Despite the drama that continues to swirl around Their Serene Highnesses Princess Charlene and Prince Albert II of Monaco the couple once again stepped out together this afternoon to attend the 2011 Herculis International Athletics Competition at the Stade Louis II in Monaco. This world-class event brought out the best of the best in track and field including Allyson Felix, David Rudisha, and Usain Bolt.
According to the news site, AFP, the princely couple intend to sue the “…French magazine for spreading [rumors about] them.” That French magazine/newspaper is the respected, L’Express.
‘It is very distressing,’ [Michel] Roger, whose official title is minister of state, told journalists of the gossip that swirled around the wedding held over two days in early July.
Rumours that Charlene Wittstock tried to leave the principality in a huff just days before the royal wedding have already been rejected by the palace, a lawyer for the princely pair, as well as by Albert himself.
‘They are all false,’ added Roger.
L’Express magazine had reported on its website that Wittstock, now Princess Charlene, interrupted preparations for the lavish celebrations and prepared to take a flight for her home country South Africa.
In fact, ‘she left for Greece accompanied by a Monegasque delegation’ for the Special Olympics — a competition for the intellectually disabled that opened in Athens on June 25, said Roger.
As for allegations that Albert fathered a third child out of wedlock while engaged to Charlene, the politician said: ‘We have proof that this is false’.
Source: AFP News
Photo courtesy of: CBS News
On July 22, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge previewed the exhibit, The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design, in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace.
Besides the Duchess’s wedding dress being the main focal point of the exhibit, other items on display include the bride’s bouquet, shoes, earrings, veil, and the glorious Cartier Halo tiara which was loaned to the Duchess by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Photos courtesy of: Daylife/Reuters/John Stillwell/Pool