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iowabelle 09-17-2005 05:35 PM

He was an older, very handsome and "dangerous" man who paid attention to her. And it caused her parents a great deal of worry. It can be an attractive combination to the right kind of girl.

ysbel 09-17-2005 05:46 PM

For an older man he was quite good looking and very charming. The bad ones often are. :p

CasiraghiTrio 09-17-2005 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by ysbel
For an older man he was quite good looking and very charming. The bad ones often are. :p

OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!
:D

Jackswife 09-17-2005 08:52 PM

I agree: Phillipe was the classic "charming rogue" guaranteed to sweep an impressionable young girl (as Caroline was at the time) off her feet. He was the antithesis of everything her parents, particularly Grace, wanted for their daughter and I'm sure Caroline was naive enough to think they would live happily ever after. I'm sure she really loved him and was devastated by their break-up. :(

Harry's polo shirt 09-18-2005 12:13 AM

What does he look like? I've never seen him...

older, handsome, dangerous, what more could she want at her age. Most girls usually have a moment in their lives that they are attracted to men complete opposite of themselves.

Tosca 09-18-2005 02:59 AM

I'd not call him a hansome man, let's say he's charming instead. Surely more elegant than EA is. At least Junot could never have dreamed to urinate in public.:)

CasiraghiTrio 09-18-2005 04:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Jackswife
I agree: Phillipe was the classic "charming rogue" guaranteed to sweep an impressionable young girl (as Caroline was at the time) off her feet. He was the antithesis of everything her parents, particularly Grace, wanted for their daughter and I'm sure Caroline was naive enough to think they would live happily ever after. I'm sure she really loved him and was devastated by their break-up. :(

I agree completely with everything here, except the last line. It's more probable she
believed herself to be in love with him. She was infatuated, sure, no doubts there. Her head was turned, her ego was flattered, she was sexually attracted to him. But love? Real love like the kind she has for Ernst? No, no. But few people end up with their first. Some do, yes, but they are in the minority, I think. Most people, I think, including Caroline, have/had to grow a lot before "the real thing" is possible.

hsieh 09-18-2005 09:34 AM

blame
 
somebody wrote on the forums that they read in a magazine article that caro said all her mistakes were made because of her mother. is that article on the internet and if so where? does she blame her mom for getting married to phillipe junot?

altagrace 09-18-2005 09:46 AM

WHat I heard is that Caroline wanted to live with Philippe i.e. "live in sin" or was already doing that in Paris. Her parents, her mother in particular, were devout catholics and would have none of it. So the options were get married or leave him. Even though her parents did not think Phillipe was an ideal partner they preferred the marriage option.

Remember this was 1978, and the "living together" thing was practically unheard of among royalty- at least certain royal families. NOw it probably would not seem a big problem....

CasiraghiTrio 09-19-2005 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by hsieh
somebody wrote on the forums that they read in a magazine article that caro said all her mistakes were made because of her mother. is that article on the internet and if so where? does she blame her mom for getting married to phillipe junot?

I think maybe you misunderstood slightly. It's not at all that Caroline blames Grace for marrying Junot. What people usually mean when they say that Caro married him "because of Grace," what they mean usually is that Caroline rebelled, that her marriage to Junot was part of her rebellion from a very strict upbringing. Her mother was very protective and a very overbearing figure in the lives of her children, because Grace loved her children and she wanted them to be happy and productive, what most loving mothers tend to want. Caroline was a young woman at the time and she wanted to be independent. Her head was turned by Junot, why not? He was a charming older man, he gave her attention, he flattered her budding sense of being a sexy woman. Do you see what I mean? So it's not about blame. It's just human nature.

Tosca 06-28-2006 12:42 PM

Philippe Junot and his daughter Victoria at the Chopard party in Barcelona (Spain) from olycom

https://img126.imagevenue.com/loc4/th_98655_000009w.jpg
https://img144.imagevenue.com/loc56/th_98661_000010w.jpg

Kastalia 06-28-2006 01:42 PM

Interesting find Tosca.I didn't know he even had a daughter!Who is her mother??

Carlos 06-28-2006 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Kastalia
Interesting find Tosca.I didn't know he even had a daughter!Who is her mother??

Mrs Junot? :rolleyes:

Grace 06-28-2006 02:30 PM

Philippe married a danish(swedish?) model adn had three kids with her; I think they are now divorced. She was called Nina.

Kastalia 06-28-2006 02:39 PM

Thanks Grace

julianneneville 06-28-2006 08:16 PM

In any event, I would say that Philippe has aged quite gracefully. I thought he was still married, but I could certainly be wrong.

christinacg 06-28-2006 08:52 PM

Does anyone have any more background into this marriage and the ages of his children? Victoria appears to be about Charlotte's age doesnt she?

Tosca 06-29-2006 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Grace
Philippe married a danish(swedish?) model adn had three kids with her; I think they are now divorced. She was called Nina.

She's Danish and her full name is Nina Larsen, if I'm correct
Philippe and Nina have two other children: a boy and a girl.

orsinger 07-04-2006 07:47 PM

Junot
 
Any more recent pictures of him or the family??

monaco70s 07-04-2006 10:03 PM

Nina, Junot's ex wife attended that event with their daughter Victoria.


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