8:38 pm - 07/03/2011

And the bad news keeps rolling: New Monegasque Princess tried to "escape three times"


 Princess Charlene of Monaco tried to flee home to South Africa three times before her marriage to Prince Albert II, according to report on Sunday in French newspapers.


The couple's glittering religious wedding drew crowds of thousands to the Mediterranean principality on Saturday and the guest list included a host of heads of state, European royals and stars of the fashion and sports world.

But sources cited by the French press on Sunday said the former Charlene Wittstock, 33, had even tried to take refuge in her country's embassy in Paris in an attempt to get out of the wedding.
Instead senior Palace officials confiscated her passport and then persuaded her to take part in the weekend's nuptials.

"Several sources have even confirmed that an arrangement was reached between the future bride and groom," said a report in Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD), the French national newspaper, which provided no further details.

It followed confirmation by palace sources that Albert, 53, was due to undergo DNA tests because of claims by at least one unnamed woman that he has fathered another illegitimate child.

Yesterday, the couple hosted a private marriage brunch, and are due to fly to South Africa on honeymoon on Tuesday.

Albert already has a six-year-old son called Alexandre through a former Togolese air hostess called Nicole Coste, and a 19-year-old daughter called Jazmin with Tamara Rotola, an American estate agent.

Jazmin, centre

Alexandre and his mother Nicole

With the wedding in full swing, a senior palace official confirmed rumours that Prince Albert is likely to undergo the test after claims that he has fathered at least one more child.

The French news agency said anonymous officials spoke of "the truth" of a reported falling out between the couple earlier in the week and of a probable demand that Prince Albert take a paternity test.
In the new claims reported in the JDD, the newspaper quoted Monaco "policy advisors" among those discussing "two illegitimate children – one already born, the other to come" and the Princess trying to "escape three times".

The sources said that when Charlene visited Paris in May to try on her white-silk Armani wedding dress she "took refuge" in the South African embassy.

Later that month she also tried to escape during the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, they alleged. Then, last week, she allegedly had her passport confiscated en route to Nice airport via the helicopter service which runs between regularly between Monaco and France.
Senior police officials were reported to have confirmed the passport confiscation to Le Figaro newspaper last
Even if more illegitimate children come out of the woodwork, none will have a claim to the throne under Monaco law, a source said. "Even if a third or even a fourth child is confirmed Albert will not have an official heir until Princess Charlene bears him one," he added.
French magazine Public has attributed 'two new illegitimate children' to Albert. One is said to be 18 months old and the son of an Italian woman who is preparing to tell all.

Others, including Voici, have suggested that Ms Coste could have had a second Albert baby – an idea which gained credibility on Thursday when the 40-year-old beauty was pictured in Monte Carlo on the eve of Albert and Charlene's marriage.

Despite all the talk of palace intrigue, residents of the low-tax haven are standing by the royal couple.
"When the most famous of bachelors gets married, naturally there are jealousies," real estate tycoon Michel Pastor told the JDD.

Several Monegasque families claim the rumours were spread by a vengeful former mistress of the Prince.
A palace advisor told the paper everything hinged on when any alleged love child was born. "The whole thing rests on finding out whether (any child) is over five, as Charlene and Albert have officially been together for five years," he said.
One well-placed Monaco observer said that in the tiny enclave, "rumour and malice (are) held up as a national sport".


Really last post on this nonsense ONTD, but there is so much fail in here I can't. She tried to run three times? They took her passport?


-What deal would make you stay in her position?
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greyfilm 3rd-Jul-2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what to believe. Probably something in the middle ground.
ectypes 3rd-Jul-2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
Fuck that shit. I want 50,000 a month for the entirety of our marriage. Totally implausible, but w/e.
wazibear 3rd-Jul-2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
You are sounding cheap...I am thinking mummy and daddy took home a couple (like 10 or so) million and she will get say 5 million every year she stays with him.. I mean I wold have made him put the money into an account off shore. What is he going to do? If she said "non" instead of "oui"--he would have had her banished back to south africa.
jessography 3rd-Jul-2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
She even tried to go to the embassy? Poor girl.
wazibear 3rd-Jul-2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
The sad thing is I do think she did love him and wanted to marry him but the continual screwing around and getting women pregnant made her see what her life was going to be like and she wanted out....seriously he is just lucky he has produced kids and not something like an STD or HIV.
joantastic 4th-Jul-2011 12:44 am (UTC)
he probably also has a STD
skeet_skeet 3rd-Jul-2011 07:48 pm (UTC)
OP I'd stay for millions of dollars put in an account in my name and the freedom to take a lover tbh. I'd have his heir through in vitro because I ain't letting him touch me again.
ectypes 3rd-Jul-2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
yes yes yes yes, i change my answer to this too
peacetrains 3rd-Jul-2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
lol this
deseti_prsten 3rd-Jul-2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
lol you've planned this out nicely.

i'd just run, tbh.
skeet_skeet 3rd-Jul-2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Well if you're stuck in a bad situation and you have a leverage point I say exploit it.
paarycia 3rd-Jul-2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
She tried, they took her passport lol. If it's true, that's just awful :/
hazel_belle 3rd-Jul-2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
Perfect Answer
demonsandsongs 3rd-Jul-2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
I'm all for loveless marriages if there is financial gain and both parties are in agreement on the terms.

Hand me the prenup!
tribulation 3rd-Jul-2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
_xxtom 3rd-Jul-2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Agreed with everything.
sestiere 3rd-Jul-2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
lol this
x_butterfly19_x 3rd-Jul-2011 08:27 pm (UTC)
lololo this plan is excellent
paarycia 3rd-Jul-2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
That sounds right. A lot of money, the freedom to start the relationship of my choice on the side and we're good.
x_butterfly19_x 3rd-Jul-2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Though the problem is the kids. If she left him, I doubt her children would be able to come with her.
boobearbeth 3rd-Jul-2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
You read my mind!
skadisprotegee 3rd-Jul-2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
pikapika217 3rd-Jul-2011 10:58 pm (UTC)
this is delicious
celtic_thistle 3rd-Jul-2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
Sounds excellent to me tbh. If I could have lovers and get tons of money, hell yes I'd marry some rich fuck.
for_serious13 3rd-Jul-2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
yup, this is what i would do
invisible_cunt 3rd-Jul-2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
somebody explain this whole controversy to me
(other than him having fathered a bunch of illegitimate children)
inthedoldrums 3rd-Jul-2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
He already had two he's already acknowledged but it would seem he has another two(?) that she didn't know about (maybe where conceived during their relationship) she found out about before the wedding. He's been asked to submit to a paternity test.
purplelover13 3rd-Jul-2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
Definitely conceived during their relationship, one child is 18 months and the other was referenced as "yet to be born"! They've been together 5 years, I'd be hella pissed if I discovered how much of a dog my almost husband was, prince or not.
inthedoldrums 3rd-Jul-2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
forgot to add she tried to bolt before the wedding allegedly but they took away her passport.
camillesaens 3rd-Jul-2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
she tried to runaway but they forced her to stay.
greyfilm 3rd-Jul-2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
Has anyone seen photos from the brunch yet? I want to see what she was wearing. Apparently it was something green...
ectypes 3rd-Jul-2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
no pics yet!
astormatsea 3rd-Jul-2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
what is this mess...
sapitacherry 3rd-Jul-2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
oh, the things we women do to not make waves and save face.

*sigh* i really wish people, famous and non, would willingly act selfishly and break off an engagement rather then go through with a wedding and marriage if they have huge fucking doubts. i know of 4 people (men and women) who went ahead and married even though they didn't want to and all have divorced/separated at this point.
jcchaser 3rd-Jul-2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
What kind of doubts did they have?
x_butterfly19_x 3rd-Jul-2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
She clearly did not want to be there.

blrocks 3rd-Jul-2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
Wow, at 2:57 I feel so bad for her.
carboni 3rd-Jul-2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
This video makes me so sad, seriously poor girl!
couturelights 3rd-Jul-2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
omg this is so sad to watch
couturelights 3rd-Jul-2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
omg when they kissed, he looked so uninterested
innocentanalyst 3rd-Jul-2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
poor woman looks miserable.
alchimie_amour 3rd-Jul-2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
i read some gos that it's not so much about her saving face in marrying him but that he has so much authority in Monaco and can have her committed for not going along . . . seems like she is truly being forced
dannyupshaw 3rd-Jul-2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
inthedoldrums 3rd-Jul-2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
I'd stay. He's already lost interest in her it seems, so he'll probably leave her alone except to produce a heir. And that doesn't have to be a physical affair, she can be inseminated. Spend your money and have a fine side piece or two.
devlinacardigan 3rd-Jul-2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
Exactly. Seems like a good deal to me.
madaboutdanny 3rd-Jul-2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
He has no need to produce a heir.
camillesaens 3rd-Jul-2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
well that shit cannot go to Andrea.
carboni 3rd-Jul-2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
It's the only reason why he's marrying. An heir. Otherwise it'll go to Andrea.
niimaa 4th-Jul-2011 05:29 am (UTC)
yes he does.

the heterosexual love of his life is the african woman, Nicole. they've been together for a long time and he even tried to persuade the royal court of whatever it is called to accept her as his wife and their son as heir and they wouldn't.

monaco doesnt want a black woman for a princess, and even worse an african at that. racist royals are racist. see what happened to naomi campbell :P

and i say heterosexual because he's known to be bi.
katinthahat 4th-Jul-2011 03:03 am (UTC)
See what bothers me is that it doesnt really seem fair to any heir he produces either. To know that your parents are only married in name and you were created simply to take over a crown....
forrealyo 3rd-Jul-2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
Well this is depressing
wicky_wicky 3rd-Jul-2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
this would be a good movie
x_butterfly19_x 3rd-Jul-2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
Selsna Gomez and co stole their movie title tbh
superdogbiter 3rd-Jul-2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
yeah this is a great start they will last forever
x_butterfly19_x 3rd-Jul-2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
lol I love your optimism ;)

Though no lie I have read other places where they gloss over this completely. "She looked gorgeous! Dream wedding!"

lol no.
beijing_saigon 3rd-Jul-2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
The magazines here were like "they both got so emotional during the song" and I was like no bitch, Charlene got emotional, Albert just stood there.
bananasnrum 3rd-Jul-2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
She looks happy in some photos and then you hear these reports and its so heartbreaking... :(
niimaa 4th-Jul-2011 05:32 am (UTC)
she doesnt look happy in any of those pics. she looks like she's putting on a brave face.
bananasnrum 4th-Jul-2011 05:56 am (UTC)
Her face looks fierce to me. But those are press photos. So whatever.
paarycia 4th-Jul-2011 06:18 am (UTC)
ia tbh
sometimes we see what we want to see. If we didn't know about those reports, I'm pretty sure most of us would just see a bride who is happily overwhelmed.
halfblood_ninja 3rd-Jul-2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
This is made extra sad by all the Wills and Kate loveliness i've been seeing on the news.
Is it weird i found Wills really hot while speaking French, today?
hdified 3rd-Jul-2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
A prince speaking french.

It will always be hot.
whitewatergirl 3rd-Jul-2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
True, because they seem to really be in love and be partners.
bathstone 3rd-Jul-2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. Will and Kate seem to truly love each other.
joaniemaloney 3rd-Jul-2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
ha, I was listening to the news and it's like they gave him extra praise for speaking French today.
polaroidmoment 4th-Jul-2011 11:55 am (UTC)
seriously, the media here is like "OMG HE SPEAKS FRENCH WHAT AN AMAZING PERSON". I like Wills and all that, but he's freaking royalty, of course he knows how to speak french. The Queen is fluent, so why wouldn't the kids/grandkids be?
yummymarsbars 4th-Jul-2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Definitely. Wills and Kate gave each other cute looks during the ceremony and were both glowing and happy. I see this video and they just look miserable. :( so sad.

Wills is a stand up guy, always has been.
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