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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2005, 08:43:05 PM »
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LOL I'll try to make some up then.

Top 10 British Royals  (female)
1. Queen Mary (long list of reasons but I admire a good number of her qualities and think she's more complex than given credit)

2. Princess Alice of Athlone (sense of duty combined with a great sense of humor--a real pip)

3. Princess Patricia of Connaught (stylish, artistic, fought to marry for true love)

4. Queen Victoria (really too many reasons)

5. Princess Mary Adelaide (humor and duty--along with QM's sense of duty I think she more than the Queen Mum helped to start the modern monarchy)

6. Princess Louise (Argyll) (witty, artistic, sharp-tongued but could also be very kind)

7. Queen Alexandra ( a lot about her drives me nuts but she had such a kindly, charitable nature and was so lovely inside and out)

8. Alexandra of Fife (hard to explain since she's less well-known but she always interested me)

9. Helen, Duchess of Albany ('took on' Leopold despite his illness and gave him the love he long looked for and mourned him sincerely but carved a successful place for herself as widow)

10. Princess Victoria of Wales & Margaret Grosvenor (who was Duchess of Teck) (Toria I can often dislike for how she treated QM but feel for the position she was placed in and I think she had many qualities which would've come to the fore if she'd been allowed to flourish; Margaret because of reading lately about what a down-to-earth person she was among other qualities)



ella, were in the world is Daisy, huh  ;)
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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2005, 09:40:32 PM »
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ella, were in the world is Daisy, huh  ;)


I was going to put her in my Scandinavian list! I told you I have a lot of favorites.  :)  She's in my Top 10 QV's Granddaughters List though.
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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2005, 09:45:59 PM »
So here's the Scandinavian list:

1. Daisy!
2. Queen Maud
3. Queen Louise of Sweden
4. Queen Alexandrine of Denmark (gracious lady who navigated the waters of being at war with her native country twice)
5. Queen Ingrid of Sweden (helped to continue her mother Daisy's legacy)
6. GDss Marie (Princess Wilhelm of Sweden) (tough character who made her own way after the Revolution)
7. Princess Marie of Denmark (Mrs Waldemar--quite a character and it took some character to deal with her marital situation)
8. King Frederick IX of Denmark (anyone who speaks so devotedly of his wife & daughters is OK in my book)
9. Gustav Adolf of Sweden (for having the sense to marry both Daisy & Louise and for his cultural interests)
10. Queen Louise of Denmark (despite criticisms from QV she was her equal in the matchmaking dept and had the undying love of her family)
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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2005, 09:57:37 PM »
Hard enough to get it down to ten, so must post in alphabetical order...impossible to rank further!

Elizabeta Feodorovna Romanov, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine, Grand Duchess  of Russia "Ella"
Elizabeth I,  Queen of England
Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom  
George VI, King of the United Kingdom
Juan Carlos I, King of Spain
Louise, Princess of the United Kingdom,  Duchess of Argyll
Marie, Queen of Romania
Victoria I, Queen  of the United Kingdom, Empress of India
Victoria, Marchioness of Milford Haven
Victoria, Princess Royal, The Empress Frederick
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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2005, 09:30:03 AM »
Favorite 10 Modern Royals:

1. Princess Diana (for all the obvious reasons)
2. Prince Michael of Greece (for his books)
3. Dr. Otto von Hapsburg (for his scholarly historical writings)
4. Queen Elizabeth II (I think she has managed quite well and has retained her dignity)
5. and 6. King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (A nice, family oriented couple, one of the few last true royal marriages)
7. and 8. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain (same as 5 and 6)
9. Princess Alexia of Greece (for her work with underprivileged children)
10. Prince William of Wales (for heading in the right direction)
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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2005, 09:53:17 AM »
Hmm . . . I haven't really considered modern royals . . .

In no order:

1. HM Queen Elizabeth II - for her stalwart professionalism and for the fact that in 79 years she had never let slip her opinion on anything remotely controversial
2. HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark - she's so media friendly. It's refreshing.
3 & 4. TM King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain - for their happy family life
4. Charlotte Casiraghi - because she is so beautiful
5. HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden - as above
6. HRH Princess Caroline of Monaco - because she had the guts to hit back at the media in a grown-up and professional way
7. HRH the Princess Royal - I know she's a bit 'horsy' but I admire the way she just  gets on with things and doesn't care what people say about her.
8. HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden - I admire his modesty
9. Katharine, Duchess of Kent - a totally unassuming woman
10. HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark - a foreigner and a commoner who married into a royal family, she has coped admirably.
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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2005, 10:40:07 AM »
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Favorite 10 Modern Royals:

1. Princess Diana (for all the obvious reasons)
2. Prince Michael of Greece (for his books)
3. Dr. Otto von Hapsburg (for his scholarly historical writings)
4. Queen Elizabeth II (I think she has managed quite well and has retained her dignity)
5. and 6. King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece (A nice, family oriented couple, one of the few last true royal marriages)
7. and 8. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain (same as 5 and 6)
9. Princess Alexia of Greece (for her work with underprivileged children)
10. Prince William of Wales (for heading in the right direction)



Admirable selection!  :)
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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2005, 11:58:41 AM »
These are my favourite living royals, in no particular order.

1) Queen Silvia of Sweden - a beautiful woman who seems to do the job and have fun doing it. And she's the best-dressed queen.
2) and 3) Juan Carlos and Sofia of Spain - his institution of democracy evokes a time when monarchs were actually rulers. She's very simple and effective in her work and very original in her thinking. And I find it endearing that she's, IMO, the worst-dressed queen - her mind's on other things. She also might just mark the end of an era in being the last royal-blooded queen consort the world will ever see. This is, perhaps, as it should be, but it does make her interesting.
4) Queen Anne-Marie of Greece - a beautiful woman whose grace has lent the GRF a greater air of dignity than other deposed and exiled royals often have.
5) QEII - I've heard the criticism and can't argue with a lot of it, but, to me, she's not just a woman but an institution in and of herself. I love her!
6) Queen Anne of Romania - she's another who's so simple. She proves that a queen doesn't have to be rich or aloof to be majestic. She's funny and open.
7) Duchess of Kent - She seems kind and gracious, and I admire that she gave up her HRH, saying it's not relevant to today's world. HRH's are a bit crass when you think about it. What is "highness"? Why not call them something that's a quality that the person theoretically has or can try to live up to, like "Your Royal Virtuousness" or "Your Royal Graciousness" or "Your Royal Magnanimousness". But to call them "highness" is to have to say, Yes, you are above me. I don't blame her for getting sick of it.
8) Duchess of Cornwall - I'm treading on dangerous ground here, and I sympathise with those who aren't happy about the situation. But I like her horsey lack of grandeur, and I find her family background and early life very interesting. And I like her "Never complain, never explain" philosophy. And with all the punishment she's taken, she's gotta love him.
9) Alexandra Manley of Denmark - she's what a modern royal should be, IMO. I like that she came to the DRF speaking several languages and having had a career that took brains. And she knows when to keep her mouth shut.
10) Victoria of Sweden - I think she'll make a great monarch. She's dedicated and she seems like she'll really embrace the role. Plus, while she's attractive, it's cute the way she's looking a little dowdy lately. The specs make her look like a young Margrethe.

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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2005, 03:25:10 PM »
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7. HRH the Princess Royal - I know she's a bit 'horsy' but I admire the way she just  gets on with things and doesn't care what people say about her.


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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2005, 03:28:50 PM »
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LMAO!!!!!   ;D :D ;D ;D :D
Prince, you are so precocious...


Aww . .  thanks emeraldeyes. I'm always pleased to have amused. : - )
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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2005, 03:27:09 PM »
We have some new members in the Windsor Section so I decided to resurrect this thread from the almost dead.

New members please post away! ;) ;) ;)

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« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2005, 03:38:23 PM »
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We have some new members in the Windsor Section so I decided to resurrect this thread from the almost dead.

New members please post away! ;) ;) ;)

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Great idea TB! Post away, indeed!  :D
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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2005, 05:43:39 PM »
This thread is great but hard!  I must think!  Response coming...eventually.
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« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2005, 01:00:05 AM »
My top ten:
1.Eleanor of Aquitaine for never giving up and presiding over a court that professed women as superior to men.  
2.Isabella of Castile for keeping her country together, educating her daughters, and accomplishing her dreams.
3. Queen Elizabeth I for ruling well, outwitting many, and refusing to marry.
4.Queen Victoria for saying exactly what she thought because her thoughts are really funny.
5.Prince Albert for loving his adopted country,showing concern for society, and loving his family.
6.Princess Vicky, Empress Frederick for refusing to relinquish her morals in the face of constant adversity.
7.Fritz, for having the same ideals as Vicky and loving her.
8.Grand Duchess Olga Nicolaievna for writing poetry, refusing to marry Carol II, and having a mercurial personality.
9.Princess Diana because she refused to put up with a bad marriage just because her husband was PoW, telling the public her story, visiting people with AIDS, and b/c one of my first memories is watching her marriage on television when I was two years old.
10.Marie Antoinette because she was actually pretty nice, and she never said "Let them eat cake".  
Grand Duchess Alice of Hesse:  "Each year brings us nearer to the Wiedersehen [reunion with the dead], though it is sad to think how one's glass is running out, & how little good goes with it, compared to the numberless blessings we receive.  Time goes incredibly fast."

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Re: Your Personal Top Ten Favorite Royal List
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2005, 06:07:21 AM »
Well, you got there in the end, Lenelor.  ;) Good selection.
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