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Prince Albert of Monaco faces paternity test after wedding (newly weds leave in "green car")
Telegraph UK ^ | July 2, 2011 | Henry Samuels and Patrick Sawer

Posted on 07/02/2011 2:17:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

The wedding was a glittering affair, the likes of which have not been seen since Prince Rainier III married Hollywood icon Grace Kelly in Monaco more than half a century ago.

....But as the couple took their vows, Prince Albert’s colourful past threatened to overshadow the proceedings.

It has now been revealed that, following the couple's civil ceremony, a senior palace official confirmed rumours that Prince Albert is likely to undergo the test after claims that he has fathered a third child.

....Albert already has a six-year-old son, Alexandre, through a former Togolese air hostess, Nicole Coste, and a 19-year-old daughter, Jazmin, with Tamara Rotola, an American estate agent.

Despite the development, none of Albert’s illegitimate children will have a claim to the throne under Monaco law, a source said. “Even if a third or even a fourth child is confirmed Albert will not have an official heir until Princess Charlene bears him one,” he added.

The French magazine, Public, has claimed that Prince Albert fathered “two new illegitimate children”, saying one is understood to be 18 months old and the son of an Italian woman who is preparing to take her story to the press.

Other publications, including Voici, have suggested that Miss Coste could have had a second baby to the Prince. The 40-year old raised eyebrows on Thursday when she was pictured in Monte Carlo on the eve of the wedding.

But for all the background rumours Monaco still basked in glittering pomp and majesty.

.....Seconds before, they had renounced Satan and proclaimed their Christian faith, while Charlene smiled as the archbishop referred to fidelity and forgiveness.

... the newly-weds left the palace in an low-emission, open-top hybrid Lexus LS 600h L car — a nod to the Prince’s green convictions.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: fidelity; green; marriage; princealbertinacan; royalty
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It's good to know the Prince has some convictions. But then it's describe in the story as a "nod" to his green convictions. Perhaps this wedding ceremony is a "nod" to fidelity but iron clad for naming an heir.
1 posted on 07/02/2011 2:17:34 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s good to be a Prince.


2 posted on 07/02/2011 2:21:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I saw some of the wedding today. Everybody looked very tense and upset, including the bride and groom.

I hope they didn’t give Charlene the “tea towels are already monogramed” baloney.

What a farce.


3 posted on 07/02/2011 2:23:31 PM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Revolting cat!

Obama would agree, but he went straight from community organizer to King (I don’t count the “present” months he spent in the Illinois Senate).


4 posted on 07/02/2011 2:24:05 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Cincinna

The story continues...


5 posted on 07/02/2011 2:25:13 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah the hawt babe really married him for his looks. /s


7 posted on 07/02/2011 2:29:11 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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“We’re lucky to be Monegasque. We live the good life, protected jobs, no military service. It’s important to have a prince. With no prince there’s no principality,”

And if she's infertile?

8 posted on 07/02/2011 2:32:38 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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And if she's infertile?

Tammy Wynette is waiting in the wings!

9 posted on 07/02/2011 2:33:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: catfish1957

He looks like Tim Conway in that picture.


10 posted on 07/02/2011 2:34:47 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: catfish1957
Monoco's "royal family" is always in the news for dysfunction. Not that they've cornered the market on that but they seem to try to outdo each other. I guess their official job is promoting this small country by being oddballs. I imagine the "non-in line for the throne" kids are getting the best of it.

Pics of the growing clan

11 posted on 07/02/2011 2:35:57 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Revolting cat!

Worse yet, she’s fertile but produces only girls?


12 posted on 07/02/2011 2:36:07 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Then one of his sisters’ male heir takes over, as I’ve heard (there is at least one boy.)


13 posted on 07/02/2011 2:38:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

No chance for you or me, in other words. It’s a fix!


14 posted on 07/02/2011 2:39:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Poor Grace.

How did her kids become such royal screw-ups?


15 posted on 07/02/2011 2:40:09 PM PDT by derllak
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

what a mess.


17 posted on 07/02/2011 2:41:16 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Incredible that this is Princess Grace’s son. What a genetic crap shoot.


18 posted on 07/02/2011 2:41:46 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Revolting cat!

Not so sure about that. Some of those nieces and nephews are illigitimate too. And I’m not sure that either sister is married to their fathers.


19 posted on 07/02/2011 2:45:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
It's not a "green car" if they have to plug it in to charge their batteries.

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20 posted on 07/02/2011 2:46:24 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

hmm.. like The Tudors except not quite so overstated.


21 posted on 07/02/2011 2:47:29 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Albert renounced Satan. Priapus, apparently not so much.

“It’s good to be da prince!”

22 posted on 07/02/2011 2:48:37 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
GRACE AND PRINCE IN PALACE ON WEDDING DAY

The bodice of Grace's magnificent dress was made of antique lace, and a high cummerbund of ivory silk faille encircled the bride’s slim waist.

The full silk skirt was bell-shaped and the silk tulle veil had two lace lovebirds appliquéd at the back. According to MGM Studios, the bridal ensemble had taken six weeks to create and involved the skills of 35 craftspeople, working under strict conditions to preserve the secrecy of the design. Helen Rose designed both the cathedral and the civil-ceremony wedding dresses.

As was the Monaguesque custom, the civil marriage of Grace and Prince Rainier took place in the Monaco palace throne room on 18 April 1956. The bride was beautiful in a beige lace and dusty rose silk suit with a fitted bodice and skirt that flared into a full hem. A close-fitting hat trimmed with silk flowers, pink silk pumps and white gloves added the final touches.

MGM Studio also gave its star a dozen Helen Rose-designed outfits from High Society – the musical comedy that was to be the actress’s 11th and final film. She expanded her trousseau to some 40 outfits during a rapid shopping trip to New York. The colour palette included beige, delicate pastels and her favourite hue, yellow.

Grace's daughter Caroline on her wedding day (first husband).

23 posted on 07/02/2011 2:51:52 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Tudball and Wiggins...happy at last.


24 posted on 07/02/2011 2:55:39 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: catfish1957
Incredible that this is Princess Grace’s son.

MEMO TO SELF: Don't marry a movie star!

25 posted on 07/02/2011 2:58:26 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
in "green car".

They no longer offer him in a can?

26 posted on 07/02/2011 2:58:26 PM PDT by NoLibZone (HOLD)
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To: derllak
"How did her kids become such royal screw-ups?"

Born with silver spoon in mouth syndrome.
27 posted on 07/02/2011 3:05:29 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Responsibility2nd; stephenjohnbanker; hoosiermama; Miss Didi; DollyCali; stylecouncilor; nutmeg; ...

Bride and groom....and attendants.

28 posted on 07/02/2011 3:05:39 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: yldstrk
what a mess.

Royalty has been behaving like this since, well, forever. One more thing to be thankful for this July Fourth.

29 posted on 07/02/2011 3:06:59 PM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m curious about the medals the groom is seen wearing. Did he serve in the armed forces?


30 posted on 07/02/2011 3:07:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Liz

Why do the attendants have pancakes on their heads?


31 posted on 07/02/2011 3:19:46 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There is no satire that is more ridiculous than the reality of our current government.~freedumb2003)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Caroline has been married three times. The first marriage was annulled before she married husband no. 2. They had 2 sons and a daughter. He died and a few years later she married husband no. 3, who has the title Prince of Hanover and they have a daughter. Her sons would be legitimate heirs. Not sure about Stephanie, some of her children may have been born in wedlock or not. She may have a son, I pretty sure she has more than one daughter. Too lazy to google.


32 posted on 07/02/2011 3:21:39 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: This I Wonder32460

A great scenario for an Agatha Christie novel, in other words.


33 posted on 07/02/2011 3:25:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Tax-chick
Maybe that's what he should ask her here?!
34 posted on 07/02/2011 3:26:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Grace Kelly was passed around Hollywood like a canape’,When the Prince got his turn she was well broken in.


35 posted on 07/02/2011 3:31:26 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Looks like the reports she tried to run may be true. Poor woman.


36 posted on 07/02/2011 3:38:39 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: derllak

37 posted on 07/02/2011 3:39:24 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Tax-chick
Another l'homage to Grace that went horribly wrong.

Grace and attendants in bgrnd.

38 posted on 07/02/2011 3:43:50 PM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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Why do the attendants have pancakes on their heads?

I have NO idea!


39 posted on 07/02/2011 3:50:26 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
She's a 33-y/o Olympic swimmer, entering an age of rapidly decreasing fertility. He's a 53-y/o aging, fat @-hole. He pumps up on Viagra, jumps wifey every night attempting to produce an heir, and collapses dead of a heart attack. Wifey returns to South Africa, fabulously wealthy. Film at 11.
40 posted on 07/02/2011 4:01:28 PM PDT by twister881
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To: goldi

There are rumors in the international media that she had cold feet recently, but was pursuaded to go through with the wedding.


41 posted on 07/02/2011 4:02:33 PM PDT by CitizenReporter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How did they meet anyway? At an YMCA swimming class?


42 posted on 07/02/2011 4:03:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: goldi

I assume that she didn’t marry him for his hair, his looks or his wonderfully-achieving ancestors, none of which factors seem to exist (I read a story one time that Onassis owned the Monte Carlo casino which was going under — smart businessthing that he was, he knew the saving grace would be to find some Hollywood glamourpuss for the ugly “Prince” Rainer, so here comes Princess Grace - how she decided on that deal is beyond me, but it saved Monaco and more importantly, from Onassis’ perspective, the casino. But, having fathered three or four illegitimate children, the new Princess must at least now know that their son is either not gay or that he is both left- and right-handed.


43 posted on 07/02/2011 4:05:52 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a mess that family is. I used to be interested in Grace Kelly and her move to Princess Grace, but it is far from fairy tale. It was not a great love and her son Albert puts on another show. Anyone find it creepy he found a woman somewhat similar in appearance to his mother?


44 posted on 07/02/2011 4:32:20 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded (Palin 2012)
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To: goldi

This is what happens when people are caught up in being a Princess. Albert cannot be an easy guy to love and trust and he likes to play obviously, but they need to put on a show and he needs a wife and heir. Royalty is such a joke with Monaco being the perfect example of it.


45 posted on 07/02/2011 4:34:29 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded (Palin 2012)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Caroline had a son/sons, but her husband that fathered them was killed in a boating accident.


46 posted on 07/02/2011 4:37:09 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded (Palin 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Green convictions my arse. Not with all those illegitimate children running around.
47 posted on 07/02/2011 4:41:59 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
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To: laconic

In my experience with women, they value power and stature in a much higher regard than looks when it comes to men. It is like that the world round. No need to be so bitter about it. Women actually find it attractive that a man is successful, whether they want to admit it or not and theyd rather not most of the time as common folk would refer to them as whores, which isnt the case really.


48 posted on 07/02/2011 4:43:32 PM PDT by hannibaal
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ll take Prince Albert over the POS we have any day.

Barack Plantagenet the First,
addressing the peasants: that’s us, FRiends!

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rChfXlhX1F4&feature=youtube_gdata_player


49 posted on 07/02/2011 7:48:41 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Tax-chick

The attendants are children wearing the Mongasque national costume.
This wedding had way too much hokum for my taste. The outdoor staging in the courtyard instead of a church was untraditional and a faux pas, IMHO.
Compared to the magnificence and inspiration in the traditional Anglican Book of Common Prayer Marriage Service at William and Kate’s wedding, this one did not compare.


50 posted on 07/02/2011 8:04:49 PM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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