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Sua Altezza Reale

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  4,087 ratings  ·  291 reviews
The conflict between the old world and the new...between responsibility and freedom...between duty and love...

Princess Christianna, happier in jeans and a sweatshirt than in the formal life of European royalty, leaves university to travel to East Africa as a volunteer for the Red Cross. Determined to make a difference, she plunges into the dusty, bustling life of an inte
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Sperlinh & Kupfer Editori S.p.a. (first published January 1st 2006)
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A lot of this book seemed to repeat itself which I find somewhat annoying. The story itself was nice but was hoping for less repetative wording.
May 06, 2010 Lindsey rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girly teenagers who don't like to read
Horrible, horrible, horrible. This is one of my guilty reads, so I shouldn't have expected much I guess. But wowww, bad book. Let me say that I like story lines that aren't particularly genius. I like standard formula books usually to some degree. This was just bad though.
Horrible deus ex machina to resolve the conflict. Very repetitive. And the phrase "SHOW don't tell" came to mind when reading this book. I can't tell you how many times it said something along the lines of "She was such a good
I picked this up at the drugstore over my lunchbreak one day. It had been a long time since I'd picked up a Danielle Steel, and I figured I wouldn't lose myself in the book and be late getting back to work. I wasn't disappointed! I guess if the formula works, why change it? Beautiful, privileged (and this time, royal!) woman is oh so down about her life. It's so HAAAAAAAAARD being a princess! Since she has such lofty, noble ideas about helping the world, she embarks on a journey where she finds ...more
I grew up on Danielle Steel novels. She's an amazing writer when she wants to be. H.R.H. is not a good example of her talent.

It reads like a junior high school newspaper; the facts are told to the reader, cut and dry. It is also very elementary in form as it's extraordinarily repetitive. Perhaps Ms. Steel was on a deadline and the book was rushed to publication. Sadly, I don't understand why the editors let it get so far without taking a red-pen-hacksaw to it; it severely needed one.

The story
Nov 26, 2011 HeavyReader rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People trapped on the Greyhound with nothing to read
Shelves: fiction
Oh boy. This book was bad.

I picked it up from the top of a trash can in a bus station. I was in a desperate situation. I had almost 24 hours more on the bus and nothing left to read. I didn't have high hopes for this book, but I really, really, really needed something to help me pass the time. I'm not a big Danielle Steel fan, but I had to read something, so I was glad to find a free book.

The plot is weak. A sad, noble, unspoiled little rich girl princess (literally) can't have the life of freed
Jaime Atkins
I read "Malice" by Danielle Steel years ago and it was good. I haven't picked up one of her books since. My mother is obsessed with her....maybe that is why I have avoided her books. Maybe it is because she is one of the most famous romantic authors out there and EVERYONE reads her books. I don't know, but I am really glad I picked up this book.

This was one of the most dramatic books I have ever read. I cried for the losses that Christianna continued to experience. I felt her love and compass
Feb 16, 2010 Christine rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one!
All Danielle Steel books are horrendous! You probably wonder why I even have three on here. They are great for the gym because I don't have to pay that much attention. Every book is the same. Once you have read one, you know the formula. Danielle has a very limited vocabulary and loves to repeat her favorite words. It is kind of fun to here them over and over in each book. :-) If you decide to read one, this is the best of the three. It is a 1.2!
I think I may have read other Danielle Steel books, I can't remember. One thing I really loved about this book (and I hope all of her books are this way) was there was no detailed sex scenes. We got the point that they made love and that was the end of that. I loved it. I can't stand reading books that are so descriptive in the bedroom. We...well, I don't need to know every detail to get the idea that it was special. Because of this, I plan on reading other books by this author. I loved the char ...more
Vulpecula Borealis
I've read a few Danielle Steele books and know what to expect. Writing to a formula that works for her - mass producing manuscripts for the conveyor belt that is the publishing industry where the emphasis is on quantity, not quality. A little harsh maybe, but you know what I mean. Ms Steele is very successful at what she does, and you can't knock that! I do wish she would stop repeating herself though - she does have a tendency to say the same thing thirty times in only a slightly different way. ...more
This may just be the worst book I have ever read in my entire life. My only defense is that I was travelling and it was the only book in the book swap that wasn't in Finnish...

I've blocked specifics from my mind but I remember it being riddled with basic grammatical mistakes, full of run on sentences that used the same adjectives 498764 times and generally a terrible eye-roll-y story line. And just when I thought it couldn't get any worse...(view spoiler)
Zainab Al Kubaish
ليست رآئعة و لكنها جيدة

بعض المقاطع التي أحببتها :

لا تريد أن تكون ناكرة الجميل للنعمة المعطاة لها و لا تريد التقليل من احترام والدها، و لكنها تكره كل لحظة من ذلك إنها تعرف تماماً كم هي محظوظة في عديد من النواحي لكن التفكير في الأمر و كم أصبحت حياتها تافهة، و كيف ستستمر خلال السنوات المقبله، جعلها تكتب كثيراً
استطاعت رؤية حياتها ممتدة امامها مثل طريق طويله و جرداء و لا تُحتَمَل
ثمة شيء لطيف و حنون في هذه المرأه بحيث أن مجرد الحديث معها يبدو مثل العناق
توقعت العمل بكد، لكنها لم تتوقع
I have to agree with the other reviews for this one. I was disappointed with the book. When listening to a summary of the book, it sounds like it has promise. A modern day princess wants to contribute something meaningful to the world and not just the duties her father expects of her. She wants to do something more than just cut ribbons at openings and participate in state dinners. She gets an opportunity to really give back and be a normal citizen.

However, Danielle Steel repeats herself throug
Kathy Hiester
This book was redundant and boring through and through and 1-star is even too highly rated. The female lead comes off as completely unfeeling and self-centered as she bewails repeatedly "for the first time in my life... I just want ect…..", and yet she had ample freedoms and even spent 4 years away at college in Berkley. She manipulates her father, weeps, whimpers and pouts when she doesn't get her way, and in general is the most single dimensional character I've encountered in any book. Steele ...more
I would give this 3.5 stars. It was my first Danielle Steel book, and I still do not know what to think. The storyline was great and really interesting. With Christianna who is a princess travels to Africa to help with the Red Cross she finds herself and befriends the people there. She then returns home to a life of duty until tragedy strikes and her duty has intensified. Make sure to grab a box of Kleenex before you sit down to read it! On a side note I spent the whole book looking for why the ...more
Jun 03, 2015 Omegaeyes11 rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who like princess stories.
Recommended to Omegaeyes11 by: No one. All my fault.
I had bought this book during a train ride. In the absence of books whose blurb were interesting enough, I chose to buy this. Boy what a mistake I made. I really think I should've foregone my love for romances and bought something else and spared myself the disappointment.

The first five chapters are very repetitive in their content. The girl keeps complaining about her life as a princess. It feels as if the author went on a repetition mode in her mind and just kept on repeating the same ideas on
H.R.H. stands for Her Royal Highness. This is a lovely story about a young woman, Princess Christianna, from Vaduz, Liechtenstein, who just wants to have a normal life. I really like this book. It is a story of a princess who wants to do more with her life and help people. She struggles with doing the right things and what she wants to do. She is very responsible and always maked the noble choice. There is a little romance involved. I appreciate that it is not over graphic.
I picked this book up on my way out of the library, and let me say that I am glad it was a borrowed book and not a purchased one! It was the most repetitive book I've ever read! I haven't read many Danielle Steel novels, but I thought they were better than this one. I just got so tired of reading the same 5 or 6 sentences over and over. I finished the book because I always finish what I start :) but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
I read this book years ago but I still remember bits and pieces of it, mainly since it was the first and only Danielle Steel book I've read. My sister assures me that she has better books but this one was underwhelming since I expected her to be this fantastic romance writer. The story was a bit unbelievable but then again, it's about royalty; a mere commoner such as myself probably couldn't understand what it is to be a modern day member of a royal family. But what really bothered me was the la ...more
This story is about a woman name Christianna, who is the Serene Highness of Lichtenstein. She is the only daughter of her father, who is a reigning prince.

Unlike other women, she is not free to do as she pleases the moment she turns 18. She is still under the control of her father and the family court.

She needed permission to attend college in the states, to help victims and their families in Russia during a hostage situation and to go to Senafe in Africa to help those in need.

While she was in
I have been trying to read this book for six months and I am only on page 46. Those of you who know how fast I read can tell from that number that this book just doesn't hold my interest.
I don't know why I started this book. I do not like Danielle Steel's writing. She repeats herself. Her story lines are "out there."
I was extremely disappointed in the writting style. This story was so full of unneeded description that it was hard to read.
Perdí mi tiempo leyendo esto. La protagonista princesa demasiado perfecta para mi gusto, las leyes tan arcaicas de que no podía gobernar la mujer y esta, a su vez, tenía que casarse con alguien que tuviera n título como mínimo de nobleza. Una cosa muy absurda.
Además, el chico un hombre de 33 años parecía más un adolescente alias príncipe azul de 15 años pese a ser un exitoso médico de Harvard.
Final de cuentos de hada, neh.
Sólo doy una estrella más por un interesante vuelvo casi al final (me cost
إحدى روائع الكاتبة المدهشة دانيال ستيل
أعشق هذه الكاتبة
انتهيتُ -وأخيراً- من قراءة رواية "صاحبة السّمو الملكي".
حسنٌ، إنها رواية خُرافية حدّ الضّجر وفيها كمية من الحشو الهائل من المثالية المركّزة وتكرار المديح والمعلومات والأحداث أيضاً، أحياناً خلال صفحة واحدة.
من السيء أن تكون الترجمة حَرفيّة (وليس حِرَفيّة) بهذه الصورة من دار عريقة كـ"الدار العربية للعلوم ناشرون".

... القصة باختصار:
كريستيانا، أميرة في دولة أوروبية صغيرة، جميلة وطيبة وهادئة ومحبوبة ولبِقة... إلى آخره. درست في أمريكا لأربع سنوات على كراهة من والدها، الذي يسمح لها بذلك تعاطفاً مع مستقبل
Aromas de Cor
Li este livro por curiosidade, gostei da capa e do resumo, é uma história como outras, de princesas rebeldes que não aceitam as restrições impostas pela sua condição, neste caso mais uma princesa prisioneira numa gaiola de ouro. Christianna era a princesa Sereníssima de um principado da Europa, que fica entre a Áustria e a Suíça, chamado Liechtenstein, e onde se sentia presa. Isto porque tinha conseguido viver durante quatro anos uma vida de quase total liberdade. Na América, frequentou a faculd ...more
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H.R.H by Danielle Steel (1 Star)

And here it is, the worst book of the year so far. In fact, it is the worst I’ve read in a very long time.

H.R.H is about a Princess Christiana of a small European country who is bored of her life, so she becomes a Red Cross volunteer and goes to Africa. She is due to return after a short time, but when she falls in love with an American Doctor it all gets a bit complicated.

As I was writing that, I rolled my eyes. I really struggled to care about Christiana. She wa
Un livre divertissant à lire pour se changer les idées... si vous arrivez à survivre à l'histoire d'amour vraiment trop «cheesy»!!! Vous ne serez jamais aussi heureux(se) d'être célibataire parce que vous vous serez rendu compte que l'eau de rose, le grand amour parfait comme ça, ça donne envie de vomir.Le personnage unilatéral de Christianna tombe rapidement sur les nerfs. Où sont ses défauts?! Elle est parfaite, parfaite, et paradoxalement ça la rend idiote. Elle pleure pour rien!!! Et elle «s ...more
Ana Cat
I know it sounds stupid but I just hound out that H.R.H stands for Her/His Royal Highness. I even have to google why this is the title of the book. :))

My first Steel and I'm a bit disappointed. I've been hearing a lot about how good her books are. But this book went a little below my expectation. It's a good story, don't get me wrong. It's not that just spectacular.

Still, you could see in every word how good a story teller Ms. Steel is. Every words are loud and clear. Seems like each words are
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“E il principe notò subito che la persona che tornava a casa era completamente diversa da quella che era partita. Adesso sua figlia era una donna, non più una ragazzina. Aveva amato e vissuto e lavorato, ed era cresciuta. E la bellezza dell'Africa le si era insinuata nell'anima.” 0 likes
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