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Old 02-20-2006, 06:58 PM
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Imo, I think Albert would like to fall intensely in love. Who wouldn't?? I think, however, he has not married, because either the woman was not appropriate for the position as a princess or she was not willing to fulfill it...even though she may have loved him dearly.
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:04 PM
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I doubt Albert II really knows what true love is, nor would he had the attention span to cultivate and respect it. His antics speak for themselves that what he wants is just a good time, show off a beautiful gal and move on to the next party. I expected more of him, and then the scandals and the secret life came out before his father, the greatest Prince Monaco ever had, was even laid to rest.
So, if we are looking for a wife for Albert, someone as shallow as him will do. Paris Hilton, anyone? Any bankrupt aristocrat with good looks? Anyone like Kathie (Tom Cruise's) Holmes?
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:22 PM
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I doubt Albert II really knows what true love is, nor would he had the attention span to cultivate and respect it. His antics speak for themselves that what he wants is just a good time, show off a beautiful gal and move on to the next party. I expected more of him, and then the scandals and the secret life came out before his father, the greatest Prince Monaco ever had, was even laid to rest.
So, if we are looking for a wife for Albert, someone as shallow as him will do. Paris Hilton, anyone? Any bankrupt aristocrat with good looks? Anyone like Kathie (Tom Cruise's) Holmes?
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Now on to business: While I'm sure PA likes his bachelor/playboy lifestyle, I'm sure it will get old soon. He doesn't have many peers (married or otherwise) in Europe and those a generation younger have already settled down and married. He knows what he should do, and I think freedom has an excellent point: he has to find a woman who is willing to live life in a gilded cage. That can be a genuine problem.

I wouldn't write Albert off as shallow so quickly. Part of the problem is everyone telling him what kind of person he should marry; another is the legend of the iconoclastic romance of his parents; a third may just be focusing on other areas hasn't allowed one to really put major importance on getting married. As I have said before, I've seen too many of my friends put "get married" on a checklist only to "settle" for the person he/she was with at the time and found that things weren't quite right.
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:50 PM
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Now on to business: While I'm sure PA likes his bachelor/playboy lifestyle, I'm sure it will get old soon. He doesn't have many peers (married or otherwise) in Europe and those a generation younger have already settled down and married. He knows what he should do, and I think freedom has an excellent point: he has to find a woman who is willing to live life in a gilded cage. That can be a genuine problem.

I wouldn't write Albert off as shallow so quickly. Part of the problem is everyone telling him what kind of person he should marry; another is the legend of the iconoclastic romance of his parents; a third may just be focusing on other areas hasn't allowed one to really put major importance on getting married. As I have said before, I've seen too many of my friends put "get married" on a checklist only to "settle" for the person he/she was with at the time and found that things weren't quite right.
You're so kind pinklady1991. But the fact is that Albert has never even had a long-term, monogamous relationship in his entire life or at least in the last 15 years. Why would he suddently change his life now? His behavior is part of his character, part of who he is as a man. :(
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:52 PM
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Now, on Albert, I would really like to know what goes on in his mind to be so difficult for him to get married? As a heir of a monarchy, like his counterparts, his duty is to secure the crown. By now his kids should have been older than Stephanie's and younger than Caroline's. Maybe avoiding marriage is a way he used to rebel against his father that somehow ended up out of control. <Edit personal comments/Mandy> So I think this aversion to marriage is an act of rebelliousness he got carried away with, for too long, and now he does not know how to hit the break pedal anymore.
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:25 PM
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Question Why The Mystery?

I think all the points made in the last few hours could be very plausible reasons. I wonder why we have to guess his reasons for not marrying? I realize it really is none of our business...but what is the reason for his secrecy over this issue?
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:47 PM
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I think all the points made in the last few hours could be very plausible reasons. I wonder why we have to guess his reasons for not marrying? I realize it really is none of our business...but what is the reason for his secrecy over this issue?
It's the one part of his life that perhaps he feels is the only private thing he can control.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:42 PM
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It doesn't look like he's ever going to marry.
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:53 PM
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You're so kind pinklady1991. But the fact is that Albert has never even had a long-term, monogamous relationship in his entire life or at least in the last 15 years. Why would he suddently change his life now? His behavior is part of his character, part of who he is as a man. :(
Well, I can think of one long-term relationship (5 yrs.) that he had, although it probably was not exclusive (but no one knows that except Albie!) He may have actually loved her too (but again, no one knows that except Albie!). And I agree, it can be hard because of his profile.

But I still thik he just has not wanted to be married by now, or he would have done it.
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Old 02-20-2006, 10:16 PM
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Well, I can think of one long-term relationship (5 yrs.) that he had, although it probably was not exclusive (but no one knows that except Albie!) He may have actually loved her too (but again, no one knows that except Albie!). And I agree, it can be hard because of his profile.

But I still thik he just has not wanted to be married by now, or he would have done it.
I said long-term and monogamous. And I guess you can count 5 years as long-term even though it's one weekend a month with the other 3 weekends that month reserved for 3 other ladies.
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Old 02-21-2006, 11:54 AM
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But I still thik he just has not wanted to be married by now, or he would have done it.
Not all people who want to get married do, its a matter of finding someone you love you can trust and many times families do in fact come in the way why I have said I am not married mine did as well as the other factor.
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Old 02-21-2006, 12:20 PM
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Do you think he is resolved not to get married?
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Old 02-21-2006, 01:02 PM
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Do you think he is resolved not to get married?
No...but I'm sure he'd much rather people focus on what he intends to do as sovereign than what goes on in his private life.
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http://www.pointdevue.fr/contenu/fr/default.php?rb=1

Point de Vue is reporting that this is the real deal. They may have the inside track b/c they seemed to be the most pro-Albert during the months after the Alexandre story broke. Anyone in Europe have any thoughts?

Strange though...she has suddenly disappeared in Turin. I guess we'll have to see if she is back for the closing ceremonies. Anyone have any thoughts. We're a week behind in the States with the magazines but will try to pick them up this week.

Anyone have any thoughts?
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http://www.pointdevue.fr/contenu/fr/default.php?rb=1

Point de Vue is reporting that this is the real deal. They may have the inside track b/c they seemed to be the most pro-Albert during the months after the Alexandre story broke. Anyone in Europe have any thoughts?

Strange though...she has suddenly disappeared in Turin. I guess we'll have to see if she is back for the closing ceremonies. Anyone have any thoughts. We're a week behind in the States with the magazines but will try to pick them up this week.

Anyone have any thoughts?[/quote
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CHARLENE: ALBERT A SELECTED Sporting, natural and glamour, the South-African blonde championne allured the prince of Monaco. In its entourage, all agree to greet in Charlene Wittstock a character and noble-hearted woman. Would Albert have finally found his ideal female?
I take it to be they were quesitoning if its the real thing.
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:09 PM
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They say that no one seeing them had no doubt that she was more than a friend and that she had answered to a lady journalist that they were heading for a wedding "not yet"......
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Point de Vue is reporting that this is the real deal. They may have the inside track b/c they seemed to be the most pro-Albert during the months after the Alexandre story broke. Anyone in Europe have any thoughts?

Strange though...she has suddenly disappeared in Turin. I guess we'll have to see if she is back for the closing ceremonies. Anyone have any thoughts. We're a week behind in the States with the magazines but will try to pick them up this week.

Anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:59 PM
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They say that no one seeing them had no doubt that she was more than a friend and that she had answered to a lady journalist that they were heading for a wedding "not yet"......
Thanks folks...I read the online blurb from PdV and it's the translation of that pesky possessive adjective...his entourage or hers...I'm assuming his.
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:43 PM
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http://www.pointdevue.fr/contenu/fr/default.php?rb=1

Point de Vue is reporting that this is the real deal. They may have the inside track b/c they seemed to be the most pro-Albert during the months after the Alexandre story broke. Anyone in Europe have any thoughts?

Strange though...she has suddenly disappeared in Turin. I guess we'll have to see if she is back for the closing ceremonies. Anyone have any thoughts. We're a week behind in the States with the magazines but will try to pick them up this week.

Anyone have any thoughts?
Seems to me like she's being a bit chatty with the press. Not such a good idea. Normally, you wait until your engaged to talk about your partner too openly. IMO. This sort of goes for people on all levels. I think it's sort of like repecting intimacy. Does that make sense? (I might be reaching but that's my gut instinct in her disappearance) Also, all those athletes from Monoco worked hard to get there; PA and CW were sort of taking the attention away from where it's suppossed to be with so much public affection.

There are lots of pictures of PA with women. I really do not think CW is any different. Getting married for him is really more dangerous, in terms of potential PR scanadal, than staying single. I have read Andrea is close to his heart. He might be very happy to turn it over to him. Andrea is also of the right age to be trained. If he had kids now they would be 20 when he's like 70. It' s a crap shoot.

Oh, and I think if they were really engaged, she would NOT have disappeared when rumors of it started to hit the print. If you really love someone, it's more important than anything else. Magazines print lies all the time for money. No celebrity can sue them all, he would go broke in legal fees.
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After all his antics that wouldn't be such a bad thing. Getting involved with that family seems a bit daring.
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