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Title: Charlene Wittstock: The Sad Princess?
Post by: Dahlia on November 29, 2010, 09:36:39 pm
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http://www.hola.com/imagenes/biografias/charlene-wittstock/88978-charlene1.jpg

http://www.jetstreaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/prince-albert-and-charlene.jpg

http://www.linternaute.com/femmes/people/amour/fiancailles-prince-albert-ii-de-monaco-et-charlene-wittstock/image/an-a-attendre-618140.jpg


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: caribbean_lady on November 29, 2010, 10:05:56 pm
She wants to be the next Grace Kelly, just like Kate wants to be the next Diana  :Kate:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: serene grace on March 06, 2011, 08:51:39 pm
Future HSH Princess of Monaco gives interview while visiting South Africa

http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?Id=4284&ShowId=1

I think she came off quite well, she seems very nice. 


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Grace on March 26, 2011, 08:08:12 pm
I think Charlene looks prettier with all the changes. :flower:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 26, 2011, 09:16:44 pm
Even if she is trying on some styles that Grace had, she is carrying it off.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on March 26, 2011, 11:22:46 pm
I must agree she looks much more attractive. But no matter what she does, she's NEVER going to be Grace Kelly.  :noway:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on March 26, 2011, 11:34:14 pm
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: for posting! :worship: I was dying to see Charlene speak. She sounds like a genuinely nice, down-to-earth person. I am really looking forward to her nuptials to Prince Albert.  She is going to make a fine Princess. I think Princess Grace and Prince Rainier would approve. No wonder Princess Stephanie said the world about her. This wedding I'm going to watch from beginning to end (it's going to be sooooo chic). Unfortunately, her wedding coverage is being overshadowed by the one in the UK but I hope it gets more coverage after April 29th.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Grace on March 26, 2011, 11:41:15 pm
Yes, I agree :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Nighthawk on March 30, 2011, 07:17:49 pm
When I read we bearly knew anything about Charlene Wittstock, it dawned on me that maybe some of us would like to do our reseach on finding out more about her  :flower:


http://www.yourmonaco.com/royal/charlene_wittstock

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Charlene was a member of the South African Women's 4x100m medley team swimming, which came fifth in the 2000 Sydney Olympics held between September 13 and October 1. She also swims the 200 m breaststroke and 50 m, 100 m and 200 m backstroke. In fact she has held a number of swimming records in South Africa during her professional career. Some of these include:

o 50 m backstroke in 29:18 and 28 respectively in the long and short courses in 2002

o 100 m backstroke in 1:00:16 minutes, short course at the 2001-2002 World Cup

o 200 m backstroke in 2:08:72, short course in 2002

In April 2007 Charlene took back her title as South Africa's 50 m backstroke champion with a time of 30:16 seconds at the Telkom SA National Aquatic Championship meet.



from hello mag:  Charlene Wittstock
 (http://www.hellomagazine.com/profiles/charlene-wittstock/)

Picutres: Charlene Wittstock Worlds hottest Royal fiancee  (http://news.xin.msn.com/en/silverlight-gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=4607535)


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Dahlia on March 30, 2011, 07:48:36 pm
 :thankyou:



Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on March 30, 2011, 08:07:36 pm
 :thumbsup: I've always liked Charlene and now even more after I saw her interview (link on another thread). That's a down-to-earth, classy lady! They met once and they met again five years later and their romance blossomed. It's not as if she knew where the Prince was and chased after him. That was pure destiny. I wish all happiness to her and Prince Albert.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 01, 2011, 08:06:56 pm
She looks like she's going to end up being one of the princesses out there with the best reputation.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on April 01, 2011, 09:52:01 pm
Do you really think so?  :-


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 01, 2011, 10:18:38 pm
I really do. No previous marriages, no nude photos that are known, and she has had no kids out of wedlock and in her field of work, highly accomplished.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: serene grace on April 02, 2011, 06:49:55 am
:thumbsup: I've always liked Charlene and now even more after I saw her interview (link on another thread). That's a down-to-earth, classy lady! They met once and they met again five years later and their romance blossomed. It's not as if she knew where the Prince was and chased after him. That was pure destiny. I wish all happiness to her and Prince Albert.
I like her.

I really do. No previous marriages, no nude photos that are known, and she has had no kids out of wedlock and in her field of work, highly accomplished.
:thumbsup:
Exactly.  I think so too.
 


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Grace and Diana Fan on April 02, 2011, 07:18:44 pm
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Forget Kate Middleton. Charlene Wittstock easily wins our vote for the hottest royal fiancée in the world.
So far, I like Charlene, and would like to hear more about her on mainstream television. The networks are saturated with Kate.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Dahlia on April 02, 2011, 07:38:41 pm
True. Kate is annoying me. But Monaco spent very much money for promoting the wedding. Something failed. And it´s nasty IMO that Will and Kate marry in the same year. As if they don´t know that they will get all the attention and Charles wedding is then a minor one  bignono


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 03, 2011, 06:25:18 am
The problem with the lack of coverage is a lack of international standing that makes it newsworthy; when Grace had married Rainier she was famous already as a major star and then the connection with the US (yes, my US superiority complex is shining through) and it resulted in Monaco gaining a little bit more standing than they would have in the past.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on April 03, 2011, 07:14:08 am
I sincerely hope that the Monaco Royal Wedding gets more attention after the first week of May as the news are going to be saturated with coverage from the UK one.  :sigh:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: serene grace on April 04, 2011, 07:21:57 am
That's true Kuie Fei

and I hope so too Georgiana.

I think it will get some attention from  US networks(CNN,FOX, ABC,NBC)  just a few weeks before the wedding and I think a few will show the entire wedding live from Monaco.

but they won't saturate it like they have with Pr.William and Kate, still some will do features on them.






Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Elise Von Blah on April 04, 2011, 07:39:41 am
I've never really liked Charlene and I don't get why people give her a pass because she was an Olympic caliber swimmer once upon a time. Yes, that's a very large accomplishment but what has she done since? Absolutely nothing except pursue Albert. On top of it she seems quite dumb. She's Kate with blond hair imho. Not that I think Albert deserves more than a social climbing gold digger like this. If he wanted a proper wife and princess for Monaco he should have kept it in his pants and not gone around having illegitimate kids all over the place. 


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: serene grace on April 04, 2011, 08:06:30 am
Kate and that horrid manipulative, social climbing family rubs me the wrong way. They all pursued Pr.WIlliam. I really find that family horrid and they set upon a weak boy, imo. William was still a young emotionally fragile boy(mentally when he met Kate.

I don't mind Charlene because she had a life not connected to pursuing royalty or aristos prior to meeting Albert and she wasn't always on a hunt for a Prince like Kate was, she was involved in Sports, she was busy making it to the Olympics , she was living her life ,not searching for a way to get into Royal circles, like u-know-who.   

 I think what would have worked for Albert is another movie star and that's about it. Monaco is not like other monarchies, it's a Monarchy that was built around Gambling and Casino's, hotels imo, Monaco is a glamorous place with a Royal(Princely) family(a Principality)

Pr.Albert is a grown man who was not talked or tricked or pushed or manipulated into anything. He chose Charlene. I think she is fine for Monaco. She is an Olympian, like several people in the Kelly family, I think Albert liked that.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: June on April 04, 2011, 10:26:29 am
I see Elise's point: I'm not overly impressed with Charlene, at first glance, not that I really follow them. She can look graceful enough (pardon the pun) but IMO she isn't a real beauty, by any stretch.

It's really not fair to compare her to Grace because not many women would fare well ... however, with Charlene, I just sense a lack of charisma with her.  :think: When I look at her, I just see emptiness and a lack of personality. Real charisma and personality just jump out at you, and I don't see that in this girl. Well, no matter, she may well be a very nice, decent, hard-working girl, so that's really what is important.

Quite apart from her astonishing beauty and elegance, Grace was so dynamic, intelligent and charismatic, Charlene is just a bit of a let-down in comparison. I don't think people should try to make her into the new Grace because IMO, it will only lead to disappointment.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Earl Grey on April 04, 2011, 12:21:12 pm
I think almost anyone is a disappointment in comparision with Grace.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: June on April 04, 2011, 12:58:56 pm
Oh, definitely, but a little bit of charisma wouldn't have hurt.  ;)

Just looking back at Grace's last interview, she was still stunning in middle age!  :o A tough act to follow, indeed ...

Perhaps she is shy?  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on April 04, 2011, 07:09:07 pm
I think another movie star, the way they are these days, would have actually damaged Monaco's standing. These days actresses have much worse pasts and they are all the more revealing in these days of internet and tell alls. I wodner how much of Grace's antics would have been exposed? Considering that Charlene wasn't just divorced, or had kids out of wedlock, and doesn't have a history as an addict, I would darn well say he's caught quite the catch.

As for charisma, maybe that would be best for Monaco instead of just charisma. It's good that she has a pretty solid past and no torrid history. Olympians are nothing to sniff at and it's like suggesting that Christy Yamaguchi or some other Olympian is worthless just because they don't run corporations in their downtime. She has no massively scandalous backstory (unlike Albert and the other Grimaldis) and bluntly put, if Felipe or Haakon had married her, she would have surely been a sensation.

She has a clean record, nothing to sniff at and if she's done so many sports training then it's obvious she's been living cleanly.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Ceridwen on April 30, 2011, 11:15:58 am
I must agree she looks much more attractive. But no matter what she does, she's NEVER going to be Grace Kelly.  :noway:

I agree!!   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: June on April 30, 2011, 11:26:25 am
 :thumbsup: She's a very long way from Grace Kelly, but most women are. However, I did think she looked nice at the wedding.

Kate dramatically changed 'her look'. She lost stones in weight, just for starters, and I believe she had a nose job. Kate is not natural in the least.  bignono


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Ceridwen on May 01, 2011, 03:50:07 am
June, it's interesting that you brought up Kate having a nose job.  Serene Grace actually said something similar about a year or so ago and she even had photos to prove it.  I don't have that link, unfortunately but Serene may still have the photo.  But yes, I agree, Kate's nose somehow looked different than it was while @ college.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on May 02, 2011, 06:19:26 am
Charlene is very elegant


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Duchess Georgiana on May 02, 2011, 06:24:03 am
Oh, definitely, but a little bit of charisma wouldn't have hurt.  ;)

Just looking back at Grace's last interview, she was still stunning in middle age!  :o A tough act to follow, indeed ...

Perhaps she is shy?  :dontknow:

I do feel she's a bit shy, yes. But she seems very sweet.

I don't mean to get off-topic but I wonder if they are going to start a family right away. Not my intention to be rude but Prince Albert is already old enough to be a grandfather.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 02, 2011, 06:41:23 am
Chances are she's young and fertile enough to have plenty of kids.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Earth Angel on May 16, 2011, 06:19:09 am
I don't remember which thread Y. was talking about a forum bashing Charlene, but I searched and think I found it. All I have to say is EEK!  :James: Some of the old pictures of Charlene were hideous! Messed up teeth, aparently she had a wandering eye, was previously looking like a man. ... Then there is a pic from this week where she has clearly gotten some sort of taut work done on her face, causing the skin to wrinkle over the temples and elsewhere, like someone sewed underneath her skin wrong! Oh my, she's most definitely not a natural beauty.  :runforhills:

However, I agree she looks better now. Apparently, according to that forum, Charlene's dumber than a rock, but all in all, she looks much better since she's begun her cosmetic surgeries, even with the "fishing line" snags underneath her skin. At least now she has poise. ...

Can we link to other boards in a post?


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on May 16, 2011, 11:34:44 am
I don't know  :legs I'm going to ask TCP and see what she tells me 


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Earth Angel on May 16, 2011, 06:15:46 pm
^^^  :thankyou: Alexandrine.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on May 16, 2011, 09:18:22 pm
No problem  :BFF:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on July 04, 2011, 01:52:37 pm
Even if she didn't thought she was going to marry him, she was living in Monaco. She could have learned french to adapt herself better to her new environment.

But what can you expect from someone who wants to modernize Monaco with Starbucks and Manolo Blahnick?


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on July 04, 2011, 05:14:18 pm
She will.  Grace Kelly didn't speak french (fluently, if at all) when she married, either, but ended up comfortable in the language. 


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Clow on July 05, 2011, 02:38:04 am
Perhaps she was smart and didn't presume that Albert was going to propose to her, so she didn't bother with learning something she wasn't going to use.

LOL!!! Smart?!? LOL!!!

Learning another language is always usefull and always interesting!! Broads ones mind, opens it to new cultures and possibilities. Regardeless of marriages, proposals and the likes...

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Even if she didn't thought she was going to marry him, she was living in Monaco. She could have learned french to adapt herself better to her new environment.

But what can you expect from someone who wants to modernize Monaco with Starbucks and Manolo Blahnick?

Right!!!



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She will.  Grace Kelly didn't speak french (fluently, if at all) when she married, either, but ended up comfortable in the language. 


Hey!! Grace Kelly moved to Monaco for the wedding! Completelly different situation from Charlene, who's been living there for years! YYaaerrss!

~ Quotes fixed kisss   The slash / marks the end of a code :hug:  ~TCP


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on July 05, 2011, 05:26:33 am
I speak French fluently and it's still not good enough for a frenchman, so let her alone.  She'll be fine.  It's not the biggest thing in the world to know how to speak French long and fluently.  I have a friend who owns a winery in France and he said french changes a lot.  Relax, already and we still speak to each other in each language and it's all cool.

It is, however, a big deal, to know how to speak english well.  So, let's see how you do... 


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Clow on July 05, 2011, 02:16:47 pm

LOL!! If it is not a big deal to learn French, she should be completely fluent by now!
French changes a lot? Never heard of this...

Please don't quote the post above yours


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on July 05, 2011, 05:23:22 pm
It's the biggest thing she has to learn, she is not a normal citizen of the principality but the princess consort. She has admitted herself that she doesn't fit in the environment and knowing the language is one of the things that would help her.

Languages for Europeans are very important, and considering that Monaco has its own language I'm sure that they are very proud of it and want to conserve it. If their princess doesn't know it, it's not going to go well for them.

English is important but every country in Europe has two or more official languages and to have a good job you need to know not only one or two but maybe three or even more.

She's been there for +5 years and she hasn't learn much, I can understand that it's a difficult thing but it's extremely important. If she doesn't learn I don't see monaguesques warming to her.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Fernanda Nunes on July 06, 2011, 01:34:08 pm
http://diversao.terra.com.br/gente/noticias/0,,OI5224984-EI13419,00-Princesa+Charlene+muda+grafia+do+nome+apos+casamento+real.html
Translation:
 Princess Charlene spelling of the name change after royal wedding

 The new princess of Monaco Charlene changed, slightly, the original spelling of his name in English, the French, the official language of their new home, now wants to be called Charlene, with the first "e" pronounced open.

  At the wedding, held last Saturday (2), Charlene won the husband, Prince Albert II, a tiara of diamonds representing the waves of the sea, in allusion to the ancient craft, swimmer.

 Pope Benedict XVI sent the bride a third of pearls with gold medallion representing the arms of the Vatican. Charlene also abjured the Protestant faith to embrace Catholicism, the official religion of Monaco.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: leogirl on July 08, 2011, 07:26:00 am
I wondered about that, when I was on Wikipedia the other day I noticed an accent mark that wasn't there before.

I saw photos of the gift Prince Albert gave her.

And that was very nice of the Pope to send something to her for the wedding, too. :)


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: leogirl on July 08, 2011, 07:50:07 am
I think she will learn. Just give her some time. Learning new languages is difficult and takes time.

If she wants to learn a language quickly, she should study French for a little while and then ask everyone to only speak French around her. She will feel lonely at first, but after 3-6 months she will be fluent and very comfortable with the language.

My aunt was a foreign exchange student when she was in high school. One of her best friends took French and was hoping to get placed in France. Well, he ended up in a Spanish-speaking country in South America! He was lonely for a while, a few sad letters, but after a few months he became more comfortable and after 6 months he was completely fluent and happy to be where he was.  :thumbsup:

As for living in Monaco, maybe there are enough English speakers there where she didn't really need to learn in. But as the princess of a country that's official language is French, and Monégasque is also widely spoken, she really should start learning as soon as she's settled in.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Lanvin Pearls on July 09, 2011, 01:22:11 am
KF  -  Agree. Princess Charlene was NOT controlling, sick, and manipulative (like Kugly). She is ladylike and sweet.

Alexandrine  -  Princess Charlene wants to modernize Monaco, true, and I thought THAT (Starbucks and Blahnick Boutique) sounded odd, too, however I really have to believe she was just giving examples of modernization ? Monaco IS dazzling and flashy so maybe she was just thinking along the lines of MORE current shopping choices ?

Clow -  Seems like you do not like Princess Charlene ? Can I ask why exactly ? I think she is perfect for the reigning Princess of Monaco..regal, stately, gorgeous beyond belief, ladylike, statuesque, compassionate, hard-working, accomplished, exquisitely dressed and coiffed, gracious, smart and has a FULL diary on her honeymoon (see below) . And, Yooper is right. French is tricky, changes, and is extremely difficult to learn, fluently. Don't worry, Princess Charlene will learn it, she has been working hard to learn French.

Leogirl  -  Great points.




"Princess Charlene will also have little time to relax on honeymoon, as reportedly a string of charity visits have
kept her diary full."


  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2012470/Monaco-Royal-Wedding-Prince-Albert-Charlene-Wittstock-South-Africa.html#ixzz1RW2QeQrY

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2012470/Monaco-Royal-Wedding-Prince-Albert-Charlene-Wittstock-South-Africa.html



Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 09, 2011, 03:11:56 am
Cheesh, not bad; she's even working on her honeymoon, not taking a second honeymoon while working. Just like Diana actually, who had entertain dignitaries on the royal yacht even during her honeymoon, like it or not. Nice to see she's getting down to work right away.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Lanvin Pearls on July 09, 2011, 03:28:33 pm
KF  -  Yes ! Princess Charlene rocks. She is a doer, not a slacker. Prince Albert got lucky. his choice has impressed me.


 Now produce your heir and be happy !!  :flower:  :loveshower:

KF  - Thank God the LAPD is threatening fotogs to stay away. LOL. No pics of The Grinning Basketcase. Hopefully.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: rogue on July 09, 2011, 03:38:14 pm
I have never been impressed with her  :legs Doesn't speak french , botoxed her face to a pulp,she has shown no substance over the years....each to its own i guess  :cookie: She has been giving a makeover to make her look classy and elegant and has an army to make her look her best .She does deserve an ovation for willing to be in the same space as Albert.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on July 09, 2011, 10:50:25 pm
Perhaps she didn't learn French because she was a realist about her chances of becoming Albert's wife. She didn't assume that anything was going to happen and she didn't presume to prep herself for something that might not have happened. Albert does not have a good track record of commitment and she was samrtt enough not to bother with learning things that she likely would not have used in the future in the first place.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: leogirl on July 10, 2011, 12:50:04 am
^ Good point. Albert is 53 years old, never married but had many girlfriends in the past, some long-term, some short flings. She probably didn't know he would ask to marry her. Maybe she even assumed that, with Caroline acting as first lady, Andrea would be the next Prince of Monaco. And what language does Albert speak at home? There's a good chance he speaks a lot of English, with an American mother and all.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: The Chocolate Princess on July 10, 2011, 02:09:18 pm
Even PW spoke French rather well when he gave a speech in Ottawa.
rather well?? I nearly choked on my coffee when I heard it. lols The British aren't big on languages, but damn he will be their King. :king: William should have done better than that especially since he was able to learn it by heart.


Here is what I've found out:  She is learning French.
Charlene gave an interview to the German tabloid "Bunte" in June 2011  :interview:

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„Ich verstehe viel mehr und spreche auch ein bisschen.“ Zeitungen könne sie schon problemlos lesen. „Und ich lese viel Zeitung, man kann nicht genug informiert sein.“  
http://www.bunte.de/royals/bunte-exklusiv-charlene-wittstock-spricht_aid_9982.html
translation Charlene: "I understand a lot more and speak a little." She can read the newspapers without a problem. "I read a lot of newspapers, you can't be informed enough."

But on her wedding day she said one sentence in English she could have easily learned by heart in French. bignono  Especially since she is living in Monaco for 4 years!

I know French is very hard to learn, but if you are living in a country it is easier. ;) The more people you have around you who are speaking the language the quicker you learn it.
ie. I have spend time in a Spanish guest family and because they didn't speak a word English or German I had to learn Spanish. After a few weeks it was the most normal thing in the world and my Spanish was never better.
The palace should stop speaking English with her and her French would progress much faster. But then they would be accused of mobbing. In the end it's all on her will to learn it. I say it would be totally arrogant of her to not give a damn about their language.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Earl Grey on July 10, 2011, 03:08:39 pm

But on her wedding day she said one sentence in English she could have easily learned by heart in French.

I agree TCP. "Merci, Monaco, pour tous" is all it takes.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: YooperModerator on July 11, 2011, 12:13:27 am
EG: I think you mean 'pour tout'
Pour tous mean for everyone, pour tout means for everything
I know smal difference but...
I'm a perfectionist when it comes to languages and bad translations make me cringe! :KEZZA:
OK, back into the box with you Hermione Granger, enough of your know it all attitude!  lol :legs


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: leogirl on July 11, 2011, 03:43:50 am
They must speak English in Monaco more than we thought.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Fernanda Nunes on July 17, 2011, 10:22:24 pm
She is very sweet, congratulations Monaco  :hi:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Clow on August 02, 2011, 03:27:56 am


Clow -  Seems like you do not like Princess Charlene ? Can I ask why exactly ? I think she is perfect for the reigning Princess of Monaco..regal, stately, gorgeous beyond belief, ladylike, statuesque, compassionate, hard-working, accomplished, exquisitely dressed and coiffed, gracious, smart and has a FULL diary on her honeymoon (see below) . And, Yooper is right. French is tricky, changes, and is extremely difficult to learn, fluently. Don't worry, Princess Charlene will learn it, she has been working hard to learn French.


I neither like or dislike her. I just think that she should be fluent in French after all those years and free time to study the language. French may be tricky and difficult to learn, but if she has been working really hard as you say, she could be fluent by now. I am fluent in French - more than I am in English - and as for French changing, never, ever heard of that. Except of slangs and some minor points. It is a very classical language which Frenchs are very proud of and try to keep at all costs. Are you fluent or have you ever studied French?


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: leogirl on August 02, 2011, 07:39:18 am
Albert most likely speaks English at home, he actually sounds American, probably because his mother was American.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: rogue on October 03, 2011, 04:07:10 pm
http://www.celebitchy.com/183731/princess_charlene_in_paris_im_quite_independent_i_will_do_it_my_way/


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: starlite on October 03, 2011, 04:38:04 pm
yay...good for her!


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: memyselfandroyals on October 04, 2011, 05:42:01 pm
http://www.celebitchy.com/183731/princess_charlene_in_paris_im_quite_independent_i_will_do_it_my_way/ (http://www.celebitchy.com/183731/princess_charlene_in_paris_im_quite_independent_i_will_do_it_my_way/)

She was attending to a fashion event in Paris.

Some of her quotes:

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Would she ever go high street shopping like the Duchess of Cambridge, only recently spotted browsing through Topshop? “I wouldn’t want to compare myself to her.”
   lmao

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“I think that would be expected of me in the near future. But I have just taken a bit of a break. I think, like [anyone], I need time to adjust. I just got married.” And for the first time she laughed. She conceded that learning French is a struggle, but that she’s working at it. “Step by step: it’s coming along but it takes time.”


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“Honestly I don’t want to be too cut-off. But obviously the press haven’t been really good for us in the past. And that started before the wedding and the sources had come from British [newspapers]. And I was like ‘Why?’ So I’m speaking to the enemy now.”


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We’re surprised, we responded, that she doesn’t have a much larger security detachment. A steely glint entered her eye: “I don’t like that. I’m quite independent.”


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Yet how could you ever live a fairly normal life now you are a Grimaldi princess? “I will,” she said with slow and deliberate emphasis, then paused and added: “Do it my way. I think for anyone living in a new country and adapting to a new lifestyle, it’s a different role. I was an Olympic swimmer, I lived in a swimsuit, I lived on tour.”

  You go, Charlene !


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: leogirl on October 04, 2011, 06:37:01 pm
YEAH CHARLENE!  :spooky:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on October 04, 2011, 06:42:08 pm
I'm beginning to like her more and more!  Way to go, Charlene!!



Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 04, 2011, 11:30:28 pm
I like how she owns up to the fact that she is used ot traveling and not being on call;

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We’re surprised, we responded, that she doesn’t have a much larger security detachment. A steely glint entered her eye: “I don’t like that. I’m quite independent.”

This is just what the Grimaldis need, someone with discipline and steel in the bloodline.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on October 05, 2011, 03:13:03 am
Absotively, KF.  If you're going to be at that high of a calibre, then show us what ya got!  And she is.  I'm impressed.

Whoah!  And she has a mind of her own.  HA!  Calling Waity!!!!


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: leogirl on October 05, 2011, 04:53:15 am
I think if given the chance, (give her time to adjust to royal life and him time to adjust to being monogamous), this marriage could be a success for the Grimaldi dynasty. But it will not be easy. Only time will tell. I am hoping for the best for Charlene and Albert.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on October 05, 2011, 05:26:02 am
Exactly, LG, let's give her time.  But, she's already shown signs of having a mind of her own and a MISSION of her own.  I, as an American, find that IMPORTANT.

Rock on, Charlene.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2011, 05:43:48 am
Absotively, KF.  If you're going to be at that high of a calibre, then show us what ya got!  And she is.  I'm impressed.

Whoah!  And she has a mind of her own.  HA!  Calling Waity!!!!

She can afford to since she could have moved on without Albert; he married her after all that time for a reason. Olympic athletes are not doormats and they are not lazy or undisciplined. Waity couldn't.

I think this marriage will be a success, if only because Albert chose a woman, not a plaything dependent on him for anything. It takes discipline to go for that money, lifestyle, and not have her head turned.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on October 05, 2011, 05:50:10 am
I totally agree, KF.  An Olympic athlete (having met many thru my late husband) have a strong sense of 'self' and no one, and I mean NO ONE will interfere.  Kinda like his mother in the movies.  She was SO awesome and no one was gonna say differently.  This is a good, albeit quirky, marriage, but I LIKE it!!!!!

Swimming is the thing.  I've known people who have been swimming with Charlene and I look forward to diving in myself against her in Finland (Helsinki).  (For fun).  She's an amazing woman, much like Grace.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2011, 05:55:14 am
Women like that are often like Patton tanks, at least they are when it comes to their chosen career, like many icons. Charlene hasn't put a foot wrong and she has used her brain, not her credit card. That is why Albert married her, not for her looks, but her strength. She isn't demure or helpless or a ditz or golddigging.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on October 05, 2011, 05:58:36 am
AbsoNOTley, KF (new CA word).

Albert married her for all the right reasons.  She's intelligent, independent, committed to the 'cause' and gorgeous.  The dude hit a home run.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Dahlia on October 05, 2011, 01:32:57 pm
If she would be independent she would not have lived from Alberts money all the years.
Intelligent? She can´t speak French, although she lived in a French speaking country all this years and it´s disrespectful towards the Monégasques that she begins just now slowly. Like "oh, maybe in some years" Eh....
How can the first lady of a country say she needs more time? Girl, you had your time! Not better then Kate Middleton IMO.

But of course it´s just my opinion.  :legs


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: memyselfandroyals on October 05, 2011, 03:29:03 pm
I like her, i really do. When i see videos of her, i get a good vibe from her. And she is very beautiful  :sigh:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 05, 2011, 07:44:31 pm
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Intelligent? She can´t speak French, although she lived in a French speaking country all this years and it´s disrespectful towards the Monégasques that she begins just now slowly. Like "oh, maybe in some years" Eh....

She didn't bet on Albert marrying her, who would? None of us thought it would happen. Why learn something that she won't use in the future? Before, she didn't owe the Monagasques a thing so there's no point in making preparations for something that probably isn't going to happen.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on October 05, 2011, 07:55:13 pm
She sounds as vacuous as ever


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Dahlia on October 05, 2011, 08:21:12 pm
She didn't bet on Albert marrying her, who would? None of us thought it would happen. Why learn something that she won't use in the future? Before, she didn't owe the Monagasques a thing so there's no point in making preparations for something that probably isn't going to happen.

Wedding or not, she lived 6 six years there and doesn´t have at least the basics in French.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: memyselfandroyals on October 05, 2011, 08:25:41 pm
Maybe she only wants to talk to the press when she speaks very fluently.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on October 05, 2011, 08:33:40 pm
She has already spoken french to the press.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: memyselfandroyals on October 05, 2011, 08:48:01 pm
Oh, sorry  :shy: :shy:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on October 05, 2011, 08:51:47 pm
 :hi: It's the reason we know that she doesn't speak french too well.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: leogirl on October 05, 2011, 09:23:08 pm
Who cares if she doesn't speak French fluently yet?

With all the women Albert's been with, OF COURSE she didn't think she'd end up marrying him. She probably thought he'd stay a bachelor, but was having fun dating him.

Charlene has been studying French for a while now. And just because someone doesn't pick up languages quickly does not mean they are stupid or unintelligent. There are MANY different kinds of intelligence, and not everyone has the gift for languages.

I think some people are just angry and bitter and want the worst for Charlene even though she hasn't done anything. And Albert has made mistakes, and he is/has been a bit promiscuous, but at least he's paying child support; the same cannot be said for A LOT of men with children.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on October 05, 2011, 09:35:35 pm
I may have the facts wrong but I think Albert didn't recognise the two children as his and if he paid money it was more to shut up the mothers than anything else.

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Coste, who is not married and has two older sons, told Paris-Match that Albert initially encouraged her to keep the child, promising to support it, but later changed his mind, concerned that a son born to a woman who was not his wife could complicate his succession to the throne.

After the birth, Coste said, technicians were sent by Albert's lawyers to collect DNA samples from the child to confirm that Albert was the father, and when Alexandre was 2½ months old, he visited the child. She told the magazine that the prince had since agreed to pay her an undisclosed sum every three months to support her son.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/05/world/europe/05iht-monaco.html

The problem some people have with Charlene is the same one some have with Kate that they are glorified trophy wives who are only with their new husbands because of money and power.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Dahlia on October 05, 2011, 10:17:03 pm
Yes, of course those people want the worst for Charlene and are angry and bitter (http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/54/john_stewart_facepalm.gif)

What else  :TCP:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: leogirl on October 06, 2011, 02:49:54 am
^^

What was that for? :-

I wasn't saying anyone in particular. Some people who are angry and bitter want the worst for Charlene. Like those people in Monaco who were feeding stories to the press about Charlene's supposed trying to flee the country (even though her brother said she did visit, so apparently she did leave at some point and they got their facts wrong).

There are people who don't like Charlene for whatever reason, but I was talking about the people who are angry and bitter and don't want anyone to be happy.

Please don't quote the post above yours ~ Alex


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on October 06, 2011, 09:06:44 pm
Maybe because it was not clear who you were referring to? You didn't specify who was bitter and it looked like it was directed to the people who didn't like Charlene in the forum.

The story about her leaving Monaco before the wedding was published in a legit newspaper who knew they were going to be sued so they must have something to back up that. The palace admitted that he had paternity claims, and Charlene's behaviour in the two ceremonies didn't change anyone's mind about the whole thing.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: leogirl on October 06, 2011, 09:55:56 pm
Sorry, but I've said it before and I'll say it again. Unless I specifically quote someone or mention specific usernames, I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT ANYONE IN PARTICULAR. This is not the only forum I visit, and I read through quickly. I don't usually have time to reply to people individually (otherwise I'd mention their username or quote their post).  :thankyou:

BOT- I am just sad at how pessimistic people (IN GENERAL) have become. (See, again, I am NOT mentioning anyone specifically.)


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on October 06, 2011, 10:22:00 pm
Hey Leogirl though you don't mention names people can get offended because they feel that is an indirect jab (not saying that your objective now or ever was that one!). It's easy to misconstrue the meaning of a post in a forum as we don't know the other person and we don't hear the voice.

 :flower:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: YooperModerator on October 06, 2011, 10:22:49 pm
Guess it's easier to believe the bad stuff then the good
I mean look at the thing with zara and mike they looked so in love and cuddly I would have never seen that one coming!
When you think the worst of ppl they can hardly disappoint you ya know.. :hide:
Plus I'm in my grumpy werewolf phase of the moon so  :KEZZA:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on October 06, 2011, 10:26:32 pm
So many fairy tales marriages have gone wrong that it's difficult to believe them now.



Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 08, 2011, 02:10:16 am
I think people have far too many expectations of royal women. I mean, with Albert's baggage he didn't have too many women interested in him and he could only take what he could get. Is Charlene supposed to just cure a disease? Is she supposed to start globetrotting and beg Western nations for more money for South Africa? There is a huge recession and she should enjoy herself and take her time. It's not like Monaco is so prominent on the world stage that they have to go to high level meetings on a regular basis.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on October 09, 2011, 10:43:40 pm
with Albert's baggage he didn't have too many women interested in him and he could only take what he could get

Yes the problem was Albert who is a douchebag playboy, one of the reasons I don't like Charlene: if you marry him to get the princess title you don't have many scruples.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on October 10, 2011, 01:44:29 am
I wouldn't presume to know what Charlene's intentions were but when you get into that stratosphere, things have a way of getting murky, re marriage.  If it's goofy on my level, and it has been in my world and others', it's got to be even more weird on theirs.

The point is, to me, is that she's doing something and that seems to be her role to do so and yet keeping her autonomy.  Honestly, I admire that.



Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Kuei Fei on October 10, 2011, 04:48:13 am
Charlene comes from a background of some professional distinction and people don't become successful if they are not pragmatic about a lot of things that 'normal' people would otherwise shy away from. A lot of these people in that stratosphere are often very clinical about their marriages, who they think is suitable, and who is going to be the best possible parent or the best possible social asset to their lives beyond momentary romantic feeling. She's smart in some ways about her future and she knew that Albert has a lot of baggage, but at the same time, he offers a lot of security and a lot of generosity. He's letting her live her own life and she isn't being a fool or making scandals. She's a knockout and has no baggage of her own, which is a rare thing.

Kate's motives are obvious, but maybe Charlene brings a part of him out in private that we don't see. He has unpleasant habits and unpleasant baggage is there, but he looks like a geenrous husband and grateful that Cahrlene married him.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on October 10, 2011, 05:08:39 am
A generous husband is a good thing, KF, a hostage husband (in my mind, PW), is another.

 


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: golden_heart on November 24, 2011, 02:40:42 pm
She wants to be the next Grace Kelly, just like Kate wants to be the next Diana  :Kate:

Charlene has chances to be the next Grace Kelly in appearence and next Diana in humanity and soul,but Kate never !!!  :bat:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Grace on November 24, 2011, 06:24:48 pm
Agree totally! :thumbsup: kisss


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Catrina on November 24, 2011, 07:31:28 pm
June, it's interesting that you brought up Kate having a nose job.  Serene Grace actually said something similar about a year or so ago and she even had photos to prove it.  I don't have that link, unfortunately but Serene may still have the photo.  But yes, I agree, Kate's nose somehow looked different than it was while @ college.

Kate's nosejob is actually recorded on goodplasticsurgery.com (http://goodplasticsurgery.com), they exposed it after the engagement announcement.

Also, has anyone else noticed old Charlene looks a lot like Camilla?  :June:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: golden_heart on November 27, 2011, 02:43:05 pm
June, it's interesting that you brought up Kate having a nose job.  Serene Grace actually said something similar about a year or so ago and she even had photos to prove it.  I don't have that link, unfortunately but Serene may still have the photo.  But yes, I agree, Kate's nose somehow looked different than it was while @ college.

Kate's nosejob is actually recorded on goodplasticsurgery.com (http://goodplasticsurgery.com), they exposed it after the engagement announcement.

Also, has anyone else noticed old Charlene looks a lot like Camilla?  :June:


How you can say this ? Before she was ugly yes,but now Charlene is very pretty woman with warm heart and not like Camilla.I did not find things to compare between them...! :angry:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Ceridwen on December 05, 2011, 07:02:47 am
I must agree she looks much more attractive. But no matter what she does, she's NEVER going to be Grace Kelly.  :noway:

Completely agree  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Mada on December 11, 2011, 11:00:52 pm

Also, has anyone else noticed old Charlene looks a lot like Camilla?  :June:

Do you mean the old picture of Charlene when she didn't have all the surgery, right ? I thought I was the only one thinking that... :laugh:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: observer on January 10, 2012, 12:59:06 pm
She wants to be the next Grace Kelly, just like Kate wants to be the next Diana  :Kate:

I think nor Kate nor Charlene want ot be somebody else -they just want to be themselves, simply starting by reason of self confidence.
OK! No future queen or real princess can go around like ugly ducklings, but they'll find a way for their own style.
With what or whom the folks compare them shouldn't matter.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on January 10, 2012, 02:55:37 pm
Actually I think they have little self confidence, it can be observed in the loss of weight of Kate and all the surgeries Charlene had done to her face.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: observer on January 11, 2012, 08:29:49 am
It's easy as that: the official French language is way more harsh to grammar and phonetics than any other language. Every child in a French speaking country is taught even to correct somebodies speech if it lacks -as mentioned- grammar a/o phonetics.
Charlene simply fears that speaking in "Frenglish" would raise some eyebrows.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Dahlia on January 11, 2012, 06:00:10 pm
She lives now 10 years in Monaco! I think she is just dumb. As if Albert marries a smart woman  :laugh:
Well Monaco is soon the property of some Russian billionaires, so maybe learning Russian is better  :June:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: observer on January 17, 2012, 03:48:45 pm
.... Some of the old pictures of Charlene were hideous! Messed up teeth, aparently she had a wandering eye, was previously looking like a man. ... ...:

However, I agree she looks better now. Apparently, according to that forum, Charlene's dumber than a rock, but all in all, she looks much better since she's begun her cosmetic surgeries, even with the "fishing line" snags underneath her skin. At least now she has poise. ...

...


All I hope is that the dope (modified testosteron etc.) she had to intake for being a top athlete didn't destroy her feminity! Hopefuly Albert ordered to check that!
But Mr. Casirraghi as next head of Monaco would be not such a bad alternative.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: thtregoddess11 on April 03, 2012, 06:26:38 pm
She will.  Grace Kelly didn't speak french (fluently, if at all) when she married, either, but ended up comfortable in the language. 

My thoughts exactly. It's going to take time for Princess Charlene as well. I read somewhere that when Princess Caroline, Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie were children, and began to speak, they would make fun of Princess Grace if her French wasn't perfect like theirs (which was  commonly occurred apparently).

It was rumored that before the wedding, Princess Charlene took an intensive French course at a language school in Monaco.

I read somewhere that if someones over 12 years old, it's harder for them to grasp a whole new language. Thus why there are all those kid shows in English and various other languages-to teach them from an early age about diversity and language.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on April 03, 2012, 07:09:25 pm
But Grace had not been dating Rainier for five years before the marriage. You cannot compare situations imo. And it's not about the accent she hasn't shown that she has learned much french at all.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Dahlia on April 03, 2012, 07:11:05 pm
If she doesn´t speaks it now or at least can give interviews in French, she won´t speak it in future. She doesn´t strikes me as someone who is keen to learn everything about her new home.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: thtregoddess11 on April 04, 2012, 07:07:27 am
But Grace had not been dating Rainier for five years before the marriage. You cannot compare situations imo. And it's not about the accent she hasn't shown that she has learned much french at all.

Perhaps learning the country's language came secondary to learning how it operates? What if she ever has to act as a regent for her minor child should Albert die? Ever thought of that? Perhps now she's taking her language studies more seriously that the wedding is over and she's performed a few public duties solo. Or perhaps she's just more comfortable speaking English as it's her native tounge, and she really speaks French quite well. We don't know that. It's unfair to make that assumption when we're not around her 24/7.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: thtregoddess11 on April 04, 2012, 08:11:58 am
She wants to be the next Grace Kelly, just like Kate wants to be the next Diana  :Kate:

That about covers it. I've started to wonder why Catherine hasn't gone under the knife or dyed her hair yet...

From my count, Princess Charlene has had 17 surgeries to transform herself to Grace....luckily she was already naturally blonde, lol....


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: observer on April 07, 2012, 04:58:27 pm
Where's the problem?
The main language of the famous Queen Victoria of UK was still German. Nobody blamed her for that.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on May 20, 2012, 06:58:21 am
This is an old article and I couldn't find it already posted, but it's really amazing how accurate it is.  If it's a dupe, mods, I apologize.

http://thegloss.com/culture/reasons-why-charlene-wittstock-is-cooler-than-kate-middleton/gallery-page/10/ (http://thegloss.com/culture/reasons-why-charlene-wittstock-is-cooler-than-kate-middleton/gallery-page/10/)

It's a slideshow so I can't put in text.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: HC on May 20, 2012, 11:50:32 am
Charlene had definitely a much more appropriate look at her wedding than Kate, as Kates dress was a ordinary yet expensive gown.

But I can't help thinking that a woman that marries a man like Albert, can't be a woman of substance.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: serene grace on May 20, 2012, 01:31:24 pm
I think her Olypmic training background is something that took a lot of discipline and she stayed with it for over 15years and Charlene also had a few of her own charities through her sport long before meeting Pr.Albert.  I also think for her first year she has done a much better job than Kate, even if the press ignores it.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: anobserver on May 20, 2012, 02:02:59 pm
I thought Charlene's wedding look was much more inspiring than Kate's. So much so that I modified/copied her hairstyle for my own big day!


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Yooper on May 20, 2012, 02:08:59 pm
^It's funny you should say that because I'm thinking about getting my hair cut the same way as she does (from the recent lunch) for summer.  I haven't taken the lead on copying anyone's 'look' in a very long time. 

And I shared it with a couple of my girlfriends and their first reactions were "Wow, who's she?"  They were just impressed with the whole glam effect and overall presence they saw.  It was immediate.  She's going to be a person to watch, I think.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: anobserver on May 20, 2012, 04:45:35 pm
I love her new haircut, too!

I'm amused that your girlfriends were impressed with her look when people didn't know who she was. I got tons of compliments on my wedding hair (even though I'm a brunette) but when I said 'Princess Charlene' or 'she just married the CP of Monaco' I got completely blank looks. Initially one person thought she was related to Grace Kelly when they saw her photo, but I had to explain that she married Grace's son!

Ironically, not a single person said I should have copied anything about WK's look  :June:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: serene grace on May 20, 2012, 04:53:15 pm
I think most people, except Royal watcher's don't know who Charlene is.  In some ways that's good, she can grow without the extreme world media spotlight on her everyday. My husband asked me was that one of Princess Diana's cousins, Pr.William was talking to?  :sigh: He said she's pretty.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: thtregoddess11 on June 20, 2012, 06:18:54 am
^ I think you're right, SG. Most non-royal watchers wouldn't know there were more royalty than the British royals as they take up 80% of the international media attention.
That irritates me. Especially when a magazine line Hello! or People reports that Catherine walked their dog-who really cares? Normal people do that daily, and other royals do it too-why is someone who hasn't done much of ANYTHING to deserve it getting the media attention?

And reason #10 why Charlene is Cooler: Her title is hers in her own right. She's not Princess William, The Duchess of Cambridge. and with Charlene, her title gives her a name (unlike Catherine's) instead of being The Princess of Monaco (like the Duchess is The Duchess of Cambridge), she is Princess Charlene of Monaco.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Alexandrine on May 17, 2013, 03:23:29 pm
http://www.laineygossip.com/Princess-Charlene-and-rugby-player-Byron-Kelleher-cheating-rumours/26911

Though the article says that spanish press is not reliable the newspaper that published this is considered pro monarchist and very serious. It is not a tabloid at all.

On the other hand the spanish press dislikes Albert a lot since he questioned the security in Madrid in case we celebrated the Olympics.

But it appears in vogue italia

http://www.vogue.it/en/vogue-starscelebsmodels/star-news/2013/05/charlene-wittstock-cheats-on-alberto-di-monaco-flirt-with-rugby-player

where it was announced that Andrea and Tatiana would marry  :June:

Will Albert sue?  :bored:


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock - the transformation
Post by: Snokitty on May 17, 2013, 03:55:30 pm
I would need more to even consider this being true. I think the press is trying to set up the scenario when Charlene gets pregnant of whether or not it belongs to Albert. I think this is terrible journalism.
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But overseas gossips have been reporting that while she was there, she was also hooking up with her friend Byron Kelleher, a professional rugby player. Kelleher works with Serenity on her sports foundation. He was at the weeping wedding back in July 2011.

I image the foundation is the reason they were together. It is not as if someone caught them kissing or holding hands etc.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock: The Sad Princess?
Post by: Alexandrine on March 16, 2015, 07:51:51 pm
they say she is living alone in the south of france, the excuse is that the palace is being renovated but the other side says that in any case she is alone with the kids without Albert


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock: The Sad Princess?
Post by: Kuei Fei on March 16, 2015, 10:02:47 pm
I think Caroline has been causing a lot of trouble behind the scenes. Recently Caroline has been relegated back to walking behind Charlene and Albert and I do think Caroline is upset at how her kids are no longer THE center of Monaco anymore. Imagine having to deal with Caroline and her ambitions all the time.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock: The Sad Princess?
Post by: Alexandrine on March 16, 2015, 10:15:58 pm
Then Charlene was not made to be the next princess of Monaco. Monaco is hard with or without Caroline. Not even Grace could really make it there and Charlene doesn't even have Grace's connections or the international public love.

She knew what was going on (though I doubt that Charlene's main problem is Caroline) as she dated him for five years before marrying him. Not pity from me.


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock: The Sad Princess?
Post by: CarryingOn on March 17, 2015, 10:23:45 am
^ Ditto


Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock: The Sad Princess?
Post by: beline on March 17, 2015, 01:01:24 pm
Then Charlene was not made to be the next princess of Monaco. Monaco is hard with or without Caroline. Not even Grace could really make it there and Charlene doesn't even have Grace's connections or the international public love.

She knew what was going on (though I doubt that Charlene's main problem is Caroline) as she dated him for five years before marrying him. Not pity from me.

 :goodpost:

Both Charlene and Caroline knew about the situation in Monaco when Albert decided to get married. Caroline knew it meant children and heirs for her brother and Charlene knew what was awaiting her.



Title: Re: Charlene Wittstock: The Sad Princess?
Post by: Liquorice on April 19, 2015, 11:02:17 am
they say she is living alone in the south of france, the excuse is that the palace is being renovated but the other side says that in any case she is alone with the kids without Albert

Prince Albert publicly declared in newspapers he was fed up with these rumours.
I notice the difference of media treatment between the Cambridges and the Grimaldis. While France and Monaco are rather protected from tabloids, the Grimaldis must endure all kinds of gossips in newspapers - whether they are true or not. Whereas in case of Kate and William... well  we know what's happening.