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I think Queen Maxima of The Netherlands is just fab. I love that she comes from Argentina, of all places, and wound up a Dutch royal. The House of Orange is supposed to be ridiculously rich, from oil money. And Max just looks fantastic when all glammed up, the Oranges have a very impressive jewel collection and it’s as if the piece she came to new life when she started wearing them.

by Anonymousreply 166Last Saturday at 3:40 PM

The Burger King and The Dairy Queen

by Anonymousreply 110/28/2017

Queen Maxima - I love her too.

The Scandinavian Royals seem like a lot of fun. Princess Madeleine of Sweden is very pretty. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway is kind of foxy looking.

by Anonymousreply 210/29/2017

He’s much better looking with the beard. He looks a lot like a thinner version of his great-great-great grandfather King Edward VII

by Anonymousreply 310/29/2017

Cute Crown Prince Haakon of Norway

by Anonymousreply 410/29/2017

Daddy!

by Anonymousreply 510/29/2017

I just adore Princess Sophia of Sweden!

by Anonymousreply 610/29/2017

The new King of Thailand has that special something.

by Anonymousreply 710/29/2017

I'm still in mourning for the Duchess Of Alba.

by Anonymousreply 810/29/2017

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 910/29/2017

My vote goes to the late Duchess of Alba, pictured here with her bestie/

by Anonymousreply 1010/29/2017

Well hello Prince Josef of Liechtenstein

by Anonymousreply 1110/29/2017

R5 Gorgeous Prince Carl Philip, who looks so much like his father. He was crown prince from his birth until the Swedish parliament changed the law of ascension such that his sister, Victoria, would succeed their father rather than him. She was first born, but he was first born male.

(This is him and his father, the King.)

by Anonymousreply 1210/29/2017

I have metbPaola, mother of the King of the Belgians and wife of the King of the Belgians. She is absolutely charming

by Anonymousreply 1310/29/2017

I have always thought the Japanese crown prince's family was adorable.

by Anonymousreply 1410/29/2017

That’s actually not the Crown Prince. That’s his brother and his family. The Crown Prince’s wife failed to produce a male heir. Despite a historic precedent of female Empress Regnants, the Japanese throne will skip the Crown Prince’s daughter and instead go to the Crown Prince’s brother’s son. The whole thing drove The Crown Princess to a nervous breakdown, she was a recluse for many years.

by Anonymousreply 1510/29/2017

The stylish Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg (formerly Princess Alexandra of Denmark), and her delicious dish 2nd hubby Martin Jørgensen.

by Anonymousreply 1610/29/2017

Martin Jørgensen is delish, but no longer married to Countess Alexandra. She divorced him a couple years ago.

by Anonymousreply 1710/29/2017

Prince Carl is beautiful

by Anonymousreply 1810/29/2017

Rex, King of Carnival

by Anonymousreply 1910/29/2017

R17, What?? What's wrong with that bitch?

by Anonymousreply 2010/29/2017

Prince Fredrick of Denmark. He's was really sexy once, now he's a just nice looking middle aged man.

by Anonymousreply 2110/29/2017

Here is Prince Frederick again, holding a bird for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 2210/29/2017

[quote] Prince Fredrick of Denmark. He's was really sexy once, now he's a just nice looking middle aged man.

Isn't he the guy that was photographed out dancing when his wife was giving birth to twins?

by Anonymousreply 2310/29/2017

No idea r23. He's just nice to look at, I don't really know much about his personal life.

by Anonymousreply 2410/29/2017

They call Crown Princess Mary of Denmark YRMA on the Royal Dish board. They love to hate her.

by Anonymousreply 2510/30/2017

Or ‘Mosh’ lol

by Anonymousreply 2610/30/2017

R23 - yes it's true. It is well known he is quite the tippler and bar fly.

by Anonymousreply 2710/30/2017

Have I been forgotten so quickly?

by Anonymousreply 2810/30/2017

I am a real catch! Ooops, am I still married to that Grimaldi upstart?

by Anonymousreply 2910/30/2017

Carl Philip is my favorite, still looking hot. R15 Sad story. I remember when she was getting married she was so happy smiling modern woman. The pressure must have been enormous and she couldn’t take it.

by Anonymousreply 3010/30/2017

I am way better than that Melania! She got a gross, stingy old man. I am a model, like Melania, and I "worked" in NYC. But I snagged the so-handsome Prince Carl Philip and now I am a princess.

by Anonymousreply 3110/30/2017

GLAMMA

by Anonymousreply 3210/30/2017

I like the Swedes. Princess Estelle is fab.

by Anonymousreply 3310/30/2017

^^ Doña María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, 18th Duchess of Alba de Tormes, Grandee of Spain, first of her name, is very much missed. God save the Fitz-James Stuarts!

by Anonymousreply 3410/30/2017

Agree R30. Carl Philip is legitimately gorgeous. Bring royalty is just a bonus

by Anonymousreply 3510/30/2017

I smell the money of R34's post. She was beyond loaded.

by Anonymousreply 3610/30/2017

The Alba family collection of art and objects is amazing, but I don’t think they can just outright sell them. According to Wikipedia: “paintings by old and modern masters (from Fra Angelico, Titian and Goya to Renoir and Marc Chagall), a first-edition copy of Cervantes's Don Quixote, letters written by Christopher Columbus, and huge tracts of land; her wealth was estimated at between €600 million and €3.5 billion.“

by Anonymousreply 3710/30/2017

I mean at this point the family are custodians of important artifacts of Spanish history, if they sold them and they left Spain there would probably be a huge outcry. But maybe they *could* sell them, they just choose not to or they are getting pressure not to.

by Anonymousreply 3810/30/2017

María del Rosario Cayetana Paloma Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Fernanda Teresa Francisca de Paula Lourdes Antonia Josefa Fausta Rita Castor Dorotea Santa Esperanza Fitz-James Stuart, Silva, Falcó y Gurtubay

Dukedoms

18th Duchess of Alba, Grandee of Spain 15th Duchess of Aliaga, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her son Don Alfonso 13th Duchess of Almazán, Grandee of Spain -obtained in 2013 4th Duchess of Arjona, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her son Don Cayetano[22] 11th Duchess of Berwick, Grandee of Spain 17th Duchess of Híjar, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her son Don Alfonso[23] 11th Duchess of Liria and Jérica, Grandee of Spain 11th Duchess of Montoro, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her daughter Doña Eugenia Count-Dukedoms 12th Countess-Duchess of Olivares, Grandee of Spain Marquessates 17th Marchioness of the Carpio, Grandee of Spain 10th Marchioness of San Vicente del Barco, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her son Don Fernando 16th Marchioness of La Algaba 16th Marchioness of Almenara -Ceded to her son Don Alfonso[24] 18th Marchioness of Barcarrota 10th Marchioness of Castañeda 23rd Marchioness of Coria 14th Marchioness of Eliche 16th Marchioness of Mirallo 20th Marchioness of la Mota 20th Marchioness of Moya 17th Marchioness of Orani -Ceded to her son Don Alfonso[25] 12th Marchioness of Osera 14th Marchioness of San Leonardo 19th Marchioness of Sarria 12th Marchioness of Tarazona 15th Marchioness of Valdunquillo 18th Marchioness of Villanueva del Fresno 17th Marchioness of Villanueva del Río Countships 27th Countess of Aranda, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her son Don Alfonso[26] 22nd Countess of Lemos, Grandee of Spain 20th Countess of Lerín, Grandee of Spain, Constabless of Navarre 20th Countess of Miranda del Castañar, Grandee of Spain 16th Countess of Monterrey, Grandee of Spain 20th Countess of Osorno, Grandee of Spain 18th Countess of Palma del Río, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her son Don Alfonso[27] 12th Countess of Salvatierra, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her son Don Cayetano 22nd Countess of Siruela, Grandee of Spain -Ceded to her son Don Jacobo 19th Countess of Andrade 14th Countess of Ayala 16th Countess of Casarrubios del Monte 16th Countess of Fuentes de Valdepero 11th Countess of Fuentidueña 17th Countess of Galve 18th Countess of Gelves 16th Countess of Guimerá -Ceded to her son Don Alfonso[28] 21st Countess of Modica (Kingdom of Sicily) 24th Countess of Ribadeo -Ceded to her son Don Alfonso[29] 25th Countess of San Esteban de Gormaz 12th Countess of Santa Cruz de la Sierra 20th Countess of Villalba Viscountcies 12th Viscountess of la Calzada Lordships 29th Lady of Moguer

by Anonymousreply 3910/30/2017

Princess Dimitri of Yugoslavia, a noted homosexualist and a jewel expert. First cousin of Princess Catherine Oxenberg.

by Anonymousreply 4010/30/2017

I like the Danish royals best. They seem to genuinely embody their positions yet manage not to take it all so seriously. The Danish monarchy is the oldest monarchy in the world and one of the most popular monarchies in their own country. And Crown Prince Frederik is a hottie hotttie McHotterson.

by Anonymousreply 4110/30/2017

I've always had a soft spot for dear Princess Astrid or Norway, her glasses and her ugly-as-fuck tiara.

by Anonymousreply 4210/30/2017

But but but.... the UK is OUR K in the USA!

The Windsors are so down-to-earth and 'umble once they're at home and relaxin'.

by Anonymousreply 4310/30/2017

It's a toss-up between Karl Philip and dear Frederik.

KP does/did like showing it, though.

by Anonymousreply 4410/30/2017

Prince Dimitri's jewelry shoppe

by Anonymousreply 4510/30/2017

The Windsors are shockingly ugly. Except for Kate who shares no blood with them. And Harry (who also doesn't... but that's not my business 😘)

by Anonymousreply 4610/30/2017

Princess Marina of Savoy

Klassy!!!

by Anonymousreply 4710/30/2017

Carl Philip takes the cake! He's truly gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 4810/30/2017

Meet the Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg, Stephanie and Guillaume.

Duchess Stephanie is the daughter of Count Philippe de Lannoy, a very wealthy aristo whose family dates back to the 1300's. Stephanie is now even richer, being married to Duke Guillaume. She does not need to wear designer rags and borrowed jewelry to prove her nobility - she was born into it. She simply does not give a hoot how she looks and what she wears, and I find her adorable for that reason. She has been excoriated for wearing scrunchies in her hair at official events! Horrors!

by Anonymousreply 4910/30/2017

Obviously a love match, the hereditary grand duke is quite handsome. So are his siblings.

by Anonymousreply 5010/30/2017

CP Victoria of Sweden, adorable kids and clearly in love with her husband. Madeline is gorgeous and made another good match but she gets flack for living outside of Sweden. Their brother, so handsome but can't figure out why he was so insistent on marrying Sofia who seems ill-suited to royal life.

by Anonymousreply 5110/30/2017

^ Forgot to say, Max and Wax are also very cool. There was some scandal about her father and he was not permitted to attend her wedding, IIRC.

by Anonymousreply 5210/30/2017

Sofia is hot, R51. That's how men judge suitability.

by Anonymousreply 5310/30/2017

Is there no more love on this site for Andrea Casiraghi? Or is he considered common?

by Anonymousreply 5410/30/2017

R54 the Grimaldi family have been known as grifters and upstarts for the past 500 years...Has this one joined the circus yet?

by Anonymousreply 5510/30/2017

You have to admire Caroline for not going the filler and Botox route.

by Anonymousreply 5610/30/2017

Prince Mutaib from Saudi Arabia

by Anonymousreply 5710/30/2017

He does glamor shots too.

by Anonymousreply 5810/30/2017

He gives Carl Philip a run for his money. Beautiful guy

by Anonymousreply 5910/30/2017

Arab guys are drama enough. Could you imagine dating Arab royalty.

by Anonymousreply 6010/30/2017

Handsome Yoruba Prince Prince Damilotun Aderemi and his wife

by Anonymousreply 6110/30/2017

Prince Félix of Luxembourg

by Anonymousreply 6210/30/2017

Prince Michael of Boysexneverland turned out fugly, poor little baster royal.

by Anonymousreply 6310/30/2017

I like Queen Letizia of Spain.

by Anonymousreply 6410/30/2017

Max’s father was part of the ‘Junta’ that was in power in Argentina. I think he was in the agriculture ministry but he was well connected to the dictator and I don’t think his hands are clean when it comes to embezzled wealth or Disappearances. The Dutch government though better of inviting him. Crown Princess Maxima wept during the portion of her wedding ceremony where they played an orchestral version of an Argentinian tango. Most interpreted it as her sorrow that important members of her family were not present. I can’t watch this video without being moved myself. I completely fell in love with Maxima from this point.

by Anonymousreply 6510/30/2017

I like Letizia too - she played around and even got an abortion! At least she didn't embezzle money and commit tax evasion like her sister-in-law, Princess Christina.

The Catalonians are so angry I hope they don't end up beheading her and her husband.

by Anonymousreply 6610/30/2017

Was that Duchess of Alba a Habsburg? If so, the poor dear suffered from the Habsburg Lip (mandibular prognathism ).

by Anonymousreply 6710/30/2017

No R67, she was a Fitz-James Stuart, descended from James II. The lip was a product of socialized medicine in Spain.

by Anonymousreply 6810/30/2017

Princess Gloria Von Thurn Und Taxis - she and her wealthy gay husband hosted such amazing costume parties in the 80's. Now she is an ultra-devout lesbian Catholic.

by Anonymousreply 6910/30/2017

Michael Jackson took a creepy interest in Princess Gloria’s son Prince Albert in the early 90s. I wonder if she got hush money for it. The young prince was totally Jackson’s type.

by Anonymousreply 7010/30/2017

Letizia is a stunner, no denying that.

by Anonymousreply 7110/30/2017

Princess Gloria and her friend Princess Alexandra Borghese in their Dames of Malta gear.

by Anonymousreply 7210/30/2017

I admire her for teaching herself about money management to salvage what was left of her fortune after her husband died. On the other, she really stepped in it when, after becoming an AIDS activist in Africa, she commented that "the blacks like to copulate a lot."

by Anonymousreply 7310/30/2017

R73 She was left with $500 million debt when her very old husband died. She sold off all the family silver, jewelry, car collection and some artwork. She opened their main castle for public tours (15 Euros). She did work very hard to learn about money management and did what she could to protect her children.

by Anonymousreply 7410/30/2017

She brought the family fortune back up herself, I read a magazine article despite her party girl past she learned the business and managed to make it all profitable again. Her son is immensely rich now, not sure if he married yet but if not he’s got to be on one of Europe’s most eligible.

by Anonymousreply 7510/30/2017

I always think this photo is so heartbreaking. Princess Letizia’s sister committed suicide, despite her grief at the funeral protocol dictated she do a deep curtesy to The King, which he tenderly assisted her back to her feet. Very sad.

by Anonymousreply 7610/30/2017

I want to sit at the bar with Princess Birgitta of Sweden and drink and smoke cigarettes with her and listen to all her crazy stories. She looks like a hoot and a half.

by Anonymousreply 7710/30/2017

^^^ I think her breastices melted off.

by Anonymousreply 7810/30/2017

She looks like Miss Gay Tri-Cities 1982 in 2017.

by Anonymousreply 7910/30/2017

Princess B loves to golf, hence the Jennifuh Leathuh permatan. Plus she's 80, so I guess she doesn't look that bad.

by Anonymousreply 8010/30/2017

R32 Poor Duquesa de Alba...

All that money & she ended up looking like a Dr. Seuss character.

by Anonymousreply 8110/30/2017

Like Patsy Stone, Birgitta clearly hasn't eaten a thing since the 70s. Good for her though, as any royal worth their salt knows, the thinner you are the bigger the jewels look.

by Anonymousreply 8210/30/2017

Letizia looked fantastic in those recent pictures of their visit to the UK. Stunning clothes.

Princess Anne looked like she had dragged out an old dress from some ancient closet. Is there some reason that the Brits can't improve their dress sense? Anne's dress probably cost a bundle it did not flatter her at all.

by Anonymousreply 8310/30/2017

Prince Matchabelli

by Anonymousreply 8410/30/2017

I don't blame Prince Carl (Sweden) for marrying underwear model Sofia. At least she's from a normal, working class background and is hot. If you were him and you had to live a boring life in a fishbowl, cutting ribbons and shaking hands, wouldn't you at least want a hot and down-to-Earth wife? You'd rather end up with a scrawny shebot social-climber like Kate Middleton?

by Anonymousreply 8510/30/2017

Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece

Marie-Chantal, Crown Princess of Greece

by Anonymousreply 8610/30/2017

Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice

by Anonymousreply 8710/30/2017

This is the late Duchess of Alba's crib, the Liria Palace, in Madrid.

by Anonymousreply 8810/30/2017

King Felipe is quite the hot daddy.

by Anonymousreply 8910/30/2017

Please Harry is the spitting image of his grandfather Phillip with his mother's coloring.

by Anonymousreply 9010/31/2017

R89 His voice though not quite David Beckham levels of disappointment but close.

by Anonymousreply 9110/31/2017

R90 I don't see the resemblance to Philip at all. Face it. Harry's a bastard. It's fine though. He's better looking for it

by Anonymousreply 9210/31/2017

Philip looks much more like William. Handsomer though. The Windsors have a good eye for spouses at least

by Anonymousreply 9310/31/2017

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by Anonymousreply 9410/31/2017

They most certainly do, R93

by Anonymousreply 9510/31/2017

Queen Rania of Jordan

by Anonymousreply 9610/31/2017

That pic of Rania is pre surgery. She was beautiful then, and still is- but she’s had work done for sure

by Anonymousreply 9710/31/2017

Queen Saleha of Brunei scares me.

by Anonymousreply 9810/31/2017

Queen Margrethe of Denmark, you know it OP.

by Anonymousreply 9910/31/2017

R90 I agree, Harry has a touch of Greek to his look which William is devoid of. I think his colouring is entirely like the Spencer's in general and in particular Diana's brother.

by Anonymousreply 10010/31/2017

Harry doesn’t have a touch of Greek. Prince Philip doesn’t even have a touch of a Greek, he’s German and Danish.

by Anonymousreply 10110/31/2017

I like the lezzy in Thailand, or somewhere around there, who gets things done. The people love her. Find out who she is for me.

by Anonymousreply 10210/31/2017

Her Butch Highness Princess Sirindhorn

by Anonymousreply 10310/31/2017

Her Royal Highness Princess Somdech Phra Debaratanarajasuda Chao Fa Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Rathasimagunakornpiyajat Sayamboromrajakumari of Thailand. They changed the constitution so she could take the throne. Then her parents went and had a baby boy. She's now the department head in the History department at the Royal Military Academy.

by Anonymousreply 10410/31/2017

Unlike most the royalty above, Queen Rania's husband is an absolute monarch. Rania has been called the "Marie Antoinette" of the Middle East, as she has leads a very lavish lifestyle while 1/3 of Jordanians live in poverty - truly crushing poverty. They do not have the true power to vote and cannot criticize the Queen or King without facing potential harsh punishment. Rania is all talk and a disgrace.

by Anonymousreply 10510/31/2017

I wish Princess Sirindhorn could have succeeded instead of the rat-faced nutcase who just became king.

by Anonymousreply 10610/31/2017

Prince Hashim bin Hussein of Jordan

by Anonymousreply 10710/31/2017

Prince Hashim has a beautiful smile.

by Anonymousreply 10810/31/2017

Queen Margrethe. Who knew!

by Anonymousreply 10910/31/2017

Sigh...Haakon...

by Anonymousreply 11010/31/2017

The romanovs, they were fabulous and hated russians just we do.

by Anonymousreply 11110/31/2017

*like we do

by Anonymousreply 11210/31/2017

The Romanovs were of course mostly German. Generation after generation of grand dukes following the death of Catherine II were married to German princesses. A rare exception was Maria Feodorovna, who was the mother of the assassinated Tsar Nicholas II, she was born a Danish princess but herself was mostly German.

by Anonymousreply 11310/31/2017

R113 Maria hated Germans because they took part of Denmark and she was opposed her son’s marriage. She was right, Alix was right one for her son but all wrong for Russia.

by Anonymousreply 11410/31/2017

There's going to be a book about Freddy

by Anonymousreply 11510/31/2017

Mutaib, Haakon, and Carl Philip. Would never leave any of their beds

by Anonymousreply 11611/01/2017

Queen Margrethe in her favorite raincoat

by Anonymousreply 11711/01/2017

I bet that Queen Margrethe has bad breath from chain smoking like she does.

by Anonymousreply 11811/01/2017

How Margrethe isn't tethered to an oxygen tank after all these years is a mystery.

by Anonymousreply 11911/01/2017

Louis XX

by Anonymousreply 12011/01/2017

Ahem!

by Anonymousreply 12111/01/2017

[quote]The House of Orange is supposed to be ridiculously rich

They are worth about 3.2 billion. That's a Cosby, Oprah, Paul McCartney and one Olsen Twin rich.

by Anonymousreply 12211/01/2017

Prince Hashim looks like Christian Bale.

by Anonymousreply 12311/02/2017

King Mohammed VI of Morocco looks like a hot daddy in some photos.

by Anonymousreply 12411/02/2017

Other times he looks like a fat bloated Mary. I’ve heard gay rumors about him on various message boards and blogs, of course in Morocco it’s illegal to say such things. His beautiful wife Princess Lalla Salma is most likely a beard.

by Anonymousreply 12511/02/2017

Maxima's father is indeed a problem and Maxima is not without a touch of her father in her character.

by Anonymousreply 12611/02/2017

Of course Queen Margrethe is the coolest. Said so upthread.

by Anonymousreply 12711/02/2017

Marius Borg

He's not actually royalty, and he was born out-of-wedlock to the Crown Princess Marit of Norway and her drug-dealing boyfriend before Marit met Haakon....but he has been a part of the Norwegian royal family for many years.

by Anonymousreply 12811/02/2017

Why do the Greek royals still get invited to things? If it weren’t for being related to Prince Philip, no one would care about them, money or not...

And why do the descendants of abolished monarchies continue to use their titles?

None of the Euro royal Families have as much money as the Arabians, Thais, or the Sultan of Brunei.

by Anonymousreply 12911/02/2017

With the exception of the Swedes, the Scandinavian royals are the poorest in the world. I think the Norwegian Royals are worth less than USD10 Million. The government pays for their expenses.

by Anonymousreply 13011/02/2017

The Norwegian king is the custodian of a pretty decent jewel collection for his wife though. She has about six or seven tiaras at her disposal, which is more than some other consorts have. He also has use of a great royal yacht, which is like a little shop. Queen Margrethe has one as well. Queen Elizabeth had to give hers up years ago. She didn’t cry at her mother or suster’s funerals, but she cried when they decommissioned her yacht.

by Anonymousreply 13111/02/2017

^^^a little ship, not little shop

by Anonymousreply 13211/02/2017

R129 Al;so because the King of Greece is Queen Sofia of Spain's brother and all the royals love the dowager queen.

by Anonymousreply 13311/02/2017

I don’t find CP Pavlos that handsome. He’s ok, but looks like he’s trying too hard.

The royal family of Greece has some clout though, because QEII attended the Crown Prince’s wedding in London and she never attends such events for continental royals.

by Anonymousreply 13411/02/2017

They're her husband's family, R134.

by Anonymousreply 13511/02/2017

Yes of course they are, but she never flew to Germany to attend Philip’s sisters kids weddings.

by Anonymousreply 13611/02/2017

Didn't Marie Chantal plan her wedding in July so QEII would have to be there? She chose to get married in London.

by Anonymousreply 13711/02/2017

Fatima Massaquoi-Fahnbulleh - Liberian royal and pioneering female educator and social activist in Africa.

by Anonymousreply 13811/02/2017

Something weird about King Mohammed of Morocco’s face, I think he’s using lightening potions on his skin. Compare him to his brother on the right, Prince Moulay Rashid.

by Anonymousreply 13911/02/2017

Slowly going thru this thread. That's a beautiful family at R16, why did they get divorced?

by Anonymousreply 14011/02/2017

I should Google it too. I wonder if he was unfaithful, because she got a countess title out of the deal and a stipend and nice house.

by Anonymousreply 14111/02/2017

Crown Prince Pavlos is prince of nowhere. The Greeks voted to abolish the monarchy and even though Constantine II has returned to Greece, he longer has Greek citizenship - the Greek government stripped him of that 2 decades ago. They refuse to allow him to become a Greek citizen until he uses a last name, as all Greek citizens are required to do.

It is an affront to the people of Greece that these people parade around with nonexistent titles that were abolished by popular vote. Crown Prince Pavlos does not have any claim to the Greek throne - the monarchy has been abolished. Pavlos and his parents are propped up financially by Robert Miller and his billions, because one of his daughters wanted to play dress up with tiaras and call herself a Princess, when in fact she is not.

Without Miller, Pavlos would spend less time racing yachts (all owned by Miller) and would have to spend more time working . Perhaps he could design jewelry like the Prince of (nonexistent) Yugoslavia.

by Anonymousreply 14211/02/2017

Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, with Prince Carlo, Duke of Castro, is a like a cotton candy confection.

by Anonymousreply 14311/02/2017

Camilla in blue. Dazzling.

by Anonymousreply 14411/02/2017

What's the tea on Marit of Norway? How'd she snag the future King?

by Anonymousreply 14511/02/2017

Rafael de Medina, 20th Duke of Feria, Grandee of Spain, and his mother the glorious Nati Abascal.

by Anonymousreply 14611/02/2017

Nati and her sons Rafael and Luis.

by Anonymousreply 14711/02/2017

R142 - The Greek royals actually ARE royal - they are all also Princes and Princesses of Denmark. All male-line Green royal descendants of King Christian IX of Denmark have the title Prince or Princess of Denmark as well as their defunct Greek titles. So, they are indeed royal.

by Anonymousreply 14811/03/2017

R147 The guy in left is actually nice looking

by Anonymousreply 14911/03/2017

The Prince of Darkness

by Anonymousreply 15011/03/2017

R145, Mette Marit was a single mom and a coffee shop counter girl by day who was a raver by night. There was a big dance music festival in Norway and the crown prince was there and being an unassuming guy I guess he was mingling with the crowd and met her. She did a teary confession on TV acknowledging her wild past (sex, party drugs, clubs) at the time of the engagement. I know there is very frequent talk about marital problems to the point where the palace had to release a statement to refute the story. I think part of the problem is that she disappeared from sight for a long time due to neck or spine problems and I guess that added fuel to the fire. It’s not uncommon for Haakon to escort his aunt Princess Astrid on state occasions though, maybe because of protocol and precedence. So when he walks in with her and Mette Maria walks in with someone else, it certainly looks outwardly like they are estranged.

by Anonymousreply 15111/03/2017

Bump because I’m tired of the Meghan Markle topics.

by Anonymousreply 152Last Thursday at 6:33 AM

What about Russian royals?

On a separate subject...The Windsor’s have a last name. How hard is it for the Greeks to come up with one?

by Anonymousreply 153Last Thursday at 7:38 AM

I thought they were Glucksburgs?

by Anonymousreply 154Last Thursday at 9:03 AM

Regarding Russians, I think GD Georgi is really cute in a bear cub kind of way.

by Anonymousreply 155Last Thursday at 9:04 AM

May the hot king of Bhutan never lose his looks. Sigh

by Anonymousreply 156Last Thursday at 3:16 PM

The Greek Royal Family come from the House of Glücksburg, but I don't think they use Glücksburg as a last name.

by Anonymousreply 157Last Thursday at 3:51 PM

Oh, that Russian was cute a decade ago. He got fat. Looks like his granddad.

by Anonymousreply 158Last Thursday at 4:39 PM

R157 The Greek government won't give the former king Greek citizens ship until he uses a lastname and the former king refuses to do so.

One of his daughters uses the last name Greece but I don't know if it is official. She used it in her college diploma. Her name is Theodora Greece and she's an actress.

His other daughter Alexia lives in Spain I think she uses "de Grecia" (of Greece in Spanish) as her lastname.

I think the whole family has Danish diplomatic passports. They are also princes of Denmark & The Queen of Denmark is their mother's sister.

by Anonymousreply 159Last Thursday at 5:26 PM

What about the Royal Turk? Are they extinct?

by Anonymousreply 160Last Thursday at 5:34 PM

Ex King Constantine is just being a pill then. He’s a direct descendant of the House of Oldenburg. That’s the closet thing to a last name, or even Glücksburg which is the name of their branch of the Oldenburg house.

by Anonymousreply 161Last Friday at 2:44 AM

I would pick Constantine Trump. MGGA

by Anonymousreply 162Last Friday at 2:49 AM

I don't have a favorite but wanted to share something I just saw:

[quote][bold]Meet the world's youngest queen, 27-year-old Jetsun Pema of Bhutan[/bold]

[quote]Jetsun Pema, 27, is the world's youngest living queen. She took the throne at the age of 21 in 2011, when she married King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, now 37. The couple — who have a 1-year-old son, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck — have both studied in England, share a love of art, and were once dubbed the "Will and Kate of The Himalayas."

by Anonymousreply 163Last Friday at 4:04 AM

Gone, but not forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 164Last Friday at 4:12 AM

The remaining Habsburg line use "von Habsburg" as a surname. The House of Savoy descendants use "di Savoia." Even the Earl of Wessex is credited as Edward Windsor on his productions. So why don't the Greek royals just use Glücksburg as a surname? Is it because it isn't Greek?

by Anonymousreply 165Last Friday at 5:05 AM

The eldest son of the heir to the throne of Liechtenstein. Prince Wenzel. He looks scary to me, and a little bit handicapped. But he’ll be a billionaire. That family is richer than the Windsors.

by Anonymousreply 166Last Saturday at 3:40 PM
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