Charlene, Princess of Monaco

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Princess Charlene at the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden in June 2013
Princess consort of Monaco
Tenure1 July 2011 – present
BornCharlene Lynette Wittstock
(1978-01-25) 25 January 1978 (age 46)
Bulawayo, Rhodesia
(today Zimbabwe)
FatherMichael Kenneth Wittstock
MotherLynette Humberstone
SignatureCharlene's signature

Charlene, Princess of Monaco[1] (born 25 January 1978), is the wife of Prince Albert II. She is a former Olympic swimmer.

Early Life[change | change source]

Charlene was born at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, She is eldest child of Michael Wittstock and Lynette Wittstock, Wittstock family also from Germany. She have two brothers is calling as Gareth and Sean her family, Her brother is a coffee house businessman in Monaco, Another brother as a promotions and events businessman in South Africa. Her great-great-grandparents is a emigrated to South Africa from the Pomeranian village of Zerrenthin in northern Germany in 1861 to escape hardship. In South Africa, the Wittstocks worked as handyworkers and unsuccessfully prospected for diamonds.

She studied at Tom Newby Primary school in Benoni, South Africa.

Swimming Career[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Palais Princier de Monaco. "Prince's Palace of Monaco". Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016.