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Seeing that Princess Victoria's first born was a girl, after King Carl Gustav dies, there won't be a king for sometime. Why would she name the future queen of Sweden Estelle?

by Anonymousreply 912/02/2012

They are descended (or have ascended, rather) from French nobility (imposed on the vacant Swedish throne by Napoleon, back in the day).

They've also already got an Estelle in their pedigree somewhere.

Finally, Victoria is a smart woman who marches to the beat of her own drum (see her choice for husband), and naming her child Estelle rather than Elizabeth or Anne is not out of line for her.

by Anonymousreply 212/02/2012

I guess she didn't realize that "Estelle" sounds like the name of a truck-stop crackwhore.

Most royals aren't too bright, and not exactly overeducated either.

Bless their hearts.

by Anonymousreply 312/02/2012

[quote]Why would she name the future queen of Sweden Estelle?

"There has been speculation that Princess Estelle was given her name in honor of Countess Estelle Bernadotte (1904–1984),the American wife of [famous Swedish diplomat] Count Folke Bernadotte. On 24 February 2012, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden told a special cabinet meeting, announcing the name, that the name Estelle is very close to the heart of her mother and also the family. Countess Estelle Bernadotte's son Folke Bernadotte Jr. said in an interview that he is very honored that Princess Estelle was (as he assumes) named after his mother, and that the royal family had a special relationship to her and her charity work."

by Anonymousreply 412/02/2012

[quote]Not everything has to be confined to your narrow American view of the world.

It's ironic you would say that, given that Princess Estelle is probably named after an American woman beloved by the Swedish royal family.

by Anonymousreply 512/02/2012

What's much more mind boggling that there is a Savannah in the line of succession to the British throne.

by Anonymousreply 612/02/2012

I think Victoria should change her name. How dare in the future she call herself Queen Victoria?

by Anonymousreply 712/02/2012

An even more mind boggling name in line to the British throne is Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway.

by Anonymousreply 812/02/2012

She is named after Estelle Getty because Victoria is a fan of the character Sophia on Golden Girls.

by Anonymousreply 912/02/2012
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