2017-08-10 13:29:44 UTC
I don't understand this guy. In all the monarchies that I'm aware of, the husband of a queen regnant is a prince, or equivalent, and thus not equal in rank to his wife. This is probably outdated and old fashioned in a more "equal" world but until it changes, that is how it is (Spain seems to be a little more progressive). It's all about convention. He must have known this when he got married and to be so petulant about it all these years later is such a waste of energy, apart from the distress it must cause Queen Margrethe. There must have been king consorts in the past but I wonder if European monarchies will ever come to such a radical change as a matter of course?
On a different but related topic, that of gender equality in the various UK peerages, I am intrigued by the Equality (Titles) Bill, which was an attempt to equalise the situation but it attracted fierce opposition, which seems hypocritical, given the change to the law of royal succession.