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Old 04-07-2011, 05:56 PM
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Mia, that's a cute "parody" you're using as your picture. LOL

I haven't seen an official bio or autobio of Charlene. There is a book about the team she swam with "Schwimmer (SudAfrika)" but it was out of print the last time I looked on Amazon.com.
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She probably has six hairdressers when in Monaco and some stylists as well and a catalogue of Armani's and others and some spectacular jewels. She has probably more people to look after her appearance (stylist, hairdresser, jeweller, etc...) than Kate Middleton !!! for my part it's not some dislike but I dont think it's will be too difficult to smile a bit and be more interactive and display some warm attitude. She really seems unease (more than when in Japan I find) and Albert is a little responsible because he doesnt seem to take care of her when in public. I regret her choices to have done so many shooting for glamorous publications. She has an image to build before doing these things. I really liked her and was very happy when they got engaged. But I discovere a person I cant warm. I saw footage of her dated a few years ago when she was at the olympic games (dont know where I dont remember). She was funny and jovial and full of life. And now the image she gave is not a good one for me (sorry I'm very limited in english vocabulary). I saw photos from today, ... same remarks. Go to Getty images and you will see. When you are in public you have to participate with people who surrounds you. It goes both way. The evening is beautiful of course. and the jewels just right and perfect it's perfectly true.
Never fear, you make yourself perfectly clear. As for her change in demeanor, she's a grown-up now. When she was swimming she was a young adult who had the luxury of being funny, jovial and full of life. She now has to present a more reserved public attitude so as not to overshadow Albert. I'm sure she is the same fun-loving girl as before, but we are unlikely to see that side of her again in public. She has a different job now.
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Old 04-07-2011, 07:17 PM
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The Prince Albert said in an interview in the Figaro the day before the national fest, that Charlene had many humour, he also said in an exclusiv interview in Gala at the moment of the national Fest that her energy, her humour, her generosity will help him in their future life, many people as Stephan Bern , Princess Stephanie, Christiane Stalh said that she had an anglo saxon humour, I also saw the pictures on Belga pictures, profimedia,during the national fest Charlene and princess stephanie laughinga lot, as at the sainte Devote fest, we saw Prince Albert and Charlene laughing to gether on the balcony, She smiled very often like the other princess, during this travel in Eire, we saw Charlene very smiling. But she will be the future princess soverighn and she must be more reserved, in Eire she was very well specially with the children at the Galway town and at the small town, we see her very relaxed with the people in the street, shaking hands or waving or sending kisses it is on the profimedia or isopix site, But everybody cannot like her, I understand
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Thank you Cailin Deas..I did not know that this was not CW's first visit to Ireland.

Did she come alone in the past, or with PA?
I met them both on a private visit in the West of Ireland about year ago and I understand CW has made private visits also alone.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:14 PM
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Did you talk to them Cailin Deas ? If yes how were they ?
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Old 04-07-2011, 09:02 PM
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I met them both on a private visit in the West of Ireland about year ago and I understand CW has made private visits also alone.

Wow...that's interesting! What were they like as a couple, or individually?
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:20 AM
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I met them both on a private visit in the West of Ireland about year ago and I understand CW has made private visits also alone.
Wow lucky you,my late father did meet the late Prince & Princess in June 1961.
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Albert II de Monaco : L'autre Prince: Amazon.co.uk: Christiane Stahl: Books
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:43 AM
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Yes, we have all been charmed by her this week but don't forget that Miss Wittstock has been to Ireland many times and is quite at ease with us !!

IMO she looked great on this visit - very elegant and relaxed.
I agee with you,I think a lot of Irish people are more aware that there's another Royal Wedding this year
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I agee with you,I think a lot of Irish people are more aware that there's another Royal Wedding this year

Yes, Ard Ri, and perhaps one the Irish are MORE interested in..............

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Wow...that's interesting! What were they like as a couple, or individually?
I liked them both but I forund CW easier to deal with as she has come from more or less the same background as myself. She did not have the same sense of "entitlement" as her fiance. ( An enormously pleasant man but perhaps a little haughty as in Rainier and Antoinette..
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:24 PM
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I liked them both but I forund CW easier to deal with as she has come from more or less the same background as myself. She did not have the same sense of "entitlement" as her fiance. ( An enormously pleasant man but perhaps a little haughty as in Rainier and Antoinette..

Cailin, was Charlene better looking in person or in photos?
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Cailin, was Charlene better looking in person or in photos?
I would not say "better-looking" as such. I thought she looked much more "real" - it has long been my opinion that CW can look cold and distant and somewhat "plastic" in photos. In person she is much warmer and relaxed than she appears in photos.

I also noted that she tended to smile much more in Ireland than she does in Monaco !!!
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That's the first time I've seen PA described as haughty. He's always seemed pretty down to earth to me; considering his job.
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:53 PM
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I also noted that she tended to smile much more in Ireland than she does in Monaco !!!
I noticed that on the photos of her South Africa trip, too. Seems that she feels uncomfortable in Monaco
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:56 PM
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I would not say "better-looking" as such. I thought she looked much more "real" - it has long been my opinion that CW can look cold and distant and somewhat "plastic" in photos. In person she is much warmer and relaxed than she appears in photos.

I also noted that she tended to smile much more in Ireland than she does in Monaco !!!
Good to know that! People always come across something different in photos than what they are in real life.
And i also noted that she seems to be more comfortable anywhere but Monaco. Just remember the SA pics too (well, that's logical, it's her country)
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I noticed that on the photos of her South Africa trip, too. Seems that she feels uncomfortable in Monaco

Perhaps she feels a little in awe of Grace and Caroline and it makes her a little nervous. IMO she is much , much more real than either of them and will be a super Princesse de Monaco !
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:03 AM
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PC said once that they were trained not to show their emotions. Isn't that also part of the French culture?
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I find it fascinating and pleasing that Prince Albert still keeps up connections with the Irish side of his family, especially since he's only 1/4 Irish, and his fiancee is none whatsoever. .

This makes me hope that perhaps the Kelly side of his family will turn up at the wedding?

Actually Albert's fiancee has quite a bit in common with his mother's side of the family, besides the obvious of course (aka blonde, blue eyes, fair skin) there is the fact that his maternal grandfather was a 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist in Rowing, not to mention his uncles' success in water as well.

Charlene will be a great addition to the family!

As far as her seeming uncomfortable in Monaco, this is only natural imho, for several reasons ~ she's living in a foreign country, foreign culture, foreign language, foreign religion, foreign race. Therefore she has a lot to live up to, expectations from the Monegasque people will be high, but most especially her own expectations of herself will be very high. But luckily for Charlene she's marrying into a family that welcomes her with open arms by all accounts and appearances.


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Old 04-10-2011, 05:37 AM
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yes, I read somewhere in a newpaper that Princess Caroline was trained by her father and also her mother also the protocole not showing their emotions or their feelings, Prince Rainier said to Grace Kelly before their wedding 'not to be surprised he would be very seroius during the wedding', apart Princess Stephanie, they always seem to be cold or haughly.In France it is in our culture not to show our feelings or not to say what we are thinking. Charlene said to the reporter the interview in SA there are a difference of mentalitis, we, south africans are used to say what we are feeling, we often say we wear our heart on our sleeves, she said alqo the a radio talk in SA, that south african said often houaah!! but now she adjusted and she is very happy.
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What does CW serious and rigid expressions hace to do with not showing emotions? Why should she not show them in Monaco and show them abroad? It´s ridiculous. She´s supposed to be a happy fiancee. This is far away from what we see in pictures. I donñ´t see any reason to repress her feelings when she´s supposed to sell a happy image. I am not sure she´s that happy in Monaco. She doesn´t look like she´s in love either.

I never read Caroline said that. I did read one in which she said she had been adviced not to smile too much in pictures so that people could make up their own opinion.
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