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AristoCat 07-26-2011 02:04 AM

Commoner/Royal Marriages, Do They Work?
 
Do you think that marriages between commoners and royals really work or is it fraught with problems? I don't mean like commoners as in aristocrats who aren't royal, but commoners with no title at all.

Daisiesforever 07-26-2011 05:43 AM

Gone are the days when royalty had to marry royalty in terms of accepted laws and traditions. Very often these were arranged marriages which headed for disaster and extra-marital affairs anyway. I personally feel that marriages between commoners and royals can work, provided the non-royal party is from a "fairly suitable" or "stable" background. I think a lot of East European monarchies have already proved this. Once an engagement or marriage takes place, the couple will automatically be in the media and will have to cope with the public eye. If they can be encouraging role models to society with strong family values, it will just prove that the marriage was then totally worthwhile

fearghas 07-26-2011 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by AristoCat (Post 1292260)
Do you think that marriages between commoners and royals really work or is it fraught with problems? I don't mean like commoners as in aristocrats who aren't royal, but commoners with no title at all.

There have been quite a few that seem to be working, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands.

FasterB 07-26-2011 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by fearghas (Post 1292346)
There have been quite a few that seem to be working, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands.

And Denmark

Muhler 07-26-2011 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by FasterB (Post 1292411)
And Denmark

Well, not sure about that one.
Prince Joachim married a commoner and that didn't work out well.

FasterB 07-26-2011 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1292415)
Well, not sure about that one.
Prince Joachim married a commoner and that didn't work out well.

Weeeeeell, I was thinking of the CP couple :whistling::flowers:

Duke of Marmalade 07-26-2011 09:50 AM

I believe that the failure of the Diana & Charles marriage (Diana being the only aristocrat apart from Mathilde among the heir to the throne generation) only opened the door for all those royal-commoner marriages we see these days.

I doubt that some of the ladies would be around today as CPs (drug past, divorcee) had the Charles & Diana union been a shining success.

Emmily 07-26-2011 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by FasterB (Post 1292417)
Weeeeeell, I was thinking of the CP couple :whistling::flowers:

Why? What would give you the impression that this marriage isn't working?

Duchess of Durham 07-26-2011 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by fearghas (Post 1292346)
There have been quite a few that seem to be working, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands.

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Originally Posted by FasterB (Post 1292411)
And Denmark

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Originally Posted by Muhler (Post 1292415)
Well, not sure about that one.
Prince Joachim married a commoner and that didn't work out well.

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Originally Posted by FasterB (Post 1292417)
Weeeeeell, I was thinking of the CP couple :whistling::flowers:

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Originally Posted by Emmily (Post 1292427)
Why? What would give you the impression that this marriage isn't working?

I think FasterB was referring to the success of the CP of Denmark's marriage.

FasterB 07-26-2011 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Duchess of Durham (Post 1292429)
I think FasterB was referring to the success of the CP of Denmark's marriage.

Yes, I was, thanks :flowers::flowers::flowers:

fandesacs2003 07-26-2011 11:12 AM

To the old generation the only marriages in Europe between commoner and royals was Norway and Sweden. They worked, but we can not know if they really worked or if they last just because divorce was not usual ath this time and this position.

In the actual generation, into reigning houses, most of marriages are "mixed":
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain and now UK
I would say they are ALL mixed, except Belgium, as Mathilde come from a high aristocratic family.
So we do not have enough time to say if they work or not, most of these weddings are not older that 10 years.

Emmily 07-26-2011 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by FasterB (Post 1292440)
Yes, I was, thanks :flowers::flowers::flowers:

My apologies, FasterB, I see now I misread your post:flowers:

MagMil 07-26-2011 06:12 PM

Prince Edward ,Earl of Wessex and the Countess of Wessex is married for 12 years and it works IMO :smile:
Sophie was a commoner ;)

FasterB 07-27-2011 02:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Emmily (Post 1292637)
My apologies, FasterB, I see now I misread your post:flowers:

Thatīs ok :flowers::flowers::flowers:

Next Star 08-04-2011 01:14 AM

Yes I say commoner/royal marriages work it depends on the two people who are involuved look at the Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg.Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa have been married 30 years.And the grand duchess was born a commoner also.

Johann Salvator 08-04-2011 02:39 AM

Commoner, noble or royal it does not matter anymore. What people don't often realize is that royal or not rotal most people tend to marry someone of the same background.

I mean that for a prince or princess chances are that they will meet their future partner within a group that share the same interests (sports, hobbies, schools, etc...). I am not saying it has ALWAYS to be like that. But it happens that most people marry people that have many things in common. Our society believes the fairy tale that 'love and only love is what matters' but many things make a marriage succesful and love is only one.

Daria_S 08-04-2011 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by MagMil (Post 1292648)
Prince Edward ,Earl of Wessex and the Countess of Wessex is married for 12 years and it works IMO :smile:
Sophie was a commoner ;)

I was thinking about this couple when I opened the thread. I think their marriage is going along swimmingly (or at least based on what we're shown via pictures and articles).


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