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Old 09-04-2010, 05:39 PM
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Looking at these photos i can't help noticing that the great majority of the people attending the event are elderly and, though i've also noticed that there were children too ( but no teens or young adults... ), it makes me wonder... Is the percentage of the older monegasques bigger than the percentage of young monegasques? Could it be that the monegasques are getting older and older, unable to do the necessary renewal of the generations???
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:13 PM
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I think the main reason for that mixture of elderly people and children attending such
an event is a quite simple one. These two groups are those who are mainly attracted
by a traditional festivity. Teenagers and the younger generation in general are often
not that interested in folklore events..
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:44 AM
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This always looks such a lovely, relaxed event - it would be sad to think that young Monegasque parents may not carry on the tradition in the future.
Although Charlene has looked very good in recent appearances I didn't think that the solid black maxi dress was a good choice for this occasion.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:57 AM
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This always looks such a lovely, relaxed event - it would be sad to think that young Monegasque parents may not carry on the tradition in the future.
Although Charlene has looked very good in recent appearances I didn't think that the solid black maxi dress was a good choice for this occasion.
I agree 100%. We'll have to see as years go by. Perhaps if the Casiraghi kids ever attend or when Prince Albert and Charlene's kids get old enough to attend that will change.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:03 AM
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Loved the pictures, the family, the event. I like this tradition of sharing with their citizens. The all looked lovely.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:51 PM
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I was reading Nice-Matin article about picnic and it does not say that Charlene got standing ovations or that she spoke French-she was only greeting people-what a difference than conversing with people. So it is a little bit different than summary provided by one of our posters who said CW had standing ovations or she was speaking French.
BTW-lets look at pics - we can see PA standing and and people clap and CW seems clap too-so it was Albert who got ovations- hey, Monegasques like him.

BTW Melanie dress was too short for this occasion. Charlene looked just bad: strapless dress while she also knew she would go to the Mass? Oh, this dress looks identical like a greenish dress she was wearing a month ago in Graceland, USA, just different color.
CW seemed not smile like others, like usually she seemed not there, uncomfortable and her smile looked more like a smirk. So weird.
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:19 PM
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Lakshmi, I guess melina premiere made a very free translation of the
article, mistakes can easily slip in in such cases. Applause is quite
normal at an event where members of royal or princely families attend,
in this particular case the applause followed the speech of the canon
who among other things said that it was nice that Prince Albert had
brought his fiancee with him. That's the part of the text that seems
to have let to that wrong translation..
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I was reading Nice-Matin article about picnic and it does not say that Charlene got standing ovations or that she spoke French-she was only greeting people-what a difference than conversing with people. So it is a little bit different than summary provided by one of our posters who said CW had standing ovations or she was speaking French.
BTW-lets look at pics - we can see PA standing and and people clap and CW seems clap too-so it was Albert who got ovations- hey, Monegasques like him.

BTW Melanie dress was too short for this occasion. Charlene looked just bad: strapless dress while she also knew she would go to the Mass? Oh, this dress looks identical like a greenish dress she was wearing a month ago in Graceland, USA, just different color.
CW seemed not smile like others, like usually she seemed not there, uncomfortable and her smile looked more like a smirk. So weird.
i have to agree with you about Charlene come on woman you are going to be first lady and princess it is about bloody time dress like one i have not seen princess Mary dress like that on official event cover up and wear that to church please no one want to see the boo of their leader wife put all those skimp out fit out Caroline was wearing a better clothes than that. all i am saying is she does not have to only look nice at rose ball she can do better i would hate to see her standing next to Queen of England wearing a strapless grown which i am afraid it will happen if she does not stop all this strapless,tube top,open back,Mimi dress please cover up look at your peers .(the other crown princess) cover up
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:25 AM
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I agree that the fashion choice could have been much better.

But another translation aspect: they did not go into a church, there
were speeches held and one was made by a canon, but outside in
that Princess Antoinette Park, it's not been a mass inside a church!


For further fashion discussions the following thread should be used:

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:22 AM
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In previous years (and probably today also) the Canon performed an open-air Mass.

This implies a degree of informality on the part of the main "performers" which includes more casual dress.

The other aspect to bear in mind is PA's "threat" :-) that his and CW's marriage will be an unconventional one - or words to that effect.

Obviously one would think there would have to be restrictions to that..... but PA is "top dog" when all is said and done, and he will stipulate the degree of formality or otherwise.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:46 PM
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In previous years (and probably today also) the Canon performed an open-air Mass.

This implies a degree of informality on the part of the main "performers" which includes more casual dress.

The other aspect to bear in mind is PA's "threat" :-) that his and CW's marriage will be an unconventional one - or words to that effect.

Obviously one would think there would have to be restrictions to that..... but PA is "top dog" when all is said and done, and he will stipulate the degree of formality or otherwise.
What does that mean, actually???
Seem like he is already downplaying CW role in the future
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I think it was a one-liner - sorry I can't find it at the moment.
But I don't think he's downplaying CW's role - probably more on the lines of achieving more freedom and autonomy for both of them.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:34 AM
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Have PA ever said that his marriage with CW will unconventional one?
I hope he does not mean open marriage. This relationship has been so unconventional from the begging that I even doubted (and not only me) if it was real. It has been reported -articles and pics= that Albert had been cheating on Charlene since 2006. I think many posters, especially Monaco Royals watches, remember those facts reported here and on other royal boards.
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This is where the "unconventional" may come in...... it's possible that PA and CW may prefer an "open" marriage. If so, they are not breaking any laws, and I'm sure the Monégasques know their prince and his many relationships with young(er) girls and women.

The 50th Anniversary of the Maritime Police of Monaco:

PA and Charlotte Casiraghi attended this event yesterday

Charlotte is the Patroness of the Public Safety; its director André Muhlberger gave a speech and referred to the willingness of the sovereign Princes who have looked after Monaco's rights and duties in regard of the maritime environment around Monaco.

Police maritime : quel cinquantenaire ! | nicematin.com
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She looks weird in uniform. Why is she wearing it?
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PA made her or maybe the police department gave her an honorary uniform. It would have been rude not to wear it. She seems to be slowly taking on more duties.
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Cute Alexandra with Charlenne

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Those are adorable.
I wonder what was happening in the photo with Alex with her hands by her ears...what the conversation was...?

Hopefully, as time goes on, and Charlene becomes an official member of the Princely family as PA's wife, we'll see more touching moments like these.

Also note: Elisabeth-Anne, Albert and Caro are in the first photo as well.
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Pity they didn't include Mélanie de Lusignan ..... :-(
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:25 PM
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Those are adorable.
I wonder what was happening in the photo with Alex with her hands by her ears...what the conversation was...?

Hopefully, as time goes on, and Charlene becomes an official member of the Princely family as PA's wife, we'll see more touching moments like these.

Also note: Elisabeth-Anne, Albert and Caro are in the first photo as well.
Yes... and they look lovely together, especially the ladies!!!
As for Melanie, she could use some fashion and some style lessons with her cousin Charlotte...

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PA made her or maybe the police department gave her an honorary uniform. It would have been rude not to wear it. She seems to be slowly taking on more duties.

Yes, it's very nice to see one of the Casi siblings assuming official responsabilities in the monegasque public life. Despite of P.Albert's future marrige i still think that the Casiraghi's will have a decisive role in the principality's future.
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