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Old 11-19-2010, 05:05 PM
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^true. Good eye.

Charlene's expression could be a misunderstanding, as well, however it says " Now that I brought off successfully this whole marriage thing, I can finally show you guys your place". Haha, this will be interesting to watch!
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:21 PM
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I unlike CW style - I don't understand her ...
What it was the hat? Who is her stylist?
She is tall and has a strong constitution, why do more to emphasize those aspects of her body, which needs to be slightly hide?

P.S. Sorry for my English
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:29 PM
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NathalieCox pointed out that Fernanda Palici a.k.a. Fernanda Casiraghi was honoured by the Prince with the Grimaldi Order, for her services of president of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina (Italian Academy of Cookery).

The other family member was John F. Lehman, Albert's cousin who looks after the Princess Grace Foundation USA.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:07 PM
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Actually, both her evening dress and day outfit are Giorgio Armani. But the evening dress makes her upper body look so wide and unelegant.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:09 PM
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It's interesting to read about how smug or whatever Prince Albert's fiance looks considering that in the group shots Albert's sisters look pretty depressed or cold. I thought the hat was dramatic but all in all it was a impressive outfit.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:49 PM
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i applaud Charlene's fashion choice for the Mass. better to be overdressed than under-dressed especially for a future princess.
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:56 PM
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Chris Levine was in two photos with Prince Albert on Belga. Did anyone catch that?
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:13 PM
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Charlene really impressed me with her morning outfit for the mass! I loved her hat, she looked so regal and elegant! I really think she'll make a great consort. Her dress for the gala concert was nice but it would look better if it was in one color, preferably, the light one.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:57 PM
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Actually, both her evening dress and day outfit are Giorgio Armani. But the evening dress makes her upper body look so wide and unelegant.
I totally agree with Empress Merel regarding the evening dress.The dress itself is beautiful but Charlene looks like an American football player in it.Her shoulders look huge and the head looks like a peanut, at least in the photos.The suit however fitted her perfectly.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:14 PM
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Love the hair but not sure about the dress, but I have never appreciated these kinds of coulours...my taste...

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^true. Good eye.

Charlene's expression could be a misunderstanding, as well, however it says " Now that I brought off successfully this whole marriage thing, I can finally show you guys your place". Haha, this will be interesting to watch!
She looks rather shy to me.... I can't see any arrogance
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:15 PM
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I think she looks really lovely alot better than Caroline and most certainly Stephanie. The brown is rich and the suit is a perfect colour for the occasion not too light or dark. As for being no Grace well that is a hard act to follow and she'll have to live with that one, but no Caroline please....... She should be able to speak French a lot better than she is able by this but she looks to me that she really wants thsi job and is doing okay so far IMO
I agree.
As soon as I saw the photos of them all together, I was literally blown away by Charlene's apperance - we don't see THAT level of fashion in Monaco, do we.
I adore Princess Caroline very much and I have a whole collection of pictures on her exquisite fashion sense but Monaco royals on ND don't look quite.. put together. Princess Caroline and Charlotte dress up nicely but abit too Chanel-ish all the time - meaning limited choice.

Personally, I think Swedish Royals dress nicely for every occasion - from head to toe - not too overdone, just enough but enough to look elegantly sophisticated. And I think Charlene did just that.. (Maybe a liTTle too much with gloves but over all it was very good. I guess she was very conscious of the occasion since it was her first official apperance after the engagement announcement, right? And ND is a big occasion. Gotta give her the credit for having tried to look well - good.

Albert and Charlene - they look good together and most of all, happy.
Wish them all the best.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:28 PM
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God!!!!!! I knew she was tacky, but trying to show up her new breasts in the Opera night! The "jealous people of Monaco" must have been laughing hard. Have some class please or the boat is going to sink quickly!!

Monaco used to be a glamurous place to visit. And Caroline pretending to be comfortable in this situation. I don´t believe her.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:01 AM
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A disliked Charlene's appearance and image as well. Her attire mixed with the demeanor that I interpret from the photos make her seem very stiff and pompous. Even on the balcony she held her head high and appeared to look down her nose at the people below. I've never gotten that perception of her before, and it really shocked me. Perhaps she is over compensating in an attempt to equalize herself with Caroline and Stephanie. But their grace is effortless, while Charlene's was VERY forced. I understand that she has a more English sense of grace and class, being African, but hats do not equal regal on mainland Europe. Though I do mentally draw an immediate comparison to something that may have been worn by Princess Grace. So I see where she is coming from. She will come in to her own in time.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:13 AM
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You can't see her breasts, so I don't know what on earth you're talking about. Every photo of her I've seen in the evening gown, her bosoms are covered. You can't even see cleavage.

You know, you can dislike someone without resorting to making things up. I think we all get it, most of you dislike this woman for reasons known only unto you (and frankly, it should stay that way) but for the love of cheese and crackers, can we please stop with the overblown, melodramatic posts? Some of you are talking about her like she burned your house down, drove your car into a tree, called your mother a derogatory word and then stole your dog.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:18 AM
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Sorry to be repeating myself, but I do not think that Charlene's expressions were due to shyness, and that she wore a nervous smile.
The way she looked down on Caroline and Stephanie when coming out of the church says it all.

Go back and look at the old pics of shy D, and you will see what I mean.
As for her outfit reminding to the 50's, that could have been an idea from their PR, so the comparisons with P.ss Grace will abound.

Sister M, I have nothing against Charlene. Actually I used to defend her when she entered the scene, although I didn't like the pitiful show she and Albert had put up in front of the cameras in Turin, but I thought it was aminly Albert's fault.
She or another one on the throne of Monaco is the same to me. I used to support her and thought she would learn, but yesterday she looked totally disappointing to me. I'm not talking about plastic surgery, IMO anyone can do whatever he/she pleases with her/his own body. I also do not understand all that fuss about her smoking either: anyone is responsible for his/her own actions, and will be liable for his/her consequences, when an adult is concerned, of course.
I simply found her behaviour disappointing. No wonder she's very few friends. She's fortunate to have any if she behaves like that.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:19 AM
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Thanks, Sister Morphine - in that one picture, her skin looks fine, so maybe it is the lighting in other pictures - either way, because of her "swimmer's shoulders" combined with odd lighting, the dress is unflattering

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^true. Good eye.

Charlene's expression could be a misunderstanding, as well, however it says " Now that I brought off successfully this whole marriage thing, I can finally show you guys your place". Haha, this will be interesting to watch!
You just get this feeling that she's not yet earned the respect of Pss Caroline and Stephanie (despite the phony smiles), and probably didn't appreciate having to walk behind them, or defer to them....it may appear that she's feeling superior or look over confident, now that she's engaged to Prince Albert, but she's going to have to earn the love and respect of her inlaws and the people of Monaco, rather than act like she "owns" them....
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:11 AM
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She doesn´t need to show her breasts to be vulgar, it is enough to insinuate. On the contrary, I would like not to read so many condescending comments, but this is a forum and everyone is entitled to whatever opinion, even those statement like "I am happy for the couple", that I saw repeated a thousand times, around the board. It is pretty sad that people are happy for people they don´t know. Buty as I said, each one his own.

As for the dress, I cannot imagine a less apropriate one for a gala at the opera, it would have been good in a mediocre actress looking for media attention at a premiere. She doesn´t know at all how to dress for this type of events. And don´t blame the PR again please! So what? does it mean I have something against her? If I have to say it again, no!! The fact that she has a terrible taste doesn´t make her my enemy. I don´t care either who marries P A. Anyone in that position will have to face more than difficult circumstances. I am not sure if this woman knows whare she is getting into.
The sad looks on Caroline says a lot. She has always spoken through her body language and dressing style.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:12 AM
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Now Charlene has a very special position. She is more than a royal girlfriend but she is less than a princess consort. She is a princessin waiting. However I think Caroline that person who could adapt this fact
hardly because she has a lot of things to lose. Making friends is very hard
in Monaco. Money, valuable business interests rule every relationships.
Do you wonder why CW has only two real friends? She has her own reasons how to behave like this. She would like to prove everyone that is a valuable person who is very worth to become Princess of Monaco.
I believe her she expierienced a lot of jealousy from eli society of Monaco.
A lot of rich people looked down on her because she is a foreign girl who doesn't have a stable financial backround .She is not a noble woman with education or professional career. I also think CW was fed up with all these behaviour, judgement and disapprovement. Now her time is come she shows with her behaviour, face gestures,fashion style that she is the future princess of Monaco. " Nobody can ignore her.
She will gain love of citizens when she will gave birth to Alberts' first male offspring.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:10 AM
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Guys, i think that we misunderstood Charlene.
Anyway, she looks fabulous!!
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:20 AM
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I guess I can understand how she may be over compensating for a possible inferiority complex... And I'm not at all criticizing Charlene. I just always had an idea in my head about her, concocted through official event photos and those seen of her privately with Albert, and I saw something very different in these shots from yesterday. I though that she was a slightly shy person who loved Albert. I never saw her as a gold digger the way some other have insinuated. But I think that this first balcony appearance was surely to have scared the pants off of her, and she dropped the metaphoric ball as a result...

And I actually quite liked the gala gown. We've seen Caroline and Charlotte (and most definitely Stephanie) in things exponentially more revealing, if that's what everyone is complaining about...
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