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Old 06-06-2011, 02:25 AM
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Queen Elizabeth II is a devout orthodox Anglican (Church of England) and only misses a weekly service if unwell.

Does anyone know if she is always joined by Prince Philip?
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:38 AM
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2. Besides the Swedish Royal Family, which other royal families are/have been Evangelical Lutherans? I believe some of the Prussian royals too.
Yes, the Danish Royal Family
In DK QMII is considered a religious monarch, so is CP Frederik.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:49 AM
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How religious is Queen Margrethe? She seemed to have memorized the words to some of the songs at Isabella's christening, so I just wondered
In DK QMII is considered a religious queen.

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Though, the fact Mary became a Lutheran does little to inform me of her personal ideology. It does however exhibit a regard and understanding for what is required of her position, and of course, herself I'm sure.
I´m not sure that CPss Mary had to became lutheran upon the marriage to CP Frederik I know that Countess Alexandra is a convert, as are Prince Henrik.
But I´m not so sure about CPss Mary. I think she´s still Presbyterian... IIRC then she have had biblestudy with Bishop Erik Normann-Svendsen, but she didn´t convert...
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:18 AM
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In DK QMII is considered a religious queen.


I´m not sure that CPss Mary had to became lutheran upon the marriage to CP Frederik I know that Countess Alexandra is a convert, as are Prince Henrik.
But I´m not so sure about CPss Mary. I think she´s still Presbyterian... IIRC then she have had biblestudy with Bishop Erik Normann-Svendsen, but she didn´t convert...
You don't actually convert from Presbyterianism to Lutheranism, because the two church bodies agree on most dogmas and practices! The main difference is in the organisation of the churches!
As far as I remember, Mary was informed of the Danish Evangelical-Lutheran church by bishop Erik Norman Svendsen, and my best guess is that she became a member of Church of Denmark once she became a Danish citizen! AFAIK you're correct, Faster B. that she could have remained a Presbyterian, but there's no recent tradition that 'imports' are sticking to their religious guns once married.
Alexandra Manley was confirmed into the Lutheran faith! It's not that the Lutherans and Anglicans are that different, but they're different in so far that the Lutheran church is often an unknown minority church in places where the Anglican Church is dominant.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:16 AM
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I recall having read that Madame, Elisabeth Charlotte of Orleans (Liselotte von der Pfalz) wrote in a letter about the daily mass at the Court of Louis XIV. that it was nice to see everyone in their finery and being oggled by the whole court while noone dared to comment on what they saw during the religious ceremony.

Maria-Theresia of Austria who worked hard on reigning her inherited lands, was known to enjoy the daily mass because it was a time noone could approach her with something, so she got time to think.

Does sound more pragmatic than religious to me...
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:10 PM
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I would say Fabiola, Mathilde, Maria Teresa, and Sofia all seem very religious to me.
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:08 AM
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I think Luxembourg RF is super religious! I've heard some of family members attend Mass every day... so MT and future Mrs Guillaume will be the most religious to me :)
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:24 AM
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Queen Sofia grew up in a deeply Orthodox family. Her conversion to Catholism was very difficult - both churches and countries (lets not forget Spain was ruled by Franco and there was not separation between Church and State) made her marriage to Juan Carlos almost impossible. In the Pilar Urbano's book, QS candidily tells how much she learnt from the experience - she learnt not to be intolerant.

I think that away from her Greek Orthodox early days, QS is much more interested in spirituality than being a catholic or christian per se today. She recognised in the Urbano's book the influence that her sister Irene has had in her life (for those interested about Irene, there is a good thread about her life and beliefs in the Greek Royal Family thread)

I would say Fabiola, Maria Teresa and Queen Elizabeth are what I consider deeply religious. The first two because they've openly said so, and QEII as she's, after all, the Head of the Anglican Church. She better be.
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From what I've read, Queen Elizabeth is devout. What about the other members of the British Royal Family? Are William and Harry religious? I would assume, at their age, they are not too devout.

Of course, the Habsburgs tend to be devout. What about Georg Friedrich of Prussia?
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:24 AM
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so MT and future Mrs Guillaume will be the most religious to me :)
Isn't Guillaume single?
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:50 AM
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I would say Fabiola, Mathilde, Maria Teresa, and Sofia all seem very religious to me.
Queen Fabiola,the Duchess of Kent,Queen Sofia of Spain,Queen Elizabeth II all seem quite religious.

I don't know about members of the Dutch Royal Family but they seem to be the least religious European Royals?
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:33 PM
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And Norwegian too.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:58 AM
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As to Queen Elizabeth II, I think she is probably the most devout person in the British Royal Family.
It's the combination of Faith and State - and she has managed both very well.
Before my C of E ordination, I had to swear the Oath of Allegiance to her. She is the Defender of the Faith (as well as a Head of State).
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Old 06-08-2011, 11:48 AM
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King Baudouin, Queen Fabiola, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz of Belgium
Usually the "Catholic" Monarchies like Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco are more "open" in religiosity
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:48 AM
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As to Queen Elizabeth II, I think she is probably the most devout person in the British Royal Family.
It's the combination of Faith and State - and she has managed both very well.
Before my C of E ordination, I had to swear the Oath of Allegiance to her. She is the Defender of the Faith (as well as a Head of State).
It's probably no mistake that she is the member of the BRF that I like and admire most. I wish she could reign forever!
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:56 AM
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There are a lot of us feel that way !! Many would love the Queen to outlive Charlie !!!
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:11 AM
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Don't get me wrong...I am not an anti-Charles person. But I love the Queen, her stability, her sense of dignity and fairness. I love that she never publically whines or complains. I admire her courage. She just forges ahead no matter what life throws at her.

I cannot imagine Camilla taking her place as Queen. I simply can't.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:49 PM
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Isn't Guillaume single?
he is
but he is super religious so I expect him to marry someone with the same interests
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:20 PM
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I also read something to that effect early on their engagement; but it appears that she must have regained her faith (which hopefully is the case) or has adjusted well to the many religious ceremonies the royals must attend. The Spanish royals are very Catholics and I have a feeling that Don Felipe is a religious man.

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/Z_LtA...incess+Letizia
http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/Swuvp...incess+Letizia
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0...18.html#s78536
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I have the same feeling danishla. I wonder if they go to mass every sunday.
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