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Freedom 07-01-2004 07:07 AM

Careers For The Royals
If royals were not occupied by royal duties, what career do you think they would have?

Lena 07-01-2004 07:15 AM


Originally posted by Freedom@Jul 1st, 2004 - 12:07 pm
If royals were not occupied by royal duties, what career do you think they would have?
This is hard to answer, because you don´t say, if they would be then Royals (like e.g. the Royals without a throne...the Greeks/ the Italians...) or if they would be lower/middle/upper class people...this would then influence their decision as well (lower class kids have less possibilities than upper class!)

But to guess a few professions/careers for our Royals:
Cp Haakon: teacher (primary school or junior high school)
Cp Willem Alexander: Pilot (he already is one, but then he probably would do this full time)
Cp Charles: farmer (the same like Willem Alexander...then full time)
Cp Victoria: keeper in a zoo

Freedom 07-01-2004 07:22 AM

Lena, I love your answers!

As for interpreting the question, it's up to you. However, I had originally meant what would the royals do if they were 'not' royal.

Thanks for answering Lena. :flower:

carlota 07-01-2004 07:58 AM


letizia: journalist, as before
maxima: economist, as before
mathilde: maybe teacher, she is so sweet
mette marit: student at university, waitress as before
mary: lawyer
victoria: she would work in some organization for eating disorders
madelaine: model, for sure :)... maybe designer also
alexandra: i imagine her doing something related to marketing in a big enterprise
cristina: working with disabled people
elena: teacher... she already has a school :)
sibilla: economist, lawyer
'ferggie': if she hadn't been royal, she would have been an actress... hehe!

Lena 07-01-2004 08:17 AM

Interesting choices, Carlota...but who knows.
I doubt that cp Victoria would have had eating disorders without being crown princess, so she probably wouldn´t have gotten in touch with eating disorders.

And I think in the case of Mary and Mette-Marit their future would have depended on their future husbands (which then wouldn´t have been Frederik and Haakon- of course ;) ). So my guess is that Mary would be a housewive and/or would work half time...and Mette Marit would have searched for comfort and a stable relationship with a good and working guy maybe she would have married a norwegian guy, would be mother of a second child as well and would become later a child minder...I think this would fit to her.
Phew, this grammar form here drives me crazy ;)

bct88 07-01-2004 09:12 AM

H.M. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark would probably be an artist. ;)

Cathérine Bergeyck 07-01-2004 09:43 AM

princess Mathilde was a speech therapist before her marriage, so I suppose she would still be one if she hadn't married prince Philippe.

Cassya 07-01-2004 10:29 AM

fun idea ;)

Victoria of Sweden: a vet
Madeleine: actress/model
Queen Elizabeth II : secretary
Prince Harry: artist
Queen Beatrix: a cook
Letizia: business woman
Felipe: football player (or better basketball with his height)
Cristina of Spain: also professional in sports
Elena of Spain: doctor for children
Fergie: barkeeper
Princess Anne (England): gardener
Maxima: hairdresser
Mathilde of Belgium: kindergarden teacher


Cassya 07-01-2004 10:44 AM

Prince Philip UK: butcher or soldier
Laurentien of Netherlands: shop assistant
Alexia of Greece: classical singer (like Cecilia Bartolli)
Sofia of Spain: professor/doctor
Juan Carlos of Spain: film director (like "Godfather")
Prince William UK: dentist
Prince Frederik Denmark: vet or advertising manager
Mary Denmark: cosmetician
Caroline of Monaco: owner of a luxury fashion boutique

sarkastik_devil 07-01-2004 11:01 AM


Originally posted by Cassya@Jul 1st, 2004 - 3:44 pm
Prince Frederik Denmark: advertising manager on, cassya.

thaT's what i always think frederik would do if he wasn't a CP

Great minds do think alike :P

Dennism 07-01-2004 11:46 AM

All good answers.I can see them all doing these things. Except that I see Juan Carlos being the head of a company involved with sailing. Maybe like in charge of one of those teams that do like the America´s Cup. He loves sailing.

"I doubt that cp Victoria would have had eating disorders without being crown princess,"

Unfortunately, probably true. Also for Madeleine. I would say fashion designer.

Lena 07-01-2004 12:12 PM

Hm, Madeleine a fashion designer? The design and fashion world isn´t the easiest to "gain ground" what does make you so sure, that she would be good at this? So far we haven´t seen much of her skills??
There I would rather see Margrethe of Denmark...she could be like Vivienne Westwood! Well, she almost is-the Royal version ;)

Dennism 07-01-2004 12:16 PM

I was thinking more in the line of handbags or shoes maybe. Not directly clothes. Yes, Daisy and Vivienne were switched at birth! :P

Alisa 07-01-2004 05:02 PM

Haakon-A physician (he reminds me of one)
Mette-Marit- a pre-school teacher
Letizia- a corporate lawyer
Felipe-A tennis player
Maxima -an art gallery owner (she said that was her goal)
W-A-a mayor
Frederik- a sports journalist on ESPN
Mary-another pre-school teacher
Prince Philippe-a senator
Mathilde-either a nurse or an elementary school teacher
Princess Alexandra-a UN diplomat
Joachim-a NASCAR racer
Princess Laurentien- another school teacher, perhaps with children who are more challenged.

sara1981 07-01-2004 05:51 PM

i read your posts!

if Crown Princess or Princess, Countess, Dutchess what their doing on job before start family.

Late Princess Diana working as Kindgarten Teacher asst in 1980 before she got married to Prince Charles in 1981.

before Sophie got married to Prince Edward she been work as Public Relations but Sophie met Edward in 1993 they together for long time till got married for 5 years but she become Countess of Wessex current.

Sarah Ferguson been work at Gallery museum when she was around her 20's im not sure! or she work at busniess before she got engagement to Prince Andrew in 1986.

but i wanted to be honest which Princess or Crown Princess work before join into the Royal Family.

Sara Boyce

lucys 07-01-2004 06:43 PM

Prince Felipe said once that if were not a prince he would have been either a journalist or an astronomer. Obviously Letizia would be a journalist; she was passionate about her profession.

Infanta Cristina actually does work and has a paid job at the Caixa Foundation. I'm not exatly sure what she does, but it has to do with the arts.

Queen Sofia: wife of a rich and powerful man and philathoprist of the arts
Queen Margrathe: designer
Prince Charles: a professional watercolor painter
Prince Harry: professional polo player
Princess Mathilde: speech therapist
Princess Caroline: director of a foundation
Ernest of Hanover: gigolo
Princess Martha Louise: movie actress
Princess Madeline: model and all around party girl
Prince Frederick: business man

Dennism 07-01-2004 08:00 PM


Originally posted by lucys@Jul 1st, 2004 - 6:43 pm
Ernest of Hanover: gigolo
Princess Martha Louise: movie actress
Princess Madeline: model and all around party girl

Just a gigolo?

Anyway, ML. Well, perhaps or an author. If only she´d be a fashion designer but I think
actress would be good.

Chatleen 07-01-2004 08:34 PM

Q Margrethe: an intellectual, writing books and making illustrations herself.
CP Frederik: teacher for troubled kids, arranging lot of survival-trips (??) etc.
CP Mary: continued her career/working within advertising.
P Joachim: lawyer, employed in a bank
P Alexandra: businesswoman
CP Pavlos: receptionist at a hotel (not to insult him - just thinks, he looks like one)
CP Marie-Chantal: New York jet-setter

lucys 07-01-2004 08:51 PM


Originally posted by Chatleen@Jul 1st, 2004 - 7:34 pm
CP Mary: continued her career/working within advertising.
CP Marie-Chantal: New York jet-setter

Doesn't Marie-Chantal design clothing for children that she sells in her own stores?

Mary worked in advertising? I'm so confused. I've heard she's a lawyer, that she was a real estate agent and that she worked for Microsoft. Now you say advertising? Which was it?

Pavlos as a hotel manager is funny.

Any ideas for the Kings and Queens of Norway and Sweden?

Princess Haya 07-01-2004 08:59 PM

Prince Charles - Professional Soldier
Prince Andrew - Naval Officer
Queen Elizabeth - Country Farmer's wife
Princess Anne - Horse Riding Teacher
Prince Edward - TV Presenter for History Channel!
Sophie - Public Relations

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