The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #61  
Old 10-11-2010, 11:07 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Spring Hill, United States
Posts: 2,443
Actually, I write in three others, but, with difficulty and, certainly, not as well as English. And, it wasn't meant to criticize, but compliment, as I am in great admiration to see someone struggle and learn another language and try. I think it is great. I think you, for whom, English is a second or third language do a wonderful job, but that being said, why can't you see that Charlene is, also, in that boat.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 10-12-2010, 12:01 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: ......, Argentina
Posts: 1,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by COUNTESS View Post
Actually, I write in three others, but, with difficulty and, certainly, not as well as English. And, it wasn't meant to criticize, but compliment, as I am in great admiration to see someone struggle and learn another language and try. I think it is great. I think you, for whom, English is a second or third language do a wonderful job, but that being said, why can't you see that Charlene is, also, in that boat.

CW is so lucky to live in a French speaking country and her French is so bad as she had attended a few classes. there is no excuse, sorry. Itīs been 4 years.

Moonmaiden. I donīt know how to answer to your comments. Iīm perplexed. Stephanie has three beautiful and healthy children. It doensīt matter with whom. We should be talking of a blessing, not a problem.
Families are not more what they used to be. parents cannot always live together, and not because of it they are bad parents.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 10-12-2010, 03:14 AM
melina premiere's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sassenage, France
Posts: 1,781
Moonmaiden, I agree wiyh you, it's not because you have beautiful and healthy children, that you cannot critize her mothers, I don-t understand why some people here are so admirating on Caroline and Stephanie and so critize about Charlene Wittstock. For the children Charlene will have beautiful children like her sisters in law for me, It's the way of life we could critize on Carolin and Stephanie, For Caroline, apart Stephano Casiraghy, She had a first divorce, many lovers and She stole the man of a friend (Chantal of Hanovre), she married because she wait a baby now she lives apart of Ernst August and she has a new lover and then she is not divorced because she don't wanto lose her title of Royale Altesse and she is snob. Stephanie had a trsahed life ,she had three divorces, she followed the knie circus with children because she loved his director who was married. What exemple do they give for her Chidren the both siters, but they are princess don't critic them.But Charlene, many critics, she had no child, she is discrete, she leaves the first place to the prince Albert in the even, but critic critic, there is no love between the two, in the interview she must answer this, she has surgery,(we forget that queen Fabiola had surgery on her nose long time before her weedding and she was a great queen),What I see, Charlene is brave, she goes to the christmas bath for charity of monaco in december 10°c. She will train for midmare mile before her weedding, she will be an other princess , I hope she will make a good work. What is my side
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 10-12-2010, 05:05 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,500
Am I right in thinking that this is the "Interview" thread ??

If so, do we really have yet another full re-hash of the entire family's lives here?

Rosana, I agree with you on the lack of progress by CW in improving her French. I still think Pa should have played a stronger role in encouraging her to make more of an effort. But perhaps he is still so smitten with her that he lets her have her own way ??
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 10-12-2010, 03:56 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: ......, Argentina
Posts: 1,383
At least the princesses had their children with the men they loved. They married and divorced, They fell in love again, thatīs what happens in REAL lilfe. No one is married for ever anymore, and I donīt see why such a scandal for a couple of divorces. Some people need to go outdoors and see whatīs going on there.

This "lovely" couple has gone through difficult times as far as I know. PA cannot have a steady couple, he never could, so donīt put them in a pedestal in advance.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 10-12-2010, 04:33 PM
Zonk's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere in, United States
Posts: 10,175
Let's stick to the topic of the interview.

All future posts that deter from the topic will be deleted.

There is a Relationship thread regarding Charlene and Albert that people can discuss the specifics of their relationship without saying the same thing in every thread.
__________________
.

Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 10-12-2010, 08:23 PM
Lakshmi's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: *, United States
Posts: 1,226
The journalist interviewing Charlene was very nice to her. He gave her all easy questions and she had problem answering hem even in English. She is not prepared to handle reporters. And again it is not her first interview. Charlene was blatantly unprepared. IMO it show she does not treat her future duties seriously.
__________________
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.''
Eleanor Roosevelt

"The course of true love never did run smooth " William Shakespeare, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

http://www.aishwarya-rai.com/
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 10-12-2010, 08:29 PM
Nathalie Cox's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: in a corner of ..., Argentina
Posts: 2,702
^Yes, that's what i think too. She could have been nervous, that's normal, but she has had an interview before and in that one she was more relaxed and more natural than in this one. I don't know what happened here.
__________________
* * The eyes are the mirror of the soul* *
The Impossible is what the mind can not imagine ...
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 10-13-2010, 02:51 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,500
I remember another interview several years ago, when PA agreed to speak about the "discovery" of Alexandre. It was Patrick Poivre d'Arvor who interviewed PA, and he did not make it easy

PPDA has mellowed considerably since then, and has retired, and he gave PA and CW very easy questions.

If they can't handle him now, then I wonder whether PA will be able to manage CW...
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 10-14-2010, 05:33 PM
Blackadder's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 113
That's one of the oddest interviews I have ever watched. Wittstock's French is more than lousy for someone who has apparently learned it 4 years.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 10-14-2010, 08:47 PM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
Posts: 73
Why cannot she wait until she has been married. Who is pushing or forcing her being eager interviews.... for tabloids and covers, she has no patience until she will be married
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 10-15-2010, 06:04 AM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,500
This wasn't any old interview - it was THE interview to show the whole world that they were engaged to be married !!

For that rather special occasion, both of them could have put some work and thought into it.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 01-18-2011, 06:13 PM
politikgirl's Avatar
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 233
That was an extremely disappointing interview. I didn't have any real problems with Ms. Wittstock until I saw the interview, but now having seen it, I think she comes across as slightly arrogant, lacking in class and not very sensible. While I understand nerves and a new language (though I have to say, Maxima of the Netherlands is evidence that a new language can be overcome with brains and hard work), I don't think these factor excuse the way she behaved. For example, the "OK" instead of "thank you" at the end seemed rude, the "give us a break" comment was lacking in class and she doesn't seem to have the common sense to give the socially acceptable answers ("we would love to start a family of our own" rather than "give us a break"). In contrast to other engagement interviews, including the most recent Prince William/Catherine Middleton interview, I was very disappointed, especially since Ms. Wittstock is older than Ms. Middleton (and therefore should act in a more mature manner) and Ms. Wittstock is marrying someone who is already the ruling royal, rather than the heir to the heir to the monarch (and should thus be more "ready" for the role).

Her French wasn't terrible, but considering she's had 4 years to learn it (and a lot of time to do so, since she hasn't been doing much else), I was really unimpressed with her French.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 01-19-2011, 02:26 AM
Nobility
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: ELKTON, United States
Posts: 368
I don't think CW like being question in french. It a hard language to learn. Anybody who was born in france know french well. But still she have to kill the attitude. If she don't want to be question don't go on-air. PA shouldn't let her go knowing she don't like it. Tell reporter that she won't answer question about children, marriage or dealing with personal business. Maybe PA stop letting her do interview.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 01-19-2011, 02:57 AM
melina premiere's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sassenage, France
Posts: 1,781
It was not a engagement interview, it was the last part of a interview of Prince Albert for hie five years of reign, The report Patrick Poivre D'Avord said a month ago that Charlene Wittstoch must not be interviewed, it was just a week after the engagement annonce, and the report asked if he could see and quote Charlene and the Prince agreed.It was not prepared like the one of Kate who was coached and Kate has the same language English, Charlene must speak french there is a difference . The report repeated twice mile why they wait so much time for the weedding, and if they want children.Those questions, he quote them to the prince Albert in the part and He asked this questions in the part 6 when he met Charlene. His questions were confused but the Prince and Charlene stayed very polit. This interview was in july six months ago and it is no more new why come back on this? there other news to comment
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #76  
Old 01-19-2011, 09:28 AM
Aristocracy
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: ansonia, United States
Posts: 139
I agree with Politigirl's statement about "the" interview. Good luck to Monaco, i personally feel it lacks the class and sophistication that Ranier and Grace brought. Anyone can get dressed up and play pretend, but come on, the girl didn't even finish grade school, what she dropped out at 7th grade... Good luck.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 01-19-2011, 11:26 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 1,311
Thomas Edison dropped out of school in the 6th grade. It didn't seem to hold him or Charlene back. I think Charlene dropped out of high school to work on her swimming. Being an Olympian is quite an accomplishment. Whoever marries PA will have a tough act to follow. She will not only be compared to PG, but also to PC and Charlotte. It's an impossible situation to be in.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 01-19-2011, 12:21 PM
KittyAtlanta's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: KittyLand Junction, United States
Posts: 2,793
Some of us simply are not able to learn foreign languages easily (or at all) and it has nothing to do with anything else. I have a Masters and a law degree to boot, but can't seem to learn any modern foreign language, even at lower school levels. I did OK with Latin. Luckily, that is considered a foreign language.

Charlene does not appear to be a vegetable and I am sure she has interests and perhaps even talents, that have not yet been revealed to us.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 01-19-2011, 03:19 PM
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Posts: 3,500
Kitty Atlanta is right - we can't, at this stage, have any real knowledge of her potential as a princess. Looking at pictures is useful, but not enough.

Regarding the famous "Interview", PA could have done better in choosing an interviewer for him and CW.

Patrick Poivre d'Arvor is involved in a plagiarism lawsuit - not exactly good publicity before the wedding.
He is appearing in court on February 9th.

http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/20...nt-plagiat.php
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 01-19-2011, 03:26 PM
Zonk's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere in, United States
Posts: 10,175
Quote:
Originally Posted by melina premiere View Post
It was not a engagement interview, it was the last part of a interview of Prince Albert for hie five years of reign, The report Patrick Poivre D'Avord said a month ago that Charlene Wittstoch must not be interviewed, it was just a week after the engagement annonce, and the report asked if he could see and quote Charlene and the Prince agreed.It was not prepared like the one of Kate who was coached and Kate has the same language English, Charlene must speak french there is a difference . The report repeated twice mile why they wait so much time for the weedding, and if they want children.Those questions, he quote them to the prince Albert in the part and He asked this questions in the part 6 when he met Charlene. His questions were confused but the Prince and Charlene stayed very polit. This interview was in july six months ago and it is no more new why come back on this? there other news to comment
People choose to comment because obviously the topic interests them. In the British Forum we have members who are still talking about Diana's Panaroma interview.
__________________

__________________
.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
charlene, engagement, interview, prince albert, prince albert ii, princess charlene


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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engagement of Prince Albert II to Miss Charlene Wittstock Zonk Prince Albert and Princess Charlene 593 07-27-2010 05:14 PM




Additional Links
Popular Tags
abdication birth charlene chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess letizia crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events fashion genealogy grand duchess maria teresa grand duke henri habsburg hohenzollern infanta sofia jordan king abdullah ii king carl xvi gustav king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander luxembourg olympics ottoman palace pom prince albert prince albert ii prince carl philip prince constantijn prince felipe prince felix prince floris prince joachim prince pieter-christiaan princess princess alexia (2005 -) princess anita princess ariane princess beatrix princess catharina-amalia princess charlene princess claire princess laurentien princess letizia princess mabel princess madeleine princess margriet princess marie princess mary queen letizia queen mathilde queen maxima queen rania queen silvia queen sofia royal russia sofia hellqvist spain state visit sweden wedding william


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:21 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]