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Old 07-23-2005, 04:57 PM
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when I was 8 princess stephanie helped me to fix my sandcastle - I fell in love
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:20 PM
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Having been brought up primarilty by my maternal Grandparents, the 'way things were done' was just so. The ideas and mentality towards the existing establishment was just that it was the right way, and there was no other option in my mind, but for monarchy.

We have a Queen whom I love, and is related to the majority of reigning and non-reigning Royal families, and it was that connection which resulted in me finding out more..
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Old 07-24-2005, 01:45 AM
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I became interested primarily through my love of history. Throughout my teens, I was obsessed with European history, primarily Byzantine, Spanish, and Austrian history- i.e. the Houses of Hapsburg, Paleologus, Comnenus, Borbon. As I read deeper into history, I became ever more interested in the strange customs and niceities of royalty and more convinced that royal houses were integral in the formation of national identities (the British monarchy, perhaps, foremost). I have since, also, become a more ardent republican than ever before, with a very sincere appreciation for the government and politics of these United States.
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Old 09-04-2005, 08:15 PM
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I got interested in royalty when I started to read The Royal Diaries (it's a "young adult" book series). I absolutely loved them, though they probably aren't the most historically correct all the time, I still love them. I was a fan of more modern royals such as Prince William and Prince Harry because I though (and still think, hehee) they're handsome. :)(I'll admit, I think the gorgeous castles, clothes, and jewelry are so much fun to look at and find out information on, too!)
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Old 09-04-2005, 10:02 PM
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i can credit andrea casiraghi! i saw a photo of his on some magazine about six years ago (six years?!! that long? ) and then i started doing a search on the net. and he was so cool! a prince with long hair...i've never heard of anything like that before! i saved lots of pics of andrea and had them printed and when i went to school the next day, i showed his pics to my friends. it was sooo funny...it was like we'd found a new teen idol--the backstreets boys, brad renfro, everyone else was put in the backseat because we were now only interested in this rebel prince! eventually they got over him and i sort of did too but i got more and more interested in royalty. the idea of crown princes and princesses seems so archaic in this day and age...it's just fascinating to me.

i'm also a history major by the way so...
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Old 10-01-2005, 01:22 PM
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I got interested in royalty when prince Filip from Belgiuw married Mathilde. She looks so wonderfull and she always smiles. And than princes Elisabeth was born and so I got interested in the rest of the family too, and from the time I became a member of this forum I became interested in other royal families too.
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Old 10-01-2005, 01:36 PM
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I had a crush on Prince Andrew when I was a teenager, I followed his liaison with Koo Stark,... afterwards came Albert, then Diana, then....
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:27 PM
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When I read about Queen Victoria, in my history class in like sixth grade. I wanted to know everything about her time period and geneology.
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Old 10-01-2005, 11:59 PM
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My grandmother was a real royalty watcher, she knew all about royalty. So I kind of grew up with it, watching all the royal events with my mother (which is always great fun, by the way). Nowadays I find it interesting to learn more about other royal families than the Dutch royal family, especially historical facts about long deceased kings, queen, princes and princesses. :)
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Old 10-03-2005, 12:46 PM
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I became interested in royalty when they told me I looked like Princess Caroline.

It was a long time ago...
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:32 PM
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When my American/Norwegian friend Mary Cecilia told me about when she met the fantastic Princess Märtha Louise and did show me a picture of her in 2000(I was 17th years old) and I totally "fell In Love" with royalty and Märtha Louise and her family.
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Old 10-07-2005, 09:48 AM
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I got interested in royals when King Hussein of Jordan died. I dunno i just saw pictures of his family, QNoor etc and started buying magazines they were in. I also looked on the internet for sites on them. Lucky for me i found this place...yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:16 AM
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I don't remember exactly what caused my interest. I suppose I love weddings so I love to know what the dress looked like and all the details and I started following royal weddings because they are more open than celebrity ones.

Also I think it is because the lead such completely different lives. Even though you know they are real people their lives aren't normal and there is always a little bit of fantasy about them. They visit different countries, go to galas, wear jewels and tiaras and designer gowns.

In general they lead a life so different from the average person on the street.
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Old 10-07-2005, 06:11 PM
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When I was 8-10 years old, my mother worked at my aunt's shop. After school I was also there, ate lunch and did my homework.
But after homework I was bored and my mother didn't let me go home alone, so she suggested to read the tabloid (my aunt also sold) especially the stories about the "german" queen. (In this age I've already thought we had a prime minister, so I got very much interested in this "german" queen )

This was the beginning. Unbelievable but in this case german tabloids were very inspiring.
Funnily even in the age of 10 I always wondered how it could be possible that one tabloid wrote a story and another tabloid published a completely different one.
Even better, the tabloids quoted also verbatim the discussions between queen and king or between parents and children. This seemed very suspicious to me. Was the reporter eavesdropping behind the palace doors?
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:58 PM
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thats really cute. hehe, usually parents tell kids not to read tabloids because they are all lies... i started liking royalty after i got sick of american celebreties and i wanted to learn more about more respectable public figures
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Old 10-07-2005, 11:35 PM
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I became interested in royalty after Mary and Fredericks wedding. Seeing all the European royalty was fascinating for me because before that we only really heard about the British royals in Australia. Then I saw the documentary "A Royal Family" about how all the European royals are connected and seeing CPs Frederick and Haakon tell the stories was amazing. All the families seemed so down to earth. :p

I joined the CP Mary board and then found my way here and I've been on the board for about 6 months now!
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Old 10-08-2005, 05:02 PM
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I became interested in royalty after Máxima&Willem-Alexander's wedding, as she is argentinian(like me)!!
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Old 10-22-2005, 02:08 AM
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I will never forget...the day after my high school graduation. Family members came to visit and everyone was watching the wedding of Felipe and Letizia. I remember being confused b/c I didn't know anything about royalty. I thought that there were only like 2 or 3 royal families and that it was pretty much a thing of the Past. I wondered who they were and why everyone was making a big deal about these people's wedding. I was so curious and eager to find out about the subject. I can't explain it - I have an incredible urge to know everything I am not familiar with, so... Funny...to think of it now! :)
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:02 AM
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What got me interested in royalty? Two words:

Mary Donaldson :) :)
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Old 10-22-2005, 10:45 AM
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I got interested in Royalty back in 1990 (I was 10 or 11 at the time). It was when Princess Caroline's Husband died...there was an article in one of the US Tabloids (Star I think)...I asked my mom to get it for me & she did. So I read it & then after that I started reading more & more about royals (books from the library, tabloids & even magazines like from People or Time). My parents never complained about my fascination (I also think they thought it would be just a faze) because I was actually reading so my parents didn't mind taking me to the library or buying me books. Before discovering royals I really didn't read (or if I did it was comics).
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