By capturing the attention of the major media, the escapades of Prince Harry and the British royal family cast a shadow over monarchies around the world, whose brilliance it would be sad to miss.
A brief overview of the palaces reveals royal controversies… preposterous.
Princess Martha Louise of Norway had already raised eyebrows by claiming to communicate with angels and the animal kingdom.
But it was her engagement to celebrity shaman Durek Verret that propelled her outside the royal fold.
Indeed, the princess dropped her royal obligations in 2022 to focus on her alternative medicine company, which she runs with her fiancé.
The latter had already embarrassed the Norwegian royal family on several occasions, for example by claiming that cancer was a choice and that a “mind optimizer” medallion, sold on his website, helped him recover from COVID-19.
In Thailand, King Maha Vajiralongkorn has repeatedly proven his eccentricity by contemporary monarchical standards.
Besides her fondness for crop tops and temporary tattoos, it’s her poodle Foo Foo’s appointment as air marshal of the Royal Thai Armed Forces that is probably the most surprising.
Died in 2015, Foo Foo was cremated after four days of Buddhist ceremonies, prompting a flurry of veiled criticism on social media.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn is the richest monarch on the planet today, with a fortune of over $40 billion.
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has decided that four of her grandchildren will no longer be princes and princesses, including 10-year-old Athena.
Their father, Prince Joachim, has already claimed to be “very sad” to see his children “mistreated” in this way.
Margrethe II, also known as Daisy, claims to have acted as a monarch, but also as a grandmother in making this decision.
However, she admits having underestimated the repercussions.
It must be said that this is not the first royal family to do a slimming cure.
Since titles come with a number of duties and responsibilities, it may sometimes be preferable to concentrate them in a smaller number of individuals.
– With information from the New York Times
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