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Old 04-17-2014, 06:36 AM
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What she says in the interview is something like "my husband is my closest person" etc. Such confidential pearls of wisdom.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:39 AM
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Princess Charlene did a good work, I do not recall your comments when there are news and photos of Charlene on the prince Albert and princess Charlene events or on princess Charlene events.
No comments when she opened the princess charlene meeting for the handicaped children, no comments when she is doing charity event for monaa, no comments when she was inaugurated new nursery or when she is opening a new program of her foundation ' learn to swim', no comments yesterday when she was doing a charity event yesterday with the team of carabinieris.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:39 AM
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How to you connect 'princess' and 'work' with the Hola! frontcover photo giving the image of someone just getting out of bed?

Don't you get it? That's because being a princess is a full-time job, and princesses wear a tiara when they sleep. They walk around in pale-grey satin gowns and sigh to the wind on the balconies of their palaces.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:42 AM
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Princess Charlene did a good work, I do not recall your comments when there are news and photos of Charlene on the prince Albert and princess Charlene events or on princess Charlene events.
No comments when she opened the princess charlene meeting for the handicaped children, no comments when she is doing charity event for monaa, no comments when she was inaugurated new nursery or when she is opening a new program of her foundation ' learn to swim', no comments yesterday when she was doing a charity event yesterday with the team of carabinieris.
Do you want me to hoist a flag and declare it a national holiday when she climbs down the ladder from her balcony? In essence, people comment on what they want to comment on, and that's the way it goes.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:02 AM
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As the latest shots of Princess Charlene wearing her tiara are discussed in two threads at the same time, please move over to the "The Princess of Monaco Jewellery [Charlene]"-thread to continue the discussion! Thank you!
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:46 PM
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Princess Charlene of Monaco talks exclusively to HELLO!'s sister publication, HOLA! - hellomagazine.com

I think they make a perfect couple; you don't have to have children to be happy!
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:39 AM
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Just to let Princess Charlene fans know that this week's Hello! Magazine has a rather nice 14 page spread interviewing her. It's mainly pictures of-course, but she talks about her charity, and how much of a support Prince Albert is to her etc. Some of the photos feature Princess Charlene wearing her Ocean Tiara.
Thought I'd mention it, but please move this post if it is in the incorrect location!
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:31 PM
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Just to let Princess Charlene fans know that this week's Hello! Magazine has a rather nice 14 page spread interviewing her. It's mainly pictures of-course, but she talks about her charity, and how much of a support Prince Albert is to her etc. Some of the photos feature Princess Charlene wearing her Ocean Tiara.
Thought I'd mention it, but please move this post if it is in the incorrect location!
Thank you for this. I wonder if any of the photos are different to the Hola spread.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:30 PM
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I am not sure if this is the right place to put this. I picked up the German magazine Stern at the airport and there is an article that includes an interview with Gareth Wittstock. It is alarming.

The reporter says that they received a threatening call from someone who purported to represent the palace. The article actually claims that a male representative threatened them, in french accented English, with physical violence if they spoke to the wittstocks again without palace permission or went back to the house in France!

Imagine the furor if the palace in Britain had done such a thing regarding the middletons. Is this a new more desperate palace tactic or a nut pretending? It certainly does not invite a warm feeling given the shooting of a monaco elderly woman and her chauffeur! It makes monaco seem to have resorted to mafia thug tactics in lieu of professional pr.

Has anyone read the rest?
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:27 PM
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I doubt very much if the caller, if there really was one, is from the palace. The Grimaldis always let their lawyers handle everything.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:27 AM
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I doubt very much if the caller, if there really was one, is from the palace. The Grimaldis always let their lawyers handle everything.
There is no question that the call happened. Stern is not a tabloid. It is well respected, something like Time magazine. The authors, Andreas Albes and Jörg Zipprick, are not known for sensational tabloid style writing. The Grimaldis have staff other than attorneys. The lawyers are not the only people who communicate for them.

The threat came after the journalists interviewed Gareth Wittstock at his home in La Turbie. The caller knew they had been there and said that if the did not go through the palace in the future they "would see what happened...I warn you, we will find you ..." Chilling.

Think on it. Threatening a journalist with physical violence for reporting the truth. Monaco should quickly investigate this mafia thug acting on their behalf!
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:33 AM
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Wouldn't Mr. Wittstock have checked it was okay too? It can't be every day that he is approached for an interview, and given the family's known wariness to speaking to the media, he seems incredibly naive to have gone ahead without checking it out first.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:22 AM
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I find it hard to believe that Gareth Wittstock would (a) give an interview without consulting the palace (the Wittstock family has generally been quite good at 'managing' the media), or (b) that someone from the palace would make himself guilty of such bullying behaviour. It all smells very fishy.

So what does Gareth say in the interview? And why would any credible writer/publication be interested in speaking to him anyway?
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:48 AM
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Sounds like someone is making news for news sake. They can't squeeze anything else out of the Charlene and Albert marriage so now they're going for the Wittstocks.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:19 AM
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The only thing I know it's that the wittstocks and charlene herself in the past gave interview without asking permission to the palace...
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:39 AM
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Formal interviews? I don't think so. Casually replying to media questions, yes. But they've also learned that the media is a tricky beast to have dealings with and managed to keep a low profile -- without any sordid scandals. They obviously receive support and advice from the palace in these matters, so by now I would imagine they know better.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:36 AM
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I just realized it may make a difference if the interview took place in Monaco. I think all journalists and photographers are required to register with the government and get approval no matter who they want to talk to or photograph. It is part of their privacy law. It is part of Monaco's appeal to A listers who don't want to be harrassed by the press while they are on vacation.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:49 AM
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Here is part of the Stern article from 22nd May about Monaco, Albert and Charlene. Also Gareth Wittstock was interviewed.
Im Reich der Grimaldis Albtraum Monaco - Panorama STERN.DE
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:24 AM
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I just realized it may make a difference if the interview took place in Monaco. I think all journalists and photographers are required to register with the government and get approval no matter who they want to talk to or photograph. It is part of their privacy law. It is part of Monaco's appeal to A listers who don't want to be harrassed by the press while they are on vacation.
No, the interview took place in La Turbie, France. Gareth said in the interview that he lives there because he does not know whom to trust in Monaco.

Even if it had been in Monaco, threats of violence against a journalist? Is this the Middle Ages? Gareth had a choice of giving the interview or not. There is no excuse at all for threatening physical violence!

Every single one of the Wittstocks have given multiple interviews over the years. Sean's wedding was covered by Bunte and the pictures were sold by Sean as an exclusive.

For the record, many credible magazines and journalists have interviewed or covered the family. They are asked for the same reason magazines pursue interviews with Tatiana Blatnik's mother, Pippa, or the Donaldson family.

In this case it is a very reputable source. If Buckingham palace had done this after Pippa had voluntarily done an interview would anyone be brushing it off as trying to make news? Would it be okay because a-listers want privacy? What if it had been 10 Downing Street, would it be dismissed off-hand?

It is not a conspiracy to sell papers. It is appalling, disgusting behaviour! It should not be brushed off. If the palace had no part in it, they (and the French police) should investigate.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:12 PM
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Here is part of the Stern article from 22nd May about Monaco, Albert and Charlene. Also Gareth Wittstock was interviewed.
Im Reich der Grimaldis Albtraum Monaco - Panorama STERN.DE
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This is imo a lot more damaging than the st.Barth pictures themselves...
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