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Looking at the monarchies that have some experience with working royals (either born or married into the royal family) you find that many options. The military and charities are safe bets. Princess Elisabeth of Denmark has worked for the foreign office. Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands works for the EU. Prince Carl-Philip of Sweden has been working in the arts (both as a designer and photographer) others work for commercial companies or state institutions.
Commercial activities are more difficult than jobs in the public sector but acceptable for those further away from the throne. A royal entering or staying in business will have to consider their actions as they will reflect on the institution. But there are many honourable businesses with decent people running and working for them.
The husband of a crownprincess or queen will like his female counterpart have to look to the public sector and charities for his main focus if he isn't interested in the military.
Area's like wildlife protection, innovation, enviroment, education, sport, safety and culture are all options for (male) royals.
: The dangers that a monarchy can face when the
: husband of a member of the royal family has
: a business career are exemplified by the
: present investigation into the business
: activities of the husband of Infanta
: Cristina. No-one criticises the wives of
: royal princes who are engaged in charitable
: work and attend functions with their
: husbands; but do we really believe that the
: public would be content to see a royal
: consort who is disqualified from anything
: other than titular roles in various
: charities? An executive role almost
: certainly brings with it political conflict.
: Does the public not expect that royal
: spouses earn their living? But if they are
: not to risk controversy which damages the
: crown, what career is open to them other
: than a military one?
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