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Old 05-28-2011, 07:47 PM
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Agree 100%!!! How can it be, after all this time, that Charlene cannot do a simple interview in French. Whether she'd have an accent or not, who cares? Nobody is perfect. But its about the effort and willingness to speak the language of the country she will represent, paying respect to the people. It would have been better for Albert to invest in a private tutor rather than investing in clothes and doctors.
Charlene was quoted in this week's People magazine:

"And as for the French language, it's probably one of the most beautiful in the world. I speak a little bit and I can follow conversations, but I think it will take time to improve myself." (article)

As you probably know, it's easier to listen to a second language than it is to speak it. It does sound as though she's making progress.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:27 AM
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I have to laugh when reading some comments - so predictable - it seems that some posters´ hate against Charlene has already turned into obsession. I for one like the pictures very much....
Dislike of a photo-shoot (created and organized by Karl Lagerfeld) says nothing about hate about anyone. Such an odd fashion pictorial. Some pictures were ok, but the strangest ones were 1. The cover. 2) the bathrobe. Does anyone remember this photo? Trying to channel Grace is sad.

http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/t...1/bathrobe.jpg

I wish the entire noble Grimaldi family well and hope for a happy marriage and more sensible PR advisors.
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:29 AM
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Another short video and two pics can be found here:


** Charlene Wittstock et le prince Albert en pleines confidences intimes !**
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Old 05-29-2011, 04:49 AM
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How can an interview of this sort - available to everyone - be "full of intimate confidences" ?????

All part of the Monaco circus, I guess....
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:41 AM
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How many years have Albert and Charlene exactly been dating?
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If we count from 2000, on and off, many encounters, 2001 again, she gave an interview to a SA paper, and then officialy began when Rainier died, the year later...but they know each other since 2000
The first time they saw each other was in 2000. First spoke and date was 2001 next was New Years Eve party for 2006 in SA. That came from someone who knows them.

Edited to add: I don't think Charlene is trying to channel Grace as Agogo put it photographers decide on many poses and what to wear. Karl is a friend of Carolines.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:09 PM
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They had the seats of the Salon des Glaces reupholstered. Before they where more yellow/golden if you look at all the official pictures taken there.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:33 PM
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Mariage Princier:

Only 15 days before the deadline for the wedding present - the Monegasques have subscribed to a wedding gift.

When PA assumed power over Monaco in June 2005, they gave two paintings by Georges Braque.

This time, they are asking for donations towards a benevolent fund.

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PS: Georges Braque is one of my favourite French artists. Many of his works tell about love and peace and solidarity.

Whenever I get the chance to cross the channel, I make a beeline for Dieppe. At Varengeville-sur-Mer, on a windy clifftop outside the town, there is the grave of Georges Braque. The stained glass windows are fabulous...

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38883286
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:35 PM
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^Ok, so we can do that. I always try, believe it or not, to not criticize her, but i can't. I always find something.
But for example, in the GP, she looked quite nice. Dress was ok, hair too. But i can only say that, sorry.
Anyway, talking to you is easier than talking to hard core fans of hers.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:00 AM
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Well, I can't stand that print thing she wore to the GP...the belt emphasizes her thick waistline and it looked even worse on TV!

The only outfit I liked was the deep gold gown for the gala.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:43 AM
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Funny .... I loved the "print thing" ..... but hated the deep gold gown ....
There's no accounting for taste, as they say.
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Old 05-31-2011, 04:46 PM
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As per usual, the posts that have nothing to do with the subject the Current Events of Albert and Charlene have been deleted has been off topic.

Honestly, I don't understand why its so hard to be respectful of opinions that differ from your own. And as for allegations that criticism of Charlene is not accepted here at TRF, well you only have to read the threads to know that this is not the case.

The only posts that are deleted are those that are off topic, speculative (i.e. plastic surgery) and those that are so outlandish that they are offensive to the TRF membership as a whole. But we will chalk that up to differences in what one considers to be the norm for a courteous, respectful and civil discussion forum.

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Old 06-01-2011, 10:46 AM
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When my grand daughter who is 5 years old saw the late dress that Charlene wore at the gala of the Grand Prize, she said 'Oh Mammy, a dress in chocolat'. It is too laught a little and cope the bad atmosphere
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:03 PM
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When my grand daughter who is 5 years old saw the late dress that Charlene wore at the gala of the Grand Prize, she said 'Oh Mammy, a dress in chocolat'. It is too laught a little and cope the bad atmosphere
I thought the deep gold complemented her skin and hair beautifully.

The print dress was cute..just not on Charlene, imo. Belted waistlines just don't look flattering on women who do not have very small, slim waists...like Grace Kelly for example.

But I did love the shoes CW wore with the print dress.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:38 AM
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Well, here you have it, still not speaking French, not a word after years living in a French speaking country, I lost count how long. This woman has no shame at all. This is embarassing and shameful. She doesn´t care at all what she represents, she just cares her expensive clothes. This is not what Monaco needs.


jdcharlie, I agree in part with your comments, but Caroline would never had made a fool of herself and everybody´s laughing stock with those ridicule poses. She´s also cultured and classy. I wish everybody would realise what Monaco is losing with this wedding.
Albert is going to realize that soon enough... and it will take a long while for Monaco's image to recover from it
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:50 AM
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PA needs someone who can prop him up, and CW fits that role.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:35 AM
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Albert is going to realize that soon enough... and it will take a long while for Monaco's image to recover from it
If the combined scandals and embarrassing behavior of the three Grimaldi children over the last three decades has not ruined Monaco, I doubt that a Sovereign Princess who does not meet the standards of some observers will accomplish it either.

I guess we will have to wait and see.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:05 PM
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I liked all the outdoor photos. They are both very photogenic and I can't wait to see the wedding photos. I hope she wears a gossamer dress.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:34 AM
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Moonmaiden, will CW actually be the sovereign ?
I don't think so.
In Monaco-Matin articles, PA is described as "le Souverain".
But I don't think CW will be "la souveraine".
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:52 PM
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Moonmaiden, will CW actually be the sovereign ?
I don't think so.
In Monaco-Matin articles, PA is described as "le Souverain".
But I don't think CW will be "la souveraine".
You're correct Renata4711.

Charlene will be HSH The Princess Consort of Monaco.HSH Prince Albert II is the Sovereign Prince of Monaco,Charlene won't be the joint ruler!
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Glad to hear it - many thanks, An Ard Ri.
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