According to the Oxford dictionary :
Amazing : The action of causing amazement.
Amazement : Overwhelming wonder, whether due to mere surprise or to admiration.
They are amazing because they do more than just revelling in the luxury they were born in, which is what we would expect of them since they have access to almost everything. This is what is surprising.
They are amazing because some of them do military work, like Crown Princess Mary, Princess Anne, the Countess of Wessex, Princess Sarah of Brunei or Princess Marie.
They are amazing because, if they married in the royal family, they gave up their private lives for the men they loved and for the country they adored.
They are amazing because everyday of their lives they have to face the media and keep in mind that the entire country that they are representing is watching them, that they will be on the front pages of a lot of newspapers the next day and they still keep their heads up.
They are amazing because their personal lives is always being followed by the gossip tabloids, like the Duchess of Cornwall who married the man she loved, and has been disliked ever since. Just for love.
They are amazing because they fell in love with the men they married, like Queen Maxima who fell in love with the man without knowing he was royalty.
They are amazing because they don’t take shit from their men, like Princess Madeleine who broke up an engagement to a man who had cheated on her, and now is happily married to a man with which she has a beautiful little girl.
They are amazing because they devote themselves to numbers of charities. For example, Princess Charlene founded the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and despite only running since December 2012, they already have done events in South Africa, France, U.S.A., Morocco and of course, Monaco.
They are amazing because like Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, some of them have had to learn different languages and speak them fluently in the matter of a few months, and give up their citizenship for once again, the country they love.
They are amazing because despite being under enormous pressure, they always get through it, see Princess Victoria who had anorexia, but fought against it and met her future husband at the gym.
They are amazing because representing their country means more than just pursuing stereotypes, like Queen Rania who does not wear a headscarf despite being at the head of a country which is deemed extra-religious. She also fights for feminism in Middle-Eastern countries and her plea for education for all has been heard all over the world.
They are amazing because some of them still pursue studies at university when doing royal duties, like Princess Claire who is currently doing a doctorate in the ethics of organ donation. How amazing is that ?
They are amazing because despite having the weight of tradition on their shoulders, some of them go at their own speed, like the Duchess of Cambridge who waited almost 2 years before expecting her first child, contrarily to the previous generations who were pregnant in the first year.
They are amazing because like Queen Elizabeth II they are in it for life, and they have to deal with tremendous changes. She was born in 1926, that’s a whole other era, and yet people, at a 78% rate still want the royal family.
They are amazing because instead of living with the disorders they have been born with and just getting on with their ordinary lives, they actually make something out of it, like Princess Beatrice who has dyslexia and helps charities around the UK to bring attention to it, ran in the London Marathon, the Caterpillar Run, and climbed the highest mountain in Western Europe, all for charity.
They are amazing because they attract wonders from the entire world. How can a thousands of years old institution be still important in today’s era ? That’s how they do it. They’re constantly surprising us by always renewing their relations with the country they are representing, and show us that they are still relevant.
They are amazing because there is still tens of other royal women who could still surprise you if you read more about them, instead of judging them based on the institution they are affiliated with.
Prince Félix of Luxembourg and Claire Lademacher, whom is now known as Princess Claire of Luxembourg, tied the knot in a stunning ceremony in Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, France, on September 21st, 2013. The bride wore a similar design to the Hereditary Grand Duchess’ wedding gown by Elie Saab and a diamond and floral tiara belonging to the Grand Ducal family. All the best wishes to the newlyweds !
In the first of two weddings, Prince Felix of Luxembourg tied the knot to Claire Lademacher in a civil ceremony situated in Konigstein, Germany, on September 17th, 2013. The religious ceremony will be this Saturday, September 21st in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France.
Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill are delighted to announce that they are expecting a baby. The expectant mother feels good and the birth is estimated at the beginning of March 2014.
In a (sadly) private ceremony, Andrea Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco’s son, married Tatiana Santo Domingo at the Princely Palace of Monaco on August 31st, 2013. Best wishes to the couple !
The Lady Frederick Windsor, best known as Sophie Winkleman, has given birth to a baby girl. In a statement released by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the birth happened yesterday “at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles. The weight of the baby was 7lb. Lord Frederick Windsor was present at the birth.” Both of the parents’ families were informed and the name will be released “in a few days.” Best wishes to the new parents !
His Majesty the King announces with deep regret that His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso Bernhard Christiaan David, Prins van Oranje-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg passed away this morning at Palace Huis ten Bosch in the Hague at age 44. Prince Friso has died of complications related to the hypoxic brain injury, which he suffered as the result of his skiing accident in Lech, Austria on 17 February 2012.
I send my thoughts and prayers to Mabel and the couple’s two daughters, Luana and Zaria, as well as to the whole Dutch royal family. May Friso rest in peace.
At 4:24 PM London time, on July 22nd, 2013, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy who weighs 8 lbs, 6 oz. Congratulations to the couple, and looking forward to seeing them soon, their son in their arms.
On July 21st, 2013, King Albert II abdicated in favour of his son, now King, Philippe. His Majesty has a wife, Mathilde, and four children. His oldest, Élisabeth, is now the heir to the throne. There is now three Queens in Belgium; Mathilde, the current one; Paola, the former one, and Fabiola, the widow of the monarch before Albert.
Buckingham Palace announced today, July 8th, 2013, the pregnancy of Zara Phillips, the Princess Royal’s daughter who married rugby player Mike Tindall in July 2011. The baby is expected around the New Year’s time or early 2014. Delightful congratulations to the couple !