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I have a little confession. When I lived in SF, I allowed myself several hours a week to watch mindless celeb TV like Real HousewivesE! News‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ with a Star mag subscription on top of that. But guess what? The tabloid gossip in Europe is not only jucier, it’s royal. One Daily Mail and Gala staple is Princess Charlene, who’s married to playboy Prince Albert II. He’s the Prince of Monaco. Their unscripted drama fascinates and saddens me. Here’s why…

Rumor (and wikipedia) has it that a week before their July ’11 wedding, Charlene got cold feet. She had discovered Prince Albert had fathered a 3rd illegitimate child (while they were together). Reports claim she tried to flee Monaco but was ‘intercepted by police’ at the airport and her passport was confiscated. It took ‘intense convincing’ by Prince Albert to make her stay. The still married as scheduled, but something about this wedding photo tells me Charlene wasn’t shedding tears of joy. Sure, she’s a princess, but poor Charlene. Can you imagine?

The reason I mentioned it is because on our drive back to Switzerland from St. Tropez, we drove through the mini country they rule, Monaco, and stopped in Monte Carlo for lunch. There are framed pics of Prince Albert and Charlene everywhere; even in Zara. Welcome to Monte Carlo….

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<DETAILS by Dale> top (recent) ~ Zara, skirt (old) H&M, wedges & shades ~ MANGO, Sand croco bag c/o ~ Hobo the Original, watch ~ Michael Kors, bracelets ~ F21 & Stella & Dot 

Monaco is one of the strangest places I’ve ever visited. It’s tiny, a tax haven and super-rich. It’s the 2nd smallest, but most densely populated country in the world surrounded by France and the Mediterranean. The population of the entire country is about 36K. Have you ever heard of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene?

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~xoDale

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  1. Dale, these photos are beautiful, and I love your outfit.

  2. I read about that drama! So strange Dale! There’s probably another story behind that one. HAHAHA Monaco is definitely for the RICH! It’s small too. I’ve seen it on The Travel Channel. So glad you got to see it in person. Love your outfit! Great skirt!

  3. I heard about that story too. I wonder if any of it is true

  4. I am totally obsessed with reality tv anything. If I were in Europe I am sure I would be obsessed with all the Royal gossip. I hadn’t heard of them before. So crazy!

  5. Firstly you look gorgeous! Secondly in Europe we all heard the news about the Prince and Princess just before they got married. Apparently she managed to escape to Paris but was stopped there and held in the French embassy. She never looks happy in the majority of photos.
    I do like Monaco (no crime, streets washed every morning, some of the most expensive property etc etc), but I think there are so many more beautiful French villages once you cross the border.

  6. That is SO sad! Imagine having to marry someone who cheated on you before you even tied the knot. Cute sunglasses, by the way. I love them!

  7. wow, it’s such a gorgeous place! i would love to visit monaco one day! 😀

    p.s. every time i see princess charlene, all i remember is how she cried so much during her wedding. :/

    <3, Mimi

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  9. Montecarlo is amazing. And so you. But poor Charlene! I agree that her wedding hasn’t been an happy one!

    xoxo
    Follemente Fashion Blog also on Fashiolista and Bloglovin’

  10. Hi Dale, I’ve been eyeing most of your honeymoon posts and you look gorgeous! Always so stylish 🙂
    Also, you’ve finally settled in in Switzerland? So fine, it is such a nice and beautiful country to live. I also moved there a couple of weeks ago with my boyfriend, so I just had a couple of hectic months finishing my study, packing everything and finally driving from the Netherlands to Basel. So exciting!
    I’ve always felt sorry for Charlene. They’ve never seemed in love and I think it was kind of an arrange marriage for Albert to have a legitimate heir … Monaco is still waiting for that! I would love to visit Monaco some day 🙂
    Good luck with everything! xo Irene

  11. Can I just say first off how jealous I am that you’re living in Zurich? It’s one of my dream places to live, I just need the job!

    Lovely photos, and I love your hair!

    The whole wedding was a very strange affair, but I doubt they’ll let us know the truth any time soon!

    Hmm maybe…

  12. That is so funny that their photos are even in Zara! Crazy. And I feel awful for her. On a brighter note, you look beautiful! And so does Monte Carlo!

  13. That is awful. So you can’t back out of a wedding with a royal? Wow, talking about living in the Dark Ages. I still want to visit Monte Carlo some day though. cute outfit! 🙂

  14. you look amazing! btw Lovely blog!
    Giveaway on my blog tll 2d September! http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/08/giveaway-with-love.html

  15. Amazing look and pics, darling!
    Love that skirt!

    xoxox,
    CC

  16. You should start read the UK Daily Mail! They have the best celeb gossip. It’s always been my dream to visit Monaco…and have enough money to actually spend time there! I was following this story when they got married, what a horrible thing to happen before your wedding!

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

  17. Beautiful pics! The skirt is gorgeous!
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

  18. It does look like such a beautiful place! And I’m loving your outfit, such great pieces 🙂

  19. These pictures are absolutely beautiful! Love your sunglasses and tote!

    xo Amy

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