Originally Posted by EmpressRouge
I think the "something that not right about her" vibe came when she gave that tell-all interview when she was first dating Joachim. She seemed very smug and too open (and not in a good way) for royal watchers.
One can also observe the huge contrast between Marie's coldness -- I honestly find her smiles joyless and her eyes bland -- and her husband's ex-wife Alexandra who has warmth and sincerity in abundance. When Alexandra smiles, you get the feeling that she means it. She comes across as genuine and comforting.
Is Marie hugely popular in her adopted homeland? How is Alexandra deemed now? Thanks.