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Hello everyone! 

I am a blogger from the Philippines and very proud to be called a "royal watcher".

I started reading books about European royalty when I was 15 and got the hang of it ever since. I find the circumstances of their lives very amusing at the same time mysterious so I developed this outlandish passion of loving the monarchy and pretending to be a devoted subject even if I am living in a republic-democratic country.

I just love reading everything about European monarchy. Maybe it has something to do with my fascination towards world history. Back in my school years, one of my favorite subjects was history and would spend several hours in the library reading books about world wars, monarchy and everything about world history. 

When I started discovering the sad circumstances of the married life of the late Princess of Wales, Diana, I became even more intrigued with the European royals. Diana's loneliness and her struggle to maintain her composure despite pressure in the environment she lived and  her own battle of rejection touched my heart. I was surprised to know why the Prince of Wales turned against her so terribly despite her glamour and beauty and chose another woman not in the same league of Diana's rank.

Until I found myself so enamoured with the history of royalty. I had read almost all books related to the history of European monarchy including the ancient wars they fought in the span of two decades. My eyes would lit up every time I see books related to  their circle. 

I've learned also that back in the middle ages, European royals were enchanting and the monarchy was surrounded with myth and charm, only little information about their private lives was shared to the public so everyone was mesmerized with their privilege and mystical existence. 

But now, everything has change and monarchy struggled to keep up with the call of times to survive in the next centuries. So much so that the veil of secrecy that hanged in the palace gates of every royal house in Europe became too expose and accessible to the public. The way people treated royalty has also change and they no longer considered as demi-gods. Their lives gradually became too ordinary that their once revered existence reduced considerably to merely movie stars. But even though, I still admired the pomp and pageantry that the royalty provides.

My favorite royal couples are Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh his wife Queen Elizabeth II of Britain, Juan Carlos of Spain, his wife Queen Sophia, Ex-King of Greece Constantine II, his wife Queen Ana Marie because they both married into royalty, and so with King Albert II of Belgium and his wife, Queen Paola.

I hate when royals married commoners because as a traditional royalist I believe that the only way to preserve the charm and prestige of the crown is to marry a fellow royal. I belonged to the old seat of royalists who despised having commoners in the royal fold. 

Taking a commoner spouse made them no more like ordinary people not worthy of adulation. But no matter what happens, royalty is royalty and my amusement towards their world has never lost.

Please feel free to contact me should you have questions about the topics I posted here. You may visit also my personal blog

Thank you!

Joyce Lamela

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