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Old 05-14-2016, 11:31 PM
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She is a swimmer. Per the interview, she almost drowned as a child and had a cousin that drowned so why shouldn't she promote water safety and learning how to swim. Drowning is a very common thing. A lot of people who are lower income don't know how to swim. She knows more about swimming and water safety than water conservation or delivery of clean water.


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Old 05-15-2016, 12:19 AM
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Drowning is indeed very common and for some unknown reason, here in NZ school swimming pools are being decommissioned at a frightening rate and our death by drowning is escalating alarmingly. It seems the Ministry of Education does not see any correlation between the two facts.

The fact that we are a country totally surrounded by sea and with more than a few really fantastic lakes and rivers to boot makes being able to swim essential. The beaches, lakes and rivers are our lifestyle with swimming, skiing, paddle boarding, surfing, windsurfing, yachting, kayaking, canoeing and rafting. being the summer 'thing' as I imagine it is in Monaco and the South of France.

The younger children learn to swim the better and any programme that promotes water safety is essential in my book
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:50 AM
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Some years ago Albert talked about the roll of the woman he married wouldn't be like a royal wives. He said something like it would however be nice to be able to share the job with her. If I come across it again I will post it. IMO Albert left things as they were involving his sisters in things his mother started. When Albert was young Grace had to ask Rainier permission to see Albert and his sisters were her responsibility. She lived in Paris with the girls in school and Albert stayed in Monaco. I see nothing wrong with Charlene staying with the children as much as she can because they grow so fast. Many working mothers like myself wished we could have stayed with our children. If the things everyone feels she should be seen at was required I have no doubt Albert would tell her she has to attend. It's also likely Albert wants Charlene to have the time with the twins due to how he views the roll as a mother. Just because we don't see Charlene it doesn't mean she isn't working. Don't forget many of you commented how much she worked compared to other royal spouses before you got pregnant.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:39 AM
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my opinion is still that whatever happens in Monaco is with the full agreement of P.Albert, so to me P.Albert and P.Charlene have discussed things and came up with this way of working which suits both of them...

....however ...

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Just because she does highlights of events of events doesn't mean that she's not full-time. Victoria has done the same thing in the last few weeks.
imo the point is that P.Victoria has recently given birth and will be in full event-mode in no time (she was after P.Estelle's birth, so I think it will be the same now), the point with P.Charlene is that the children are almost two and she is still on "post-pregnancy" schedule
(P.Victoria isn't the spouse of reigning monarch so even if she did less it would be understandable, but if there's one person I don't see anyone questioning their work-ethic it's P.Victoria)

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Don't forget many of you commented how much she worked compared to other royal spouses before you got pregnant.
I think what was said was that P.Charlene did more before she got pregnant, but meaning more than she does now; I don't think she worked that much compared to other spouses before either, but to be honest, that's understandable because Monaco is somewhat smaller than most other european countries and therefore there are less events to attend and P.Albert has a tremendous workload himself (and P.Caroline is active as well) so it's not about the comparisons to the other europeans imo

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Old 05-16-2016, 02:18 PM
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Article about the launching of the branch of the foundation


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Old 05-16-2016, 02:34 PM
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Article about the launching of the branch of the foundation


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Very nice, good publicity for her cause, i'm sure it's needed in many parts of the world
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Old 05-17-2016, 07:43 AM
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There were a lot of consuls and Ambassadors even from South America as Chile and El San Salvador, it was a very important event


Princess Charlene of Monaco’s Foundation Launch in the United States | French Quarter Magazine
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:22 AM
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Princess Charlene will christen the seven seas explorer cruises ship

Princess of Monaco named godmother of Seven Seas Explorer: Travel Weekly

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Name H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco as Godmother of Seven Seas Explorer - Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Cruise Critic
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:16 PM
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Good to see she gets out and about glad she doesn't suffer from healthissues like some speculated in the media after her recent notable absences
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Old 05-25-2016, 08:16 PM
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the palace published the announce of the christening of the boat and published a nex photo of princess Charlene

https://www.facebook.com/28644934470...49506151728588
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Old 05-25-2016, 11:29 PM
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^^^ previous. A somewhat unusual and different event for the Princess, but a nice idea, I think. It seems she was chosen for her elegance, grace and passion, according to another article. A beautiful and recent picture of her too.

Hopefully the couple will be invited on a cruise some time...!


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Old 05-26-2016, 06:50 AM
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THe announce and the photo are on the FB page of the princess Charlene foundation

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fonda...194735?fref=ts
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She missed the Fete de Dieu. Fortunately Princess Caroline is supporting his brother!!
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:37 PM
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Monaco and Albert our very lucky to have princess Caroline ........
To support him and monaco
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Old 05-28-2016, 08:30 PM
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Rolene Strauss, a former Miss South Africa (2014) and Miss World (2015), posted this pic of her and Princess Charléne on Instagram, taken last night in Monaco: https://instagram.com/p/BF96Ov0CJWD/




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Another pic I found on Instagram. It appears to have been taken at a private event on a yacht the night before (Friday): https://instagram.com/p/BF68SUlHDPK/



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On the Palace's Facebook page there's a lot of criticism against PC for not attending the most recent religious event, but one poster pointed out, interestingly, that PC attended this ceremony last year alone.

Fact remains that she has been absent from too many important events this year, and we would like to see her by Prince Albert's side.




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Nobody forced Charlene to become Princess of Monaco, lead a life of luxury and privileges, being surrounded by staff, not having to worry about financial matters for the rest of her life etc etc.

If she doesn't like the pressure of being a public person or the duty or responsibility she could have left before or she could leave now but she doesn't. Charlene is Princess of Monaco and not a full time mother, it's just an excuse not to attend when it doesn't suit her.

And just to mention Charlene's name together with Mary or especially Letizia when it comes to duty while being a mother is a total joke. There is no comparison, not even remotely.
Charlene is trying to lay her perspiring heroine motherhood trip.Just like she laid her perspiring heroine I am gonna do it my way Princess trip.
This isn't the assembly line in factory.. How difficult is it to be Princess? not difficult at all. What a false mockery of the real world.. prople who struggle to raise families start to finish.
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You know, she has twins. Being a princess is the nonsense, being a mother is the job. And how she feels is her business. These events can go forward without her and sometimes without him. You don't know if a kid is sick and she is worried. And religious events are just another hoo ha for the church.
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:02 PM
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Being a princess is a job, and one they are well-paid to do. They represent their country and their people. Religious events are very important in some countries, and Monaco is one of them. Its extremely insulting to call the event 'hoo haa'. I don't see the need to insult a religion and its practices .

Yes being a mother is extremely important role. But many mothers work and raise kids. And if she has missed all these events because her kids are sick, I'd be taking them to a specialist because they have been sick for five months.
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She's entitled to her choices but i don't think the reasons that we as"spectators" come up with are very usable...:
- if she doesn't attend a "gala" it's because she's so religious now that she doesn't want to attend overly showy events
-if she doesn't attend a religious event it's because that's just a church affair
- she isn't into glamour, but at the same time there are very glamorous and posed photo-shoots
- she might be ill, but at the same day pics are posted from another event
- it's because she's a mother of twins, but most pics we see of the informal setting there are nannies (plural!) around the twins all the time

but as these are all "our" excuses, and as long as the palace doesn't feel an explanation is needed, i think we'll have to get used to a princess with a different idea of workload then we are used too...

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She seems to embrace some sides of being a princess ...clothes , travel but not doing the actual job .... Least we have Caroline
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