-2010 03:50 PM

I don't known if they are good friends but Mathilde and Victoria seem to get along very well.

Picture of them together with Elonore at home of Philippe and Mathilde
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Jaya 07-05-2010 04:18 PM

Princess Caro of Monaco is friends with the equally as cultured and linguistic Farah Diba of Iran as they have been seen at Parisian events photographed together.
Princesss Victoria of Sweden evidently is close to Prince Albert and Miss Wittsock.
The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Maria Teresa is also close to Prince Albert.

Harold 07-06-2010 10:38 AM

With what royals is Georg Friedrich of Prussia friends?

stephanievl 12-08-2010 01:28 PM

King Albert and Paola on holiday together with the Spanish Royal Family in 2000.
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Josefine 01-12-2011 01:39 PM

victoria, haakon and frederik has done some travels togather study travels to know more about the environment

Esmerelda 01-20-2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Josefine
victoria, haakon and frederik has done some travels togather study travels to know more about the environment

To Greenland and Svalbard I believe. Queen Silvia invited quite a few Queens and Crown Princesses to some kind of forum for children relatively recently.

Naggi 01-23-2011 03:56 PM

Indeed a very nice thread. This was one of the biggest events I could remember in recent times where royal ladies, queens and crown-princesses gathered for the same cause:

Royal Women Gather for UN Child Convention’s 20th Anniversary « Royalty in the News

PrincessAurora 01-24-2011 08:50 PM

CP Felipe of Spain and his cousin, Prince Nikolas of Greece and Denmark studied together at Georgetown. I believe I read somewhere that they were roommates even.

LadyFinn 06-15-2011 03:49 PM

Felipe and Letizia, with Leonor and Sofia, visited Willem Alexander and Maxima last weekend, obviously they are friends.
Foro Hispanico de Opiniones sobre la Realeza: Fotos

nascarlucy 06-16-2011 11:35 PM

CP Victoria and Prince Daniel, Princess Madeline
Queen Elizabeth just to name a few.

4Pam 06-16-2011 11:56 PM

^^^ I didn't know that about Queen Elizabeth.

Aren't CP Victoria & Daniel good friends with MM & Haakon, Mary & Fred and WA & Maxima?

Mia_mae 06-17-2011 12:13 AM

I saw some pictures of Queen Silvia, Victoria and Daniel with MM and Hakon on a sporting event. They really looked like chums, so I assume they are friends

Iva 06-17-2011 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by 4Pam (Post 1268744)
Aren't CP Victoria & Daniel good friends with MM & Haakon, Mary & Fred and WA & Maxima?

Yes they are, at least with MM&H and WA&M for sure. For example during the World Skiing Championships, V&D were staying at MM&H's house. Also Victoria & Frederik are good friends, I'm just not sure how close the couples are.

FasterB 06-17-2011 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Iva (Post 1268811)
Yes they are, at least with MM&H and WA&M for sure. For example during the World Skiing Championships, V&D were staying at MM&H's house. Also Victoria & Frederik are good friends, I'm just not sure how close the couples are.

The CPCs from Norway, Sweden Denmark and Netherlands are good and close friends :flowers:

stephanievl 06-20-2011 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by FasterB (Post 1268919)
The CPCs from Norway, Sweden Denmark and Netherlands are good and close friends :flowers:

Not sure about 'good friends' as for the Danish and Dutch.

Belgium, Spain, Denmark and Sweden where all chosen as godmother/godfather for the childern of Frederik & Mary, for me it was remarkable that the dutch where not.

LadyFinn 06-20-2011 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Iva (Post 1268811)
Yes they are, at least with MM&H and WA&M for sure. For example during the World Skiing Championships, V&D were staying at MM&H's house. Also Victoria & Frederik are good friends, I'm just not sure how close the couples are.

Frederik said after Victoria´s and Daniel´s engagement in March 2009, that "Daniel has in recent years become a very good friend to both me and my wife. He is a fantastic person and a modest man. Victoria and Daniel fit well together, the love has truly won".
Billed-Bladet - Daniel Westling er Frederiks ven

Grandduchess24 06-30-2011 06:25 PM

I always see Victoria and daniel always with Frederik and Mary or haakon and Mette marit they are cousins and all three must hangout together constantly along with willem Alexander and maxima

MagMil 07-06-2011 08:40 PM

Pictures from Monaco, morning before religious wedding (02.07.2011)
P.Maxima,P.Willem-Alexander,P.Matte-Marit,P.Haakon,P.Mary and P.Frederick
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Maxima and W-A in matching color outfits :smile:

Rhys82192 07-06-2011 09:29 PM

The Royal Family of Belgium and the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg are good friends as well. King Albert II of Belgium and his family always attend Grand Duke Jean's birthday parties held every January 5. :D

Aliza 07-06-2011 11:12 PM

The British Royal Family and the Royal Family of Greece are very tight, probably due to the blood ties through both the Duke of Edinburgh, born a Prince of Greece and Denmark and also the late Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent who was also born a Princess of Greece and Denmark. And of course, there was already a tie there due to Edward VII marrying Princess Alexandra of Denmark and it was her younger brother William who became King of Greece and started the current dynasty.

stephanievl 02-09-2012 02:17 PM

After looking at the recent pictures of Frederik and Mary in Brussels and the presency of Philippe and Mathilde at the birthday party of Mary I think they have a close friendship.

NGalitzine 02-09-2012 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Aliza (Post 1282435)
The British Royal Family and the Royal Family of Greece are very tight, probably due to the blood ties through both the Duke of Edinburgh, born a Prince of Greece and Denmark and also the late Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent who was also born a Princess of Greece and Denmark. And of course, there was already a tie there due to Edward VII marrying Princess Alexandra of Denmark and it was her younger brother William who became King of Greece and started the current dynasty.

Closeness helped of course by the Greeks actually living in London.

lyndaW 02-10-2012 11:25 AM

Is Joachim of Denmark close to any of the Royals ?

Burzg 02-10-2012 11:37 AM

I think CP Marry is veyr Good Friends with all Europe princesses :D

sheikah deena 02-10-2012 12:39 PM

I Think Prince Hamzah & SOME Of Jordanian Royal Famliy & Emirati Sheikhs :flowers:

Archduchess Zelia 02-10-2012 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by lyndaW (Post 1369100)
Is Joachim of Denmark close to any of the Royals ?

Out of royals I think he's closest to his Greek relatives. I've also always wondered if he's good friend with the Earl of Wessex, afterall he is Prince Nikolai's godfather.

martina 02-10-2012 01:45 PM

Is Princess Marie of Denmark close to any royal? I read about the great rivalry between her and CP Mary. It is just rumor?

Archduchess Zelia 02-10-2012 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by martina (Post 1369145)
Is Princess Marie of Denmark close to any royal? I read about the great rivalry between her and CP Mary. It is just rumor?

I think that so-called rivalry is made up by the tabloids. I don't see why there should be some kind of feud between Mary and Marie, they seem to get along quite fine. I recall Marie saying in some interview that Mary has been very helpful to her, but that it is hard to keep daily contact due to the fact that Marie and Joachim mainly lives on Schackenborg and Mary and Frederik lives in Copenhagen. We'll never know though.

carlota 04-22-2012 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by martina (Post 1369145)
Is Princess Marie of Denmark close to any royal? I read about the great rivalry between her and CP Mary. It is just rumor?

it's just a rumour. marie said in an interview how grateful she was to mary while helping her adjust to her new role after the wedding. seeing marie is also godmother to josephine, it's obviously all gossip that the magazines invent to sell magazines...

carlota 04-22-2012 08:37 AM

a picture of queens sofia and silvia which demonstrates they are close: http://www.hola.com/imagenes/realeza...-suecia--a.jpg

picture of mary meeting haakon and MM in copenhaguen: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RNkV64wFrz...s1600/den7.jpg

An Ard Ri 04-22-2012 09:02 AM

The photo of Queens Sofia and Silvia is one of my favourites!


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