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Old 12-11-2008, 05:39 AM
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Wuow..if you really think she speaks fast then you really need to listen to me for once ...

.. or Caroline's sister, who I've never heard talking as fast as this .


(she starts speaking at 1.00 min )
.... and so I thank you, Michael ...
Old 12-12-2008, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Nirvana View Post
No problem :)

Here's another video, she starts speaking at 7:09:

Her voice sounds higher here.
thanks,nirvana! now i like her voice. it is really hard to find videos which caroline speaks.
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as you know princess caroline doesn't love giving interview but j remember in 1987 an interesting interview to mino damato an italian reporter for rai tv , j am not able to find the video !
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This is only indirectly about Princess Caroline, but I hope the moderators will bear with me as I make my point.
Many of you are probably aware of the disappointing interview Caroline Kennedy gave the New York Times in her effort to convince New Yorkers that she would be a good candidate to fill Hillary Clinton's soon to be vacant seat, especially her inability to express herself in a clear, mature, educated fashion. Much has been made of her endless repetition of "you know".

Peggy Noonan, who writes a column in the Wall Street Journal had this to say in the Jan 3-4 edition :
" If you're going to run as the princess of a dynasty, you have to act and be like a princess---something different, rarefied, heightened. Her problem in part has been that she spent a quarter-century trying to blend in and not call attention to herself. She made herself convincingly average-- not distinguished. She has her parents' dignity but not their dash. She radiates a certain clueless class.
Hillary Clinton understood that New York demands glamour. (...)"

As I read that paragraph, I couldn't help but think of how well-groomed Princess Caroline would have been if she could have run for public office. She has all of the qualities Peggy Noonan finds lacking in Caroline Kennedy: she is different, rarefied, heightened, distinguished and adds dash to dignity (dignity being the only quality Noonan acknowledges in Caroline Kennedy). Whereas Caroline Kennedy apparently never felt the need to have a coach train her for an important interview, Princess Caroline does a superior job whether in a prepared speech or a spontaneous interview. As I have pointed out in this thread, the breadth and appropriateness of her vocabulary is always impressive, she is articulate and precise, she comes across as a thoughtful and extremely well-educated woman with a wide knowledge of history which she can draw from at will, she has the added advantage of being perfectly bilingual in French and English, her command of Italian and German must also be excellent and she studied Spanish in school. She makes her position in life clear to all around her, to the point of being deemed arrogant at times, she is different, having integrated American and Mediterranean qualities, she is certainly rarefied, and as she matured she has known how to call attention to herself when it served the principality's interests. Her dignity is of course beyond words, and although in the last few months or years she seems to have lost some of her dash, she could easily summon it back as it is an integral part of her personality.
So my vote goes to Princess Caroline for New York senator. Alternatively, I suggest Caroline Kennedy takes some coaching from her if she wishes to be chosen as the rightful choice as heiress to a dynasty.
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i think princess caroline is an excellent speaker and a brilliant woman;it's a pity that she doesn't
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In a translated interview with Louis Pawels of Le Figaro, one of the most prestigious French newspapers, found in a Royalty Today dated July 1988, I read this quote : "When I was little, my mother used to leaf through the Gotha to find a husband for me. But I felt this was a constraint. And then, this was not a priority in our family -- my family did not marry someone titled. And when I met this seducer, my mother said to me, as a challenge:"Leave him, or marry this man who is not made for you !" So I married him, naively, or out of a spirit of contradiction. As for him, I think he wanted a solemn wedding so as to have one more celebration. I think it was as simple and as stupid as that."

Princess Caroline sometimes has the unfortunate habit of presenting herself as a victim. In one paragraph, she manages to portray herself as the victim of her mother, of "the seducer", and in the rest of the interview, of the Church's wretched way of dragging her feet in granting her the annulment she seeks.

I felt the whole tone unbecoming in the mouth of the 31 year-old woman who has it all (at the time, she was at the peak of her happy life, with three beautiful children and a husband she adored), and who is photographed smiling, laughing, and radiant. There is one passage that alludes to the sense of duty her mother has instilled into her, but you can sense the general tone of disapproval in how her mother raised her, and the long list of enlightened authors Princess Grace had apparently failed to read for her edification as a mother, such as Bruno Bettelheim and Melanie Klein.

This, in my opinion, is Princess Caroline at her worst : arrogant, complacent, making her mother look like a social climber when her father, in his benevolence, condescended to marry her (who is "our family" that so conveniently has just excluded Princess Grace with her Philistine ways? Does she mean "Daddy's family" ?), brazenly confident that her ways are so much wiser. I have read many interviews given by Princess Grace, and granted, her mother was still alive when she spoke in those interviews, but I have never read anything as superciliously derogatory toward her parents as Princess Caroline dares to do. If she has a problem with her upbringing by her mother, I feel it should be between her and her psychiatrist, not something she expects millions of readers to read. Princess Grace always talked about how difficult raising children was, especially in an environment that did not respect authority as the environment she had been raised in, even if she too, had fled it and found her own way. But her tone toward her parents was never bitter, always respectful and even grateful. Granted also, she never "married the wrong man", although she was no wallflower, as her daughter well knew as an adolescent.

Fortunately, there are also other interviews where that side of hers does not appear, and even this interview reveals the exquisite education she was lucky to receive, as in "I have decided to do what I must for Monaco -- charity works, cultural activities, everything that can help the positive image, etc." It is true that she has never faltered in the "high idea of duty, which she transmitted to me". If only she had been able to see how unkind, even long after adolescence, she could sound toward her mother...
Old 10-06-2009, 05:57 AM
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Princess Caroline: Charities and Patronages

Princess Caroline in her role as President of "Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo". She re-established the official company of the Principality in 1985, in accordance with the wishes of her mother, H.S.H. Princess Grace of Monaco.

Website of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo (English version):
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

From the website:
"By recreating, in 1985, the Ballets of Monte-Carlo, H.R.H. the Princess of Hannover enabled the Principality to provide itself with one of the most prestigious companies in the world. Far from being a myth or an image of legend, the Ballets of Monte-Carlo are a reality, a community of men and women of today, ready to share their efforts, their experiences, their talents and their emotions..... Our association was formed to help these young artists, to show them at their full value.....For a few years now, the association has been supporting dancers in their transition into a new professional career.

There is also an "Association of the Friends of the Ballets de Monte-Carlo", led by Elisabeth Bréaud.


Latest news:
Ballets Russes - cent ans, cent spectacles - 100 years of the "Ballets Russes: Ballets russes : cent ans, cent spectacles !

In 1909, Diaghilev brought a ballet company to France, then to Monaco. He died in 1929, and the company dissolved. A new company evolved in 1932, but was disbanded in the early 1950s, refounded in 1954, and vanished after the 1962-63 season.
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Last week Caroline attended at a performance of MONTECARLO BALLETS at SALLE GARNIER, MONACO. You can see a short video in Centre de Presse.
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At the Grimaldi Forum from December 9th, 2009 until January 4th, 2010, the fifth edition of the Monaco Dance Forum in celebration of the Centenary of the "Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev".
25 choreographers, 250 dancers and artists

This year there were three stamp issues relating to the Ballet centenary: (high resolution)

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Tonight Caroline will give an interview to TF1 , let's hope to see the video!
Old 10-24-2009, 06:30 AM
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I've been looking on the TF1 website, but I can't find the interview.
Old 10-24-2009, 02:15 PM
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Tonight Caroline will give an interview to TF1 , let's hope to see the video!

Where did you read that? What's the topic?
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The topic is the book she has written together with Dominique
Simonnet, it was published this week, on October 22nd ( see
her current events thread). It was said that Caroline would give
an interview about it on French TF1, but maybe the date was
mixed up with the date of the publication. Me personally I can't
remember having read about an exact date for the interview..
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Princess Caroline and her charity "Jeune J'écoute".

"Jeune J'écoute" was founded in 1981 by a group of people wanting to help young persons under 26 years of age who are in difficulty. Princess Caroline became the Honorary President of the charity.

What started as a phoneline for young people, became a charity which employs educators and psychologists, and it supports about 100 people per year.

The office of the charity is at Quai Albert Ier in Monaco.


1) March 24th, 2009 - Caroline receives the keys to a new minibus for her charity "Jeunes J'écoute"

2) Nice-Matin, September 14th, 2009 - article with picture of the Association Jeunes j'écoute which looks after children and young people every afternoon.
A full-time staff of four (3 educators, one psychologist) facilitates painting, reading, billiards, snacks in the cafeteria.
The charity is 80% funded by the Monegasque Government.

Monaco : un lieu de dialogue pour épauler les moins de 26 ans - Dossier "Associations" - dossier - l'information en direct avec Nice-Matin -
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