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Old 03-15-2006, 09:24 PM
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Seriously...I don't know how anyone could really tell without being able to see anypart of her face to say it was CW.
I said ` it looks like`, i didnt say `it is`, based on all the pics from that day. i only posted 4 pics but there are more ....anyways the rest of the pictures are here....

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Old 03-15-2006, 10:35 PM
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Can you guys imagine Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco?
okayyy its just a dream:p
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Old 03-15-2006, 11:07 PM
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Stranger things have happened! Maybe he sees that in her. But some of us (myself included) don't. . .
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:23 AM
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He seems to like her. Maybe it'll last.
I have to agree-maybe she is the ONE
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:51 AM
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Only future will tell who is she for him. I see nothing special in her right now, but may be she has something in her personality, way of behaving or speak, voice, gestures, smell etc., which attracted Albert. The pictures are not able to show a real person. Besides her appearance polishing will not be a big problem, just will take a little time. Good dentists, stylists, cosmetologists, masseurs and so on. Remember how common girls Mary and Mette-Marit will turn out in beauty swans within a quite short time - one year. When you put money in any, more or less, pretty girl you will get the perfect results - picture of beauty
...Another problem is her capability to win his everlasting love&attention and sympathies of Monaco inhabitants, keep good relationships with his family member and other Royal houses... Will see...
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:13 AM
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Time alone will tell who Albert will marry. If this is the girl and she makes him happy then so be it. Earlier posts indicated that he met her for the first time when she was 23. If Albert wants to have (legitimate) children of his own then he is always going to marry a woman of child-bearing years. Someone else posted that perhaps Nicole came out with the paternity case because of CW being on the scene. All this I must say is pure speculation. We will have to watch this space.
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:14 AM
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I hope that Albert does marry Charlene. Look at all we'll be able to discuss: the engagement ring, engagement party, her clothes, makeup, hair, shoes, her wedding dress, the wedding ................. and their eventual children. Plus her interaction with Caroline and Stephanie! Sounds refreshing to me as there really doesn't seem to be much to discuss with the other royals.
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:58 AM
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I've just thought what if they choose the secret marriage in Las Vegas or private ceremony in the tight family circle? Everything is possible looking at the last events I don't know why, but last days I become convinced that it will be an extremely modern wedding...no traditions...no rituals...no long and serious preparation period. And then you can be deadly disappointed!
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:09 AM
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I've just thought what if they choose the secret marriage in Las Vegas or private ceremony in the tight family circle? Everything is possible looking at the last events I don't know why, but last days I become convinced that it will be an extremely modern wedding...no traditions...no rituals...no long and serious preparation period. And then you can be deadly disappointed!
Well, I don't think they could/would have a runaway-wedding like Stephanie had with Adans Peres in Switzerland. It was unusual even for 'just a princess' like Steph. Albert ins Monaco's soverain ... it would be official, no matter how 'big' it would be it would still be official...:)

Ohh, and by the way...no I don't have any insights about if it is going to happen or not...not yet ....but I'm opening up my ears a bit more now...:p:)
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:15 AM
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Only future will tell who is she for him. I see nothing special in her right now, but may be she has something in her personality, way of behaving or speak, voice, gestures, smell etc., which attracted Albert. The pictures are not able to show a real person. Besides her appearance polishing will not be a big problem, just will take a little time. Good dentists, stylists, cosmetologists, masseurs and so on. Remember how common girls Mary and Mette-Marit will turn out in beauty swans within a quite short time - one year. When you put money in any, more or less, pretty girl you will get the perfect results - picture of beauty
...Another problem is her capability to win his everlasting love&attention and sympathies of Monaco inhabitants, keep good relationships with his family member and other Royal houses... Will see...
As a former olympic competitor she must possess quite a lot of self-discipline. Something very important for a future princess.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:53 AM
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I think that people that are forced to work hardly 8-12 hours every day during a work-week have not less level of self-discipline :p
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She reminds me of the actress Naomi Watts.
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:19 AM
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Well, let's see if she would be attending the next Bal de la Rose (March 25th), this will open another speculation as Prince Albert has never invited officially one f his girl friend. So wait and see ...
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:38 AM
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Only future will tell who is she for him. I see nothing special in her right now, but may be she has something in her personality, way of behaving or speak, voice, gestures, smell etc., which attracted Albert. The pictures are not able to show a real person. Besides her appearance polishing will not be a big problem, just will take a little time. Good dentists, stylists, cosmetologists, masseurs and so on. Remember how common girls Mary and Mette-Marit will turn out in beauty swans within a quite short time - one year. When you put money in any, more or less, pretty girl you will get the perfect results - picture of beauty
...Another problem is her capability to win his everlasting love&attention and sympathies of Monaco inhabitants, keep good relationships with his family member and other Royal houses... Will see...
I agree 100%! If Albert is in love with her I guess it doesn't matter what we don't see in her. But with money and time, she will be camera ready in no time. I am excited to see this unfold.
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:43 AM
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Well, let's see if she would be attending the next Bal de la Rose (March 25th), this will open another speculation as Prince Albert has never invited officially one f his girl friend. So wait and see ...
Yeah, I'm curious to see what events she turns up at. She was already introduced at Torino, and she spent his birthday with him. I think the more events we see her with him, the more serious it is.
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I think we're mostly speculating and giving our perception of things. I don't think anyone here has said "it's a fact that X, Y, or Z will happen." We're just having fun here and getting caught up in the excitement of this new reltionship.
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Old 03-16-2006, 07:51 PM
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But is it really serious?

I don't know about anyone else but I have the feeling that this probably isn't all that serious. Why? It's been noted a number of times that the gf's that Albert doesn't parade around are the ones you have to watch out for. They are the serious ones. He kept NC hidden for years - we saw her briefly in a few pics but they were mixed with other girls and no one really thought much of it. She was one of many and was well hidden.

Right now, what we do know is that he and CW have known each other for at least 5 years. If there was a serious relationship at work, something would have happened long before now. I think if he were going to introduce a gf as a serious prospect for the job, he wouldn't have brought her out at the Olympics. He would have chosen an event in Monaco, on his own turf, where he would essentially say "She's mine and you had better respect her!" The Olympic presentation was, in my opinion, the perfect career booster for his buddy Charlene. She's planning a comeback of sorts (from a less than stellar career from what I've read) in a couple years and needs all the publicity she can get....this was the perfect entry point for her swimming career info and coming out in the media. He in turn needs someone to boost his profile since the NC thing left him somewhat battered. I think he has a case of "no woman in her right mind is going to come near me after all that!" and he should! It's hard to build a romance when the past keeps sitting on the sofa between you and demanding attention. (I'm talking about the past in general, not his little boy.)

The kissy face pic? Like I've said, they have known eachother for some time, and between friends of 5 years there are bound to be cheek kisses (what that magazine cover really was...there weren't any lips at work there) and hugs. Albert is that kind of person - he's a hugger.

I think I will be sitting back and waiting to see how this develops, if it does at all. It might just be me, but I'm not getting a feeling that they are really a tight couple at all.
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I agree with Bunkycat (sorry, I didn't quote you but I was afraid it would be too long...) on several points. I don't think they have been officially announced as a couple or been to "official" events so I don't know how to quantify this relationship on the "seriousness" scale. It seems so sudden...I have a feeling she sent a note/email/whatever in November or so and things developed from there. Why pick up after 5 years? I have no idea; I never understood the recycling gf's/bf's thing. Maybe he thought she was too young and immature in '01...but I don't think she's showed that much more maturity now.

I haven't a clue as to what is going on in Albert's mind -- she could just be a pleasant distraction from the never ending royal duties. I have to admit I wasn't all that impressed with her in the PM article; she seems to just want to enjoy herself. I think the relationship is pretty hot & heavy right now as they are traveling quite a bit to be together but it may cool once things settle more into a routine. And that's where I think many problems arise in any relationship with PA. He perhaps gets bored easily and wonders what else is out there.

What I'm most concerned about is her statements about training for the '08 Games. If another shot at Olympic glory is what she truly wants, I would hope that she would focus on that and not get sidetracked by the pomp and circumstance of a royal wedding b/c it sends a mixed message to the girls/children that she wants to inspire. Do you work to achieve a goal and then throw it away for something that seems more glamourous? Granted, it's not a typical marriage, but it seems to me that she would leave a lot of her own dreams and goals left unmet if she turned around and got married and that would lead to resentment in the marriage. I don't think she would like her life very much after the honeymoon.

Do I think she has what it takes to live up to the scrutiny and criticism that is inevitable in the role? Not really but I could wind up pleasantly surprised. I think the biggest adjustment she would have to face is putting herself consistently in the background. When you are so focused on a personal goal (e.g, making the Olympics to win a medal), it's hard to suddenly shift gears and put everyone and everything else ahead of your own desires. That's what makes filling the job so difficult. It takes extraordinary courage to do that. Nothing, including marriage to a prince, is worth living the rest of your life in the subjunctive. Grace had a hard time with this for years as she was consistently reading scripts and considering roles; and it took her almost 25 years to find the peace to accept the constraints on her life. But she had enjoyed a kind of freedom and success in her chosen field for a while. I don't think CW ever got that chance. She came close but not the real glory that she dreamed of and trained for. Jmo....
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I agree with Bunkycat (sorry, I didn't quote you but I was afraid it would be too long...) on several points. I don't think they have been officially announced as a couple or been to "official" events so I don't know how to quantify this relationship on the "seriousness" scale. It seems so sudden...I have a feeling she sent a note/email/whatever in November or so and things developed from there. Why pick up after 5 years? I have no idea; I never understood the recycling gf's/bf's thing. Maybe he thought she was too young and immature in '01...but I don't think she's showed that much more maturity now.

I haven't a clue as to what is going on in Albert's mind -- she could just be a pleasant distraction from the never ending royal duties. I have to admit I wasn't all that impressed with her in the PM article; she seems to just want to enjoy herself. I think the relationship is pretty hot & heavy right now as they are traveling quite a bit to be together but it may cool once things settle more into a routine. And that's where I think many problems arise in any relationship with PA. He perhaps gets bored easily and wonders what else is out there.

What I'm most concerned about is her statements about training for the '08 Games. If another shot at Olympic glory is what she truly wants, I would hope that she would focus on that and not get sidetracked by the pomp and circumstance of a royal wedding b/c it sends a mixed message to the girls/children that she wants to inspire. Do you work to achieve a goal and then throw it away for something that seems more glamourous? Granted, it's not a typical marriage, but it seems to me that she would leave a lot of her own dreams and goals left unmet if she turned around and got married and that would lead to resentment in the marriage. I don't think she would like her life very much after the honeymoon.

Do I think she has what it takes to live up to the scrutiny and criticism that is inevitable in the role? Not really but I could wind up pleasantly surprised. I think the biggest adjustment she would have to face is putting herself consistently in the background. When you are so focused on a personal goal (e.g, making the Olympics to win a medal), it's hard to suddenly shift gears and put everyone and everything else ahead of your own desires. That's what makes filling the job so difficult. It takes extraordinary courage to do that. Nothing, including marriage to a prince, is worth living the rest of your life in the subjunctive. Grace had a hard time with this for years as she was consistently reading scripts and considering roles; and it took her almost 25 years to find the peace to accept the constraints on her life. But she had enjoyed a kind of freedom and success in her chosen field for a while. I don't think CW ever got that chance. She came close but not the real glory that she dreamed of and trained for. Jmo....
i agree too. she herself said they were just hanging out. i think the truly serious athletes are focused on the work of qualifying and being on top of their game for '08, especially if they wanted to medal (which would not be the case here, imo). no question. not that serious athletes have absolutely no life, but imo she seems to be getting started late and running around with PA can't be helping her concentration.

but i know if i was one of his 'hidden' girlfriends, i would be thinking twice after seeing those pics with him and her like that. especially if there would be any idea on at least trying to being exclusive. how would a woman worth anything feel if a guy she was 'seeing' even part time was acting like that in public with some woman, and there supposed to be nothing to it. she could not possibly take him seriously -- i would have a hard time with him visiting with her, taking her places, introducing her around, (sleeping with her), and so on. that would be a clear signal to any 'hidden' woman that she really would not be all that special, if you ask me

as far as being bored, i agree too. he likes young women obviously. NC was about 27-28 when he started seeing her, and in her early 30s when he dumped her (before she got pregnant). we'll just have to see how long he keeps this one around :)

but who knows
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I wanted to copy this over to the wife thread but it needs answering.

I think (it bears noting, this is only my opinion) Albert is waiting for the one female who will make him not want to look elsewhere again.

I think he doesn't want to just marry to have kids and then be off again once his 'duty' on that front is fulfilled. I think he wants someone who can handle everything that being the Princess of Monaco will bring as well as be a loving mother and a devoted wife.

That is a difficult order, so he is enjoying those he chases (and/or those who chase him) meantime. There is no real pressure now that Caroline and Andrea can be the heirs, but I don't think he's stopped looking. I think he's just scratching his itches until he finds someone who can soothe him.

I do not think CW is that person based on her words and actions in comparison to those of previous girlfriends (real or not) of Albert. I hope for someone better. I pray Albert does too.




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