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Old 04-17-2011, 04:46 AM
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I got interested after CP Victoria wedding.I read it on a blog,then I wanted to know more about the wedding,then Victoria,then other royals,then royal history......and now im here.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:28 AM
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For me it were a lot of little things that goz me hooked in royalty. It started around 1992 when I was a young teenager. My aunt (very intersted in royalty) had always a lot of newspapers and magazines lying around and when I visited her I was always skipping trough them, trying to find out what was true and what was just a big blow-up or pure lies by the media (German media is big in blow-up and lies *sigh*).

In some ways I'm very traditional and knowing that there were real Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses still around meaning that real life was somehow interwoven with fairy tales kind of facinated me. So it became a habit to skip through my aunts magazines and newspapers and get the news on the royals and eventually my aunt told me the really interesting news right when I stepped into her appartment (and I was at hers a lot, because she was more like a bigger sister than an aunt). We talked about royals a lot and discussed the recent news. Sometimes for hours. And we weren't always on the same page but that made it all the more interesting. *lol*

In those first years I was most interested in:

- the Swedish Royal Family. 1. Because they had kids my age and a really, really handsome prince who didn't get as much media coverage like his sister. A fact that I was mad about so I sucked up every little detail I could get about Carl Philip. Even if it was just a tiny picture of him in the background of a story about Victoria/Madeleine. 2. Because for a while I was really mad about the changes of succession which robbed Carl Philip of his rights as a heir. Like I mentioned earlier I'm very traditional in some ways and I definitely wasn't okay with heirs regardless of gender. Don't get this wrong. I'm all for equality, but some things are better of when they stick to tradition and royalty is one of those things IMO. Also I'm very sad about the fact that there won't be any kings in the next generation with all those firstborn girls. If they go for equality they should go all the way. Which means man who marry crownprincesses or queens should become crownprinces or kings. In this case it would be the "Crownprincess couple: Crownprinccess Victoria and Crownprince Daniel". But I get way to far off-topic here.

- The Grimaldis: Or more specifically Caroline and her kids, because Stefanos accident was just two years back and I was just so sorry for the little kids who didn't have a father anymore. I always thought about how I would feel without a father and I was horrified by that thought. So my heart simply went out for them. But over the years I slowly lost interest in them simply because those little kids grew older and definitely when Caroline married Ernst August. nHow she could do that I will never get. No offense but EA is one big idiot.

- For a very short time the Danish Royal Family: The wedding of Joachim and Alexandra in 1995. It was the first royal wedding I ever saw (on a tiny black/white-TV in a very bad quality). I saw it simply because my aunt always told me how magical Charles and Dianas wedding was (a couple I only knew the bad sides of marriage about) and I wanted to see how a royal wedding really is. And my aunt was right. Royal weddings were magical (even in bad black/white quality). But after the wedding my interest got lost because they were so much older then me.

- For an even shorter time in Edward and Sophie of Wessex: The first royal wedding I saw in color on a big screen TV (not that tiny black/white TV). It was a special wedding for me because I had visited Windsor Castle just three month before when my aunt and me were in London for a week. I was always like "hey, that's were I sat eating my icecream" or "see, this little shop? That's where I bought the postcard I send my parents". It was a very special day because for the first time ever I had the feeling that royalty isn't just some real life fairytale that will never touch my life. Because in a very strange way it did touch my life on that day.

- And naturally Dianas death didn't escape my interest. I had the same feelings for William and Harry which I had for the Grimaldi Trio years ago and I was crying constantly when I saw them walking quietly (and heartbreakingly non-crying through the streets of London).


Nowadays my interests changed a little bit. I still think Carl Philip was somehow robbed even if he and Victoria didn't seem fazed by this fact. But today I'm also more interested in the royal houses of Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands. Simply because of all those weddings and little princesses and princes running around. It's so great seeing the next generation growing up. Some day in the far future I can tell my grandchildren that I remember "like it was today" when King Christian, Queen Ingrid, Queen Catharina-Amalia, Queen Leonor, etc were born and what a hype that was. And I even saw their parents get married "live on TV". I love fantazising about what will be. Who those kids will marry later. How they will interact. If maybe Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway will fall in love with little Princess Josephine of Denmark. Or if Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Prince Christian of Denmark and Prince/Princess XY of Sweden (Victorias and Daniels first child) will be just as close as their royal born parents today. And well, I also can't wait if Christian sticks with tradition and name his firstborn son Frederik or if he breaks it.

All this is what is interesting me nowadays. Weddings, kids, future fantasies. And definitely how the current crownprince-generation look, what they wear, how they appear in public (is it just me or does Frederik really get more and more nadsome the older he gets? He always had this little boy look but he's grown into a very handsome man recently).

OK, I stop now. This turned out to be way longer that I thought.

PS: I always am sad that Germany isn't a monarchy anymore. We could use a little glamour and someone to really identify with in comparsion to all these old (well mostly old) men (the Bundespräsidenten) that represent us. They come and go every 5 years and most of the german people don't even know who is currently Bundespräsident. I which we had still a royal family that could represent us just like all the other royal families do in their countries. And I'm even more sad when I see all the hype in England now (and in the other countries in the past) with the royal wedding. We could have this hype too in Germany because the man who would be our Emporer today is going to marry this summer. It could have been our very own fairytale. What a shame it will never come true. *sigh*
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:10 AM
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I lost interest with the Diana phenomenon as she simply turned me off anything royal but after her death and when Charles married Camilla I regained some small interest.
Same here. I was too young to have much awareness of the Diana phenomenom, but the return to a no frills Royal Family, has contributed to my interest. I don't like that "jet setter" type of fame, and this isn't limited to Royalty. My favorite celebrity in the entertainment industry is a low key television actress
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:04 AM
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Trying to contact family led me here... thanks Google !
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:18 AM
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Though due to the recent search i found that even tatoo'd trash from the States (me) can be in line for the British throne... Number 2283 to be exact :))
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:25 PM
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The Regal Republic: Why are Americans obsessed with the Royal family? - Rupert Cornwell, Commentators - The Independent
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:53 PM
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I have had an interest in the royal family since a small child, after the royal visit I was told that we were descendants of the royal family,
now I am retired I have the time to research the family genealogy and discovered we are related to the Queen on two sides of the family, on my fathers side from the Stewart ( Stuart ) family, on my mothers side also the Stewart family and the mcdonnell clan.
very interesting to trace your family
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:07 PM
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It seemed to start with two events for me. First in 2005 PBS aired the six part 2004 documentary series "A Royal Family" talking about Christian IX of Denmark and his children marrying into the leading European familes. It was amazing how one humble family became the tree of almost all the present day royals. The next year was Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday and I went from there, with a specific interest in the Victorian royals and the network of relations throughout Europe. It's not the most exciting story but I am captivated by them!
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:08 PM
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I have had an interest in the royal family since a small child, after the royal visit I was told that we were descendants of the royal family,
now I am retired I have the time to research the family genealogy and discovered we are related to the Queen on two sides of the family, on my fathers side from the Stewart ( Stuart ) family, on my mothers side also the Stewart family and the mcdonnell clan.
very interesting to trace your family

thepeerage.com has helped me quite a bit.. it is very extensive
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:34 PM
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Growing up, my mom was always a big Diana fan and so I always knew about the British royal family. I've read a lot about Queen Victoria and her children/grandchildren. I remember a time when I thought I would never be able to get the modern royal family links straight in my head, and yet now I do, for the most part!
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:04 PM
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I became interested in Royalty after reading a coffee table book about Princess Diana, and Magazines involving the Royals around the world. Watching Movies about Royalty also made me interested in knowing about the Royals.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:23 AM
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When I was young my grandma always had lots of these "gossip rags" with lots of (mostly untrue) stories about the royal families and I always read them. So I knew a couple of things about them and they kind of fascinated me, though I don't believe that any person is better than others, but it's probably the mystery that made me interested in them... I especially loved Princess Diana, I still know exactly how I found out about her death and how shocked I was.
Then I lost interest for a couple of years (growing up, I probably had better things to wonder about than Royals ) and it all came back with the lovely wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:01 PM
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I'm heavily involved in politics and have lived in a monarchy and have relatives from another monarchy.

I am not interested in day-to-day lives of royals, or royal weddings, etc.- I am just interested in monarchy as a different way of governing.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:17 PM
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why I am a royalist? May be because I love history ,traditions and fairy tales, and if you love all of the above ,it is no way not not have at least a little tiny dream of being a princess :)
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:52 AM
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I was at the age of 8 years and was sitting in front of the TV watching King Carl Gustav marriying Queen Silvia. I was deeply impressed about this event. A few days after the wedding my father gifted me with some magazins with pictures .... ahhh and then my passion was born.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:09 AM
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Through being obsessed with the movie Sissi and then going on the internet ofcourse. One thing led to another and here I am.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:00 PM
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I remember watching QMII's New Years speeches every year as a kid, as a child though, I took a greater interest in Princess Alexandra (now the Countess of Frederiksborg), I remember once telling my grandmother that I'd wish that Prince Joachim had been the oldest of him and Frederik so that 'beautiful Alex can be our Queen!' Now I'm quite glad that Frederik is the oldest and I'm more interested in his family than Joachim's (it all comes down to Alexandra obviously, when she and Joachim got divorced I lost my interest in him ).
When I was about 11-12 years old my big Romanov obsession started when digging deeper in the DRF, I took a serious interest in Princess Dagmar or Maria Feodorovna as she became, through her I got interested in her son, the Emperor, and his wife and children.
Queen Elizabeth II is the regent that has always, secretly fascinated me the most (maybe just apart from King Christian IX and Tsar Nicholas II). She's just such a fierce woman and I really admire her a lot. Princess Margaret has also always been interesting to me. Since I was about three years old when Princess Diana died, I was a big too young to be caught by the big Diana wave, although I've always been stunned by her loving personality. Now of course, my big hype is Will and Kate
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:02 PM
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My interest in royalty is from an historical aspects. I´m very interseted in history, anthropology, politics, protocol, fashion and architecture. I´m interested especialy in British Royal Family. I love all British.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:18 PM
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:52 PM
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When I was in my mid-teens, my mother handed down a book to me that she'd finished reading. The book was entitled "The Concubine", about Anne Boleyn, and that started my fascination with royalty. The Tudors are still my favorites, and the British Royal Family are still the family that I'm most interested in.
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