The latest Vanity Fair issue has several articles on royalty.
I found the article on Queen Rania of Jordan quite interesting. I think it's quite plausible she has done good work for her citizens in respect to awareness of child abuse, honor killing, and family planning. But the article quoted the queen about issues relating to the US and Israel and Arab anger towards the US without any counterpoint or contradiction. The article also states that the queen is Palestinian, and that 60% of Jordanians are Palestinian. I did not see any definition of what "Palestinian" means in this particular context (although I know the Jordanian royal family consists of Hashemites). I did further research outside the article, it appears that Queen Rania's prosperous family formerly lived in Kuwait, but like many other Palestinians, they were kicked out after the 1991 Gulf War because they were suspected of being Iraqi sympathizers. They then moved to Jordan.
It's clear Queen Rania has shopping issues similar to say Imelda Marcos or Suwa Arafat, which I find hard to justify in a relatively poor country. She is also a very personable and attractive mouthpiece for a dressed-up version of justifications for Arab attacks against the US and Israel. But I have to admit she is in a situation where saying anything else would not be the wisest course of action for her personal wellbeing.
Apart from the Queen Rania article, an article on the Duke and Duchess of Windsor mentions the Duke's antisemitism (probably no surprise to many). But one reason the Duke was so eager to visit Hitler in 1937, in addition to the Duke's own beliefs, was because Hitler would treat the Duchess like a queen - literally.
Another article mentions the king of Bulgaria, who saved 50,000 Jews from deportation at the last minute during WWII. However, Jews in territories that were obtained by Bulgaria during the war were deported.
I probably won't have a chance to type anything up for a while from the article, but if anyone else wants to feel free.