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Prince Albert of Monaco’s wedding rocked by claims that bride tried to flee
The Telegraph UK ^ | June 29 2011 | Andy Bloxham

Posted on 06/29/2011 6:09:20 PM PDT by Cincinna

Prince Albert of Monaco has been forced to issue a public statement after claims that his fiancée tried to leave him days before their wedding after learning of his third illegitimate child.

The royal family dismissed reports that Charlene Wittstock had tried to flee to South Africa, where she grew up.

The claims appear to have originated in the French news magazine L'Express.

In an article headlined “Albert-Charlene: Marriage in Peril” and published on its website, the magazine claimed Miss Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer, had been upset to hear a new revelation about her future husband.

A lawyer for Prince Albert vigorously denied the claims, described the story as “madness” and added: “Everything is false.”

The allegations emerged just two days before the three-day celebrations for the wedding are to start. They are expected to cost around £50million.

The guest list includes Naomi Campbell, the model, the businessman Philip Green, Richard Branson, the entrepreneur, and Giorgio Armani, the fashion designer.

Dozens of royal guests will also attend, including the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

A statement from the palace said: “The Prince's Palace firmly denies the allegations.

“These rumours, spread a few days before the wedding ceremonies of His Serene Highness Prince Albert and Miss Charlene Wittstock, have only one purpose - to seriously damage the Sovereign's image and by consequence that of Miss Wittstock and to cause serious prejudice to a happy event.”

Prince Albert's lawyer, Thierry Lacoste, confirmed he would be taking legal action against the French publication and added: “I was with the Prince and Charlene Wittstock in Paris three days ago, and I can promise you that all is well.”

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UH OH! A THIRD ILLIGITIMATE CHILD!

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1 posted on 06/29/2011 6:09:29 PM PDT by Cincinna
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To: Cincinna


^ the sound of me holding my breath and not wanting to get into another fight!

*muah* Let’s just agree to disagree (and yes, Albert is a nice guy - he just represents a system that I *ahem* disagree with).

Good enough? Truce?


2 posted on 06/29/2011 6:14:22 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: Cincinna
Here they are:


3 posted on 06/29/2011 6:15:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cincinna
Can him...


4 posted on 06/29/2011 6:18:13 PM PDT by WVKayaker (The GOP needs to live the planks of its platform, not just offer lip service. -Sarah Palin 8/2008)
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To: Revolting cat!

No Way! These children belong to “The Terminator”!


5 posted on 06/29/2011 6:19:53 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; carton253; seenenuf; LucyT; Miss Didi; ...

TROUBLE IN PARADISE?




6 posted on 06/29/2011 6:19:57 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna
Prince Albert of Monaco has been forced to issue a public statement after claims that his fiancée tried to leave him days before their wedding after learning of his third illegitimate child.

Does HE even want to be married?

7 posted on 06/29/2011 6:23:30 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Got to to save the Kingdom!


8 posted on 06/29/2011 6:24:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WVKayaker

Prince Albert is one of my favorite pipe tobaccos for blending, so I can’t be angry about anybody named Prince Albert. I might even name my next male dog after him, in light of his dog like actions and in honor of the tobacco.


9 posted on 06/29/2011 6:26:00 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: Revolting cat!

Now, that’s REALLY kind of low. Couldn’t you find ANY other pictures of three kids?


10 posted on 06/29/2011 6:26:05 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Revolting cat!

It’s a Principality


11 posted on 06/29/2011 6:26:32 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Revolting cat!
A lawyer for Prince Albert vigorously denied the claims, described the story as “madness” and added: “Everything is false.”

Not good news for the bride-to-be.

Perhaps a glimpse into the future...

13 posted on 06/29/2011 6:28:04 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Cincinna
If de bride try to run...
You ain't havin' no fun.
14 posted on 06/29/2011 6:30:48 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

I apologize to you for doubting the story at first. I still do. (the runaway bride part). What’s a third illegitimate child, when you’ve already acknowledged two? ;•}
Albert is a nice guy, but no one here is supporting or condoning his lifestyle. They say there are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents.
I’m an American first and foremost. Our values, morals, and culture are different from Europe. Monaco and France are gorgeous countries, with wonderful history and culture. They are fun to visit and read about. Even live there for a while.
I think we can agree that as conservatives and Americans, there’s no place like home.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!


15 posted on 06/29/2011 6:31:09 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Got to produce a male legitimate heir to the throne! She must want that crown a bunch!
16 posted on 06/29/2011 6:31:39 PM PDT by classified
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To: Cincinna

Charlene Wittstock

Maybe she will kick his butt, eh?

17 posted on 06/29/2011 6:32:07 PM PDT by blam
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To: Revolting cat!

Aren’t those the children who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary at Fatima?


18 posted on 06/29/2011 6:33:04 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Steely Tom

19 posted on 06/29/2011 6:34:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: blam

I thought her shoulders looked really broad. I read the article and found out she had been an Olympics swimmer.


20 posted on 06/29/2011 6:37:11 PM PDT by randita
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To: AnAmericanMother

It is lower than disgusting.
That is a photo of the three little children who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary, at Fatima. ( Our Lady of Fatima shrine)


21 posted on 06/29/2011 6:39:06 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: randita

In the second pic, she looks awfully masculine.


22 posted on 06/29/2011 6:40:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Revolting cat!

PLEASE STOP POSTING THIS INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL ON THESE THREADS
It is lower than disgusting. It has nothing to do with the topic.
That is a photo of the three little children who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary, at Fatima. ( Our Lady of Fatima shrine)


23 posted on 06/29/2011 6:41:21 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna
Translation: They want some coverage for their wedding a la William and Kate.

I swear, these people seem so uninteresting.

24 posted on 06/29/2011 6:42:40 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Cincinna

Hit the abuse button,problem solved. Sorry.


25 posted on 06/29/2011 6:44:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cincinna

26 posted on 06/29/2011 6:45:21 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Lizavetta

I think the French magazines created a story to sell magazines.
It’s the slow news season.. nothing on TV but King Barack & Moochelle-Antoinette spending the prople’s money & taking vacations.
I’ll take their royalty over ours (sic) any day...much easier on the eyes, and no danger to the Free World!


28 posted on 06/29/2011 7:00:49 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

Linda McCartney is dead? Sorry, I didn’t know, I’ve been living in France.


29 posted on 06/29/2011 7:14:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cincinna

Are we tio understand she didn’t have a problem with the first two bastards?


30 posted on 06/29/2011 7:15:03 PM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: maggief
Beat me to it, Maggie.

Thanks!

31 posted on 06/29/2011 7:17:41 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Cincinna

Please remove me from your ping list. Thanks.


32 posted on 06/29/2011 7:19:42 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice)
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To: Cincinna
That is a photo of the three little children who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary, at Fatima.

That is a photo of the three little children who CLAIMED TO HAVE SEEN saw a vision of the Virgin Mary, at Fatima.

Fixed it. This exaggeration of mystic sitings of dead people borders on the ridiculous and shows ignorance of Scripture. God gave us Jesus as the only sign we need for spiritual awakening within. Jesus is the Truth. All else is vanity.

The idea that some orange peel with a brown spot or some weeping piece of stone or wood is a sign of God borders on the heretical. We live within God's world which displays His power in every leaf and body.

Of course, since it is from a group that worships gold icons and whose priests claim to be the sole arbiters of God's Word is tribute to the power of mysticism. Veneration of some people as special saints flies in the face of God's intention for all of us believers.

There is a list of things which God gave us for guidance... See #2

You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

Flame suit on! Responses will be ignored. I am a Christian, secure in God's path! I'm just appalled at posts such as yours.


33 posted on 06/29/2011 7:25:08 PM PDT by WVKayaker (The GOP needs to live the planks of its platform, not just offer lip service. -Sarah Palin 8/2008)
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To: Cincinna
Prince Albert's lawyer, Thierry Lacoste, confirmed he would be taking legal action against the French publication...

Good!

34 posted on 06/29/2011 7:38:52 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: WVKayaker; Cincinna

The point was that the picture was inappropriate as it was used by the poster. Your post is a side issue to the subject of the thread despite your good intentions.


35 posted on 06/29/2011 7:48:11 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Cincinna
"Feets, don't fail me now".

(Birmingham Brown in Charlie Chan's "The Shanghai Cobra").

Leni

36 posted on 06/29/2011 8:07:54 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Bring Back the MISERY INDEX! Obama's INDEX! Include Food & Energy in a TRUTHFUL INDEX!)
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To: SuziQ

Cincina, you are not the authority on God, or Jesus.


37 posted on 06/29/2011 8:08:03 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: SuziQ

Cincina, you are not the authority on God, or Jesus.


38 posted on 06/29/2011 8:08:15 PM PDT by lephantom
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To: WVKayaker

Can’t even discuss some royal wedding somewhere in Europe without a FReeper ranting against the Catholic Church.

Why don’t you go handle serpents or speak in tongues or hurl darts at a Benedict XVI dartboard or whatever it is that you backwoods Biblethumpers do, or hand out Jack Chick tracts or something?

BTW, the apparition at Fatima in 1917 was real and well documented. And Martin Luther was fat. Laus Deo et Deo gratias!

;^)


39 posted on 06/29/2011 8:10:38 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: Cincinna

Chill, biscuit.


40 posted on 06/29/2011 8:11:31 PM PDT by stormer
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To: dog breath
Prince Albert is one of my favorite pipe tobaccos for blending,

My Daddy used that too, and mixed it with Cherry Blend. I LOVED the aroma when he smoked his pipe!

41 posted on 06/29/2011 8:28:16 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: WVKayaker

This is not a religion thread. Many FReepers are Roman Catholics who take offense at the posting of the picture of these children on a thread about the wedding in Monaco. I am a Christian and find it offensive as well. Please respect the beliefs of others and keep your religious screeds on threads concerning religion.


42 posted on 06/29/2011 8:30:49 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

OMG!!
The view from my bicycle ride from Menton....
How did you get my old photos?


43 posted on 06/29/2011 8:32:39 PM PDT by Sarah
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To: WVKayaker
God gave us Jesus as the only sign we need for spiritual awakening within. Jesus is the Truth. All else is vanity.

Hmmm. Peter, James and John, who were with Jesus at His Transfiguration, and saw him with Elijah and Moses, might have a bit of a disagreement with you. God can use signs of all kinds to call us to spiritual awakening.

44 posted on 06/29/2011 8:34:24 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: maggief

45 posted on 06/29/2011 8:36:27 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Thanks, well said!


46 posted on 06/29/2011 8:36:27 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: WVKayaker
No Flame, maybe just a little shame. Your sanctimonious pontification is really ugly, in spite of your obviously sincere belief.

I suspect you will not convince many Roman Catholics when you spew such burning scorn, let alone convert them.

Why don't you save that for the truly evil religion of Islam.

47 posted on 06/29/2011 8:42:37 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: lephantom

Hey, Pal-neither are you.
I’m running a thread about the royal wedding in Monaco and some sicko posts a picture of the three little children who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary at Fatima, responding to a post about Albert’s three illigitimate children. It us an image sacred to many Christians, and I ask that other posters not be insensitive & respect that.
And stick to the topic. FR has enough religion topics for that type of thing fir those who are interested


48 posted on 06/29/2011 8:43:07 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: WVKayaker

Thanks for posting the magnificent image if the artwork.


49 posted on 06/29/2011 8:45:01 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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“Your sanctimonious pontification “
Wonderful play on words! Well said.


50 posted on 06/29/2011 8:47:32 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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