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Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 27, 2015, 09:34:05 pm
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco share a kiss at first public engagement since birth of twins
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco looked happier than ever as they attended their first public engagement since the birth of their twins in December. The new parents enjoyed a night out as they joined in the national celebrations for St Dévote's Day on Monday evening.

The royal couple shared a kiss at the traditional remembrance service for Sainte Dévote – Monaco's patron saint – before greeting locals in the crowd outside the church. Charlene and Albert then helped to set light to a fishing boat, in keeping with a tradition that started with the reign of Prince Louis II in 194
http://us.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2015012723070/princess-charlene-prince-albert-kiss/


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 21, 2015, 03:26:10 am
Charity cocktail for the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/02/charity-cocktail-for-princess-charlene.html


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on February 21, 2015, 10:47:02 am
The true look of a new mother.  Tired and happy  -  maybe she feeds them herself, hence the tired eyes.  But so happy with it, and still the glow of motherhood.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 09, 2015, 03:32:51 am
Monaco's royal couple attends the opening of the new building of the Monaco Palace
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/04/monacos-royal-couple-attends.html


Princess Charlene and Prince Albert watched Easter procession
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/04/princess-charlene-and-prince-albert.html



Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 15, 2015, 06:05:40 pm
Princess with prizes! New mother Charlene is glamorous in navy as she presents tennis ace Novak Djokovic with a gong


She might be a new mother to twins but that didn't prevent a fresh-faced Charlene of Monaco from cutting a glamorous figure as she presented a sports prize this morning.

Resplendent in an edgy navy leather jacket and a matching tailored dress, the 37-year-old was all smiles as she presented tennis ace Novak Djokovic with his Sportsman of the Year prize.

The presentation of the award, which was bestowed on Djokovic by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, came during the Laureus World Sports Awards.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3040305/Princess-prizes-New-mother-Charlene-glamorous-navy-presents-tennis-ace-Novak-Djokovic-gong-Shanghai.html



Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Liquorice on April 19, 2015, 10:48:43 am
It is the first time I see her smiling like this and it is lovely. I think she felt very much at ease with a fellow sport champion.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on April 19, 2015, 02:16:51 pm
Charlene is a lovely person.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: AnaBolena on May 12, 2015, 01:03:17 am
Gorgeous babes and 100% the parents children.  Look how they both love those babies!   :hug:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=227&v=r316Z0xopE8


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Countess of Holland on May 12, 2015, 10:32:06 am
Indeed, their marriage may be a strange one, but there is no doubt that both Albert and Charlene are doting and poud parents.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 26, 2015, 09:44:11 pm

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert attends the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/05/princess-charlene-and-prince-albert.html

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene hosted a cocktail party
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/05/prince-albert-and-princess-charlene.html


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Tpearl on June 17, 2015, 02:26:47 am
The babies seemed to have cheered her up some.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 07, 2015, 05:24:36 pm
 prince Albert princess Charlene prince Jacques princess Gabriella
http://gojennifer20.tumblr.com/post/123394557343


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 07, 2015, 08:36:45 pm
They look a lovely little family, unlike another family we know.  Albert seems to love holding the babies, and both look very full of love for their two little ones, again not something we see in a certain UK family. Don´t bother juggers, we don´t want posed photos to carbon copy the Monarco royals thank you very much, we have had enough lies, mirrors and smoke screens about them in the media.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: marion on July 08, 2015, 10:29:11 am
^ITA In fact all we want is those that can't be mentioned on this thread for fear of going OT to disappear fast and take the twit juggers with them... well, a girl can dream


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 08, 2015, 04:23:54 pm
And dreams often come true  :flower:


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: marion on July 08, 2015, 05:14:45 pm
Oh yes they can  :flower:


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on July 08, 2015, 05:43:50 pm
I'm looking at the same family as everyone else...? They are a complete mess since the wedding  :-


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on July 09, 2015, 01:41:50 am
^What am I missing?  I think they look relaxed with each other and as much like a normal family together as one can in their situation.  Lovely pictures I think. 


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 09, 2015, 08:54:57 am
^Agree on that one, I think they are a lovely set of photos  -  relaxed, as you say as normal as they can be in their situation, obviously love their babies, and seem far happier between themselves than they have since they got married.  The babies appear to have brought them a lot of happiness and contentment.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on July 09, 2015, 12:45:37 pm
Of course they are going to look nice, its PR to get attention for Albert's anniversary as monarch.

No one believes the marriage and even Albert had to defend the marriage in the interview. She seems to do her life and Albert goes on his own. She still doesnt seem to know french or integrate herself in Monaco society. And she may work even less than Kate.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Countess of Holland on July 09, 2015, 02:51:30 pm
It is hardly surprising that Charlene has less work than Kate. Monaco is a small city-state. No dozens od counties to visit. And the number of charities active in Monaco is a lot smaller than the number of charities in the UK.

I think that if you calculate the activities of Charlene and Kate per capita of the population of Monaco resp. UK, Charlene probably works more.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on July 09, 2015, 03:46:56 pm
^Agree with you there, Charlene hands down for me, every time.  And she is people friendly, does not give a maniacal loony bin grin, not forever furtively looking around for the camera and faking a smile.  I am sure Charlene and Albert have their many faults, not one of us is perfect, but if they were in the place of bill and cath medd I think the UK public would be a lot happier. All we get is dumb and dumber, both bone idle and a total waste of space.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on July 09, 2015, 05:43:04 pm
Of course they are going to look nice, its PR to get attention for Albert's anniversary as monarch.

No one believes the marriage and even Albert had to defend the marriage in the interview. She seems to do her life and Albert goes on his own. She still doesnt seem to know french or integrate herself in Monaco society. And she may work even less than Kate.

I agree.  This is definitely an arranged marriage.  They both, however, are delighted to be parents and this will help them "sell" the family unit.   Charlene will forever be "busy" with the twins, and Albert can go on his way as he always has.  Neither has expectations of the other.  It's a practical relationship.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on July 10, 2015, 07:28:27 am
They are a "strange" couple for me, those cute babies are their treasure.


Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 12, 2015, 04:09:40 am
Prince Albert: Our 7-Month-Old Twins Are 'Almost Swimming' Thanks to Their Olympian Mom

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20937095,00.html


Monaco's Prince Albert: 10 defining moments during decade on throne

http://us.hellomagazine.com/royalty/1201507106129/prince-albert-of-monaco-10-defining-moments-decade-on-throne/

Prince Albert Reflects on 10 Years on the Throne: My Wedding and the Twins Are My Happiest Moments

http://www.people.com/people/package/article/0,,20395222_20936545,00.html


Prince Albert of Monaco celebrates 10 years on the throne - Day 1

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/07/prince-albert-of-monaco-celebrates-10.html

 Princess Charlene speech
http://www.parismatch.com/Royal-Blog/Monaco/Video-pour-les-dix-ans-de-regne-d-Albert-le-premier-discours-en-francais-de-la-princesse-Charlene-en-video-799006




Title: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on July 29, 2015, 04:45:41 pm
67th Monaco Red Cross Ball Gala
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/07/67th-monaco-red-cross-ball-gala-2015.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 01, 2015, 09:06:26 pm
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert attend Traditional 'Pique Nique Monegasque'
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/08/princess-charlene-and-prince-albert.html


Princess Charlene attends a Mass at the Church of St
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/08/princess-charlene-attends-mass-at.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 15, 2015, 01:35:35 am
Princess Charlene's brother (Gareth Wittstock) marries in Monaco
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/09/princess-charlenes-brother-gareth.html

Princess Charlene attends the 2015 Princess Grace Awards Gala
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2015/09/princess-charlene-attends-2015-princess.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on September 15, 2015, 02:42:00 pm
^Whooo-weee, I want her earrings.  Now, please. 


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on November 17, 2015, 06:08:28 pm
Stylish Princess Charlene shows off her new incredibly short pixie cut as she visits the Red Cross HQ in Monaco to hand out parcels to those in need

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3322034/Stylish-Princess-Charlene-shows-new-incredibly-short-pixie-cut-visits-Red-Cross-HQ-Monaco-hand-parcels-need.html#ixzz3rm1PzI1r
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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Akasha 85 on November 18, 2015, 01:58:07 am
Wow I thought it was Ellen degeneres for a sec!   :-
Nice cut, but a bit to 'military' at the sides for my taste :thumbsup:
A bit more fluff around the ear would look less.....strict? :tehe:
It's gonna be hard trying to fit a tiara on that cut (not that she wears many but ya know)


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on November 18, 2015, 09:29:04 am
^^ I don't like it, her hair is too short.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Freya on November 18, 2015, 11:50:09 am
Charlene is a very classy lady and she can rock short hair. I just think that this style is a tad too short. Sometimes a hairdresser will go a bit too far. It will soon grow.   


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on November 19, 2015, 10:59:37 am
Uh I wouldn't say Charlene is classy at all.

Today is their national day. Charlotte looks exactly like young Caroline today. Beatrice looks perfect  <3

http://www.gettyimages.es/search/events/592521519?family=editorial&assettype=image&sort=best&excludenudity=false&phrase=


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 19, 2015, 03:49:59 pm
Do not like the haircut.   Only a very few (young) women can pull this off.

I do like her in this hat, though!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/11/19/13/2E98752300000578-3325260-The_prince_cancelled_the_traditional_fireworks_on_the_eve_of_the-a-22_1447939933625.jpg



Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 19, 2015, 04:09:34 pm
Charlene's sense of style is something I really like but am not a fan of the uber-short 'do'.  It's fun to try something different but I don't care for it all that much.  It's not as flattering as a little more length might be.  She's cool to experiment, though.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Miss Hathaway on November 19, 2015, 04:19:44 pm
Pixie cuts must be the fashion now.  I happened to catch "Nashville" on TV last night and an actress had gone from long lucious locks to this:

http://www.etonline.com/media/video/2015/11/24193224/et_trending_nashville_hair_111215_1280_ren640.jpg

Maybe Charlene did this not only to experiment but also because she is a hands-on mother of active twins and didn't want to mess with her hair.  I hope she'll grow a little length back . . .


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 30, 2015, 04:55:21 pm
Prince Albert II of Monaco and wife Princess Charlene turn out to support World Climate March in Monaco with adorable baby twins

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3338698/Prince-Albert-II-Monaco-wife-Princess-Charlene-turn-support-World-Climate-March-Monaco-adorable-baby-twins.html#ixzz3szjcc4Cy
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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on November 30, 2015, 06:47:21 pm
^^  Agree Yooper. I think also the hair cut is a bit severe as she has lost a lot of weight in her face.  Loved the DM article, and the way she was down on her knees talking to the kids, the kids were so enchanted and loved it.  I can´t help but like her, I think she has done well since she married Albert, really tried hard and is getting on with it.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Little light on November 30, 2015, 10:29:25 pm
Now this may sound dumb, and I'm sure it will come out this way, by even looking at them as newborns, it was obvious that Jacques was a boy. I felt he just had that "look" that is not always evident with newborns.

I have seen many photos of day old babies in hospitals and it is not always clear what sex they are.

But with Jacques, IMO, it was evident he was a boy.

Has anyone else noticed this?


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 10, 2015, 06:50:58 pm
Not sure if I would know instantly if I would see him alone. But especially when you compare him to his sister (and you always see them together for obvious reasons), you immediately see that he is the boy and that has been the case for a long time.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 22, 2015, 08:14:18 pm
King and queen of the festive family photo: Albert, Charlene and their new twins reign supreme in super-glamorous Christmas card (but little Gabriella is too busy eating an apple to notice)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3370627/Princess-Charlene-Prince-Albert-Monaco-release-family-Christmas-card.html#ixzz3v5BDVG90
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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Countess of Holland on December 24, 2015, 12:03:29 pm
There have been many doubts about the marriage between Albert and Charlene, but whatever the truth is about these stories, this couple can actually spend time together to make at least a proper Christmas picture that isn't photoshopped.

Unlike that other couple. The more I see that picture, the more I am convinced that it was photoshopped; that entire posture of Charlotte is just odd.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: My2Pence on December 29, 2015, 05:05:18 pm
Monaco interview complete with twins

https://www.facebook.com/palaismonaco/videos/1152977491381455/ (https://www.facebook.com/palaismonaco/videos/1152977491381455/)





Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 29, 2015, 09:41:41 pm
Charlene looks so much more relax .lovely twins


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on December 29, 2015, 10:11:46 pm
Charlene's face looks much worse on video, without knowing her age I would say she is a woman in her fifties.

That she still doesn't speak french is incredible  :bored: I'm sure the monegasque love her  :bored:

Though for all I complain I think it's a super good idea to make this interview and show the kids. Problem is that the more they show the more faults I find. :cookie:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on December 30, 2015, 08:54:02 am
I would like to watch such a video about Willy's family.  ???


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: One of the Peasants on December 30, 2015, 03:09:19 pm
The DM has already stopped allowing comments on this article.  No matter how much spin they try to put out their the people are no longer willing to drink the Kool-Aid.  Bill and Cathy might be wise to heed this.  Her smile never reaches her eyes. 


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 30, 2015, 03:53:56 pm
^No surprise there, probably far too complimentary and comparing them with bll and cath medd.

I actually think Princess Charlene comes across well in the video.  I thnk she looks right for her age, mid thirties.  Unlike with cath medd I am not of the opinion that she looks a lot older than her years.  It must be a bit of  a strain doing a video of 10 minutues or so with two young children, kids being kids, but they both kept pretty calm right the way through.  I think all round it was a great vid.   So easy to see that they have bonded with their children, unlike some we could mention.  Loved their outfits too.  A big hit with me the whole video.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on December 30, 2015, 04:14:37 pm
What a fabulous video.  Their devotion to their children is obvious but does not blind them to the realities ahead.  They look absolutely natural and I don't think Charlene looks anything other than stylish, busy, committed and age-appropriate.  These are parents.  The real deal. 

I'm especially impressed with the acknowledgement of appreciation for all the contributions, $ and in-kind, towards children's issues that was expressed so elegantly and with just the right touch of humility.

Whatever their personal situation, that has obviously been laid aside in favor of building an environment of nurturing kindness, openness and acceptance for their children's future well-being and responsibilities.  What more could you ask for?


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on December 30, 2015, 04:28:34 pm
^ Nothing more to be asked for, you have said it all beautifully Yooper.  Whatever their personal relationship was, by the look of the vid they appear to have now become very comfortable and at peace with one another. and the love, care and concern they have for the little ones is quite evident.  For me it was a pleasure to watch.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on December 30, 2015, 04:52:23 pm
Marvellous' mother Princess Charlene proves she is a natural in heartwarming behind-the-scenes video with twin children who she describes as 'a lot of work'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3378579/Princess-Charlene-proves-natural-heartwarming-scenes-video-twin-children-describes-lot-work.html#ixzz3vp8ea9S2
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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 27, 2016, 02:00:28 am
Well, she IS sparky: Princess Charlene honours Monaco's patron saint with Prince Albert by setting a fisherman's boat on fire in traditional ritual

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3418130/Princess-Charlene-attends-celebration-patron-saint-Monaco.html#ixzz3yPEnsvdM
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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on January 27, 2016, 03:24:08 pm
Love the boots and the coat.  I think a slightly onger hairstyle and a less vibrant lipstick would work well, she is quite pale.  I do like her, and has come on so well since the wedding, they look really comfortable together now as well.  Good for Princess Charlotte, she is doing a great job.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on January 27, 2016, 04:18:38 pm
^ So do I. She is elegant, I like her style.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 17, 2016, 01:47:23 am
Princess Charlene celebrated her father's 70th birthday
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/02/princess-charlene-celebrated-her.html



Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 29, 2016, 09:52:40 pm
Monaco Princely Family atttend Rugby Tournament
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/02/monaco-princely-family-atttend-rugby.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on February 29, 2016, 11:50:58 pm
^That woman has the best sweaters and coats/jackets of anybody I know. 


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 17, 2016, 01:40:35 am
Princess Charlene, Gabriella and Jacques at Gstaad Ski Center
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/03/princess-charlene-gabriella-and-jacques.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 18, 2016, 12:28:25 am
Monaco Princely Family Winter PhotoShoot in Gstaad
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/03/monaco-princely-family-winter.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on March 18, 2016, 08:37:29 am
Some beautiful photos in Switzerland.  And look what we got from bill/cath medd, rubbish, photoshopped junk.  The difference in amazing and very noticeable.  Charlene and Albert had a close bond with their children, sadly non-existent with bill/cath medd and their two.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 05, 2016, 02:00:32 am
 Princess Charlene and Prince Albert at Princess Charlene Rally 2016
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/04/princess-charlene-and-prince-albert-at.html


Princess Charlene and Prince Albert appears on balcony for Good Friday
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/03/princess-charlene-and-prince-albert.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on April 05, 2016, 03:35:42 pm
They are so beautiful and sweet!  :flower:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on April 18, 2016, 09:02:43 pm
She looks plastic. But I like her sunglasses.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on May 12, 2016, 11:05:26 am
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3586348/Princess-Charlene-Monaco-teaches-children-swim.html

I think it is a real charity work and it can't be done only for PR. I am sure she will do it and not only once.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 13, 2016, 09:28:23 am
And here we have class, elegance, intelligence, interest, interaction.  Eat your heart out council cath

http://princessmonarchy.eklablog.com/princesse-charlene-de-monaco-prix-humanitaire-los-angeles-a125893392


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on May 13, 2016, 12:29:34 pm
Charlene is fabulous. She would make Grace very proud.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on May 13, 2016, 12:29:57 pm
^^ and ^ I think the same about her. I like her style, her seriousness, her whole personality.  


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 13, 2016, 02:22:02 pm
Quote
On Thursday May 12, the prestigious Blue Ribbon of The Music Center in Los Angeles, will honor the Princess of Monaco with a special lunch at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in order to present her with a commemorative award in appreciation of her commitment to enriching the lives of children, and to acknowledge and welcome the launch of the US chapter of her foundation. The event entitled “Behind Palace Doors: A Conversation with Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco” will be held under the honorary chairmanship of Wallis Annenberg. Mary Hart, TV personality and former host of Entertainment Tonight will be mistress of ceremonies.

The foundation’s US chapter launch is supported by the Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach, the Safer 3 Water Safety Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Saint Anne School branch, Dick and Noelle Wolf, Jacqueline Tesoriero, Renee Pepys Lowe, Larraine Segil, and Straps Unlimited, LLC.

This may not mean much to those outside of the philanthropic world in the US but these are some of the heaviest of hitters in the world of charitable giving in the US.  Charlene has really hit her stride here.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 13, 2016, 03:31:35 pm
Some lovely photos from that event, I posted them above.  My only personal criticism would be the colour of her lipstick, it might sound petty but I think it makes her look very pale and washed out.  Lovely colour, just not for her skin colouring.  Loved the dress.  She really seems to have found her feet and doing incredibly well.  Also has a genuine love for children, she was so sweet with the children in the swimming pool.

Swimming pool photos were lovely too.

http://princessmonarchy.eklablog.com/la-princesse-charlene-de-monaco-voyage-en-californie-a125885518



Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Little light on May 13, 2016, 11:04:55 pm
She has class, style and elegance. All the things KM has not, despite the MSM, mainstream media's assertations.

It makes me weep to see how much the BRF have fallen. But they made their bed, now they have to lie in it.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 13, 2016, 11:44:23 pm
I do think Charlene has in fact classed up the House of Grimaldi and frankly I'm glad Albert managed to land such a catch. Two kids, twins no less, and she has beauty and is an accomplished athlete and has taken her past accomplishments and turned it into a fulfilling part of her royal role.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on May 15, 2016, 02:28:31 pm
Charlene does 0 work in Monaco, she doesn't even live there, or has any type of influence. The first real job she may have done this year is this and in the US. Fab job as a princess  :wopedo:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on May 15, 2016, 03:13:17 pm
In my opinion it doesn't matter where she lives. She does something useful.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on May 15, 2016, 03:33:50 pm
Her job is to be the first lady of Monaco. She doesn't do it so she is not useful imo.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on May 15, 2016, 04:57:46 pm
I don't know what her job is but I like it. It is good that she doesn't do only what she "must" do. It is my opinion.  :flower:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 15, 2016, 05:00:20 pm
For me she represents Monaco, she carries out engagements in Monaco, the Monaco public get to see the twins, she is warm and human.  I like her and think she does a good job.  Just my opinion, and I also think she has done well since the wedding.  She and Albert seem to rub along okay, there is no cold body languate, however they are living their lives with their children it seems to work for them.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 15, 2016, 07:11:00 pm
Given how some of the princesses have behaved, I think Albert and Charlene have a dynamic that is suitable.

Charlene is living her life without making regular tabloid headlines in the way her in-laws have; I think she has natural discipline and I don't think Albert would let her get away with any pushing around. I don't think Albert was stupid or perhaps slow to marry when he has, he's been sensible.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on May 15, 2016, 09:41:42 pm
I don't know what her job is but I like it. It is good that she doesn't do only what she "must" do. It is my opinion.  :flower:

For me is not that she does more is that she doesn't reach the minimum. She doesn't act like a first lady of Monaco. The number of events she does with Albert has reached a minimum. She didn't even go to Sweden for the bday of King Carl Gustaf. He was in Spain a couple of weeks ago for a event of his charity and she didn't attend either. She doesn't go to the bal of the rose either since a couple of years.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on May 16, 2016, 12:06:13 pm
Perhaps Monaco has different rules and requirements. People like her and we can't see behind closed doors and why she does or does'nt do something. I like her.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on May 16, 2016, 01:23:33 pm
I do too, and I do think she reaches whatever might be considered the minimum, she does quite a few engagements.  I too like her, and if they live apart but come together for family time, events, charity engagements, if it works for them and there is no scandal I do not see a problem.  I am also of the opinion that Caroline and her daughter like to hog the limelight with Albert at engagements, and maybe she thinks fine, get on with it.  We do not know what goes on behind closed doors, but as I said, if it suits them and it works, why not.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on May 16, 2016, 04:40:07 pm
I doubt people in Monaco like her much when she doesn't live there and she hasn't learned the language.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on May 19, 2016, 07:58:38 am
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/05/princess-charlene-receives-blue-ribbon.html

Congratulations! She looks to be really happy.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Kuei Fei on May 19, 2016, 08:08:26 am
I do too, and I do think she reaches whatever might be considered the minimum, she does quite a few engagements.  I too like her, and if they live apart but come together for family time, events, charity engagements, if it works for them and there is no scandal I do not see a problem.  I am also of the opinion that Caroline and her daughter like to hog the limelight with Albert at engagements, and maybe she thinks fine, get on with it.  We do not know what goes on behind closed doors, but as I said, if it suits them and it works, why not.

I often think Albert should start asserting himself more firmly and stop Caroline's antics; along with her slob of a daughter Charlotte who keeps up the camera whoring more than even Duchess Dipwit does. She really behaves like she's still hot hot hot because her grandmother was Grace Kelly. For some reason there's something seriously irritating about Charlotte I can't quite put my finger on.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 19, 2016, 01:15:38 pm
Monaco, from my experiences there, is not subsidized by taxes.  No citizen of Monaco pays income taxes so it is imperative to go global to promote investors, yacht owners, builders, from all over the world and tourism is, basically, their industry.  I have no problem with the royals being much more inter-continental than other institutions.  It's a Principality built, from the Grace Kelly days, to bring in interest from around the world and if that takes a royal outside of the Principality, there is a good reason for it. 

It's one of the few places in W. Europe, for instance, where a person can find an honest-to-goodness American hamburger as well as receive remarkable customer service that other countries appreciate.  It also keeps the costs down for investors and the coffers full.  Bringing international attention to one's country is just the way it is there and Charlene and Albert are handling it well from what I can see by being visible and interested in co-joining their interests with other countries, ie., the US.  It's a very welcoming and friendly environment and I can't wait to return.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 26, 2016, 04:20:34 am
New Photos of the Monaco Princely Family taken by Christopher Morris
http://www.therealmyroyals.com/?p=30783


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on May 26, 2016, 07:00:27 am
Love these. Charlene is beautiful and serene even with all of her plastic surgery. 


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on May 26, 2016, 04:38:02 pm
Lovely photos, I like them.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 26, 2016, 05:15:02 pm
^^^Very nice to see sophistication instead of Hee-Haw. 


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Val on May 26, 2016, 06:32:57 pm
What's the betting Ma is already planning a copycat set.   That's assuming the sprogs will be allowed to be seen or perhaps more old pics supplanted on to old ones as per normal.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: marion on May 26, 2016, 07:12:13 pm
Lovely pictures - so much more classy and elegant than what  we in the UK are lumbered with


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Bella on May 30, 2016, 03:26:46 pm
New Photos of the Monaco Princely Family taken by Christopher Morris
http://www.therealmyroyals.com/?p=30783

@FlyOnTheWall--Why does the pop-up on the link you posted say it's been hacked? Thanks!


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on May 30, 2016, 03:55:20 pm
^For my Mac, which is like a lie-detector machine after all the attention it gets by the technicians, sees only a safe site and opens without incident.  My best advice is to check your firewall, refresh your browser, and/or try using another browser.  All the usual drill.  If none of that works, let me know in a pm.  Thanks - YM


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 02, 2016, 01:52:23 pm
New Photos of the Monaco Princely Family taken by Christopher Morris
http://www.therealmyroyals.com/?p=30783

@FlyOnTheWall--Why does the pop-up on the link you posted say it's been hacked? Thanks!


Hmm don't know it didn't pop up before when I first posted it now it is .

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene hosts a reception for
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/05/prince-albert-and-princess-charlene.html

After party
http://www.univision.com/entretenimiento/realeza/la-noche-salvaje-de-charlene-y-alberto-de-monaco-fotos


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 02, 2016, 02:36:21 pm
New Photos of the Monaco Princely Family taken by Christopher Morris
http://www.therealmyroyals.com/?p=30783

@FlyOnTheWall--Why does the pop-up on the link you posted say it's been hacked? Thanks!

Still a problem?  I've had no issues with it and opened it several times over the last few days to check but if Fly got an error message you might want to just avoid it.  Don't know!  Tx  YM


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on June 09, 2016, 08:11:11 pm
Charlene has really evolved into a lovely princess who does not put the wrong foot forward ever.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Val on June 09, 2016, 09:41:23 pm
^

Yes agree and the people of Monaco love her and are proud of her, not like our disasterous Waity who has dragged (along with her ghastly family) the RF into the gutter.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on June 10, 2016, 07:43:08 am
^ and ^^ Yes, exactly.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 10, 2016, 02:23:52 pm
^^Who knows across-the-board with the people of Monaco but those I have met and know all think very highly of Charlene.  We may see stiff/distant/unsmiling but they report warm, involved, caring, quite happy and she's done a great job interacting with everyone and bringing in much-needed Int'l attention and business.  That's all they expect but she's delivered, and more.  One lady who is a hair stylist said that she's the loveliest, kindest, most generous woman she's ever met in that stratosphere and, once, due to some unexpected 'emergency', had to wait a bit before her scheduled appointment but used the time to get to know everyone in the place.   

She also, ahem, sends hand-written thank you notes to anyone who helps her.  And for the 'extra mile'?  Flowers.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: leogirl on June 14, 2016, 07:17:35 am
The biggest criticism that I've heard about Charlene is that she doesn't speak French.

Has she learned French since her wedding?
Or maybe everyone speaks English anyway, so it's not considered important?

To be fair, it is very difficult to learn a language when on never goes outside of one's comfort zone. If everyone around you speaks English and lets you use it as a fallback language, you're not going to get very far. Immersion is very helpful. That's why a lot of people who major in a foreign language end up going to the country to study. But if you move to a new country and surround yourself only with other expats and/or people who speak your native language (no incentive to learn/improve the language of the country you're living in), you will not improve, or will progress very slowly. And when you do speak, it will probably be with a heavy accent (just like learning in a classroom and listening to other non-native speakers speak the language you're learning).


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on June 15, 2016, 12:16:50 pm
^From what I saw, and because Monaco isn't France, even using a few french phrases is helpful and appreciated but the state is so diverse that it's not as big a deal as it would be if Charlene was the Prez of France's wife.  There's a somewhat significant community of english-speaking people there as well as the Monégasque language which is a quirky kind of Italian that you'll find on their signs as well as french and english.

Big problem?  No.  And, Charlene, I've been told, is familiar with the basics of french (like our high school or college french in the US) but there's a certain snobbery associated with trying to speak french entirely unless you are reallllly fluent so a mix is well-received and accepted just fine, which she does.  In fact, the people I met in Monaco are quite proud of the fact that they can speak english and make every attempt to learn it and asked me on several occasions if this or that was the right turn of phrase.  It's basically a huge asset towards employment in what is, in fact, a tourist-driven economy.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Kuei Fei on June 26, 2016, 07:24:46 pm
She's still a water baby! Former Olympic swimmer Princess Charlene of Monaco shows off her skills by competing in a stand up paddle board race

Charlene, 38, took part in the 14 km Riviera SUP Race
Race spans waters of three countries - Monaco, Italy and France
Husband Prince Albert officially launched the race
Royal completed course in two hours 52 minutes


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3660580/Princess-Charlene-Monaco-competes-stand-paddle-board-race.html#ixzz4Ci9nSa68

Amazing; she is merrily leading a fulfilling life in Monaco and frankly I'm glad Albert found and married her.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on July 04, 2016, 12:39:34 am
Charlene is a huge asset. She knows how to behave, dress and act. Unlike The Thing across the pond.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on July 04, 2016, 01:12:50 pm
I like her.  :flower:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on July 04, 2016, 03:46:19 pm
She is very likable.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: marion on July 04, 2016, 07:33:23 pm
^^^@India "Unlike The Thing across the pond" -Love it :worship:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on July 24, 2016, 11:56:20 am
As people say she is a beautiful but sad and miserable princess. I would like to know the reason for her sorrow.  :cookie:



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3705264/Princess-Charlene-steals-limelight-dreamy-lilac-blue-gown-joins-Prince-Albert-annual-Red-Cross-gala-Monaco.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Little light on July 24, 2016, 10:32:27 pm
^ was it not because she was meant to have fled a few days before the wedding when it turned out he had fathered a child with another woman whilst they were still dating?

And she was persuaded to return with money if she could provide an heir? I do think they were conceived by IVF.

But whatever reason, she does often look unhappy unless she is interacting with her children.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on July 25, 2016, 09:33:09 am
^ Yes, it can be because she didn't want the marriage but she is over it. Perhaps hasn't she still accepted it?  :cookie:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on July 25, 2016, 01:13:35 pm
I think she has wrapped her head around this marriage.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on September 10, 2016, 12:27:32 am
She's a lifesaver! Charlene of Monaco shows children what to do in an emergency as she visits Geneva for World First Aid Day
Her usual style is red carpet glamour, so onlookers would be forgiven for not recognising Princess Charlene of Monaco today in a white polo shirt and slacks.
The royal was in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday to mark the launch of a new campaign ahead of World First Aid Day on Saturday.
However, Charlene managed to keep it elegant with her famous blonde crop and added a feminine touch with a pair of oversized pearl earrings.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3781782/Charlene-Monaco-teaches-children-aid.html#ixzz4JnveJTti
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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on September 10, 2016, 01:08:47 pm
Princess Charlene is such an elegant beauty. She appears to be a really kind person also. Prince Albert is lucky to have her by his side.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: marion on September 10, 2016, 01:10:45 pm
she does come over as a very nice person - pity willy didn't pick someone like her


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on September 10, 2016, 01:15:38 pm
He does not have the sense to do so.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: marion on September 10, 2016, 07:24:41 pm
True and that in itself is a great pity


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Val on September 10, 2016, 07:36:07 pm
I expect Ma is thinking of a way of copying Charlene with Waity doing CPR on someone.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on September 10, 2016, 09:12:46 pm
The Idiot Potato Head will never figure out how to perform CPR. Now if it was of a sexual nature no problem.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on September 11, 2016, 10:24:32 pm
Albert went to an event with the belgian royal family alone, why does Charlene nearly never go with him? Did she even went to Rio this year?


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: leogirl on September 12, 2016, 12:28:24 am
^ Maybe Charlene wanted to stay home with her two very young children? A lot of people are worried about the Zika virus, so maybe she wanted to stay away from that?

I like Charlene, but some bad rumors were circulating before her marriage, so I am a little worried about her. And she needs to stop using Botox, people think it will make them look better but it doesn't.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on September 12, 2016, 12:57:06 am
^ Botox and fillers are super ageing, in spite of the smooth skin and all that. Charlene is the best example: I always think she's in her early forties and every time I'm surprised to learn that she's in her thirties still. She could easily pass for 45 and only because she's tinkered with her face.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: lilaclavender on September 12, 2016, 04:30:17 am
^Val, ha ha!

As sad as Charlene's eyes look at times, it's lovely to see how genuine a good time she looks to be at events like this red cross demo with the children. 


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 12, 2016, 07:48:11 pm
Thing with Albert, is that he was right to wait until now to marry instead of making the mistake of basically maryring young, providing an asinine fairy-tale, and then ending up miserable. He was smart to NOT absorb Grace's values, most notably her snobbish insistence on using the Almanach de Gotha as a place for bride-hunting. He's married a beautiful, accomplished woman and has two bouncing heirs to replace Andrea/Caroline.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 13, 2016, 09:22:10 am
^ Finally his things took a turn for the better. Some people don't like Charlene but I think he is a lucky man marrying her.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on September 14, 2016, 02:27:14 pm
Yes, he is a lucky man.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on September 14, 2016, 08:17:11 pm
Super. He had kids when he should be having grandchildren. Perfect to teach the next prince of monaco. 


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: leogirl on September 15, 2016, 12:26:11 am
^ Well, it is a little strange because the twins' sister Jazmin is old enough to be their mother. But I think it's better to marry later when you've found a good match, than to marry young just to get married and then end up getting divorced.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 15, 2016, 02:58:32 am
That's Albert's business and prerogative; he didn't marry young to please his mother or the tabloid press and didn't marry to end up popping out a few heirs just to provide cute princely babies. The only area I THINK he made a mistake is to let his sister Caroline take such a prominent role as presiding First Lady of Monaco and let her son Andrea be known as the heir for pretty much his entire life. I do think Caroline has NOT handled the advent of Charlene well, or the birth of two healthy bouncing baby heirs that now have made her and her spud irrelevant.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: leogirl on September 15, 2016, 05:25:53 am
It does seem like a bad thing looking back (it has not been easy for Caroline to step down, and I don't know if Andrea cared about being heir or not), but at the time he wasn't married and a lot of people didn't think he would ever marry. He had two children out of wedlock during two different decades (two chances for heirs) and didn't marry either of their mothers. So it would make sense to have Caroline have a prominent role as first in line, and her son Andrea was the heir at the time.  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Kuei Fei on September 15, 2016, 05:50:54 am
You know, I wonder if it is true that Caroline tried to convince Rainier to change the succession to herself and her son Andrea. After all, this is a woman who whipped a handful of flowers at her newborn younger brother shortly after Albert's birth. I don't know why, but I have a kind of instinctive dislike of Caroline. There's something about her and her heirs that rub me the wrong way. The same way Kate Middleton did when I first saw her on the cover of a tabloid in her lingerie. For a while Caroline was still positioning herself prominently over Charlene.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on September 15, 2016, 07:27:35 am
It is not only Albert's issue. Monaco needs a capable prince. A teenager or a twenty something will not do. He will be eaten alive.

If Caroline wanted more power she would have it. She is not interested. Still now she is the first lady because Charlene does nothing.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 15, 2016, 09:02:18 am
^ What do you think of? What should she do? I'm interested in your opinion. I like to know both (or more) sides of everything. As for me it's good we have different opinions.  :flower:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: leogirl on September 15, 2016, 09:17:38 am
I think Charlene is doing fine. She does her appearances. Her twins are under 2, and I think they are her main focus right now.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on September 15, 2016, 09:22:12 am
Attending events with Albert and learning french. She does the minimum.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: leogirl on September 15, 2016, 09:31:42 am
Maybe he doesn't want her to do more? Maybe she is tired from her two babies at home? I like to give people the benefit of the doubt unless I have a good reason not to.  :dontknow:

Re: learning French, a lot of native English speakers have that problem. Even if they move to a country that speaks only their target language, sometimes they look for people who speak their language and sort of form a bubble. Or the people around them try to be 'polite' and speak English even when they want to practice their target language. Or they are afraid to make mistakes so they try not to speak (no way to learn a new language without making a lot of mistakes, sorry).  :dontknow:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on September 15, 2016, 10:15:35 am
To be fair many children don't react well to new arrivals. My cousin's first daughter wasn't too kind to her little sister either when she was born.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 15, 2016, 11:21:06 am
^^^ Thank you.  :flower: She has twins so perhaps that's why she goes with Albert but in time she will. It seems to me that she doesn't like public and press so much. Doesn't she learn French? Perhaps she does.  :dontknow: 


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on September 15, 2016, 01:23:39 pm
Language is much more important in Euorope than in the US. It is a complete different perspective. Learning french for her is not a choice but a requirement. And she not only needs to learn french but also monaco dialect. She is not a private person but the consort of the head of state.

They laughed at Grace aacent for years but at least she tried. Charlene effort is very low.

She dated him for five years she knew Monaco.

I dont think it is an excuse to have kids. It is her job.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 15, 2016, 02:24:53 pm
Perhaps every nations have different customs and expectations towards royal family. I can imagine it. A foreing person always is in hard position, I think she is expected to do more.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: leogirl on September 15, 2016, 09:30:22 pm
^^ Learning French should be a requirement, but if everyone around her speaks English to her (a common problem among native English speakers who travel to other countries to practice new languages), I don't think she's going to learn. Her level won't get beyond A2 or B1, and she really should be at C1 or C2, especially after so much time. She would have to purposely place herself in an environment where English cannot be used to fall back on in case she doesn't know some words or gets nervous and forgets. The good news is that France is close by so there is a lot of opportunity to practice without much travel, if the people in Monaco are using English with her. IMO Charlene should get a little more tutoring for vocabulary if she needs it, and then Albert should order that the staff speak French only for a time until her level improves.

Re: accents, that takes a lot of practice, have to pay close attention to the sounds. The mimic method (using music) seems to help a lot of people get the sounds right that are difficult to pronounce or hear correctly.

^ I am not sure what is expected of a Princess of Monaco. I am too young to remember Grace Kelly. But I am guessing she did a lot more than Charlene is doing now?


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on September 16, 2016, 12:37:32 am
Grace Kelly saved Monaco. She made it glamorous. She gave it life. She worked very hard to make it what it is today. Even though she died in the mid 80's, her influence is still front and center.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on September 16, 2016, 09:27:15 am
^ Perhaps that's why people expect her to be perfect.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on September 16, 2016, 10:55:03 am
Charlene has been and continues to receive tutoring in French, speaks it, albeit not fluently yet, but does speak French to her children and is making every effort to learn a better level of fluency.  From my visits there and the donors I work with who live there, she is highly regarded so, so far, she's made good strides it seems. 

Monaco is highly diversified, is not France, and welcomes any international influence that keeps their economy thriving.  And, yes, you can trace that smart move back to Grace.  It's one of the most warm and welcoming countries I have visited in w. Europe.

That's just my experiences and those that I know who invest in property and business there. 



Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on September 16, 2016, 11:16:06 am
Thank you for sharing Yooper!

Considering Monaco I do not see them talking badly about the royal family less of all Albert and so Charlene.

Though that does not change my view of them as I have followed now from years and seeing their evolution. Charlene tried at the start though she was badly advised trying to be a second Grace. But now I do not even see an effort.

And I really doubt she speaks french with the kids maybe the nany does... :tehe:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on September 16, 2016, 05:10:27 pm
^Actually, the people who work in Monaco, that spoke the highest of her do not live in Monaco.  They live, mostly, in nearby Nice.  All I know is when she brings her kids to the Hermitage pool or gets her hair done she speaks french to everyone and her children and it is noticed, appreciated and commented on to me when I asked.  They would have no reason to lie.  Who am I?  Nobody but an American getting her hair done.  Quite nicely, btw.

The people that I know who live in Monaco are from all over the world and love to complain and I listen for hours but they like her.  I'm not finding the resentment or any of that.  And I'm there to ask for money so I'm an ear to listen to every ache and pain and problem imaginable.  And there are plenty.  The traffic, the bureaucratic messes within each province outside the principality, the fights over who fixes what but Charlene?  They are thrilled with her and copy her style a lot.  She apparently does better in person perhaps?


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on September 16, 2016, 07:29:15 pm
No I do not think they exactly lie. But Monaco is the princely family. It is part of their identity. I doubt there is much negative opinion on any of the members. If Charlen was chosen by Albert is ok for them and if he decided to marry someone else then it is also ok. I simply doubt that Albert is criticised at all and also it is against the law to talk badly about them.

But people live in Nice because Monaco now is super expensive. Though I believe you on the french although I maintain a doubtful view on her level.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on October 23, 2016, 11:04:54 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/10/23/prince-albert-buys-philadelphia-home-mom-grace-kelly.html (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/10/23/prince-albert-buys-philadelphia-home-mom-grace-kelly.html)

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The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 is now in the hands of the royal family.


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Her son, Prince Albert of Monaco, has confirmed to People Magazine that he was the recent purchaser of the six-bedroom, 2.5-story Colonial home in the city's East Falls section.

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The property last made headlines in 2014 when its 81-year-old former owner pleaded no contest to animal cruelty charges for keeping cats and dogs in unsanitary conditions. Officials with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals seized 15 cats from the home and found the remains of several others. The owner had lived in the large brick house since 1973.

Real estate agent John O'Connell of Elfant Wissahickon Realtors said the home sold for $754,000.

The prince told the magazine he planned to visit Philadelphia on Tuesday as he considers plans for the home.

"We're still trying to figure out what we're going to do with it," he said. "We're looking at having it contain some museum exhibit space and maybe use part of it for offices for some of our foundation work."

The home was built in 1935 by Kelly's father, John B. Kelly. He was a three-time Olympic gold medal-winning rower in the 1920s and later a prominent businessman active in Philadelphia politics. A sign posted outside designates the structure as a Pennsylvania historical landmark.


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Prince Albert said he has early memories of visits to the home, such as staring out an upstairs window or rolling around on the living room carpet.

"The house is filled with little moments like that. Moments of being a family," he said.

The father of two told the magazine that he can't wait to make new memories in the home with his own children, twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella.

"I'm looking forward to showing the house to the kids, sharing it with them, having them see the garden. It'll probably be next year. We'll have to finish the work and then we'll have some sort of opening," he said.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on October 23, 2016, 11:28:03 pm
It is so nice that he has bought the Kelly family home where his mother grew up. He will restore it and make it beautiful. What a great tribute to his mother.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on October 24, 2016, 12:50:51 pm
Yes, it is very touching.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on October 29, 2016, 03:40:04 am
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert attend 2016 Princess Grace Awards Gala

http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/10/princess-charlene-and-prince-albert.html

Princess Charlene met with Mike Bloomberg in New York
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/10/princess-charlene-met-with-mike.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on October 29, 2016, 08:04:44 am
She looks nice and her dresses are very elegant.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: dianab on November 20, 2016, 05:53:19 am
All white for the night! Monaco's Princess Charlene looks radiant as she joins her husband Prince Albert for their annual National Day celebrations

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3952260/Blooming-lovely-Princess-Charlene-stuns-flowery-hat-joins-husband-Prince-Albert-rest-Monaco-royal-family-annual-National-Day-celebrations.html#v-5864832687363961460

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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Sophie on November 20, 2016, 08:35:37 pm
She's just lovely, and those babies are precious.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on November 20, 2016, 08:38:18 pm
Cute gifs. The poor girl twin doesn't seem to be very important. Charlene went to a french ship with only Jacques and it's not the first time he appears and she doesn't   :sly:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 20, 2016, 09:00:59 pm
I don't remember the french ship thing but I do see both children here and they look good and loved and appropriate so maybe I'm missing something?


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on November 20, 2016, 11:15:28 pm
There was recently an official outing and it looked like only Jacques was brought along, but what happened was that the whole family (the 4 of them) arrived and Gabriella became very nervous and cried and they then sent her home instead of forcing her to endure what was a stressful event for her.
I don't watch them that closely and wish they'd scrap the primogeniture they still have, so I was a bit miffed when I saw only Jacques, but then it turned out that they are just sensible parents. I don't know how often they do appearances with the kids and whether that was the first time that only J appeared, but G was that once missing because she was stressed from the situation.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on November 21, 2016, 02:15:40 am
Gala - Monaco National Day 2016 Celebrations
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/11/gala-monaco-national-day-2016.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on November 21, 2016, 04:06:24 am
^^Thank you!  I can see how, on the surface, that might look odd but when the facts come out, that makes sense to me.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on December 22, 2016, 04:09:49 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

Cute! :flower:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Anastasia on December 22, 2016, 08:17:08 pm
Yes cute, the kids are one each. Gabriella is totally Grimaldi and Jacques is his uncle blonde version. Goog to see Charlene without the nasty depressed look for a change.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 22, 2016, 09:21:11 pm
^ She seems a lot more happier now that she's had the kids. Much more relaxed. She looks wonderful and the kids are cute! I agree they look like one each. Great photos.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Little light on December 22, 2016, 09:37:25 pm
^^^

Eeeew. In the second photo, we can clearly see Prince Albert is not wearing any underwear.

What is it with some royals and underwear? I'm thinking Prince Andrew here.

And in front of children too. Yuck


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: leogirl on December 22, 2016, 11:11:55 pm
^ Princes William and Harry don't wear underwear, either.  :ick:

Christmas card photo shoot
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4058670/Monaco-s-royal-twins-steal-official-Christmas-card-photo-shoot.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4058670/Monaco-s-royal-twins-steal-official-Christmas-card-photo-shoot.html)


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: MoonlitSerenity on December 22, 2016, 11:51:23 pm
^ Yep, I sure do remember that Prince Harry photo of him coming out of St. Paul. :June:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: leogirl on December 23, 2016, 12:45:05 am
At least his crotch area isn't visible on their family Christmas card. Imagine receiving that in the mail!  :tehe:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Val on December 23, 2016, 07:28:15 am
^^^

Beautiful natural pics of the family.  They aren't hidden away like Char and PG, all very odd.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on December 25, 2016, 11:05:48 pm
Their natural born children are beautiful.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on January 04, 2017, 02:46:13 am
Princess Charlene talking with Princess Gabriella via FaceTime
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2016/12/princess-charlene-talking-with-princess.html



Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on February 20, 2017, 04:06:29 pm
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene attend the 2017 Laureus Awards
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/02/prince-albert-and-princess-charlene.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 20, 2017, 01:25:44 am
Princess Gabriella Snuggles Up to Mom Charlene During a Rugby Game in Monaco
https://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/Princess-Charlene-Family-Rugby-Tournament-Monaco-2017-43324739


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on April 14, 2017, 03:48:34 pm
Prince Albert Says His 2-Year-Old Twins ‘Already Know Who Donald Trump Is’
http://people.com/royals/prince-albert-says-his-2-year-old-twins-already-know-who-donald-trump-is/


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 01, 2017, 09:59:46 pm
Princess Charlene talks about her love for Africa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZGu35YYZSc&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 15, 2017, 03:00:58 am
Prince Albert and Charlotte Casiraghi at Monaco E Prix
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/05/prince-albert-and-charlotte-casiraghi.html

Prince Albert and Charlene watched Uefa semi final match
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/05/prince-albert-and-charlene-watched-uefa.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 30, 2017, 02:53:40 am
Prince Albert and Charlene held a reception for Grand Prix
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/05/prince-albert-and-charlene-held_29.html



Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: jackiew on June 20, 2017, 10:32:37 am
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene hosted a reception during the 57th Monte Carlo TV Festival.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/06/princess-charlene-and-albert-hosted.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: jackiew on June 30, 2017, 05:19:32 pm
Albert and Stephanie at the international exhibition expo 2017.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/06/prince-albert-princess-stephanie-and.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: jackiew on July 02, 2017, 12:37:39 pm
Gabriella and Jacques at St. John's Day Festival.
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2017/06/princess-charlene-gabriella-and-jacques.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on July 03, 2017, 08:37:33 am
Interesting but it can't be said they court people's attention.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on July 13, 2017, 06:50:52 pm
>> Prince hails family portrait by SA artist

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/062Q8PxQQvFp5fYi_kkdoQVqw2QNX970Ke755_3yk2qye6nrjBkREyVinFISQ-YBhlCBKwK7wKA9sVE7PDCsMA=s1125

South African artist Stéfanie van Zyl can tick off yet another accomplishment - she has completed a portrait of Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco and their twins.

The portrait is painted from a picture of the family taken in December.

It shows the 39-year-old former Olympic swimmer - who was born in South Africa - with her husband and their two-year-old twins Jacques and Gabriella.

The artist, who now lives in Monaco, said the portrait was commissioned by the Consul of Canada and the Canada Club as a gift to the prince for his support.

It was unveiled by Prince Albert at an event last week to mark the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Canadian Confederation in Monaco.

"I know the prince really liked the portrait. He congratulated me on it," Van Zyl said.

It took her about two weeks to paint it, using the photo chosen by the palace.

"It's the same photo on the Christmas card I received. I have had a lot of positive feedback about the portrait," Van Zyl said.

"Prince Albert attended two of my exhibitions. At the first I donated a pastel portrait of Princess Grace, which I am told now hangs at the entrance to his office."

Grace Kelly, a US film star, married Prince Rainier of Monaco and was the current ruler's mother.

"In 2012 Princess Charlene attended my exhibition and bought two paintings," said Van Zyl.

She designed a stamp in November 2015. It was a portrait of the princess in a bouquet of proteas.

In 2007 Van Zyl was commissioned to do a pastel portrait of Nelson Mandela.

She has also painted King Carlos of Spain. <<

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-07-11-prince-hails-family-portrait-by-sa-artist/


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Little light on July 15, 2017, 03:33:25 pm
Gabriella looks like a real character in that photo, as does her father.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on July 28, 2017, 04:00:59 pm
More in love than ever! Charlene and Albert put on a VERY affectionate display as they're joined by their adorable twins to launch an ecological expedition in Monaco

    Prince Albert, 59, and Princess Charlene, 39, have been together 17 years
    Attended launch of  ecological research ship, the Yersin, in Monaco with twins
    Jacques wore white t-shirt with expedition logo, while sister was in black dress
    Charlene looked ready for the red carpet in glamorous scarlet gown 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4739150/Charlene-Prince-Albert-look-loved-Monaco.html

Oh look, the kids are dressed like other normal French children, no shorts with knee socks in sight!


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: leogirl on July 28, 2017, 06:48:16 pm
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: kolkomilko on July 29, 2017, 08:47:40 am
^ + The kids are restful, not hysterical. They seem to have got accustomed to public, people.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on July 30, 2017, 01:25:27 am
Gorgeous royal children who know how to behave in the public eye. Charlene and Albert are obviously hands on parents who adore their children. What a refreshing change from the weirdom of the Cambridges.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: dianab on August 23, 2017, 11:36:12 pm
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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on August 28, 2017, 09:04:55 pm
They are cute.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on August 28, 2017, 09:50:07 pm
They are, I find they have become cuter as they became a bit older.
I think Charlene & Albert are handling their upbringing very well so far and I like how the kids are involved with the public already, but taken home/ out of situations when they are clearly distressed (like when Gabriella was crying at some engagement, so the nanny took her home and C&A did the engagement with Jacques alone, I posted that here, if anyone wants to see that - though not much to see tbh!).

Jacques is a total little Wittstock clone though! Looking a lot like Charlene's brother!


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on September 02, 2017, 09:18:54 pm
Princess Charlene exudes classic glamour as she joins her husband Prince Albert of Monaco and the royal twins for annual end-of-summer picnic (and the whole country is invited!)

    Royal couple were seen walking hand in hand with the adorable Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella yesterday evening at the Princess Antoinette park
    Described as 'the most joyous official event of the year,' the entire national population of Monaco is sent an invitation
    At the soirée yesterday, Princess Charlene, 39, was seen wearing a glamorous black trouser suit matched with black and beige heels


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4845928/Princess-Charlene-Monaco-exudes-classic-glamour.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on September 14, 2017, 11:28:07 am
Prince Albert on mom Grace Kelly's tragic death and raising a royal family with Princess Charlene

http://us.hola.com/en/royalty/2017091210394/prince-albert-mom-princess-grace-kelly-death-raising-kids-princess-charlene/


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on September 28, 2017, 11:25:22 pm
Sealed with a kiss! Charlene and Albert II of Monaco share a tender moment on the red carpet at a glittering charity gala

    Princess Charlene, 39, joined husband Prince Albert II for Monte-Carlo Gala
    Star-studded event held in honour of Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental work
    Couple were joined by host of stars including Adrien Brody and Olga Kurylenko


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4930870/Charlene-Albert-Monaco-attend-charity-gala.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on October 22, 2017, 05:01:49 pm
« Drugarijada » in Kapaonik, Serbia – 18-23.09.2017

The 5th « Drugarijada » (the « Friendship Games ») took place from the 18th to the 23rd of September 2017, in Kapaonik, Serbia.

This week, organized by the Novak Djokovic Foundation in partnership with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, enabled more than 150 children aged 6 to 10 and coming from disadvantaged communities to take part in a number of activities.

From drowning prevention and water safety exercises, to flying kites and sports competitions or Red Cross workshops, the children experienced the values of team work and team spirit.

They all learned while having fun, gained confidence and made friends.

http://www.fondationprincessecharlene.mc/en/news/laquo-drugarijada-raquo-in-kapaonik-serbia-ndash-18-23092017


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Alexandrine on October 22, 2017, 09:56:29 pm
It should be national day of monaco soon. Curious to see who ends up going this year.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on November 20, 2017, 12:45:30 am
Double the fun! Princess Charlene looks stylish in a royal blue velvet coat as she joins Prince Albert and their twins Jacques and Gabriella, two, for National Day of Monaco celebrations

    Charlene, 39, and Albert, 59, posed with their children on palace balcony
    Mother-of-two paired her coat dress with a dramatic wide-brimmed hat
    The annual celebrations got under way at the Prince's Palace of Monaco


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5097331/Princess-Charlene-glamorous-National-Day-Monaco.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on November 20, 2017, 11:26:21 pm
Fête nationale 2017

Retrouvez les temps forts des célébrations de la Fête Nationale 2017 en Principauté ! Dimanche 19 Novembre, les célébrations ont débuté dans la Cour d'Honneur du Palais pour une prise d'armes et remise de médailles avant la messe du Te Deum en la cathédrale de Monaco. Puis, sur la Place du Palais, S.A.S. le Prince a remis l'ordre de la Couronne au fanion des Carabiniers à l'occasion du bicentenaire de la création du Corps. L'orchestre des Carabiniers du Prince a rythmé ce programme avec un choix musical éclectique avant de laisser la place au défilé militaire. S.A.S la Princesse Charlène était habillée à cette occasion par la Maison AKRIS. © Photos : G. Luci, A. Bastello et E. Mathon / Palais Princier

https://www.facebook.com/pg/palaismonaco/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1794461720566359

Some pics from inside. I really like how the Grimaldis (& Bernadottes) do their "behind the scenes" / "introduce the heir/s" PR!


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on March 12, 2018, 11:11:23 am
‘Albert II of Monaco, The Man and The Prince’ : New book in honour of Prince Albert’s 60th birthday

In honour of Prince Albert’s 60th birthday, a new book titled ‘Albert II of Monaco, The Man and The Prince’ will be released on 14 March – the day of his birthday.

The book -written by journalists Isabelle Rivère and Peter Mikelbank- is made of interviews of Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline, Princess Stéphanie and people who know the Prince well, like his childhood nanny Maureen Wood. [...]

http://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/monaco/albert-ii-of-monaco-the-man-and-the-prince-new-book-in-honor-of-prince-alberts-60th-birthday-97825

It's is well worth a read, quite interesting!


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on March 28, 2018, 02:01:58 am
Princess Charlen's SA cookbook
https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/you-south-africa/20180322/283493616599363


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: dianab on April 06, 2018, 02:10:36 am
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Albert celebrating his birthday with Jacques and Gaby
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Caroline and Stephanie talking about Albert
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Grace & Chocolate  :)
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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on April 22, 2018, 04:04:18 pm
Ahoy there! Princess Charlene rocks nautical chic as she debuts her new hairstyle at the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters with Prince Albert

    Princess Charlene, 40, and Prince Albert attended Monte Carlo Tennis Masters
    Couple watched Spain's Rafael Nadal take on Japan's Kei Nishikori
    Charlene rocked nautical chic in navy and white and debuted new hairstyle
    Husband and wife were twinning in matching tennis club blazers


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5643979/Princess-Charlene-rocks-nautical-chic-Monte-Carlo-Tennis-Masters.html

She looks fab today

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/22/13/4B6C77B300000578-0-image-a-48_1524401395317.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/04/22/14/4B6C7EA600000578-0-image-a-51_1524402270152.jpg


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Kins on April 22, 2018, 04:11:35 pm
^She looks amazing! Very glamorous!


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on May 11, 2018, 07:11:31 pm
Fit for a princess! Prince Albert of Monaco unveils restoration of his mother Grace Kelly's childhood home in Philadelphia

    Prince Albert of Monaco unveiled the restoration of his mother Grace Kelly's childhood home in Philadelphia after buying the property in disrepair in 2016
    Princess Grace lived in the East Falls home until the age of 20, before winning the hearts of movie fans and her royal husband, Prince Rainier III of Monaco
    A previous owner pleaded no contest in 2014 to animal cruelty charges for keeping cats and dogs in unsanitary conditions on the property
    The then-81-year-old owner had lived in the large brick house since 1973


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5718481/Prince-Albert-Monaco-unveils-restoration-mother-Grace-Kellys-childhood-home-Philadelphia.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on May 12, 2018, 12:21:36 pm
Grace Kelly’s Childhood Home Will No Longer Open to the Public

Her son Prince Albert gave NBC’s Today a tour of the restored house.


After Princess Grace Kelly’s son, Prince Albert of Monaco, bought her childhood home in Philadelphia’s East Falls neighborhood for $755,000 in October 2016, rumors swirled he was restoring it to open it to the public as a museum.

But in an exclusive tour with Hoda Kotb of NBC’s Today, the royal said that the home will be kept for family use and offices for his foundation.

"I think after talking to some of my cousins about this, we didn't want to see it disappear or see it transformed in any way by future owners," Prince Albert told Hoda Kotb on NBC's TODAY. "It's a big part of our family's history."

[...]

https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a20662242/grace-kellys-childhood-home-prince-albert-today-show-tour/


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on May 26, 2018, 07:29:29 pm
Princess Charlene, 40, cuts a chic figure in khaki green overalls as she joins husband Prince Albert II, 60, ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5774757/Princess-Charlene-cuts-chic-figure-khaki-green-overalls-joins-husband-Prince-Albert-II.html#ixzz5GdMZhQgm
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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: Fly on the wall on June 16, 2018, 02:34:25 am
Princess Charlene and Albert attended the ACM Gala Dinner
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2018/05/princess-charlene-and-albert-attended.html

Princess Charlene shared a photo of her twins before GP races
http://www.newmyroyals.com/2018/05/princess-charlene-shared-photo-of-her.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: HRHOlya on June 29, 2018, 11:19:40 am
It's a family affair! Monaco's royals don historical costumes to celebrate the country's culture during a day of fun at the Prince's Palace

    Monaco's royal family enjoyed a fun day out together at the palace last week
    Prince Albert and his wife Princess Charlene took their twins to a historical event
    Princess Gabriella looked adorable in a traditional red dress and bonnet
    Her twin brother Prince Jacques looked smart in a khaki two piece suit

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5897729/Monaco-royals.html

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Pierre
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Caroline & Beatrice with Pierre?
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Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: gingerboy24 on September 13, 2018, 03:07:20 pm
Some gorgeous photos of the twins starting school.  Far cry from the lamebridges.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6163581/Princess-Charlene-shares-adorable-snaps-twins-Gabriella-Jacques-day-school.html


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: india on September 13, 2018, 10:33:14 pm
It is so refreshing to see these two darlings who are the true legitimate children of Albert and Charlene. They are precious beyond. And it is just lovely how they share photos of them with  the world as opposed to the others that we know about who keep them hidden away because of what they have done.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: BostonLibby on September 14, 2018, 02:54:26 pm
Both are adorable and look happy, content and comfortable in their environment.  Love that Charlene generously shares photos of them!


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: YooperModerator on September 14, 2018, 03:56:07 pm
Cute kids and seem comfortable and not so formal and staged as some.  They handle their family exposure very well.  Open and accessible as much as is prudent.  They'll be fun to watch as they grow up.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: dianab on November 19, 2018, 11:58:05 am
Perfecting her royal wave! Twins Gabriella and Jacques, three, join parents Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert for celebrations to mark the country’s National Day (and come armed with their toys)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6405301/Monaco-royal-family-assemble-National-Day-celebrations.html

Caroline' grandkids are GORGEOUS... different of a plain looking bunch of kids in another very famous royal family


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: sanka on January 27, 2019, 11:06:24 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6636955/Princess-Charlene-honours-Monacos-patron-saint-St-Devote.html (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6636955/Princess-Charlene-honours-Monacos-patron-saint-St-Devote.html)

Monaco honours patron St Devote. Very nice photos of Prince Albert and Princess Charlene with Prince Jacques.


Title: Re: Prince Albert & Princess Charlene: News & Pics II
Post by: sanka on February 20, 2019, 08:34:00 am

http://royalcentral.co.uk/?p=116318 (http://royalcentral.co.uk/?p=116318)

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella visit Africa. There are some photos that have been posted of their experience on Instagram (within the article).