Princess Caroline and Charlotte Casiraghi gave an interview to Madame Figaro magazine

Prada grey wool blazer with two-button closure, stretch prince of wales suit. Charlotte Casiraghi wore a black blazer by Yves Saint Laurent
Princess Caroline of Hannover, often commonly known as Princess Caroline of Monaco, and her daughter Charlotte Casiraghi gave an extensive interview to the women's magazine Madame Figaro of the French newspaper Le Figaro. The magazine is published every Saturday. The interview was about their passion for philosophy, culture and art. The whole interview in French may be read on: (madame.lefigaro fr). In addition, Charlotte Casiraghi edited Madame Figaro's October 30 issue which is published today.
Prada grey wool blazer with two-button closure, stretch prince of wales suit. Charlotte Casiraghi wore a black blazer by Yves Saint Laurent
Prada grey wool blazer with two-button closure, stretch prince of wales suit. Charlotte Casiraghi wore a black blazer by Yves Saint Laurent
Prada grey wool blazer with two-button closure, stretch prince of wales suit. Charlotte Casiraghi wore a black blazer by Yves Saint Laurent
Prada grey wool blazer with two-button closure, stretch prince of wales suit. Charlotte Casiraghi wore a black blazer by Yves Saint Laurent

23 Comments

  1. The beauty of Princess Caroline goes beyond age and Princess Charlotte is a worthy heiress.

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    1. From Joann: This reminds me of a photo I once saw of Caroline when her children were toddlers. She was standing on a balcony wearing a royal blue ball gown and a tiara. Children were playing at her feet. The effect was of this mother combining her two roles. I never forgot the photo.

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    2. Agree with you Carme.

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    3. Joann: this one? https://bijouxroyauxenfoliewordpress.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/1988-portrait-4.jpg?w=410

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  2. So beautiful, the two of them!

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  3. Caroline is always chic and sophisticated. As a young woman she had great beauty and as an elderly woman she still has beauty and even more elegance.
    Lily T.

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  4. This pseudo educational front was unconvincing. (Charlotte made zero sense at times). All that emphasis on "culture" (whose definition they got all wrong) and whom do they end up dating and marrying? Caroline has serious issues. Trashing her mother like that, claiming Grace's French was bad, and that was the reason for some school problem of hers..... There are many videos with Grace speaking French fluently. By the way Rainier gave an interview in which he said how disappointed he was in caroline who did not manage to go to graduate school.

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    1. I do wish Caroline would give at least ONE interview where she is not seeming to take subtle digs at Grace. She apparently resents the fact the her own mother's parenting was not as "woke" as hers. Grace was not the perfect parent, but I believe she loved Caroline and was immensely concerned for her happiness and welfare. As for Charlotte....she always appears to approach each interview with the attitude that she is Simone de Beauvoir. Part II. We already know that she is highly intelligent and has a philosophical bent. I do wish she would lighten up. I skip over a lot of what she is saying because she comes off silly and precious frankly.

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    2. I think we must have read different interviews. The central point was their shared love of culture and the arts - what definition did they get wrong? I understood Charlotte just fine although I agree she is very analytical and "academic" in her answers. Can't see what that has to do with their romantic relationships at all.

      I didn't see Caroline trashing her mother - Princess Grace spoke good enough French for everyday conversation but she wasn't completely bilingual - I wouldn't have classified it as bad but there are people on record saying she never felt completely comfortable with French. She didnt blame her for anything, she commented that she didnt get the praise she wanted because her mother didn't have good enough French to read her report cards - very possible, educational jargon isn't in everyone's foreign language lexicon.

      I would say Caroline is equivocal when discussing her mother - but then it can't be easy living your life in the shadow of an icon who died too young. I thought it interesting that Charlotte sees certain things of her grandmother in her mother - I agree. I see it in her poise and sometimes in her smile. She feels more European than American - fair enough, she's Monégasque.

      Where is this interview that Prince Rainier gave declaring his disappointment? She has made up for it since - she said in an interview about 4 years ago she has studied for a masters in recent years.

      Personally, I found it interesting and Charlotte more personal than she has been in other interviews. I don't think it was pseudo anything, I think that's who they are.

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    3. Anon 7:34pm - I remember when Rainier & Grace (from my local area) got married. Saying that Caroline has issues (also the rest of her family) is an understatement. It's not easy being royal or princely.

      Well, they're trying; they're older and hopefully wiser now, looking back on their lives (as we all do). Both ladies are beautiful, especially when they smile. They've given us good and bad fashion down through the years. Looking forward to more!

      ~Laurel~

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    4. I agree with you. Neither one of them is special. They are running themselves in what Gracia Patricia created. Neither one of them ever accomplished anything.

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    5. From Joann -
      Does anyone know if there is an English translation of the interview?
      Or is there an English-speaking magazine that carried it? Thanks.

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    6. Albert and Caroline have publicly said that Grace was not a hands-on mother when they were young, and that they were closer to their nanny than they were to Grace. The nanny, Maureen Wood, has confirmed this. Queen Elizabeth was even more distant to Charles and Anne. Prince Charles has made no secret of his history with his father, from childhood into his adulthood. Times were different; the wealthy had a much different style of parenting. These royal children still loved their parents, but must have felt the sting of those early years long into their adult lives. They not only went with more modern ideas when bringing up their own children, like all of us, they kept their own childhood in mind when making decisions about their children. If they choose to discuss these things, that is up to them. It does not mean they hate their parents. They are being honest about their feelings. How refreshing. "The way young upper class children were parented 60-70 years ago sucked." There is no such thing as a perfect parent, even the ones we have put up on pedestals.

      As for Grace's French, 9:16 is correct. She was never completely comfortable with her French. I think a lot of this is reading what you want to into the interview. They are two very beautiful women. Caroline has been a brilliant ambassador for Monaco since Grace's death. As a parent, she has children that maintain close ties to family and to Monaco, and support Monaco in its charitable endeavors. I am sure Grace and Ranier would be very proud.

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  5. Ces photos noir et blanc et couleurs nous montrent toute leur beauté !

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  6. Wonderful portraits! A good photographer. Charlotte is lucky to have her mother by her side too. Caroline changed a lot through the decades, one can see the dramas of life in her face. Nethertheless she is a very beautiful woman!

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  7. Caroline looks great, I always love seeing her in a classic look. I really like Charlotte's hair up, she looks amazing here.
    Chel

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  8. While both are attractive....their comments in the interview were inane drivel.

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  9. I read this interview. I am disappointed with Caroline´s statements about her mother, Grace Kelly. (like others mentioned too...) My mum was born in the Twenties and for sure: I had a bit of another education than the one I gave to my daughter during the Eighties. But Caroline is painting a bit of a´n unthankful picture about her mum here.
    And all the interviews and statements by Charlotte which I ever read are very philosphical. Too much, in my humble opinion. Nevertheless:

    Beautiful, intelligent, priviledged women, sometimes giving us a nice touch of their fashion sense...

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    1. I read it as Grace was brought up in a time when education was not important to girls because a woman's role was not anything like a man's role was. You need to remember more girls went to college to find a husband than to get an education. She says in the interview that her mother could not read her notebooks well due to her limited French, so she received limited praise. She knows exactly why it happened. At the time it "annoyed her a bit" but laughs at it today. I think combining the attitude of educating girls when Grace was growing up and her limited skills in reading French, it explains the situation.

      Charlotte sounds educated. I personally know people that are what I call "one class too many" that speak like they are reading a text book. It is difficult for less formally educated people to relate to them because of how they communicate. The "one class too many" people have a hard time relating to everyday folks. It is like they can't "read the room" so they can fit in with others. It is just who they are. Maybe Charlotte is one of those people. Since I don't know her, I can't be sure, but I am reminded of friends and coworkers. I am used to it, so I don't find it unusual at all.

      Caroline values education, and made sure to pass that along to her children. I know I did not have the same education my parents had, and I could not be more thankful. My mother did try however. The rigid, cruel environment I was in only damaged me and I was finally allowed to go to public school where I flourished. We talk about it, she knows I wish she had never sent me there, and she said she wouldn't have if she hadn't had the wonderful experience that she did. Times were different, she did what she knew, what she thought was best, and talking about it does not mean I am taking digs at her. I do tell my younger siblings they owe me for taking one for the team. If it wasn't for me, they would have ended up there too. :-)

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  10. Maria from Italy10/31/20, 1:09 PM

    Fashion wise , two beautiful and sophisticated ladies.

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  11. Anon 11/1/20 12.20A.M.: Good comment, thanks and bless you :)!

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  12. yes, Maria from Italie, on the fashion front, agreed.

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  13. Goodness! Catching up with my favourite royal blog, saw lovely mother and daughter pics of two beautiful women and then a list of historical/political commentary. What happened. I will read the article later but in the meantime, how lovely to see the two together and good they both look. Great genes obviously.

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