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« Reply #20 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. 
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« Reply #21 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.
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« Reply #22 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.  easter-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.
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2011, 12:21:12 pm »

I think almost anyone is a disappointment in comparision with Grace.
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2011, 12:58:56 pm »

Oh, definitely, but a little bit of charisma wouldn't have hurt.  easter-wink

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

Perhaps she is shy?  dontknow
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« Reply #25 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.
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« Reply #26 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

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« Reply #27 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
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« Reply #28 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.
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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2011, 06:19:26 am »

Charlene is very elegant
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2011, 06:24:03 am »

Oh, definitely, but a little bit of charisma wouldn't have hurt.  easter-wink

Just looking back at Grace's last interview, she was still stunning in middle age!  Shocked 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.
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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2011, 06:41:23 am »

Chances are she's young and fertile enough to have plenty of kids.
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« Reply #32 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!  easter-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. ...

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« Reply #33 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 
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« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2011, 06:15:46 pm »

^^^  thankyou Alexandrine.
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« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2011, 09:18:22 pm »

No problem  BFF2
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« Reply #36 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?
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« Reply #37 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. 
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« Reply #38 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?

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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!

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« Reply #39 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... 
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