Princess Charlene goes solo with new bangs: depressed, terrible & sad?


These are newish photos of Princess Charlene actually doing a royal duty all by herself! I sort of can’t believe that Prince Albert let her go somewhere by herself, although I’m sure there are “princess wranglers” just out of photo range, waiting to swoop down on a rogue, wayward princess who could make a break for it at any moment. Alas, I fear that Charlene has abandoned her plans for escape. Look at her eyes – those are the eyes of a woman who has dejectedly resigned herself to her fate. That’s a woman with no fight left.

Anyway, the event: according to WENN, Charlene attended “the traditional mass of the Feast of Saint Michael held in La Turbie, a small village in the hills of Monaco. After the ceremony the princess went to a reception hosted by the Mayor and attended by local children.” I hate her outfit. It looks like Armani, and it looks really oversized too. I get that it’s supposed to be a loose suit, but damn… has she been losing weight? In the last post, I said that she was looking pregnant to me, but I’m taking that back. Oh, and this is only the second public outing Charlene has had in weeks – meanwhile, Albert continues to do public appearances without her, using other ladies as his “dates”.

Also – look at her new hair. That’s the bangs trauma of depression, I fear. Her face didn’t need those little bangs, and her hair could totally usually a blow-out. Poor Charlene.





Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. brin says:

    LOL at “princess wranglers”.
    She looks awful, I really feel sorry for her.
    That’s total despair on her face.

  2. gee says:

    She looks so so sad.

  3. the original bellaluna says:

    She looks miserable, and unwell. Her outfit is nice though.

  4. Monie says:

    Get her a brush…stat!

  5. ladybert62 says:

    The hair does need assistance!

    But I Love that outfit!!!

    Yes indeedy, she looks depressed and sad.

  6. Rita says:

    God, this woman makes me sad. She reminds me of a Genghis Kahn concubine.

  7. Alice says:

    Oh wow she really does look depressed. Duchess Kate looks genuinely happy wherever she’s photographed, but Charlene’s smiles are totally forced.

  8. Reece says:

    People keep saying she looks sad, maybe that’s just her face. js I’d never heard of her before she married Albert so I have no comparisons.

  9. Becca B says:

    The man with the red tie feels for her too.

    Oh Charlene!

  10. Firecracker says:

    Good point, Reece. I love that top!

  11. anti says:

    @Becca — that man’s face says it all. i hope the whole price albert charade make all the folks there uncomfortable.

  12. SueAnn says:

    Her hair looks like it is thinning……drastically….

  13. SueAnn says:

    @ Rita ROFLMFASO

  14. Kiki says:

    She looks… Sooo old!!!
    Poor girl 🙁

  15. podzol says:

    Hang in there, Charlene. But points for her for carrying on with royal duties or whatever this is, even though it looks like she wants to jump off a bridge.

  16. smh says:

    why does she look older than kim cattrall?

  17. bluhare says:

    Wow. I can’t believe she went to a public engagement without her hair styled. Might say a lot in itself . . . if she’s depressed grooming can go out the window (ask me, I know). That being said, I’m wondering if part of her expression is because she’s done too much to her face. It looks sort of frozen in some pics I saw elsewhere. I feel for her though. No matter what is going on, she doesn’t look happy.

  18. aenflex says:

    I feel bad for her. I fear for her mental state, even. I hope she pulls through, and channels some Lady Di powers.

  19. Dusty says:

    Why don’t we all support her by starting a Team Charlene movement? I like this idea very well. We lost Princess Di; we can make a difference!

  20. Maritza says:

    This woman looks like she cries herself to sleep every night, poor thing.

  21. Jackson says:

    Dude in the last pic sees how tragic those pants are, too. She just needs to get pregnant and then get the Hell out. I’d opt for artificial insemination.

  22. danielle says:

    Maybe it is her face? If not, yeah, she looks miserable. And she looks like she’s aged in the few months since her wedding. Yikes! They dated forever! Didn’t she know Albert was a pig? Didn’t the palace know she’s unstable? Who let this happen?

  23. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    The marriage has really aged her. I think it’s a good thing for her to be out and about by herself. I think doing the royal duties by herself will give her more confidence to tell Albert to go f- himself.

  24. Anne says:

    At this point I’m just praying that her face is just one of those that constantly looks miserable despite her true emotions. Because the alternative is that this girl – this poor, poor girl is stuck in such an unhappy marriage and my heart just breaks for her.

  25. Mag says:

    I really don’t understand the sympathy anyone has for her. She knew full well what she was getting into after having dated him/hung around for 6 years.

    I also don’t get the whole eyes are dejected. The copious amounts of botox/plastic surgery don’t allow for emotions on her face – that’s why she always has the same expression.

  26. trolleydolly says:

    She visited Ireland about 8 months ago and she was photographed looking very beautiful, superbly elegant and happy.

    Now she looks well dressed, but not well groomed like before – a bit beat down, like all the spirit has been crushed out of her. Her eyes are so sad. Jaze can all that money make up for being so miserable?

  27. Minx2 says:

    I think she’s pregnant and sick as a dog. That’s why she doesn’t travel with Albert and looks so tired and sick. That would also explain why she’s not doing her hair etc.

  28. Bermuda Blues says:


  29. Feebee says:

    she looks traumatised.

  30. sapphire says:

    Not buying this episode of “Special Victim’s Unit”, Kaiser. Looked exactly the same before. Prince Al is a waste of space

  31. Depressed says:

    Come on she is 33 years old. And her parents were there too. Can’t she just walk away?

    What do they have on her that could be so bad? I know she was wild when she first got to Monaco. But seriously she knew what she was getting into. She can get out if she wants to. Its not like she’s 18 and doesn’t know what to do. She’s been around the block alot.

    What worries me is her hair is falling out and she looks semi- suicidal. I wish her parents would do an intervention. Or maybe they don’t want to get off the gravy train.

    Sad situation. Shame on Prince Albert, her parents, her family and anyone who is not helping her get out.

    And if she wants to stay because she wants the money that badly then she should know the best part ended at the wedding. Its all downhill from here. Prince Albert has already moved on.

  32. Cerulean says:

    Looks like someone made me her go and at the very last minute she gave in, threw on an outfit, raked a comb through her wisps, slapped on some powder and said, “let’s get er done”.

  33. Cerulean says:

    She may have had a moment of clarity before the wedding and tried to run but was put on heavy psych meds and pushed through it. Plus, blackmailed, beaten, had her dog kidnapped, assets frozen and put through sleep deprivation.
    Just ask Katie Holmes. She knows.

  34. kiki says:

    Wow, it hurts to see her like this (lol, dramatic enough?)

    I agree she looks so sad, the outfit is o.k. though not a fan of long coats, but the hair is all wrong.

    I remember her from her swimming days — looking determined and strong. Now she looks like she’s given up. I’m sure she could get out if she wanted.

  35. Poppy says:

    She’s always had thin hair, she was an Olympic swimmer after all and decades of daily hours in a chlorine pool will kill your hair. When it looks good it’s because she’s spent a couple of hours with a hair dresser, which obviously didn’t happen that day but damn she’s looking ill, maybe it is morning sickness.

    This is a picture taken on the same day with lots of children, much nicer, she looks a little happier.
    (scroll down)

    I think the village she was visiting is officially in France ( a stones throw from Monaco) so it looks like Albert let her out of the corral for once.

  36. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I think she looks elegant.

  37. Luise says:

    She is to be pitied. Albert is a supreme dick and basically a nazi. Her suit is definitely Armani and is beautiful. Of course she knew what she was getting into but the reality is something altogether different. God only knows what will happen to her. I am so grossed out by her opportunistic parents. PIMPS.

  38. poof says:

    @Becca B. Its my birthday today the best present was your comment. Hilarious but true.

  39. LeeLoo says:

    If you look at her past picture from competing in SA, she doesn’t look like an overly emotional person. She looks like someone who always has to force a smile.

    However, she does look sick. I think she had a bout of morning sickness before she went to that event. Compare this to the Kate Middleton story and you realize how odd it is that she is doing events by herself. Albert looked much more at ease being around chick from Heart that he ever has since he married Charlene.

  40. Alix says:

    If I were married to that dickhead — willingly or not — the LAST thing I’d do is make him the father of my child.

  41. yuya says:

    She looks so sad because she’s had so much plastic surgery and botox that her face can no longer move.

    Do not feel sorry for her.

  42. AcornPaste says:

    Maybe she just has a naturally sad face? Either way I’m inclined to do a virtual hug *hugs Charlene*

    She has nice chest freckles though!

  43. ahot says:

    I think You guys are happy to find a new Lady Di to pity, since she can´t POSSIBLY be happy with a man like Albert. Well, there are women who accept that their man isn´t that faithful, & live happy with him. Schocking!
    Bad outfit, & i think she should go back to short hair, suit her face better anyway

  44. ahot says:

    & oh Kaiser, iam calling you out on this one(even if it won´t make any difference anyway).You can´t have it both ways. If she was “hidden” away, she is being brainwashed. With him, she can´t wait to escape. Alone, actually doing REAL duties (not like some), then it´s not enough.
    She will not do big appearances alone until she is well used to it. She is really shy, doesn´t talk much, is easily intimidated by the masses, hence she staying glued to Albert @ events. She said so years ago in interviews, so NO PRISONER BRIDE to pity until she fells apart! I really hope she can handle this added pressure on the already overwhelming task of a ruler´s wife

  45. Pitiful says:

    This story is getting really really old. Pitiful looking Princess Charlene.

    Prince Albert is seriously a very nice guy. This marriage has made him look really bad. Pitiful Charlene wanted this job so badly she has said so many lies to the press about her past, put herself through umpteen plastic surgeries to look like his dead mother Grace, hung aroudn through his infidelities (there is even a famous tabloid photo of her at the airport looking at the cover of a magazine with Albert’s hands down another woman’s pants) She knew exactly what she was going into.

    Its well documented in the Eurpean press that Albert never even proposed to Charlene. He sent his aid to ask her if she wanted the job. It was always business only. But she wanted that title and money so badly she was willing to sell her soul.

    Now she has everything she worked for- so why the pity party all the time?

  46. molly says:

    Has anyone of you posters got any FACTS. Charlene has been out of public functions too. Do you lot look 100% all the time, is she not allowed to have a “not so glamorous day”. Leave her alone until you can prove otherwise.

    Albert has moved on the girl the press are talking about Beth Art. That photo was taken in a group if you bother to look properly you will see the long blond haired man next to her on the left is her HUSBAND OF TEN YEARS and someone is standing on the other side of Albert – so where has he moved on ?????????????

  47. birdie says:

    I guess it´s her botoxed face that makes it seem that she is sad. But the bigger question is WHY did she change her face before the wedding? Nose job, filler and botox… was it because she was pressured to be “perfect”? She was so much prettier before all that!

  48. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    I like the way Charlene dresses, she has great style. If she quit bleaching her hair and let it grow out into it’s natural colour it would get thicker, I bet she might look good with dark hair either long or short.

  49. Mitch Buchanan Rocks says:

    I found a picture of Charlene before she got her teeth done, and where she is smiling naturally – she has a nice smile but maybe doesn’t smile maybe because she felt awkward about her teeth for so long.

  50. luls says:

    She is suddenly looking very old and plastic. Not to mention, more sad.

  51. taxi says:

    Love the outfit! The hair, not so much. Maybe it looked good when she walked out the door but it’s windy outside?

  52. Ice Bunny says:

    I know I am out of the norm here, but while I think she is in a difficult situation, I do not feel one bit sorry for her. She is not literally locked up and let loose only for appearances and photo-ops. She lives in a free country. If she was that miserable, she could escape if she really wanted to. If she does not leave, then it means she is staying by choice. So if it’s her choice, then hopefully she is happy with her decision to have married him and to stay. If she is NOT happy and stays anyway, then I have no respect for her. And since it appears she has resigned herself to a life of misery, I find it not sad, but pathetic. The fact that it seems she has “chosen” to live a life of misery for the sake of living a life of royalty garners no pity from me.

  53. Lucky Charm says:

    I’m confused, is she a natural blonde or a brunette? Don’t most naturally blonde women have thin hair? And if she bleaches it, that would also thin the hair if it’s not conditioned properly (I know that from personal experience, lol! After years of bleaching, I finally had to cut my hair short so it could grow out healthy again.)

    I think the suit looks too big on her because the jacket is long and the pant legs are wide, and she is slim.

  54. Chrissy says:

    Perhaps she is looking older because she’s had to lay off on Botox or fillers because she’s prego or trying to get pregnant?? Can you use that stuff while pregnant? Her face looked beautiful but very stiff during the wedding. Perhaps it’s just the face stuff wearing off? (I wouldn’t mind the suit as much if it was 1/2 inch shorter so you can see just a part of her shoe. The pants look a tad too long to me!)

  55. ana says:

    With all the surgeries she has done, she looks even worst than before. I do not feel sorry for her either. She wanted the job, she followed the prince for years. If she´s miserable or she realized she´s a complete useless for the role, go home!

  56. dhurga says:

    She is not only anorexic, her face looks bad because she has acne scars and a lot of work, including cheek implants. She looks tired and worn for sure but you don’t get to marry royalty without paying your dues. I don’t pity her–she’s just paying the price for everything she thought she wanted…(same with Di, more than you bargain for even when you are clever and manipulative) p.s. neither Charlene nor Di were ever all that to begin with.

  57. Andie B says:

    That poor woman looks so beaten down. I’d say she is on meds for depression and/or anxiety. Her eyes look dead. The hair is not good at all, but the suit is great.

  58. ohdear says:

    Run Charlene, run!!!

  59. kwanitaka says:

    Come on! Her son is going to be a prince and rule a country! After having an heir, she can do what she wants.

    Finally, Albert trumped Caroline & got married!

  60. Auds says:

    I read elsewhere that she is in the marriage (contracted) until she produces an heir and that after that heir is produced, then she’ll be able to leave.

  61. MB says:

    She doesn’t look like she has lost weight to me. In fact, it looks like she has gained some weight and it’s making her face look a little lumpy – hence why her face looks different.

  62. DrM says:

    Poor thing, she never looks very thrilled does she? But then again neither would I if I were married to Albert…blech

  63. Bill Hicks is God says:

    She looks doped. I would not want to be her. Hopefully she finds a lover, and fast.

  64. >^..^ says:

    It’s called BOTOX, you dorks.

  65. Veronica says:

    You cannot use Botox while pregnant or if you may become pregnant

  66. Pandelis says:


  67. Carol says:

    I had been excited for them both and didn’t believe the press reports about her wanting to run for it, till the first marriage ceremony. When he leaned over and gave her that unloving, “whatever” peck of a kiss. The look on her face said it all. She looked like she was about to break down right there.
    I had always thought Albert may have had a trully romantic and loving side to him, since he had always said he would never marry without love. But frankly I no longer believe him capable of it, or of even true compassion. I hope Charlene can find her own way and find some sort of happiness.
    Regardless of whether or not you think she married him for the money, etc, you cannot deny that now that his is married, he needs to curtail his bachelor actions. Those actions where dispicable when he was single and should never be tolerated when married. For a “good Catholic” boy to be running around the globe getting women pregnant then calling them liars for years, is revolting. I’ve known people who have been excommunicated for less.

  68. Joanna Macaskill says:

    What is wrong with these people? Not everyone in the world laughs, smiles, whoops with joy every five seconds. Charlene is a quiet, restrained, regal, beautifully dressed girl, not a film star who has to impress people with her fun-loving,outgoing personality. leave her alone. She didnt have to marry Albert and could leave at any time she wants. Can you imagine her mother, who lives in Monaco, not helping her to ‘escape’ if she wanted to? No! Well then!!

  69. Joan says:

    If she wants to conceive a baby, she needs to GAIN 10 pounds.

    Age 33 is way past the healthy time to have a child, Kate is also bordering on too old. Conception much less likely. If these dork husbands they each have are now so desperate for heirs, they should have married the girls at 25 instead of using them as their whores.

  70. molly says:

    Who told you 33 was the sell by date for having a baby, she’s not anorexic, she’s slim (obviously looks after herself)…. what world do you live in or are you a doctor ?. There is no reason why Charlene can’t have a baby, she must be fitter than most 33 year olds if she has been an olympic swimmer and still swims almost every day. She has probably had a fertile test before her marriage like all the royals otherwise there would be no point in marrying him if she couldn’t have an heir, would there ? Why does every one put her down, you don’t know the facts, if you think you do, let’s have them !!!!

    • Wendy says:

      Thumbs up for you Molly! leave our princess alone and let her sort out what has to be sorted out… she has a lovely reverence and it cannot be true that she doesn’t get any loving support in her new lifestyle. You girls that cannot comment positively: Obviously ANYONE has off days and surely her family did not desert her! so get the facts and we’ll talk again. Go for it Chalene! Luv ya lots!

  71. Sue says:

    Why don’t you all get a life & leave Charlene alone!!!

  72. Victoria says:

    Many of you sound like bitter little wenches! Princess Charlene looks happy to me, she is shy! She prefers quiet nights in with her Prince not parading around the streets like a certain British Duchess who wears a shameful ambition like a bad fur! Princess Charlene is radiant! I like the outfit. She is embracing that French effortless yet fabulous sense of style. I do agree that her hair needs a lift, but as far as her marriage goes, she walkeddown that aisle smiling and glowing, I do think she is happy and that marriage will endure the test of time. We all need to question the ladies man that is William, many reports are surfacing about a “Camilla” in the wings. Kate….you better have a back up plan in case that whole Princess aspiration doesn’t work out! Oh, by the way, Charlene is already a princess! Hah!