Yes, to me, the more 'impressive' monarchs in Europe are the queens like Margrethe, Elizabeth and former queens like Beatrix, Juliana and Wilhelmina.
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: Grattis till prinsen och prinsessan vid
: födelsen av deras nya son! Wow! The royal
: couple have been busy of late making new
: little royals! Anyway, I'm afraid times like
: this make that old male chauvinism come
: creeping up in my head but I wish Sweden and
: other monarchies in Europe had left the old
: semi-Salic law in place, i.e., male
: Moreover, I use to like the idea of equal
: gender succession but I have since changed
: my opinion even though I feel that women do
: make better sovereigns than males for the
: most part. JMO.
: I agree. That would have made it possible to
: keep the throne for the Bernadotte dynasty.
: Yes, I know that people change their names
: so they can pretend to be Bernadottes, but
: genealogically, that is not correct. The
: House of Romanov, the House of Habsburg and
: The House of Nassau are extinct. The Prince
: of Wales is really not a Windsor. The senior
: Windsor when the current Queen is gone will
: be the Duke of Gloucester. Crown Princess
: Victoria will be the last Bernadotte on the
: Swedish throne, but the dynasty will live on
: through Prince Carl Philip and his sons.
: That being said, I think that CP Victoria
: will made a better Monarchy than Prince Carl
: Philip would.
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