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Old 06-21-2013, 12:11 AM
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Diana! I was older than she and younger than he. It was a fairy tale and I was enchanted. Then Fergie came along and made me laugh. Then the wings fell off the fairy. And I actually started to learn about the BRF.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:08 AM
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I became interested due to Grace Kelly and the simple fact that i love everything related to history. I adore seeing little baby pictures of Queen Elizabeth II, she made such a sweet baby!! I guess that some of it came from seeing black and white pictures that people colored, plain curiosity, and hearing about the death Diana in my history class.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:32 AM
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I became enthralled when Queen Elizabeth, then Princess Elizabeth, was courting Philip. I was a starry eyed teen at the time.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:05 AM
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Why do you like the Royals?

I'm writing a book on people's opinions of the British Royal family. I would like to get to know why people like/dislike the Royals, their memories of Royal events/visits/meetings and why people across the world are so fascinated with our Royal family.

If you are interested in helping out, then please drop me a message.

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Old 07-24-2013, 01:45 PM
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My interest in Royals started with Princess Diana's death. That's when I picked up every book available on Diana.

I was 14 then and thought the royal family was bad for having treated Diana the way the books portrayed.

I felt for her sons ( I actually had a crush in prince William) and read abt them.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:47 PM
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If you want to talk further about it then please email me: david.foy90@gmail.com
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:51 PM
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:43 PM
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I think at first it is the fairytale of royal privilege that makes a person interested. Just like the red carpet with performers. Love to see the designer gowns, designer suits and jewels.

Diana, Princess of Wales' book made me take notice of BRF. I watched their wedding and thought what a fairytale and then the book. WOW a soap opera! The press made the BRF a major interest to people worldwide.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be living in London soon and in a fishbowl. Baby Cambridge is going to much needed security. I also like other royal houses, but the press coverage of the BRF is overwhelming.

Getting back to the real reason we like royals its their work they do for causes dear to them.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:57 AM
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I am a lover of history, especially about Monarchies, since the great history came from them.
I guess that my interest in that captivated me to follow the royalty news nowadays. Their history, traditions, enchanting jewerly, stunning tiaras, grand wardrobe and especially royal children is what I'm interested the most.
As I am such a royalty history lover, I like to follow almost all monarchies and know more about them, costumes and their past, I don't have any favourite senior royal, because I like them all, especially the main families (heirs, etc...), but I have a crush for royal children, especially the heirs, but I guess I have a favourite royal children (Infanta Leonor), but I love them all.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:00 AM
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I'm just obsessed with it all... the history, the clothes, the jewels, the lifestyle... My mom swears I must have been a queen in another life. She actually bought me a membership for searching out my genealogy to prove it lol. Only in the 1800s atm... will get there I guess lol. I do know my last name can be traced back to Britannia clans back in the 1000's.

I'm also writing a novel based on a made up royal family in modern times:) I just LOVE it all.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:56 AM
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My mother was a Monarchist she bought all the books and magazines watched every show on TV about Royals and talked about them like she knew them. LOL It kind of rubbed off on me I remember watching Princess Annes wedding with her and we made a real event out of it and any other Royal Wedding that happened while she was alive.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:01 AM
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I'm just obsessed with it all... the history, the clothes, the jewels, the lifestyle... My mom swears I must have been a queen in another life. She actually bought me a membership for searching out my genealogy to prove it lol. Only in the 1800s atm... will get there I guess lol. I do know my last name can be traced back to Britannia clans back in the 1000's.

I'm also writing a novel based on a made up royal family in modern times:) I just LOVE it all.
I wrote a novel based on royalty as well, but mine is from the 17 century, with an Austrian Imperial Family, just a summary (The youngest of three children but the only daughter of the Emperor and Empress of Austria life journey. The trials and dificulties the Princess faces on arranged marriages, escape attempts, diferent cultures, love struggles, etc...The marriage with the Crown Prince of Portugal, miscarriages, etc...EVERYTHING told from the perspective of her personal maid.)
It is very cool I also had to make some research about the Austrian culture, palaces, costumes, wardrobe. Read lots of things about the 17th century. My story is made-up, fictional characters, but the surroundings are all true. My novel is called "Memoirs of a Plebeian"

I'm now going for other direction, a bit more dificult. I did a brief summary about a novel I'm going to write now, called "Ameerah", set in Joseon (old Kingdom of Korea), Japan and Ming (old Imperial China).
The summary is: The Ming Emperor wasn't married and didn't have children, so his officials arranged a marriage with the sister of the King of Joseon, to held political ties with both countries. But the marriage was childless so the Emperor had a second wife whom he loved and cherished but she died giving birth to his only child, a daughter, the jealously first wife had a plan with her brother the King of Joseon to have the baby be killed, so that they could overthrone the Ming Emperor. But the baby is switched by the wife's maid, fearing for the life of the innocent child secretly and sends her to a Noble Japanese household of envoys, but the baby girl suffers hardships there. When the girl learns her true identity she goes to her homeland country to start a civil war and wins and is proclaimed the Great Empress of Ming China.

It's just a summary, but I'll write a novel based on that brief summary with more details and history. I had written many summaries with lots of diferent stories, but I'll take this one first to write my second full novel.
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:58 AM
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How did you get an interest in royality?

I woud read how far they go back in history from school.I do not know a lot about the royal families, so I am going to start reading on the royal forums.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:33 AM
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I've been drawn to history since childhood, starting with Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War when I was in 4th grade. Then the summer of my 12th birthday I saw the BBC TV series "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" and I was simply transfixed. I developed a sort of girl crush on Catherine of Aragon, just felt so terribly sad for her. I became obsessed with Tudor history, then the Valois and Bourbons of France, then the Romanovs of Russia. I had and still have such a vivid imagination I could easily visualize myself in whatever Royal Court in whichever period I wanted.

I have basically been hooked most of my life, my family thought I was a real weirdo!
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:46 PM
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I'm not sure how it started my interest in monarchies. But I started to interest me more at the time of the wedding of Felipe and Letizia. I saw this wedding on television.
Then I was watching the Royals by the magazines and the interest started to grow increasingly over time. Today we know much about the stories of current and former monarchies. I'm a monarchist.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:51 PM
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My interest in royalty started when Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip married. I have always loved history and royalty just made it more interesting.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:18 AM
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I've always been fascinated by royalty: when I was a child I used to dream about Prince William. As I grew my interest started spreading...
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:47 PM
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One may follow a particular Royal Family because one's ancestors were originally in that country.
Thus you are learning about the history and culture of your ancestors.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:48 PM
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On sites like this, it is like cutout dolls. Yes, historically, they have played a part, but mostly today they are window dressing.
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Old 01-03-2015, 06:43 AM
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my 2cts:
it seems that on internet there are two types of royalty followers:
- those who like royals, royal history, royal jewels, think there should be more royals, and love to talk about that
- those who think royals are completely ridiculous, moneygrabbing, part of ancient history, think they should be abolished and love to talk about that
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