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Old 09-10-2006, 10:54 AM
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In 2003 I read an interview to Fernanda Casiraghi (Charlotte Casiraghi's paternal Grandmother) speaking about her grandchildren Andrea, Charlotte, Pierre.
I had never heard about them before.
Immediately I like very much that family, in particular Charlotte. Than I went on Internet and I searched " Charlotte CASIRAGHI "; I found a lot of pictures about her and I was really surprised.
From that time I'm really interested in Casiraghi Trio.

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Old 09-10-2006, 12:03 PM
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I became interested in royalty when I vacationed in Cannes and went to visit Monaco and I thought the idea of princesses living in a castle by the sea was the most romantic thing I could imagine. I was so surprised to read an interview of Princess Caroline who was asked what it felt like to be a princess that she too, when was little dreamed of being a princess. I still haven't quite figured out that response yet.
At any rate, now, I am interested in all royals because they are the living embodiments of the past, of history, in a way that elected presidents aren't. (I am all for democrcay, don't get me wrong!) But when we see royals, we know we have a tie to centaries past. Nothing else (alive) can do that, and I think that now, more than ever, when things are going so fast, royals make us slow down and think of the continuity of life.

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Old 09-10-2006, 08:37 PM
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When I was a youngster living in Canada, I used to carry a Lego block scepter and wrap a big blanket around my shoulders and open Parliament in the morning as the television stations played "God Save the Queen." I guess it never wore off. And then I fell in love with Diana.
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Old 09-30-2006, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by linneatherose
My friends in college always called me the Swedish Princess, so I decided to find out about the REAL Swedish Princesses. That led me to look for more royals, since the only ones we don't have to SEEK OUT in the US are the English royals. Ever since then, I've been hooked! My younger sister Anneke is a DEAD RINGER for Princess Madeleine!!
Wow, that's cool. What a coincidence that your sister looks like Madeleine. Yes, that's true about the US. All you hear about are the Windsors.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:17 PM
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I remember seeing a film showing the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. I was impressed by the uniforms. My mother had us stay home from school to watch Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips' wedding.
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:39 PM
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I actually only got interested in royals about a year ago. I bought that special edition of people magazine about royals (it should have been the Windsors and Grimaldi Royal Book, because that's all they focused on). I just got it because I thought Prince William was cute. Funny how my views have changed! He's still good looking, just not my type.... anyway, I looked at it, and thought it was interesting, but didn't pay any other attention to it. I mean, the only real memory of royalty I had was watching Diana's funeral on t.v. with my parents and brothers. I wasn't born when they were married. I then got VERY interested in the Romanovs, and in researching them I found out about the Danish royals. I vaguely remembered hearing about a prince marrying a girl from Australia who he met in a bar, and I knew it was them. I then saw a picture of their one-year-old little boy, and I fell in love. I wanted to learn even more about other Royal Families, so I joined TRF. Boy, have I learned a lot! I'm now most interested in the Spanish and Danish royals, because I think that they have the cutest kids!
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:47 PM
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I got into royalty about 10 years ago when I watched news events surrounding the death of Diana. The Funeral was the first royal event I ever watched. I asked my mother to buy a book of Diana for me which she did and eventually my parents gave me a Diana documentary as one of my birthday gifts when I had just turned eight. Then I started researching about the British Royal Family and many other European,Asian, and African royal families.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:14 AM
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I'm only interested in the Grimaldis, well Casiraghis to be exact. I saw picture of Andrea when I was younger, and I liked him. I started to like him even more when I found out we're about same age. Recently I got interested in Pierre too, because he looks better than Andrea these days...

Grace Kelly had something to do with my intrest in the family too.
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:26 AM
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I've always been interested but didn't really go out of my way until I became sick and convalescing meant I had time on my hands. With the internet, CP Frederick marrying CP Mary and plenty of time .... oh ... boy ... plenty of time.... I was lucky to have a laptop available to me and I just started looking up things ... this forum really helped a lot because it is such a meeting point and has so mush information so THANK YOU TRFs!! You have helped me pass many a long hour in bed.

PS: Oh! I just remembered ... I did collect magazines featuring Princess Diana when I was younger ... and I bought a couple of books but my knowledge of the royal families has only really grown since I've had time and access to the internet.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:26 AM
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I remember that I´ve asked once, if you think that Royal-watching is embarrassing or not. And now I want do know, why are you interested in Royals?

For myself I guess it´s the community...if I wouldn´t find people, with which I could discuss Royal stuff, I probably wouldn´t be that interested anymore. When I was younger I was caught of all this glamour and the pure princessy image...but today I see them more as ordinary people (not as "Saints" anymore), who do interesting things, caused through their roles, upbringing etc.
But the community is surely the biggest factor. It´s as if you would immerse in a completely quiet own little world, where you know the "rules of the game" and where you can relax.
My friend introduced me to this interest but he himself is not interested into this hobby anymore now.
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:33 PM
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When we were children we were not allowed to turn on a radio or television on Sunday at my grandparent's house when we would for visit the entire day. The only form of entertainment was to read...and they had a library full of history and royal biographies..Thus my love for royalty preceded any formal education or history class. I learned to read being fascinated about Edward VII..and the Edwardian age..which my grandmother could relate how life was for her during those years.
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:37 PM
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I became interested in Royalty when Diana came on the scene. I pretty much lost interest when she died. I'm getting back into it now, although it just insn't the same.
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:18 PM
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I can't remember when or how I got interested in royalty . . . It's too long time ago. First I was interested in the british royals, I think it was in 1999 or 2000 or 2001 . . . but nowadays I like the Grimaldis more.
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Old 09-07-2007, 05:13 PM
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On september 1st 1997, I first heard the word princess and for the past ten years I've been reading about it. What mostly gets my attention these days other royal families, like the grimaldi's, the Bernadottes, the bourbon's and so on... No offense to the british, but hearing about them all the time is tiring and hearing about the others are new to me.
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:45 PM
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How did you get interested in royalty?

Being a child with asthma, I had to stay indoors alot and to pass the time I would read books - all kinds. I remember watching the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana on tv and I got hooked into reading biographies, mainly about the British Royal Family.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:54 AM
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When i was 4 years old i saw a pic of Prince felipe and felt in love
I was sooo in Love i made my family crazy
And my Grandma was a fan of Grace kelly and she watched every movie and i watched it too i really love the movies they are great.
And i think every girl wants to be a princess
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:43 PM
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..Thus my love for royalty preceded any formal education or history class. I learned to read being fascinated about Edward VII..and the Edwardian age..which my grandmother could relate how life was for her during those years.
How lucky you are.
My family thinks I'm totally nuts. For as long as I can remember, I would always read books or anything that I could get my hands on that dealt with Edwardian history. Then it went to Princess Diana and the RF.
I would read up on the history of the palaces and castles.
Now my family still think that I'm nuts, but not so much. It took a trip to Europe and me explaining the history behind everything we saw for them to understand my fascination with everything.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:49 PM
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When I was in the 4th grade, our school instituted it's first honor roll program. If your grade point average was 3.0 to 3.4, you made the second honor roll and got a pretty card with your name in silver letters. If you made the first honor roll which was for a grade point average of 3.5 or better, your name was in gold letters. Anyway, I was the only kid in my grade to make the first honor roll, so I came in for a lot of attention.

A couple weeks later, I'm in English class and Sister Loretta stops by my desk and requests my homework assignment. For some reason, I had completely forgotten about it so I told her that I was sorry, but I forgot to do it.

"You forgot to do it!" Just because you made the first honor roll, you think you don't have to do homework?! Prince Charles has to do his homework and he's going to be King!"

That all sounded great to me, but who was Prince Charles? I went to my local library and found a book about the Royal Family. Through the years, I started reading more and more books about Charles and the other British royals and then expanded to other royal families. Also, I attended a Catholic elementary school and every once in a while we would get some story about Princess Caroline of Monaco.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:38 AM
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My key to the royal world were the narrations of my grandfather, when he was a soldier in World War 2. He told them so interesting that my interest in history was awaked. Then I want to know everything about the history and I learn that there are kings and queens and so on. And then I want to know everything about them, and now, I am a royal watcher!
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Old 10-18-2007, 04:47 AM
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i was never interested much in royalty, even in my own country. but about 4 years ago, i was bored and surfed the net for hours when i saw a picture of charlotte walking up the stairs, holding a skateboard. and i went, wow she's royal? and playing skateboards? and gorgeous? so, i started reading everything i could about her, and her brothers and family until now. boy, i love that girl.

At least I can be rich in my mind, after all that's where the real wealth resides.
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