Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Charlene Lynette Wittstock

The future Princess of Monaco was born on January 25, 1978 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She has South African nationality, and was a member of the South Africa's Olympic team. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, she was a member of the 4x10 medley team (breaststroke), which finished fifth.
The Wittstocks moved to Benoni, South Africa, when Charlene was 10 years old. She attened the Tom Newby primary school in Benoni, where the headmistress told a reporters: "We could see the talent and the signs that she was always destined for greater things." (Actress Charlize Theron was born in Benoni in 1975.)

The Associated Press asked the palace's press officer if Charlene might be pregnant. "Honestly, I do not think so," was the response from the press officer.
[Prince Albert, the son of the late Prince Rainier III and the much loved, Princess Grace, the American-born former film star, Grace Kelly, has two illegitimate children, Jazmin Grimaldi, 18, and Alexandre Coste, 6.
Jazmin lives with her mother, Tamara Rotolo, in California. Earlier this month, Jazmin graduated from JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano. An honor student, Jazmin will be attending Fordham University in New York in the fall. Jazmin maintains a limited relationship with her father. It will be interesting to see if Charlene asks her to be in the wedding party!
Alexandre lives with his mother, Nicole, a native of Togo, on an estate in France, paid for by Prince Albert.

No date for the wedding has been set. The palace's press officer said in an interview that the protocol is for the wedding to take place at least six months after the engagement announcement.

There certainly will be comparisons between Charlene Wittstock and Albert's mother, the late Princess Grace. Big shoes to fill, but Charlene should be advised to shop for her own shoes.

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