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: People seem to respond best to perfect
: strangers! Look at all the wives of all the
: Have you thought it could have to do more
: with the heirs and their natures ?
: Charles was the dull, eccentric, esoteric
: who talked to plants and vegetables and then
: arrived bombshell Diana who soon became the
: star of the BRF.
: Philippe was a dull un-charismatic prince
: who benefitted a lot from the overwhealming
: charm, elegance and sympathy of Mathilde.
: Don't know about the polls but for me she is
: the star of the Belgian RF.
: Frederik was often portrayed as a
: good-for-nothing-playboy-party-lover who was
: (partially) tamed by beautiful and elegant
: Willem was also the not-so-bright dull
: prince who liked to play with his planes,
: until he found the so popular extro-verted
: Maxima who stole the show at the DRF.
: Felipe was probably the most approved
: crown-prince among this lot, but many think
: his condition benefitted from the presence
: of Letizia (although I am not among those
: who give her that credit )
: All those men benefited from the presence of
: beautiful, glamorous, intelligent and caring
: women at their side, supporting them
: privately and in public (Diana until a
: certain point).
: Besides, on a pratical note, they achieved
: what was expected of them - all of them
: provided the ever-necessary heirs.
: But would the reverse be true ?
: Victoria always seemed an extroverted,
: beautiful and caring person.
: She married a not very glamorous low key
: He made his "contribution" to
: produce the expected heirs, but I don't
: expect he will ever be as popular in Sweden
: as Maxima is in the NL.
: I don't believe Amalia's husband will be the
: more popular member of the DRF - and wonder
: if the family would approve that this
: strange would steal them the limelight.
: Again and again, the role of a consorte is
: different when it is a man or a wife.
: And Holland has a very colourful history of
: consorte-princes with Henrik and Bernhard .
: Claus was of course in a different league.
: Maxima was unknown and within two
: years the most popular member of the DRF!
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