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Lena 05-26-2004 08:54 AM

How / Why did you get interested in royalty?
I remember that Iīve 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 itīs the community...if I wouldnīt find people, with which I could discuss Royal stuff, I probably wouldnīt 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. Itīs 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.

Jackswife 05-26-2004 08:58 AM

I started out being interested in royalty from a purely historical viewpoint, how royal families fit into (or sometimes, don't) into their countries' histories, how they are viewed by the citizens, etc. After that, I became more interested in royals themselves as persons, and finally I developed an interest in jewels and regalia as symbols of monarchy. At this stage in my life, it's more of an interest in them as personalities, rather than as political figures or heads of governments. I find them fascinating and intriguing, even more than movie stars or rock singers, simply because of the history of the various houses. :heart:

carlota 05-26-2004 10:41 AM

i started to like royals because i'm very interested in protocol. and who does it better than royals? then i became a big fan of some princesses and princes (and also a big fan of royal outfits and gala dresses...... :P )

mgrant 05-26-2004 11:14 AM

OK, OK, I'm shallow :lol: I love the jewelry, the clothes, the pagentry, the gossip. I'm just learning about the political side of European royalty and the others (I'm well aquainted with England's politics) and that is very interesting....

Roos 05-26-2004 05:58 PM

I don't know why I am interested in royalty.Maybe because they lead the life I want.(besides the stalking and stuff)It's only embarassing if my little sister watches me when I am on the computer.She thinks i'm weird. :P

hillary_nugent 05-26-2004 09:38 PM

I LOVE CASTLES!!! Well apart from that I guess ever since i was young the 'royal' world was somewhat out of this planet...i know silly me....but in someways i still perceive it to be's like i'm watching a movie with lots of balls and beautiful gowns and romance....hahahaha only it's reality and i guess that's what makes it so intriguing that this world actually exists...hahaha...i'm not making sense am i? it's really hard to explain why i love Royal houses apart from the fact i love castles hahaaha

strengthnhonor 05-26-2004 09:47 PM

My mom had bought the commemorative book on Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding. A year later I was born and grew up looking through that book. Then seeing Prince William is the same age as me it's like I grew up with him. Then like Jackswife I started to look at their family as how they fit into their history. It wasn't until recently that I branched out and studied other royals outside of the Windsors.

theprincess 05-26-2004 11:51 PM

Being interested in royalty is kinda of a new thing for me. It started last year, when I would read the stories at from Hello!. Up until then the only royal I knew anything about was Princes Diana...and even then I did not know much. Many of the stories mentioned various royals and I found a section on the website with short profiles and pictures of several royals from around the world. I started to look up some of the royals on this web and found Les Tribunes Royales! At first I would visit the site every now and then, finally I started to visit the site almost everyday. Now I have been a member for close to a year and I have made over 100 posts. My family has made jokes about me being a princess since I was a little girl...mainly beause I never really liked to help around the house other than with babysitting my sisters. My family knows that I like royalty, but they definitly do not know that I am a member of a web forum about royalty. As for my friends, they don't really know about my interest in royals. But they sometimes tease my too, saying I am a princess because I like to shop and travel.

gogm 05-27-2004 12:49 AM

I'm interested in history, fashion, and fashion history so royal watching is lots of fun. I really like watching these women, who are often real "ladies," dress so elegantly. I'd much rather say, "She was lovely in her gown at the wedding!" than "She really shook her booty at the Oscars!" This is what "class" is about. For me, these are the real red carpets!

tiaraprin 05-29-2004 12:13 AM

My mom got me hooked by reading biographies of royals. At a tender age of 10, I started reading a royal biography of Queen Victoria and was hooked! Diana and Charles' Wedding cemented the interest when I was 13. I find the history, protocol, and the more fun stuff like jewelry and fashion so interesting!!

Dennism 05-30-2004 03:05 AM

A great interest in history, politics, and cultures of the world. Also the glamour and the great personalities(their interests for example) of the various royals in general.

hillary_nugent 05-30-2004 08:38 PM

Dennism you said it all ^__^ PLUS CASTLES ^________^

Dennism 05-31-2004 12:52 AM


Originally posted by hillary_nugent@May 30th, 2004 - 8:38 pm
Dennism you said it all ^__^ PLUS CASTLES ^________^
Yes. Castles are good. I often spend a lot of time on trips looking at castles and cathedrals. I just love looking at them.

hillary_nugent 05-31-2004 07:28 AM

AWWWWWWWWWw you are sooooo lucky Dennism!!! i have not yet one castle at all!!! how many have you seen??? i love the French casltes ^___^

ilie85 06-01-2004 10:09 AM

i am only interested in the monaco house and that started when a friend of mine showed me a picture of andrea. Now i my taste has changed and am i a big fan of pierre. ;)

Lord Williams 06-01-2004 04:10 PM

Eh, I love the castles too~ But also, I love protocol, crowns, history, the houses and their inter-marriage, their style and grace, their moral sense (most of them) and their mystique. Queen Elizabeth II is the royal of all royals, they have the best protocol and everything is still very much tradition for them. Not only is she the last crowned royal, she wears a crown very often...state opening of parliament. BTW I think my least favorite crown is the Imperial State Crown....

BTW~~~~~~~~~~ I GET TO GO TO FRANCE IN FIVE DAYS WOOHOO! VERSAILLES HERE I COME! I think I get to go to Fontainbleau as well....

A friend of mine's family was going to buy a Chateau in Biarritz France a couple of years ago, then the French didn't back the USA and they didn't buy it :( Just think, I could be spending my summers in a castle...

royal_sophietje 06-01-2004 05:37 PM

Why I'm a royaltyfan???Well because of the glamour and glitter (oh boy I love those tiara-events) the castles (oh how romantic), the protocol and etiquette, their interests.....

Freedom 06-01-2004 05:56 PM

When I was a little girl I thought castles were like dragons-they were make-believe. Nonetheless, this didn't stop me from truly believing I was a princess. I thought I had to go through the motions of a girl living in the countryside in order to learn the importance of hard work and humility. (my disillusioned childhood fantasy is a direct result of too little television and too much free time to let my imagination run feverishly wild :blush: )

Although I am American, I have traveled extensively throughout Europe. I think my European vacations are what have kept me interested in the fairytale-like mindset of my childhood.

saxon 06-01-2004 11:45 PM

my interest in Royalty is more from an historical aspect, I'm interested in the history of the royal houses both reigning and non reigning as well as their protocol, palaces, pagentry and interaction with each other over the centuries.

However I still find todays Royalty very interesting and try to keep up with whats happening in each Royal house etc....

Ennyllorac 08-19-2004 10:27 PM

What got you hooked on Royal Watching?
I thought it would be interesting to find out how members became hooked on Royal Watching?

I still remember when I was about 10 years old that my grandmother would read everything she found on Juan Carlos and Sofia. She collected the Hola's. I think that is when I started reading about royalty. Then came Dianamania. I collected everything I could find. I have albums full of pictures I collected when I was a teen.

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