I'm back again... I'm sorry to reply late!
Well I will tell you how I met the Princess Caroline twice in Monaco in the beginning of April 1996 (during my holiday there) and have a short but marveillous and nice conversation with Caroline during the Jumping International in Fontvieille which the Princess Caroline is presidente of this. I perfectly knew where and when she would attend to the Jumping International.
Fortunately, after the Jumping contest, she went out with their children (yeah they were very young, how they are very attractive!) and Pierre asked to her mom to eat some belgian fries outside as a natural person. I have already crossed of them inside and outside. By lucky the Princess Caroline just passed beside me and I just didn't know how I will try to have a nice conversation with her, I was VERY nervous and VERY excited I am saying myself "Go on Johan, it's NOW or it will be never!"
I called the Princess Caroline by courtesy and formal and she is returned to me and said to me "yes, Mister
?" while smiling and very very natural!!! Waaaaaaaaaaouwww
I was indeed a bit nervous and just didn't know of what I will speak with her. You know I was not prepared as well... Well I have to tell you the truth I am deaf but speak as very well in french.
I said "Good Afternoon Madam I am sorry to disturb you but I would like to tell you that I am deaf and I am Johan I am from Belgium, don't worry I read your lips very good to understand you
" I was very shy :)
And she was a bit astonished, surprised and said to me "oh really, are you really deaf?
" "you read on my lips
? It's marvellous!"
The Princess Caroline was tried to articulate very good with me... I was feeling like an angel!
I said to her that I was received two little letters from Caroline (I wrote twice to her for her birthday and my best wishes for the New Year Eve) and Caroline has reply to me the little words with her signature!!!! That's why I said to her "I just would like to thank you for responding to my letters!
"Oh with my pleasure...
" she said.
And I asked her if she accepts to take a picture with me!
She immediately accepted with a great pleasure...
I was indeed very very very happy to having a picture of her and me, can you imagine?
And to finish our conversation I said many thanks for taking a bit time with me...
because I knew she has a bit busy because of engagements obligations. So I fully respected of her. There weren"t any bodyguards to protect her! Just surrounded with some friends and their children.
The Princess Caroline always went with a big smiling...
Please enclosed hereby my only picture of me and Caroline. Please remember that I've met her, it was in April 1996 so Caroline had a short hair because of suffering from alopecia in 1996! I was 20 years old!
She worn the Chanel tailor dark blue with horse pin's. She was very beautiful but a bit shy and a bit reserved as like the Grimaldi's family.
The same day, at the night of the Gala of Jumping International, the whole Grimaldi family (except the Princess Stéphanie), I saw the Prince Rainier III and his brother the Prince Albert.
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