Shahbanou Farah Invited to Monaco's Royal Wedding

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Shahbanou Farah Invited to Monaco's Royal Wedding
by Darius Kadivar
28-Jun-2011
 

Shahbanou Farah will be amongst the numerous heads of State including Reigning Royal Families to be present at the Wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock. Due to security reasons It is still not clear if other members of the Pahlavi Family will attend. The Principality of Monaco and Iran's royal family have had long lasting friendly ties over the decades. The Rimaldies were amongst the rare Heads of States along with Egypt's Anwar El Sadat to extend their hospitality to the exiled Shah and his family including assylum which the Shah kindly declined in order not to trouble the Principality.

Royal romance on the Riviera : Interview with the Princely Couple (Euronews):

On July 1st and 2nd - Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock will be married - the extravagant celebration will involve a civil ceremony followed by a religious ceremony the next day. Euronews caught up with the couple where they shared some of their thoughts and emotions ahead of their wedding.


Grace Kelly leaving for Monaco for her wedding to Prince Rainier :

Currently Known Celebrities and Heads of State Included in the Guest List are as follows:

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher could well there to celebrate with Albert and his bride. The couple were reportedly spotted at Charlene's New York bridal shower back in April with Karolina Kurkova.

Mel Gibson is also a friend, having forged a friendship with Monaco's sovereign during their joint conservation campaigns. They were seen catching up at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Karl Lagerfeld, chief designer at Chanel, has dressed Princess Caroline and her daughter Charlotte Casiraghi for years and is definitely going.

So too is Albert's longtime friend, Swedish model Victoria Silvstedt (above left).

It's likely Sir Roger Moore will attend. The former 007, who spends summer at his house in Monte Carlo, was thrilled about the engagement, enthusing: "It's wonderful we're going to get a new princess".

Other high profile Monaco residents include Dame Shirley Bassey and Topshop boss Sir Phillip Green.

Boris Becker should be on hand after Albert attended his own wedding in 2009.

What's not so clear is if Albert will invite some of his former flames, who include Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer and Brooke Shields. Both Charlene and Albert are regularly seen socialising with Naomi on the social circuit (above right), and the trio seem to get on well.

Away from the celeb world, there'll be many guests from the Olympic family, headed by the president of the IOC Jacques Rogge.

There will almost certainly be a place for Albert's Olympic bobsleigh colleagues (pictured below). The prince competed in five Winter Games and he is still close to Mark Thomas, a former brakesman on his team and a vocal supporter of Charlene's. He describes her as "a great people person".

"She has carried herself with great dignity throughout their courtship. They share great friendship and love. Above all they are best friends. She has a vibrant personality and will be fantastic for Monaco".

From Charlene's sporting past, pro swimmer Sarah Powe has been invited. The 28-year-old – who has dual German and South African nationality – shared rooms with Charlene when they both competed in events. "She was like a big sister to me," she says.

Australian swimmer Sophie Edington will also be attending, as will glamourous German swimming champ Franziska van Almsick – both friends of the bride.

Twenty-one heads of state, including President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni, have been invited.

Albert has also included his surviving relatives in America, from his mother's side. His cousin John B Kelly III, son of Princess Grace's brother Jack, is looking forward to attending with daughter Katherine and son Nicholas.

Then there's Albert's beloved cousin Chris Levine - son of Grace's sister Lizanne – who is reportedly Albert's best man.

It's not known if Albert's two children will be at the wedding. He is father to seven-year-old Alexandre, and 18-year-old Jazmin – both from previous relationships.

The royal contigent will include the Earl and Countess of Wessex, to whom Charlene has formed a special attachment.

Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and wife Crown Princess Maxima of The Netherlands are also expected.

As are Sweden's King Carl Gustaf, his wife Queen Silvia and their children, including heir to the throne Crown Princess Victoria and her husband, Prince Daniel.

Meanwhile, the King of Spain, Albert's godfather, will be represented by his son Crown Prince Felipe and daughter-in-law Crown Princess Letizia.

Other members of foreign royal families include: Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark.

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Rea

Shahbanou

by Rea on

So absolutely royal.


Mash Ghasem

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by Mash Ghasem on

Thanks man, cheers.


Faramarz

جیک جیک جوجه لاری

Faramarz


Here you Mash Ghasem

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X4fRBsne4w&feature...

 

 

جیک جیک جوجه لریم

جیک جیک جیک جیک

جوجه لریم

منیم قشنگ جوجه لریم

توکو ایپک جوجه لریم

گؤزله ییرم یئکه له سیز

گؤی چمنده دینجه له سیز

آی منیم جوجه لریم

آی منیم جوجه لریم

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منیم قشنگ جوجه لریم

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جیک جیک جیک جیک

جوجه لریم

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من سو وئریم چؤرک وئریم

آی منیم جوجه لریم

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Darius Kadivar

Shepesh I beg Your Pardon ? I Called Ebadi A Criminal ?

by Darius Kadivar on

Do You Even Read ?

 

I Merely Contradicted Mammad's Comments by Posting the Following Link :

 

ROYAL CURTSY: Shirin Ebadi Greeted by Monaco's Prince Albert II at Geneva UN Panel (2008)

 

So it's OK For Mrs. Ebadi to be Greeted by in Mammad's own Words "Corrupt" Royals but when Our Sovereign who did so much for Iranian Women and their cause that is deemed Corrupt ? Masgareh ! 

Ajab Rooyee Dareed Beh Khoda ? ... Aghar beh Hamoon Khoda Etegad Dareed !

 

 

 

 

As for Ebadi or her Likeminds I never claimed she was a Criminal, I have even defended YOUR Other ROLE MODEL as Innocent of Crimes attributed to him during his Premiership Until Proven Guilty:

 

DEVIL's ADVOCATE: Mir-Hossein Mousavi 'involved in massacre', says report

 

But that does not entitle me to admire them or Even Like them for that matter ?

 

 

 

As for Shirin Ebadi She is the Apple of the Eye of You Melli Mazhabis ... Not Secular Iranians at large ...

 

Don't think Everyone is Impressed by the Nobel Peace Prize ... They Give it to anybody these days for Comic Relief ...

 



'Peace Prize to Obama - big mistake by Nobel committee' (Debate Russia Today)

 

 

 

The Truth is that you folks can't handle a discourse and are Merely Insecure and too intellectually hypocritical to stand for your beliefs in the open, hence hiding behind unidentifiable avatars and pseudos. 

 

 

Doroogoo ham Hasteed ! But that is Not New ! 

 

 

 

 


Mash Ghasem

...

by Mash Ghasem on

Framarz jan could you post that "Jik Jik Lary" song you once did, can't find it.Thanks.

Ba mazeart az DK.


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Well Shepesh

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

 

That is your freedom of speech to disagree with me. Go right ahead and I won't flag it :-)  Now back to work for all of us hard working people.


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No VPK

by Shepesh on

You use Freedom of Speech too many times as an excuse for supporting personal attacks. It is not a matter of sensitivity but standards. It does not set a good example, I have to just agree to disagree with you on this. This is all I have to say on this matter and wish you well.


Faramarz

جوجه کشی سلطنتی!

Faramarz


I read in the news today that the bride-to-be is having second thoughts about the wedding and may not come back from Paris where she is getting her wedding dress. That would be a bummer for all the notables; all dressed and nowhere to go in Monte Carlo!

But you have to give it to the Monte Carlo monarchy. They constantly are trying to improve their offsprings by marrying decent looking women like Grace Kelly and now this one.

http://www.channel4.com/news/monaco-denies-report-of-alberts-runaway-bride   


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Shepesh

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

 

Glad it was not you. If I were to get offended by everything I hear I would have a heart attack. So far I have heard that pretty much everyone from Obama to RP are criminals. I just let is pass or post a response debunking it.

As for Nobel Peace Prize IMHO it is meaningless. When you got Rabin; Arafat; Kissinger getting it there is no meaning to it. Given by a group of insulated elitist Europeans in a secret society it means nothing. So Ebadi must stand on her own not on the Nobel Prize. Is she admired by"most" Iranians? I know my mother admires her and my father hates her. I have not done a scientific poll of what "most Iranians" think have you? How do I know what they think I am not in a position to know that.

All I know if what I think and a handful of other Iranians who share it with me. Please refrain from making generalizations. DK can call her what he wants just as you can call me what you want. It is freedom of speech, Why are so many people so afraid of freedom of speech? Why are people so easily offended. If people were willing to take a bit more criticism we would know more. If Shah took criticism he would have known about the anger brewing. But no! We all have to be "sensitive".


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It was not me

by Shepesh on

but I was equally offended by DK implying that Shirin Ebadi is a criminal . This is a woman who has won the Nobel Peace Prize and is admired by most Iranian men and women. Just because someone is your "friend" it does not mean he can go around calling people olagh and slandering great Iranians when he gets angry. And the fact that you support such actions (not the first time) due to personal reasons says more about you.


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Shepesh

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

 

Whose comment? DK or mine? I am not sure if anyone flagged my comment it was just gone. As for DK's I am not saying Mammad flagged it I am talking about his other actions like supporting the Islamists. Do you know who flagged DK's comment? If you do would you please share that with us.


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VPK

by Shepesh on

What makes you think it was Mammad who flagged th comment?


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Yes DK

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

 

The Jomhory Mazhabi ran out of arguments about 32 years ago.

As for Mammad's respect for freedom of speech actions speak for themselves.


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Thanks Admin

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

 

For removing my totally inoffensive posting objecting to flagging of DK. Would you be kind enough to say what was offensive about it? 

I did not reveal Mammad's real name. I did not use insults. I did not use any attack on anyone. Just asked to have the flag removed from DK. Now I am sure this will be removed too. 

All hail: freedom of speech!


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

vildemose

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

 

I believe that would be Mousavi.


vildemose

who is more corrupt ?

by vildemose on

who is more corrupt ? Mousavi/Karoubi/Rafi et al or Pahlavis??? WHo has more blood on their hands?? Who has stolen and pillaged Iranian's national wealth??

Let's be fair.


Truthseeker9

lol

by Truthseeker9 on

Hope she sends you a postcard for all your efforts.


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Mammad

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

 

What is corrupt about the Pahlavi:

  • The modernization of Iranian society. Known by xenophobes as "Gharbzadegi".
  • Giving women rights never known before in Iran since Islam.
  • Improving the economy so millions of people became middle class.
  • Improving education so literacy went way up.
  • Keeping Iran safe from war for decades until Imam took over.
  • Making Iran a respected nation among the world until Islamists took hostages.

Hum, some idea of corruption wow! If this is corruption then please give me more! Meanwhile Mammad why are you in the West if IRI is so wonderful? Why not go back to the pure and uncorrupted IRI and live among the evil corrupt Najis West? I mean isn't it against Islam to touch the Najis Westerners? How is it possible to even buy a cup of coffee when you know some Najis hijabless woman at Starbucks made it? Or that we have these hijabless women running all over the place.

Be honest and admit Pahlavi were the best thing that happened to Iran. Since Karim Khan they were the most benevolent rulers of Iran. Not Nader Shah despite his military achievements. Not Ghajars who sold out the nation and not IRI.


Darius Kadivar

Oh I See So Flagging is Your Idea of Free Speech ?

by Darius Kadivar on

Or Do You do this eachtime You Jomhurykhahs are Running Out of Arguments ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWpU8sX10_4

 

Some Things on IC are Sacred after all ...

 


statira

Princesses

by statira on

Princess Noor and Princess Iman are turning into two very beautiful ladies.The oldest one should run for Iran's presidency.


AMIR1973

Do Islamists have any moral standing?

by AMIR1973 on

To accuse others of corruption considering the astronomical corruption of the Islamist regime in iran and the exponentially greater crimes committed by Islamists than by any other regime in recent Iranian history?


Mammad

One corrupt family inviting another!

by Mammad on

Mammad