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Old 12-19-2011, 01:54 PM
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But Yes, you are right, this award is a bit too early BTW.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:55 PM
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I'm a Charlene fan, but I can't figure out why she received the award so soon. I'm not outraged, but puzzled. Just like I was puzzled (and outraged) when the current US president got the Nobel "for actions he may take in the future."

She did look stupendous, tho.
You touched a good point! For both!
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:11 PM
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Charlene received a award as other ordinary girl or ordinary man received order at the eve of their wedding wirh a heir prince or a heir princess. Some men received titles because they married spanish princesses. These persons did nothing before their wedding, but the people of these countries have to be scientifics, have ro defend big causes , or have to do goods around them during long years before receiving these same decorations or orders.
Charlène trained during long years young south africa children, she swam for south africa special olimpics at Midmare and raised founds to help her going in Athens in july. Do you know many princesses who tought to other persons before their wedding?
She was at the foundation Nelson Mandela to help persons at the world football cup in 2010.
She is co patron with desmond tutu at the giving organisation a big organisation, she raised money lately and gave it when she met last week Desmond Tutu in Cap town.
It is perhaps not enough but this award is not the nobel Prize. Committee judged it was enough.
In france, I can say you that all the comments are positiv in the forums about Charlène.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:31 PM
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I found 2 videos. One of them is the whole speech of Princess Charlene.

Ein Herz für Kinder - Die ergreifende Rede von Charlène von Monaco - Ein Herz für Kinder - Videos - Bild.de

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Old 12-19-2011, 02:50 PM
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After looking at the videos, it looked like this event was more of a fundraiser than an awards show. There were lots of celebrities there and Prince Harry and George Clooney were previous award winners. They raised 13 million Euro so I would say it was a success. If giving a famous person an award is a way to get them to go to the event to raise money for children's charities, I don't have a problem with it.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:01 PM
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After looking at the videos, it looked like this event was more of a fundraiser than an awards show. There were lots of celebrities there and Prince Harry and George Clooney were previous award winners. They raised 13 million Euro so I would say it was a success. If giving a famous person an award is a way to get them to go to the event to raise money for children's charities, I don't have a problem with it.
Finally someone who understands that it wasn't all about Charlene and this award.
She was guest of honor, surely because the media (BILD) needed the attention in order to raise a lot of money.
I totally agree with your statement. The reason why or if she got this award should be side issue.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:04 PM
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I may be wrong since I don't really follow them this much but I heard she received the award for giving swiming lesson for those who can't afford it, so yes, if this is true, she did something before her wedding apart from being an olympic swimmer.

I know so many people who dedicated their lives to the poor in my own country and others. Doctors, nuns, volunteers who travel to countriea in Africa where children are starving or dying of sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, etc. I think we all know what charity is, let´s not be hipocryte. This award is absurd. They probably handed out an award to someone who deserved it that night, but this was not the case.
Swimming lessons are considered charity? I gave some poor people some clothes I didn´t use anymore, I want my award
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:31 PM
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I think Charlene did very well with her speech considering she was on own with out Albert being beside her....you can see she put in a lot of practice when addressing the audience, I think she is sincere about her charity and this is just the beginning of her journey....so what she received an award good on her, this will bring her even more into the public eye and give her an early confidence boost in believing in what she is doing is being taken seriously by other people.....lastly Albert must be very proud of his wife in the way she presented herself at the presentation....Well done Charlene
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:31 PM
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I know so many people who dedicated their lives to the poor in my own country and others. Doctors, nuns, volunteers who travel to countriea in Africa where children are starving or dying of sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, etc. I think we all know what charity is, let´s not be hipocryte. This award is absurd. They probably handed out an award to someone who deserved it that night, but this was not the case.
Swimming lessons are considered charity? I gave some poor people some clothes I didn´t use anymore, I want my award
Yes but I think it's unfair to say that she did nothing if she actually gave swimming lesson. OK, IMO it's not enough to be given an award but still, it proves that she is willing to do something good even before her wedding and that she doesn't fake her actual charity work. I can't name another princess who did the same. I too think it's a "bit" early but maybe they needed someone prestigious, willing to do charity (for real) and famous (like a new-wedded princess for example) in order to raise publicity (so more people would give) and in that case, Princess Charlène is a good choice and also I'm always happy to see a Grimaldi be awarded because I like them all without any exception .
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:34 PM
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FanofMonaco and Smush, at least, somebody who looked this videos and understood that this show was not for only Charlène. This was a show who collected money to help Children in not.
In her speech,she spoke about the work of prince Albert and the associations of monaco who gave so much. It was the first times she spoke in public, she was a little stressed but it was good, with the visit to the collège alone friday and this show we see that she worked a lot to be a good princess. I think she will suceed. She brings glamour again in Monaco.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:41 PM
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FanofMonaco and Smush, at least, somebody who looked this videos and understood that this show was not for only Charlène.
There are not only two people who watched the show and understood. I would even say most
have understood what the show is about.

We are going round in circles again - it's okay if some people think the award was well-deserved
and it is okay that some people think it was given too early.
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:40 AM
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The whole "award" scene is awash with so-called "awards".
However, we mustn't forget that most of them actually help some good causes.
In Charlene's case, she gives away some of her money, and in return she gets brownie points.

What is the problem with that???
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:52 PM
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The whole "award" scene is awash with so-called "awards".
However, we mustn't forget that most of them actually help some good causes.
In Charlene's case, she gives away some of her money, and in return she gets brownie points.

What is the problem with that???
How do you know? Which money? She never worked. You mean PA´s money!
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:41 PM
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How do you know? Which money? She never worked. You mean PA´s money!
That would be correct. It's no longer PA's money alone. It's PA's and PC's. That's called marriage.

I would really enjoy seeing you participating in the Olympics as an athlete without working.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:54 PM
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Well said smdouglas
The last week, Charlene was very activ with the prince or alone, what we all saw that she could attend at a event alone as to visit the collège; she visited many departments in this collège(sciences, culture, sport) she had many good contacts with pupils of Monaco in speaking with them and she could do a speech in front of distinguish people and to be glamour (Berlin)
She did a good job.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:20 PM
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How do you know? Which money? She never worked. You mean PA´s money!
You have every right not to like her (an understatement) but then WHY do you follow her threads ? I always ignore people I don't like !
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:35 PM
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That would be correct. It's no longer PA's money alone. It's PA's and PC's. That's called marriage.

I would really enjoy seeing you participating in the Olympics as an athlete without working.
It is still PA´s money, and she can use it as long as it is useful to promote her foundation. You do not think she has all the Grimaldi´s money at her disposal, do you?

Second. She never participated in the Olympics. She didn´t clasify. You keep telling lies about her. Some people who drop here by chance may believe them. Why do you do it? Do you feel better building up a fake image about her?
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Do you feel that being a negative poster, you will gain what? She is an Olympic Class swimmer. She was part of the South African 4x100 relay team in the 2000 Summer Olympics, they finished 5th. So, you are quite off the mark. Plus, as the wife of the prince or as any wife she is the half owner. She has a ton of money at her disposal.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:28 PM
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It is still PA´s money, and she can use it as long as it is useful to promote her foundation. You do not think she has all the Grimaldi´s money at her disposal, do you?

Second. She never participated in the Olympics. She didn´t clasify. You keep telling lies about her. Some people who drop here by chance may believe them. Why do you do it? Do you feel better building up a fake image about her?
Nope...as a married couple in Monaco, they share the funds - much as is the case in most of the world.

Try checking out the Olympic reality:

Olympic Sports
Wikipedia

You, obviously, don't live in the same world as I do. I prefer to live in this world.
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Second. She never participated in the Olympics. She didn´t clasify. You keep telling lies about her. Some people who drop here by chance may believe them. Why do you do it? Do you feel better building up a fake image about her?
She did participate... I think she placed sixth as an individual swimming backstroke. That's actually something that tells me she's probably pretty down to earth, and just shy- swimming is not a glamorous sport, it's very hard and takes a ton of dedication and work. As an Olympic class swimmer, she had to work incredibly hard day in and day out.

If she brings that dedication to her role in Monaco, she will truly shine. From what I've seen, she's already beginning to do so.
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