Skip to comments.Prince Albert of Monaco’s wedding rocked by claims that bride tried to flee
Posted on 06/29/2011 6:09:20 PM PDT by Cincinna
Prince Albert of Monaco has been forced to issue a public statement after claims that his fiancée tried to leave him days before their wedding after learning of his third illegitimate child.
The royal family dismissed reports that Charlene Wittstock had tried to flee to South Africa, where she grew up.
The claims appear to have originated in the French news magazine L'Express.
In an article headlined Albert-Charlene: Marriage in Peril and published on its website, the magazine claimed Miss Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer, had been upset to hear a new revelation about her future husband.
A lawyer for Prince Albert vigorously denied the claims, described the story as madness and added: Everything is false.
The allegations emerged just two days before the three-day celebrations for the wedding are to start. They are expected to cost around £50million.
The guest list includes Naomi Campbell, the model, the businessman Philip Green, Richard Branson, the entrepreneur, and Giorgio Armani, the fashion designer.
Dozens of royal guests will also attend, including the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
A statement from the palace said: The Prince's Palace firmly denies the allegations.
These rumours, spread a few days before the wedding ceremonies of His Serene Highness Prince Albert and Miss Charlene Wittstock, have only one purpose - to seriously damage the Sovereign's image and by consequence that of Miss Wittstock and to cause serious prejudice to a happy event.
Prince Albert's lawyer, Thierry Lacoste, confirmed he would be taking legal action against the French publication and added: I was with the Prince and Charlene Wittstock in Paris three days ago, and I can promise you that all is well.
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^ the sound of me holding my breath and not wanting to get into another fight!
*muah* Let’s just agree to disagree (and yes, Albert is a nice guy - he just represents a system that I *ahem* disagree with).
Good enough? Truce?
No Way! These children belong to “The Terminator”!
Does HE even want to be married?
Got to to save the Kingdom!
Prince Albert is one of my favorite pipe tobaccos for blending, so I can’t be angry about anybody named Prince Albert. I might even name my next male dog after him, in light of his dog like actions and in honor of the tobacco.
Now, that’s REALLY kind of low. Couldn’t you find ANY other pictures of three kids?
It’s a Principality
Not good news for the bride-to-be.
Perhaps a glimpse into the future...
I apologize to you for doubting the story at first. I still do. (the runaway bride part). What’s a third illegitimate child, when you’ve already acknowledged two? ;}
Albert is a nice guy, but no one here is supporting or condoning his lifestyle. They say there are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents.
I’m an American first and foremost. Our values, morals, and culture are different from Europe. Monaco and France are gorgeous countries, with wonderful history and culture. They are fun to visit and read about. Even live there for a while.
I think we can agree that as conservatives and Americans, there’s no place like home.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Maybe she will kick his butt, eh?
Aren’t those the children who saw a vision of the Virgin Mary at Fatima?
I thought her shoulders looked really broad. I read the article and found out she had been an Olympics swimmer.
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