Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco: Extended ZDF and Das Erste Interview

Both ZDF and Das Erste released a semi-extended interview/slightly different with Miss Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.  To watch please click the links:  ZDF and MDR.de 

To be honest with all of you, the interviews are pretty much the same; however, the ZDF asked a couple of questions that was not aired in my previous report about the couple’s interview (if that makes any freaking sense.)   🙂

Photo courtesy of:  Daylife by Francois Durand/GettyImagesEurope

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Finding Sarah: A New Show About, Sarah, Duchess of York, Who is Still Trying to Find Herself and Whining About It

Le sigh… so several months ago I reported about a new documentary show entitled, Finding Sarah, about Sarah, Duchess of York that will air on Oprah Winfrey’s failing network, OWN.

Well, the previews are already out and my heavens Sarah is a whiney twit.  Apparently, on the show she cries a lot, tells the cameramen to stop filming every two minutes, makes up excuses for her behavior, hugs her daughters, and gets a verbal beat down from Dr. Phil.

Any way, for those who are interested in watching this crapfest the documentary premieres on Sunday June 12, 2011 at 9pm.  Here is a preview… try not to roll your eyes too much: Someone call the Whaambulance! 

There are several discussion forums already talking about this show.  If you want to participate in their conversations I highly recommend these two sites:  TWoP and Other Shows That Suck

Charlene Wittstock: The Monaco-Matin Interview

As her wedding day approaches it seems that the future princess of Monaco is becoming more open to the press than ever before.  And, why not?  Many are quite curious about the former Olympic swimmer who is about to marry H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco; for years she rarely — if ever — spoke to the press and no one knew a thing about her.  Well, that has all changed.

Recently, Miss Wittstock spoke to journalist, Gregory Leclerc, from the newspaper, Monaco-Matin, at the Palais Princier de Monaco gardens.  The future princess discussed with Mr. Leclerc about her future role, media pressures, the importance of being herself, South Africa, and of course, sports.

Here is what she had to say:

It’s tea time in the principality of Monaco.  In the gardens of the Palace in Monaco scenery lying in 180 ° mode there is just a light breeze, barely enough to make iridescent clear waters of the turquoise swimming pool nestled in the shelter walls and princely look. Charlene Wittstock appears. Perfect.  The right dress blue pill, tailor unbleached fine mesh, the proud bearing, Hair wisely dropped on her shoulders. This informal meeting with the future princess is what everyone hoped. But not enough to excite the young South African thirty-three years. She seems to have taken stock of the scene, and his role. “Mademoiselle”, as it she is called in the palace, improvised as hostess: “Would You Like Something to drink?”  Charlene Wittstock speaks in English.  She is not afraid to speak French because it improves steadily, but because she wants to be precise in this interview. With her ​​prince, is also in the language of Shakespeare that interchange, with a few words of French.  A whisper, a slight commotion and just then Prince Albert II, appears in the gardens …

What is your daily life like in Monaco?  Can you describe your day?
I like to run several times a week, across the principality. I’m leaving on the morning of princely palace to go to Cap d’Ail.  I love being outside, enjoying the outdoors. I love hiking in the backcountry but also relax in the ownership of Roc Agel [referring to the house of Grimaldi, located on the steep slopes of La Turbie, appreciate both the Princess Grace]. I can not give you the exact places that I frequent, otherwise the risk of being followed at all times (smile). I will also swim in the sea to Cap d’Ail, or play a round of golf at Mont Agel.


Your wedding will celebrated on July 1 and 2, in just a little over a month.  How do you cope with media pressure?
It goes well. I try to focus on the positive things at the moment. Finally, all this is a natural consequence. First there is the wedding preparations, then comes marriage and after marriage.

And you, my lord (Prince Albert)?
Like Charlene, I saw all this calmly. Everyone thinks that marriage is a competition, but this is not a competition! It is true that while accelerating, but we do business as usual we hear. There are lots of details, logistics, but it happens in peace, there is no reason to be nervous. (He turns to his future bride) “Are not you nervous telling me? “(as he smiles). I want our marriage to be accessible to all. This is obviously a happy event, but beyond that, we hope it gives the image of a principality that is welcoming and open to the world.

Miss Wittstock, do you feel you have changed the look of others on you?
The real risk would be not to be oneself, to want to put on the shoes of someone else.

What image did you have before you came to Monaco, that of Prince Albert II, and how did you feel about your arrival in the principality? 
Monaco for me, it was glamorous, Princess Grace, Princess Caroline and Stephanie. The people of this country are very friendly, very attentive, they welcomed me warmly. Today I want to focus on this country, Monaco. I do not forget, of course, my youth in South Africa, but now I have my personal priorities.

Do you intend to share South Africa in Monaco?
Instead, Monaco is that I want to know in South Africa.

Your wedding will be an opportunity nonetheless to share your roots to your guests?
That’s true. Two groups will come from South Africa. It will include Jason Hartman. He sings in Zulu, his family is with him. It was revealed by the television show “Idol” in 2009. It will constitute the first part of the Eagles concert on June 30 and the ball of marriage. Those who want to know can hear a free concert on the Hercules Port, next Friday during the F1 Grand Prix (1). I obviously retains strong ties with my country. My friends come to see me regularly at competitions swimming or other athletics. When I am there, I have great pleasure to share a barbecue with them and watching a rugby match.

Source: Monaco-Matin Photo courtesy of E. Mathon/Palais Princier

Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco: A Bild Magazine Interview

During the recent amFAR Cinema Against AIDS 2011 event at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France, German columnist, Caroline Dendler, caught up with the couple to ask them a few questions regarding their upcoming nuptials on July 1 and 2, 2011.   Here is what the couple had to say:

Caroline: Your wedding dress is by Giorgio Armani it is already finished?

Yes, everything fits perfectly and it is wonderful, but I can not reveal too much (as she smiles.)

How do you deal with the constant comparisons between the eternal Grace Kelly? 

We are very different people with different biography, so you can compare us at all.

Your religious wedding is on 2 July is a formal state ceremony how many of your longtime friends could invite?

There are of course my family and a few close friends. There is also protocol that must be followed (regarding heads of state, dignitaries, and of course all the European royal families and royal families abroad.)

You look so beautiful tonight.   How you dealing with the wedding stress  (are you worried or stressed?)  What are you doing to calm your nerves?

No, not at all.  Perhaps it just looks that way.  I’m still swimming, doing sports.  Staying very active.

Charlene, there are 44 days until the wedding.  How are you feeling?

I’m excited, I’m not nervous at all, I’m glad everything is perfectly prepared.

(Prince Albert continues to smile proudly as his fiancée replies to questions and then expresses his thoughts:) “It will and I am sure we will have a lot of too!”

Prince Albert, all of Monaco is surely relieved that you finally asked for Charlene’s hand in marriage because it has indeed taken a long time!

I am now much about our wedding day. And, some of my friends joke saying that you took long enough to find the right one and I did find the right one.  I’m incredibly happy!

Source and photos courtesy of:  Bild.de  Danke!   🙂