Originally Posted by C4A
^^^previous. Lady Finn, is it possible to provide us with a translation of the above article? Thanks...
It was a long article, but here is some things from it.
Charlene told that it has taken time for her to adjust to her role, and that she is constantly asked how it feels to be the Princess of Monaco. Charlene feels that she has now started to found her new role, she has learned how it is to be watched all the time, and how she finds her private sphere. But she has also found out that with her role as a princess she can do good things - like the thing very close to her heart, that everyone would learn to swim. Charlene says that four million people drown every year. Through her Foundation she has started the Learn to Swim -project. More swimming schools are going to be inaugurated.
Charlene tells that she was at a swimming competition in Sweden also, and the last time before this summer she was in Sweden at Victoria's and Daniel's wedding, it was a very touching wedding and a week after that she and Albert got engaged. Their wedding was a real fairytale wedding. The change in her life has been big. Charlene tells about how they met at a swimming competition in Mare Nostrum and became friends. Charlene told that she would like to come back to Stockholm for a private visit. She and Albert love to travel and they are ultimate shoppers, they want to buy souvenirs from the places they visit, when they visited Graceland they had bought silly mugs and stuff like that. And they are using those mugs. They love to be tourists and take photos like everyone else. She says that people respect them and let them be in peace, especially in South Africa. Charlene loves to surf and balance on her paddle board, and she swims many times a week. She likes also to hike at the mountains around Monaco. Many of these activities are shared with Albert, they like to compete with each other.
The best in Albert is that he is too kind, he has great patience, he is very loving and generous. He is such a wonderful man. Charlene tells that they spend about four months in a year in their summer house La Turbie, Charlene likes the place very much. At least three times a year Charlene goes to South Africa to meet her family. She loves to go there in Christmas and New Year. She puts her T-shirt and jeans on and meets her old friends. At the end of the interview she tells that Albert introduced her to Madeleine seven years ago and they have met a few times, also in New York.