Charlène and Albert of Monaco are spending their tenth wedding anniversary apart. The princess has been in South Africa for months and now reports on her wedding day via Instagram – but her video raises questions.
On July 1, 2011, former South African professional swimmer Charlene Wittstock and Monaco’s Prince Albert gave their wedding vows. Today, Thursday, they celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary – but separately. The 43-year-old has been in her native South Africa since March, unable to travel due to an ENT infection, according to the official reason.
“Albert and I had no choice but to follow the instructions of the medical team, even if it is really difficult,” Charlène explained in a statement a few days ago, and appropriately uploaded a clip on Instagram from moments spent together with her husband.
Rhinos instead of love greetings
Also on today’s wedding day, the princess reported on her account – the posting, however, causes astonishment. Because instead of saying something about the special anniversary or sending love greetings to Albert, Charlène shares a video of rhinos.
“Mommy and baby are doing well,” the 43-year-old writes about the footage. In recent weeks, she had repeatedly shown herself campaigning against the poaching of endangered species. But the fact that she takes up the subject on her wedding day of all days is likely to raise questions again.
Marriage crisis with the princely couple?
Recently, rumors of a marital crisis among the Monegasque princely couple have become louder and louder. The fact that Charlène has been separated from her husband and their six-year-old twins Jacques and Gabriella on another continent for so long is increasingly causing uncertainty among the people.
Some even fear that the former professional swimmer may have turned her back on Monaco for good. In any case, Charlène assured in her latest statement that she is looking forward to a reunion with her loved ones soon. When and where that will be remains to be seen.