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Old 08-01-2006, 10:22 AM
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I think Charlene looked nice in the green dress. She was very simple - at least, you can say that she isn't spending too much money - whether her own or other people's - trying to impress. I don't know much about her but IMHO, she is living within her means - and that speaks a lot.
Anyone "dating" a prince would want to spend a good amount of money on her dress for an event she goes to with him. Everyone there would be dressed well and no one wants to stand out because they look like crap in comparison. It's crazy to criticize any prince's date for spending too much. Anyway, the dress could easily be a gift, either from the prince or the designer or a boutique loan. You don't have to be very famous at all to have designer loans or freebies. The most marginal of socialites get them all the time.

I hope Albert marries someone he loves. If he loves Charlene, that's great, but I can't help feeling there is something insincere about this relationship. That bothers me. Is it only me?
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:47 AM
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I hope Albert marries someone he loves. If he loves Charlene, that's great, but I can't help feeling there is something insincere about this relationship. That bothers me. Is it only me?

Exactly. I agree whole heartly with you.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:53 PM
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Yes, I agree as well. IMO they really do not look right together. She is really a pretty big woman which might be part of it. I really make nothing of the age difference. Albert, to his credit, does not appear to choose his female company by race, age, or social class. I'm not sure what it is. I, like some others, may be having some trouble getting her short but unimpressive past out of my head.
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:08 PM
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... Besides after the staged swimming pics, they needed some of Albert and her together. There were very clear statements in answer to questions posed on the boards: she is still swimming, she is still with Albert, she is not a gold digger (hence no jewellery, not even borrowed ones like last time), she is not bludging off Albert, she is paying for things herself (hence the visibility of her purse in the street pictures). We all know that these pictures were staged (you do not see paparazzi lurking in the streets of Monaco like that) and all of them were supposed to convey a particular message to us, since they know how thoroughly we study every detail on the pics. THEse are not pictures that will make any headlines in the tabloids and it is not their purpose. These pics are IMO all for the benefit of people on the different forums in attemting to change peoples opinion.
Totally agree with your observation. Monaco is a police state with security cameras everywhere and no crime rate whatsoever. These paparazzi pictures therefore seem very very orchestrated. What a hoot if they take a page from what our recommendations on the forum! Wouldn't be surprised, though. I'm not one for conspiracy theories at all but these pictures seem to have some organization behind them, I totally agree with that. The one with the wallet so prominently obvious, LOL!
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Old 08-01-2006, 05:31 PM
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Yes, I agree as well. IMO they really do not look right together. She is really a pretty big woman which might be part of it. I really make nothing of the age difference. Albert, to his credit, does not appear to choose his female company by race, age, or social class. I'm not sure what it is. I, like some others, may be having some trouble getting her short but unimpressive past out of my head.
It's not her looks that concern me at all. It's just the lack of romance. Even a couple like Prince William and Kate Middleton, two of the most private people, have romance, chemistry. With Albert and Charlene, there is no feeling of love. You know how couples are and what it is like to b around couples. You get no sense of that with Albert and Charlene. It doesn't help that Charlene always looks somewhat misplaced or awkward somehow, like she doesn't know quite what she is doing. Who can blame her? Where she belongs is probably in her bathing suit, training for the olympics. If she loves Albert, that is one thing. But to give up her career to play the part of Princess and be with a man just for....??? prestige? I don't know what. What a waste.... and for Albert, why should h waste his valuable time trying to make a bride of some woman he is not in love with when he can do this for a woman who really captures his heart?
I just hope I am wrong because it would be so tragic to see such talented people wasting their time and potential.
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Old 08-01-2006, 08:10 PM
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It's not her looks that concern me at all. It's just the lack of romance. Even a couple like Prince William and Kate Middleton, two of the most private people, have romance, chemistry. With Albert and Charlene, there is no feeling of love. You know how couples are and what it is like to b around couples. You get no sense of that with Albert and Charlene. It doesn't help that Charlene always looks somewhat misplaced or awkward somehow, like she doesn't know quite what she is doing. Who can blame her? Where she belongs is probably in her bathing suit, training for the olympics. If she loves Albert, that is one thing. But to give up her career to play the part of Princess and be with a man just for....??? prestige? I don't know what. What a waste.... and for Albert, why should h waste his valuable time trying to make a bride of some woman he is not in love with when he can do this for a woman who really captures his heart?
I just hope I am wrong because it would be so tragic to see such talented people wasting their time and potential.
At the beginning, I think there was some romance -- remember the Opening Ceremony photos? when he kissed her hand? when they were joking around? Even some of the early Maldives photos had some definite feeling in them...when he greeted her when he first arrived. I think after the infamous "face in chest" photo was when he became much more reserved around her in public or semi-private areas since he assumes that there will be a photographer following them constantly. That has to put some pressure on the relationship and while Albert can probably handle it, Charlene probably can't.
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:44 PM
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Anyone "dating" a prince would want to spend a good amount of money on her dress for an event she goes to with him. Everyone there would be dressed well and no one wants to stand out because they look like crap in comparison. It's crazy to criticize any prince's date for spending too much. Anyway, the dress could easily be a gift, either from the prince or the designer or a boutique loan. You don't have to be very famous at all to have designer loans or freebies. The most marginal of socialites get them all the time.
I'm far from criticizing anyone who spends too much money. All I said was that I like Charlene for being simple and in my own opinion, living within her means. And I'm not just talking about her dress. The others remarked on how she wore no jewelry and that her hair and make up could have been better.

Paca, I agree with you on the pictures. If the pics taken and released were orchestrated to convey certain messages, CW is being 'protected' then.
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Old 08-02-2006, 01:38 AM
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It's not her looks that concern me at all.
I agree although she doesn't possess any true style or sophistication (no dress well do this for her), & she seems very simple (& an opportunist) in her actions & by her own words. I think it just does not say much for him that the attraction seems so shallow on both their parts.

I would rather see him go for someone that isn't based on looks alone for him, but would be an asset to him & Monaco & would give him some real esteem for picking a wife with some substance. She doesn't so much need a formal degree or have achieved any great things but someone who has the potential & also has an understanding of the position, his position & is capable of playing this type of supportive role (both physically & emotionally). She needs presence & character, that is not something you learn or grow into. I just don't see CW fulfilling any of this?

I think it is hard to take him seriously in just the fact that at his age & in his position that he formally dates a women 20 yrs younger that seems so vapid? I'm sure CW is a nice girl in her own way, but she really is so unimpressive for this position, I really think she needs to grow up into her own & PA should recognize this? I do hope he marries someone he loves. I read somewhere where he said she doesn't need to be the perfect woman but should have "some sort of charm"? If he really loves her - he will think she is the perfect woman. I just don't see them as a couple achieving much for Monaco, It well just be so disappointing if he waited so long for someone that just has
"some sort of charm"? I hope he waits for the perfect women for his own sake & for Monaco.
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:30 AM
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It's not her looks that concern me at all. It's just the lack of romance. Even a couple like Prince William and Kate Middleton, two of the most private people, have romance, chemistry. With Albert and Charlene, there is no feeling of love. You know how couples are and what it is like to b around couples. You get no sense of that with Albert and Charlene. It doesn't help that Charlene always looks somewhat misplaced or awkward somehow, like she doesn't know quite what she is doing. Who can blame her? Where she belongs is probably in her bathing suit, training for the olympics. If she loves Albert, that is one thing. But to give up her career to play the part of Princess and be with a man just for....??? prestige? I don't know what. What a waste.... and for Albert, why should h waste his valuable time trying to make a bride of some woman he is not in love with when he can do this for a woman who really captures his heart?
I just hope I am wrong because it would be so tragic to see such talented people wasting their time and potential.
Yes, that's exactly it. She always looks uncomfortable and sometimes Albert, in her presence does as well. It's just not right. Maybe they need a better photographer. Maybe they should hire the guy that did the fake paparzzi shots of Charlene in Monaco. I'll find his number for them...
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"Prince Albert of Monaco and CHARLENE WITTSTOCK attend the opening ceremony of music festival of Menton (not far from Monaco)."
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Old 08-02-2006, 03:46 AM
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"Prince Albert of Monaco and CHARLENE WITTSTOCK attend the opening ceremony of music festival of Menton (not far from Monaco)."
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She could have done her hair better. looks lile she 's just gone out of a swimming pool !
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Old 08-02-2006, 04:48 AM
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She could have done her hair better. looks lile she 's just gone out of a swimming pool !
Completely agree with you, I have the same impression always. It'a seally a pity, as sometimes she is really well-dressed, she lookg really good, but OMG, the hairdo....
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I like her outfit, I think it fits perfectly to that event.

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Old 08-02-2006, 05:29 AM
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Wow together prince Albert and Charlene looks wonderful
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I notice that Charlene is always at Prince Albert left standing or sitting down. I thought that if the relationship is serious she will be at his right side. Just my humble observation.
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:17 AM
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I notice that Charlene is always at Prince Albert left standing or sitting down. I thought that if the relationship is serious she will be at his right side. Just my humble observation.
I'm not very sure, but I think it's rather a matter of protocol.
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Old 08-02-2006, 06:27 AM
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I notice that Charlene is always at Prince Albert left standing or sitting down. I thought that if the relationship is serious she will be at his right side. Just my humble observation.
I bet on Friday we will see her standing on the right side in the family picture to show us that this is serious. I'm sorry but this is just getting more ludicrous the longer it goes on. Time to introduce a few more characters into this soap. <tbhrc-removed gossip>
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Wow together prince Albert and Charlene looks wonderful
I think they look great together. In most of the photos they look happy and close, in others they look a bit uncomfortable but I think that's probably just because they're very aware of the cameras and the fact that people are watching their every move. I can't imagine what that must be like!
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I think they look great together. In most of the photos they look happy and close, in others they look a bit uncomfortable but I think that's probably just because they're very aware of the cameras and the fact that people are watching their every move. I can't imagine what that must be like!
Prince Albert looking uncomfortable in front of the camera??? The man, sorry the prince, was raised in front of the camera!! And she sure didn't look uncomfortable in front of the cameras in Maldives or Turin. Why can't she be herself in Monaco???
It sure would be more fun for us if she were herself.
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