Edited by Jason on 6/8/2017, 21:08:46
I will further argue, regarding Henrik, that if he truly wanted to be and it was this important to him that he should perhaps have made a deal w/ the royal court, his father in law and the government in order to meet his conditions to be the next 'king consort' of Denmark. Bascially, it is a bit late in the game for Henrik to be 'demanding' a title and position at the royal court.
: Jason while i don't agree with Hendrik's
: behaviour and choices he is correct in his
: statements that it is wrong that he isn't
: styled HM the King-consort of Denmark.
: King-consorts have existed in Spain,
: Portugal, Navarra, England and Scotland. So
: there are plenty of historical references
: that can be used.
: Just like most Royal succession laws have
: become gender neutral it is perfectly
: possible to style the spouse of a Royal with
: an equal rank and style.
: King is a title that does not always refer
: to a reigning monarch. Most Kings have
: been/are also the monarch but sometimes it
: refers to a former monarch or to the spouse
: of a monarch.
: Hendrik does not ask to be King Regnant he
: wants to be King Consort just like his
: mother-in-law became Queen-Consort.
: To me it is insulting to the very competent
: ladies who are Queens-Regnant when they
: apparently cannot have a spouse of equal
: rank and style. It implies the position of
: Queen is lower than that of King, making the
: current arrangement sexist.
: Once again i don't understand or agree
: Hendrik's recent actions but that does not
: mean the underlying cause isn't just.
: As for you point about his background does
: that mean you think crown princess Mary
: should as a woman of non-royal birth also
: never become Queen? Or are you once again
: making a different rule for men than for
: --Previous Message--
: I am very curious to know where Henrik got
: the audacity to have the presumption that
: he, at some point in his marriage or shortly
: prior to that event, should be given 'equal
: status' to his wife, the queen? A simple
: matter of tradition in other countries and
: as such practiced in Denmark whereas the
: consort of a reigning female monarch,e.g.,
: queen or grand duchess, has and is
: recognized at a lower rank, i.e., prince or
: duke, than his spouse.
: That being said, how does Henrik believe
: that he is more 'special' to receive equal
: status with his wife than say the Duke of
: Edinburgh, the late Prince Claus, Prince
: Bernhard, Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands
: and Prince Felix of Luxembourg? There seems
: to be at some point where the royal houses
: of Europe determined that a reigning queen's
: spouse should have lower rank. One can only
: surmise this was a way to emphasize that the
: female monarch,i.e., queen, grand duchess,
: is the authority in the kingdom/grand duchy
: she reigns. I can only further surmise that
: the traditional title of 'king' should not
: be provided to a female monarch due to the
: traditional nature of the title and
: authority the title of 'king' entailed.
: However, Henrik's lack of royal
: heritage/pedigree, and that fact alone,
: should exclude him from deserving the
: nominal title of 'king consort'. JMO
: --Previous Message--
: Because he has been mistreated and not the
: rank he deserved, he will not be burried
: with the Queen.
: I agree with BT that the decision is wrong
: and puts him in a very bad light where he
: puts himself abowe his role and place in
: history. Danes will probably not forgive him
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