Is Princess Charlene feeling pressure to have a baby now that Kate’s pregnant?

Poor, poor Princess Charlene. Did you forget about her in the wake of Baby Wales: The Baby To End All Babies? I did not forget about her. I imagine that as soon as Princess Charlene was informed of Duchess Kate’s pregnancy, poor Charlene popped a few pills and closed her eyes, quietly awaiting Prince Albert’s order. She knew she would be sent to the Insemination Dungeon, where The Baster of Doom awaits.

Anyway, here are some new pics of Princess Charlene and Prince Albert yesterday at the Christmas Celebration for Monaco Children. I really like her coat, although I would have gotten it another color. Maybe navy. Maybe black. Maybe red. This beige-y camel is just kind… eh. I do like she’s youth-ing it up with some hot boots and she’s showing off her legs. You know what? I was talking about all of the girls who chopped off their hair over the past few years, and I completely forgot about Charlene’s Diana-esque chop. I still love it. The short hair really suits her.

As for the Baster of Doom, I really do think that Duchess Kate’s gestation will probably force Albert and Charlene to really “try” for that heir. Vanity Fair published this funny and completely satirical piece about what went down after Kate’s pregnancy was announced:

The scene: a drawing room in the home of Princess Charlene and Prince Albert of Monaco. Princess Charlene has just returned from one of her daily 13-hour swims to find Albert sitting in a chair, strumming his fingertips on the table.

Princess Charlene: [pretends not to notice Albert a few feet directly in front of her]

Prince Albert: [coughs, calling her bluff]

Princess Charlene: [looks over at Albert, purses lips into tight smile]

Prince Albert: Charlene.

Princess Charlene: Albert, hi. Um.

Prince Albert: Did you happen to catch today’s news?

Princess Charlene: Uh. Yes. Uh, you mean. . . Syria. Terrible.

Prince Albert: [clears throat] Ah, I, uh, no. I mean, yes, an immense tragedy.

Princess Charlene: [looks at Albert, as if daring him to continue]

Prince Albert: No, I uh, was referring to Princess Kate. Pregnant, you know.

Princess Charlene: Yes, it’s just awful about Syria.

Prince Albert: Indeed.

[From Vanity Fair]

I kind of think my scenario is more realistic, what with the pill-popping and the Insemination Dungeon. Right? I really believe that situation is much more likely. Especially since Albert’s nephew (and presumptive heir to the Monaco throne) recently knocked up his fiancée too. Poor Charlene. The Baster is upon us.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Anaya says:

    Princess Charlene looks beautiful. She also looks less miserable.

  2. Hautie says:

    Maybe if Albert only shagged his wife… she would be more receptive to having him near her.

    And willing to have “The Baster of Doom” in the same room with her.

  3. Tania says:

    She’s got some great gams! Wow

  4. Tania says:

    She’s got some great legs! Wow!

  5. Nibbi says:

    1) She looks great. Cute hair, flattering makeup.

    2) “Baster of Doom”: BAAA HA HA !!! Kaiser is pretty funny sometimes :)

  6. DanaG says:

    Charlene needs to just close her eyes and get it down with once she is knocked up she won’t have to worry and if she has twins she will be set for life. Albert already has a couple of kids so if she doesn’t get pregnant soon there will be even more pressure on Charlene.

  7. Joanna says:

    Like her outfit, she looks great

  8. Christina says:

    Charlene looks great in these pictures – that outfit really suits her and she seems so much more natural and less miserable. This kind of outfit suits her swimmer’s body so much better than evening dresses which can emphasise her broad shoulders rather than her fabulous legs.

    Albert on the other hand…. am I the only one here who (just about) remembers when he was kinda sorta considered a hunk?

  9. Loulou says:

    Wow the Wittstocks are up early to post comments LOL CB should be more egalitarian with the grossitude towards Albert. Many will tell you her intake of Botox interferes apparently with conception (I’m not in the know, personally) and her Lance Armstrongesque approach to athletics may have curtailed her ability to procreate. The problem as we know is not with Albert’s swimmers.

    • Christina says:

      If the rumours are true, botox is the very least of what Charlene has had done. It’s looking good on her though.

    • hally says:

      in the area where I live I see many botoxed mommies, and many starved and botoxed women who are probably past peak fertility who have popped out lovely babies, so that’s not the issue.

      I personally have never heard and of the rumors about her steroid or hormone use, if that’s what you’re alluding to. that’s certainly an interesting angle.

      But maybe its just simply that her body is rejecting carrying a douchey-trollbaby. If I were her i’d just keep repeating “its grace kelly’s grandchild, grace kelly’s granchild” and “i’m a princess! i’m a princess!” to get me through.

  10. aims says:

    Shes stunning. I feel for her, the idea of that slimball climbing on top of her would ne my skin crawl.

  11. The Original Mia says:

    Charlene looks great. Love the hair cut too. Love those boots!

    I’m sure Charlene has been pressured to get pregnant from the time she said I do. Sometimes, it isn’t as easy as just closing her eyes and taking one for the country.

  12. Eman says:

    I so want those boots she’s wearing,, stunning boots >_<

  13. Redheadwriter says:

    If she’s lucky, it actually will be a baster instead of Albert himself. Eww. Just threw up a little in my mouth.

  14. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    With the laws changed, Albert doesn’t need a legitimate kid – Caroline and her kids can inherit the throne if anything happens to him. But I think he needed a hostess. I’m old enough to remember that after Grace died, Caroline had to step in as the hostess for official functions. I know the Prince himself is there, but there’s something decorative/welcoming/socially expected in having a hostess as well. I think that’s the real role Charlene was hired to play. If she has kids, that’s just added bonus.

  15. Izzy4Ya says:

    Can someone help me understand why she gets “kid gloves” while we (myself included) go IN on Kate. I knew about Albert’s ways since I was a child, lol. He has always seemed like an incredibly selfish man with no discipline. She married him anyway. Now she may be disgusted by him, but she clearly isn’t going anywhere. Why the sympathy?

    • LAK says:

      We sympathise because she allegedly tried to back out. several times. And is alleged unwilling princess Bride.

      Allegedly her passport was confiscated and she was escorted back to Monaco by goons, excuse me Palace helpers persuaded her to return, at her final attempt.

      All these allegations set against a backdrop of rejoicing family members [hers!], Bride weeping at the wedding [not for joy], miserable when forced to do the we are so happy perp walk, excuse me meeting and greeting, the Monaco residents during the week the story broke, looking weepy and medicated for months after the wedding etc etc and so forth.

      We don’t think she didn’t know. I think most people speculate that she did now, but perhaps not the full extent of it, tried to run away and is now essentially a prisoner albight in a gilded cage. Shades of Diana but much more shadier and sinister.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      For me, it’s because Charlene seemed genuinely upset/heartbroken when she realized Albert didn’t really love her (the cheating so close to the wedding). I think she – at best – was very much “pressured” into a marriage she didn’t really want.

      Kate just wanted to marry William no matter what. I don’t think she cares whether William truly loves her or not, as long as she still gets the title and money. In fact, after William so publicly dumped and humiliated her, she came running back to him when he beckoned, no hesitation. It’s hard to feel sorry for someone like that, even though I suspect Kate’s life isn’t as great as she’d like us to believe (her eating disorder is a major clue).

      I also feel sorry for Crown Princess Masako of Japan. She was MAJORLY pressured into marrying the crown prince when she really didn’t want to (she was a Harvard-educated career woman who could have been an important diplomat herself, if not for her stifling marriage). Very different from Kate.

      So, not all princesses are the same is what I’m saying.

      • Fue McCormick says:

        How did William publicly dump Kate and humiliate her? I knew they broke up at one time and he dated other girls who pretty much ran for the hills when things would get serious, but I don’t recall the humiliation … details please …

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        William took his friends out to celebrate in a nightclub after he dumped Kate. He gleefully shouted “I’m free!” and racked up a huge bar bill buying everyone drinks. The same jerky friends who made fun of Kate’s working-class background, and William apparently didn’t care if they did that.

        And why did he dump her in the first place? Because, after stringing her along for years, she questioned whether he was serious about her (because of his cheating, and being photographed groping another girls’ boobs). To punish her for even asking (imo, Kate’s question was entirely reasonable), he dumped her.

        This all made me think William is not a very nice person. Yet, when he beckoned Kate several months later, she came running back to him, apparently having learned her lesson to never question him again (at least, she doesn’t seem to have any opinions of her own, thoughts of her own, friends of her own, or anything else in life William might not approve of).

        In the end, I dislike both of them.

      • jk says:

        William thought he wanted to be free but when Kate started dating he thought again, I think Wills loves her very much he is just not demonstrative in public. He hugs Kate and holds her hand all the time and I think that after what his dad pulled with his mother, marrying her to be a brood mare that WIlls would never do that to Kate. He knows how hjurt his mother was and how humilated she was by his father and the whore. If he did not love Kate he would not have married her . People love to make her look small and insignificant but it is all BS. I dont think eithe rone of Dianas sons would do what their father did. I also hope the queen gives the throne to WIlls and Kate and not CHucky and the whore, There should be no whore as the queen .

  16. molly says:

    Criticise all you like, but if she really does have fertility problems being “pressurised” into having a kid for everybody else’s benefit is somewhat selfish.

    The last thing she would need is for everybody to point the finger at her and compare her with other peoples pregnancies. Nobody knows what the problem is, if there is one, only her so why does everyone criticise on rumours and hearsays ?

    Waity Katie may have the same problem, who knows if she will have this baby, she has already had one miscarriage and although she may have to rest for 9 months – which will suit her because she doesn’t like WORK period, supposing she has the same problem, Will you all be pointing the finger at her ?

    • M says:

      Kate didnt have a miscarriage, that was all tabloid rumors. Charlene, however, probably did sometime last year. Its very common for Olympic athelets to have fertility issues due to strain they put on their bodies, so it wouldnt be shocking to hear that Charlene did have a miscarriage last year. If she did, I doubt that there is any pressure put on her at the moment.
      Also, Charlene always looks sad because Monaco has a strict “No emotion” rule. All the other royals look the same at events, its not just Charlene. Grace once said that she wasnt even allowed to smile at her own wedding becuase of that rule.

    • molly says:

      You know Kate and Charlene personally do you and you also know for definite that Kate didn’t have a miscarriage and Charlene probably did, You and a million other people DON’T KNOW so think about what you are writing before you do.

  17. Elly says:

    Do your really think he is desperate for an heir? He is now 54 years old. Charlene and Albert were together for ten (!) years before marriage. He seems in no hurry…

    Charlene, Albert and his daughter:

  18. taxi says:

    She’s beautiful, well-dressed. Albert looks grumpy when amidst the kids, as if he’s afraid one will touch him.

  19. Violet says:

    She looks gorgeous as usual and yet sad as usual.. just look at her eyes, they say it all! And she and Albert look so estranged… like total strangers…:/

  20. Helen says:

    I think she looks beautiful as always. She can try any style and pull it off. She has the guts to try and careless about what others think. You have to have tough skin to be in her position and I think she is doing great. It is funny how people that do not like her take the time to look her up and comment on her. I do not see anything so sad about her she is laughing and smiling. It just really shows how some people believe anything they read. If she was trying to escape from Monaco and not get married, Where are the pictures of her running away and the third child out of wedlock? I would assume that if they are true someone would have shown some proof. I have not seen any evidence to confirm those ridiculously stupid rumors. She is an independent woman with an Olympic gold medal from swimming and she was a teacher. If she did not want to do something I am pretty sure she would not. I do not blame them not to pay any attention to that nonsense because it is just gossip for the magazines. Just because Prince Albert has two children out of wedlock does not mean they do not love each other. Those children were before he met Charlene, even though he is a royal he has made mistakes too. He has been a bachelor and probably careless with himself never thinking he would ever get married. He met Charlene and I think they are each others best friend and they love each other. I wish people would look at the good things they do instead of just badly gossiping about them. I wish them all the best.

  21. Suze says:

    She has had surgery and probably botox and all kinds of procedures but in her case they actually did make her more beautiful. And that is a great style for her, she should keep wearing things like that.

  22. Ravensdaughter says:

    Yup, it definitely will be conception by baster.
    The short cut is so fab on her! Way better than her previous vague style.

  23. Sachi says:

    Maybe Albert has no need of a child anymore? Considering that he barely acknowledged his two kids and only did so under threat of a lawsuit, I doubt he’s that much interested in having to raise a child of his own. He’s a sleazy womanizer and it’s unfortunate for his kids that he adores his nieces and nephews but not them, though If I remember correctly, I saw a photo of his daughter, Jasmine, posing with him at an event and that was the first time they were seen together so maybe there’s hope that he’d be more than a Dad who just pays child support.

    Maybe he married Charlene just so everyone who was demanding to see the Prince of Monaco get married would shut up? Maybe he just needs a ‘helper’ now, someone at his side to represent Monaco?

    Caroline is more popular than him in Monaco anyway. She’s Monaco’s daughter and she’s proud of it. I don’t think there’d be complaints if Albert passes on the throne to his sister and her children.

    That being said, Charlene looks great. I like that she makes an effort and just gets on with her duties (not childbearing). She genuinely enjoys kids and the only times you’d see her smiling widely and sincerely are when she’s attending sporting events or when she’s interacting with children. She’s very warm and personable with athletes and kids and nobody could say she looks disinterested and bored and that she’s just there to show off her new clothes and pose for the cameras.