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Old 04-20-2007, 04:10 AM
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A nice clipping from May 1990 with Stefano

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Caroline and Philippe their 1st wedding anniversary (GENTE)
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Here are a few cute pictures of Caroline and hubby number one.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...etcaroline.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...ldinghands.jpg
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Am I the only one who likes Philippe Junot and thinks they actually made a nice couple?
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Am I the only one who likes Philippe Junot and thinks they actually made a nice couple?
I'affraid yes
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:45 AM
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Oh I thought I was the only one, fandesacs!
I know Caroline and Philippe had hard times together,since they eventually split, but all the pictures of the two of them showed a nice and much in love couple.
Caro seemed to be so in love with him.
I think they were really cute together.
What a pity they did nont last. :(
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yes, i think you are the only one vera....
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At the time of their engagement, the French press was generally very positive about him, praising his qualities of energy, kindness, sense of humor, loyalty to his friends, whereas the American press was very suspicious of what they immediately called a "playboy". A French magazine cover, I think Vogue Hommes but I am not sure, had the title "Youth and Maturity", by which they meant that Philippe was the "young at heart" one, (to play down the difference in age between Caroline and him), maturity being represented by Caroline, who, in spite of the partying of those years, had a good head on her shoulders. In retrospect, that title was ironic since Caroline had the marriage annuled on the basis of her immaturity at that time. Personally, I liked Philippe because Caroline looked very beautiful with him (don't ask me for the logic of that reasoning...), and certainly at the beginning, they looked very happy together, jogging together in the early morning, attending tennis matches and parties, etc, and Caroline didn't have the responsibilities of representing Monaco the way it developed after Princess Grace's death. I was more attracted to his personality (although I would never have married a guy who didn't seem to have a job and whose source of income was an unknown (which really bugged Prince Rainier), than to Stefano, whom I found wimpy (just my perception of course) and too dominated by Caroline. And I like Ernst (except now, he seems to do nothing to regulate his health problems, which I find unkind to Caroline) kind of for the same reasons I liked Philippe: a free spirit, non-conformist, but (unlike Philippe) very loyal to his wife, in terms of social ceremonies, etc. Sorry, this is a long message, going over 3 husbands (to put Philippe in perspective) takes a long time...
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Well, I have to disagree on Stefano. I watched him interviewed by the Italian TV when Andrea was still one year old, and he didn't appear to be wimpish, and dominated by his wife at all. That's what the foreign press always wrote about him, and since the interview was conducted in Italian, and I boast of knowing my language very well, since I was born (dialects were banned in my household), I don't think I got things wrong.

He was a man who didn't like the spotlight, but unlike EA or Andrea he'd never beated anyone. Perhaps his politeness and reservedness were mistaken for weakness. Again, in that interview he appeared as having a backbone. You do not need to shout and to rule with a rod of iron to make yourself obeyed by your subordinates or those who are closer to you. If I'm not mistaken, the years Caroline spent with Stefano were the quietest of her life. He seemed to have "tamed" her impulsive nature.
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Tosca, thank you for your comments. It's good to know our facts are not always accurate or our perceptions are distorted. It's also true that Stefano seemed to have "tamed" Caroline's impulsive nature. I guess it's because I liked those years of Caroline between 14 and 21, and am nostalgic about them. After Philippe, the teenager or young woman really became a woman (I am sure maternity helped too). But the tender, vulnerable years are unforgettable and she happened to have lived the last of them with Philippe.
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I think she was definitely interesting to look at in her teenaged years.
Caro has calmed down a lot, but hey, she is a mature woman now!

Anyway, I again think that Junot and Caro made a very nice couple.
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Here's a hola clipping of Caroline and Stefano taking part in a skiing competition in 1985 - they surely had a lot of fun with that

Caroline and Stefano in 1985
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Iceflower, I love your pics. Please, post some of Stephanie.
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Caro and Philippe Junot, in 1979 evening at the Monaco Opera.
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Caroline and Philippe at Party in Maxim’s Paris.
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I have to agree with Tosca, Stefano probably had a backbone - only it may not have been obvious. You don't need a crown to be king - ie to posess the qualities of one (a good one)

Either way, everytime I see pics of Caroline and Stefano I always see her smiling from cheek to cheek and you can't help but feel that she was genuinely happy with him. I'm sure many people would agree that he was the love of her life. Lucky she was able to find it in her lifetime - even if it didn't last forever.
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Oh I thought I was the only one, fandesacs!
I know Caroline and Philippe had hard times together,since they eventually split, but all the pictures of the two of them showed a nice and much in love couple.
Caro seemed to be so in love with him.
I think they were really cute together.
What a pity they did nont last. :(
Caroline at this time looked happy with him, but I think she suddenly "woke up". I stron be;ieve that Philippe was very very attracted by Caroline, but they had a very different perception of life at this moment, and the clash was unavoidable.
Once, Carolne said in an interview that "Philippe stepped into this marriage like if he was going just to a another party". This said all I think...
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Well, I have to disagree on Stefano. I watched him interviewed by the Italian TV when Andrea was still one year old, and he didn't appear to be wimpish, and dominated by his wife at all. That's what the foreign press always wrote about him, and since the interview was conducted in Italian, and I boast of knowing my language very well, since I was born (dialects were banned in my household), I don't think I got things wrong.

He was a man who didn't like the spotlight, but unlike EA or Andrea he'd never beated anyone. Perhaps his politeness and reservedness were mistaken for weakness. Again, in that interview he appeared as having a backbone. You do not need to shout and to rule with a rod of iron to make yourself obeyed by your subordinates or those who are closer to you. If I'm not mistaken, the years Caroline spent with Stefano were the quietest of her life. He seemed to have "tamed" her impulsive nature.
Thanks for your impressions Tosca, they are precious bevause you are Italian and you carry the first "feedback" Stefano was giving to people. It confirms the feeling we all have about Stefano. I never saw Caroline so happy, so serene and so "accomplished" than these years.
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Thanks for your impressions Tosca, they are precious bevause you are Italian and you carry the first "feedback" Stefano was giving to people. It confirms the feeling we all have about Stefano. I never saw Caroline so happy, so serene and so "accomplished" than these years.
You're welcome Cri! That's was my point of view of course, and the impression I got from that interview and his interacting with little Andrea, made me think he was a good, polite but influential man. No need to shout to get things done It's a shame her wife and kids lost him.
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Iceflower, I love your pics. Please, post some of Stephanie.
I'll look for more, FILIPA

Here's a clipping of Caroline and Stefano in 1985, interesting beachwear Caroline had..

Caroline and Stefano on their boat in 1985
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Thanks for posting those clippings Ice!
Stefano's ex girlfriend, journalist Marina Perzy once said he was the one who used to do the housework, when they lived together.
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