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User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1640 posts, RR: 20
Posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Hi, I am currently doing a presentation on the Swedish Royal Family and their reputation within Sweden and indeed Europe as well; I was wondering if I could get any first hand accounts of the King Gustav's family from Europeans and Swedish alike? Most especially regarding their general reputation, percieved wealth, charitble activites and their overall approval rating. Special attention to Crown Princess Viktoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeline and their reputation/approval rating from the general population would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much to anyone who can contribute in advance.

-A-


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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

The King and Queen were in Monaco recently for Prince Rainier's funeral.

They seem to be very nice people - tonnes of money obviously.

QFF


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

Every Royal Family around the world is wonderful and I am delighted that Australia has a Royal Family headed by Queen Elizabeth the second
Signed, Qantasforever
 Wink  stirthepot  duck 



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

Hey - GKirk,

You English are pretty funny!  flamed 

QFF


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 3):
You English are pretty funny! flamed

QFF you  censored  Kiwi  Wink



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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Hahaha.

Oh, poor SQ_EK_freak. Sorry buddy.

All he wanted to do was talk about Royalty....  brokenheart 

QFF


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Yes, time to stop hijacking this thread  Wink
Perhaps a search on Google might help you?



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User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

The Royal family is very popular in Sweden, and 80% want to keep the monarchy.
Crown Princess Viktoria will be a great Queen when she takes over after her father. She is very down to earth, friendly and spontaneous.

Prince Carl Philip is more the shy type, he doesn't look very comfortable during interviews, and I think he has some problems with the pressure from media.

Princess Madeleine is in Sweden called "Partyprinsessan" or "The Party princess", due to her many nights at many of Stockholms VIP-clubs. She is with no doubt the most beautiful princess in Europe.

King Carl XVI Gustav is doing a good job as king of Sweden. His popularity rose after a statement he made after the tsunami-disaster in December, when he criticized the government for its ignorance.

Queen Silvia is very up-tight and boring. She has lived in Sweden for more than 30 years and she still can't speak Swedish properly.


User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

Quoting Matt27 (Reply 7):
Queen Silvia is very up-tight and boring. She has lived in Sweden for more than 30 years and she still can't speak Swedish properly.

I've heard that. How hilarious. You wouldn't ever think Prince Phillip had even heard of Greece going by the way he talks.

Isn't there some question over her parents history in Germany?

QFF


User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 8):
Isn't there some question over her parents history in Germany?

Her father was a member of the Nazi-party back in the 1930s, but I don't think that is a big deal at all. I mean wasn't most of the Germans members in the party? And what has that to do with her? That story was just something for the tabloids on a slow gossip-week.


User currently offlinePacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Quoting Matt27 (Reply 9):
Her father was a member of the Nazi-party back in the 1930s, but I don't think that is a big deal at all. I mean wasn't most of the Germans members in the party? And what has that to do with her? That story was just something for the tabloids on a slow gossip-week.

A bit ridiculous considering that The King's maternal grandfather, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was a huge Nazi and at the end of the war was interned for over a year and then sentenced at German denazification trial.


User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

As Matt27 wrote the king's popularity has grown a lot since the tsunami. When the people was mad at the government for doing nothing right (I think they did a very professional job) the King offered comfort and acted as one of the people. This should definitely be in your report. And perhaps also the King's interest for cars. He drives a Ferrari. What makes him (and the rest of the royals) look stupid though is when they are going on their Mercedes limousine. The Swedish royal family should ride Volvo or SAAB when they're on duty!

/SK A340


User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1640 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Thanks so much for all the replies that provided useful information. I'll defnitley be using alot of this information in the report; do any of you guys know of good websites to refer to regarding more information on Princesses Viktoria and Madeline and Prince Carl Philip?

Matt27 - You mentioned that there has been media pressure on Prince Carl Philip; why so and what does the pressure have to do with? I read a report somewhere in the media that the palace had to hire personal private bodyguards because the police force had put him very low on their priority list, well below the Crown Princess (understandbly) and even Princess Madeline (puzzlingly so). Any additional comments? Thanks again though for your helpful replies.



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User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

Quoting SQ_EK_freak (Reply 12):
Any additional comments? Thanks again though for your helpful replies.

Maybe it's because he's been trained in the Swedish Navy? lol

I don't know. One would think a former Crown Prince of Sweden would be a security priority.

QFF


User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Quoting SQ_EK_freak (Reply 12):
do any of you guys know of good websites to refer to regarding more information

http://www.royalcourt.se/theroyalfam...y.4.53abbbfd7ffdfa677fff24459.html

/SK A340


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Damn, I'm all over this one: http://www.royalcourt.se/theroyalfam...e.4.53abbbfd7ffdfa677fff24653.html

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 854 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Prince Carl Philip was choosen the sexiest man by the gay community in Sweden 2004.

He´s a hot guy IMO  bigthumbsup 

Micke//SE Big grin



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User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5151 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Damn! He IS cute....nothing wrong with THAT Royal Gene Pool unlike some Windsors I could name.

All apolgies to the Duke of York, he was fine back in the day. And too shabby these days, at least when he stand next to his brothers.

Any truth to the rumors that Andrew and Edward aren't the Duke of Edinburgh's???



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User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 17):
Any truth to the rumors that Andrew and Edward aren't the Duke of Edinburgh's???

I've come to the belief that ANYTHING is possible with that vile woman.

So yeah, probably true.

QFF


User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5151 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

I did see a scandal book onetime showing these 2 guys who were "rumored" to be Andrew and Edward's fathers. They were both in contact with the Queen at the time and they looked more like Andrew and Edward than Phillip does.

Anne and Charles look like they were stallioned off the same mare, however.

Then ten year gap between Anne and Andrew seems suspicious as well. I usually don't put much credence in those rags, BUT...seeing is believing.



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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2784 posts, RR: 25
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Well Madeleine is Cute but for me.... Charlotte of Monaco is the most gorgeous princess of Europe ( she is called Europe's Bride ) I don't know about that because she is MINE only MINE!!! hehehe.  Big grin

Qantasforever any chance you can get me her number? LOL  cloudnine 

MIAspotter



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User currently offlineCory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2692 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1417 times:

Does the Swedish royal family actually have any power, or is it more like Britain where they exist as figureheads but hold little political power?

User currently offlineFMAL From Brazil, joined Jan 2004, 486 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1414 times:

I believe so, they hold very little political power, if any.

They're actually descendents from the Count Bernadotte, former Marshall of France under Napoleon, before he turned against him. As far as I know, the king of Sweden had no heirs to the throne back then, and so on a political move, the Swedish government invited Bernadotte to be king of Sweden. For that, he would be adopted by the king and thus became his heir. Cool story. Bernadotte is the royal family of Sweden to this day.

Queen Silva has links to Brazil, her mother was Brazilian.


User currently offlinePacificWestern From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1413 times:

Quoting Cory6188 (Reply 21):
Does the Swedish royal family actually have any power, or is it more like Britain where they exist as figureheads but hold little political power?

They hold no political power at all. Influence at times, perhaps, but the Swedish Royals are probably the most "figureheadish" of all European monarchies and British monarchy.


User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 20):
Qantasforever any chance you can get me her number? LOL

lol Well, she spends most of her time in Paris so I've rarely seen her. The only member of the house of Grimaldi I see on a frequent basis is Princess Stephanie. You want her number? (I'm kidding)

QFF


25 Matt27 : ????????? You have got to be kidding!!!
26 SK A340 : To make a long story short: I don't think that when a Swedish tourist calls the foreign ministry on a cell phone the government should rebuilt aircra
27 MIAspotter : Hehehe! Paris eh.... time for me to have a little trip to Paris.... And hey! I won't mind Stephanie's number... I could give her a call and she can h
28 Post contains images SAS_A330-300 : They're not even allowed to vote or express any kind of political opinions. It sucks somestimes to be a Royal.
29 QANTASFOREVER : Just......*scream*......*stomps on floor*...... OMG! *dies of frustration*. QFF
30 Post contains images CPH-R : So is our Royal Family, but you don't really see them adhering to it - I find it hilarious to watch the leftwingers blow their lid off in outrage.
31 QANTASFOREVER : Hardly outrage - more incredulity... that people seriously can think that senior royals cannot be major players behind the scenes! Sheesh, if some of
32 SK A340 : Yes they are. "The King is now liable for taxation and, like other Swedes, he and his family are entitled to vote, though by tradition this right is
33 Post contains images Matt27 : The population of Finland is 5 million, and their government took action way faster than the Swedish. I guess there are any good theatres is Helsinki
34 SK A340 : The story in the Finnish media was "Look at Sweden. Why are we so slow when they are reacting so fast?" /SK A340
35 SQ_EK_freak : Thanks for all your replies and links...one last thing...any good links (even forums and other types of sites, including fan sites) for pictures and n
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