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Old 04-10-2012, 08:39 AM
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Easter at St Remy de Provence

Carolina de Mónaco vuelve a Saint Remy con su hija la princesa Alejandra

http:// Las sencillas vacaciones de ... en Saint Remy
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They look nice and relaxed!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:15 AM
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Here are some more pics - according to the caption they were taken yesterday, April 9:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 **


** zimbio/Bauer Griffin: Princess Caroline of Monaco Out for Easter **
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:51 AM
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I don't know... but looking at these pictures, it makes me feel kind of sad thinking about the two women - mother and daghter -, just the two of them alone for Easter. I don't obviously know if they were actually just the two of them in St Remy, but i can't help a certain sense of loneliness emerging from watching those pics...
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How can they be lonely if they're together? Just because they're not surrounded by a whole gaggle of people or by Alex's siblings shouldn't mean that they're lonely. Maybe it's just because we're so used to getting pics with Caroline and one of her older children, but honestly she looks fine to me. Good riddance, Ernst, and I'm sure she's enjoying raising her daughter.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:52 PM
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How can they be lonely if they're together? Just because they're not surrounded by a whole gaggle of people or by Alex's siblings shouldn't mean that they're lonely. Maybe it's just because we're so used to getting pics with Caroline and one of her older children, but honestly she looks fine to me. Good riddance, Ernst, and I'm sure she's enjoying raising her daughter.
Yes, i guess you're right. Maybe i'm just lacking the Casiraghi's around her... Oh well...
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:56 PM
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I guess lazuli says that because we haven't seen Caroline with the Casiraghis lately. But i don't see it as a bad sign, those kids are grown ups now, they shouldn't be all the time with mama, they have their own lives.
And about Easter: we don't know how that family works, and if Easter means anything to them or not, despite being catholics.
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I don't know... but looking at these pictures, it makes me feel kind of sad thinking about the two women - mother and daghter -, just the two of them alone for Easter. I don't obviously know if they were actually just the two of them in St Remy, but i can't help a certain sense of loneliness emerging from watching those pics...
Lazuli, I had the same feeling. Not because the rest of the family is missing, but because Princess Caroline doesn't seem very healthy on these pictures, nor very well put together. Do I detect a sense of interrogation or concern in Alexandra's eyes as she gazes up at her mother? I know that Caroline feels enough at ease in St Remy not to bother looking her best when she goes out shopping for food, and that's good. As a public figure, she is taking a break here, and runs out for bread like a million other French women who don't bother fixing up her hair and wearing make up for such a mundane errand. For all of you who know the significance of bread in the French culture (and especially at Easter time....), there is a sweet pathos in fulfulling this small ritual, that arises from its very ordinariness. Three baguettes? It can't be just for Caroline and Alexandra. Bread is both a necessity and a luxury for women. And contrary to most of you, I have fond memories of Ernst in St Remy with his wife and little daughter, their arms filled with 'paniers' of French goodies. Why knock family life? And who says Alexandra doesn't miss her dad?
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Caroline looks perfectly normal on those pictures. A normal 55-year-old woman who's running some earrands with her daughter. She's not put together? What should she wear, a gala gown and sport a fully made up face?
Chill out people.............
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:48 PM
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Very interesting article. Love how the personal impact of her mother still lingers in Princess Caroline.


A Brush With Art, and Royalty, in Monaco - NYTimes.com
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^ Very nice article. Thanks for sharing!
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Very interesting article. Love how the personal impact of her mother still lingers in Princess Caroline.


A Brush With Art, and Royalty, in Monaco - NYTimes.com

Thanks for posting
Very nice article
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thanks for the article.

I think Caroline and Alex look great, Alex has become a real beauty.
I certainly don't miss ernst.
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ph that pic with the paparazzi near her is scary !
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A few remarks: Talitha, (not “people”), chill out for a bit and reread my post calmly. Did I say anything about Caroline not looking normal on those pictures? Silly hyperbole doesn’t constitute a counter-argument to something I didn’t even say.

Mtatum, thank you for posting the article. It’s a rare glimpse of Caroline up close and personal, with nostalgic remarks on her childhood and mother. But why this need in the upper class to tell us what and how we should think? (“There’s a need for society to critique itself, even it isn’t popular”) Caroline, exactly how do you ever critique yourself, one might ask? It wouldn’t be obnoxious if it weren’t so prevalent, and that includes practically all the royals. Of course, posters’ interpretations, (Charlotte “educating the masses”) don’t help.

Frelinghighness, you are entitled to your opinion: “I certainly don't miss Ernst”. Trying to see things from Alexandra’s point of view, (which we are not privy to, but we might be able to guess, perhaps wrongly) might have induced you to wonder if Alexandra misses her father, as we all lamented the loss of Stefano in his children’s lives. I do agree with you though, that Alexandra has become a real beauty.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:46 PM
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You are most welcome, sugarbaby318, MagMil, Frelinghighness, and iloveroyals.

iloveroyals, I think that when Caroline mentioned that line, she was defending a feature of a national museum show that criticized "Monaco's ugly midcentury high-rises." I interpreted what she said as something like "there's a need for the show to criticize the buildings and highrises of Monaco even though most of the Monegasques favor these buildings and even though the principality benefited financially from these buildings".

By doing so, she actually echoed a sentiment of her late mother. I read in biographies that Princess Grace was very critical of the aggressive construction of buildings and highrises that, for her, destroyed the natural beauty and harmony of Monte Carlo's belle epoque architecture. When the Hotel Hermitage was even threatened to make room for a more modern hotel, she was quoted as volunteering to be nailed to the door so that they will spare the historic landmark.

Anyway, this was how I interpreted that line in the article. I think it was in connection with the art scene that Princess Caroline is championing.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:29 PM
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Frelinghighness, you are entitled to your opinion: “I certainly don't miss Ernst”. Trying to see things from Alexandra’s point of view, (which we are not privy to, but we might be able to guess, perhaps wrongly) might have induced you to wonder if Alexandra misses her father, as we all lamented the loss of Stefano in his children’s lives. I do agree with you though, that Alexandra has become a real beauty.
You are correct when you state my comment about Ernest as my opinion.
But, trying to "guess, perhaps wrongly" what Alexandra is thinking/feeling I'm not something I would dream of doing.
For the record, I assume all children love their parents.
Trying to deduce the thoughts and feelings of royals from paparazzi pictures is pure speculation and imagination.
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ph that pic with the paparazzi near her is scary !
Ohh gosh This photographer is very annoying , Thanx For Posting
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:19 PM
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I don't think the man is photographing Princess Caroline, really. I think he is taking a pic of something else that is not seen in the picture.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:11 PM
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I have been following Caroline for decades and it is not unusual for her to go about casually and without makeup. I remember Caroline telling an interviewer, in a book by Scavullo about the world's most beautiful women, that there were days when she felt that she should put on a little blush, but doesn't. Caroline dresses according to whatever she is doing.
I think she looks great. As a woman of a certain age, I am growing tired of being told by the beauty industry, to use Botox, Restylane, dye hair, get a face lift... The industry is not concerned with women looking well; they are concerned with making money.

And, does any one know of Caroline is content with just staying separated from Ernst-August? I've never read any where about them divorcing.
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