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Old 05-01-2013, 05:51 PM
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I agree with you, something doesnt seem right. Charlene is first and foremost Monaco representative and should be at her husband's sight especially for events at the highest level.

Having said that, I found it strange that Albert would attend, as a Head of State himself.
Who should have attended in his place? Kings and queens attend weddings of crown princes and princesses, funerals of kings and queens. Since Monaco is a principality perhaps the protocol is that he should attend.
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Good manners dictate that if you accept an invitation, then you do not cancel because another invitation arrives at later date.

Let's take a practical approach....

Charlene accepted an invitation to a friends wedding and (I assume) then dovetailed in engagements linked to her foundation. Now that makes sense doesn't it? solves any problems of travelling to and fro Monaco. 2 birds one stone - totally acceptable.

Then there is an announcement of the Abdication of Queen Beatrix. Now protocol has dictated in the past that only CPs (or equivalent) attend such events, thus making the new King the most senior person present. He then tours ~(as planned) other kingdoms over time.

So who would represent Monaco? - well (as previously shown ) it is P Caroline but for some unknown reason Albert goes. IT has been said that attendance at events do not normally go "up" the chain, but why not? Caroline cant make it; Charlene is already engaged (and she would not be expected to go anyway) so I'll (Albert) go on my own.

It is very simple and straight forward. But peeps want to make it a big deal. Friends know about weddings 6-9 months in advance. So don't automatically blame Charlene.

No one is offended in the royal world. Why should anyone be offended in here.
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[QUOTE=cepe;1547214]Good manners dictate that if you accept an invitation, then you do not cancel because another invitation arrives at later date.

No one is offended in the royal world. Why should anyone be offended in here.[/QUOTE]

Exactly, much ado about nothing. The attendance of a head of state at such an event was unusual but not without precedence. Queen Maud of Norway attended the coronation of George VI. King Albert II and Queen Beatrix attended the accession of Henri of Luxembourg.
By some peoples reasoning it must also have been wrong for the Moroccan and Qatari wives to attend without their husbands or for the Crown Prince of Thailand to leave his wife at home and travel with his sister.
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Good manners dictate that if you accept an invitation, then you do not cancel because another invitation arrives at later date.

Let's take a practical approach....

Charlene accepted an invitation to a friends wedding and (I assume) then dovetailed in engagements linked to her foundation. Now that makes sense doesn't it? solves any problems of travelling to and fro Monaco. 2 birds one stone - totally acceptable.

Then there is an announcement of the Abdication of Queen Beatrix. Now protocol has dictated in the past that only CPs (or equivalent) attend such events, thus making the new King the most senior person present. He then tours ~(as planned) other kingdoms over time.

So who would represent Monaco? - well (as previously shown ) it is P Caroline but for some unknown reason Albert goes. IT has been said that attendance at events do not normally go "up" the chain, but why not? Caroline cant make it; Charlene is already engaged (and she would not be expected to go anyway) so I'll (Albert) go on my own.

It is very simple and straight forward. But peeps want to make it a big deal. Friends know about weddings 6-9 months in advance. So don't automatically blame Charlene.

No one is offended in the royal world. Why should anyone be offended in here.
I guess that most of us are so sad/mad/angry because they really wanted to see Charlene there, specially after she and Albert skipped Guillaume's wedding!
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I guess that most of us are so sad/mad/angry because they really wanted to see Charlene there, specially after she and Albert skipped Guillaume's wedding!
We're they invited?
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I guess that most of us are so sad/mad/angry because they really wanted to see Charlene there, specially after she and Albert skipped Guillaume's wedding!
They were absent from the wedding because after completing state visits to Poland and Germany they had to go to NYC for events surrounding the Princess Grace Awards. Caroline represented her brother at the wedding. It is not as if they "skipped" the wedding to stay home and watch tv or go sailing in the Med.
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A very plausible and logical explanation, Cepe. I posted more or less the same line of thought on the Dutch forum where there was a discussion about P Charlene's absence as well, but unfortunately my post disappeared. It would indeed have been wonderful to see the Princess in some beautiful gowns and breathtaking jewelry!! next time...
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Well my first impression upon viewing the pics of the arriving guests a few days ago was that it was odd for Princess Charlene not to be there, was a bit surprised in fact, especially seeing Albert all alone and rather upset in that one pic I saw of him sitting down. Of course I only saw that one pic, as I was not interested in following the rest of the pomp & circumstance, so I don't know if Albert was looking happier later on. I just found it odd is all, that his wife was not by his side.

Naturally it made me wonder if everything is alright in the House of Grimaldi? And after reading some of these comments I s'pose it's no big deal, as long as it doesn't happen again... Jmho. :)
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:29 AM
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They were absent from the wedding because after completing state visits to Poland and Germany they had to go to NYC for events surrounding the Princess Grace Awards. Caroline represented her brother at the wedding. It is not as if they "skipped" the wedding to stay home and watch tv or go sailing in the Med.
I know, but I wanted to see them there. What I'm saying is, that most of us were sad she wasn't there at both events because we wanted to have our guilty pleasure of seeing her finally in a tiara, she's not to be blamed for sure, and after all, I'm the one who knew first that she wouldn't be there (posted it days before the guest list was released) so I took the first shock!
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i read somewhere that P.Albert attended himself because he knows now-King WA quite well because of their joined interest in the IOC and water management, P.Charlene's engagement friend's wedding) was probably first, because wedding preparations often take many months (even with 'common' people)

So probably indeed we are reading too much into it..
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^^^Well, you may actually be correct, but I think anything that is "not well" has to do with some other Grimaldi family member, not Albert nor Charlene. She looked like she was having a really good time with the children and she looks magnificent in a wetsuit.
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Why Princess Charlene did not attend the inauguration of the Netherlands?
¿Por qué la princesa Charlene no acudió a la investidura de Holanda?

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^^^Well, you may actually be correct, but I think anything that is "not well" has to do with some other Grimaldi family member, not Albert nor Charlene. She looked like she was having a really good time with the children and she looks magnificent in a wetsuit.
Stephanie is leading a discreet life now and dedicated to charities, her children are all grown up and doing well where the eldest got his degree.Caroline is now settled after dropping the drunk and is enjoying her time as a grandmother.All is well.
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Stephanie is leading a discreet life now and dedicated to charities, her children are all grown up and doing well where the eldest got his degree.Caroline is now settled after dropping the drunk and is enjoying her time as a grandmother.All is well.
Yes, things seem to have gotten really fixed in the past few years and now that Albert has finally settled down and got married everything is now pretty normal, I just wish they get a kid and have everything stable!
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From the Twitter of Graham Hill, the head coach of Swim SA,Seagull swim club
https://twitter.com/HillGrahamhill/s...03131745628161
https://twitter.com/HillGrahamhill/s...01914824708096

Princess Charlene is in South Africa - find out what she has doing whilst on another trip home
https://twitter.com/SundayTimesZA/st...46351509975041

A Tweet by SundayWorld
https://twitter.com/SundayWorldZA/st...90351830917120
Photo of the article in SundayWorld
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJfq4C9CMAAln3B.jpg:large

Edit:
Now the interview is online, she was the matron-of-honour at her best friend's wedding, the wedding was on Saturday:
Princess Charlene- ready to be a mom - SundayWorld
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:12 PM
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I think Charlene has got her head screwed on the right way and will not let any one push her around I think she will do great things for Monaco, including children, I wish her and Albert great happiness.
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Princess Charlene is in South Africa - find out what she has doing whilst on another trip home
https://twitter.com/SundayTimesZA/st...46351509975041

A Tweet by SundayWorld
https://twitter.com/SundayWorldZA/st...90351830917120
Photo of the article in SundayWorld
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJfq4C9CMAAln3B.jpg:large

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Now the interview is online, she was the matron-of-honour at her best friend's wedding, the wedding was on Saturday:
Princess Charlene- ready to be a mom - SundayWorld
Please read the interview refer to above and I am sure that it will answer many of you questions about Princess Charlene and Prince Albert!! Have you looked at the photos of her with the children? Does it say anything to you at all? I for one think that it would have been a terrible dissappoinment to them it they were told the visit was postponed to another date in the future!! Please, give her a break. I am sure that her not attending the inauguration doesn't mean that there is something sinister going on between her and Prince Albert. Remember what she said in the interview I referred to where she said that Prince Albert is the love of her life and she is now settled down and ready to start a family!!!
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I did like the interview,very insightful.
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There is , always, negative commentary, but she is a woman of principal, better than many, she made a promise to a friend and she kept it.
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I did like this interview

Princess Charlene calls Albert

another photo of charlene at the pool swimming of durban with the young swimmer supported by the fondation of ptincess charlene

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