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Old 08-05-2006, 08:25 PM
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It's really nice seeing Charlene attended.She looks wonderful.It seems to prove about her role in the future, however only time can tell us.
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:14 AM
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Charlene looks nice...then again with a team of hairdressers, make up artists and fabulous tailors everyone has potential.

Is this the first girlfriend/companion Prince Albert takes to the ball-any ball for that matter?

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...The Red Cross ball has lost most of its former prestige over the past years, and this year doesn't help... Having Duran Duran perform is a bad joke compared to the former heydays, and the appearance of several members of the Monegasque Principal family is rather disheartening to me.
Prince Albert looks as bland as ever.


I agree Boris, the Red Cross ball has lost its magic. It needs to be revamped, starting with the Saturday Night Fever floor up to the performers. Duran Duran is a nice band but they are so yesterday! It would be nice if next year's recaptured old hollywood glamour and mixed in a hip band/performer.
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Old 08-06-2006, 03:10 AM
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Charlene looks nice...then again with a team of hairdressers, make up artists and fabulous tailors everyone has potential.

Is this the first girlfriend/companion Prince Albert takes to the ball-any ball for that matter?
No, appearantly he took others before.
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:14 AM
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I dont understand why Charlotte wasnt in the ball, i hardly can find an event more important than to support your family. Same thing for Andrea, they have all the year for doing vacations and trips, how cant they be in 2 or 3 acts a year for contributing with their contry and the benefic cause?
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:58 AM
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I was wondering.. Now that Charlene has accompanied Albert to several official engagement, does it mean that this relationship is actually going somewhere? That it can lead to a possibility of a marriage in the future?
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:15 AM
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I know I'm the minority but I like Caroline's dress. She can make any Chanel dress look good.
isn't it meant to go the other way - chanel dresses make the wearer look amazing? I am not sure it is such a skill to be able to make a dress one of the most famous and elegant fashion houses in the world look good.
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:16 AM
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Boris I agree with you so much regarding the prestige lost by the Red Cross Ball. Duran Duran performing at a ball is so very sad. They travel around to cheap venues now as a retro group... You could get Duran Duran tickets for a song. Who picks out the talent????
I understand that Monaco can't get the same talent that they had in the Princess Grace years, but they should try to give an upscale appearance. Perhaps a strictly ballroom/swing night with Michael Buble , Harry Connick and Matt Dusk --something to give a hint of glamour.......
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:24 AM
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Finely got a chance to come out and play with everyone!
Looks like I missed a pretty good party. Stephanie was the star! Only change I would have suggested was add a size to her dress, I agree OUCH!!
Did not like Caroline's choices -- What was that dress??? and she should have dried her hair. Never did like the wet look.
But I have to say my major hair problems came from Prince Albert and Charlene.
Was it just me or did PA do something to his head? A major hair cut? I am not sure just what struck me strange about this. Always did think he looked really good in White Jacket.
Charlene looked real nice in her dress and her hair style was fine -- again, was it just me, or -- does it look like time for a treatment on the dark roots?
Before you all start yelling at me -- check out the close up photos of her that show the top of her head.
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Old 08-06-2006, 08:00 AM
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I just read a hilarious account in the local papers summer supplement and I thought I should share a few tidbits. About the band he said that they took the theme a little too literaly and that Andy Taylor was taking himself for Keith Richard. (they also said that Marilyn Manson wasn't available) When the fireworks started, no one paid any more attention to them so they were just standing there not knowing what to do and then left without saying goodbye.

Apparently there were also children present, who were quietly accompanying their parents, but obviously got bored during a 3 hour dinner and ended up playing under the tables with their mums shouting: Pierre-Alexandre come eat your caviar. Daddy paid 1000 Euros for the dinner and if you don't eat it up, you won't be going to Mc Donalds. - Anne-Sophie give Ivanna immediately back her shoe.

When he lists the celebrities he says:... the baroness Brandstetter and at least 3 of her clones....

The moderator Nelson Montfort replaced Stephane Bern during his vacation in Greece, but it went almost unnoticed since they share the same hairdresser..

About the decoration:There is even cheat metal on the floor instead of the read carpet at the entrance to make it look a little "garage". my word, the decorator took his classes at Leroy Merlin (hardware and decoration shop), says one of the guests whose amazing "bibi a etages" (apparently a kind of hat or hairdo) passes just about through the door of the salle aux etoiles...

To the dancing of Albert he writes: il enchaine les rocks les plus terribles avec Charlene et tout Monaco annonce leurs prochaines fiancailles. For an instant there, one already thought to be at the wedding.

I forgot to add that on the regular pages they said that Charlene was dressed like a mermaid in her green robe (they didn't say girlfriend or sth of the likes, just that she accompanied the prince)

Prada offert their latest parfums, the menu was: carpaccio of Saint-Jacques on truffles, filet of lamb grated with herbes, and a caribean bowl/shell (???) with red fruits.
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:06 AM
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Here is the video about the Red Cross Gala on France2 (journal) you just click below "Monaco : Gala de la Croix Rouge" Enjoy but it's a very short clip

http://jt.france2.fr/20h/
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Thanks a lot paca for those tidbits :) I remember Claudia Schiffer entered with the family like Charlene in 1995's Rose Ball, so only Claudia and Charlene have entered with the family in the Balls' history.

I also think Michael Buble would be a great choice for a future Red Cross Ball. But then again we have to keep in mind that new generations are attending the Ball and the show has to be somewhat "modern".
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:12 AM
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That was so funny paca, thanks for sharing. So even the locals were making fun of The Red Cross Ball? Oh man....

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Old 08-06-2006, 11:33 AM
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That was so funny paca, thanks for sharing. So even the locals were making fun of The Red Cross Ball? Oh man....

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My favourite is the mother threatening that the kid is not allowed to go to Maccers, if he doesn't eat his caviar. I don't know many places in the world where that happens.
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:18 PM
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I dont understand why Charlotte wasnt in the ball, i hardly can find an event more important than to support your family. Same thing for Andrea, they have all the year for doing vacations and trips, how cant they be in 2 or 3 acts a year for contributing with their contry and the benefic cause?
Maybe they knew duran duran was playing and decided to skip it. It didn't seem very interesting or glamorous to me.
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:34 PM
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may i say, as much as I like princess stephanie, her years of worshipping the sun have destroyed her face. She looks like a woman twice her age

AGREE. I love very much Stephanie, but WHY does she look sooooo old?
She looks like a 55 years old lady, face completely destroyed, my God.
She does not care at all??? I mean i respect the choise not having face lifts, but even not a smooth cure?? Cream & massage???
He face looks like a countryship poor lady, working in the fields.
She can afford at leat a Nivea cream.
Sorry, I repeat i like Stepahnie, but, why she is like this?????
She looks at leats 5 years older thta Caro
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:56 PM
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It's great to see Charlene attending the RedCrossBall! She looked really beautiful!
Stephanie's dress looked great! But I agree with everyone who mentioned that she looked quite sad...
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Old 08-06-2006, 01:58 PM
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Maybe she was thinking about her dad .
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Old 08-06-2006, 02:36 PM
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Maybe she was thinking about her dad .

That is probably true I am sure she misses him especially at these events.
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Maybe she was thinking about her dad .
Yes, that's so possible. I feel very sorry for her. She seemed to have a very close and special relationship with her father.
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I notice that several postings refer to CW as a "former swimmer" - did she officially retire?
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