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Old 04-18-2012, 06:29 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 **
This kind of pictures of Caroline really astonish me. Imagine this woman, who is one of the most (or maybe the most, after late Pcs Diana) photographed women in the world. This woman called one of the most beautiful woman of the 20th Century, of the most elegant and the best known. During her life she passed through the highest compliments and admiration, the extreme hapiness and the extreme saddnes.
So this woman, with a life full of everything, now accepts to age with elegance. She did not fall into the trapp of trying to keep her extreme beauty, by plastic surgeries and other means. She has a daughter who is already a woman, but she did not fall into the trapp of comparing herself with her daughter and being jealous of her beauty.
Caroline is still beautifull, always elegant, but her most impoprtant beauty is that she accepts that time is running.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:01 AM
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This kind of pictures of Caroline really astonish me. Imagine this woman, who is one of the most (or maybe the most, after late Pcs Diana) photographed women in the world. This woman called one of the most beautiful woman of the 20th Century, of the most elegant and the best known. During her life she passed through the highest compliments and admiration, the extreme hapiness and the extreme saddnes.
So this woman, with a life full of everything, now accepts to age with elegance. She did not fall into the trapp of trying to keep her extreme beauty, by plastic surgeries and other means. She has a daughter who is already a woman, but she did not fall into the trapp of comparing herself with her daughter.
Caroline is still beautifull, always elegant, but her most impoprtant beauty is that she accepts that time is running.
I total agreed with what you wrote !!!
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I agree with a lot of what you say, Fandesacs. However, your post does not take the media spin on the princess into account. Like all princesses, and Caroline in particular because she happened to be young, hip and cool at just the right time, the media love to portray her as “one of us, just like us” as well as “special, different, a cut above”. So in her adolescence we had Princess Caroline at all the gala balls, more glamorous than they are now thanks to Princess Grace’s flair for visibility through drama and elegance, but Caroline had to shed a pretty dress she was wearing (and I don’t mean a gala dress: I am referring to a Vogue shoot when she was 17), to don some jeans to be “une jeune fille comme les autres”, (a girl like any other), and this theme was repeated ad nauseum. Honestly, if she did go out to get a baguette and was all put together, the media would point out that Caroline manages to, effortlessly, that’s a key word, dab on some blush and lipstick and look fantastic. So they’ll take what they get. Casual? She is awesome and all the more because she dares age gracefully. Made-up and put together? She is awesome because she manages to do what few of us can, always look her best.
The process of identification, dis-identification, has been going for decades. She is of course more sophisticated than the rest of us, with her reading a book a day, attending all the symphonies and art gallery openings, forming strong educated opinions about everything under the sun with the best mentors the world has to offer. But she is first and foremost a mom, like many of us, and a darn good one at that too. A role model for everything. Except when you scratch the surface, all is not so rosy and hunky-dory.
Am I judging her? Far from it. Judging her fans? Even less, I remain one of her fans and enjoy, like everybody else, these pictures of Caroline scarfing down a pizza with her kids tugging along, cheering at her daughters’ performances at competitions, and looking smashing for special events.
In summary, what the media constantly remind us to do is “identify all you want, up to where there’d be no magic or mystery left to make Princess Caroline and family topics of debate and interest that sell.”
By the way, Freelinghighness, (post 558), I salute you for being perhaps the only one in these forums to never “dream … of trying to deduce the thoughts and feelings of royals from paparazzi pictures (as being) pure speculation and imagination.” It's nice to know, "for the record", that you assume all children love their parents. (..)
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:06 AM
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The following two pics belong to the stay in Saint Remy - Caroline with a brimful shopping trolley


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Glad to see that they also use toilet paper... Thanks for those pics, Ice!
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:31 PM
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Is she still wearing her wedding band?
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:27 PM
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Is she still wearing her wedding band?
If you note the main picture yes she is, and in numerous other photos she continues to wear it.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:34 AM
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I agree with a lot of what you say, Fandesacs. However, your post does not take the media spin on the princess into account. Like all princesses, and Caroline in particular because she happened to be young, hip and cool at just the right time, the media love to portray her as “one of us, just like us” as well as “special, different, a cut above”. So in her adolescence we had Princess Caroline at all the gala balls, more glamorous than they are now thanks to Princess Grace’s flair for visibility through drama and elegance, but Caroline had to shed a pretty dress she was wearing (and I don’t mean a gala dress: I am referring to a Vogue shoot when she was 17), to don some jeans to be “une jeune fille comme les autres”, (a girl like any other), and this theme was repeated ad nauseum. Honestly, if she did go out to get a baguette and was all put together, the media would point out that Caroline manages to, effortlessly, that’s a key word, dab on some blush and lipstick and look fantastic. So they’ll take what they get. Casual? She is awesome and all the more because she dares age gracefully. Made-up and put together? She is awesome because she manages to do what few of us can, always look her best.
The process of identification, dis-identification, has been going for decades. She is of course more sophisticated than the rest of us, with her reading a book a day, attending all the symphonies and art gallery openings, forming strong educated opinions about everything under the sun with the best mentors the world has to offer. But she is first and foremost a mom, like many of us, and a darn good one at that too. A role model for everything. Except when you scratch the surface, all is not so rosy and hunky-dory.
Am I judging her? Far from it. Judging her fans? Even less, I remain one of her fans and enjoy, like everybody else, these pictures of Caroline scarfing down a pizza with her kids tugging along, cheering at her daughters’ performances at competitions, and looking smashing for special events.
In summary, what the media constantly remind us to do is “identify all you want, up to where there’d be no magic or mystery left to make Princess Caroline and family topics of debate and interest that sell.”
By the way, Freelinghighness, (post 558), I salute you for being perhaps the only one in these forums to never “dream … of trying to deduce the thoughts and feelings of royals from paparazzi pictures (as being) pure speculation and imagination.” It's nice to know, "for the record", that you assume all children love their parents. (..)
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Very interesting post.
It is funny, but I have the opposite peception. I have been following Caroline since her youth. I remember the first pic I saw of her. She was 15, with long straight hair and it was a profile picture, analyzing that she has a perfect face.
I thing my own (and many other's) perception of the Grimaldi, was initially that they were NOT like us. Since Grace's arrival, the Grimaldis were like taken from a fairy tale. They were all beautiful, gifted, rich, living in a doll kingdom, wearing ball gowns. In their spare time they were horse riding, dancing clasical ballet, or spending their weekend in Marchais estate (another Chateau...). Might the journalist tried to promote the image of every day people but for me they failed. I remember this official pic of Caroline for her 18ies, wearing jeans, with her little dog BUT into the palace, in a gold and cristal corridor!! Is that an every day girl???
The only moments I think when the Grimaldis became every day people... were at their dramas. A fairy beauty like PCs Grace, dies at her 50s
Or a prince charmant like Stefano, dies at his 30s leaving a beautiful but mourning family. The broken fairy tale
They are human like us and I think this is the point making the Grimaldis attaching. The image of Caroline desperately crying her mum, or her husband, the destroyed Prince Rainier at Grace's funeral, or (in a lower level of course) Stephanie cheated by Daniel. They have all, but their destinies can break exactly like ours.
It is the same like with Pcs Diana. The fairy tale princess... and the nightmare.
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in this video we can see caroline and pierre at the minute 5:45
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Thanks for the video! Caroline can be seen to in the begining of the video.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:07 PM
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I love, love, LOVE that Caroline is content being a mother to her growing youngest child, Princess Alex - and, that she's just out-and-about shopping, going to lunch, etc - for those events, she doesn't need to be "glammed up," and it's awsome that she NEVER felt the pressure to fill her face w/botex or other fillers, or have it altered or pulled so tight she looks like a monster . She also dresses appropriately, while many women of her age try to look 20....and FAIL . She's still a role model, always will be. If anyone thinks they have a perfect life, go a head and cast the 1st stone. She grew up during the turbulent '70s, and acted no different than any other teen at that time - including other royal houses....they just didn't get the press she did, but we know they were no less innocent . I think she's great!!
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:29 PM
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Thanks for the video! Caroline can be seen to in the begining of the video.
I found a photo of P. Caroline with Donatella Knecht de Massy in the blog linked below.
According to this week's Hola, Donatella organized the event wich took place on the 19th April in Monaco Yacht Club


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I agree with a lot of what you say, Fandesacs. However, your post does not take the media spin on the princess into account. Like all princesses, and Caroline in particular because she happened to be young, hip and cool at just the right time, the media love to portray her as “one of us, just like us” as well as “special, different, a cut above”. So in her adolescence we had Princess Caroline at all the gala balls, more glamorous than they are now thanks to Princess Grace’s flair for visibility through drama and elegance, but Caroline had to shed a pretty dress she was wearing (and I don’t mean a gala dress: I am referring to a Vogue shoot when she was 17), to don some jeans to be “une jeune fille comme les autres”, (a girl like any other), and this theme was repeated ad nauseum. Honestly, if she did go out to get a baguette and was all put together, the media would point out that Caroline manages to, effortlessly, that’s a key word, dab on some blush and lipstick and look fantastic. So they’ll take what they get. Casual? She is awesome and all the more because she dares age gracefully. Made-up and put together? She is awesome because she manages to do what few of us can, always look her best.
The process of identification, dis-identification, has been going for decades. She is of course more sophisticated than the rest of us, with her reading a book a day, attending all the symphonies and art gallery openings, forming strong educated opinions about everything under the sun with the best mentors the world has to offer. But she is first and foremost a mom, like many of us, and a darn good one at that too. A role model for everything. Except when you scratch the surface, all is not so rosy and hunky-dory.
Am I judging her? Far from it. Judging her fans? Even less, I remain one of her fans and enjoy, like everybody else, these pictures of Caroline scarfing down a pizza with her kids tugging along, cheering at her daughters’ performances at competitions, and looking smashing for special events.
In summary, what the media constantly remind us to do is “identify all you want, up to where there’d be no magic or mystery left to make Princess Caroline and family topics of debate and interest that sell.”
By the way, Freelinghighness, (post 558), I salute you for being perhaps the only one in these forums to never “dream … of trying to deduce the thoughts and feelings of royals from paparazzi pictures (as being) pure speculation and imagination.” It's nice to know, "for the record", that you assume all children love their parents. (..)
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I'm sorry that I didn't express myself properly. I was trying to say that I do attribute feelings to people in images, if there are visual cues like laughing or crying then it's easy. Otherwise, in the absence of any evidence, I attribute expected or normal feelings to the people. Such as children and their parents love each other, engaged couples are in love, people at funerals are sad..etc. If a bride cries at her wedding, I would assume that the probablility is that she is simply emotional, not that she doesn't want to get married.
So, you could certainly say I am also attributing feelings in paprazzi pictures.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:07 AM
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A pic of Rocking for Rhinos came out in Hola! Andrea attended too:

Andrea, Donatella Knetch and Pierre
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I don't know if this is the right thread for this, but I found these pics and an article online about the Casiraghi's and Princess Caroline from Scene magazine. The article is called "The Royal Coming of the Casiraghis." It's on page 55. It doesn't really say anything new, but I figured I'd post it in case anyone is interested.
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Private party thrown by Noor Fares in honor of Charlotte Casiraghi

Here is a link to some photos posted on Vogue Italia of Charlotte, Andrea, and Princess Caroline at boat party! I'm not sure when this party took place, but my guess is within the last several days.

Charlotte Casiraghi: boat party - Vogue.it

Charlotte looks very pretty and fresh faced! Natural, simple and chic. Andrea looks very handsome (and happy! Hmmm, wonder why?) Of course, Princess Caroline looks very elegant.
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everyone there was very relaxed, the party doesn't seem offical one.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:10 PM
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Cool pics. They all look beautiful.
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Here is a link to some photos posted on Vogue Italia of Charlotte, Andrea, and Princess Caroline at boat party! I'm not sure when this party took place, but my guess is within the last several days.

Charlotte Casiraghi: boat party - Vogue.it

Charlotte looks very pretty and fresh faced! Natural, simple and chic. Andrea looks very handsome (and happy! Hmmm, wonder why?) Of course, Princess Caroline looks very elegant.
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Here is a link to some photos posted on Vogue Italia of Charlotte, Andrea, and Princess Caroline at boat party! I'm not sure when this party took place, but my guess is within the last several days.

Charlotte Casiraghi: boat party - Vogue.it

Charlotte looks very pretty and fresh faced! Natural, simple and chic. Andrea looks very handsome (and happy! Hmmm, wonder why?) Of course, Princess Caroline looks very elegant.
Did this take place on Princess Caroline's 1930's yacht, PACHA III? I have never seen photos of the interior of her yacht before.
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