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Old 08-18-2009, 06:38 PM
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Monaco Royals most popular on the TRF?

I been a member of the TRF for a couple of months. I noticed that the most viewers are always in the Monaco threads. For such a small city -state this country gets alot of our attention. The royal family is quite small but the camera lenses love the women of the family!

Is the fascination due to Grace? Caroline? Albert? Rainier?
For me, I love rooting for the under dog. I love how Grace and Rainier transformed this relatively unknown place into the modern principality it is today! I guess that royal family is half Philadelphian makes t an added plus for me!
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:55 PM
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it`s both glory and tragedy that makes this family so special.
many times i think it`s also because the people are in love not only by it`s past and members but the location: Monaco, a symbol of la dolce vita. The living style of Char, Caro... it`s what the majority aspire to.
just thinking for example at Norvegian royalty makes me think Norvegia, cold, boring, snowy, rainy, little monden life ... thanks not
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:19 PM
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Thankfully to the Princess Caroline, the most glamourous and elegant princess :-)
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:37 AM
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Incontestably Princess Caroline for her charme and energy, her strong personality .
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:48 AM
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Different strokes for different folks as they say... it probably makes a difference whether one is considering a foreign monarchy as opposed to ones own. And ever since Princess Grace came into the picture I've felt that the Grimaldis were partly ours' as well. But regardless of that, when it is "your" monarchy, it seems to me to be alot like your family. You cannot pick favorites (though you might) and you love them no matter what they do, whether or not they impress or disappoint you etc, but you love them simply because they are your own and that's enough.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:02 AM
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All posts of DuedePhiladelphia's new thread have been
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:34 AM
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I agree with your sentiments, although there are times when I could get my hackles up about the way some members of the family behave, I still find myself following their every move. I feel I've grown up with Caroline & Stephanie & Grace has become an example of everything I admire about Royalty. I'm also enjoying watching Charlotte grow up. I guess if I'm honest Albert doesn't hold the same fascination for me - perhaps if he were produce an "official" family of his own ....
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:57 AM
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I have always found the people who live and work in Monaco to be very friendly and welcoming. Once when I parked my car in the wrong place a policeman came over to tell I couldn't park there, and when he found out I was from Philadelphia he found a spot for me to park and guided me there!!!! Where else on earth can you find that kind of friendly atmosphere!!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:48 AM
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I think that my heart belongs to Princess Grace and Princess Caroline.
I have always appreciated Princess Grace's contribution, it's simply priceless.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:52 AM
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it`s both glory and tragedy that makes this family so special.
many times i think it`s also because the people are in love not only by it`s past and members but the location: Monaco, a symbol of la dolce vita. The living style of Char, Caro... it`s what the majority aspire to.
just thinking for example at Norvegian royalty makes me think Norvegia, cold, boring, snowy, rainy, little monden life ... thanks not
I guess I can say I completely agree with you about the Grimaldis.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:46 PM
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For us like with most people the fascination with Monaco started quite the happenstance out of sheer curiousity.

Although we have never been given much to tabloid fodder; we do however have always been quite the enjoyment of all things French!! quite honestly, who doesn't!
Never knowing much more about Pss Grace than she made great movies & Ranier has/always was the dashing one!
We had no knowledge of anything much about Monaco other than it existed and was always described by others as a place of intrinsic beauty; which alas, we had never seen.


Quite like others, we too are travel bugs and curiousity had a firm grip on us to to see many different parts of the world we have yet to have traveled too!!


Quite unlike most, however, we had no knowledge of PSS Grace origins prior to hollywood or; for that fact, about Raniers upbringing as well.
So, one day we decided to whet our curiousity about Monaco.
As surely we can all atest to; it is imposible to find only "one" thing about Monaco to be fascinating.


We found Monaco's beauty and Georgian style to be absolutely captivating in it's architecture and decor quite easily making it for us a truly fascinating place! it's climate and gardens to be an absolute delightful truly with it's climate making for a gorogeous gardens!


The Oceanographic musee is magnificient and one of the 'first' stops on our computer tour and to this day the pics with PA and royal family standing in front of the floor to ceiling (or it appears to be ceiling height) glass aquarium to this day still makes for a breathtaking site leaving one in awe- as we have always enjoyed all things of oceans!



The history of the first family is quite Facinating and since we knew nothing of them we are still enthralled to have found such a place whose history can be traced to the origins of man.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the royal family is to have discovered that Pss Grace & Ranier actually had never lost their sense of humor as well as having style. As most will agree it's seems difficult to find people in history whom possesed both?? As some of the pics we have enjoyed most were those films of Pss Grace whom contained some of the most delightful humor! it was so refreshing to they kept their joyeux de vie in their daily lives!!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:38 PM
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The reasons for loving the Grimaldi's is that I've always admired three princesses, Grace, Caroline and Stephanie. I grew up admiring their elegance, beauty and their personalities and I also enjoy reading everything about them. I also like Princes Rainier and Prince Albert but I like the princeses more than the princes.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:34 PM
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The union of Prince Rainier and Grace made the world dreamtaken by their ideal marriage and circumstance.They were idealists who held their standards and values high. I love the Grimaldis for their sense of progressive egalitarianism in dealing with people of all races and nationalities.I love the Grimaldis for they to me are the most cosmopolitan royals on earth.
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:18 PM
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Oh, this is easy! I love reading about the Grimaldis more than any of the other current Royals because despite the many scandals and bad behaviors among some in the Princely family, I find them beautiful, brilliant, exotic and elegant.

They live in a tiny, enchanted Principality by the sea, where everyone seems to be wealthy and beautiful, and where dreams and reality merge together-perfect!

It's fascinating and I can't explain it. Even when I was grinding my teeth during Stephanie's personal problems in the 80's and 90's, and lamenting Albert's "baby mamas" and illegitimate children and shaking my head in disgust, it was only temporary.

They mignt not be the best behaved but they are far and away the most interesting...they seem to be a mixture of the unorthodox and classy traditional, all rolled into one.

I can't say this enough...when you compare them to what passes for celebrity in our celebrity obsessed times(Brangelina, the Olsen twins, Britney Spears) there IS no comparison, not even close! I'd rather read about Caroline and Ernst any day...not to mention the magnificent Casiraghi children and their boyfriend/girlfriends. And I am holding out hope for Albert to meet and marry his Princess to make it even more wonderful.

The Grimaldis have it all...beauty, lineage, scandal and unbelievable tragedy.

I just love them!
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The Irish have a long love affair with the Grimaldi's

Is there a thread on the Grimaldi Jewels/Tiaras ?
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The Irish have a long love affair with the Grimaldi's

Is there a thread on the Grimaldi Jewels/Tiaras ?
An Ard Ri, we have a subforum called "Royal Jewels" for all
royal families, there you can find several threads about the
jewellery of the Grimaldi princesses, just click the link and take
a look if you like
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:30 AM
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An Ard Ri, we have a subforum called "Royal Jewels" for all
royal families, there you can find several threads about the
jewellery of the Grimaldi princesses, just click the link and take
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Thank You,I'm just having a peek
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:23 AM
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I enjoy look at all the Princesses. From Grace on down to Charlotte (who I know is not techincally a princess) fashions. They are/were some, IMHO, of the best dressed women in the world. Classic is the way I would describe most of their clothes.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:26 PM
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Say did you see Charlotte made Lucky magazine for fashions?
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I love them because they all have such unique personalities they allow to shine through...I am also struck by the fact that they are an extremely attractive royal family yet they do not seem to be stuck up and full of pretense. They have carved out their own lives and their own identities which makes them one of the most interesting - if not THE most interesting - of the royal families!
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