First off: if it's real, then they are nearly 10 years too late with their investigative journalism. Second: wasn't she from German descent? Admittedly that came from that equally reliable source called Bunte, but when you're called Wittstock (German town) isn't it safe to assume that some ancestor of some sort did have some German ties? And thirdly: if you look back far enough, anyone has some distant family member with a story attached to them. Just like most people are very distantly related to royals/celebs and so on. Fourthly: they are way too late with their stories! I just want to have that said. Again.
For non-British and other foreigners:
Barnardo's homes or Barnardo's is a British charity founded by Thomas John Barnardo in 1866, to care for vulnerable children and young people. (Wiki)
Princess Aziz seems to be so obscure that Wiki hasn't heard of her. Anyone know who she is? And daddy W. seems to be changing jobs faster than you can say quidditch...
I think this is about her mom's side. I think that's were she gets her sense of entitlement. These people think that being the nanny to some princess makes them nobility by association (judging by the name I assume some oriental, most likely Muslim family, sth that British nobility of the time would have looked down upon, but made hiring English girls as nannies to their offspring popular).
This is clearly intended to make her look like she is more than a gold digger. it also shows clearly that education is not one of the family's fortes. none of them have ever seemed to strive to better themselves through education or culture. I'm pretty sure that trashy never went to the opera or theater before she had to and that makes it very difficult for normal people to keep a conversation going that doesn't center on swimming or rugby.
what I find odd is that it comes now. Timing is always interesting in PR and I just do not believe that these people decided to speak just now on their own accord. Obviously they were paid, but the fact that one of them is called Jacqueline just seems a bit too obvious to be a coincidence. We know that for now we will not be seeing much of trashy nor will anyone else. She will be attending the odd function here and there, but mostly she will be tucked away with the babies. Not that she will have to do much as the staff will take care of that, but I believe that is the role she will have for a while. Pretty much locked up. So she gets her relations to talk to media to have her continue to happen. The indication that Albert will not be pushing her over coming from her relatives shows that she is not intending to silently retreat into the role he has given her. Whilst in official interview she pretends to be demure and referring to him as the prince instead of just my husband, she has gotten her lot ready to battle her little war as she always has others fight for her. I still find it odd that her parents have not been in MC yet to meet their paychecks aka grandkids, but other than covering up Lynette being the surrogate, they might have been asked to stay away. After all the Grimaldis were there full force unmarried partners included, whereas bloodrelations were keeping away... in the day and age of frequent airplanes and the availability of a private family jet as well as contacts to other jet owners... I'm sure Phil Green would have been just too happy to help out flying the grandparents in as a favour. So I am thinking that this is part of trashys campaign to get her contract extended because she is such an asset to MC...
bunte picking up on it too... btw if you actually google Shacklewood and the claims of an association with it, than you can see very quickly that this is total hogwash. Shackleton was interested in the arctis not the atlantic and as far as I can tell from wikipedia, he has nothing to do with Africa. Also it is so funny that Bunte says the guy was engineer, when most likely he was a machinist in some crew as for being an engineer even in those days you would have needed an education of some sorts and that just isn't the case in any part of the trashstock family. they are working class from all sides with an eye open for the quick buck and getting rich and famous, which btw is what Shackleton was accused of and why he was never acknowledged like Scott and never as famous. So I guess her ancestor picked him for the same reason trashy jumped on ALbert. all in all I think they are so proud of her because her gold digging is the work of generations of attempted and failed rise to fame and fortune and none of them is prepared to give up that holy grail... www.bunte.de/monaco/charlene-von-monaco-ihre-unglaubliche-familiengeschichte-115486.html
Clearly CC needs to fire her PR guy. It's not elevating her to anything and shows up in Daily Mail (my guilty pleasure too, I do admit). Her trips to California yielded nothing. Her gallivanting with the old guy was just plain weird and the odd St Barth's appearance off peak when none of the jetset was there...WT?? She's supposed to be the PoM. Either you go full in with the crowd that comes with that but one thing you DON'T do is try to gentrify yourself beyond having landed a prince. It's just desperate and greedy at that point. Idiots.