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Old 01-08-2015, 01:16 PM
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A brief clip of presentation of was shown on Estonian television today. This is quite a big event, because Monaco´s news are very rare in Estonia.
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Old 01-08-2015, 03:34 PM
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I loved the presentation. PG was a little bigger looking in the official pics than her brother and the baby PC was holding at the first balcony appearance looked a bit bigger than the other one so I think it was her daughter that she held first and then she and PA switched over. I also noticed that the Princess reached out to her husband a few times as they walked through the crowds which is understandable. It's easy to forget that she underwent major abdominal surgery only 4 weeks ago so will still be feeling a little unsteady and I take my hat off to her for staying in the square for as long as she did. As far as her parents go we have to remember that they have another child who lives beside them in SA so I can understand them spending Christmas with him and his family there before travelling to Monaco later this month as it's a long journey and I imagine that they will stay in Monaco until at least after the baptism.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:33 PM
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Yesterday on television I learned that Princess Charlène hardly speaks French. Even on the square in front of the palais princier she said "Thank you, Thank you" to people whom addressed her in French and seems not able to say something simple as "Merci". Apparently learning the French language has no priority for the Princess. A clear difference with Princess Gracia who learned French in no time.

The presentation was lovely. The un-easiness of the Princess in public was hmmm... something which needs attention, in my humble opinion.

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Old 01-08-2015, 04:40 PM
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Yesterday on television I learned that Princess Charlène hardly speaks French. Even on the square in front of the palais princier she said "Thank you, Thank you" to people whom addressed her in French and seems not able to say something simple as "Merci". Apparently learning the French language has no priority for the Princess. A clear difference with Princess Gracia who learned French in no time.

The presentation was lovely. The un-easiness of the Princess in public was hmmm... something which needs attention, in my humble opinion.

She is, after all, still recuperating from surgery so if she seems "uneasy" it is perfectly understandable. I heard other reports saying that she also said "merci" so apparently "someone" has not heard correctly OR is reporting incorrectly.
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:20 PM
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I saw all the ceremony , Princess charlene answered thank you in English when the people spoke to her in English and answered in french when the people spoke to her in french, in Monaco, there are a lot of résidents whose language is English , it is why Albert announced the births of the babies in french and in English, it is also why the proclamation was in french and English and on the place of the palace there were also a lot of résidents whose language is english.


During all the meeting of the people of Monaco, Charlene spoke with people of Monaco , she huged and kissed the people, she was very ease with the old people who were waiting her at the end of the meeting , we saw a lot of persons who wanted to shake her hand and Charlene huged a lot of the old persons, for them no matter , she does not speak well french, she was natural and ease with them.


At the end of this 'meeting with the people of Monaco, we saw that she was tired but she was always kind and smiling with the persons , she was just recuperating of the cesarian , which took place only 4 weeks ago. I found very nice whe went out of the palace with Albert to meet and thank the people who was on the place of the palace and this gesture of Albert and Charlene went to the heart of the people


A photo i like a lot


https://www.facebook.com/palaismonac...type=1&theater

A resume of the presentation of the babies, in it , there are 2 old persons who are moved to the tears a very moving event for them.


Présentation des Enfants Princiers à la population / Videos / Monaco Info : Les Reportages / Chaines - MC Channel - Chaînes vidéos de Monaco
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:07 PM
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A resume of the presentation of the babies, in it , there are 2 old persons who are moved to the tears a very moving event for them.


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What a lovely video and I was moved seeing those two older ladies. One experienced two generations of Grimaldis. Very special. Charlene looked wonderful but of course she would still experience some discomfort from the c-section. I give her credit for handling it as well as she did..:)
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:13 AM
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Beautiful photos of the princely couple with prince Jacques and princess Gabriella released by the palace on FB


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4700945&type=3
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:26 AM
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Gabriella is adorable but Jacques's face was not shown! It's strange, since he is the heir!
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:29 AM
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Beautiful photos of the princely couple with prince Jacques and princess Gabriella released by the palace on FB


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4700945&type=3
What a beautiful Princely Family,The Prince and Princess look so proud and happy!
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I always wonder--we often hear about how small Monaco is and how everyone knows each other, the rumor mills from the Grace days, etc.

Also, whenever the princely family makes a balcony appearance, it looks as if they are sometimes waving and looking out for people they intimately know. Plus, Charlene hugged so many in the square.

I wonder, think they are seeing friends when they are on the balcony? Think they actually know many of the Monegasque?
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:50 AM
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I always wonder--we often hear about how small Monaco is and how everyone knows each other, the rumor mills from the Grace days, etc.

Also, whenever the princely family makes a balcony appearance, it looks as if they are sometimes waving and looking out for people they intimately know. Plus, Charlene hugged so many in the square.

I wonder, think they are seeing friends when they are on the balcony? Think they actually know many of the Monegasque?
Of course they are seeing known faces on the balcony. Monaco is a very small place. There are only 5.000 real monegasques plus ca. 25.000 foreigners having residence in the principality. The monegasques got a national holiday and were able to go to the Palais Princier and cheer the family.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:19 AM
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Beautiful photos of the princely couple with prince Jacques and princess Gabriella released by the palace on FB


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...4700945&type=3


Wonderful, simply wonderful and caring pics. I am so happy for the SF.
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:15 AM
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These are such great pics. I'm intending no snark here. One of the dearest things is how obvious it is Charlene is a first time Mom, while Albert is far more relaxed holding the babies. It was the first thing I noticed and tickled me!
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I doubt they know everyone living in Monaco, but I am guessing they know most of them. When Grace became princess, they invited each family (not sure if that included non citizen families) to the palace for dinner. She said that some of the people were a little overwhelmed. I wonder if they are doing something similar with Charlene.

I think most of the people living on Le Rocher are the old Monagasque families and they probably know all of them by name as they are their neighbors. Albert and his siblings all grew up in Monaco and went to public schools, church, girl scouts, etc there so they would know many people well. I wonder how well the Casiraghis know people since they grew up in France. They did spend summers and holidays in Monaco.

The whole family does seem to make an effort to be out and about in Monaco. They are certainly more available to the public than politicians and royalty in much larger countries. That is part of the charm of Monaco.
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:13 PM
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Oh, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella are so adorable!

I like how the released more photos where we can see the twins from a better angle. Princess Charlene appears to be a very caring and attentive mother. I remember reading an interview with Princess Charlene, where she said "children make me melt", or something along those lines, so I guess she feels very comfortable and at ease with children and babies. Prince Albert appeared to be less comfortable with Prince Jacques, but perhaps that's just me.

I thought it was nice how the rest of the family were at the twin's balcony presentation as I originally thought it was just going to be Prince Albert, Princess Charlene and the twins. It was also nice to let Gad and Charlene's brother make a balcony appearance. I think this is the first time Gad has been on the Palace's balcony. I noticed that Camille was on her phone for some of the balcony presentation, which I thought was a little bad, as it was a public event where she would expect to be photographed. It reminds me of the time Queen Rania of Jordan went on her phone during CP Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden's wedding in 2010.

It's also nice how most people in Monaco are quite close to each other, given the fact that it's a small place. I love the photo of Princess Charlene hugging the little girl, it does seem as if they have some sort of connection as IMO she was hugging her how one would hug a friend's child. She also hugged a man in the crowds very warmly, I noticed.
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I doubt they know everyone living in Monaco, but I am guessing they know most of them. When Grace became princess, they invited each family (not sure if that included non citizen families) to the palace for dinner. She said that some of the people were a little overwhelmed. I wonder if they are doing something similar with Charlene.

I think most of the people living on Le Rocher are the old Monagasque families and they probably know all of them by name as they are their neighbors. Albert and his siblings all grew up in Monaco and went to public schools, church, girl scouts, etc there so they would know many people well. I wonder how well the Casiraghis know people since they grew up in France. They did spend summers and holidays in Monaco.

The whole family does seem to make an effort to be out and about in Monaco. They are certainly more available to the public than politicians and royalty in much larger countries. That is part of the charm of Monaco.
Plus Charlene has been living for many years in Monaco ... prior to the marriage. Surely she met many people during this time.
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there are also the résidents who live in Monaco and who are more numerous than the native people. but they like the princely family , they celebrated also the births of the twins when they were boen on december 10th. Albert knows also a lot of them. they were also present on the place of the palace.


I like the photos released by the palace, they are very nice, Albert is also very happy , proud and at ease when he is holding prince Jacques, but it is my own opinion.
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These are such great pics. I'm intending no snark here. One of the dearest things is how obvious it is eCharlene is a first time Mom, while Albert is far more relaxed holding the babies. It was the first thing I noticed and tickled m!
That's the FIRST thing I noticed too! Charlene gazes at her infants with wonder and awe. Albert is happy but relaxed. Those photos are simply beautiful!
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Lovely pictures! Charlene should now be allowed to go off and enjoy her maternity leave in peace whilst we look forward to the christening
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Sorry for spoiling the moment, but...When looking at those photos, I'm wondering why Albert got married in his late 50s? He could be easliy the grandad of those little ones...Well, congratulations, anyway.
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