Monday, July 4, 2011

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene

The past weekend has been quite an eventful one, but the most meaningful, most eloquent, and most magnificent event was, without any doubt whatsoever, the wedding ceremony that took place in Monaco, between Prince Albert II, and Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene (from South Africa – born Rhodesian).

It’s a real pity that the French, UK, and South African (Afrikaans) press tried their utmost to spoil the magnificence of this event. The Sunday headlines of the Afrikaans Rapport Newspaper read: “Prinses van trane” (Princess of tears). The full Afrikaans report can be viewed here.

I’m not going to even bother translating the nonsense they published, except to say that I think it is utterly disgraceful the way Rapport showed such little respect for Princess Charlene. To simply use the name “Charlene Wittstock” and then to call her that “feë-prinses van Benoni” (fairy princes of Benoni), is truly appalling! It shows, one again, the true colours of this pathetic newspaper, and how they cunningly mix false rumours with potions of known truths to ‘entertain’ and manipulate their Afrikaans readers.

Tia Mysoa wishes Prince Albert II of Monaco and his beautiful bride - Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene, an everlasting, happy, and blissful marriage!

Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco smile as they leave the palace after their religious wedding ceremony on July 2, 2011, in Monaco.
(Credit: Getty)

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"Her Serene Highness"
English to Afrikaans translation:

"Haar Deurlugtige Hoogheid"

From the Bilingual Dictionary: 8th Revised Edition - Prof. Dr. D.B. Bosman; Prof. I.W v/d Merwe; Dr. L.W. Hiemstra


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