|Charlene, Princess of Monaco Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9¾ in|
|Date of Birth||January 25, 1978|
|Spouse||Albert II, Prince of Monaco|
Charlene, Princess of Monaco is the princess of Monaco and a former Olympic swimmer. She has been honored with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland as well as the Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Italy. In 2012, she founded the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation to support her personal humanitarian endeavors.
Charlene Lynette Wittstock
Charlene, Princess of Monaco
From 1988 to 1991, Princess Charlene studied at Tom Newby Primary School located in Benoni, near Johannesburg.
Member of the Princely Family of Monaco, Former Swimmer
- Father – Michael Kenneth Wittstock (Sales Manager)
- Mother – Lynette Wittstock (Former competitive diver and swimming coach)
- Siblings – Gareth Wittstock (Younger Brother) (Coffeehouses businessman in Monaco), Sean Wittstock (Younger Brother) (Promotions and events businessman in South Africa)
- Others – Dudley Kenneth Wittstock (Paternal Grandfather), Sylvia Fagan/Fagon Nicholson (Paternal Grandmother), Brian James Humberstone (Maternal Grandfather), Martin Gottlieb Wittstock (Great-Great-Grandfather), Johanne Luise née Schönknecht (Great-Great-Grandmother), Prince Rainier III (Father-In-Law) (Prince of Monaco from May 9, 1949, to his death in 2005), Grace Kelly (Mother-In-Law) (Princess Consort of Monaco, Actress), Caroline, Princess of Hanover (Sister-In-Law), Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (Sister-In-Law) (Singer, Swimwear Designer, Fashion Model), Andrea Casiraghi (Nephew), Charlotte Casiraghi (Niece), Pierre Casiraghi (Nephew), Princess Alexandra of Hanover (Niece), Louis Ducruet (Nephew), Pauline Ducruet (Niece), Camille Gottlieb (Niece)
Her advisor has been Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.
5 ft 9¾ in or 177 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Charlene, Princess of Monaco has dated –
- Lars Frölander
- Albert II, Prince of Monaco (2000-Present) – In the year 2000, she met Albert II, Prince of Monaco at the Mare Nostrum swimming meet in Monaco and they later made their public debut as a couple at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics. She also accompanied him to the weddings of the Crown Princess of Sweden in 2010 and of the Duke of Cambridge in 2011. The couple’s engagement was announced on June 10, 2010, and they married in a civil ceremony on July 1, 2011, in the Throne Room of the Prince’s Palace. They parent fraternal twins, Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès and Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco, born on December 10, 2014. Also, the Prince and Princess have an age difference of 20 years.
- Robin Francis (2002)
- Massimiliano Rosolino (2003)
- Andre Snyman (2004)
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (White and Asian)
Charlene, Princess of Monaco is of English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Afrikaner (German, Dutch, French Huguenot, Danish, Malagasy, Indian, Indonesian, Angolan, and Khoikhoi) descent.
- Toned physique
- Influential personality
Charlene, Princess of Monaco Facts
- She was 12 years old when her family shifted to South Africa.
- She represented South Africa at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games and won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay in the latter competition.
- At the 1999 All-Africa Games, Princess Charlene won 3 gold medals and a silver medal.
- Her husband, Prince Albert, is a year older than her mother.
- She has worked for causes related to sport, AIDS, and underprivileged children.
- Since her marriage to Prince Albert, Charlene has been styled as “Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco”.
- Her wedding dress took 2,500 hours of work.
- In July 2021, Princess Charlene underwent surgery to correct the complications from a previous procedure. In September 2021, she was again hospitalized at the Netcare Alberlito Hospital in South Africa due to a medical emergency. It was later revealed that her condition was stable.
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