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Old 08-31-2006, 06:42 PM
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how lucky you are johan, what a nice story, and a lovely picture.i wish i could see her some day, but i would be so nervous!!!!!!!! good for you
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Princess Caroline in real life is even more beautiful, she has a very sweet, young face with incredible blue eyes
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I was told that in real life Princess Caroline looks much older than in pictures and has lots of wrinkles.
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:19 PM
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A friend of mine who spent a part of her summer holidays in Italy last year told me that she saw Pss Caroline in Ponza and that she looked younger in person than on pics.
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:57 PM
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FOUR bodygaurds??? wow, really, i was wondering, how come you NEVER seem to see pics of the bodygaurds, ever. 1 or more, when you see pics of caroline and/or her kids out and about, but there are never any bodygaurds around, and some of these pics are very wide shots, if there was a bodygaurd or two around, let alone 4, they would be too far away to do anything or protect anyone if they are that discreet and far away. Where i live, president bush has visited several times, and trust me, you know his bodygaurds/secrect service is right there next to him. they hoover over him like a mother over her newborn baby.,
Unfortunately they must need them with the recent reported plot in the news to kidnap PSS Caroline's children. It's good that one can't tell in photos that the bodyguards are around...that means they must be doing their job if one can't see them.
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Old 09-01-2006, 02:18 PM
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Some time ago I watched a tv show about bodyguards and their job. I remember they maid a comparisson between bodyguards in Europe and in US. They said that in Us it is a thing of prestige to have 'gorilla' sized bodyguards so walk in circles around their clients and never live them alone. In Europe it is a thing of discretion, I know some security specialist said that with famous people in Europe, you won't see their bodyguards unlerss someone trys to do something stupid or bother them, and then they jump out of nowhere.
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Old 09-02-2006, 03:29 PM
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A friend of mine who spent a part of her summer holidays in Italy last year told me that she saw Pss Caroline in Ponza and that she looked younger in person than on pics.
I was told exactly the same thing (maybe we have a friend in common...)
And I was also told Ernst is much more handsome in person than in pics.
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:46 AM
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I remember reading that when Princess Caroline lived in Saint-Remy de Provence, she had a female bodyguard. That could explain why id doesn't look like they have bodyguards, a female bodyguard could look like a friend.
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:55 PM
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I loved Le ptit Diablotin story. He could sell it to a magazine !
My story is much more prosaic. In 1974, I attended Rainier's Jubilee in Monaco, organized around a picnic offered to all Monegasques. Although I am not a Monegasque, I was with my husband, a freelance photographer, who was covering the story. He got a pass and got one for me as his assistant. I got to see Princess Caroline twice, once when she and her family were leaving the palace on foot one of the days of the festivities, and the other time at the picnic. These are my impressions. Coming out of the palace :Prince Rainier was very much at ease,very much the leader. Prince Albert was very shy, slim, elegant, very handsome in a British-American kind of way, obviously uncomfortable with being in the spotlight. Princess Grace was extremely elegant, perfect, almost too much so, and looked like a queen in her bearing: poised, at ease, but a bit on the stiff side. Princess Caroline looked a bit overdressed (a little too dressed up in a suit) but she combined the ease of her father with the queenly bearing of her mother. No sign of shyness whatsoever. Almost challenging in a "Look at me" kind of attitude. (I don't mean it in an unpleasant way, just to emphasize her self-confidence). Stephanie was not present.
At the picnic : Rainier was "chumming up" with the Monegasques, very relaxed, young-looking, very handsome in his Mediterranean way, seemingly really enjoying himself being with his "subjects" in this informal setting. Princess Grace and Princess Stephanie wore Provencal costumes, Stephanie clinging to her mother, a little like Alexandra does with Caroline. Princess Grace didn't seem at ease at all, she really did look stiff and out of place in that traditional costume and didn't move much and spoke only to her near-by companions. Caroline was wearing the Monaco colors, bell-bottom red pants (fashionable then) and a red and white polo shirt and a red scarf around her neck. Her hair was quite short, with a sort of flip part that gave her a youthful, carefree attitude. As I have mentioned somewhere else, she seemed to dominate everybody around her, but in a very friendly way, smiling, laughing, applauding (little girls gave a dance for the princely family), very modern, very "together", unpretentious, yet very aware of her popularity, and also very alert to all that went on. She had the most beautiful face and complexion, and her simple yet stunning outfit was perfect for her age (17 I think). There was a dance, and she danced with several partners, old palace staff it seemed like, smiling and talking graciously. She had that way of moving which I find unique in her, as if she glides, or bounces, very light-footed and animated, so full of energy. It's hard to describe. From looking at her, you knew that was a girl who would go far, even if she had not been a princess, a girl you knew could study, focus, and be a leader. I am sorry to say she made her mother look timid and dim (in the sense of without light) as she absorbed and radiated all the light herself. She really exuded a joie de vivre , a sort of delight in being so beautiful and loved, that I find missing in her daughter.
I still have my husband's pictures, the pictures I took myself, and I was even in a photograph in a magazine page reporting on the event, taking pictures.
Now, a small confession: my daughter thinks my interest in royals is unseemly at my age (only teenagers follow celebrities) and she advised me to lie on my age in my bio. I am actually 53, and have been following Caroline since I was 16. I can remember the first picture I clipped out of her (Caroline as a ballerina at 12 performing for her parents and an audience), not knowing it was the first picture of a collection that has covered 37 years ! The boxes get heavier and heavier everytime I move but it is worth it !
I taught French at the University of Pennsylvania in the late eighties, and although her cousin Grace Levine who was majoring in French was not my student, I often saw her in the hallways. She also had an aura, although a different one. She was also incredibly beautiful, in the Princess Grace style, very blond, very fine featured, elegant in a preppy way that suited her very well, elusive though, and shy. I have a series of pictures a Philadelphia Inquirer photographer took of her (gave to my husband because she knew of my interest), and I was so sad to hear of her passing. Such a lovely young woman, like a delicate pale rose.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:25 PM
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your story is lovely, it's nice to grow up alongside the people you admire, especially if that person is princess caroline of monaco. i see myself doing the same with the casiraghi trio
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iloveroyals what a nice story, you are lucky you´ve seen them all, your description of Caroline is wonderful. 37 years!!! wow, im astonished,you must have lots of pictures!!!
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:59 PM
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Lovely story iloveroyals, Caroline is my favorite and I know exactly what you mean when you describe that dominating presence. She didn't have it when I saw her, she was at ease watching the jumping with Charlotte, Felix, and some other people I didn't recognize. Although, I would love to see her again and maybe witness that presence.

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I'm happy for you Johan, meeting such a beautiful princess inside and out. I relly think that she stopped and talked to you because of your 'difficulty' and ir shows that Princess Caroline reaaly cares for people in 'disadvantage'. I hope Johan that youn will not offended when I said 'difficulty' I just want to emphasize that the good nature of our princess to everyone.
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as she absorbed and radiated all the light herself. She really exuded a joie de vivre , a sort of delight in being so beautiful and loved, that I find missing in her daughter.
i think i know what you mean. confident, beautiful person radiates all the time. As i have mentioned in another thread, i think that beautiful people glows, and I guess Princess Caroline glows and outshine just about everyone . Charlotte btw, is another case altogether. Even as i love this girl so much, i cannot help but agree with you. Charlotte is just too shy or she just hates it to be the center of attention. Maybe that is the reason she doesn't shine all the time. But do you remember the time she was at the Red Cross Ball early this year? she seemed confident enough, and very well aware that the lenses would be focusing on her.... but she does not radiated as much as Princess Caroline doesn't she?

Maybe the issue of why Charlotte does not radiates as much as Caroline is because the way she was brought up? Remember, Princess Caroline was already the center of attention when her parent sold her baby picture to the magazine, and instantly the world has never stopped looking at her...so basically she was tuned in to that kind of attention.....Charlotte was protected by her mother from press, especially when Stefano died, all children were shielded from the public eyes...until now...Maybe that is why ...but then again, I maybe wrong...just my two cents
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I think that you're in part right, but we must not forget that andrea charlotte and pierre are caroline's children and not Albert's. That it to say they should not bein the press as much as they are. For exemple, children of pricess Antoinette (Reinier's sister) are not showed in the medias because they are not in direct line for the succession.

so perhaps that the trio was not prepared ans maybe when Albert get children medias will leav them alone...who knows
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Some time ago I watched a tv show about bodyguards and their job. I remember they maid a comparisson between bodyguards in Europe and in US. They said that in Us it is a thing of prestige to have 'gorilla' sized bodyguards so walk in circles around their clients and never live them alone. In Europe it is a thing of discretion, I know some security specialist said that with famous people in Europe, you won't see their bodyguards unlerss someone trys to do something stupid or bother them, and then they jump out of nowhere.
Yes, I am always amazed to see this gorilla looking body guards that surround the american celebrities. Sometimes it looks like they can't even walk in peace with this huge people aroung them. Here even the royals and the president have discreet bodyguards. They are very close to them in public acts but during their normal life they are not easy to spot.
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OMG I saw Princess Caroline

OMG i saw princess Caroline in person at Paris airport i bumped into like 3 trollys lol!

She smiled at me i didn't have the courage to ask for Pierre's number!! lol
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OMG i saw princess Caroline in person at Paris airport i bumped into like 3 trollys lol!

She smiled at me i didn't have the courage to ask for Pierre's number!! lol
Lucky you! I'm glad that she's gracious to smile at strangers; that proves that she isn't a snob like what has been said. I'm sure she would have found it funny if you did ask for Pierre's number.
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OMG i saw princess Caroline in person at Paris airport i bumped into like 3 trollys lol!

She smiled at me i didn't have the courage to ask for Pierre's number!! lol
But you didn´t say hello at least, when will you have this chance again?? Yeah, i would have been paralized too, anyway, you´re so lucky!!
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I was petrified as if i'dalk up to her i'd Die! But i should at at least asked for both Andreas and Pierre's mobile number!
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I was petrified as if i'dalk up to her i'd Die! But i should at at least asked for both Andreas and Pierre's mobile number!
Something tells me that she would have found you asking her for their numbers funny, but something else tells me she would have politely said...no.

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