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Old 11-20-2012, 12:59 PM
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:15 PM
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The engagement has been official for quite some time now.
However, Tatiana is pretty heavily pregnant right now so I'd image she would just want to skip the celebrations that last several hours.
I would say it is more likely she didn't attend is because they aren't married and she is pregnant.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:20 PM
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Please explain the reason for the different sizes in the St Charles sash that Princess Charlene wears vs that which Princess Caroline is wearing.....

Have looked it up and see there are various levels to this award. Would think thats why...
Princess Charlene got Grand Cross (highest order). But nowhere can I see what Princess Caroline has... See on her website she also has Grand Cross. Cant explain the different sashes though, even their medals (on the lower left side) look different
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:32 PM
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^Someone on a previous post said that Charlene was wearing a wider version usually used by men.

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:04 PM
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Perhaps the wider sash designates her position as Princess Consort?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:53 PM
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^Grace had the "feminine version".

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:13 PM
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Does anyone know why PAlbert does not wear a sash and Orders at the gala? Looks kind of strange when the ladies wear their Orders, but the Sovereign does not?
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:46 PM
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Does anyone know why PAlbert does not wear a sash and Orders at the gala? Looks kind of strange when the ladies wear their Orders, but the Sovereign does not?
I think he gave his to his wife LOL! But honestly I agree that he should be wearing the order as well and whilst being thrilled when pc got the order it has been spoilt a bit for me to see her wearing that odd oversized insignia.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:25 PM
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Ahhh, I love all the pics.

Everybody looks lovely, the only downside is no Princess Alexandra. :( Adults only I guess this year.

At first I did not recognize Princess Charlene because I honestly thought it was an old photo of Princess Diana; she looks so much like her imho, lovely memories. And it's great to see the sisters close again, not to mention looking legal; methinks they were discussing Caroline's first grandchild in that one pic. :) But my favorite this time was Charlotte, looking like she stepped out of the 1940's glamour era, particularly WWII, in fact she reminded me of this pic the instant I first saw her: Image Detail for - ... Kennedy Sr. was the United States Ambassador to England. Here, three


****ps: i've noticed Charlotte's hair has been getting lighter, which i love, this ginger shade being my favorite! but never ever go blonde, which imho looks absolutely ridiculous & slutty on women whom are not natural blondes nor nordic looking. leave that to real blondes like Princess Grace, Princess Diana, Princess Charlene, et al. jmho.****

Finally, the boys, they all look dashing and handsome, particularly Pierre per usual. That said, his big brother really looks like a father now, so so HAPPY for him and Tatiana and the entire family, especially Caroline!

Here's hoping next year Tatiana (& baby) show up; it'll take the pressure off her future sister-in-law Charlotte, and be a welcome addition to the family.

Oops, one more thing, I'm hoping beyond hope that this time next year Princess Charlene is either pregnant or has a little one to present to the crowd. When she does it will take the pressure off the entire Casiraghi clan, especially Andrea. :)
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:33 PM
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C4A, Albert wore his orders in medals . There is also the french order 'legion d'honneur', this evening there was on monaco channel a short report when Albert gave the orders of Saint Charles to Charlene.

Caroline received the order ' in french 'commandeur du mérite culturel' from Albert on november 2005. I think it was this order she wore yesterday evening.
the order of Saint Charles has different grades, more the order is high more is the sash wider. Charlene has the highest grade just after Albert who is the 'grand maitre' of this order.
the palace did not make a mistake but here there are so many people who are not pleased thet they say,stupid things
Charlene was splendid yesterday evening
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:00 PM
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Caroline received the order ' in french 'commandeur du mérite culturel' from Albert on november 2005. I think it was this order she wore yesterday evening.
the order of Saint Charles has different grades, more the order is high more is the sash wider. Charlene has the highest grade just after Albert who is the 'grand maitre' of this order.
the palace did not make a mistake but here there are so many people who are not pleased thet they say,stupid things
Charlene was splendid yesterday evening
Caroline was in the st Charles order. She was wearing the female version which like all orders is a slimer version of the male one. Grace, princess Antoinette and rainer's mother were all pictured wearing the version Caroline wore which is the only female version there is that's why I don't understand what Charlene was wearing.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:45 PM
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Caroline was in the st Charles order. She was wearing the female version which like all orders is a slimer version of the male one. Grace, princess Antoinette and rainer's mother were all pictured wearing the version Caroline wore which is the only female version there is that's why I don't understand what Charlene was wearing.
I agree. It's not a matter of being "higher" in position. There's a female and a male version of the sash. Charlene seemed to have been wearing the male one.
Maybe it was a mistake, it happens. No need to say that "people that are not pleased by Charlene say stupid things"...that's not respecting everybody's opinion.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:43 PM
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Consider this that instead of wearing the sash Albert gave her to keep as originally boxed she wore his.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:51 PM
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Caroline received the order ' in french 'commandeur du mérite culturel' from Albert on november 2005. I think it was this order she wore yesterday evening.
the order of Saint Charles has different grades, more the order is high more is the sash wider. Charlene has the highest grade just after Albert who is the 'grand maitre' of this order.
the palace did not make a mistake but here there are so many people who are not pleased thet they say,stupid things
Charlene was splendid yesterday evening
If you knew how childish and silly you sound when bashing everyone for not liking or only commenting on your precious Charlene. Get the facts straight before making a fool of yourself. I can´t understand why moderators do not delete your constant aggressions.

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:19 AM
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Consider this that instead of wearing the sash Albert gave her to keep as originally boxed she wore his.
I think there are perhaps 2 options
1) the box she was given with the Order contained the male sash in error but it was not noticed until the 11th hour
2) Albert has abolished the female version of the sash and now both male and females will wear the same sash rather like the Garter.

Either way it is hardly an error on the part of Charlene.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:41 AM
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I think there are perhaps 2 options
1) the box she was given with the Order contained the male sash in error but it was not noticed until the 11th hour
2) Albert has abolished the female version of the sash and now both male and females will wear the same sash rather like the Garter.

Either way it is hardly an error on the part of Charlene.
I didn't say it was an error on Charlene's part. I personally don't see what the problem is about the sash size in the first place the reason I stated my opinion as a possible explanation. I also haven't noticed Albert wearing the sash since Rainier passed away because he wears what the reigning Prince does. http://www.palais.mc/monaco/root/ban...bs/T6-2891.jpg
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:37 AM
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Thanks for that info, Lady Mac, didn't know that the reigning prince doesn't wear the sash. All of this is very new to me, but fascinating, nonetheless. Learning something new everyday...
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Call me Hawkeye but if you look at the box containing the st Charles order he gave to the female president of Lithuania one can see the sash is again the thin female version as it is folded neatly behind the medal. I noticed that in comparison the sash in PC's box is very large and bulky looking so clearly the female version hasn't been abolished. As far as what the reigning prince should wear it's true that Rainer stopped wearing the sash (which BTW he still wore as reigning prince for many years) and replaced it with wearing the collar of the order. Albert wears this on NH during the day but never wears it day or night at any other official events at home or abroad so ends up wearing no order at all.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:48 AM
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Perhaps Albert lent her his old St.Charles' sash? but seriously,why give her the wrong sash? It's the highest condecoration of the country and they did'nt bother to check if she got the right one? nobody from the protocol or family noticed she was wearing the male version? Weird.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:43 AM
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They all look so miserable. Its more like a funeral or memorial service. Even the clothes are dark and a tad sad. ISn't this supposed to be a happy occasion?
What Princess Charlene is wearing to the Cathedral is something we would normally see on Kate in England[but this hat and English style suits Kate and not Charlene] and Princess Charlene looks like the undertaker's wife .I like her in more vibrant or light colours.
I agree that this family does appear miserable in the photos. Or that could be overly serious..
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