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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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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To: Cincinna
What’s a third illegitimate child, when you’ve already acknowledged two? ;•}

Once is happenstance; twice is coincidence; three times is a pattern

51 posted on 06/29/2011 8:48:24 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: RckyRaCoCo

LOL! Too funny!


52 posted on 06/29/2011 8:48:53 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: elcid1970

....not to get involved in the argument, but what’s a Jack Chick tract?


53 posted on 06/29/2011 9:07:17 PM PDT by PhiloBedo
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To: Cincinna

I’m so glad America does not have royalty in places of power.


54 posted on 06/29/2011 9:14:23 PM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: Cincinna

“...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.”

Very poor choice of words, considering “happy event” usually refers to the birth of a child!

Yet they deny the ENTIRE story? Freudian slip or just a coincidence?


55 posted on 06/29/2011 9:18:12 PM PDT by baa39 (If you can't take the heat, get out of FR.)
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To: Cincinna

Thanks. I had other words but thought better...


56 posted on 06/29/2011 9:28:25 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

To 22 - No, she looks athletic.


57 posted on 06/29/2011 9:45:43 PM PDT by jla
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To: wastedyears

MEET OUR RULER KING BARACK


58 posted on 06/29/2011 9:59:30 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: higgmeister

“pontificate” as a reply to an anti-Catholic post....,,priceless!


59 posted on 06/29/2011 10:01:31 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: jla

Those aren’t mutually exclusive. I met a very athletic girl once, but she was simply stunning and wouldn’t be taken for masculine.


60 posted on 06/29/2011 10:13:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: PhiloBedo

“What’s a Jack Chick tract?”

Excellent question. Nowadays one just says to google the websire, but at one time Jack Chick was a publisher of religious tracts (miniature pamphlets) which told Biblically based stories in comic-book format. He did so from an Evengelical viewpoint but didn’t attack other denominations.

But in his later years (he is a recluse who refuses to be interviewed) Jack Chick has become rabidly anti-Catholic. His tracts are rants, ranging from referring to the Catholic holy communion wafers as “death cookies” to asserting that Islam itself was created by the Vatican!

In other words, a whacked-out fundamentalist nutjob. And I wish to make clear that as a Catholic I embrace many aspects of Evangelical practice, especially Bible study, belief in the End Times, and a direct personal relationship with G-d that doesn’t require priestly intercession.

Jack Chick is laughable. And so is the guy who posted earlier denouncing the apparition at Fatima (provoked by an old photo of the three children who saw the first one; the third apparition was witnessed by thousands).


61 posted on 06/30/2011 4:24:28 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: Cincinna

FWIW, do NOT, even with SafeSearch on its highest setting, Google “Prince Albert” Images. Yuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!


62 posted on 06/30/2011 8:46:15 AM PDT by StrictTime
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To: elcid1970
In military/college dorms people would almost get into fights when new Chick Tracts were left in in common areas. Almost everyone wanted to read them. They ranged from hilarious to beyond Rob Zombie creepy.
63 posted on 06/30/2011 8:52:50 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: wastedyears
I’m so glad America does not have royalty in places of power.

Actually we do, they're called "The Kennedys."

64 posted on 06/30/2011 8:56:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: elcid1970
Of course on that last one I meant unintentionally hilarious. Chick Tracts on death give underground horror zines a run for their money in the too creepy for words department. Chicks’s religious message is buried by the tracts way out there delivery.
65 posted on 06/30/2011 9:00:49 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Steely Tom
If de bride try to run...
You ain't havin' no fun.


Mama ain't happy,
Ain't nobody happy.


Or, conversely,

No woman, no cry.

66 posted on 06/30/2011 9:26:24 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
In the second pic, she looks awfully masculine.

"Toned arms" are in right now.

67 posted on 06/30/2011 9:28:10 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: higgmeister
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.

Awesome smackdown!

(As my grandmother used to say, "The Lord don't look at yer clothes when you go to church!")

68 posted on 06/30/2011 9:34:44 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: baa39
Very poor choice of words, considering “happy event” usually refers to the birth of a child!

Let's not forget that the original remarks were probably in French. At worst, it's probably a literal translation. The French and Monagasques don't have the same little figures of speech about having babies that we do.

69 posted on 06/30/2011 9:38:45 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (To ACLU & its plaintiffs: Stop dragging the public into your personal struggle w/ God. -Mark Baisley)
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To: dfwgator

Well by that I also meant the royal title as well, Prince Theodore/John Fitzgerald Kennedy, stuff like that.

But how they acted, I surely see what you mean.


70 posted on 06/30/2011 10:39:15 AM PDT by wastedyears (SEAL SIX makes me proud to have been playing SOCOM since 2003.)
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To: elcid1970

Thank you for the information...I may have seen some of those as a youth. I come from a bible-thumper family, Southern Baptists. (I always get a grin from folks when I refer to myself that way).

Anyway, I have attended Mass several times, at the behest of my girl friends.

I don’t see any point in taking cheap shots at other peoples’ denominations..we are all Christians.


71 posted on 06/30/2011 11:14:11 AM PDT by PhiloBedo
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To: Albion Wilde

Good point! They probably don’t say “we have a bun in the oven” either...one of the more crude Americanisms when one is “in a family way” (to use a nicer expression)!


72 posted on 06/30/2011 11:41:24 AM PDT by baa39 (If you can't take the heat, get out of FR.)
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To: Cincinna; afraidfortherepublic; mojo114; carton253; seenenuf; LucyT; Miss Didi; ...


WEDDING IN MONACO
 

http://www.palais.mc/monaco/palais-princier/francais/mariage-princier/mariage-princier.1818.html

LOOK FOR THE ICON ON THE WEBPAGE & CLICK TO WATCH WEDDING LIVE Sat 7/2 11am EST

Click the box with the crown on the official page


73 posted on 06/30/2011 1:26:13 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

Would you please take me off the list of people you send this to?

‘Rolalty’ just doesn’t interest me.

Thanks


74 posted on 06/30/2011 1:38:21 PM PDT by RetSignman (It's Summertime...the "Goebbles Warmers" are back from hibernation.)
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SPANISH ROYALS SNUB AL & CHARLENE’S WEDDING?

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain NOT going to the Princely Wedding in Monaco?

Everyone assumed they would represent King Juan Carlos in Monaco this weekend, but the surprising news that the Prince and Princess are not going to the wedding of Prince Albert II and his South African bride broke earlier today.

This morning, the King’s Household announced that the invitation was sent to the King, and as he’s recovering from his knee operation(and doesn’t attend weddings of non family members anyway) he’s not attending and isn’t sending the Prince and Princess of Asturias instead. They wouldn’t confirm if one of his daughters would represent the Spanish Royal Family, and it’s been speculated whether infanta Pilar, as a fellow IOC member will be invited in a personal capacity.


75 posted on 06/30/2011 2:14:24 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

Princess Grace with husband Prince Rainier and their children, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie and Prince Albert...

76 posted on 06/30/2011 5:31:02 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Thanks, Dr S for posting the beautiful family photo


77 posted on 06/30/2011 9:59:56 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

You’re very welcome...


78 posted on 07/01/2011 4:20:43 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: maggief

Ha ha! I had forgotten about her. She was a whole hatful of crazy, that one.


79 posted on 07/01/2011 11:19:56 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

She looks like a swimmer. Even female swimmers have shoulders like that.


80 posted on 07/01/2011 8:49:07 PM PDT by madison10
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