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Juanita 01-29-2006 02:56 PM

Who is the most professional Crown Princess?
 
Who is the most professional Crown Princess?

Victoria of Sweden

Mathilde of Belgium

Mary of Denmark

Letizia of Spain

Maxima of Netherlands

Mette-Marit of Norway

Other

Olka 01-29-2006 03:16 PM

1. Mathilde and Victoria
2. Maxima
3. Mary
4. Letizia
5. Mette-Marit

Smilla 01-29-2006 03:41 PM

1. Victoria and Mathilde: they are pros.
2. Letizia: she works hard at a professional image
3. Mary and Maxima
4. Mette-Marit: I don't think she goes on enough engagements and still seems shy and reluctant in public at times.

Toledo 01-29-2006 03:43 PM

Who is the most professional Crown Princess?

Define professional. Or maybe what does it mean to you?

A person can look professional and be a slacker. Every Crown Princess has a set of activities planned through the year that are related to their particular country and adapted to any unexpected events that happen all of the sudden. The activities of one Crown Princess can't be put to weight against another Crown Princess because the circumstances are different. For Example, the activities Princess Caroline (current lead heir to her brother Albert II) are of a different nature than those of Princess Mette Marit of Norway. And so on an so forth.

sara1981 01-29-2006 03:43 PM

CP Victoria of Sweden
CP Mary of Denmark
CP Mathilde of Belgium
CP M-M of Norway
CP Letizia of Austria

Juanita 01-29-2006 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toledo
Who is the most professional Crown Princess?

Define professional. Or maybe what does it mean to you?

A person can look professional and be a slacker. Every Crown Princess has a set of activities planned through the year that are related to their particular country and adapted to any unexpected events that happen all of the sudden. The activities of one Crown Princess can't be put to weight against another Crown Princess because the circumstances are different. For Example, the activities Princess Caroline (current lead heir to her brother Albert II) are of a different nature than those of Princess Mette Marit of Norway. And so on an so forth.

Well, if they carry out the protocol, there has been a presentable image (they all have ...) and these things... ;)

Saturn 01-29-2006 03:55 PM

1- Victoria and Mary

2- Matilde and Maxima

3- M-M and Letizia

Maxie 01-29-2006 04:01 PM

For me the most professional crown princesses are Mathilde and Victoria. They both work very hard and have a lot of activities during the year, which is (imo) one of the most important things of being professional. Don't get me wrong, I think Mary, Mette-Marit, Letizia and Maxima are doing a great job too, but Mathilde and Victoria are just a little bit different for me. Hard to explain... :)

Regina 01-29-2006 04:06 PM

1- Victoria and Mathilde. I think these two Princesses do everything to do the best they can.

2- Máxima

3- Mary

4- Letizia

5- Mette-Marit

Toledo 01-29-2006 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ...JuAnItA...
Well, if they carry out the protocol, there has been a presentable image (they all have ...) and these things... ;)

Well, looks and quality of work?
In dress code for public events I'll side with Princess Mathilde of Belgium. Although Camilla (unnamed Crown Princess?) gets some points for bringing some much needed style to the mature generation of the House of Windsor.

In spectacular dress code for any event, no one comes even close to Princess Caroline of Monaco.

Now, quality of work. That's a difficult territory. Caroline focuses on business being her land a Casino surrounded by homes :p. Mary seems to be focused on industry and charities for medical issues. Letizia, being my country Spain such a political volcano, seems to focus on social and political events. As I said, to each it's own. All of them are doing great according to their respective countries. I don't think I can add any more since I'm not familiar with the events the rest of the Royal ladies will participate this year.

*SofiaM* 01-29-2006 04:11 PM

1. Victoria
2.Mathilde
3.Letizia
I admire them for many reasons but mainly because they seem to care about their countries

ysbel 01-29-2006 04:13 PM

I think you'll want to distinguish the heirs to the throne from the wives of the heirs to the throne.

Victoria is the only heir to the throne among the princesses so nobody else is in her class. Nobody else has her job. The rest are wives to the heirs but that's a different job description.

selminha 01-29-2006 04:16 PM

1 - Mathilde
2 - Mary
3 - Maxima
4 - Victoria
5 - Letizia

Toledo 01-29-2006 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ysbel
I think you'll want to distinguish the heirs to the throne from the wives of the heirs to the throne.

Victoria is the only heir to the throne among the princesses so nobody else is in her class. Nobody else has her job. The rest are wives to the heirs but that's a different job description.

I forgot about that too. So, Victoria's name should not be used for the survey since she is really at the same level as Prince Felipe of Spain or Prince Charles of Britain. Same should go for Caroline since she is Albert's heir.

I also forgot our suffering consort Crown Princess Masako of Japan! She looks great in her dress code although she is now low key on public events.
Another one that could be included here is Princess Lalla Salma of Morroco, technically she is a consort princess too.

I also forgot to vote, so I voted for Mathlde. She is tied in with Mary and Mette-Marit now.

Avalon 01-29-2006 04:33 PM

Crown Princess Victoria is beyond any comparision but, as Ysbel pointed, Victoria is an heiress, so she really shouldn't be in the list.
The most professional Crown Princesses in my opinion are:
1. Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands
2. Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium
3. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
4. HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
5. Crown Princess Letizia of Spain
6. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

LaChicaMadrilena 01-29-2006 04:45 PM

We should treat them differently: Victoria is a Crown Princess, but also a heir to the trone, which is different than being a Prince's wife. Letizia is the CPrincess of Spain, country far more bigger than Denmark or the Netherlands and with difficult history of monarchy, so no wonder that she has so many, very serious activities (maybe not now, she has a little baby:)), more than Mette-Marit or Mary.
Anyway, my list:
1. Letizia and Victoria
2. Mathilde
3. Maxima
4. Mary

melissajames 01-29-2006 04:49 PM

Victoria - she has never given me the impression that she wished she was somewhere else or someone else when she's on the job.

She will make a wonderful Queen for Sweden. :p

CRIS 01-29-2006 05:35 PM

Crown Princess Letizia of Spain

venus_samotracia 01-29-2006 05:46 PM

Victoria y Mathilde

Maxima

Mette-Marit

Mary

Paula** 01-29-2006 05:59 PM

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

lis 01-29-2006 06:03 PM

Princess Letizia

crisiñaki 01-29-2006 06:16 PM

Mathilde of Belgium is an excellent example of what a consort should be: always stands by Phillippe's side, it's an excellent mother, helps a lot of people with the microcredits program that she patrons for UNESCO and isn't looking for public attention everywhere she goes unlike some of her peers in other countries

mirrjam 01-29-2006 06:26 PM

well, like many others I think Victoria is the most proffessional princess because she seemes to be very comfortable and natural in doing her duties, she seemes to be most prepared and most proffesional, but that is maybe because she is born and raised as a crownprincess, and other princesses are not.

Aussie Princess 01-29-2006 08:43 PM

I think you can't not put Victoria in there, but for me Letizia also deserves to be in there because I think she is incredibly hardworking and does great, especially considering how new she is to the role.

Princess Maxima 01-29-2006 10:17 PM

1-Màxima
2-Victoria
3-Mathilde
4-Mary
5-Mette Marit
6-Camilla
7-Letizia

Adry 01-29-2006 10:32 PM

Princess Mary
Princess Maxima
Princess Mathilde

pollyemma 01-30-2006 12:59 AM

I'm going to have to go with Maxime. she took a very professional approach to adapting to her new role. She mastered the dutch language, took courses in dutch history, culture etc from experts. She has adapted what she's learned from her working life to her new royal life.

Lakshmi 01-30-2006 05:04 AM

1.Victoria
2.Mathilde
3.Letizia
4.Mary

Princess Luna 01-30-2006 06:00 AM

1. CP Mary
2. CP Victoria
3. CP Mette Marit
4. CP Maxima

nayralorenzo 01-30-2006 06:04 AM

1-Màxima
2-Victoria
3-Mathilde
4-Mary
5-Mette Marit
6-Camilla
7-Letizia

Lila Rose 01-30-2006 07:28 AM

defenitly at first place ::)


1) Mathilde !
2) Victoria
3) Mary
4) Letizia
5) Camilla
6) Maxima
7) Mette-Marit

Little_star 01-30-2006 10:56 AM

Well, if you include Victoria then she'd win hands down, but take her out of the equation and I'd say Letizia and Maxima.

Letizia, because although she has no official duties on her own, her and her husband's combined work duties are the busiest of all the Crown Princes and Princesses. Moreover, no matter which event she appears at she always seems interested and eager to learn more.

I would also go for Maxima because she seems to be doing her utmost to promote the cuase of microfinance/microcredit and has not only the necessary background for this but seems to have alot of interest and passion for the subject.

galuhcandrakirana 01-30-2006 12:10 PM

CPss Victoria of Sweden seems to carry her duty very professional and enjoy her duty. I think it is because of Victoria has/had been trained for her job from quiet early age;), not the other crown princess. For CPss consort I choose Maxima as the most proffesional among other CPss.

purple_platinum 01-30-2006 12:19 PM

Crown Princess Victoria is on a class of her own because she's born for it,
but my choice for crown princess consort :

1. Crown Princess Mathilde
2. Crown Princess Letizia
3. Crown Princess Maxima
4. Crown Princess Mette-Marit
5. Crown Princess Mary

Royal Fan 01-30-2006 04:55 PM

I Voted for Mary :) although Victoria is doing a smashing job

pinklady1991 01-30-2006 10:32 PM

Toledo's comments on all counts are correct: it's hard to grade Victoria on the same level as Mary, Mette-Marit, Letizia, etc. b/c she's the only one who will probably be sovereign. (I haven't counted Caroline as Marquise des Baux since I have a feeling that her tenure in that role will be relatively short.) Also, all of the CP's have taken on different causes that require different levels of commitment depending on where they live.

I would have to say Camilla is working the hardest right now to prove herself and b/c she is the only one without small children so she can focus her energies elsewhere.

Toledo 01-30-2006 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pinklady1991
Toledo's comments on all counts are correct: it's hard to grade Victoria on the same level as Mary, Mette-Marit, Letizia, etc. b/c she's the only one who will probably be sovereign. (I haven't counted Caroline as Marquise des Baux since I have a feeling that her tenure in that role will be relatively short.) Also, all of the CP's have taken on different causes that require different levels of commitment depending on where they live.

I would have to say Camilla is working the hardest right now to prove herself and b/c she is the only one without small children so she can focus her energies elsewhere.

Caroline holds that title? For some reason I thought it was either Albert's or even Rainer's older sister's title. :confused:

I checked the poll and if we remove Victoria then it's Mathilde the one ahead, at least tonight. I think is her no nonsense style and personality, she looks as the type of person that does not need to prove anything to anyone. Her presence, in the photos I've seen, seems to is enough to realize she is a brilliant young consort. I don't get the same vibe on Mary or Letizia. Maybe because Mathilde was like almost born and prepared to the role of being a future Queen. They only one that I compare to her is the consort Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. She and Mathilde of Belgium really look like characters with a magnetic personality that enters a room and everything and everyone gravitates toward them. I think they are called type A personality.

Australian 01-31-2006 02:10 AM

I voted for Mary, for carrying on with her job during her pregnancy impressively.

galuhcandrakirana 01-31-2006 12:17 PM

This pregnant princess also doing her job impressively
https://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f48/princess-maxima-africa-5223.html
I forgot to mention this in my previous post:).

carlota 01-31-2006 01:55 PM

it's so hard to choose one of them!
i think both mathilde and maxima do a really good jobs, i like the way they take a pro-active atitude and stand in mundial forums and visit not so important countries in need of media attention or whose problems are things that in other countries seem history. victoria is definetely wonderful, but i think her position as future queen by own right makes her job be different from the other princesses who are all consorts. letizia's attitude also surprised me from the beginning, following the really busy schedule felipe had before marrying without being absent any day. camilla is more or less the same: i loved the way she started carrying royal duties days after her wedding, when she knew most of the country didn't like her. she has always been really professional and has a great way of doing things. mary's good point was as australian said the faboulous way she kept a really busy schedule during pregnancy because she knew she wouldn't be able to attend events in a while.

saphills 01-31-2006 01:56 PM

CP Victoria
CP Maxima
CP Mathilde

...and P Alexandra of Denmark (I know, she's not a CP...but anyways, I think she is very professional):)

laduchesse 01-31-2006 08:03 PM

I voted Princess Mathilde because I think she is the best "all-around" CP (I'm not including Victoria in my considerations as I think she should be in a separate category).

Princess Mathilde is a hard-working and I appreciate the role she has played in the micro-credit field (I also appreciate what CP Maxima has done as well). CP Mathilde focusses on both national and international causes. She has done a superb job supporting her husband and in-laws in their royal roles and responsibilities and she has earned herself favourable reviews for her own accomplishments. She always appears genuine and polite, as well as down-to-earth. She seems like a very devoted mom as well.

hilal 02-01-2006 06:22 AM

1. Mary of Denmark
2. Letizia of Spain
3. Victoria of Sweden

alyssaphoebe 02-01-2006 01:56 PM

Princess Mary of Denmark, Princess Maxima of Netherlands and Princess Letizia os Spain! :)

Princess Luna 02-01-2006 01:59 PM

CP Mary of Denmark:)

selrahc4 02-02-2006 03:44 PM

I agree with the others who voted for Victoria. She is the only one of the list who is a true CROWN Princess, as she will one day be sovereign.

Josefine 02-02-2006 04:03 PM

i am thinking that many people vote for the one they like the moust
Victorias role is so much different then the others as she is in queen training on a other level then the others

so for me victoria should be in the poll with the heir of the thrones and becouse of that i would vote for mathilde

princess olga 02-02-2006 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by melissajames
Victoria - she has never given me the impression that she wished she was somewhere else or someone else when she's on the job.

I like Victoria but the most professional....not lately: remember the incident where she was snappily telling a reporter that she wouldn't want to have children if they'd turn out to be someone like him?! That's really totally off base, if you ask me.
But I do have a soft spot for Victoria and can imagine that being hounded all your life will sooner or later make anyone snappy, if only for a bit!

Now as far as answering "Who is the most professional Crown Princess?"

I'm totally with Toledo: It's impossible to know.

For one, royalty is all about smoke and mirrors. If these royals do a good job, they have a good well oiled PR machine so that the perception of us tax payers is that these royals are just great, great, people who really really care about their respective countries and altruistically gave up the chance to walk anonymously to the grocery store in lieu of jetting in to photo opps in schools, hospitals and tsunami-stricken areas.

If we're talking about public perception, it's of course a PR thing but all the same, it's also very much in the eye of the beholder. Why does one person like, say, French cheese while someone else doesn't? Just like with these crown princesses, it's impossible to determine who does the best job.

And the best job of doing....what exactly? There is no formal definition for royal spouse, other than securing offspring and being a pillar of support for their respective royal husbands. So as far as these two criteria go, ALL crown princesses are doing their job correctly I think.

In terms of supporting their husbands, Letizia is doing a great job at that, in deliberately <sharing> the spotlight with her spouse. So is Mette Marit. And so is Mathilde. These three seem to be aware that the point is to share the lime light with the spouse, rather than hog it.

Other crown princesses, Maxima for example and, sorry fans, Mary, seem to rather <hog> the spotlight for themselves than making sure it's their husbands who shine. Of course, especially Maxima can't help being way way better looking than her husband: the same was the case with Diana at the time: she just had so much more charisma than Charles.

popy 04-08-2006 12:45 PM

Maxima
Letizia
Victoria

Lauritas138 04-08-2006 04:20 PM

CP Letizia of Spain or Asturias

michelleq 04-08-2006 07:44 PM

1. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
2. Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium (A very close second)
3. Crown Princess Maxima
4. Crown Princess Mary
5. The Duchess of Cornwall

I put the Duchess of Cornwall fifth because she came into this game much later than the others plus with the negative opinion of her due to her past. She may not have as many engagements as the others, but she does her best and is especially sensitive to others and because of her past (imho) she tries not to offend. She is a doing superb job. I am not a fan of Mary, but she does work hard at what she does.

Cascadia 06-15-2006 05:35 AM

[QUOTE=Toledo
I checked the poll and if we remove Victoria then it's Mathilde the one ahead, at least tonight. I think is her no nonsense style and personality, she looks as the type of person that does not need to prove anything to anyone. Her presence, in the photos I've seen, seems to is enough to realize she is a brilliant young consort. I don't get the same vibe on Mary or Letizia. Maybe because Mathilde was like almost born and prepared to the role of being a future Queen. They only one that I compare to her is the consort Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. She and Mathilde of Belgium really look like characters with a magnetic personality that enters a room and everything and everyone gravitates toward them. I think they are called type A personality.[/QUOTE]

Ditto, Toledo.
:)

flcty 06-15-2006 06:07 AM

:) Victoria of Sweden
:) (by pples opinions) Mathilde of Belgium
1: Victoria at Bangladesh back in 2005.
https://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9262/cp23bk.th.jpg
SOURCE:
RDRS BANGLADESH
VELOCITY

ZandraRae 06-16-2006 05:19 PM

Victoria of Sweden, closely followed by Letizia:)

WordRider 06-30-2006 07:37 PM

Crowed One
 
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adelaide 07-01-2006 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZandraRae
Victoria of Sweden, closely followed by Letizia:)

I agree with you. This two Princess are doing a great job. One because she the Crown Princess by the blood and she DO her duties.

The other, Crown Princess by wedding and she accept to be beside her husband to help him a lot in difficult fight to the throne.

Maxima and Mathilde are good Crown Princess but their duties are easier.

Mette Mary is a very good help for Haakhon but their tasks are not at all difficult.

Honestly, I don't see very well the professionalism of Mary execpt her taste for the fashion !

Avalon 07-01-2006 04:10 PM

In my opinion (random order)
Letizia of Spain, Mathilde of Belgium, Duchess of Cornwall, Victoria of Sweden. All of them do magnificent jobs.
I might have named Crown Princess Victoria as absolute number 1, had it not been for the fact she was born one, while the others had to go the hard way and sort of learn everything.

patty 07-01-2006 05:51 PM

Victoria because she know that she born to be Queen
Mary is an excellent selfmade "professionall Princesse", she had a full note-book and she done it perfectly, most of times alone....

soCal girl 07-01-2006 06:39 PM

I would have to say Victoria and Mathilde. The other Crown Princesses are also professional and are doing a very good job but there's something about Victoria and Mathilde. Both of them exude professionalism (If that makes any sense at all :D).

Josefine 09-20-2006 05:02 AM

i must say there is a very close race with the moust of them but i think as many others victorias role is so much differnt thne the ithers

Sister Morphine 09-20-2006 05:07 AM

I wouldn't know where to start to determine who is more professional than the other. They all have various charities and organizations they patronize and do work for, so it's not like one of them is just sitting around all day in the palace eating bon-bons.

madeleine victoria 09-20-2006 05:28 AM

I think we should exclude CPss Victoria on this one because she's pure-blooded royal and she's trained to be a sovereign not a consort..If we do that I think mathilde ranks 1st followed by Letizia. I really liked Mathilde and Letizia..They are doing a great job helping their husbands on duties and at the same time not overshadowing the future Kings.. There are posts wherein letizia is criticized by not having a solo engagement and I tink the reason for it is obvious... They are a couple and the RF believes that they should do engagements wherein they should be together. One cannot go without the other..Well, Felipe hd duties wherein he goes alone but I think that's the reason why they don't allow Letizia to go for a solo duty.. It's just that they represent the RF best when they are together. Although it wouldn't hurt if Letizia has her own solo engagement..Still waiting for that!!!:smile: :lol: Nwei, my vote goes to Mathilde and Letizia

User0501 09-20-2006 06:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ...JuAnItA...
Who is the most professional Crown Princess?

Victoria of Sweden

Mathilde of Belgium

Mary of Denmark

Letizia of Spain

Maxima of Netherlands

Mette-Marit of Norway

Other

The most professional Crown Princess is HRH Princess Victoria of Sweden.

Eliza 09-20-2006 09:29 PM

My vote is for CP Mathilde and Pss Letizia

acegirl1978 09-20-2006 10:24 PM

Crown Princess Victoria isn't what the rest of them are...she was born to be Crown Princess not by marriage.....

Josefine 01-29-2007 04:50 PM

what princess has given tv interviws on thier own
victoria i know has done it several times.
Mette-marit has never given a intervju by her self
how about the others

Smilla 01-29-2007 05:15 PM

Mette Marit has given interviews, hasn't she? I remember one from last autumn when she talked to Vogue (?).

Aurora810 01-29-2007 07:36 PM

I love this thread...But a tough question.

I think all the princesses do a great job and represent their countries well. I think Victoria however is in a different league. She was born into the role unlike the others. So automaticly I have to say Victoria is the most professional because it would come more natural to her.

A close second in my opinion is Maxima. She seems to work really hard and looks so comfortable with the people.

Now I have a little tie between Mathilde and Mary. Both are great for their countries. Mathilde seems very natural in her role. And Mary really seems to take her job seriously and has a plan for what she wants to do and those she wants to help. It has taken me some time to warm up to Mary though. At first she seemed a little too eager and too into the fashion side of things. But in recent months my opinion has been steadily changing about her.

Then things get a little fuzzy for me. I see Letizia and Mette-Marit a little different then the rest. They seem to join with their husbands more and have joint appearances. Certainly nothing wrong with that but it makes me see them differently. So I'm a little confused on their rankings. :wacko:

Aurora810 01-29-2007 07:40 PM

Alright I just realized how old this thread was. Yes, I'm a little slow at times. Anyways, I apologize if I shouldn't have posted anything here.

Henri M. 01-29-2007 07:51 PM

This is in fact an absurd poll.

People ranking Princess aaa on number one because, eh.... tja.... eh.... dunno.... she always looks so lovely, doesn't she?

People ranking Princess bbb on number two because, eh.... tja.... eh.... dunno.... she always works so hard, isn't it?

In the same time, for an example, the Belgian couple Philippe & Mathilde face an all-time low in appraciation and popularity. But ah no.... 'let us place Mathilde on 1 because she is always so poised'....

This poll is like replacing air.
:wacko:

Henri M. 01-30-2007 03:26 AM

Food for thought
 
In addtition to my previous post, I would also like to give food for thought:

Victoria is a born royal and destined to become Queen of Sweden

Masako, Mathilde, Mette-Marit, Letizia and Camilla lived all their life long in their native country, have always spoken the native language and know about their country's history, society and culture.

Mary comes from the other side of the planet and has become a Danish royal. She did not speak Danish, did not know anything from Danish society and had to adapt to her new country. However Australia is a monarchy and Mary was at least known with the concept of monarchy.

Máxima also comes from the other side of the planet and has become a Dutch royal. She did not speak Dutch, did not know anything from Dutch society and had to adapt to her new country. She has even never ever lived in a monarchy and the whole thing of Queens and Princesses and nobles and golden carriages was far from her bed in republican Argentina.

So the starting point differs for all the ladies concerned. Seen in an objective way it were Máxima and Mary who had to come from far, litterally and figurally. They are a great success in the Netherlands respectively Danmark, so we could place them at number one, ex aequo.

This is at least a backing-up which goes furtherer than 'ah... princess xxx has always such a gentle style'.

Sophus 01-30-2007 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henri M.
In addtition to my previous post, I would also like to give food for thought:

Victoria is a born royal and destined to become Queen of Sweden

Masako, Mathilde, Mette-Marit, Letizia and Camilla lived all their life long in their native country, have always spoken the native language and know about their country's history, society and culture.

Mary comes from the other side of the planet and has become a Danish royal. She did not speak Danish, did not know anything from Danish society and had to adapt to her new country. However Australia is a monarchy and Mary was at least known with the concept of monarchy.

Máxima also comes from the other side of the planet and has become a Dutch royal. She did not speak Dutch, did not know anything from Dutch society and had to adapt to her new country. She has even never ever lived in a monarchy and the whole thing of Queens and Princesses and nobles and golden carriages was far from her bed in republican Argentina.

So the starting point differs for all the ladies concerned. Seen in an objective way it were Máxima and Mary who had to come from far, litterally and figurally. They are a great success in the Netherlands respectively Danmark, so we could place them at number one, ex aequo.

This is at least a backing-up which goes furtherer than 'ah... princess xxx has always such a gentle style'.

Just my words! Well said...

Josefine 01-30-2007 07:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smilla
Mette Marit has given interviews, hasn't she? I remember one from last autumn when she talked to Vogue (?).


there is a tv programme in sweden that is now running called princesses and princes. they had a interview with Mette-Marit n thier first programme they said that she has never made a interview by her self always with haakon by her side.

PrincessofEurope 02-04-2007 06:44 PM

difficult poll each princess offers different qualities to their countries but victoria is really professional but then she was born into the role and knows the ropes so a non-birth royal crown princess who is really professional is IMO letizia because of her work ethic but mathidle is also very professional

carlota 02-04-2007 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henri M.
In addtition to my previous post, I would also like to give food for thought:

Victoria is a born royal and destined to become Queen of Sweden

Masako, Mathilde, Mette-Marit, Letizia and Camilla lived all their life long in their native country, have always spoken the native language and know about their country's history, society and culture.

Mary comes from the other side of the planet and has become a Danish royal. She did not speak Danish, did not know anything from Danish society and had to adapt to her new country. However Australia is a monarchy and Mary was at least known with the concept of monarchy.

Máxima also comes from the other side of the planet and has become a Dutch royal. She did not speak Dutch, did not know anything from Dutch society and had to adapt to her new country. She has even never ever lived in a monarchy and the whole thing of Queens and Princesses and nobles and golden carriages was far from her bed in republican Argentina.

So the starting point differs for all the ladies concerned. Seen in an objective way it were Máxima and Mary who had to come from far, litterally and figurally. They are a great success in the Netherlands respectively Danmark, so we could place them at number one, ex aequo.

This is at least a backing-up which goes furtherer than 'ah... princess xxx has always such a gentle style'.

i totally agree. we are judging every single princess in different situations. victoria's position as a future queen and not consort is different from the rest, and so are mary's and maxima's positions as foreign princesses to their countries. mette marit's position as a normal girl, without a degree as all the other princesses have is totally different as well.

if we are also going to judge by the amount of activities an events they attend to... it's again not too fair. it's obvious that letizia will have a lot more events than the rest of the princesses, as spain has a larger population than all the other countries. it's unfair to choose who is more hard-working: letizia or mette marit? at first sight, letizia has a lot more engagements but... spain is also 10 times the size norway is.

Mari_* 02-05-2007 03:15 AM

I agree with the poll.. Letizia, Mathilde, Victoria .. Maxima's is very professional too!

QUEENECE29 02-24-2007 03:30 AM

Mathilde
Maxima
Letizia
Mary
Mette-Marit
Victoria

RoyalKnottie 02-24-2007 05:44 PM

CP Victoria (there can be only one true Crown Princess! lol)

Letizia is a close second!

MissSaga 02-24-2007 05:46 PM

Crown Princess Victoria, and Crown Princess Letizia is a close second.

Lauritas138 02-24-2007 08:08 PM

I vote to Letizia for being the most hard-worker and the most professional crown princess(she has demonstrated to have a strength and an admirable integrity).She is an excellent princess and she will be a superb queen. I´m many reasons to consider to Crown Princess Letizia like the most professional.
I also have to say that Matilthe and Victoria are two great princess,both are very natural and hardworkers.

Little_star 02-27-2007 07:08 PM

Victoria is in a league of her own (as others have already said).

However, in light of recent events it can only be Letizia. Appearing so soon in such a variety of events after such tragic events is highly commednable, imo.

catango 03-03-2007 06:06 PM

Definetly Princess Letizia, she is just turning her role as a princess, even She doesn't take in account that she is passing a terrible time.
I admire her too much.

Josefine 06-24-2007 11:06 AM

what is the criteria for a perfect princess in your opinion
* style
* work in organisations
* how they talk and about what
* giving birth to children


I would really like to know

adelaide 06-24-2007 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Josefine (Post 630464)
what is the criteria for a perfect princess in your opinion
* style
* work in organisations
* how they talk and about what
* giving birth to children


I would really like to know


Excellent question because the parameters didn't seem the for everybody.

GrandDuchessOlga 06-24-2007 12:16 PM

Interesting question, Josefine :flowers:

To me professionalism in a Crown princess has nothing to do with looks or style but how they are able to represent the royal houses and their countries, the way they speak for the causes they believe in and how they are able to interact with all different types of persons. That´s why I voted for Mathilde (I think) and Maxima also posesses these abilities IMO.

LadyFinn 06-24-2007 02:25 PM

1. Victoria of Sweden
2. Letizia of Spain and Mathilde of Belgium
4. Maxima of Netherlands
5. Mary of Denmark
6. Mette-Marit of Norway

gfg02 07-07-2007 08:02 PM

Mathilde of Belgium

MissSaga 07-08-2007 06:14 AM

1. Mathilde of Belgium (a league of her own)
2. Victoria of Sweden
3. Mary of Denmark(when she doesn't visit fashion shows) and Maxima of the Netherlands (micro-credit)

Princess Letizia is not in my top 3, because, well, in my opinion, profesionalism also a lot about individuality, which I see NONE of chez Letizia. Sure, Letizia Ortiz is professional, with a professional degree in journalism and surely professional class, all things she would still have, but I see nothing very professional from the current Princess Letizia of Spain, just following around her husband.

carlota 07-08-2007 06:43 AM

good question the one on our criteria to decide the most professional princess. i'd say for me it's a mix of the work they carry on in organisations and, most importantly perhaps, which organisations. i find it of extreme importance that a princess knows how to communicate with an international public, in congresses, seminars, conferences, which is why i think that rania, maxima or mathilde, for example, are doing quite well in their representation abroad and their participation in international forums and committees. i wouldn't say style counts for me, it's enough if they show themselves in a professional, executive and clean image (victoria, mathilde and letizia, for example). it's of course also about the warmth they show and their connection with the people, of which mette marit or maxima are good examples.

Saphire 07-08-2007 09:57 AM

Victoria of Sweden and Letizia of Spain

crisscross1 07-08-2007 10:46 AM

Victoria has only herself to worry about. She doesn't have to juggle her career with a husband or family so I would think that she can't help but do a good job.

carlota 07-08-2007 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by crisscross1 (Post 638029)
Victoria has only herself to worry about. She doesn't have to juggle her career with a husband or family so I would think that she can't help but do a good job.


i don't think that takes away merit from her though. it's in fact and in my opinion the complete opposite. while she would be able to stay at home looking after her children or taking time off if she did have a family, now she can't and for her there's no excuse to attend events or represent sweden abroad. besides, victoria does an excellent job already and her position as princess and future regent in her own right makes her have an "upper status" among the other princesses. as queen elizabeth more than once said, her life is from britain and britain should always be her main priority.

rosa 07-11-2007 08:20 AM

for me princess laetizia
I like her way to be, her calm, her intelligent way to intgrate royal family

Duke of Marmalade 07-11-2007 09:03 AM

For me, professionality is the amount of "serious" work a Crown Princess does (on her own), the responsibilities and duties she has (for herself) and the respect and acceptance that go with it.

From that perspective my Top 3 are

Victoria of Sweden
Maxima of Netherlands
Mathilde of Belgium

MM & Mary cannot keep up with the workload of these 3, I would say, and Letizia does almost nothing herself. Didn't want to compare the Dutchess of Cornwall with the other Ladies as she's a different generation - but her workload is huge, of course.

lyndaW 07-15-2007 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by melissajames (Post 371209)
Victoria - she has never given me the impression that she wished she was somewhere else or someone else when she's on the job.

She will make a wonderful Queen for Sweden. :p

I agree, she is #One

stephanievl 09-18-2007 09:29 AM

1. Mathilde of Belgium
2. Victoria of Sweden
3. Mette-Marit of Norway
4. Maxima of Netherlands
5. Letizia of Spain
6. Mary of Denmark

nouwrein 09-20-2007 05:14 AM

Which of these Crownprincesses have personal secretary/assistants or Ladies in waiting? That must be a little factor too in how they interact with people and carry out their duties. Does all of them have ladies in waiting? Or some might be alone and has innate professionalism to carry out the duties professionally as well.

User0501 09-21-2007 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by nouwrein (Post 669632)
Which of these Crownprincesses have personal secretary/assistants or Ladies in waiting? That must be a little factor too in how they interact with people and carry out their duties. Does all of them have ladies in waiting? Or some might be alone and has innate professionalism to carry out the duties professionally as well.

All crown princesses has ladies / lady - in waiting and private secretaries / secretary.

Marengo 09-22-2007 07:23 AM

No, the Dutch crownprincess doesn´t have a lady in waiting of her own, she sometimes ´borrows´ one of her mother-in-law. Likewise I have never heard about a lady-in-waiting for the Belgian CPss and in Spain even the Queen doesn´t have a lady-in-waiting, so Letizia surely doesn´t have one either. Don´t know about Mette-Marit, Victoria and the Duchess of Cornwall though. Mary does have her own ladies.
I guess they all have private secretaries, or depending how the court is organized, they share one (or more) with their spouse.

crm2317 09-22-2007 09:03 AM

I voted for Maxima but Mathilde came in a very close second. My classifcation comes from how they react to the people. When I watch video's of them they always seem to make everyone feel special and that they are interested in hearing what they have to say. They work hard for their family and country while successfully juggling busy households aswell


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