Princess Charlene is not pregnant, depressed, tacky & friendless, sources say

Poor Princess Charlene. I know some of you don’t feel sorry for this poor woman, but every time I read about her or see new photos of her, I just feel a wave of sympathy. We haven’t heard much from Charlene recently, except for the epic haircut that failed to take the world by storm. Incidentally, I still like the haircut. I think it suits her a great deal, and her hair looks much healthier like this. Anyway, there are some new reports about Poor Charlene. And none of it is good news. According to The Mail and the French publication Voici, Charlene is “depressed” because she’s still unable to get pregnant. Sources claim that Charlene and Albert’s “pregnancy pact” is real – meaning that she’s basically a broodmare, only fit to provide a legitimate heir, and once she does that, she will be allowed out of the marriage. The “pact” was widely reported last year, around their wedding – incidentally around the time that Charlene allegedly tried to pull a runner THREE TIMES only to have her passport confiscated in one of the most medieval twists in modern royalty. The gist of the new report is that thus far, she’s having issues getting knocked up. Probably because she feels like vomiting whenever she has to be within five feet of Albert and they have been living separately this whole time?

Prince Albert of Monaco’s new wife Charlene Wittstock has become ‘depressed’ at her failure to provide her husband with a legitimate heir, it was claimed today. Princess Charlene is said to have struck a ‘deal’ with the principality’s playboy ruler to bear him a child after she tried to flee before their wedding last summer. But the 33-year-old South African is now unable to get pregnant, France’s Voici magazine reported.

Albert already has already fathered two love-children, but neither can succeed him as they were both born out of wedlock. Voici magazine said: ‘Charlene has made the subject of pregnancy a taboo topic around the Royal palace. She might have a smile on her face at official functions, but inside she is stressed and frustrated. This subject is weighing more and more heavily on her shoulders.’

Rumours of a rift and a ‘pregnancy pact’ erupted even before the couple married in a lavish state wedding ten months ago. Charlene was said to have bolted for Nice airport two days before they married after hearing Albert had had a third love-child during their relationship. Monaco officials were said to have coaxed her back by brokering a deal between the Prince and his reluctant bride that she provide him with a legitimate heir. After that she would be free to leave of her own free will, it was reported last July.

One source said at the time: ‘Charlene will provide an heir, then if things don’t go well, she will receive a generous divorce settlement once she’s served a decent amount of time.’

Albert, 54, has one seven-year-old son Alexandre with Togolese air hostess Nicole Coste. He has another daughter Jazmin, 20, born after a brief affair with American estate agent Tamara Rotola.

Charlene last year called suggestions that she was reluctant to marry ‘hilarious’ on the Today show.

‘Why would we go to all this effort, to have this fantastic couple of days, and have our most intimate and dearest friends come and join us, for us to be reluctant,’ she said.

Her husband suggested the rumours might have been triggered by jealousy from people who ‘did not like the fact that we were finally together and married.’

He was apparently told on the day of his wedding that he would have to take a paternity test to determine whether he was the father of the third illegitimate child. Charlene, who was accused of trying to run away three times before she married, claimed the rumours were purely generated to sell magazines. But she spoke earlier this year about her ‘loneliness’ in Monaco, and added: ‘I only have two people I consider friends here.’

The spokesman told France’s high society Point de Vue magazine last year: ‘Charlene has beauty and style, and we are all praying that she will ensure the royal succession in our principality. Albert has never settled down in the past, but knows that the time is now right to produce the next ruler of Monaco.’

[From The Mail]

The royal spokesman’s statement still runs a chill down my spine. It’s the phrasing, right? “…We are all praying that she will ensure the royal succession in our principality. Albert… knows that the time is now right to produce the next ruler of Monaco.” BROODMARE BROODMARE. Ugh, it’s so… disgusting.

The Daily Beast had additional excerpts from this Voici article, plus some exclusive dirty, plus some old gossip that’s kind of interesting – you can read the full piece here. A court insider told The Daily Beast, “People are embarrassed by [Charlene]. There was a hope that she could introduce some glamour, but now most people just feel she is tacky.” Another insider says that society people in Monaco have “taken to pre-emptively apologizing for Charlene.” That’s so rough! Also, sources say Charlene doesn’t have any friends in Monaco, and she still hates her husband.

I’m including some recent photos of Charlene doing some solo events in Monaco – I think she looks like she’s really trying to make this “public figure/First Lady” thing happen. She seems very down-to-earth at public events. She reminds me of Princess Diana a great deal.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Frayed_Edges says:

    I do feel sorry for her – if they were hoping she would ‘inject some glamour’ they’ve clearly failed – the ‘I don’t want to be here, I want to die’ look on her face removes all glamour from the situation. It is a forced marriage, and I bet she can’t bare to be in the vicinity of her own husband.

    • Loulou says:

      You’ve all fallen for the trap that her little amateur PR team lays of floating any story only to come back and deny it thus passing off for the beleaguered underdog that everyone is jealous of – its so old now, but to new audiences, I guess it works. It’s useful for her because it saves her from actually drawing sympathy for actual good deeds. She’s from the school of the Kardashians, different continent. No sympathy here for someone who does it on purpose.

      • Veruca says:

        I don’t know if I agree with that — she tried three times to escape. Escape. They confiscated her passport and refer to her marriage as ‘serving time’.

        Remember after what her father said after the marriage? She had no support from her family. She was expected to do this.

        My impression is at first she was wowed by the concept of being a princess. And honestly, who wouldn’t be? Now, it’s just sad. And unfair that if she did actually produce an heir — someone she’d actually love and be loved by — they’d send her away.

        Albert sucks.

  2. Cahend says:

    She just looks so unhappy. As someone who is struggling to have a baby, it is bad enough having friends, family, and coworkers in your business. I could not image an entire country up in it.

  3. Stephanie says:

    I agree, Kaiser. I have a lot of sympathy for her. That must be a sucky way to go through life. You can see in her photos how unhappy she is.

    That pic of her and the little girl is precious, though.

  4. erni says:

    I’m still thinking she hides bruises under her make up.

  5. Kkkaren says:

    While I wouldn’t say I feel sympathy for Albert, he is in much the same situation as Charlene. He’d probably be quite happy shagging anything with boobs but for some reason he’s ‘got to produce an heir’. Does he dislike his sisters’ kids that much? Plus. No Monagasque is in any position to label anyone ‘tacky’…remember Stephanie’s antics?

  6. Rita says:

    “We are all praying that she will ensure the royal succession in our principality. (She)… knows that the time is now right to produce the next ruler.”

    If I’m not mistaking, that quote is actually from Kris Jenner about Kendall replacing Kim in the line of succession.

    It’s still wonderfully thoughtfull and emotional.

  7. MBGB says:

    I’d be depressed too if I had to keep spreading ‘em for Albert without getting knocked up. He’s wretched, and with him, you never know where it’s been, if you get my drift.

    • Hautie says:

      If this baby is so important, why is she not in Paris at the fertility clinic? She would be pregnant within months.

      Have Albert make his donation in a cup and get down to it. And let this girl off the hook.

      What I find annoying is that Albert does have children. At least 3.

      But since they are births out of wedlock, none of them are recognized as legit heirs.

      Why did he wait till he was 50 to decide he needed a legit heir? (His sisters have reproduce enough children to fill the position.)

      So as I see it, Albert is the tacky asshole. If Monaco matter so much to him, he would have marry 20 years ago and produce a legit heir.

  8. Laura says:

    In the 21st century that we live in, no one is forcing her to stay. No sympathy here I’m afraid.

    • LAK says:

      True, but when your passport is confiscated, your fiance’s police coax you back and your own family tells the media that they’ve won the world cup with regards your marriage…..there are very few options.

      Who knows what other methods of persuasion were used. No one can see that wedding video and not feel sorry for this lady.

      Monaco is glamourous, but very sinister.

      • Mich says:

        My darling LAK. You and I have been at such odds on the whole Evangalista thing but I am so with you here (and on the Duchess of Cambridge weave story)!

        I feel awful for Charlene. She was literally trying to escape but was trapped and coerced into marrying this man. She is very much a prisoner.

      • LAK says:

        @Mich – LOL at the Evangelista thing. I think my super feminist mother and aunties who literally could rule the world rubbed off on me in more ways than i imagined. That thread just brought out my fangs!!! I am not commenting on any more Evangelista threads. My head will literally explode.

    • bluhare says:

      You wouldn’t have thought she was being forced to stay before her marriage either, but she was. She may not have got her passport back; it was confiscated when she tried to run.

      And have they not heard of IVF? You don’t have to bump uglies that way.

    • Violet says:

      Agreed. Monaco is part of the Schengen area so she doesn’t even need a passport to leave.

      Albert has always been a pig and they dated for six years before getting married, so she definitely knew what kind of man she was marrying. Charlene is in her 30s, old enough to know her own mind.

      I highly doubt Albert blackmailed her into marriage. He’s never seemed particularly enamoured of Charlene and has never been faithful to her. It was more a case of him being nagged to finally settle down and produce an heir, and Charlene was handy. He easily could’ve found someone else to bear his legitimate offspring — despite his repulsive ways and advancing years, he’s rich and royal, which carries a lot of cachet — so it must’ve been Charlene’s choice to marry him.

      What’s that old saying? When you marry for money, you’ll earn every penny.

    • Anne de Vries says:

      So in the 21st century, no relationship can ever be unhealthy to the point of (emotionally) abusive? There’s no way these days that somebody is coerced or manipulated into staying with a partner they don’t want to be with?

      You don’t have to be poor to get stuck in a bad relationship, not if the pressure is heavy enough. Especially if the pressure to stay is also coming from your support network. Her family was very much in favour of the marriage and wasn’t going to support her if she changed her mind.

  9. Lise says:

    She really tried to run away last year. They denied it but it was revealed in a serious french magazine, not a tabloid. They wouldn’t have published it if they weren’t sure.

  10. Alti says:

    Most people seem to forget that this woman is a former olympic swimmer. This means she is a strong woman: self-assured, ambitious, resolute, efficient etc. Don´t think she is a ´victim´. Albert is 54 years old and now he is said to be desperate to have legal children? For the moment (officially!) Caroline is the heir to the throne and then her son. Both are ´loved´ in Monaco. Caroline has the glamour

    • bettyrose says:

      Before your post, I was thinking about how this ought to be a lesson to Waity across the pond about not waiting to get pregnant. But did I knot realize Albert was that old? 54?? Uh, sperm ages too.

      Why in the world was he not required to marry and produce a legit heir at a more, er, virile age?

    • JennaB says:

      That’s an incredibly ridiculous statement to make. She’s an Olympic swimmer, which means…she’s a really awesome swimmer. It says nothing about what she might be equipped to handle in her private life.

    • LAK says:

      super successful people can be knuckle heads when it comes to their private lives. It’s as though all their intelligence is expended on the thing that makes them successful and nothing else.

      • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

        I so agree with this! Especially when it comes to competent successful women and romantic relationships. There are lots of celebrity examples: Demi Moore, J-Lo, Madonna, Halle Berry, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston… but to me the most baffling is always Sandra Bullock.

    • Embee says:

      All those admirable qualities can work against her as well. She could tell her self to be strong, that she can take it, that she’s handled harder things. I know from whence I speak, as I was a national team rower and an Ironman triathlete…and married to someone for 10.5 years who raped me every night.

  11. Lisa Turtle says:

    She doesn’t look tacky at all… Albert is tacky. Albert is such a freaking creep.

  12. Anaya says:

    I don’t expect Princess Charlene to be pregnant any time soon. It wouldn’t surprise me if she and Prince Albert have yet to consummate their marriage. Of course they dated for a while before marrying but they haven’t appeared to be connected since they announced their engagement. Maybe it’s just me who thinks this. I do feel bad for the princess but she has to find a way either out of the marriage or make the most of the life she has.

  13. Victoria says:

    A multi-million dollar pre-nup without tests guarranteeing she could conceive? What about modern medicine?

    Her son, and it will be a son, is going to inherit a throne. Come on! Who would not be seduced by that?

    Albert punished his father by waiting until he died to marry, so Rainer never knew what would happen & who would take the title. Caroline has been waiting in the wings as penance.

    • ol cranky says:

      I’d be surprised if they didn’t do fertility tests. That’s how Rainier ended up with Grace Kelly instead of the woman he loved (who, after being ditched because testing showed her to be infertile, ended up marrying, getting pregnant and giving birth to 3 children)

  14. Jackie says:

    albert has had a rotten reputation for years.

    was it really a big surprise to learn he had fathered a 3rd child out of wedlock? he already had 2 when she was dating him.

    so, she knew what she was getting into. i have some sympathy, but not alot.

    i’m tired of women being the victim when it is very clear from the beginning the type of men they are getting involved with.

    • Emma says:

      What if they threatened your life and the safety of your family? They’re royalty with a lot of power to do what they want and get away with it. I don’t think it’s that easy for her to leave. She already tried and failed three times.

      • Jackie says:

        if she really wanted out, she could go. she has options. would they be difficult to take? yes. however, one phone call to the papers or tv and she could blow all this out of the water.

        i don’t believe for one second that she is an ACTUAL prisoner.

        it is probably miserable for her, but she seems to have her price.

      • Vesper says:

        Despite the incredible sadness in her eyes, I don’t feel sorry for her. I don’t see her as a prisoner, but rather a grown woman who had other options. Nobody forced her to date this vile man, and nobody forced her to marry him. I think she settled, and with settling comes consequences.

        She does look miserable. Her hair, frumpy clothing, weight gain, and complete lack of spark and energy make her look like an unhappy, mature woman in her 50′s – one who looks almost asexual.

    • bluhare says:

      Look at that photo of him? You don’t think he could be ruthless? I think we don’t know the half of his ruthless.

      Charlene did interviews in the run up to her marriage, and she was definitely not this tentative depressed person. Not even close. Something happened.

  15. Anne says:

    At this point, I’m just hoping she has one of those faces that always looks depressed. Because frankly, having a face like that is a lot better than always BEING depressed.

  16. LAK says:

    she really got the diana script, sleazy st tropez version.

    Edit: ‘Charlene will provide an heir, then if things don’t go well, she will receive a generous divorce settlement once she’s served a decent amount of time.’

    The powers that be don’t deny it.

    She really is the prisoner bride.

  17. inthekitchen says:

    So, I’m unclear on what her part of the deal is…I want to know what she is getting out of this “pregnancy pact.” She provides a baby and gets what in return? I just can’t see how she’d want to just have a baby and then leave it there – with him – for money. Something doesn’t compute.

    • LAK says:

      he gets a male heir, she gets untold riches. Huzzah!

      Some people really are that cold.

      Though i wonder what happens should she repeatedly produce females. Would they just keep ging until a male is produced or gender selective IVF to ensure that a boy is produced.

      On a serious note, i hope they just live separately when the male child comes, and she is able to mother him [them] rather than disappear entirely from his [their] life.

      This is so medieval it’s disgusting in this day and age.

      • Mich says:

        I think she DID realize what she was getting into and that is why she tried to run away THREE times. Run away. Three times. Taken by police. Passport confiscated. Her own family not backing her up. I can only imagine how she must have been feeling on her dreaded wedding day or her despair now.

        The Afrikaans community in South Africa is very 1960s. Motherhood is everything. In my 12 years here I have only met one Afrikaans woman who was open about not wanting to have children. This just makes her situation so much sadder. Knowing where she comes from I can’t imagine how she could ever reconcile having a child with this man and then ‘turning it over’ for her freedom. No matter which way her bread is sliced, she loses.

        (oops. this was supposed to be a reply to Lila below!)

    • Margs says:

      That’s the part that I don’t get either, what is she going to do once she has the baby…leave him/her behind?

  18. Sachi says:

    I wonder if all the plastic surgery is a way for her to cope. Every time I see her I get sad at all the changes she’s made on her face. She does not look normal anymore. She can barely show emotion these days because her face doesn’t move. The constant deer in the headlights look on her face when she’s out and about is uncomfortable to see. It’s obvious she’s not happy but seems to have ‘settled’ and just goes with the charade.

    I do like, however, that she lights up around kids and seems genuinely interested in her charities/causes. She’s done a lot of events as Princess of Monaco by herself, and she’s excelling in it.

    Albert is a creep, alright. It’s interesting how he dotes on his nieces and nephews (esp. Caroline’s kids) but his 2 children are almost always out of the picture. He didn’t even have them at his own wedding, using the “it’s a serious ceremony, not suitable for kids” excuse…but many children were there, just not his own.

  19. Khalesi says:

    fortunately, they don’t need to “consummate” their marriage in the flesh. Hello IVF! Heck, even a turkey baster would do…

  20. e.non says:

    i feel bad for her… with each photo albert looks more repulsive every time. what a selfish pig he is that he can’t even settle down long enough to fulfill his princely duties.. ;-)

    ya gotta wonder if this family isn’t cursed. kelly’s death; the drinking/drugs done by her daughters that have taken their toll; and then, him. ugh.

  21. Lila says:

    Some poster said it above, but a very serious French magazine (def not a tabloid) ran a story about how they seized her passport and basically
    dragged her from the border. Honestly, I feel like she kind of knew what she was getting into but did not realize the full extent until right before the wedding. So I am sympathetic. She can’t leave if his bodyguards are following her 24/7 and she does not have a passport.

  22. The Original Denise says:

    The entire Monaco royal family is tacky as hell. But there is no comparison between Charlene and Diana. Diana was a young woman in a bad situation who empowered herself and became an icon. Charlene is over thirty and pathetic; she knew what she was getting into.

  23. Dotty says:

    “Once she’s served an appropriate amount of time”?
    Sounds like a (glamorous ) prison sentence to me.

  24. Dotty says:

    “Once she’s served an appropriate amount of time”? Sounds like a (glamorous ) prison sentence to me.

  25. Minxx says:

    I find the story about her passport being confiscated to be complete BS. First of all, in the Schengen zone she does not need a passport to travel to any of the EU countries (except UK or Ireland). At the border nobody stops you, you just walk or drive though w/o any controls. Second, if she had her passport confiscated, she travels to France or Italy and goes to South African consulate to get a paper which would allow her to travel home, if she wanted to. Except that she lived in Monaco for the past 6 or 7 years and all her relatives live there, so right now that’s her home.

    • vic says:

      Finally someone that seems to know what they’re talking about. Like in this day and age a person this public is held prisoner. Her haircut is awful. He’s been the same for a long time so she knew what she was getting into. But people do love their victims.

    • LAK says:

      i remember reading in the original story from last summer that she did go into a consulate in Paris but was held until the Monaco Police arrived to collect her.

      Ditto Nice airport, which is when they allegedly confiscated her passport.

      I know it is a very different scenerio from what we are used to but when you hear about the ongoing slavery where the victims passports are taken from them [http://www.kalayaan.org.uk/], when you hear about imprisoned Arab Princesses, this does not seem so far fetched.

      Yes, she knew what she signed up for, but did she really know?

      One thing’s for sure, whatever happened she found out during the period between engagement and wedding, and she has not looked the same happy [ish] person , botox withstanding.

      • PDog says:

        I have to add that we also have no idea what passport or visa she was attempting to travel with at the time, or what she has access to now. Because lord knows if she only had a South African passport (and this was before the marriage so this is very likely) she would not have been able to travel on the shengen arrangement. And it is also likely that she has been provided with a visa as a part of the royal contingent but cannot use it unless authorised by the palace?

  26. fille says:

    one of the dullest people i’ve ever met! tacky, constantly drunk and falling all over the place, sulky as hell and impolite as they come! also into strange diets and shit. used to see her all the time.

      • Anna says:

        Ooh are you talking about Albert, please do tell more. Detail..Detail!!

      • fille says:

        she’s quite ugly in person. very very white pasty look. she doesn’t have a single friend. type of person who asks but does not give. never says thank you. gets drunk often and security has to pick her up coz she falls down without a thought on what people around her might think. she doesn’t even crack a smile. albert, though quite stupid, is at least very gallant. always kisses your hand and is very smiley and polite and friendly. charlene’s been like that forever so don’t think it’s just because she married him or something. she’s just the dullest, most boring person ever!!!

  27. Mika says:

    In 2012, a South African passport holder is taken hostage to marry royalty in Europe? Really? Once again, really? I think everyone who perpetuates this myth is just silly. Yes, silly. No one in such a high profile situation is taken hostage – ugh.

    There are thousands of women in all parts of the world that would happily “sell” themselves to this man for the riches, the title and the glamour. If Albert truly wanted,he would have married anyone he chose and believe me, Albert wants his woman black. There are princesses all over Africa who are bred with duty in them and would have happily been married off to the “dashing” Albert.

    People don’t believe what you read. Charlene might be an Olympic competitor but what else does she bring to the table? Career? Pedigree? Beauty? Education? No – none of the above. She hung around this man for YEARS before marriage – are you trying to tell me she didn’t do her homework on this jackass? Get real! This chick carved up her features to appear more like his mother and went ahead with the marriage. None of these stories are true and I don’t care which “serious” publication printed them – she knew exactly what she was getting into and wanted it and these “victim” stories are just to draw attention to a nation that is in serious trouble. Albert should have done what his father did and marry an American – Kim Kardashian would do a greet job bringing that nation the attention it needs!

  28. UniqJazz says:

    I really do feel for her. Look, out of everything in life, people truly deserve Happiness ! She looks miserable in her wedding photos. No love between them and the video of him kinda yelling at her under his breath when she is crying during her wedding is just soo sad. Happiness is such a simple thing and without it everything else in life seems pointless. I hope she finds her happiness.

  29. taxi says:

    The tackiest ones in Monaco are Al & Steph, with Caroline hardly a role model either. Charlene is a big improvement. Too bad she has to put up with Al.

    BTW, most Olympic caliber athletes are so strictly supervised during the years of training that they are actually quite sheltered socially.

    • fille says:

      you know, nobody forced her to marry him and hang around these past 10 years. she should consider herself damn lucky. and as for being sheltered coz she’s a swimmer, never heard of such nonsense. she’s been partying like mad this past decade and has not hesitated for the most part, to bitch about her life with albert

      • taxi says:

        They are sheltered & controlled as long as they are still training & competing. The social development & exposures outside the swim group starts later than for them than for most young adults. Albert surely presented only the sides he wanted her to see. I doubt if she was present at the wildest of his parties. You know, the ones where he’s running around naked with a boat-load of hookers.

        If she’s the mess you say she is, why would Albie have wanted her to help him represent his country?

      • fille says:

        coz everyone knows albert is an idiot! just look at how he’s managed to ruin monte carlo. ofcourse charlene knows all about albert’s flirts, coming, goings and shortcomings! this place is only a square mile!!! if we know, that means she knows too. trust me!

  30. Jen says:

    Grace Kelly’s kids are all one big, messed-up bunch.

  31. Laura says:

    I just found out a work colleague of mine has killed herself because her boyfriend split up with her. Between that and this story it really makes me wonder what the hell is wrong with the human race when they will happily treat others like crap and lead them to feel so isolated that they end their own lives. Makes me so sad and angry.

  32. Bayarealife says:

    This woman is supposed to be 33? I really don’t think so and if she is, she has aged especially poorly for someone JUST entering a royal family. She is a pretty woman but She looks 44. I don’t feel sorry for her. She chose to marry knowing what she was getting herself into.

  33. Bayarealife says:

    This woman is supposed to be 33? I really don’t think so and if she is, she has aged especially poorly for someone JUST entering a royal family. She is a pretty woman but She looks 44.

  34. Reece says:

    I still think those faces may just be her default expression. However where there’s smoke there’s fire. It’s a sad situation all around but I cannot believe that she didn’t know who she was marrying.
    Also, she doesn’t seem to be any tackier than anyone else in Monaco’s RF. Less so actually.

  35. flower says:

    Take a leaf out of Beyonce’s book Charlene, you can hide away in Switzerland for 6 months at a special ‘at risk birth clinic’ to avoid palace gossip and leaks, then voila a healthy baby for the Monegasque’s.

  36. Brigitte says:

    Charlene was not forced into her situation. She could have stood firm and not married Albert. She still has choices. And Princess Diana had alot more presence and charisma than Charlene.

  37. coconut says:

    she ought to try a feminine bob type hair style. it’s too boyish now…not good with her boyish outfits.

  38. Liberty says:

    Charlene was seen often on the party circuit for girls who wanted to hook up with well-to-do men. She met Albert at some sports benefit, then wrote to him months later, then moved to Monaco, jobless, to pursue him for a few years. Jobless. In Monaco. Not a cheap place. Her parents and adult brothers then moved there. I think there are Russian business connections involved, and she was surprised to be made payment or assigned to this, and has to do it because of family issues or her own. In years there, she never bothered to learn French, or work, or leave. You do the math, then tell me why this woman should be your object of pity.

    • fille says:

      quite right!! she hasn’t done a damn thing all these years. didnt even bother learning the language and for all those people who feel sorry for her stupid ass coz she looks like she’s about to cry, all i have to say is: FYI she’s always looked like that!!!

  39. lower-case deb says:

    i’ve heard some of my Western friends joked to their children. don’t dream of becoming a princess, you’ll be like charlene or masako (since they’re sort-of well-documented in global news/gossip style).

    in my neck of the woods, we even have a more dramatic prisoner bride story:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manohara_Odelia_Pinot

    complete with escapes and international intrigue.