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Old 01-21-2006, 04:01 PM
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Personal Glimpses of Princess Caroline & her family

Hello!

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...

Woooooooow

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.

Hopefully you like my truly stoy

Johan
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:38 PM
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Such a nice story! Thank you so very much for entertaining us, Johan!!! xxx
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:42 PM
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Many thanks Miau!!! Your message really touched to me...

Indeed I have a lot lot lot lot to tell you about the Princess Caroline...

See you soon...
Johan
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:43 PM
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Wow, what a nice story ! I couldn't imagine that she was that 'approchable' (sorry I don't know if this word exists in English) and that she'd accept to let make a picture ! But maybe you were just really lucky !
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Old 01-21-2006, 04:59 PM
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You are so lucky Johan!! And even more brave! I wouldn´t talk with her:o
BTW the pic is great!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:05 PM
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Wow! What a wonderful story, Johan! I am suprised you met her and even talked to her. I would love to meet and talk to her in person like you did! In fact, I am also suprised you are deaf because I am deaf myself too. You can read lips and I can read lips too. The pic of you and Princess Caroline is beautiful! You are so lucky! Thank you for sharing!
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:22 PM
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C'est trés cool Johan.
She's a very nice person indeed - she always was.
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Old 01-21-2006, 06:42 PM
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Agree with others!

Wonderful story, Johan! I'm glad you had opportunity to meet and even talk to Princess Caroline!
And such a lovely photo..so honest smiles..:)
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:39 PM
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I Loved your story, Johan. I can see how good and polite person you are, and I'm glad to see how nice and sincere Princes Caroline was. She always was one of my favourit princesses and now I'm feeling very proud of her. Thank you for sharing your story!
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:25 PM
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You`re really brave. I think I would totally chicken out if I met some royals. I would be too surprised and too scared to say something. Thank`s for the pic and the story.
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:21 AM
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Thanks for sharing your nice story with Johan! I deeply admire you, not for your courage shown in talking to PC, but for the inner strenght you show in everyday life!
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Old 01-22-2006, 10:26 AM
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How lucky you are to have met the nice Princess Caroline ! (And great photo you take with her !) I'm sincerely happy for you and thanks a lot to share !
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Oh I found it.... Thanks for sharing this story with us.... I really love the photo... I think you made some of us pretty jealous. Just kidding....
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Old 01-23-2006, 07:04 PM
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Wow, what a nice story ! I couldn't imagine that she was that 'approchable' (sorry I don't know if this word exists in English) and that she'd accept to let make a picture ! But maybe you were just really lucky !
Thank you very much!! Yeah I was feeling fear if the Princess Caroline refused to make a picture with me but by lucky she immediately accepted because she was really touched and had a nice conversation with me so I don't see why she could refuse to have a pic with me...

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You are so lucky Johan!! And even more brave! I wouldn´t talk with her:o
BTW the pic is great!

Thanks for sharing!
Thanks a lot for your nice message :) You know before I've met Caroline I really love to meet and love to talk with Caroline "into my minds" I always wish to talk with her. It's my dream of course... but once I just found the Princess Caroline there and in real life, so I was a bit "panicked and fear" because I just didn't find any words to talk with her "like I was lost"

Well I am very lucky...

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C'est trés cool Johan.
She's a very nice person indeed - she always was.
THANKS Sebastian I knew since a long time Caroline is always a very nice person but also a sensitive person :)

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Wonderful story, Johan! I'm glad you had opportunity to meet and even talk to Princess Caroline!
And such a lovely photo..so honest smiles..:)
Thank you! I would love to having several pictures of her and me but I only have the one and exclusive picture... but I have also several pics of Caroline alone and with their children and her whole family (except Princess Stéphanie) during the Gala at the Jumping International.
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I agree that's a great picture and lovely story, Johan!

It confirms something I'd always suspected & hoped: that Caroline is a true princess in more ways than merely nominally. She behaves like one, too.
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Old 01-24-2006, 06:27 PM
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I Loved your story, Johan. I can see how good and polite person you are, and I'm glad to see how nice and sincere Princes Caroline was. She always was one of my favourit princesses and now I'm feeling very proud of her. Thank you for sharing your story!
Thanks Regina :) You can be sure I am always a polite and fully respect person :)
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In March of 2002, my husband and I saw Princess Caroline and Prince Ernst in Monaco.They were going to the Hermes store accompanied with 4 bodyguards. Princess Caroline in real life is even more beautiful, she has a very sweet, young face with incredible blue eyes. I have never found Ernst to be particularly attractive, but I must say in real life he is much better looking- very bohemian like,his hair is like a lion's mane.
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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.,
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:23 PM
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Thanx for sharing, tsarina! Ernst's lion's mane ..that's part of his boho charm
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how lucky you are!!!!!! i hope to see har some day, its a long time dream
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