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Charlene Wittstock 'One Of The Most Anxious People I Have Ever Met,' Says Radio Host

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/23/2011 12:39 pm Updated: 08/23/2011 5:12 am

Move over, Catherine. Charlene Wittstock is the next commoner who will marry into a royal family, set to say "I do" (or whatever it is they say...je le veux?) to Monaco's Prince Albert II come July. The New York Times portrays Wittstock as a nervous wreck -- in part, because of the language barrier (Charlene is South African), comparisons to Grace Kelly, and confusion over how to answer questions about having children.

And then there's this:

"I thought she was one of the most anxious people I have ever met," said Jenny Crwys-Williams, who interviewed Ms. Wittstock for South Africa's popular Talk Radio 702 in February. "She was absolutely terrified of saying the wrong thing and falling foul of the terrible women in the palace.

"There was a fascinating moment when I asked her to tell me about an amazing blue room in the palace, and she said, 'I don't know if I can talk about it.' I wanted to put my arms around her and tell her it would be all right."

It will be all right, Char. You're going to be a princess. Maybe someone needs to schedule a meeting between Wittstock and the former-Kate Middleton. We're certainly free to mediate.

Read the rest at NYTimes.com.


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