In Princess Charlene’s absence, her siblings and family make a point of keeping her name alive in Monaco and South Africa. Even the Wittstocks. He has never been this close to Albert…
This is the other ruling family. They have no titles or coats of arms. Before the early 2000s, no one knew about them among the European elite.Despite their distant German roots, these are only segments found in the family tree of the Grimaldis. The Principality of Monaco remains a far more exotic country than Zimbabwe, where these South Africans lived until the late 1980s before returning to Benoni in the larger suburbs of Johannesburg. And yet… Charlene of Monaco’s Wittstocks, parents, and brothers, became necessary for Albert II. The year 2021 will have strengthened its ties by force or will. The princess’ eight-month retirement in the KwaZulu-Natal savanna, her medical ordeal, her temporary return to the principality, and her exile in a specialized establishment on the other side of the Alps, where dental care has yet to be followed. to be completed. ‘immobilize’ for a few weeks According to the palace, II. He forced Albert to communicate about the reasons for his exile, his convalescence, and the soundness of their marriage. So much to the Wittstocks relief.
Until this takeover by the Prince, news of Charlene mainly came from Chantelle, the wife of her brother Sean. With corrections sometimes needed: no, back on the Rock, the princess was not going to settle down alone in an apartment located on the harbor, as the reviews badly reported. daily mail led me to believe. settled in Benoni, the stronghold of the Wittstocks, Chantelle and Sean supported the princess every day Among his many visits to the operating room to limit infection of the ENT sphere. Charlène, who started a new project in June 2021, especially celebrated the birthday of her niece Aiva Grace with them. The couple is also in charge of the South African branch of the Charlene Foundation, Princess of Monaco, which has released an album of unpublished photos of Albert II’s wife this January 25 for her forty-fourth birthday. But media management is a completely different matter.
The intervention of Charlène’s father, Michael Wittstock, in the South African media News24, which was undoubtedly intended to remind us of that last December. This retiree from Xerox, his age and his wife Lynette, a former swimming teacher due to Covid-19, were unable to visit their daughter while convalescing in South Africa. Their conversations stay on the phone, but ” Since I know that he participated in swim training, I know that he is resistant to pain and will come back much stronger. “, reassured the seventies. Words of encouragement for Charlene. A Barely disguised warning against Nicole CosteShe is the mother of Albert II’s elder and son Alexander.
Michael Wittstock always got on well with the monarch, ” an attractive, easy going man “He likes to talk rugby with himself and have a pint of beer. Paris Match, At the same time very casually, he was much more absorbed when his daughter gave him his hand in the Football World Cup final between South Africa and France in June 2010. Charlène sought his approval before an announcement. made to the press. The case was settled as quickly as a shot on goal. The Wittstock clan appreciated Nicole Coste’s fight against the princess much less in an interview. Paris Match last August. Albert II himself” mad » Wife and mother of his heirs Jacques and Gabriella, Charlène presented as an average stepmother with her eldest son Alexander.
Two months later, on November 19, the Mongasque national holiday Sean and another brother of the princess, Gareth Wittstock, appeared on the balcony of the prince’s palace, then at a gala dinner at the Grimaldi Forum. Fugitive but powerful, symbolic images. Since Albert II and Charlene’s marriage in July 2011, the two brothers have often joined the princely family to greet Monegals. But this day in November 2021 is once again absent from her sisters, who had returned from South Africa ten days ago. And the new rationale for her brothers-in-law’s rare transparency with the magazine People. Charlène receiving treatment away from Monaco for ” deep general tiredness “. He made no resistance. The decision was taken as a family with Gareth, Sean and Chantelle Wittstock reunited by Albert II. ” He had already made his decision, but I wanted him to express it in front of us. We wanted to tell him once again how much we love him, show our support, and perhaps more importantly, reassure him that he has nothing to worry about. The sovereign’s dizzying confidence. Until then, it was believed that he was supported mainly by his sisters, the princesses Stephanie and Caroline. Wittstocks no longer appear as just extras. Their involvement in the well-being of Charlene, who is very weak, sleepless and apathetic, is recognized by the monarch himself.
At the beginning of December, Gareth Wittstock, his wife Roisin and daughters Kaia-Rose and Bodie again accompanied Albert II, Jacques and Gabriella to the Christmas market held in the principality’s port. This time quieter. Unlike his parents or brother Sean, Gareth has lived in Monaco – or rather La Turbie – for over a decade. Five years ago, World War II. There he married Roisin, a former dancer, whom Albert met while having dinner with his friends in 2015. Prince and Charlene were among one hundred and twenty guests at their wedding. It is still there from an office located in the Jardins d’Apolline, a few meters from the palace. This former computer scientist, Princess Charlene of Monaco, coordinates the actions of the Foundation. working for drowning prevention, sport awareness or biodiversity conservation around the world. He was appointed as the general secretary. By sovereign decision in 2018. Since its establishment in 2012, nearly 900,000 people have benefited from the foundation’s support in 40 countries and more than 400 projects. Gareth Wittstock doesn’t like light very much. There are some rumors that he is going to buy a villa in Bedoni, near his parents and brother Sean. His central role in Monaco community life, his conversion to Catholicism, the state religion, and his appointment as godfather to Princess Gabriella, with whom his daughters played, nevertheless earned him the nickname “The Count of Monaco.” “Jealousy?
From the beginning of the epidemic, he participated in the distribution of masks in the principality in the spring of 2020. Last November, he was part of Albert II’s delegation to Dubai. Officially, he was touring as the president of the Monegasque Rugby Federation and co-founder, attending the Dubai Sevens tournament in early December along with the Impi team’s sister. we whisperShe would have the good grace of Princess Caroline, Kaya’s First Lady in the absence of her sister. On December 14, Gareth Wittstock, Princess of Monaco, will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Charlene Foundation. It’s the job of a whole family, really. Because Michael, Lynette, Sean and Chantelle Wittstock are struggling just as hard to get Charlene’s first name to shine in South Africa. The princess of Monegasque remains the child of the country. The savanna is a sanctuary, as the year 2021 attests.
The Chase Zero campaign that Charlène started last spring against poaching of rhino horn is now being carried on by her sister-in-law, Chantelle, who is working to expand it to other African countries. Michael Wittstock, who organized a boxing tournament in Monaco in 2014 to benefit his daughter’s foundation, is now calling for donations through equestrian shows and registrations for the Olympics. So Charlene’s father could take a hundred kids to races each year at the Turffontein racetrack on the outskirts of Johannesburg. In the fall of 2020, at the age of seventy, he also proudly inaugurated the renovation and expansion of Gugulesizwe Primary School in the neighboring town of Benoni, Daveyton, with his wife.
Rumors mock that the Wittstocks have increased their investments and real estate holdings since Charlene’s marriage to Albert. Jealousy all the time? In December 2010, in a tall portrait flavors, The Gospel of the European elite, dedicated to her, the princess surprised with this confidence, almost premonition: ” I’ve met great people since I’ve lived in Monaco but they’re just acquaintances. My real friends are members of my family. My mother and siblings are the only people I need and trust. “Long reign at Wittstocks.
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