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Old 11-21-2019, 02:24 PM
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She did nothing at all for her Country (Monaco) since September pic-nic! She didn’t go to Japan while his husband and their children were for the Enthronement of the Emperor. It look a very strange behaviour.
The "country" is just 2 square km, same size as Central Park in New York. Then you are soon out-princessed. There is just one hospital to lay the first stone. There is just one police barracks to cut a ribbon for open. There is just one secondary school to bring a visit. The Prince can - effortlessly- do everything in his own person. Food for thought: the mayor of next-door Nice has 10 times more inhabitants than S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco.

Princess Charlène is always there on the most important days (Fête Nationale, Sainte-Devote, Grand-Prix de Monaco, some fundraisers) and then you are practically "ready" in that little urbanisation for for the happy few.
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:25 PM
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Charlene was almost present at all the events of the national day, the last year, she was present to the giving gifts to the desavantaged seniors at the Red Cross quarters
and to the event of the orders Saint Charles andGrimaldi and also to the diner for the diplomatic corps

This year, she was present to the

Giving gifts to the red Cross at the RC quarters

Giving of the sport medals

Giving of the Saint Charles and Grimaldi Orders

Giving of the medal for blood donors of the Red Cross of Monaco

Giving of the medals of the Red Cross

Agrafe for exceptionary services to the persons who ahd courage acts

She was present to the gala for the diplomatic corps

She was very present
Well, present in body anyway.
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:56 PM
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It seems that the Prince and Princess of Monaco attended a dinner for the diplomatic corps on the eve of National Day.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:16 AM
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The Palace shares a Group picture from the National Day

https://scontent.fath3-4.fna.fbcdn.n...ba&oe=5E44C1D8

Also on the occasion of the "National Day" and the 90th anniversary of the birth of Princess Grace, a tribute was paid to the American soldiers welcomed in Monaco in 1919, at the end of the First World War. This solemn ceremony was held in the presence of Prince Albert , and Princess Caroline, the Prince's Carabinieri Orchestra and the US Air Force Honor Guard.

https://cdn.static01.nicematin.com/m...11/2934246.jpg
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:50 AM
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Charlene's hair and makeup at the dinner for the diplomatic corps was divine.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:57 AM
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The "country" is just 2 square km, same size as Central Park in New York. Then you are soon out-princessed. There is just one hospital to lay the first stone. There is just one police barracks to cut a ribbon for open. There is just one secondary school to bring a visit. The Prince can - effortlessly- do everything in his own person. Food for thought: the mayor of next-door Nice has 10 times more inhabitants than S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco.

Princess Charlène is always there on the most important days (Fête Nationale, Sainte-Devote, Grand-Prix de Monaco, some fundraisers) and then you are practically "ready" in that little urbanisation for for the happy few.
The “Country” was the same as when Princess Grace was the Princess consort. It is undeniable that Princess Grace did much much more than charlene has done since her wedding.
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:25 AM
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Quite. In fact, the country is bigger in size.

Also, the argument that there are too many Princesses for duties is weak - all three ladies have their own spheres of interest that don't need to involve stepping on each others' toes.

But I think Albert is accepting of how things are arranged. I think it works for them. It's the utter lack of interest from Charlene when she does something that gets on my wick.
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The “Country” was the same as when Princess Grace was the Princess consort. It is undeniable that Princess Grace did much much more than charlene has done since her wedding.
By the way, the group picture is lovely - nice to see them all together like this.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:59 AM
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It is a pity that Charlotte and her family could not attend. I think she never missed the national day, or maybe just once.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:12 AM
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The “Country” was the same as when Princess Grace was the Princess consort. It is undeniable that Princess Grace did much much more than charlene has done since her wedding.

Princess Grace did not that much more (..)
Just practically:

HSH The Princess baptizes a new ship. Eh... Monaco has no Navy and no wharfs.

HSH The Princess opens a new Palais de Justice. Eh... the tiny area only needs one courthouse and it was already opened in 1924.

HSH The Princess opens a new secondary school in Monte-Carlo. Eh... there are two lycées in excellent housing. Further public education opportunities for monegasques may be found outside the principality.

HSH The Princess visits a hospital. Eh... There is only one hospital in Monte-Carlo and to bring an official visit every year is a bit overdone.

Okay, let us find an useful role for HSH The Princess in the organization of the Maison princier. Eh... The Prince has hired graduated and experienced French-speaking professionals to organize his House.

Oooooookay..... what useful role is there left for HSH The Princess, apart from being her husband's shadow on his foreign trips? Found it: being a devoted and hands-on mother for the princely children.

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Old 11-23-2019, 09:30 AM
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you can be condescending all you like ( emoticon not really covering up anything), but P.Albert of the same country finds enough to do, often doing 2 or 3 engagements in one day.
Obviously some of these are specifically for the head of state, but there are plenty P.Charlene could take over if he and/or she wanted to.

(normally would have put the flowers emoticon here too, but that'd feel like sarcasm)

Anyway, I'm glad she joined in on several National Day events, and I hope she's feeling well
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Old 11-23-2019, 10:20 AM
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Princess Grace did not that much more. (..)
Just practically:

HSH The Princess baptizes a new ship. Eh... Monaco has no Navy and no wharfs.

HSH The Princess opens a new Palais de Justice. Eh... the tiny area only needs one courthouse and it was already opened in 1924.

HSH The Princess opens a new secondary school in Monte-Carlo. Eh... there are two lycées in excellent housing. Further public education opportunities for monegasques may be found outside the principality.

HSH The Princess visits a hospital. Eh... There is only one hospital in Monte-Carlo and to bring an official visit every year is a bit overdone.

Okay, let us find an useful role for HSH The Princess in the organization of the Maison princier. Eh... The Prince has hired graduated and experienced French-speaking professionals to organize his House.

Oooooookay..... what useful role is there left for HSH The Princess, apart from being her husband's shadow on his foreign trips? Found it: being a devoted and hands-on mother for the princely children.

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Old 11-23-2019, 10:45 AM
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I don't really follow the princely family, but I guess she could do more internationally as many European royals (Princess Mary, Queen Máxima, Queen Mathilde, Queen Silvia) now do.


Charlene is from South Africa. She could get involved for example with charities that focus on African projects and would be more than happy to get a boost from the Grimaldi's star power .
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Old 11-23-2019, 11:06 AM
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For the Prince hiring the best and the brightest: what would you do in his place? Leaving a family fortune in the hands of an actress or an athlete, or hiring experts whom did one of the Grandes Écoles like the ENA in Paris or followed by something like the INSEAD in Fontainebleau?

The Prince himself probably will have no idea and relies completely on his trusted and competent advisors.
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As for Charlene i think she and Albert are happy together, and happy with the set up they have. I still find it weird - and i dont understand her attitude when she does make an appearance.

Anyway, this thread is going wildly off-topic...
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:43 PM
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Charlene is indefensible. Nothing to add.
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Old 11-23-2019, 03:59 PM
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Here's a very nice gallery of Stephanie and Camille presenting presents to the elderly:



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Old 11-23-2019, 04:03 PM
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I don't k know what is worst. A non appearing Charlene, or an appearing one,, but looking bored and non smiling. Charlene is 41, and before marrying Prince Albert, 8 years ago, she spent many years in Monaco, observing the life she would have once married. She was an adult woman and if this public life was inconvenient to her, then she should just reject the offer...
Grace Kelly was only 27, used to live like a free star, she entered into a role and a continent fully unknown.. She tried hardly, and during these 26 years, she showed a professional and hard working face. She did her job with consciousness and smile and nobody while seing her would réalise the sorrows she might have.
Being princess of Monaco is maybe the easiest from all the other royal families duty.
No protocol, small country, loving citizens, no social issues, nice weather. What is the issue on wearing a nice dress and accompany her husband and smile?
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:13 PM
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Charlene's fan club is not small and she is appreciated in Monaco.
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Old 11-23-2019, 04:31 PM
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Monegasque people loves the Grimaldi, they see and keep silent, but I don't think they are happy.
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A number of off-topic posts and comments about Princess Grace, especially speculative ones, have been removed. Please get back to the topic of this thread: Monaco's National Day. Princess Charlene's role and efforts can be discussed at this extra thread. Thank you for your understanding!
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