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Old 05-05-2007, 07:51 PM
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This is a picture of Princess Grace going to an open market. I think it contrasts nicely with the one of Caroline doing the same thing. Caroline was so mediterrranean, gesturing, laughing, really interacting, Grace is well, so Grace...[/i]
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5/louise_030/scan0055gracemarket.jpg
This picture appears on the Howell Conant book on Grace.

There is nothing contrived in Grace's regal bearing, isn't there? Only a woman of this star magnitude can appear this immaculate in such a setting, buying beets in aquamarine and a Kelly bag!
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:16 PM
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Having fun at the amusement park :

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...eteforaine.jpg
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http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...foraine1-1.jpg

I am sorry for the atrocious quality of the first two...
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:11 PM
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Thanks for sharing, iloveroyals! Your clippings are real treasures!

I love especially the last clipping! Is that Grace LaVine with P. Caroline? Little Stephanie is so cute..her facial expression when smiles stayed the same

I wonder if on that first posted link (clipping) is little Stephanie to whom P. Grace gives a swimming price (bottom of clipping)? Love Grace's gesture..
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Old 05-06-2007, 05:49 PM
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Ianna, you are right on both accounts: I read the text about Stephanie, and she is getting an award from Princess Grace, and it is Grace Levine with Caroline. Happy memories of simpler times...
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Old 05-06-2007, 06:20 PM
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Ianna, you are right on both accounts: I read the text about Stephanie, and she is getting an award from Princess Grace, and it is Grace Levine with Caroline. Happy memories of simpler times...
Thanks for quick response! As I said, real treasures among your clippings
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:12 AM
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This picture appears on the Howell Conant book on Grace.

There is nothing contrived in Grace's regal bearing, isn't there? Only a woman of this star magnitude can appear this immaculate in such a setting, buying beets in aquamarine and a Kelly bag!
You are right. ANY other woman would appear ridiculous going to the vegetable's market, dressed like this. Byt GRACE, any thinkg she was doing, she was perfect.
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:15 AM
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Thanks for quick response! As I said, real treasures among your clippings
Thanks, Ianna, it's nice to put them to good use. They have moved with me from continent to continent and Pacific Coast to Atlantic coast and I have always treated them like family pictures, would never jettison them. I could actually post a lot more, but I never know if they have been posted before and can't go over every thread every time to check. I know that some members get frustrated when they expect to see something new and they've seen it before. But so many members have great treasures too that I was not ever aware of. What a delight !
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:56 AM
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Yes, they can prepare their own meals...just like us :

American style:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...ricanstyle.jpg From Howell Conant album

or Italian style:

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...alianstyle.jpg
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:10 PM
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[quote=iloveroyals]Yes, they can prepare their own meals...just like us :

Yes, but without getting their clothes stained...
Thanks, iloveroyals for sharing such wonderful pix! Please post more from the '70s!
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:30 PM
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Taking the bac (baccalaureat), just like the rest of us... She passed with high honors. Everytime I had to study for an exam, I'd put this photo on my desk to inspire me, my fetish photo for studying... and it worked !

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Old 05-13-2007, 12:38 PM
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Thanks for that BAC pic, iloveroyals!


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This is a picture of Princess Grace going to an open market. I think it contrasts nicely with the one of Caroline doing the same thing. Caroline was so mediterrranean, gesturing, laughing, really interacting..
Few more of market shopping ..Caroline and Charlotte looking for perfect belt in St. Remy

This one or ?

It's bought


Charlotte getting some money..

How much do you need, Pomme?
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Old 05-14-2007, 01:24 PM
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Ianna, great find, I had actually never seen the princess with her wallet open. I guess I thought anything she bought she'd say "send the bill to the palace", this is really cute, and so realistic, daughter asking mom for money...
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:39 PM
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Breakfast at home...just like us (long before Starbucks, obviously...)

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...mbreakfast.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...akphilcaro.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...103teatime.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...tenfamille.jpg

Getting a treat for little Stephanie..like any mom,

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Interesting topic title. Except that they don't have to worry about where the next slice comes from nor have to worry about getting caught stealing milk from a grocer to feed one's baby when one is down on ones luck. Or, won't have to worry about where to lays one head when one is homeless. I hate to throw in that wrench to some positive aspect of the royals being like us. But, when they are at a market, they have a lot more money to spend and not have to worry about counting marks or francs or lires or silver. They can spend as much as they have and if they need more, there is the body guard not too far away who is keeping that homeless person from getting too close to the royal personage. We are only kidding ourselves if we really think they are so much like us. Because in realty, they aren't and neither are their children.

I say this not to cause any problem, but it does bother me somewhat when we begin to think of them as ordinary people when they really aren't. We shouldn't kid ourselves that way or there will come a time when we will actually believe it and those same people will continue to pull the wool over our eyes and get away with something very serious.
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:45 PM
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I say this not to cause any problem, but it does bother me somewhat when we begin to think of them as ordinary people when they really aren't. We shouldn't kid ourselves that way or there will come a time when we will actually believe it and those same people will continue to pull the wool over our eyes and get away with something very serious.
huh?

Chill, it's just a thread, an interesting one for that matter.
Besides they ARE a little bit like us, they're humans, aren't they?
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:36 PM
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I like your insights Kimetha. Interest in royalty doesn't have to be displayed in teenie fangirl sycophancy does it?

I mean these people are like us in their humanity, but then there IS a difference born of totally different lifestyles, and expectations, as well as from educational opportunities and exposure.

Maybe I'm one of the few people on the board who is over 40, but I just don't get the satisfaction from toadying terror of actually looking at these people, not only through eyes of admiration for their good qualities, but eyes of reality as well.

Kimetha's post offers food for thought. There is nothing wrong with thinking a little more deeply than "He's cute!" and "I like her dresses." or "What a cuuuute baby!"

Of COURSE it's a cute baby, it's well fed, has state of the art healthcare, and is beautifully dressed! Many aren't so lucky. Why reduce ourselves to shallowness? It takes nothing from the cute baby if we acknowledge the truth of its good fortune.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:11 PM
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Carrying, wheeling their luggage...just like us, (maybe a little fancier than most of us)

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...gageoncart.jpg
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http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...racietrain.jpg
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...sofluggage.jpg


And relaxing at an outdoor cafe...just like us (she looks relaxed, although it
must be a strain to be photographed doing something so ordinary).

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l5...feavecamis.jpg
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I like your insights Kimetha. Interest in royalty doesn't have to be displayed in teenie fangirl sycophancy does it?

I mean these people are like us in their humanity, but then there IS a difference born of totally different lifestyles, and expectations, as well as from educational opportunities and exposure.
Thanks for your support. I was glad to see someone saw the post and understood from it. But, there is a lot of "Barbie" doll mentality on the board. And, that's okay because it does keep people busy and wishing and dreaming for the Prince in Shiny Armour coming for them on a white horse. Didn't we all...then we grew up and could discern fantasy from reality.

The way I see it, the difference lies not in that they go shopping like us, have babies like us, "pull luggages" like us, but that they have their own weltanschauung or their psychological view of society and the(ir) world. F. Scott Fitzgerald left us a few good lines to think about regarding the rich and everyone else. "The very rich are different from you and me" and "the world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs."

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Ah, those old platform -soled shoes!!! I wonder how I could walk wearing that kind of shoes. I surely can't nowadays.
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Old 05-22-2007, 09:42 AM
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Ah, those old platform -soled shoes!!! I wonder how I could walk wearing that kind of shoes. I surely can't nowadays.
You're right. And it seemed she couldn't live without them at that time, especially around the Beach Club, near the boats...I think that apart from liking that fashion, she liked looking very tall (maybe taller than mom ? )
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