Monaco Princely Wedding: Another Day, Another French Interview, and Another Article This Time from the New York Times

With nine days to go before Charlene Wittstock and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco tie the knot in two lavish ceremonies in Monaco, the couple spoke to the press (actually a month ago)… again.  This the article/interview from the Monaco Times… in English.  Click here to read.

Finally, the New York Times, has an article about the upcoming wedding and the future princess of Monaco.  Journalist, Elaine Sciolino, initially requested an interview with Miss Wittstock, but was immediately turned down by the Palais Princier de  Monaco representatives.  So, instead Ms. Sciolino spoke to Jenny Crwys-Williams, a radio host from South Africa’s Talk Radio 702.  It was Ms. Crwys-Williams who interviewed Miss Wittstock, at length, when she was in South Africa for the Midmar Mile race earlier this year:

I thought she was one of the most anxious people I have ever met…She was absolutely terrified of saying the wrong thing and falling foul of the terrible women in the palace.

Ms. Sciolino also reports about the negativity directed towards Miss Wittstock by the tabloid press and others. Amazingly, Ms. Sciolino has even managed to find the rare documentary, Albert: L’Autre Prince, where the future princess gave one of the most cringeworthy interviews in royal history  (you know the infamous interview where she was asked if she was Catholic or Protestant whereupon Miss Wittstock replied, “Je suis Christian!”   And, at that point every royal watcher gave themselves a face palm and shook their heads.  Yeah, that interview.)   🙂

Since then, the soon-to-be princess has been given serious training when it comes to speaking to the media.


The New York Times article is an interesting read, though not exactly a groundbreaking piece of journalism (meaning Ms. Sciolino won’t be winning a Pulitzer Prize anytime soon.) Furthermore, the contents of the article are incredibly repetitive especially for those who are seasoned royal watchers.  Click here to read.  

To watch the infamous Albert: L’Autre Prince interview click the link here.

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