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Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 08-16-2008, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Smilla
I guess the monarchy would survive a gay monarch...

I guess the monarchy would survive a gay monarch anyway - a Lesbian monarch, too. If they were prudent, they'd play the whole thing down and not bring their partner to the press's attention. I don't...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 08-16-2008, 04:46 PM
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Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
Since any monarchy is a lot about images and...

Since any monarchy is a lot about images and traditions, I doubt that things would be so easy. Sure, people would probably accept a gay monarch and make not a lot of fuss (what else could they do...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 11-14-2005, 05:25 PM
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Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
A strategy that did work well.

A strategy that did work well.
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 11-14-2005, 05:09 PM
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Posted By Smilla
And he refused to marry, didn't he, though he...

And he refused to marry, didn't he, though he quite adored his cousin Elizabeth of Austria. (which is NOT an indication of anything, BTW. Just a fact)
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 11-02-2005, 08:50 AM
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Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
It's also that what we interpret as sex-related...

It's also that what we interpret as sex-related has changed - in the 18th century, emotionally kissing a same-sex friend was not necessarily regarded as a sex-related act, but just as a very...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 11-01-2005, 07:09 AM
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Posted By Smilla
That's a great way of putting it! :-) I think...

That's a great way of putting it! :-)
I think that's one of the good points of this thread, that we are forced to rethink our standards a bit - what wasn't acceptable in the 1950s was readily...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 10-29-2005, 01:14 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
I'm just working on that topic (education in...

I'm just working on that topic (education in Ancient Greece), but the theory that homosexuality would teach young men "social hierarchy through humiliation" is news to me. Could you tell me your...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 10-29-2005, 08:17 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
Sorry. Must be my English! But it could work as a...

Sorry. Must be my English! But it could work as a metaphor: I suppose the boys were regarded like an entree to Real Life - as entrees are so often, delicious, luxurious, and beautiful to look up. And...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 10-29-2005, 05:29 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
That gay sheep is hilarious! The only thing...

That gay sheep is hilarious! The only thing that's missing is a hat.

James I actually was quite open about his love for men. I'll try to dig up one or two quotations.

I'm sure that's common...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 10-28-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
I believe the attitude towards homosexuality...

I believe the attitude towards homosexuality shifts a bit with age. From my experience as a teacher I can say that especially for young male teenagers homosexuality is the big no-no issue. If you...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 10-28-2005, 05:03 AM
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Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
Apparently King James was also gay - a fact which...

Apparently King James was also gay - a fact which was publically known to the extent that somebody came up with the quip:
Rex fuit Elizabeth: nunc est regina Jacobus.
(Elizabeth was King; now James...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 10-27-2005, 06:53 PM
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Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
So has Haakoon of Norway. And didn't Mette-Marit...

So has Haakoon of Norway. And didn't Mette-Marit actually hold a speech about the rights and problems of gay people?
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 10-27-2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
That's an interesting questions. As far as I...

That's an interesting questions. As far as I know, at least the Catholic church hasn't excommunicated anybody for being gay. (Even though they think it's unnatural and an illness). I don't know about...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 10-27-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
I'm not convinced that this would be THE big...

I'm not convinced that this would be THE big problem. Just imagine that Princess Victoria turns out to be infertile or just doesn't get married. Her brother and sister's children would be next in...
Forum: Royal Life and Lifestyle 10-27-2005, 05:32 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 319,588
Posted By Smilla
Great, beatrixfan! Thanks for opening this...

Great, beatrixfan!
Thanks for opening this thread; it's an interesting topic.

I read Amanda Foreman's biography of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was a close friend of Marie Antoinette of...
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