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Old 05-29-2016, 05:36 AM
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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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You've summed up my thoughts exactly.

Just to add - I think this arrangement suits Albert and Charlene, I really wonder what his sisters make of it.
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P Albert has said even before their wedding that his wife would not be expected to fulfill the traditional role of a Princess. Maybe this is what he meant. I do believe there must be a good reason for P Charlene's absence from the Fete Dieu.


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It reallt shows how low the bar has been set, if we can discuss Charlene's no-show that actual "current events". I am really dissapointed and disechanted with her. Of course I have my opinions about the matter, but it would be no use to discuss them, not only because it would most likely be speculation, but because it won't change Charlene's attitude anytime soon.
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Princess Charlene was ill and could not attend the Fete Dieu procession, but she visited the handicaped people last saturday , With Albert she received the people at the gala at the palace and she was present to the Grand Prix.

There is the article in monaco Matin about the next christening of the most big cruise ship in the world by Princess Charlene which will be the godmother of this big ship.

La princesse Charlène marraine du "plus luxueux navire du monde" - Monaco-Matin
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How did you know she was ill?
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Old 05-31-2016, 08:13 AM
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Because, I was at Monaco during the grand Prix and I know somebody who attended the visit to the handicaped people saturday afternoon, she said me that the public did not know if charlene could be present because, she was ill during all the week but she was better at the end of the week.
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I was there as well for all the week long and I've heard other things about her absence.
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I've come to the conclusion that illness is just a pitiful excuse... It can't be believable that every time Charlene misses important event it's because she is feeling unwell... I'm sorry.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:29 AM
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I think that there is too much speculation about Charlene. Her absence was due to illness. That's it. She knows exactly what her duties are. Apart from that as an athlete she was certainly trained to fulfill her obligations.
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princess Charlene visited the maternity for the motherday, There is a report on monaco Channel, I hope we will have some photos of this visit .

Yes, Noda, I hear also a rumor , a good rumor that we cannot tell here because it would be deleted.
The person who said me that she was ill, is not a liar , he is handicaped and he was hoping to see the princess with Albert as the last year, after the visit of the couple, he was very happy to see her. but this last week, she draw the hens of the rugby for the rugby events, ( she is the president of the honor comittee) , she visited the handicaped people on the Grand Prix, she received with Albert all the sportpeople , singers and important people at the reception at the palace and she was present to the grand Prix. and she visited the maternity for the mother day.
very busy days she was everywhere apart the fete dieu procession , she was ill.

Here is the article about the visit of P Charlene at the maternity , the photo is on the front page, hope we will have other photos

Nice-Matin Journal en ligne
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Princess Charlene Current Events - Part 2: January 2014 -

On an entirely different note... I recently attended an event in Singapore and my hosts (Van Cleef & Arpels) had arranged for the most spectacular bouquet of flowers to be placed in my hotel suite. It included the most beautiful and fragrant roses I have ever seen/smelled. After some enquiries I established that it was the Princess Charléne of Monaco Rose, imported from the Tambuzi Farm in Kenya: http://www.tambuzi.co.ke/news/tambuz...o#.V0rfoMgbnCQ

PS: At first I thought they were peonies, but I guess it's a new varietal... A cross of sorts.

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^^^ Oh, that must have been a wonderful surprise! From the picture it looks a little different than the ones we know...a new variety as you say. Thanks for sharing!


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In june 2014, P Charlene was the godmther of the new roses called princess charlene roses, RF published news about this little ceremony, it was after the announce of the pregancy of Charlène.
Thes sort of roses are very beautiful
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On an entirely different note... I recently attended an event in Singapore and my hosts (Van Cleef & Arpels) had arranged for the most spectacular bouquet of flowers to be placed in my hotel suite. It included the most beautiful and fragrant roses I have ever seen/smelled. After some enquiries I established that it was the Princess Charléne of Monaco Rose, imported from the Tambuzi Farm in Kenya: Tambuzi’s newest iconic rose: the Princess Charlene of Monaco | Tambuzi

PS: At first I thought they were peonies, but I guess it's a new varietal... A cross of sorts.

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Thank you this post. I will be looking to find the variety. Love that there's a beautiful fragrance.

P.S. And love the 'little surprise' hinted at elsewhere. Charming.
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melina is this rose part of the display at the Princess Grace garden in Monaco?


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Old 06-01-2016, 05:09 AM
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Yes, we can admire this rose among other roses at the Princess Grace garden, we can also buy these rose for our garden, this rose had already a first price.
Here is the baptism of this rose in 2014, charlene was pregnant , it was at the beginning of the pregnancy

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

If you cannot open the link here is an article of Mr Piaget about the opening of the new roseraie with Albert, charlène and Caroline and the baptism of the Princess charlene rose, there is also an old photo of Princess Grace with Caroline opening the new roseraie Princess grace in the years 60

Roseraie Princesse Grace de Monaco - Piaget Actualités & Events

A very short video about the visit to the maternity by P charlene, it begins at 0.35

JT Monaco Info du mardi 31 mai / Videos / Monaco Info : Le Replay / Chaines - MC Channel - Chaines vidéos de Monaco

The princely couple visited the handicaped people last saturday and charlene visited the maternity yesterday afternoon but there are no photos about these two social events on the Official page of FB nor on the site of the palace, this team of communication is nulle there were a video about the visit to the maternity on Monaco channel and a big article with photos in monaco Matin

On this link,

Nice-Matin Journal en ligne

You click on Nice litteral et Vallées and after you click on Monaco, I think you will have the front page with the photo of Princess charlene with a mother
She was very elegant and she wore a very beautiful necklace

THe photo of the front page of Monaco matin on twitter

https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&...matin&src=typd
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Yes melina p, the Palace is very selective as to what they post on their site. It is sad, because it creates an impression that P Charlene does not do much. But behind the scenes it seems that she is quite busy. The visit to the handicapped people at the weekend's GP, the time just before Christmas last year when she gave gifts to Red Cross homes and underprivileged individuals and a visit to a retirement village where she took the twins as well come to mind. These are all humanitarian events that show her interest and involvement with "ordinary people". Why these events are not covered? I'm not sure, unless she herself prefers it that way...


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You are right C4A, and it is surprising, She was very present this last week with the Grand Prix and the receptions around this big event in Monaco, but she had also two social events as the visit to the handicaped persons last saturday and the visit to the maternity yesterday afternoon, I don't think she wants that the events are not covered , I think that the team of communicationi is nulle.
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We have created a new thread regarding all discussions about Princess Charlène's Duties, Roles and Responsibilities and that way we can keep this thread on topic as a Current Events Thread.

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P Charlene visited the mothers to the maternity

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