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Old 11-19-2011, 02:56 PM
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Andrea's got a very handsome face!
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I agree. I'm so glad he's got some of his old handsomeness back. He also seemed very animated and happy during the festivities, which seems like a first in a long time. I also loved seeing the trio interact wtih each other. And I have to echo previous sentiments here, all the ladies really went all out this year. They look gorgeous.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:19 PM
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First pics from tonight!
http://www.gettyimages.de/detail/nac...foto/133457189
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:36 PM
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I can see Pierre and Andrea in the back!
It's been ages since those two went to the Opera.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:41 PM
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Their suits are très chique

more pics are on newscom.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:45 PM
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After such a chic start to the day I was expecting so much more in the evening. I guess the magpie in me is always gonna be disappointed by no tiaras and shiny things. :/
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:13 PM
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** gettyimages/zimbio: Monaco National Day 2011 - Gala Evening **
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I don´t think Caroline is well dressed for the Opera. I think the suit more appropriate for giving an award. Nice but not for the occasion.

The couple looks really odd.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:16 PM
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Wonderful photos,Monaco's National Day is one of my favourite Royal gatherings.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:18 PM
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I don't know about the chosen outfits yet.
I have to get used to it first I guess. But I don't like Albert's uniform with this kind of blue pants.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:23 PM
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It is the uniform of Gala, the men use to wear in winter, in summer they wear the same uniform but it is white.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:33 PM
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After year upon boring year of what I call hat-itis (ie no hats or no hats worth mentioning) and tiara-itis in Monaco I really held out hope that Monaco was entering a new era. When Charlene wore that glorious hat to National Day last year and then Albert presented her with two wonderful head pieces I was sure the Monaco Family were going to re-enter the relms of Royal splendour not seen in the country since Princess Grace was alive. Unfortunatley, after today, I feel rather bored again.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:24 PM
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I don´t think Caroline is well dressed for the Opera. I think the suit more appropriate for giving an award. Nice but not for the occasion..

I agree, the Chanel suit design is for day wear and not suitable for evening galas. Charlene's hair style for the Opera is not as nice as her hair was during the Mass service earlier in the day. Caroline's hair looked very nice, too bad Charlotte and Stephanie were not there. And when do the Grimaldi ladies wear their tiaras? Hardly any jewels at all.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:55 PM
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I don´t think Caroline is well dressed for the Opera. I think the suit more appropriate for giving an award. Nice but not for the occasion.

The couple looks really odd.
As a matter of fact, I think that Caroline looks quite wonderful. The suit is gorgeous, being the evening version of a chanel suit. It is not appropriate for giving an award, since it has a long skirt and is made of typical evening wear material. She outshines Charlene on this occasion in my humble opinion, who is a bit too pale and colourless to carry of the dark grey she is wearing. Charlene could have done with some fantastic earrings, but Caroline looks perfect, the suit says is all, no jewelry needed.
It is not often these days that Caroline looks so perfect, so let's enjoy it
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:08 PM
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Grace always wore a tiara and her Order to the evening Gala on National Day but there does seem to be a problem with doing this among the current Grimaldi women. Caroline wore her Order for years to this event minus her tiara even though she has two stunning family heirloom ones and now even wearing the Order has gone. I suppose Charlene is watching what Caroline is doing which is a shame as I think a good dose of pomp is what Monaco needs.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:14 PM
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After such a chic start to the day I was expecting so much more in the evening. I guess the magpie in me is always gonna be disappointed by no tiaras and shiny things. :/
Yes, I can't for the life of me understand why Charlene has been gifted with two new tiaras if she doesn't wear one for occasions such as these. Also, I was expecting she might have been given one of the Grimaldi orders today.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:30 PM
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One of the my favorite pictures is this one, where Stephanie is carrying a bag that appears to be a smaller version of the famous Kelly bag.

I am not crazy about the hairstyles of all the ladies. Everyone has hair tightly pulled back, which isn't the most flattering look. On Stephanie, it makes her look so much older. Even Charlotte looks old with her hair pulled back tightly. But I guess it's partially why the ladies do not wear tiaras. You need big hair to wear a tiara, and the current crop of Grimaldi ladies don't seem to have it.
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I also was a bit let down by the evening event. I had thought perhaps that Charlen would attend in full gala, Order of St Charles and tiara, for her first National Day as Princess Consort. Like wise for Caroline. Maybe the tone is being set by Albert who did not wear the sash and Star of the Order of St Charles or even the collar of the order. The whole family missed as opportunity to bring back some glamour to the evening.
Liked Charlenes dress (although could have been a more vibrant color) but not her hair or makeup. Liked Carolines hair and makeup but not the dress (looked liked something in my mothers closet from 20 yrs ago) which didnt look quite right for an evening at the opera.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:10 PM
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Maybe the Grimaldis are turning republican . I don't mind them (much) leaving the gongs at home this time, but if (for the love of God) we ever get an actual formal portrait of Princess Charlene and her and Prince Albert together, there had better be gongs and ribbons and tiaras or I am going to complain loudly!

Seriously, they've been married long enough, I want my official Prince and Princess portrait already!

Anyway, nice to see that Caro and crew are Toto fans (that was too funny). And then there's Steph, who is either laughing with a smile that looks like she's about to pop -or else she's scowling. Not much in between (but we love ya anyway Steph!)

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