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Old 08-18-2008, 12:43 PM
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During the Olymics Charlene has been looking miserable so far, gaunt, pale, lifeless as if she did everything only to please Albert and keep up her chances to get that ring on her finger. Some people think that she is sad because of the lost opportunity to participate herself but IMO the swimmer Charlene Wittstock is highly overrated, I seriously doubt that she would have qualified in the first place or even would have been in line for a medal. She has been a "celebrity athlete" for a long long time, famous for dating a prince. Bringing along a non-committment-girlfriend who is allowed to wear the badge of Monaco to an official event says everything about the attitude of the Head of State, IMO. If Rainier found out I guess he would rotate in his grave ... sadly he took all remaining style and value down with him.

Yeah, miserable ... : Famille Princière de Monaco: Au bord de la piscine olympique !

Gosh, knock it off , guys ...
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:06 PM
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Yeah, miserable ... : Famille Princière de Monaco: Au bord de la piscine olympique !

Gosh, knock it off , guys ...
all is exectiment is the sport not her, he is excitement about the sport as you can see but i cannot say that much about her. take a look at the new photo at abbacausa.com she is all smile for the camara and still look lost. if only she have wear a better dress than that red dress talter top.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:28 PM
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I was just taking a look at the photos of Charlene & Albert & thinking how happy & relaxed they seem together, I guess there will always be one picture that seems to tell another story, but imop most of the pictures appear to indicate a genuine affection between them. It must be easier for her to be comfortable in this environment & the real test is how well she copes when she's supporting Albert in the day to day duties back home.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:28 PM
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Sebatian posted a link to pictures of the couple and if you click on the link and then the date of 8/17-24/08. There are interesting photos of Albert with his arm around Charlene and she seems very uncomfortable. This I find very telling, maybe she is just is companion, and not really interested in him. Not even a little kiss from her or him....hmmmmmm something is very strange.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:19 AM
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Albert seems so much more relaxed, away from home, and surrounded by fellow sportspersons. He looks like someone released from a cage. I agree with Elly C, the two look very relaxed. I just hope that, when they're back in Monaco, they will be able to preserve some of that fun and enthusiasm, and not end up in the Monegasque straightjacket again.

Their relationship can't help being influenced by the age factor. He is twenty years her senior, and as time progresses, this will become more noticeable.

I've followed the fate of that family since Rainier's and Grace's wedding day, and they've all had more than their share of unhappiness. It's refreshing to see Albert in his element, and he is at his best when functioning as a senior IOC member.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:03 AM
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I don't know.. One should not judge anyone's personality solely based on photos, but I was thinking.. she may also be a relatively shy person, "timide". A shy person is often mistaken as an arrogant person. Her face does not reveal a lot of emotions but that does not mean she hasn't them at all.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:33 AM
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I arrived late on the scene so I don't understand what it is she has apparently done to induce so much dislike. What things exactly did she say that were offensive? What did she do? E.g. did she make racist remarks? Romp around naked? Sorry if this has been discussed before...have tried looking, but couldn't find the info here or elsewhere.

I'll confess I'm pretty ignorant about their relationship. How in the world did she end up in Monaco and how did they meet? I agree PA should marry....I mean, a 50 year old bachelor with illegit kids? For a head of state, that is just...

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I don't know.. One should not judge anyone's personality solely based on photos, but I was thinking.. she may also be a relatively shy person, "timide". A shy person is often mistaken as an arrogant person. Her face does not reveal a lot of emotions but that does not mean she hasn't them at all.
Agreed. It's not just photos. You can't even judge people by their interviews, even the ones given on TV and you can hear them for yourself. In my experience, there is a jaw-dropping amount of misinterpretation and misrepresentation in the media. A lot of people I've encountered are completely different from the way they come across in the media.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:32 PM
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I arrived late on the scene so I don't understand what it is she has apparently done to induce so much dislike. What things exactly did she say that were offensive? What did she do? E.g. did she make racist remarks? Romp around naked? Sorry if this has been discussed before...have tried looking, but couldn't find the info here or elsewhere.

I'll confess I'm pretty ignorant about their relationship. How in the world did she end up in Monaco and how did they meet? I agree PA should marry....I mean, a 50 year old bachelor with illegit kids? For a head of state, that is just...



Agreed. It's not just photos. You can't even judge people by their interviews, even the ones given on TV and you can hear them for yourself. In my experience, there is a jaw-dropping amount of misinterpretation and misrepresentation in the media. A lot of people I've encountered are completely different from the way they come across in the media.
Firelight, please read through some of the old threads to understand the controversy that this couple has generated on this forum so that we won't rehash old history in this thread.

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Old 08-21-2008, 02:34 AM
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Maybe Prince Albert believes in the curse which has hit ALL the members of his immediate family? Is happy with Andrea taking over eventually!? And loves simply the company of a good woman who has agreed with the role she has???

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Old 08-23-2008, 10:58 AM
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http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slides...295976114.jpg/

90 pictures of the Prince (and his girlfriend) at the Olympics.

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Old 08-23-2008, 11:35 AM
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I am sure he will announce his engagement soon !
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:19 PM
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I am sure he will announce his engagement soon !
don't hold your breath on it, there is a lot more than meet the eye.
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:29 PM
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I am sure he will announce his engagement soon !
I'm sure he won't!
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:52 PM
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Looking at pics of Albert and Charlene from Olympics I became more asured their 'relationship' is fake. They seem posing to many pics, pretending to be in love. In pics where Charlene is trying to get physically closer to prince, he was looking in different direction. In pictures where Albert tried to hug her, she had bored face. Incredible disharmony in love expression. They pretend a couple for whatever reason. It reminds me Claudia Schiffer and David Copperfield "relationship".
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:27 AM
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Looking at the pictures from the olympics, I am more convinced that these two belong together. I just wish everyone can be happy for them.
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:34 AM
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Me too Sashajones !
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:08 PM
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Looking at the pictures from the olympics, I am more convinced that these two belong together. I just wish everyone can be happy for them.
iam happy for them but if only their affection can be show everytime instead at the olympics games.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:02 AM
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Is this the longest "public" relationship that Albert has had?

I have no idea where it's going so I don't even want to get into that discussion.

I wonder if it is significant that we haven't yet seen Charlene's family in Monaco or Albert and Charlene visiting them in South Africa. But then maybe she isn't close to her family.

This relationship is just very confusing and sometimes it seems like a wedding is on the horizon and then there is just nothing.

Maybe they really do just enjoy being "companions" and as yet don't want anything else. I would really like one of those body language experts to give us there opinion on some of the photos that have been taken of them.

Oh well it gives us something to discuss on the board.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:07 AM
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I know that there is a lot of neagtive stuff out there about Albert and Charlene, and I for one have said that , he should either say they are engaged or not keep on bringing her out to offical functions, but I must admit , it so much nicer looking at albert now that he has charlene with him I know its shallow of me to say this , but least she is better on the eye than he is , also least she wears dress weather they are nice or not , than his boring old suits. ........ very shallow of me I know.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:44 PM
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Maybe it was already posted but in German "Frau aktuell" there is a photo where Queen Sofia of Spain greets Charlene at the Olympics by kissing her on the cheek! I find this very informative.....
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