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Old 11-20-2010, 12:18 AM
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Sorry to be repeating myself, but I do not think that Charlene's expressions were due to shyness, and that she wore a nervous smile.
The way she looked down on Caroline and Stephanie when coming out of the church says it all.

Go back and look at the old pics of shy D, and you will see what I mean.
As for her outfit reminding to the 50's, that could have been an idea from their PR, so the comparisons with P.ss Grace will abound.

Sister M, I have nothing against Charlene. Actually I used to defend her when she entered the scene, although I didn't like the pitiful show she and Albert had put up in front of the cameras in Turin, but I thought it was aminly Albert's fault.
She or another one on the throne of Monaco is the same to me. I used to support her and thought she would learn, but yesterday she looked totally disappointing to me. I'm not talking about plastic surgery, IMO anyone can do whatever he/she pleases with her/his own body. I also do not understand all that fuss about her smoking either: anyone is responsible for his/her own actions, and will be liable for his/her consequences, when an adult is concerned, of course.
I simply found her behaviour disappointing. No wonder she's very few friends. She's fortunate to have any if she behaves like that.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:19 AM
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Thanks, Sister Morphine - in that one picture, her skin looks fine, so maybe it is the lighting in other pictures - either way, because of her "swimmer's shoulders" combined with odd lighting, the dress is unflattering

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^true. Good eye.

Charlene's expression could be a misunderstanding, as well, however it says " Now that I brought off successfully this whole marriage thing, I can finally show you guys your place". Haha, this will be interesting to watch!
You just get this feeling that she's not yet earned the respect of Pss Caroline and Stephanie (despite the phony smiles), and probably didn't appreciate having to walk behind them, or defer to them....it may appear that she's feeling superior or look over confident, now that she's engaged to Prince Albert, but she's going to have to earn the love and respect of her inlaws and the people of Monaco, rather than act like she "owns" them....
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:11 AM
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She doesn´t need to show her breasts to be vulgar, it is enough to insinuate. On the contrary, I would like not to read so many condescending comments, but this is a forum and everyone is entitled to whatever opinion, even those statement like "I am happy for the couple", that I saw repeated a thousand times, around the board. It is pretty sad that people are happy for people they don´t know. Buty as I said, each one his own.

As for the dress, I cannot imagine a less apropriate one for a gala at the opera, it would have been good in a mediocre actress looking for media attention at a premiere. She doesn´t know at all how to dress for this type of events. And don´t blame the PR again please! So what? does it mean I have something against her? If I have to say it again, no!! The fact that she has a terrible taste doesn´t make her my enemy. I don´t care either who marries P A. Anyone in that position will have to face more than difficult circumstances. I am not sure if this woman knows whare she is getting into.
The sad looks on Caroline says a lot. She has always spoken through her body language and dressing style.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:12 AM
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Now Charlene has a very special position. She is more than a royal girlfriend but she is less than a princess consort. She is a princessin waiting. However I think Caroline that person who could adapt this fact
hardly because she has a lot of things to lose. Making friends is very hard
in Monaco. Money, valuable business interests rule every relationships.
Do you wonder why CW has only two real friends? She has her own reasons how to behave like this. She would like to prove everyone that is a valuable person who is very worth to become Princess of Monaco.
I believe her she expierienced a lot of jealousy from eli society of Monaco.
A lot of rich people looked down on her because she is a foreign girl who doesn't have a stable financial backround .She is not a noble woman with education or professional career. I also think CW was fed up with all these behaviour, judgement and disapprovement. Now her time is come she shows with her behaviour, face gestures,fashion style that she is the future princess of Monaco. " Nobody can ignore her.
She will gain love of citizens when she will gave birth to Alberts' first male offspring.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:10 AM
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Guys, i think that we misunderstood Charlene.
Anyway, she looks fabulous!!
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:20 AM
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I guess I can understand how she may be over compensating for a possible inferiority complex... And I'm not at all criticizing Charlene. I just always had an idea in my head about her, concocted through official event photos and those seen of her privately with Albert, and I saw something very different in these shots from yesterday. I though that she was a slightly shy person who loved Albert. I never saw her as a gold digger the way some other have insinuated. But I think that this first balcony appearance was surely to have scared the pants off of her, and she dropped the metaphoric ball as a result...

And I actually quite liked the gala gown. We've seen Caroline and Charlotte (and most definitely Stephanie) in things exponentially more revealing, if that's what everyone is complaining about...
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:47 AM
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I liked very much her balcony outfit, even the hat - it was a reminiscence of Golden Era of Monaco with glamorous Grace for me (and no, I don´t compare Charlene with her deceased mother-in-law and don´t want to do it). Albert´s sisters looked beside her quite inconspicuous - but it is logical, now Charlene´s era is coming. She didn´t look at all arrogant to me, her smiles were happy and shy a bit. She must have been quite nervous, being for the first time at such an important occasion as a royal fiancee, with all views targeted on her. Her evening outfit was beautiful as well, only her shoulders looked too wide in it.
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:56 AM
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I guess I can understand how she may be over compensating for a possible inferiority complex... And I'm not at all criticizing Charlene. I just always had an idea in my head about her, concocted through official event photos and those seen of her privately with Albert, and I saw something very different in these shots from yesterday. I though that she was a slightly shy person who loved Albert. I never saw her as a gold digger the way some other have insinuated. But I think that this first balcony appearance was surely to have scared the pants off of her, and she dropped the metaphoric ball as a result...

And I actually quite liked the gala gown. We've seen Caroline and Charlotte (and most definitely Stephanie) in things exponentially more revealing, if that's what everyone is complaining about...
I do agree: she looked shy and smiled shyly. I have never understood all this antagonism against her. Her appearance during the day was nice, if not a bit overwhelming, and her evening dress was elegant as well. Maybe a bit too flashy, but come on, she has to learn. And who knows... maybe good old Albert likes her to dress that way! In any case, she looked like a dream compared to Stephanie, poor woman. What would a psychologist make of her appearances at official occasions? Dressed and made out so poorly, that it has an air of doing it on purpose.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:55 AM
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Charlene looks every inch the Princess of Monaco on the balcony.
I like the gesture of Albert towards Charlene when they were going to the car in the video and the pictures of the whole family on the balcony, they looked like they are a tight family and were having fun.
Seeing the A&C on the balcony is looking at a new era for Monaco.
And I don't think Caroline or Stephanie mind that they will get less attention. Both of them said in interviews that they aren't keen on all the attention.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:15 AM
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I was also surprised by Charlene's demeanour. I wonder if she's been to "princess school" and as a result she was very self-conscious and her actions are not quite natural yet. Her outfit looked OTT compared to the others (although she looked well), and her wave...lol, compare her stiff hand to Albert's warm wave.

And what's with all the black? Even Charlotte and Alexandra were in black. It's like Charlene didn't read the dress-code. Or was it a deliberate attempt on behalf of the others to let her stand out, for good or bad reasons?
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:31 AM
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I liked very much her balcony outfit, even the hat - it was a reminiscence of Golden Era of Monaco with glamorous Grace for me (and no, I don´t compare Charlene with her deceased mother-in-law and don´t want to do it). Albert´s sisters looked beside her quite inconspicuous - but it is logical, now Charlene´s era is coming. She didn´t look at all arrogant to me, her smiles were happy and shy a bit. She must have been quite nervous, being for the first time at such an important occasion as a royal fiancee, with all views targeted on her. Her evening outfit was beautiful as well, only her shoulders looked too wide in it.
I completely agree with you ! She looked happy and shy and very likeable !
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:34 AM
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:36 AM
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I was also surprised by Charlene's demeanour. I wonder if she's been to "princess school" and as a result she was very self-conscious and her actions are not quite natural yet. Her outfit looked OTT compared to the others (although she looked well), and her wave...lol, compare her stiff hand to Albert's warm wave.

And what's with all the black? Even Charlotte and Alexandra were in black. It's like Charlene didn't read the dress-code. Or was it a deliberate attempt on behalf of the others to let her stand out, for good or bad reasons?
Char and Alexandra use to wear black in the National Day. But not Stpehanie. Maybe Charlene's chosen something "happy" to wear instead of this monotonous black. The same gos for Caro, she wears black most of the time in their special day. Maybe they think that black is much more official than any other color.

The women in black except of Steph (2009):
http://i51.tinypic.com/2h2goix.jpg
Again..(2008):
I loved Stephanie with that outfit!
http://i55.tinypic.com/1zd5bq1.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/2n9eteq.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/ejzrro.jpg
Caro at least made the difference in 2007 with that lovely color on her.
She proved that black is not the only color that exists..Char's going on with black, though.
Steph is the only one who doesn't touch it, i guess
http://i55.tinypic.com/1zgghlf.jpg
http://i51.tinypic.com/15e7513.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/2s1kr9g.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/2z4zqrm.jpg
Let.s come to today!
http://i52.tinypic.com/2lizx1h.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/21qxk3.jpg
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:12 AM
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like mum (same colours for Caroline and Alexandra)

http://i54.tinypic.com/ejzrro.jpg (2008, black and red)
http://i56.tinypic.com/2nhhml2.jpg (2010, the blu gloves and the band)

gala concert inside
http://i53.tinypic.com/2cwlmbd.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/2wekkdy.jpg
http://i51.tinypic.com/300v3iw.jpg
http://i51.tinypic.com/fnbvux.jpg

opera gala inside
http://i51.tinypic.com/fnbvux.jpg
http://i51.tinypic.com/300v3iw.jpg
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Old 11-20-2010, 10:43 AM
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I have enjoyed every photo I have seen of Charlene in her participation at the Monegasque National Day as the future princess of Monaco. Simply spectacular! With Princess Caroline as her teacher and perhaps mentor, what could go wrong? It's a pleasure to see how far she has come in her grooming and style, looking now so fit to be the next Princess of Monaco.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:02 AM
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Thanks for the pics..... Princess Caroline is very elegant as usual and really love the Armani dress of Charlene...She really looks fantastic !!!!!
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:34 AM
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Watch the balcony video no. 649 on the family video thread. Her smile was glued on. She was very nervous. I don't think PC was sad. I think it is the opposite. She will now have more freedom to pursue the things she wants to do.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:24 PM
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I can't fault CW for the dress which was a good choice, especially for a Cathedral. The hat, as I already said, was out of context, in other words, in a group of ladies without hats there should not be a single woman who wears a hat. It is not done.

The evening dress was ghastly. She managed to undone everything she gained earlier on. Is there no one in the Palace who can tutor this lady ??
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:35 PM
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Some people here need to sit down so fast.....

The Armani dress itself is gorgeous. But Charlene was an Olympic swimmer and therefore has developed strong and big shoulders. She should wear atleast spagetti strings or looser strapless dresses in order to have the fit right for her body.

And did I just see a comment on how Monaco used to be full of glam. Please, I hope you're kidding because one of the few brands who represents glam, it's Armani.
Here is the runway version: http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/9366/armani16.jpg

I honestly don't get the hate for Charlene? How she's supposedly arrogant but looks nervous at most. It's the same story with Kate. Both their future husbands had mothers too famous. Not as if that's wrong, but the shadow is huge.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:41 PM
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I can't fault CW for the dress which was a good choice, especially for a Cathedral. The hat, as I already said, was out of context, in other words, in a group of ladies without hats there should not be a single woman who wears a hat. It is not done.

The evening dress was ghastly. She managed to undone everything she gained earlier on. Is there no one in the Palace who can tutor this lady ??
Maybe the other two should have worn a hat? What nonsense. Caroline has almost always worn a hat on this occasion and Stephanie not. What do we know? Maybe Albert chose Charlene's outfits.
The evening dress may not be to everybody's liking, but still is miles and miles and miles above what Stephanie usually wears for an evening gown.
There you have a terrible looking woman, what a mess, but that seems to be OK with everyone, or everyone is used to that.
Charlene looked lovely, also in her evening dress.
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