In the 12 years that Prince Albert and Charlene of Monaco have been married, there have been continuous rumors of a crisis between the couple, who have twins, Jaime and Gabriela (8). Now the international media are once again speaking forcefully of distancing. The reason, the removal of the personal Instagram account of the former South African swimmer, in which she shared images of her children and her husband.
In addition, the German publication Bild defines Alberto and Charlene as a "ceremonial couple", because they only meet facing the gallery for official events in Monaco, since the princess usually resides in Switzerland. And they see themselves scheduling their appointments. According to several international publications, the couple maintains a cordial relationship for the sake of their two children. Vanity Fair, French edition, says that as divorced parents usually do, they take turns sharing time with the children.
Bild highlights that precisely “the deactivation of the Instagram account is part of the agreement between Charlene and Alberto. In exchange for leaving the communication in the hands of the Palace, she will be allowed to retire there (in Switzerland) and obtain freedom elsewhere ”. This summer the couple has been with Jaime and Gabriela, they have been sailing on a yacht near the Gulf of Ajaccio and they have been very attentive to their children.
All these rumors coincide with the interview given by Alexandre Grimaldi to Point de Vue on the occasion of his 20th birthday – on August 24 – and in which he stated that he was not the illegitimate son of the Prince of Monaco. His older sister, Jazmin Grace Grimaldi (31), born from a previous relationship with Prince Albert, has congratulated Alexandre "My prince turns 20 today"! I love you beyond words!" And he has posted 10 never-before-seen photos of her brother with her and her father. Curiously, in one of them the protagonist, as a child, wears an FC Barcelona football shirt. The good relationship that Prince Albert has with his two eldest children has generated some conflict with Charlene, as Nicole Coste, Alexandre's mother, pointed out in a previous interview.
But amid rumors of a marital crisis, Alberto and Charlene from Monaco will travel to South Africa, the princess's native country, on September 16. She will go to chair a charity event for her foundation, Water Bike Challenge, which shows the importance of children learning to swim to avoid fatal accidents. The sovereign of the principality will travel to support his wife and end or at least stop the rumors of crisis, although the palace has never responded to this information.
The last time Charlene de Monaco was in her homeland was in 2021, and she had to stay there for eight months, separated from her husband and children, due to a serious ear, nose and throat infection that forced her to have to being rushed to a Durban hospital. Because she was not allowed to board a plane to return to the Principality, she had to stay there where she underwent three operations in six months, two of them under general anesthesia.