From BB #32
1. Interview with Gustav and Carina, from the gardens at Graasten, mostly on the occasion of her 40th birthday. "It was just the two of us"
They talk about how it's funny that everyone thinks she's so much younger than Gustav, but it's only by five months. She doesn't mind being asked her age. The first birthday she really remembers was her 5th. Her mother had sewn her a green dress and was promised she could ride a pony. Gustav had hurt his back, but is in fine form for the birthday for which he's got a big surprise for Carina since this is such a special birthday. Carina hopes to get many presents because she loves to unwrap pressies.
2. They met six years ago and have been together five years and have lived together three years, but only went public at the wedding of Phillip of Hesse (Amber's Thailand lay) in 2006. They were invited to the same dinner each by a separate German friend, the friends knowing each other. So it was a set-up. Her mobile rang the second she walked into the room and as she took it Gustav thought, she's really beautiful. Her phone kept ringing so he got her number, went to the other side of the room and called her. They both smiled and spent the rest of the evening together. 'It was a clever trick', says Carina.
Carina also goes by the name Lynn (!) and is the oldest of three so she says 'I'm the boss'. She's from Santa Cruz, California where her family still is. She mostly speaks English with Gustav since she speaks German with some difficulty still. Her French and Spanish are perfect and she also speaks a bit of Danish: her greeting and goodbye to the reporter.