Originally Posted by COUNTESS
No one is going to feature their mistakes at their very public wedding.
A child is never a "mistake". I know YOU didn't mean to say it was, but I think it's precisely the impression that Albert - the House of Monaco in general? - is treating these children as "mistakes" what has disappointed many people, myself included.
Besides, everyone knows about the children anyway, so the only real embarrassment has been precisely this refusal to at least invite them the wedding. It is a very odd and glaring faux pas
. And, sadly, I cannot say that my opinion of Albert hasn't been diminished by this rather unseemly behaviour.
Originally Posted by missMaryanne
with that sad and scary eyes you see her dynamic????
I am aware of the discussion that ensued this statement, so I am confident that I understood it well. And I chose to come back to it because... well, because that's exactly the impression I got, too, especially yesterday.
Like you (I think), I don't like Charlene much. It is not an emotional attitude, it's just that something about her rubs me the wrong way. No big deal.
(I am no fan of Albert, either. Which doesn't mean that I "hate" - or even actively dislike - either, needless to say!)
Yesterday I was in Monaco (not for the wedding, I just happened to be there, had been for more than a week), and of course, the wedding was impossible to escape, even if anyone wanted to. So I got the chance to see Charlene's face and expression in huge close-ups. And it made me cringe. OR rather, it provoked a sort of shock in me. Her eyes - yes, they are beautiful in themselves - were sad, empty, scared to the point of being "scary", like you said. She seemed "away", absent, reactionless. I am not sure how good her French is at this point, but the lack of reaction was just baffling.
She did not look happy or even very much "present" at her own wedding.
Maybe it's the nerves, who knows?
But I do understand what you're saying.
I think this is a couple I'd rather not follow.
I do wish them the greatest happiness, of course.