The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #61  
Old 03-20-2011, 02:43 PM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 4,631
Thanks lazuli...Google translations aren't the best but at those who cannot read French could get the gist of it!

Kastalia, I loved Charlotte's gown too! Particularly the neckline...it was perfect all around!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 03-20-2011, 03:34 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: snowsville, Canada
Posts: 385
Quote:
Originally Posted by agogo View Post
Agreed, the Good news is that the Gala must go on, the bad news is that members of the ruling family won’t be there the entire evening. I am divided too. I think that this difficult situation could only happen in a small principality. A larger country would have more royal relations that could step in place of the ruling prince at a gala, should such a sad event occurred before a scheduled ball. They managed the best that they could, given the suddenness of Princess Antoinette’s death. If my great aunt passed suddenly, I would not be in a celebratory mood either; attending the ball must not have been an enjoyable task for the Casiraghi’s . I wonder why the girlfriends of Pierre and Andrea were not attired in all black?


Likely because they didn't have other ball gowns lying around in black. I know they both come from wealthy families, but to find a new black ball gown in a day's time may have been a bit hard. I am sure if they attend the funerals with their boyfriends, they will be in black. Must say loved Beatrice's dress, but Tatiana's was ugly.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 03-20-2011, 11:19 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: ****, Canada
Posts: 1,505
The Casiraghi trio were amazing!
.Prince Albert &CW, Princess Stephanie and Princess caro were in absentia but the fact that the Casiraghi trio were there to represent the dynasty may say more than what is in appearances alone.Princess Antoinette went to the ball always ; to Red Cross and Rose but rarely was taken or invited outside the principlaity in an official capacity.
Commendations to the Grimaldis in how this was handled and especially those exceptional youngsters the Casiraghis.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 03-21-2011, 08:20 AM
açucena's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRSJ View Post
Per another poster on the jewelry thread the brooch used to belong to Princess Grace ....
Look at this photo and see if you recognize the brooch: "Grace_Dec_1971" de helena172 no SAPO Fotos
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 03-21-2011, 09:27 AM
KittyAtlanta's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: KittyLand Junction, United States
Posts: 2,936
Charlotte certainly does have some wide shoulders. Perhaps she has taken up swimming.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 03-21-2011, 10:29 AM
fandesacs2003's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 3,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaya View Post
The Casiraghi trio were amazing!
but the fact that the Casiraghi trio were there to represent the dynasty may say more than what is in appearances alone.
Commendations to the Grimaldis in how this was handled and especially those exceptional youngsters the Casiraghis.
Agree!

Caroline has raised her children with the deep concience of their obligations towards Monaco. Since they were very young they have always appeared to the official events.

Stephanie has raised her children completely at the opposite site. Fully absents from any official obligation, as if they were not related at all to the princely family.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 03-21-2011, 11:53 AM
lazuli's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 1,229
Here goes ParisMatch report
Photo Pour la bonne cause - Monaco: Le Bal de la Rose malgré tout - Photos - Têtes couronnées - People Match - ParisMatch.com

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 03-21-2011, 12:08 PM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: snowsville, Canada
Posts: 385
Quote:
Originally Posted by fandesacs2003 View Post
Agree!

Caroline has raised her children with the deep concience of their obligations towards Monaco. Since they were very young they have always appeared to the official events.

Stephanie has raised her children completely at the opposite site. Fully absents from any official obligation, as if they were not related at all to the princely family.
But they don't have any obligation. Look at the lives Edward and Sophie are trying to give Louise and James. Or how Zara and Peter were raised as well. The fact is Stephanie is no longer the daughter of the reigning prince, but the sister, and one of her children is not even in line for the throne. Stephanie herself took up the cause of AIDS since the death of her father, creating her own foundation in Monaco for it. Considerin her daughters are only 17 and 13, still in school, at least for them it isn't too surprising. Pauline is quite busy, she is actually a junior olympic level diver, she was in the youth olympics in Singapore in 2010.

Caroline on the other hand stands as heir to the throne, until her brother has a child, and her sons after her. She has served as acting princess, hostess for her father and now her brother for years. It makes a lot more sense she would be active, and her children as well.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 03-21-2011, 12:39 PM
fandesacs2003's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 3,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by melissaadrian View Post
But they don't have any obligation. Look at the lives Edward and Sophie are trying to give Louise and James. Or how Zara and Peter were raised as well. The fact is Stephanie is no longer the daughter of the reigning prince, but the sister, and one of her children is not even in line for the throne. Stephanie herself took up the cause of AIDS since the death of her father, creating her own foundation in Monaco for it. Considerin her daughters are only 17 and 13, still in school, at least for them it isn't too surprising. Pauline is quite busy, she is actually a junior olympic level diver, she was in the youth olympics in Singapore in 2010.

Caroline on the other hand stands as heir to the throne, until her brother has a child, and her sons after her. She has served as acting princess, hostess for her father and now her brother for years. It makes a lot more sense she would be active, and her children as well.
I do not agree with you. It is not question of rank or being the doughter or the sister of the sovereign, it is question of character. Stephanie never accepted her position, and she participated the less possible in any official event and she decided to raise her children according to her mentality, she never showed them on official occasions, she even not bring them at Prince Rainier's funeral. Ok, Camille was very young but Louis and Pauline could have been there. It was THEIR granfather.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 03-21-2011, 01:53 PM
Marika86's Avatar
Courtier
Royal Blogger
Picture of the Month Representative – The Netherlands
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Villa San Giovanni, Italy
Posts: 3,492
Another article about the Rose Ball

Younger generation host annual Rose Ball following death of Princess Antoinette - hellomagazine.com
__________________
Marika86
"It's very special, as Kate is very special. It's my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today and the excitement." Prince William, November 16 2010
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 03-21-2011, 11:52 PM
agogo's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: côte d'océan Pacifique, United States
Posts: 717
Quote:
Originally Posted by fandesacs2003 View Post
I do not agree with you. It is not question of rank or being the doughter or the sister of the sovereign, it is question of character. Stephanie never accepted her position, and she participated the less possible in any official event and she decided to raise her children according to her mentality, she never showed them on official occasions, she even not bring them at Prince Rainier's funeral. Ok, Camille was very young but Louis and Pauline could have been there. It was THEIR granfather.
Princess Stephanie stated quite clearly in an interview that she knew that her children would never inherit the throne and she decided to keep her children away from most official palace events to protect their privacy. Consequently her children enjoy more freedom from the press that do Princess Caroline's sons and daughters. Princess Stephanie is extremely protective of her children. I do believe that she has accepted her position and is very proud of Monaco as well as supportive of her brother. It is a fair question, why did he children not attend the official funeral for Prince Rainier. I think that there was a private service for the family in the palace chapel.
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 03-22-2011, 12:23 AM
Pixilated's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Kailua, United States
Posts: 305
Charlotte so pretty,but so sad.She always looks sad!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 03-22-2011, 01:45 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: snowsville, Canada
Posts: 385
Quote:
Originally Posted by fandesacs2003 View Post
I do not agree with you. It is not question of rank or being the doughter or the sister of the sovereign, it is question of character. Stephanie never accepted her position, and she participated the less possible in any official event and she decided to raise her children according to her mentality, she never showed them on official occasions, she even not bring them at Prince Rainier's funeral. Ok, Camille was very young but Louis and Pauline could have been there. It was THEIR granfather.
I have no doubt her children were at the private ceremony. How can you hold it against her she didn't make her kids attend the public funeral? They are little kids, upset over the death of their grandpa. They should be allowed to mourn in peace. Those were kids who were never in the press, weren't used to cameras, it definitely would not be fair to shove a camera in their face while mourning.

Stephanie does support her brother. She is involved in a number of charities in Monaco. She may not be as high profile as her sister but she is there. If she chooses to allow her kids the privacy of no press, the freedom their cousins don't enjoy, she shouldn't be criticized. I think a lot of royal children would like the privacy her kids enjoy. They are so removed from the throne, they are like Zara and Peter, they can have normal lives.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 03-22-2011, 03:10 AM
RubyPrincess168's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sun Prairie, United States
Posts: 1,619
Whether or not children can or should attend a funeral should be left up to the parents to decide. It's up to them to explain death to the kids and determine if they could handle the funeral, and if the parents could handle the kids not handling the funeral well. Maybe Stephanie was grieving so much she didn't want to have to handle or comfort her kids if they had a meltdown too. It should have nothing to do with whether or not the funeral was public, or if the kids have been raised in the public eye.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 03-22-2011, 03:51 AM
iceflower's Avatar
Super Moderator
Picture of the Month Representative - Monaco and Sweden
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: , Germany
Posts: 26,704
__________________


Time to get back to the topic of this thread, this year's Rose Ball! Thanks!
__________________
**** Welcome aboard! ****
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 03-22-2011, 09:37 AM
azure's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: here and there, Greece
Posts: 1,056
In TFS there is posted the dress when on the catwalk, fall 2009 in post #282.Charlotte Casiraghi - Page 19 - the Fashion Spot
Much better with the belt i think. But is better because the model has a good posture.
__________________
Life is to be explored
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 03-23-2011, 10:29 AM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 4,631
I like the dress better on Charlotte, perhaps because Charlotte is so stunning she makes almost anything look good?

If I had seen that same dress on that particular model first, I would not have been impressed at all, for example.

Both the catwalk model and Charlotte are too thin, though,.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 03-23-2011, 11:18 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: snowsville, Canada
Posts: 385
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonmaiden23 View Post
I like the dress better on Charlotte, perhaps because Charlotte is so stunning she makes almost anything look good?

If I had seen that same dress on that particular model first, I would not have been impressed at all, for example.

Both the catwalk model and Charlotte are too thin, though,.
Charlotte may be thin but she is healthy. Riding is an incredible work out, you may not think so but if you take care of your own horse, and doing jumping as well, takes a lot of muscles and work.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 03-23-2011, 12:42 PM
Moonmaiden23's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, United States
Posts: 4,631
I know that riding is incredible work...I am a great fan.

But I still think Charlotte is too thin....sometimes her head looks almost too big for her body.

She hasn't always been this way.

But I still think she is gorgeous.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 03-23-2011, 02:03 PM
LovelyKate's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: ...., France
Posts: 599
^ I think Charlotte's face is beautiful, her body is amazing, but there is something strange when we look at her. I prefered her when she had a more womanly shape (I don't know if these words are correct!) : she is a mediterranean beauty! I don't want her to have Monica Bellucci's body, but Charlotte is not a natural thin woman, she's born to have breasts, hips, to have a woman's body.
That's just my mind, but if Charlotte feels better in a thinner body, it's ok!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth charlene crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria dutch royal history engagement fashion grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri infanta leonor infanta sofia jewellery jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg olympic games ottoman pom pregnancy president hollande president komorowski prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince floris prince pieter-christiaan princess aimee princess anita princess astrid princess beatrix princess charlene princess laurentien princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess marilene princess mary queen anne-marie queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal royal fashion russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden the hague visit wedding winter olympics 2014



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:30 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]