Society has changed since 1967 and as a result Hendrik's opinion has changed.
I don't believe that Hendrik himself believes he'll ever become King-consort but i have the impression he is thinking of the husbands of the future Queens-regnant of Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. We might even include Luxembourg as it is little Amalia who at present is the first of her generation in line of succession. Even when her uncle Guillaume and his wife have their firstborn there is a 50% chance it will be a girl.
: BTW, you make the argument regarding CP Mary
: not being of royal descent and that I was
: inferring that possibly she, among others of
: non royal lineage, should not become queen
: consort upon her husband's accession due to
: her non royal lineage. However, you also
: mentioned king consorts in Spain, Portugal,
: etc., I would also argue that these king
: consorts were very close relatives/cousins
: of their spouse, i.e., queen regnants, so
: that may explain these king consorts that
: you are referring to and the fact that in
: many of these countries that you also cited
: that were not very accepting of female
: rulers. Spain had a very strong faction, the
: Carlists, against their queen because the
: former king changed the law, Salic, so that
: his daughter, Isabella, could succeed him
: upon his death. In other words, Isabella's
: reign was not by consensus.
: 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.
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: 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: there are plenty of historical references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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