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Old 03-20-2011, 03:03 AM
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Also, the pictures imply that the Casiraghi trio graced the event but after Andrea's speech, left and did not partake in the festivities. So it was a rather appropriate course of events.
That would seem appropriate and probably not in violation of mourning since the Casiraghis are her great nieces and nephews. It's my understanding (from reading various ettiquette books) that the level of mourning depends on the relationship to the deceased - ie the farther away the lower the level of or shorter the period of mourning.
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:00 AM
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Monaco Rose Ball 2011 - Pictures - Zimbio

Great pictures of the decor!
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:59 AM
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I am glad the show went on, Antoinette would have wanted it that way and it is for a good cause, however, I am sure there was something of a cloud haning over the event this year. You just cannot have fun when something so terrible has just happened. I am very impressed with the Casiraghis, and Andrea in particular, stepping up to the plate to help the dynasty. They looked very glamorous, very respectful and very, well, just mature and grown-up. I think they really came through in this event. And, after all, God knows they all have plenty of black on hand...

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Old 03-20-2011, 06:24 AM
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Is it just me or is Charlotte looking a little bit buff? Her deltoids are pretty prominent and her arms appear very toned, not just lean. The dress accentuates it even further.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:58 AM
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From the pictures, I would say the Casiraghis acquitted themselves of their duty with the right dosage of glamour and solemnity. They were perfect. Choosing them as the emissaries of the Grimaldi family was brilliant. Having them leave before the festivities was a class act. It is what, in diplomatic terms, would have been called a win-win situation. Knowing what the deceased would have wanted is a tricky one, unless specific statements are made.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:16 AM
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Is it just me or is Charlotte looking a little bit buff? Her deltoids are pretty prominent and her arms appear very toned, not just lean. The dress accentuates it even further.

She seems to be, a gym bunny.

Is there a video from the event?
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:39 AM
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Los príncipes Alberto, Carolina y Estefanía de Mónaco, grandes ausentes de un Baile de la Rosa marcado por el fallecimiento de su tía la princesa Antoinette
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:08 AM
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Hi everybody!
I'm new here. I just saw an article wich says that Charlotte, Andrea and Pierre left the ball as soon as Andrea finished his speech. Here is the link: Monaco.maville.com Monaco - Salle des Etoiles : un Bal de la rose terni par le destin
The article says that Andrea was full of dignity, and talked about his aunt in very touching words.
This very short apperance explains why we don't have many pictures of the Casiraghis! I wonder if Alex, Bea and Tatiana spent the whole night dancing, or if they left too to join their mourning beloved.

(I'm really sorry if my english is bad, but I don't practice it a lot!)
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:02 AM
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^ Thanks for the info LovelyKate. I was wondering if they stayed for the dinner or if they left! It makes sense that they would leave, but I wonder if the guests had as much fun as usual without any members of the family present. Tati, Bea, and Alex did stay for the dinner because I've seen pictures, but I don't know about the dancing.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:09 AM
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Does somebody knows how much the guests paid ??
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:10 AM
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You're welcome! Here is an article from purepeople.com which says exactly the same things as Nice Matin. They ad that the trio just spent half an hour at the ball before leaving.
The only information I learnt in this article: the whole family has assisted to a mass in Antoinette's memory this morning at 8.30.

Here is a link, with some pics of the ball: Bal de la Rose 2011 : Charlotte, Andrea et Pierre Casiraghi dignes et émouvants

Charlotte must be a very sensitive person, she seemed so sad and moved yesterday at night.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:16 AM
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In Hola, it said Charlotte's dress was by Lanvin. I like her brooch and I wonder if it was a brooch that Caroline would have worn instead, but as Caroline's emissary at the ball, Charlotte wore it?
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:24 AM
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I think it was appropriate for the Rose Ball to go on. As previously mentioned, this would be an headache for those who paid to attend the event, who came from out of town, those who were scheduled to work and perform, a bad situation all the way around.

With that in mind, it is a sad time with Princess Antoinette passing. For all we know (like Queen Mary who insisted that the crowning of Elizabeth II go on if she died before the event), Princess Antoinette could have said the same exact thing. We will never know.

It was extremely respectful for Albert, Caroline, Stephanie (and Charlene) not to attend the event, and brillant thinking that the Trio arrived, opened the event, said a few words and left. That is the way to do it. It would have been shocking and inappropriate if they stayed around and danced.

A perfect way to deal with the death of the Princess Antoinette IMO.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:59 AM
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^I agree. It was very good done.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:32 PM
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In Hola, it said Charlotte's dress was by Lanvin. I like her brooch and I wonder if it was a brooch that Caroline would have worn instead, but as Caroline's emissary at the ball, Charlotte wore it?
Per another poster on the jewelry thread the brooch used to belong to Princess Grace ....
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:47 PM
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I think the whole situation has been handled very well - the decision that close family members didn't attend, the dignified dress & behaviour of Caroline's siblings & their decision to leave before the dancing got going. Rainier & Grace would have been proud ! Great to see all three being supported by their partners too.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:48 PM
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^ Yes, nice to see that Tatiana was there to support Andrea. I remember that when Tatiana's father died, Andrea didn't come to Rose Ball. This ball must such a sad event for both of them now, even if as far Andrea is concerned, his aunt died at the age of 90, she has had a wonderful life.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:53 PM
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Since the theme was Motown, wouldn't it have been awesome if they had gotten some old Motown stars there like Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross or Smokey Robinson?

Dame Shirley Bassey is wonderful of course, but she is there every single year.

In any case, Caroline's children were magnificent and they handled things flawlessly. ITA agree with Zonk that the ball should have taken place, it was way too late to cancel.

Also, welcome to TRF, LovelyKate!
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:03 PM
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I agree with everything that has been said about the Casiraghi's atitude: they proved themselves worthy of their breed and education. Here's a Google translation of Andrea's speech...


"We're very sensitive to the fact that so many of you are here tonight. Our aunt was very fond of this Rose Ball, and it is likely that all of us to be most involved. Your presence is a tribute to him as you go. While mourning his passing, I recall that it remains for us a warm and loving face, like a rich and eventful life in the service of charity. She would not have liked this ball does not happen tonight because of it. Thank you all for your generosity."
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