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Old 12-29-2019, 04:30 AM
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The King and Queen are the last to block a love between two consenting adults. They know out of very own, long, experience how it feels when a loved partner is not accepted by the King.

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Old 12-29-2019, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by fortimo View Post
Wise...? We can see, what happened. Something went very wrong in this family, and their future seems to be not better.
Yes, wise enough not to create a rift within the family and to accept adult childrenīs decisions with whom they want to spend their lives with! Where would in your opinion be the benefit if they would act like 18th, 19th centuries parents saying "if you donīt give up this person I will never see you again, your not my son/ daughter anymore....!" etc.?! The King and Queen are not that theatrically dramatic, itīs simply not in their DNA! A family feud is never a solution an act of wisdom. Of course, everyone is entitled to have an opinion. But it is a huge difference if you say "oh, are sure you do the right thing? Have you considered this and that? did you think of problem x or y ....?" and so on, or if you act like an autocrat, estranging your children from you!
ML could argue she has given up virtually everything, her income as a member of the RF, her title, and even then her new partner would be rejected. In that case I would feel treated very unfair, to put it mildly, myself, too!
No, Iīm happy there is a different atmosphere within the RF, despite all the troubles life may bring, than in the belgian or romanian royal families where some people donīt even seem to talk anymore....

"We can see, what happened" No, we canīt, because Mr. Behnīs suicide was not a result of the King and Queen giving permission of her daughter to marry him back then 17 years ago, but the result of his mental illness!
Having had a son-in-law suffering from mental illness could happen to everyone, not because things "go wrong" in a family and you know that!
The NRF was always been a very warm and caring-for-each-other one - but still this fate can hit you. I have heard from families where everything seemed to be just fine, lots of love and compassion, but still a son at some point later in live, meanwhile a family father and grandfather (not seperated nor divorced), daughter happily married, killed himself after years and years of struggling against the desease. There are 100s of examples such as this prooving your argument as completely invalid.

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Old 12-29-2019, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by wartenberg7 View Post
How could this not be the best of moves if it was before A.s death?
Knowing Harald and Sonja it is no surprise to me they approved - they have always been wise enough to put family unity and the happiness of their children before anything else, even the interests of the institution of monarchy.
What would be alternative? Rejecting one`s daughters partner and risking a family rift or an estrangement from that child of yours? Thatīs never been the way of the King and Queen and they will hardly change this at their very advanced age!

The Shaman is a controversial figure - if you have read the Durek and ML thread, then you will be aware of his ridiculous remarks that cancer is a psychological illness. And that’s just the start - he has also - with no shame - publicly declared how much he enjoys intimate moments with ML. I am well aware of the NRF’s warmth and closeness but to me it just was not a good idea for Durek to attend the service. I think he is a hindrance rather than a help to ML and I hope the family soon realise this. It looks like we’ll just have to agree to disagree.
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Old 12-29-2019, 02:13 PM
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With the greatest respect to ML I wonder if inviting Durek was the “easiest” option for the King and Queen to save ML being upset over it. Personally I don’t think their default position would have been to invite him, but if ML pushed it was it worth falling out over.
Now we know the tragic news of Ari’s death it seems even worse IMO
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Old 12-29-2019, 03:39 PM
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Old 12-29-2019, 03:50 PM
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With their son and his family spending Christmas elsewhere, perhaps ML presented Durrek and herself and daughters as a package deal. They also wouldn't be the first parents to invite a significant other they might rather not be there to keep the peace.

Or perhaps they do like him personally despite everything.

Ari was originally going to be there and he was a controversial figure a week ago as well. Supposedly Durrek and Ari got on but many families would find that an uneasy arrangement but trying to be making plans to get a long for the sake of the kids.

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