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I think the best husband of Princess Caroline was Ernst of Hanover, Stefano seemed cold and distand. :/
Stefano was THE LOVE of her life. When you see her pictures during this period, she was not only beautiful (which she was of course before and after), but shd had always a kind of "light" around her, coming inside her, which was the proof of an absolute hapiness. I felt an explosion of feelings and adoration coming from her at this period. For she never recovered this "aura" and internal peace, even if she has been happy again. Of course her new husband and her kids gave her wonderful moments in her life, but after Stefano's death, something broke for ever.
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Stefano was THE LOVE of her life. When you see her pictures during this period, she was not only beautiful (which she was of course before and after), but shd had always a kind of "light" around her, coming inside her, which was the proof of an absolute hapiness. I felt an explosion of feelings and adoration coming from her at this period. For she never recovered this "aura" and internal peace, even if she has been happy again. Of course her new husband and her kids gave her wonderful moments in her life, but after Stefano's death, something broke for ever.
I'm not saying the opposite , but I do think that Princess Grace was right when she chose Ernst of Hanover for a husband to Princess Caroline. There was something very blank about Stefano. For me he always seemed to be a cold person, unable to show feelings and he had these indifferent, dead eyes. While at the same Prince Ernst was a warm, radiant person, with a very positive appearance. Princess Alexandra has her dad's positive appearance.
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Princess Grace did not know that Ernst would become an alcoholic with all the related problems.
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:21 PM
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While at the same Prince Ernst was a warm, radiant person, with a very positive appearance. Princess Alexandra has her dad's positive appearance.
What do you find so radiant and positive in EA's appearance? Is it his getting so drunk at the pre wedding party of the Prince of Asturias that he was unable to attend the actual wedding or perhaps his peeing on the Turkish pavilion at Expo, or his physical attacks on people, or his holidays to Thailand and Spain with women he is not married to? For most people these are not traits in a husband they would consider very desirable.
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I'm not saying the opposite , but I do think that Princess Grace was right when she chose Ernst of Hanover for a husband to Princess Caroline. There was something very blank about Stefano. For me he always seemed to be a cold person, unable to show feelings and he had these indifferent, dead eyes. While at the same Prince Ernst was a warm, radiant person, with a very positive appearance. Princess Alexandra has her dad's positive appearance.
In what way did Grace chose Ernst as Caroline's husband? Grace died in 1982, almost 2 decades before Caroline married Ernst.
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In what way did Grace chose Ernst as Caroline's husband? Grace died in 1982, almost 2 decades before Caroline married Ernst.
Grace supposedly used to browse the Almanach de Gotha and chose EA as an appropriate candidate for marriage for Caroline. Not sure if Grace ever met him in person.
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In what way did Grace chose Ernst as Caroline's husband? Grace died in 1982, almost 2 decades before Caroline married Ernst.
Caroline knew Ernst since her 17ies, when she was living in London for her A levels. EA was livig in London also. They have met and being in commun cercles at this time. The rumor says that he was already attracted by her. So Pcs Grace, choose him (IF she did so) not really from a book, but among her daughter's cercle. He was not an uknown from a book!
And do not forget that very soon Philippe Junot arrived.. and Grace quickly abandoned her royal dreams.
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Very touching and nice to see Caroline and Ernst August seemed to be very attracted to one another, not just the sordid mess that exists today.
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Very touching and nice to see Caroline and Ernst August seemed to be very attracted to one another, not just the sordid mess that exists today.
Absolutely. An attraction existing for more than 25 years, destroyed by a bad habit.
Contrary to the most of the posters of TRF i personally believe than EA was a gond guy and husband, with a bad habit.
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I wonder why Caroline remains married to Ernst. Divorce/annulment is not something she avoided in the past. Since she's been separated for many years, what is the purpose of remaining married. Is it financial? Does she receive income from him. Or will she receive an inheritance on his death if they are still married? I've read he is very wealthy. I suppose due to real estate or investments. For that matter, where does the revenue supporting her, Stephanie and all of their children come from? I know Charlotte has income from her affiliation with {Gucci?} and Tatiana comes from a very wealth family, but have read nothing about how the other kids support themselves. Do they all receive income from the principality or do any of them actually have jobs?
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I wonder why Caroline remains married to Ernst. Divorce/annulment is not something she avoided in the past. Since she's been separated for many years, what is the purpose of remaining married. Is it financial? Does she receive income from him. Or will she receive an inheritance on his death if they are still married? I've read he is very wealthy. I suppose due to real estate or investments. For that matter, where does the revenue supporting her, Stephanie and all of their children come from? I know Charlotte has income from her affiliation with {Gucci?} and Tatiana comes from a very wealth family, but have read nothing about how the other kids support themselves. Do they all receive income from the principality or do any of them actually have jobs?
Don't know the answer, but another possibility to stay married is the title...isn't she a "Royal Highness" now instead of a "Serene Highness"?
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I wonder why Caroline remains married to Ernst. Divorce/annulment is not something she avoided in the past. Since she's been separated for many years, what is the purpose of remaining married. Is it financial? Does she receive income from him. Or will she receive an inheritance on his death if they are still married? I've read he is very wealthy. I suppose due to real estate or investments. For that matter, where does the revenue supporting her, Stephanie and all of their children come from? I know Charlotte has income from her affiliation with {Gucci?} and Tatiana comes from a very wealth family, but have read nothing about how the other kids support themselves. Do they all receive income from the principality or do any of them actually have jobs?
When Rainier III died, he left all three of his children extremely wealthy. The "poorest" of them is Princess Stephanie who is worth a mere 10-20 million compared to Albert and Caroline who both rumored to be billionaires.

The finances of the Grimaldi is pretty much secret except for one undeniable fact...they are among the wealthiest families in Europe. I assume that the Casiraghis live off of trust funds established for them.

Andrea is of course married to Tatiana, who inherited at least a billion dollars from the estates of her late grandfather and her father.
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I think she was pressured by Rainier to marry Ernst because of the title. It may be the first time the Grimaldis married a direct decendent of a king. In this case 2 kings. She doesn't need the money.
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I remember the Caroline/August affair. No pressure from Rainier was needed. Caroline was head over heels, crazy in love with him from snapshots taken of them canoodling on Caroline's yacht by paparazzi. She had to have him. It was no different than all her other romantic involvements...her heart overruled her judgment.

In the early months of their involvement she was radiant. The fact that he was a mega wealthy Royal Highness and a Hanover was icing on the cake for both herself and Rainier. The fact that he was the man her late mother had always wanted for her probably didn't hurt either.
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I think she was pressured by Rainier to marry Ernst because of the title. It may be the first time the Grimaldis married a direct decendent of a king. In this case 2 kings. She doesn't need the money.
Pcs Caroline has never acted pressured, especially by her father who adored her, and of course not at the aga of 41. If there could have been a pressure in her life it could have been by Pcs Grace when Caroline was a teen or a young lady. Certainly not at the age she wed Pcs EA. She simly wanted to marry him and she did it.
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She was also pregnant, which was a deciding factor, no doubt.
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I think she was pressured by Rainier to marry Ernst because of the title. It may be the first time the Grimaldis married a direct decendent of a king. In this case 2 kings. She doesn't need the money.
Princess Florestine of Monaco married Wilhelm, 1st Duke of Urach, who was a direct descendant of Frederick William I of Prussia and his wife Princess Sophie Dorothea of Great Britain, daughter of George I.

The Grimaldis themselves are descended from Frederick II of Denmark through their descent from Johan William Friso, Prince of Orange. Caroline's marriage was not the first time the Grimaldis, themselves direct descendants of kings, married other direct descendants of kings.
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