What I don't like is that they hardly get any coverage and appreciation -the SRF (has Silvia had a face life, was grumpy cheating again) and the DRF (what is the dames latest tantrum) receive far more (negative) headlines.
At times I feel that it is not appreciated that they did a fantastic job: they raised two nice children (who had an odd choice of partners
), they are doing their job always without much fuss and really well (see Harald's speach), they seem to be genuinely happy with each other and the live without the big theatratical events (that the DRF loves). Sonja seems to be totally and genuinely happy with herself and she is aging gracefully, but without being matronly.
I think they are perfect role-models. Sorry. Speech ended.