Charlene is the Princess of Monaco and is a former Olympic swimmer. Her husband, Albert II, is the current prince of Monaco and head of Grimaldi's House. The princess was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, to the daughter of Michael and Lynette Wittstock; the family moved to South Africa in 1989. She started her swimming career in 1996 and represented South Africa at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, her team finishing fifth in the content of the mixed 4 × 100 meter relay. Charlene retired from professional swimming in 2007. Charlene met Prince Albert at the Mare Nostrum swimming competition in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in 2000. The couple married on July 1, 2011. On December 10, 2014, she gave birth to twin Princess Gabriella and the genetic Prince. Jacques. Lady Charlene's charitable work revolves mainly around sports, AIDS and underprivileged children. Charlene founded the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation in 2012 to support her personal humanitarian efforts.
|Born||Charlene Lynette Wittstock, January 25, 1978, Bulawayo, Rhodesia|
|Issue||Princess Gabriella, Hereditary Prince Jacques|
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Former Olympic swimmer who met her husband, Prince Albert, at a swimming event in 2001. She represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and she is a global ambassador for the Special Olympics.
She swam for the University of Pretoria despite never enrolling in classes.
Her best showing as a swim me was at the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg where she won three gold medals and a silver medal.
She married Albert II, Prince of Monaco in 2011.
She would have been the daughter-in-law of Grace Kelly if Kelly were still alive.
- Princess of Monaco
- The Monegasque princesses
- Roman Catholic Monegasque
- Zimbabwean swimmer
- South African Roman Catholic
- Participants in the Royal Olympics
- Recipient of the Order of Saint-Charles
- Citizenship of Monaco
- Recipient of the Medal of Merit from the Republic of Poland
- Zimbabweans migrated in South Africa
- Zimbabweans in exile
- Converted to Roman Catholicism from Protestantism
- South African swimmer
- South African female model
- Grand Cross of the Order of Saint-Charles
- South Africa won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games
- South African Olympic swimmer
- Princess by marriage
- White Zimbabwean athletes
- Swimmer at the 1998 Commonwealth Games
- Swimmer at the 2002 Commonwealth Games
- White Rhodesians
- Athletes swim back
Latest information about Princess Charlene of Monaco updated on June 14 2021.