Since Twitter provides its users the ability to run a brief poll, I thought it might be interesting to discover which queen consort tops my followers' lists of favorites and get them to tell me why. Because the Twitter poll is limited to four options, I asked my followers to choose between the younger queens: Letizia of Spain, Mathilde of Belgium, Maxima of the Netherlands or Rania of Jordan. (Apologies for Silvia of Sweden and Sonja of Norway.)
|Queen Maxima in 2013|
By Oliver Abels (SVT) via Wikimedia Commons
Maxima's place in people's hearts came as no surprise to me. She is gorgeous and vivacious. She maintains a very high public profile. Perhaps due to her Argentinian heritage, she exudes life and energy. She is photographed regularly with her husband and her children. She is not afraid to wear bright colors and bold, nontraditional jewelry but she can still pile on the Dutch royal jewels in a way none of the others in this poll does. As @duchessofDC wrote, "Maxima is the Maximus." Everything she does, she adds a bit more flair than her contemporaries. @Carmelamotto focused on those great big jewels, "Maxima. Tiaras. Nuff said." to which @ThePrinceLogan agreed, "That was my reasoning as well!" Meanwhile, @larissabona chose Maxima "because she's simply stunning." Of all of these queens, she is almost certainly the one you would most want to invite to your party, no matter what kind of party you are having.
|King Felipe and Queen Letizia|
From Casada Rosada of Argentina
via Wikimedia Commons
|Queen Rania speaking at World Economic Forum|
From World Economic Forum via Wikimedia Commons
|Queen Mathilde with her two youngest children, Prince|
Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore
By Charlot B via Wikimedia Commons
Meanwhile, @Missjones888 dismissed all four choices in the poll, proclaiming, "NONE OF THE ABOVE, Queen Elizabeth I or Catherine the Great for me!"
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