Prince Albert of Monaco appears without Princess Charlene AGAIN
Prince Albert of Monaco has once again appeared without his wife, Princess Charlene, as he attended a rugby match with their children today.
The royal was joined by the couple’s six-year-old twins Princess Gabriella and Hereditary Prince Jacques to watch the World Rugby Sevens in Monaco – while Charlene is reportedly still in South Africa on a conservation trip.
She has not been publicly photographed with her husband since the end of January. Charlene reportedly traveled to South Africa in mid-March, with Albert and their children on a plane to visit her two weeks ago.
The former Olympian, who debuted with a radical new hairstyle on the trip, was due to return to Monaco for the Principality’s Grand Prix in May, where she was the guest of honor.
Prince Albert of Monaco appeared again without his wife Princess Charlene as he attended a rugby match with their children today
The royal was joined by the couple’s six-year-old twins Princess Gabriella and Hereditary Prince Jacques to watch the World Rugby Sevens in Monaco
Princess Charlene of Monaco debuted with a spectacular new shaved hairstyle during her recent conservation trip to South Africa. The photos were shared on his charity’s Instagram account
It is understood that Charlene, 43, remains in South Africa after being struck by an infection of the ears, nose and throat “which does not allow her to travel”.
Albert, 63, looked in good spirits on day three of the event today as he waved to the crowd before walking around the pitch ahead of the France-Hong Kong game.
It has been a tumultuous start to the year for the royal couple, following news that Albert faces a paternity lawsuit over a love child born in the early years of their relationship.
The palace was forced to comment on Charlene’s fate ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix – which the prince attended with their children.
Prince Albert is pictured ahead of the match on day three of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series
Albert, 63, looked in good spirits on day three of the event today as he greeted Royal Watchers, before talking about a walk on the pitch before the game
The appearance comes as Prince Albert is embroiled in a high-profile paternity scandal. He is pictured enjoying the match with the twins this afternoon
The prince, who is already supporting two illegitimate children, is said to have had a relationship with a Brazilian woman who gave birth to a daughter in 2005. He is pictured watching the game with Gabriella and Jacques
In a statement released at the time, the Royal Palace said: “While traveling to the African continent as part of a wildlife conservation mission, SAS Princess Charlene contracted an ENT infection which did not allow her not to travel.
âUnfortunately, she will not be able to attend the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix. SAS Princess Charlene sends her best wishes to the Automobile Club de Monaco, organizer of the event, as well as to the drivers and teams involved in this great motor racing. ‘
The prince, who already has two illegitimate children, is said to have had a relationship with a Brazilian woman who gave birth to a daughter in 2005.
Albert and their children flew to visit Charlene two weeks ago. The family can be seen watching the game from the Royal Box today
It is understood that Charlene, 43, remains in South Africa after being struck by an infection. Albert and the twins are pictured watching the game today
Prince Albert can be seen as children in the royal box greet the team mascot during the game this afternoon
Albert is pictured giving a pre-match interview on day three of the sporting event today
The complaint, which his lawyers dismissed as a “hoax”, is particularly painful as he was dating Charlene at the time, having met the former Olympic swimmer in 2000.
The 34-year-old claimant – who cannot be named for legal reasons – says she had a passionate affair with Albert, which led to the birth of their daughter – whose name is also on file – on July 4, 2005.
When did Princess Charlene travel to South Africa and when was she last seen with her husband?
January 27 – Charlene is pictured with Albert for the Sainte DÃ©vote ceremony in Monaco.
March 18 – Charlene is pictured at the memorial to the late Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini at the KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace in Nongoma, South Africa
April 2 – Charlene posts an Instagram photo of her, Albert and their twins Jacques and Gabriella for Easter.
It is not known where the image was taken.
May 8 – Albert, Jacques and Gabriella attend a Grand Prix event in Monaco
May 10 – Albert attends the Monaco Gala Awards in Monaco
May 18 – Charlene shares her first photo from her conservation trip to South Africa
June 1 – Prince Albert II, Jacques and Gabriella attend an event at the Oceanic Museum of Monaco
June 3 – New photos emerge of Charlene on her conservation trip
June 5 Charlene takes a united front by sharing a photo with her family to mark her niece’s fifth birthday with her brother’s family and Albert and the twins. We don’t know where the photo was taken
Albert received a handwritten letter from the child, who is now 15, in September of last year: “I don’t understand why I grew up without a father, and now that I have found you, you don’t want to not see me. ‘
Legal documents were also filed, as the plaintiff’s attorneys asked Albert to undergo a DNA test – just as he did before he was finally identified as the father of two illegitimate children born in the 1990s and the early 2000s.
In January, Charlene spoke publicly for the first time since the allegations, telling Point de Vue: âWhen my husband has problems, he tells me about it.
‘I often tell him, “No matter what, no matter what, I’m a thousand percent behind you. I’ll stand by you whatever you do, in good times or bad.”
The mother-of-two went on to say that she also often told her husband that she would “protect” him and that she would “always be by his side”.
Earlier this month, the royal launched a spectacular new hairstyle in a few snaps shared on her charity’s Instagram page.
Charlene, who grew up in South Africa and represented the country at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, visited Thanda Safari in KwaZulu-Natal to learn more about the actions of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in Africa. South to help save rhinos from poachers.
The princess has participated in conservation operations including rhino surveillance and tracking, deployment with the anti-poaching unit, educational wildlife photography sessions, and a white rhino dart and dehorning exercise.
Photos of Princess Charlene with the animals and rangers were shared on Instagram.
âThis whole experience moved me,â Charlene said. “I connected with amazing people and spoke to local trackers and anti-poaching units who all have an incredible passion for protecting our rhinos and the environment.”
She continued, âIt filled me with immense joy to reconnect with the African people and spirit.
âI was fascinated to learn more about the history and culture of the region.
âHow fitting to rediscover my love for Africa in a place aptly named Thanda, which means ‘love’ in the Zulu language! “
The Princess Charlene Foundation of Monaco South Africa has partnered with the Thanda Foundation Trust to help protect rhinos.