Charlene, seated in court beside her daughter Inness, stared grimly ahead.
Princess Charlene of Monaco, the athletic, South African bride of Prince Albert, is also with child.
But at the risk of sounding cynical or superficial, Brooke had one distinct advantage over Charlene—she was stylish and thin.
This was the meeting where Mrs. Astor supposedly gladly gave Tony and Charlene her money, asking only, “Are they happy in bed?”
Charlene calls reports she tried to flee Monaco 'categorical lies'
Also present was swim-fan Prince Albert of Monaco, but he was without his wife, Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock.
Another summer resident of Northeast Harbor said that Brooke was talking down her son years before he met Charlene.
But will marriage to this ‘nice guy’ and a new baby be enough to keep Charlene sane – or make her happy – in Monaco?
And when Charlene arrived on the scene it was almost too good to be true.
Voici magazine said: 'Charlene has made the subject of pregnancy a taboo topic around the Royal palace.