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Old 08-04-2006, 07:42 AM
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I hope that my eyes are not fooling me because it seems that Prince Albert is wearing our national attire for men! I am so surprised!

In the Philippines, we call it the Barong Tagalog. The one that he is wearing looks like it's made from pineapple fibre (very hard to extract!) and silk. That type is typically used here in formal occasions. Especially considering the heat, it's great to wear that instead of a suit or tux.

His only mistake in how he wears it is that he should have worn an undershirt beneath it, which I don't think he did
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:53 AM
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Im sure everyone is talking to charlene , but those picture ( I think ) make it look like she is just sitting there trying to join in , no one is even turning round to chat with her ! , but sometimes you cant read the wrong thing in a picture.
Yep, Charlene looks a bit lonely sitting at the back but I suppose it's just protocol or whatever.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:21 AM
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Wow... i'm really surprised by Charlotte's 20th birthday gift? A birthday concert by the Philharmonic Orchestra at the Palais Princier..

Is the concert a scheduled one or is it really a birthday gift for Charlotte? What a great way to celebrate.. I wonder what's Andrea's 20th (or 21st) birthday was?
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:29 AM
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Yep, Charlene looks a bit lonely sitting at the back but I suppose it's just protocol or whatever.
Think you could be right, must be horrible to be dating a prince / princess to begin with , ( people are aware of you but there not ??) until you became engaged and find your feet.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:38 AM
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The young man sitting in front of the box infront of Charlotte, is that her boyfriend Felix? The girl next to him seems to be talking to her in one picture and there is another blond girl sitting there as well, that looks like the blond in the pictures with Pierre.
The blond girl seems to be Eugenie Niarchos and maybe the girl talking to Charlotte is Cecile.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:01 AM
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Wow... i'm really surprised by Charlotte's 20th birthday gift? A birthday concert by the Philharmonic Orchestra at the Palais Princier..

Is the concert a scheduled one or is it really a birthday gift for Charlotte? What a great way to celebrate.. I wonder what's Andrea's 20th (or 21st) birthday was?
The concert is part of the open air concerts given in the court of honour every year. ONly the happy Birthday was played in her honour. The orchestra immediately continued with the scheduled program.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:30 AM
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Thanks for the Pics . Wish Stephanie was there but that has never been her type of music .Hope Charlotte had a happy birthday .
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:36 AM
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I hope that my eyes are not fooling me because it seems that Prince Albert is wearing our national attire for men! I am so surprised!

In the Philippines, we call it the Barong Tagalog. The one that he is wearing looks like it's made from pineapple fibre (very hard to extract!) and silk. That type is typically used here in formal occasions. Especially considering the heat, it's great to wear that instead of a suit or tie

His only mistake in how he wears it is that he should have worn an undershirt beneath it, which I don't think he did
thanks for the interesting information, he did need an undershirt and thanks for the great photos
this photo was especially attractive with his belly hanging over http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...9&d=1154683437

everyone looks like they are having a blast except for charlene, wonder if this is how it will be if she marries him, going everywhere and being ignored.
have to say they all look beautiful, love charlenes dress but that hair scraped back again. Charlotte looks radiant, just beautifull and so happy. Glad felix is there.
have a question, i take it albert came in and sat down, back to charlene. other ladies sit down Pierre and ernst stay standing (as gentlemen do until all ladies are seated) but albert doesn't seem to have cared if she found a chair or not, is it because as the prince he stands for no one? doesn't seem right i can't image prince rainier doing it, he was such a charming gentleman.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:46 AM
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I might be wrong but I think the reason albert sat is because of the the order of seating. If you look at the picture caroline is sitting and albert is being seated. The ones in the back were seated last.
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i'm confused, right now i think that she is still together with felix. otherwise i dont think he would have come to the ballet/birthday concert. i hope they are still together.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:31 PM
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I think that Charlotte and Caroline looked wonderful, can't say the same for Albert though. A tux is always the way to go.

Thanks for the info paca, I thought that the orchestra's performance might have been a gift, but it was just the Birthday Song that was for her. Still a nice gesture.

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Old 08-06-2006, 05:54 PM
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It seems that Caroline's dress is the same as the one from the Red Cross Ball 2003. Great choice. love it.....
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Caroline has such a great taste in sytle...I think that is why I was disappointed by this year's dress.

Can you imagine what her closet(s) looks like?! If she had an auction similar to Diana's when she sold her dresses for charity...that would be pretty awesome!
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:13 PM
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Now she is one woman who can never complain about having nothing to wear (as well as other royal ladies & celebrities).

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Can you imagine what her closet(s) looks like?! If she had an auction similar to Diana's when she sold her dresses for charity...that would be pretty awesome!
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Goodness!! Ernst looks so red in the face! Hope all is ok.
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Caroline has such a great taste in sytle...I think that is why I was disappointed by this year's dress.

Can you imagine what her closet(s) looks like?! If she had an auction similar to Diana's when she sold her dresses for charity...that would be pretty awesome!
That would be fantastic!!! I wonder why she hasn't done something like that...I wonder if they could do that with some of Grace's dresses too -- or at least some touring exhibit like they did with the wedding gown. The Jackie Kennedy display of her clothes was amazing (I went 3x). I have to admit though it's a tough thing to do to strike the right balance of doing something for charity and not making it seem like self-aggrandizement.
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Albert's shirt should have been made out of a little thicker material. You can see his dark chest hair through the light color fabric.

The design pattern is nice.
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:34 PM
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Albert's shirt should have been made out of a little thicker material. You can see his dark chest hair through the light color fabric.

The design pattern is nice.
As Kartheina pointed out, what Albert was wearing is called "Barong Tagalog", the attire for men during formal occasions in the Philippines. The material is almost always thin, especially the ones for formal occasions (there are ones which men wear for work and made of other materials) ; I have never seen a Barong Tagalog on a thick material - that's why an undershirt is normally worn under it. This shirt looks always good.
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Old 08-08-2006, 10:41 PM
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It seems that Caroline's dress is the same as the one from the Red Cross Ball 2003. Great choice. love it.....
You are right, thbrc.

So, it makes me think that she uses to keep her dresses and wardrobe in general; I mean, that she doesn`t borrow them from designers for just one night.

By the way, a little bit late, but congratulations for your birthday!
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i'm just wondering why charlene sat among the princely family? what is the difference with felix? as far as i know it, felix is the bf of charlotte and charlene is the gf of PA...but maybe she had been upgraded somehow? anybody?
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