Monday, July 11, 2011

If this is true it's sad "Charlene and Albert's marriage a sham"

Princess Charlene of Monaco will provide Prince Albert with an heir before she leaves him, according to weekend reports.

Paris-based news magazine VSD quoted a source as saying the couple would separate once Charlene, 33, had produced a "legitimate heir".

Despite their lavish wedding last Saturday, speculation has been rife that their relationship is in trouble following reports that Albert has a third love child.

Yesterday, City Press reported that while the couple was in Durban on honeymoon last week, they slept apart - not only in different beds, but in different hotels.

They arrived in Durban to host a wedding reception for friends who couldn't make it to Monaco for the big day. The newspaper reported that Oyster Box Hotel public relations manager Joanne Hayes had confirmed that Princess Charlene slept in the R10600-a-night Umhlanga hotel's Buthelezi suite.

The newspaper also reported that Prince Albert, 53, had slept at the Hilton in Durban.

But yesterday, Hayes denied divulging the information: "It's absolute nonsense . I simply said the princess had stayed at the Oyster Box and nothing about where the prince had stayed. She did have a suite, but for all I know she didn't even stay in that suite."

Hayes refused to comment on whether the royal couple had shared the room.

Kasturi Naidoo, a spokesman for the Durban Hilton, was not available for comment.

A source reportedly told VSD: "Once the succession of the dynasty is assured, each of them can be free again. Divorce is a tradition in the Grimaldi family."

The Sunday Express also reported that a palace official had said Princess Charlene would have to stand by Prince Albert as he faces another paternity test.

Albert's sisters Caroline and Stephanie had had "a number of high-profile divorces, while Albert has had numerous failed relationships".

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