&&. announcing her royal highness, ( dominique ‘mimi’ grimaldi ), the ( 26 ) year old ( crown princess ) of ( monaco ). she is often confused with ( hailey clauson ). some say that she is ( a cross between the mean girl from a ‘90s movie and dick cheney ), and ( honestly they’re right ). ( ooc: cat / 27 / gmt / she/her )
- Mimi came into the world the way she’ll go out of it; a manipulation tactic and a PR stunt. Her parents, the Sovereign Prince and Princess of Monaco, were on the brink of divorce after a series of embarrassingly public affairs and amid a love child scandal ( @zahragrimaldi what’s good?) But the Princess wasn’t ready to give up her crown quite yet, so after a brief, drunken reconciliation (and the mysterious death of the Prince’s lover) she became pregnant with Mimi.
- However by the time Mimi was born the relationship had already fallen apart again. Almost as soon as the cord was cut, the Princess left Monaco and took up residence at an adults-only resort on the Isle of Mustique, leaving the baby and her elder children with their father the nannies.
-The grieving Prince legitimised his now-motherless bar-sinister making her Princess Zahra of Monaco and moved her into the palace. Luckily it was large enough that the children could be mostly kept apart. Zahra lived with their father in the west wing while Mimi and her elder twin brothers were sequestered in the east.
- Mimi didn’t see much of her father as a child. She’d inherited her mother’s features and her fathers’ resentment.
-She saw even less of him after she was sent to boarding school at six --A year early, but she was tall enough to fit in.
- During school holidays she and her elder brothers were usually sent home with suitably-vetted classmates or sent to stay as guests of other noble families, while Zahra travelled with their father on business.
- After leaving school Mimi moved to London to study drama. There she became something of an It Girl. She used the address book she’d cultivated through years of being shuffled around the wealthiest families in the world to throw incredible parties, and became a regular fixture in the society pages. She was beginning to break out of the constraints of royalty and the shadow of her family; she felt herself more rich girl socialite than royalty! –Although she’d never give up the title, of course.
- She pursued a Masters in New York a few years later. The 2017 rash of attacks on palaces began just before graduation and Mimi didn’t think too much of it. --She hadn’t lived in a royal palace since she was a child, after all, and was busy cultivating a new, more glamourous life for herself as an actress socialite. So when her father insisted she join the protection programme she was mostly upset that she might miss her graduation ceremony.
– Then her brothers died in a plane crash, and she had bigger things to worry about.
- Her half-sister Zahra was older but as she’d been born out-of-wedlock she wasn’t eligible in the line of succession, so the title of Crown Princess passed to Mimi.
- After years of stimulant abuse and a series of strokes, Mimi’s father is in hospice care and is no longer able to properly oversee Monaco, it’s international ventures, or his private businesses. So over the past three years Mimi has had to quickly learn how to run - how to rule - a country at war.
– But somewhere along the way she learned about, like, insider trading and arms dealing and has kind of gotten distracted by that instead tbh.
- Her acting background has proven more useful than the small army of politics tutors she hired, anyway.
– Recently she left the programme and the international stage for a few months after a breakdown. She spent some time in a luxurious ‘wellness centre’ in California, the kind where celebrities go after they get a DUI. –It wasn’t complete fluff, though. Between the back massages and (virgin) cocktails, she underwent very intensive therapy. It’s made her calmer, more open, and…a much better emotional manipulator.