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Of course it really is none of our business what her brothers do for a living, how often they do or do not visit Monaco, or who foots the bills for the visits. The Wittstocks are a private family and are entitled to live privately (even when visiting their now famous sister).
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:44 PM
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Charlenes father was hijacked

Father of princess-to-be hijacked - General | looklocal Benoni


The car, a Mercedes Benz C180, belonged to one of Wittstock's clients, who loaned it to him to go down to Durban to see his daughter.

Wittstock parked the car in his driveway after 10pm and two men approached him coming from his yard and hit him with an AK47 on his face.

According to WO Jannie van Aswegen, communication officer for Benoni SAPS, this was a planned hijacking as the two men waited for Wittstock inside his yard.

After attacking him the two men forced Wittstock to lie down on the ground.

They took his personal items including his watch, a gold chain, his ring, bank cards and cell phones.

Wittstock sustained a broken nose and facial injuries.

The men are still at large with the car.


Hope he is fine!
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I know, that's crazy! I bet the family will have sercurity now!
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Luckily it was the car they wanted and not him.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:21 AM
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Have you considered the possibility that if her parents were in Monaco, they would already have been inside the palace, but on this occassion they might have wanted to join the crowds outside, get a feel for the celebrations and also enjoy seeing their daughter waving from the balcony along side her fiance. Of course the other possibility is that they were not there at all but safely home in South Africa living their own lives.
It's possible that Prince Albert allows what he wants. Princess Grace made palace protocol changes when she became princess and it seems as if Prince Albert too is making protocol changes with his marriage. It could not be easy living with medieval antiquated rules all the time. Prince Albert has indicated that he wants to modernize the palace. Perhaps protocol is being modernized and updated too.
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:43 AM
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There were photos of the Charlene'smother with her brother and perhaps two cousins on the newspaper , it was just the day after the national fest of Monaco.It is a family which seems to be very discret, (the Catherine'parents are on the british newspapers), I remember when Prince Rainier married with Grace Kelly, all the newspapers talk about the all Kelly family.Happily it is not the case of the family of Charlene, there would be yet critisms on .I always remember the lot of critism when her brother was on the photo with her or when he was guest of the red cross gala.
Family of Charlene lives like other families in Johannesburg, the proof, father was hidjacket because, he had no bodyguard, I hope there will be a policeman around the house to protect the parents untill the weedding.South Africa is a beautiful land but anybody can be robbed and killed for money, it is verey unsafety
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Do the Wittstocks not originate as holders of a castle and land in the Holy Roman Empire dating back to the 1100s? Their arms still in place in an elaborate 16th Century carving in a church in their territory of Nieburg? One held high judicial office in the Court of the Empire in the 1400s?
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What I read about the family of Charlene ,that the family of her Father came from Germny in XIX century and the Father of her mother was english and he came of England to the Rhodesia in 1947 with his family, he married a Girl of Rhodédia, they lived with the all family in Balawayo where Charlene was born and when Rhodesian became Zimbabwe some of the family went to South Africa and some members returned to England where they lived in Essex,and Charlene uses to see them in England.They will be very lucky, they has two weeddings , one of their cousin and one of their Prince William
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Do the Wittstocks not originate as holders of a castle and land in the Holy Roman Empire dating back to the 1100s? Their arms still in place in an elaborate 16th Century carving in a church in their territory of Nieburg? One held high judicial office in the Court of the Empire in the 1400s?

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"On point de vue" in the report of the travel of Charlene Wittstock,we saw a very little photo of the Family Wittstock following the race of Charlene with her team
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can someone post that photo here.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:35 PM
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I hope the press does not constantly harrass Charlene's family, I know that there is probably a certain amount of media that they have to field leading up to the
marriage but certainly they should be left to live in peace after the wedding as they seem like very private people.
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There were photos of the Charlene'smother with her brother and perhaps two cousins on the newspaper , it was just the day after the national fest of Monaco.It is a family which seems to be very discret, (the Catherine'parents are on the british newspapers), I remember when Prince Rainier married with Grace Kelly, all the newspapers talk about the all Kelly family.Happily it is not the case of the family of Charlene, there would be yet critisms on .I always remember the lot of critism when her brother was on the photo with her or when he was guest of the red cross gala.
Family of Charlene lives like other families in Johannesburg, the proof, father was hidjacket because, he had no bodyguard, I hope there will be a policeman around the house to protect the parents untill the weedding.South Africa is a beautiful land but anybody can be robbed and killed for money, it is verey unsafety
The Kelly family during the 50's was media-worthy not just because of Grace Kelly but because of their own achievements and wealth. Jack and Margaret Kelly were a power couple especially in Philadelphia, and their 3 other children married well (Grace was to marry last among her siblings), so it was not as if they were marrying for publicity or money.

Jack Kelly was also into local politics so he and his family were media-savvy. They knew how to deal with reporters and photographers.

So it will be very interesting to see how the Wittstock family will deal with the publicity, the sudden interest, and the gossip.
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They lare living like many other familyes, they are very discret, we do not see many photos on them.The Kelly family liked the publicity.Before the wedding , the mother of Grace kelly told the life of her daughter and she said she had so many boyfriends she could make a collar with her names and Grace was very angry about them.There was an history when her brother divorced and he wanted to be a mayor, the mother of Princess Grace was again him and Grace was yet angry
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They lare living like many other familyes, they are very discret, we do not see many photos on them.The Kelly family liked the publicity.Before the wedding , the mother of Grace kelly told the life of her daughter and she said she had so many boyfriends she could make a collar with her names and Grace was very angry about them.There was an history when her brother divorced and he wanted to be a mayor, the mother of Princess Grace was again him and Grace was yet angry
You weren't around when we were discussing the interviews with her family including her grandmother. The posts and articles are in Alberts threads before Charlene got her own thread. Every member of the family has talked to the press.
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She was yet a swimmer and the father seemed to talk about her as swimmer, I think her grandmother who was aged was taken and surprised by Bunte, but it doesn't last many time from 2006, we know nothing about the family at the contrary the Kate Middleton'sfamily who talks about her daughter in the press, but it was normal for her not for Charlene, A part a Photo of Charlene Baby with daddy and mummy, Charlene at school, we did not know about her family. There was a silent, the first photos came when her brother came to some events and when her mother came with her brother at the time of National fest and we saw her for the first time and at the Midmar Mile we had a little photo taken on a boat published by Point De Vue, we can not say that they are always in the press, but we will see the family soon because there will be the wedding, but I repeat they are very discret, no thing to say about.
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She was yet a swimmer and the father seemed to talk about her as swimmer, I think her grandmother who was aged was taken and surprised by Bunte, but it doesn't last many time from 2006, we know nothing about the family at the contrary the Kate Middleton'sfamily who talks about her daughter in the press, but it was normal for her not for Charlene, A part a Photo of Charlene Baby with daddy and mummy, Charlene at school, we did not know about her family. There was a silent, the first photos came when her brother came to some events and when her mother came with her brother at the time of National fest and we saw her for the first time and at the Midmar Mile we had a little photo taken on a boat published by Point De Vue, we can not say that they are always in the press, but we will see the family soon because there will be the wedding, but I repeat they are very discret, no thing to say about.
Incorrect she was living in Monaco when a photo of her father and brother with the reporter when her father asked was she happy since they hadn't spoken to her in over a year. The article was the one that told of Charlene having accounts in about every store in Monaco not to mention she had his credit card and it was reported he gave her 40,000 a month to live on. A store owner also talked to. You must have missed it. Don't forget the press would have had more interest in the Kelly's for the reasons Mtatum stated.

You want to argue over every post that doesn't suit your image of the perfect family and how wonderful and beautiful Charlene is. Talk about Kate and her family in a bad light. Zonk has said not to do things like that and some right after your posts. I got the message but apparently you haven't. Sorry Zonk she gets on people nerves and not just mine. I'm not surprised people think she is a friend of Charlene's or works for the Palace.
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LadyMacAlpine, let her...she is just a hard die fan that doesn't accept the reality of things...for her, Charlene and her family are just the image of perfection.
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It's worth remembering that we are an online community where everyone is meant to be equal. It's not edifying watching others starting small wars amongst them.
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Article from Benoni City Times about the possibility of the Wittstock family moving to Monaco.

Charlene Wittstock`s family in limbo about moving to Monaco - General | looklocal Benoni
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