the actions do not help the institution but the cause is just.
: It is rather clear when you listen to
: interviews with Margrethe that she in a way
: considers herself to be the king. And she
: has a very strong historical sense, that
: Henrik clearly lacks.
: She often says things like "The King -
: in this case me - [Does this or that]"
: I just stumbled over a program about Queen
: Ingrid (Well, yes she as Her Majesty and
: Queen) and it is striking how she saw her
: role as part of history and her aim was to
: strenghten the monarchy. Henrik's aim is the
: --Previous Message--
: Most of the examples you mention Johan took
: place before the constitutional era in
: Right now, the Constitution, and no longer
: the will of the King (or Queen), is what
: And in the Dutch case, the Constitution
: talks about 'The King' and that refers to
: either the entire government (of which the
: reigning monarch is head) or the person who
: is the reigning monarch.
: When the reigning monarch is a man, and thus
: King, there is no problem, everyone knows
: who is meant.
: However, when there is a Queen-regnant and
: her husband is King-Consort (but in
: day-to-day language, King), it might cause
: problems in legal matters and so the term
: Prince is used for the husband of a reigning
: Queen who is 'King' for constitutional
: This can be fixed easily of course, change
: the Constitution and change the wording to
: 'Monarch' or 'government'. In that way, it
: remains clear who is meant and the husband
: of a Queen Regnant can be a King-Consort.
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