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Old 04-20-2014, 12:45 AM
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^^^ Maybe she does; some people do. None of us really has any idea. We're just speculating.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:37 AM
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It can't be easy to always 'get it right' for the occasion. One moment something very solemn and serious, and the next an environment where she obviously feels more at ease. But I agree, she did look rather miserable on that balcony...
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:08 AM
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Time to move on and to stop speculating. Thank you!
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:08 PM
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I think it's rather a serious face expression, the Holy Friday procession is a serious, sad event, none to smile or to joyfully wave from the balcony. And the camera flashes in the dark have their effects on the look of the eyes, so I wouldn't read too much into pics from that distance.
I think that you are right. The pictures are not so clear and it us for a solemn observance of Christ's passion and death.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:38 PM
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The place of the palace was in the dark like the streets of Monaco, the palace was also in the dark apart the balcony where the couple is standing, it is a tradition, , The couple was also in the dark, it is the lights of flashes who did this effect about the eyes, holy friday is the day of the death of the christ and there are not waves , there are only prayers. In Monaco Matin, there is a photo of the couple hand in hand watching the procession.



Here is the atmosphere., I think it is not useful to speculate
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Nice video. Thanks for posting.

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Old 04-20-2014, 07:08 PM
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Melina, the couple are not "in the darK' as you put it.

Sheesh, if Albert and Charlene looked that glum because it was Good Friday in memory of Christ suffering, what WAS Charlene doing attending the tennis function on the same day, all smiles in the photos taken? Where did the passion for Christ disappear? Wouldn't it have been reasonable to devote ONE WHOLE DAY to Christ, it being Good Friday?
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:15 PM
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Oh for heavens sake . . . I think that Melina's video more than explained the tone of the event.

Having to "front up" on Good Friday is one of the unfortunate sides of being Royal. The Principality has hosting the tennis and the royals need to be seen to attend. I did not see Charlene bouncing around like a kid on caffeine, grinning like a cheshire cat, she seemed quite reserved in fact.

As to your questions and statements, please don't yell. You have more than made you opinion of Charlene and the royal couple quite plain. As Abraham Lincoln so sagely stated, “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:28 PM
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Well said, Marg, all this nitpicking is quite unnecessary
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:44 PM
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Oh for heavens sake . . . I think that Melina's video more than explained the tone of the event.

Having to "front up" on Good Friday is one of the unfortunate sides of being Royal. The Principality has hosting the tennis and the royals need to be seen to attend. I did not see Charlene bouncing around like a kid on caffeine, grinning like a cheshire cat, she seemed quite reserved in fact.

As to your questions and statements, please don't yell. You have more than made you opinion of Charlene and the royal couple quite plain. As Abraham Lincoln so sagely stated, “If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”
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Well said, Marg, all this nitpicking is quite unnecessary
Nitpicking is not disagreeing. I'm merely posting what I saw:

Charlene looked excellent at the tennis function. And she looked miserable on the balcony. - These are my opinions.

Why should someone accept my opinion that she looked excellent at the tennis thingy, yet go for my character when I post she looked miserable? - Yes, I know the answer; if someone agrees, he/she is a great person, but if he/she disagrees, he/she is a bad person.

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Old 04-20-2014, 09:10 PM
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I think this recent discussion highlights one of the real disadvantages of living in the public eye today. All we have seen are two photographs: images of, say, 1/60th or maybe 1/125th of a second in Charlene's life. Just think about how much a person's expression can change in a minute, much less a second, and then think about that tiny amount of time captured in the photograph. I would hate people to be judging me based on my expression in one instant yet it happens to the royals and other celebrities all the time.

I am guilty of doing the same thing, but, really, we should not judge a person's mood based on what we see in one photographic image. Video footage is a different matter, but one photograph? No.

I'll try and remember this the next time I am tempted to do it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:31 PM
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I agree that pictures are only pictures. I don't think that moods change that quickly. With people in the public eye should they remain as neutral as possible whenever? I'm undecided, because I like people showing feelings, and royals are mere mortals with feelings.

One thing that happens with people in the public eye is that people will have opinions about them, and they are also exposed to pictures being taken of them. As a result, there are thousands of pictures of them available on the net.

If we have a board where people can post opinions, their opinions can only be based on what they see, read or hear.

If it's fine to comment on how someone looks, people must be able to do that. Unless there's a rule that only positive comments are allowed. To me, it's equally valid to say "someone looks excellent" and "someone looks glum".

Either way, I don't think those opinions are judgements of any sort. "Judging someone" is something far sinister, and is a conclusion of someone's character. It's a whole different kettle of fish.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:42 PM
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I think this recent discussion highlights one of the real disadvantages of living in the public eye today. All we have seen are two photographs: images of, say, 1/60th or maybe 1/125th of a second in Charlene's life. Just think about how much a person's expression can change in a minute, much less a second, and then think about that tiny amount of time captured in the photograph. I would hate people to be judging me based on my expression in one instant yet it happens to the royals and other celebrities all the time.

I am guilty of doing the same thing, but, really, we should not judge a person's mood based on what we see in one photographic image. Video footage is a different matter, but one photograph? No.

I'll try and remember this the next time I am tempted to do it.

Very well put, Roslyn -- I couldn't agree more. I, too, am guilty of forming an opinion too quickly, based on too little. In the case of this balcony appearance it was unsubstantiated.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:26 AM
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A new photo of the couple taken when they attended the procession of the ' vendredi Saint at the the balcony of the palace

http://www.palais.mc/medias_upload/v...rincier_19.jpg

official visit of the president of the Montenegro, the president of the Montenegro will do an official visit with her wife to Monaco on may 6th. He will be received at the palace with the honors Prince Albert willl talk with him and Princess Charlene will receive the wife of the président and talk about their own humanitary actions and than they will joine their husbands for a cocktail and an official diner in the palace.

Monaco: visite officielle du président du Monténégro mardi - France 3 Côte d’Azur
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:07 PM
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Charlene was quite bundled up. Perhaps she was not feeling well. Or prhaps she was informed of something that made her sad. In any case, her demeanor, from the photos, was appropriate for the occasion.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:22 PM
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Well, she certainly looks a whole lot LESS 'miserable' on this picture than the two others we previously saw...
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:08 PM
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I think this recent discussion highlights one of the real disadvantages of living in the public eye today. All we have seen are two photographs: images of, say, 1/60th or maybe 1/125th of a second in Charlene's life. Just think about how much a person's expression can change in a minute, much less a second, and then think about that tiny amount of time captured in the photograph. I would hate people to be judging me based on my expression in one instant yet it happens to the royals and other celebrities all the time.

I am guilty of doing the same thing, but, really, we should not judge a person's mood based on what we see in one photographic image. Video footage is a different matter, but one photograph? No.

I'll try and remember this the next time I am tempted to do it.

😗😗 that's nice, given some of what you've commented about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. To wit,

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It has been my observation in respect of events over the last couple of years that each of them appears happier at events they attend alone, and that Kate appears far more confident when William is not around. When they are together he seems to neglect her and not provide the sort of support and encouragement I would expect.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:40 AM
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Melina, it's not you, it's the programme; "humanitarian engagements/ commitments"? Hello! - I can just visualise two ladies in comfy chairs, wearing the latest fashion pieces, and one saying to the other "What did you do for humanity and mankind last week, love? There's so much to do, isn't there, luv!"
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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene received Montenegro's President Filip Vujanovic and his wife Svetlana for a visit in Monaco today, May 6, 2014.


The pics of the courtyard and Palace with the mountains in the background are great!


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** Pic 7 ** Pic 8 ** gettyimages gallery **
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:20 PM
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I like her hair like that. The dress looks sporty (reminds me of Adidas) and modern, a bold choice but it worked, she looks great.

Are they visiting for just one day?


from Facebook The Riviera Times (they have a incorrect headline though "Photos of the Princely couple's official visit to Montenegro", the visit is by the President of Montenegro and his wife in Monaco)
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