Saturday, 23 January 2010

Happy Birthday Princess Caroline!

Princess Caroline of Hanover, formerly known as Princess Caroline of Monaco, is one of my heroines. I have followed her life story from the moment she was born on January 23rd 1957, 53 years ago to be precise. She is the first child of the late Prince Ranier 111 of Monaco and of the late American actress and Princess Grace of Monaco. Princess Caroline's life has been full of adventures and amazing experiences, but she has also had more than her fair share of difficult times.

An Amazing Coincidence
Princess Caroline and I were born on the same hour, same day, same month and same year!! I have written to her twice on the occasion of two of our very special milestone birthdays and she has personally responded twice. I was extremely delighted and honoured by this fact.

I have a collection of original stamps issued in Monaco in 1957 to celebrate the birth of Princess Caroline.

A delightful image below of her beautiful mother, the late Princess Grace of Monaco.

Princess Caroline and I not only share the same birthday and age, but we also share the same values and interests. She is very dedicated to her family, like I am. She has a passion for languages, like I do. She is a keen gardener and she loves socialising. Of course, we share the same horoscope sign and this is also a unifying factor. Like most Aquarians, we are both fiercely independent and loyal companions. We both have 2 siblings and we are the oldest of the three.

Differing Lifestyles
I sometimes reflect on our completely different lifestyles. Princess Caroline is a member of a royal dynasty going back centuries. She is a member of the international jet-set. She is very wealthy. She has four beautiful children. She has a hectic schedule with many responsibilities. She has fabulous homes around the world. Her life is in the public domain. The list is endless. In comparison, my lifestyle is relatively simple, living in rural Abruzzo. I am of very modest means, I have no children, only 5 lovely furkids. I don't physically jet-set around the world any more like I used to but, I guess I'm a "virtual" global jet-setter now, which is equally exhilirating for me. I don't have too many responsibilities. My life is not in the public domain.
The video I found on Youtube below highlights some photos in the life of Princess Caroline.

A Special Message
Happy birthday, Princess Caroline, from one of your greatest admirers. I wish you all the happiness in the world. You truly deserve it. I hope you will have a wonderful day today, wherever you may be.

23rd January 2010
Happy birthday to Silvana, my cousin's wife, and happy birthday to Gemma, my best friend Daphne's daughter. Enjoy your special day!!

Other events and people born on the same day can be viewed here.

A Fabulous Web 2.0 Birthday Surprise!
This is what I received from my absolutely lovely colleagues from the Lake School of English. It made me feel very emotional and I would like to say thank you to all of you for thinking of me. I can't wait to see you next month!

You can press on the Wallwisher link to see all the lovely messages. This has well and truly made my day!!


popps said...

You are still a princess in all accounts, despite the four children - happy birthday.

Natasa said...

Happy birthday, fellow Aquarian. I'll remember your birthday now, because we are one day apart. Hope you have enjoyed your special day. For me birthdays are really important because I remember the good things from the previous year and make plans for the next year. I know what you mean when you say that you are a virtual global jet-setter.
By the way, your blog is great!

Janet Bianchini said...

Hi Natasa

Lovely to see you here! Thank you very much for your kind wishes. I had a great day yesterday.

I look forward to seeing more of your fab photos on Images4Education!