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Forum: Royal Chit Chat 09-11-2018, 11:13 PM
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I assume the king was extremely lenient given his...

I assume the king was extremely lenient given his own struggle to get his choice of bride approved. He knew how stubborn he was, so expected that his son would be the same.
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 09-11-2018, 06:03 PM
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Daniel, Emma and Jonas attended the king's 60th...

Daniel, Emma and Jonas attended the king's 60th birthday party. I don't really know what other family events they should have attended before getting engaged as there weren't that many.
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 09-11-2018, 04:34 PM
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I get the picture. I mainly wondered why you...

I get the picture. I mainly wondered why you think the decision would turn out differently nowadays (or in the future) as over the last 20 years we've seen that almost anyone will be approved of....
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 09-11-2018, 04:25 PM
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Willem-Alexander's strategy was a little...

Willem-Alexander's strategy was a little different. He proposed on January 19 but their engagement was only announced on March 30. They needed almost 2 1/2 months to figure things out regarding her...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 09-11-2018, 04:06 PM
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You just gave one example: prince Friso but also...

You just gave one example: prince Friso but also his aunts Irene and Christina and his cousins Pieter-Christiaan and Floris, although the latter was more practical. The queen didn't see the need to...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 09-10-2018, 08:57 PM
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Interestingly, the requirement for Benedikte's...

Interestingly, the requirement for Benedikte's children was to grow up in Denmark to remain in line to the throne while at the same time it was expected from her to marry a foreigner (preferably...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 09-10-2018, 05:43 PM
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It seems that especially the French speaking...

It seems that especially the French speaking catholic aristocrats tend to mingle; so not surprisingly they intermarry quite regularly.
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 09-19-2017, 07:02 PM
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I'd say that we do not know whether the King and...

I'd say that we do not know whether the King and Queen were against a marriage between Carl Philip and Sofia; they might have been or not (and they may have changed their opinion over time; I assume...
Forum: Royal Chit Chat 09-19-2017, 03:47 PM
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That is quite possible. However, that would have...

That is quite possible. However, that would have been an option. The Netherlands has been far more critical of potential brides (it might make a difference that the joint parliaments need to consent,...
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