Monday, December 04, 2006

Sheikh MO

The lil girl is Sheikha Shamma and the lil boy is.... well her father Sheikh Mohammad bin Maktoum, ruler of Dubai.

I had to post this pic, its sooooooooooo cute.

That makes me wonder why havent i posted on the Maktoums previously?!! Sheikh Mo is a fabulous ruler. He was chiefly the architect (along with his late father and brother) of modern prosperous Dubai.

One cannot compare him with other monarchs around the world for the simple reason that he is an Absolute ruler while most of the other royals are (sadly) only constituitional or figuritive. Even so Sheikh Mo can be called even more praiseworthy as he is a hands on active hard working ruler. If he wanted he could just sit back and relax and lead a horrible indolent life (what with his wealth and power, he cud do anything he liked ) , but Sheikh Mo rules the state with an iron hand.

That brings me back to my belief that monarchies are grrrreat for a nation if the ruler is an enlightened one. No democracy, republic , socialist state etc etc can compare. Of course if the ruler is a weak puppet or an indolent fool then nothing could be worse. But history gives us example 's of marvellous rulers. I guess i like to romanticise history, and that can be achieved only in a kingly era, one just doesnt get the same feel about communist or socialist leaders!


Blogger Taina said...

hmm yes we do have a royal family... only they don't have any kind of power or any saying in ruling our country....why?

4:11 PM  
Blogger royalrichfamous said...

Im interested in royals around the world. But i dont know anything about the portuageese royal family.

Are there any websites about them?

Do the people of portugal like and respect them?

6:36 AM  
Blogger Bluegirl said...

The royal family is called Braganca, am I correct? And they are derived from Capetings, I think:)

11:30 AM  
Blogger royalrichfamous said...

hello bluegirl,

i think its braganza. but i am very confused about the portuagese royal family - i mean ive read about them being the kings of brazil as well as portugal.

do you know far this is true?

ill put up a post on them as soon as i find enough information.

5:05 AM  
Blogger Bluegirl said...

hey, royalrich:) how are You? any new Queen's face to face seeings? I'm so jealosus abou it:)

7:12 AM  
Blogger royalrichfamous said...

hiya bluegirl, how r u my friend? ahh well no have'nt seen any queens lately :)

dont honestly think ill be seeing any in the near future either :(

lemme know if u see some :)

havent been around will post some stuff soon enough.

9:33 AM  

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