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Old 09-11-2013, 09:34 PM
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Well when Grace Kelly was alive and during the 80s and 90s Monaco was often in the American tabloids. The last time I remember seeing news on the Grimaldi's besides the moderate coverage on the wedding, was when Albert's son was born.
Yes when Princess Grace was alive she was frequently giving interviews to American women's magazines. The tabloids always had gossip about the Grimaldi's of Monaco. That ended about a year after her death. Now the press ignores Monaco.

Very few magazines in the US carry stores about the Griamaldis. Most of the news reporters of Grace and Rainier's age are old or deceased. Those reporters liked to write about Monaco. Now the current generation of news reporters don't really have any kind of a connection or interest in Monaco or the Grimaldi family.

My guess is that the Royal family of Spain gets the most attention after the British Royal Family.

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Old 09-11-2013, 09:57 PM
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Up until a few years ago I was unaware Spain even had a royal family. But then, I didn't pay much attention to any of the royals and the only ones I knew about were the British and (up to a point) Monaco. Maybe Japan, but only that they had a royal family, not that I could name any of them.

As much as some appear to deeply dislike the British royals, they do tend to make people aware that there are other royal houses out there and they aren't the only ones that exist. In all the runup to William and Catherine's wedding, I got interested in who was invited and where they were from and then got dazzled by all the pictures of the shiny, shiny jewelry. :) Then I wanted to know who owned that and where it was from, and it all grew from there.

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Old 09-24-2013, 03:08 PM
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Next to the Windsors, the Grimaldis. Everyone I know is aware of Grace Kelly, the gorgeous American movie star who left Hollywood to marry a Prince.

Even if they no longer have the fairydust glamour that they did when Rainier and Grace were alive they still make the news mostly because of Caroline's beautiful children.

It's also why there are still movies made about Grace and Monaco to this day.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:20 AM
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It would depend where you live, the Aussies may be interested in the Danish RFs while in Argentina they may favor the Dutch because of Max. In the US, the Karshadians get more coverage than all of other non British royals. Older Americans can probably recognize Albert, Caroline and Stephanie of Monaco due to the Grace Kelly link. Queen Noor of Jordan could also get recognized by the older folks.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:19 PM
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Tough question.

  • In terms of personal wealth and "celebrity" status, I'd say the princely family of Monaco, even though Monaco itself is not an important country.
  • In terms of history and "gravitas", I would say the royal families of Spain and the Netherlands, for being old dynasties ruling important countries which were once major imperial/colonial powers.
Overall, based on criteria of historical importance and past geopolitical influence, my list would be (*):

  1. The British Royal Family
  2. The Spanish Royal Family
  3. The Dutch Royal Family
  4. The Swedish Royal Family
  5. The Danish Royal Family (old, but not that prestigious)
  6. The Belgian Royal Family
  7. The Norwegian Royal Family
  8. The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg
and, then, down the list, the princely families of Monaco and Liechtenstein.

In the current "pomp and ceremony" department (state events, jewellery and regalia, residences, etc.) the list would probably change to (excluding the principalities and the grand duchy)

  1. The British Royal Family
  2. The Dutch Royal Family
  3. The Swedish and Danish Royal Families (more or less on similar levels; I couldn't say who would come first)
  4. The Belgian, Spanish and Norwegian Royal Families (more "low-key" than the first three groups above)
The lines can be blurred sometimes though.

(*) Note: I am not considering former royal families, e.g. of France, Austria or Russia, which of course would historically be way up on the list.
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:47 PM
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Just based on my own experiences (here in the US) I think more people have heard of the Grimaldis - at the very least, Princess Grace, though I've heard more than one person refer to her as a princess of Morocco. If you count former ruling families, a lot of people know about the Russian and French families.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:13 PM
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To be honest, I don't think any others (except the British) are well-known in the USA.

There's a bit of residual interest in Grace Kelly's children, but it doesn't seem to carry over to her grandchildren; I doubt if one American in fifty would recognize any of the Casiraghi offspring, and forget about Stephanie's children.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:04 PM
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The next family royal family would be the Royal Family of Monaco as I heard about them a lot growing up. My mom liked Grace Kelly and would often talk about her marriage to the Prince. The Swedish Royal Family would be another.

This sounds very bizarre being the royal lover I am but I didn't know that the Spanish Royal Family had been reinstated on the throne in 1975 until I took a Winter Term Class in college about Spanish History.

I probably would only recognize in the Royal Family of Monaco the children of Princess Grace. I wouldn't recognize the children of Princess Stephanie or Princess Caroline.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:28 PM
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As an interesting aside the only reigning monarch in Latin America is Queen Elizabeth II of Belize. Since she is also Queen of Canada and several Carribean countries it is no wonder the House of Windsor is the best known.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:56 PM
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Here in Portugal is the Spanish Royal Family, the British and the Monegasque Princely Family. Every week or so there is always something about them in the magazines.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Baron Brockdorf View Post
the swedish royal family is quite famous in finland germany brazil, and here in malta we get a lot of news about them
Yep, especially with Queen Silvia in Germany as she comes from Germany. My German great-grandmother always said Silvia was Germany's queen too.

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