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Old 02-28-2010, 12:18 PM
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^^^I'm afraid it has expired now. There were no pics of the event though.
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I'm a little confused as to whether they mean Pierre or Andrea, since they say "Pierre Andrea Casiraghi" but one of them went to a dinner to celebrate the opening of the Richard Hambleton exhibition at the Teatro Armani in Milan last Thursday.
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It might occur to you that this is rather an unusual line-up for an art opening, especially when the artist in question has for years shut himself away in darkness and alienation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. You would be right. The Hambleton Project is a relaunch and a highly sophisticated one. It’s hard to think of a comparable precedent, though one imagines that there will be successors
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^Mmmm, must have been Pierre. He is the one of the siblings that attends events in Italy.
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No new news on Pierre....
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No new news on Pierre....
Socialbuddafly, Pierre attended the Rose Ball in Monaco last
Saturday, so you can find news about him in this thread : :

** Rose Ball - March 27th, 2010 **
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:46 AM
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Pierre Casiraghi waiting in front of the newspaper building
his girlfriend Beatrice works at and later fetches her up,
Rome, Italy, April 5, 2010:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:01 AM
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They are cute together. Thanks for the pics
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Does anybody know if they speak italian between them, or any other language?
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:19 AM
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Is he taking photos of the paps? It seems to be a family habit - I remember those photos of Alex taking pics of the paparazzi on her cellphone. It's a very amusing, lighthearted way of dealing with them. I'm glad that even though it's not ideal, the family have developed ways of dealing with them and making a joke out of it. And Nat, I'm not sure but I was under the impression that Pierre talks with a blend of languages - English and Italian (and quite probably French too). I do the same thing. I switch between Spanish (my native tongue), English and Italian without even noticing I'm doing it. I could be wrong about Pierre though.
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Oh dear! your native tongue is spanish? Mine too! :-)
I guess as they are international, they switch languages with their friends and significant others too. I don't know if Beatrice speak french, but I think they must speak english and italian between them.
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Is he taking photos of the paps? It seems to be a family habit - I remember those photos of Alex taking pics of the paparazzi on her cellphone. It's a very amusing, lighthearted way of dealing with them. I'm glad that even though it's not ideal, the family have developed ways of dealing with them and making a joke out of it. And Nat, I'm not sure but I was under the impression that Pierre talks with a blend of languages - English and Italian (and quite probably French too). I do the same thing. I switch between Spanish (my native tongue), English and Italian without even noticing I'm doing it. I could be wrong about Pierre though.
French is the mother tongue of the 3 casiraghis (and little Alexandra). Monaco is a french speaking country, french is their mother's mother tongue (even if Caroline used to speak english with her mother) and they've been raised in France with a french step dad (philippe junot). French is the language that is natural to them, even if they can switch to english or italian when necesary. But even so, they do speak those languages with an accent. Even Charlotte, who's been living in London and has a british boyfriend speaks english with a french accent.

Now, about Pierre, since he's been studying in Italy I bet his italian is very good, so he probably speaks in italian with Beatrice.
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and they've been raised in France with a french step dad (philippe junot). .
Philippe Junot? Nothing to do with the Casiraghis.

You might be talking of Vincent LIndon ? the french actor who used to date with Caro when the trio was young?

There step dad is Ernst, and he is not french.
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:15 PM
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Have to say, Pierre is the most "Italian" of the Casiraghis to me. It seems like, living in Italy and taking Italian studies, he feels a real connection to his father's heritage. I'm not saying that Andrea and Charlotte don't, it's just Pierre seems the most "proactive" about it.
About what language they speak, I know that they speak English with an accent (Andrea has quite a pronounced one), I'm just saying that I've heard more than once that Pierre speaks a blend of English and Italian. The Grimalidis, Casiraghis and Hanovers speak English far more than I would expect of a sovereign family of a French speaking country. Alex can speak German (we heard that on the Fête Nationale broadcast a few years ago, when she talked to the cameraman in German), Caroline can speak German and Ernst can speak French. But they talk to each other in English, because it is a language they are both efficiently fluent in. And it would seem that the Casiraghis and their friends speak English amongst themselves as well. I think there's a part of one of the videos about the Rose Ball where you can hear their friends talking at the table in English. Nobody ever said that the Casiraghis don't speak French. On the contrary, they probably speak it a lot. After all, as you pointed out, they do come from a country where French is the official language. But there's nothing wrong with blending languages into a dialect of your own (kind of like Spanglish - but not the American version. "Trucko"? Seriously? ). It doesn't mean any language is valued less or anything. Particularly when, in other languages, you can express in one word a sentiment that would take a whole sentence to explain in English. So I think that the family, knowing and speaking as many languages as they do (they all speak French, English, German and Spanish - Caroline speaks Italian and Albert speaks Portuguese, I'm not sure how many of them are capable of speaking Monegasque - Stephanie's children probably would given that they were raised largely in Monaco where it's part of the curriculum) they just talk in whatever suits best, knowing that everyone will understand. I happen to think that a person who can mix languages comes across as smart and well educated and, dare I say it, a little exotic.
I hoping you mean Vincent Lindon too. We certainly missed something if the trio grew up with Junot for a father figure.
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Philippe Junot? Nothing to do with the Casiraghis.

You might be talking of Vincent LIndon ? the french actor who used to date with Caro when the trio was young?

There step dad is Ernst, and he is not french.
Yes, of course! I have no idea where I had my mind when I wrote Junot!
I meant Vincent Lindon, of course. And well, yes, I know he wasn't a real step dad, since Caroline and him weren't married, but he acted as one, and he shared a life with the casiraghis for many years and acted as paternal figure.
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Have to say, Pierre is the most "Italian" of the Casiraghis to me. It seems like, living in Italy and taking Italian studies, he feels a real connection to his father's heritage. I'm not saying that Andrea and Charlotte don't, it's just Pierre seems the most "proactive" about it.
I've never heard Alex. Can you post a link where I can find the video?
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Sure, here's the link. She talks somewhere near the end of the video, around 26:00 mark. I'm less sure it's German now, it sounds like she's speaking French but I can't hear for sure because the lady talks over the top of her. I also stand corrected about the event - it was Albert's enthronement, not Fête Nationale. Or were they on the same day that year? I can't remember. In any case, it's still cute.
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No way to hear which language she is speaking but by the shape of her lips I'll bet it's french. It's also natural. Even if Ernst talks to her in german, and she takes german lessons the natural language of a child is the language her mother, brothers and children in school speak. By my experience with children with parents from 2 language backgrounds I guess that she understands very well german, she speaks it a little bit, but her natural language is french.
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I think we're going to have to agree to disagree here. Regardless of where they were brought up, each one of them is eventually going to choose what they want to speak. I know, from first hand experience (I have seen them on more than a few occasions when I lived in Paris - granted I don't know them personally and my observations were purely voyeurism but I have heard them speaking to each other on most of the occasions that I have seen them) that Caroline and Ernst speak English together, and I can't imagine they would simply change what tongue they are speaking in simply because they're talking to their daughter. You can also hear in the video of the Rose Ball (search Youtube for "The Rose Ball at Monaco" and you'll find it) that the Casiraghis and their friends are speaking English amongst themselves. You can quite clearly hear one of them speaking in English (I think it's Tatiana's brother? ) and there's a reply from someone else (off screen) in English. Just because they grew up in France does not mean that they'll always speak French, even if it is the most natural. My experience (not necessarily of children - I find children will often speak in whatever language they're spoken to) is that people who speak several languages will often blend them. People grow up and change and develop their own way of speaking and their own style of language. We also mustn't forget who the family socialises with - many people of many different nationalities speaking many different languages. Diversity is practically essential. They may give interviews in French but that's because the interviews are usually for French speakers. Charlotte's first interview was for a French station, so of course she spoke in French. You seem a little stuck on the idea that just because the Casiraghis are natives of a French-speaking country and spent most of their childhoods in France, that they'll just always speak French no matter what. I'm all for patriotism to your country but what about a little open-mindedness?
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I thought the casiraghi spoke several languages? I can't even master Spanish lol so speaking several languages is impressive to me... I thought I read somewhere that Pierre mostly speak Italian *shrugs* but he can also speak French and English fluently... I like Andreas accent while speaking English
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They do speak several languages. We know for certain that they can all speak French and English fluently, Pierre can speak Italian so one would assume Andrea and Charlotte at least have a knowledge of the language as well. Apparently they all speak Spanish (it seems the whole family does) and they probably have the basics of Monegasque. And no doubt, with Ernst in their lives, they can speak German. This is what I mean about being skilled with other languages and using them to create your own "style". I did say that Pierre spoke a blend of English and Italian. English and Italian, Italian and English - what's the difference?
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Sure, here's the link. She talks somewhere near the end of the video, around 26:00 mark. I'm less sure it's German now, it sounds like she's speaking French but I can't hear for sure because the lady talks over the top of her. I also stand corrected about the event - it was Albert's enthronement, not Fête Nationale. Or were they on the same day that year? I can't remember. In any case, it's still cute.
Thank you! It's super cute!
I also like the end of the video, with the whole family and the monegasque anthem sounding

Edit: they speak spanish too? I thought only Caroline speaked spanish.
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