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Old 04-27-2013, 04:21 PM
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Art is in the eye etc..............the painter should stick to chocolate box covers where the subjects are from the imagination and not from real life.

You can usually tell twhen a painter has done this, rather than have the genuine article sitting in front of them. GRace looks like something out of Disney; and Charlene looks like nobody I recognise.
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The portrait is pretty on the surface (impossible to make her unpretty :-) ), but the vibe they chose for her is all wrong... this for me is indeed a glammed up air-headed barbie doll, exactly what P.Charlene isn't in real life...
It's a cartoon image really... an fairy tale image of a princess the way 6 year old girls think of princesses..

Missed opportunity..
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:02 AM
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When I watch the paintings of Princess Grace, for me, it is the same thing,the princess Grace did not look like to nothing , she looked like princess of cartoon of Walts Dysney. Same things for her daughters Caroline and Stéphanie, same things for the other princesses of Spain, Norway, Sweden, and Kate. In two days, we will watch all these princesses with their diademes, jewellery long dress at the enthronement of WA. we will see them also at the wedding of Madeleine of Sweden, all this spectacle is for the young girls aged of 7 ages. It is not the real life we use to know . It is the same things for the princesses of monaco as the princesses of the princesses of all the monarchies.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:58 AM
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Well, Princess Charlene looks like a character of Walt Disney in this painting..thank God the other Princesses who will attend W and M coronation won't be painted by Ralph..they will just be photograph by cameras :

Also, Melina, are you Charlene's grandmother? You don't seem to understand constructive criticism.You alwsys has to bring other Royal families to the mix and draw comparison.Walt Disney or not, Princess Grace is/will always be the great Princess of Monaco.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:32 AM
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I think Melina is saying that the paintings of Grace as like Walt Disney, and the one by Ralph looks like that to me. That doesnt have anything to do with Grace personally - it says everything about the artist.

This latest one of Charlene is dreadful - it doesnt look like her and actually appears like a remodelling of the one of Princess Grace. This is my opinion of the paintings, and therefore the artist.
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The Dutch royal website says Albert will attend the installation of the new King but Charlene's name wasn't there. Does anyone know why she won't be there? I am so disappointed.
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The Dutch royal website says Albert will attend the installation of the new King but Charlene's name wasn't there. Does anyone know why she won't be there? I am so disappointed.
I don't believe there was a reason given. But I've heard she'll be travelling abroad.
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The Dutch royal website says Albert will attend the installation of the new King but Charlene's name wasn't there. Does anyone know why she won't be there? I am so disappointed.
Thats interesting isn't it !! You would have thought any trip abroad would come second to an invite like this...... but then as stated she was not on the invite list. I find that very very peculiar. I don't think we are in the realms of fairytale endings where these two are concerned. Every photo I see of her she has that glazed/sad/medicated look to her....no glow.. no joy... unlike the beaming smiles from virtually every other young European Royal Couple. Watch this space I say!
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I don't mean to get ahead here but it seems like Caroline and her family (Andrea in particular) will determine the future of Monaco. I really wouldn't be surprised if Albert dies childless (divorced?)

Honestly don't see what could possibly be more important than attending the inauguration of a future monach.
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I don't mean to get ahead here but it seems like Caroline and her family (Andrea in particular) will determine the future of Monaco. I really wouldn't be surprised if Albert dies childless (divorced?)

Honestly don't see what could possibly be more important than attending the inauguration of a future monach.
ehhh I think we can safely say he won't die childless thats for sure.
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I'm really disappointed that Charlene appears not to be attending the inauguration. When she has accompanied Albert to these "royal meets" she has been a very graceful addition. He will cut rather a sad figure if he attends alone. I agree it is difficult to think what other "travels abroad" could take precedence unless there is a serious family matter.
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Sooo disappointed that P Charlene will not join the Prince in Amsterdam...so wanted to see her wear a tiara at last!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:46 AM
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ehhh I think we can safely say he won't die childless thats for sure.
I realised that later. Ones that are eligible to inherit.
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ehhh I think we can safely say he won't die childless thats for sure.
Lol yeah, he has two children already who can't inherit the throne.He should've married Nicole instead."Charlene is there but not quite there"..her tiara debuted in an exhibition , at a Cartier poster and the Red Cross ball as a necklace.The sash of her order of St.Charles is too wide and the masculine version.Everything seems"half cook" when it comes to these couple. I was excited with their wedding but not anymore..something is off and I'd keep further comment to myself.I still like her tho, she seems sweet and I wish she finds her own place, where/when ever will it be.
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I think Melina is saying that the paintings of Grace as like Walt Disney, and the one by Ralph looks like that to me. That doesnt have anything to do with Grace personally - it says everything about the artist.

This latest one of Charlene is dreadful - it doesnt look like her and actually appears like a remodelling of the one of Princess Grace. This is my opinion of the paintings, and therefore the artist.
The work of the artist is not great. The pose of Charlene is stilted. Maybe Cowan was chosen because he has done portraits of the Grimaldi family in the past. His paintings are not to my taste. The one of the entire Grimaldi family looks like a cover of a romance novel.
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I lik this painting better than the one made by Ralph.This one has at least catch the warmth of her eyes :Visitor Stands Next To Paintings Representing Princess
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Thank you for posting this. A very interesting set of pictures in the way Charlene has chosen to present herself ( I'm assuming she has had say about both the photo shoot and image choices). Some of the poses she adopts, particularly the one above Monaco suggest fashion model rather than Princess consort. I know Caroline, Charlotte and Stephanie have all gone down this route before, but I would have thought she might have moved away from this now she is the First Lady and try to reflect a more human, interesting and dare I say royal aspect. However, there are some very nice pics, although the front over is airbrushed to the point that it could be a waxwork model of Charlene.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:13 AM
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Thank you for posting this. A very interesting set of pictures in the way Charlene has chosen to present herself ( I'm assuming she has had say about both the photo shoot and image choices). Some of the poses she adopts, particularly the one above Monaco suggest fashion model rather than Princess consort. I know Caroline, Charlotte and Stephanie have all gone down this route before, but I would have thought she might have moved away from this now she is the First Lady and try to reflect a more human, interesting and dare I say royal aspect. However, there are some very nice pics, although the front over is airbrushed to the point that it could be a waxwork model of Charlene.
I completely agree with you. She presents herself more as a top model than as the First Lady of Monaco. It would have been expected from her, if she wants to poses in magazines to draw attention on a cause, rather that only pictures of her posing like that ! These pictures brings nothing to Monaco.
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Vogue may have donated a hefty sum of money to PC Foundation and their request was for these types of photos. Her foundation won then. Unless someone can read Japanese, we not sure what was said.
Think this photo shoot would have been accepted only if PC was happy. PC is everything but vain in my opinion....
Think this was a win-win situation.... Vogue is into selling mags, PC is probably trying hard to get her Foundation off the ground.
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