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Freedom 06-29-2004 08:08 PM

Most active royals
 
Who do you think is the hardest working royal?

Dennism 06-29-2004 08:12 PM

Well, for the Windsors that would the Princess Royal, Anne.

hrhcp 06-29-2004 08:25 PM

Countess Mabel for the Netherlands ?

Dennism 06-29-2004 08:27 PM

I would say yes.

Akilah 06-29-2004 08:41 PM

In my opinion, HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Princess Royal, Anne, and Prince Charles.

HMQueenElizabethII 06-29-2004 08:55 PM

In my opinion:Queen Elizabeth II,Princess Anne,Countess Sophie,Prince Charles,Princess Victoria.

A.C.C. 06-29-2004 09:30 PM

My opinion is Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Anne the Princess Royal, and Prince Charles the Prince of Wales

Mysterious 06-29-2004 09:36 PM

In my opinion King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

hrhcp 06-29-2004 09:37 PM

Very nice to list the hardest working royals in the UK.

That does not do "justice" though to the hardworking royals in the other royal countries !

If the "Royal Country" list is
Europe
BELGIUM
DENMARK
GREAT BRITAIN
the NETHERLANDS
LIECHTENSTEIN
LUXEMBOURG
MONACO
NORWAY
SPAIN
SWEDEN

Arabic
BAHRAIN
DUBAI
JORDAN
MORROCO

who would the "three hardest working royals" in each country be ????

GrandDuchess 06-29-2004 10:18 PM

I can't make a top 3 lists of all the countries since I don't know the calendars for all of the royals in their countries - but here's what I think of some of them:

Denmark - Queen Margrethe & Princess Alexandra are the ones who are the most busy ones and according to me doing a superb job! I hope to see Crown Prince Fredrik & Crown Princess Mary becoming equally active soon, and I think they'll do just as good a job as the others. What we have seen of the couple this far at least seems promising.

Great Britain - The Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth & Prince Charles always have full calendars indeed. I can't believe how much they actually do, and I think they're also doing a good job.

Norway - King Harald & Queen Sonja of course, but Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Prince Mette-Marit have also been doing quite a lot of things. And I think they're doing a great job.

Sweden - King Carl Gustaf & Queen Silvia are the most busy, and they're just so good at their job! Sweden couldn't have much better representatives. Crown Priness Victoria is the third most busy person, and also she is really great! She represents the country and her family very well, and always wants to do her best and help out as much as she can.

bigheadshirmp 06-29-2004 10:55 PM

I would say Queen Margrethe and Princess Alexandra for Denmark; The PRincess Royal, Queen Elizabeth for UK; CP Haakon and Mette-Marit for Norway

sara1981 06-29-2004 11:14 PM

I knew that late Princess Diana been working hard before she died she been visit sick people and kids, traveling and lunch funds, etc i would give her as dedication!

Sara Boyce

Jasl 06-30-2004 05:13 AM

Yes Diana was pretty great, and perhaps just as importantly, she really made the causes she supported well known around the world.

Unfortunately, its not enough just to work tirelessly if one can't bring some exposure to the charities by your association... I suppose perhaps Princess Anne is a testament of this. Its probably very likely that Princess Anne did did more work than Diana but because she isn't able to make the causes she supported known worldwide, she wasn't able to have as much of an effect as Diana did (but that's only my opinion).

HMQueenElizabethII 06-30-2004 05:58 AM

Great Britain:Queen Elizabeth II,Prince Charles,Princess Anne,Countess Sophie,Duke and Duchess of Gloucester,PrinceMichael of Kent.
Denmark:Queen Margrethe,Princess Alexandra
The Netherlands:Queen Beatrix,Crown Prince and Princess,Princess Laurentien
Sweden:Queen Silvia,Princess Victoria
Norway:King and Queen,Crown Prince and Princess.

Emi 06-30-2004 07:10 AM

In my opinion:
Britain
Queen Elizabeth II

Denmark
Queen Margrethe and Princess Alexandra

Though then again, it depends on what you define as "work". For royals this definition is pretty fluid, i.e. would studying be included as work even though it's different from charity work.

xicamaluca 06-30-2004 07:38 AM

In Spain, i say that's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. Then, definitly CP Felipe and Infanta Cristina is the busiest infanta ;)

carlota 06-30-2004 01:57 PM

BELGIUM: mathilde is doing a very good job

DENMARK: alexandra, surely

GREAT BRITAIN: elizabeth II

the NETHERLANDS: maxima

LUXEMBOURG: henri and maria teresa

MONACO: caroline

NORWAY: harald and sonja

SPAIN: sofia

SWEDEN: victoria

btsnyder 06-30-2004 02:38 PM

"Unfortunately, its not enough just to work tirelessly if one can't bring some exposure to the charities by your association."

This SO reminded me of a line Edina says in "Absolutely Fabulous" when she's disappointed to learn that Anne will be attending her fashion show instead of Diana:

"I need a princess with a press following and a designer dress on her back!!"

It is true, you need to create interest in large part to create impact. Anne does great work, but can't create the necessary "buzz".

bct88 07-01-2004 09:44 PM

This is my list about who I feel are the hardest working royals.

United Kingdom: H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Norway: Crown Prince Haakon
Sweden: Crown Princess Victoria
Denmark: H.M. Queen Margrethe II
The Netherlands: H.M. Queen Beatrix
Belgium: Crown Princess Mathilde
Spain: H.M. Queen Sofia
Monaco: Princess Caroline
Liechtenstein: Prince Hans-Adam II

Princess Haya 07-02-2004 03:04 AM

Princess Anne
Princess Alexandra of Great Britain
The Duchess of Kent


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