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Princess Charlene is receiving treatment in a facility ‘outside of Monaco’ after the extent of her illness became clear ‘within hours’ of her arrival from South Africa and her family staged an intervention to get her help, her husband, Prince Albert, has revealed.

The mother-of-two, 43, last night shared an Instagram post from the ‘secret location’ where she is recovering from a ‘fatigue that’s not just physical’, after Prince Albert revealed she had left the principality. 

The royal marked Monaco’s National Day – one of the biggest events in the royal calendar – with a video of the Monaco flag set to the national anthem. Meanwhile Prince Albert, 63, lead members of the Monegasque royal family at today’s festivities, after confirming earlier this week that his wife will not be in attendance. 

Mystery has surrounded the whereabouts of Princess Charlene after Albert said his wife, who has appeared increasingly frail, had left Monaco less than two weeks after her return from a 10-month stay in South Africa.

In a series of heartfelt media interviews published on his territory’s National Day, the 63-year-old Sovereign said his wife, 43, could not cope ‘with family life’ and was alone at a secret location in another part of Europe.

As sources in the principality on France’s Mediterranean coast claimed the mother-of-two had gone to Switzerland, Albert explained the illness is not cancer, Covid or for plastic surgery. 

Speaking to People magazine, Albert said Charlene is suffering profound ‘exhaustion, both emotional and physical’ and will require clinical care lasting several weeks at a minimum.  

He said while the family reunion in Monaco last week initially went ‘pretty well’ in the first few hours, it then became ‘pretty evident’ that she was ‘unwell.’  

He said she ‘realised she needed help’, adding: ‘She was overwhelmed and couldn’t face official duties, life in general or even family life.’ 

The Prince said the final decision making process about involved an intervention-style meeting with family members, explaining: ‘I sat her down with her brothers and a sister-in-law. She had already made her decision, and we only wanted her to confirm it in front of us. She wanted this. 

‘She already knew the best thing to do was to go and have a rest and have a real medically framed treatment. And not in Monaco. For privacy reasons, it would have to be someplace outside of Monaco.’

Meanwhile he revealed Gabriella and Jacques would ‘visit’ Charlene once they had the ‘medical go-ahead’, saying the six-year-old twins ‘knew she was tired’ and ‘not quite herself.’ 

French magazines such as Voici claimed that Charlene has gone to Switzerland, where there are numerous specialist private medical clinics.

This was backed up by a source who knows the couple well, who said: ‘The South of France is too close, but Switzerland has superb private medical facilities, and Charlene will be well looked after there.’

It comes as the children held up signs which said: ‘Miss you Mummy’ during the National Day celebrations earlier this morning.

Princess Charlene is receiving treatment in a facility 'outside of Monaco' after the extent of her illness became clear 'within hours' of her arrival from South Africa and her family staged an intervention to get her help, her husband, Prince Albert, has revealed (pictured)

Princess Charlene is receiving treatment in a facility ‘outside of Monaco’ after the extent of her illness became clear ‘within hours’ of her arrival from South Africa and her family staged an intervention to get her help, her husband, Prince Albert, has revealed (pictured)  

It comes as the children held up signs which said: 'Miss you Mummy' during the National Day celebrations earlier this morning (pictured)

It comes as the children held up signs which said: ‘Miss you Mummy’ during the National Day celebrations earlier this morning (pictured) 

The royal family of Monaco put on a glamorous display as they celebrated the country's National Day at the Monaco Palace today (pictured Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella)

The royal family of Monaco put on a glamorous display as they celebrated the country’s National Day at the Monaco Palace today (pictured Prince Albert II of Monaco, Princess Caroline of Hanover, Princess Stephanie, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella)

Prince Albert II was joined by Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella to stand on the palace balcony during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day (pictured)

Prince Albert II was joined by Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella to stand on the palace balcony during the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day (pictured) 

How Charlene and Albert made solo outings in South Africa and Monaco during ten months apart 

January 27 – Charlene is pictured with Albert for the Sainte Devote Ceremony in Monaco.  

March 18 – Charlene is pictured at the  memorial for the late Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini at the KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace in Nongoma, South Africa 

April 2 – Charlene posts an Instagram picture of herself, Albert and their twins Jacques and Gabriella for Easter.

It is unknown where the image was taken.

May 8 – Albert, Jacques and Gabriella attend a Grand Prix event in Monaco without Charlene

May 10 – Albert attends Monaco Gala Awards in Monaco without Charlene

May 18 – Charlene shares her first picture from her conservation trip in South Africa  

June 1 – Prince Albert II, Jacques and Gabriella attend event at Oceanic Museum in Monaco 

June 3 – New photos emerge of Charlene on her conservation trip 

June 5- Charlene puts on a united front as she shares a photo with her family to mark her niece’s fifth birthday with her brother’s family and Albert and the twins in South Africa

June 7 – Albert and the twins attend the World Rugby Sevens without Charlene 

June 17 – Prince Albert attends Red Cross Summer concert in Monte Carlo with his sister Princess Caroline of Hanover 

June 18 – Prince Albert appears alone Monte Carlo TV Festival 

June 24  – Charlene’s foundation releases a statement saying the royal is unable to travel and is undergoing procedures for an ear, nose and throat infection   

July 2 – Charlene and Albert mark their 10th anniversary separately. ‘This year will be the first time that I’m not with my husband on our anniversary in July, which is difficult, and it saddens me,’ Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene said in a statement.

July 3 – Albert appears with glamorous niece Charlotte Casiraghi  at the 15th international Monte-Carlo Jumping event, which is part of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco,

July 27 – Prince Albert  attends Olympics alone in Tokyo

August 13 – Charlene undergoes a four-hour operation. The reason is not announced 

August 25 – Charlene shares photos of Prince Albert, Gabriella and Jacques visiting her in South Africa 

August 31 – Speculation mounts in the media about couple’s relationship

September 1 – Charlene is admitted under an alias to the Netcare Alberlito Hospital after suddenly ‘collapsing’

September 2 – She is discharged, with a statement from the Palais Princier reading: ‘Her Highness is closely monitored by Her medical team who said that Her condition was not worrying’

September 23 – Prince Albert attends the 2021 Monte Carlo Gala for Planetary Health

September 29 – Prince Albert is joined on the red carpet by actress Sharon Stone for a first look at the eagerly anticipated James Bond release 

September 30 – Charlene releases a stylish video promoting her anti-poaching campaign from her South African bolthole 

October 3 – Princess Charlene shares a photograph of herself smiling in front of a bible in her first snap since being discharged from hospital following her health scare

October 5 – Prince Albert attends  Sportel Awards Ceremony in Monte Carlo with nephew Louis Ducruet

October 6 – Albert tells RMC radio Charlene is ‘ready to come home’ 

October 8 – Princess undergoes surgery in South Africa

November 8 – Charlene arrives back in Monaco. Prince Albert said within hours it became clear she was ‘unwell’

November 13 – Prince Albert attends Expo 2020 in Dubai without Princess Charlene 

Following his return from the trip, Prince Albert holds an intervention with Charlene’s brothers and a sister-in-law in which Charlene ‘confirmed’ she would seek ‘real medically framed treatment’ outside of Monaco

November 16  – Royal household confirms Princess Charlene will not attend National Day celebrations on November 19

– Prince Albert attends a Monaco Red Cross event without Princess Charlene

November 17 – Prince Albert reveals Princess Charlene has left Monaco and is recovering in a secret location 

November 19 – Prince Albert reveals Charlene is in a treatment facility ‘elsewhere in Europe’ after a family intervention  

Albert explained: ‘I’m probably going to say this several times, but this has nothing to do with our relationship. I want to make that very clear. These are not problems within our relationship; not with the relationship between a husband and wife. It’s of a different nature.’ 

He went on to tell the magazine her current state was a result of ‘several factors which are private’.

Albert continued: ‘She hadn’t slept well in a number of days and she wasn’t eating at all well. She has lost a lot of weight, which made her vulnerable to other potential ailments. A cold or the flu or God help us, COVID.’

 He said it is ‘not cancer-related or personal relationship issue.’ 

Meanwhile he revealed Gabriella and Jacques would 'visit' Charlene once they had the 'medical go-ahead', saying the six-year-old twins 'knew she was tired' and 'not quite herself' (pictured today)

Meanwhile he revealed Gabriella and Jacques would ‘visit’ Charlene once they had the ‘medical go-ahead’, saying the six-year-old twins ‘knew she was tired’ and ‘not quite herself’ (pictured today)  

The six-year-old twins could be seen holding up signs today which read 'We miss you Mommy' in a message to the absent Princess Charlene

The six-year-old twins could be seen holding up signs today which read ‘We miss you Mommy’ in a message to the absent Princess Charlene

Camille Gottlieb, Pauline Ducruet, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Marie Chevallier and Louis Ducruet appear at the Palace balcony

Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Beatrice Borromeo appear at the Palace balcony

Pictured: Camille Gottlieb, Pauline Ducruet, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Marie Chevallier and Louis Ducruet appear at the Palace balcony (left) as well as Princess Alexandra of Hanover and Beatrice Borromeo (right) 

Prince Albert, 63,  lead members of the Monegasque royal family at today’s festivities, after confirming earlier this week that his wife Princess Charlene, 43, would not be attending the event. 

Instead, Princess Caroline of Hanover, 63, and Princess Stephanie, 56, joined the monarch for the mass and outdoor ceremony at the palace.

The trio could be seen chaperoning Prince Albert’s children Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, six, who appeared in a particularly playful mood and at one point could be seen being disciplined by his aunt. 

The little boy could be seen blowing raspberries at the crowd, playing with his uniform and pouting before Princess Caroline bent down to speak to him.  

Princess Caroline could be seen chaperoning Prince Albert's children Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, six, who appeared in a particularly playful mood and at one point could be seen being disciplined by his aunt

Princess Caroline could be seen chaperoning Prince Albert's children Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, six, who appeared in a particularly playful mood and at one point could be seen being disciplined by his aunt

Princess Caroline could be seen chaperoning Prince Albert’s children Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, six, who appeared in a particularly playful mood and at one point could be seen being disciplined by his aunt 

At one stage, Princess Caroline could be seen appearing to wag her finger at the little boy (pictured)

At one stage, Princess Caroline could be seen appearing to wag her finger at the little boy (pictured) 

The six-year-old, who wore a miniature military uniform for the occasion as he has on other years he has attended, could be seen pouting and scowling at the crowd

The six-year-old, who wore a miniature military uniform for the occasion as he has on other years he has attended, could be seen pouting and scowling at the crowd

The six-year-old, who wore a miniature military uniform for the occasion as he has on other years he has attended, could be seen pouting and scowling at the crowd 

Princess Charlene’s trials and tribulations in the Monaco royal family 

1987 – Bea Fiedler, a German topless model, claims her son Daniel was the prince’s son.

1992 – An American national files a paternity lawsuit against the Prince, claiming that he was the father of her daughter, Jazmin Grace.

2000 – Princess Charlene meets Prince Albert at the Mare Nostrum swimming competition in Monte Carlo

2005 – In May, a former flight attendant claims that her youngest son, whom she named Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste, was Prince Albert’s child. She states that his parentage had been proven by DNA tests requested by the Monegasque government.

On 6 July, a few days before he was enthroned on 12 July, the Prince officially confirms via his lawyer Lacoste that Alexandre was his biological son.

2006 – After a DNA test confirmed the child’s parentage, Albert admitted, via statement from his lawyer, that he is Jazmin Grace’s father.

2010 – Princess Charlene and Prince Albert announce their engagement

2011 – Princess Charlene was said to have bolted two days before the royal wedding after hearing Prince Albert had a third love child during their relationship. It was alleged that Charlene tried to flee home to South Africa three times before her ‘arranged marriage’, at one point taking refuge inside her country’s embassy in Paris.

Monaco officials were said to have coaxed her back by brokering a deal between the Prince and his reluctant bride that she provide him with a legitimate heir. After that she would be free to leave of her own free will.

During the wedding, Charlene was in floods of tears, while her husband looked on impassively. Later in the year, Princess Charlene confessed she felt ‘very lonely’ in Monaco

2012 – Princess Charlene was reported to be ‘depressed’ at her failure to provide her husband with a legitimate heir.

2014 – Pregnancy was announced in May. In December Charlene gave birth to twins Princess Gabriella and heir to the throne Prince Jacques.

2017 – Princess Charlene visits Africa, tells media: ‘I am African and this is my heritage. It will always be. It’s in my heart and in my veins.’

2019 – In a rare interview, Princess Charlene confessed it is ‘sometimes hard to smile’ and said the year had been ‘very painful’In another interview, she said she found motherhood ‘exhausting’

2020 – Charlene debuts a shocking half-shaved hairstyle. It is announced Prince Albert of Monaco will appear in court in the new year to fight explosive claims he fathered a third love child with a secret girlfriend before marrying his now wife Princess Charlene.

2021 – January 27 – Charlene is pictured with Albert for the Sainte Devote Ceremony in Monaco. It is the last time she has been seen in Monaco this year.

May 18 – Charlene shares her first picture from her conservation trip in South Africa   

June 24  – Charlene’s foundation releases a statement saying the royal is unable to travel and is undergoing procedures for an ear, nose and throat infection    

 August 13 – Charlene undergoes a four-hour operation. The reason is not announced 

September 1 – Charlene is admitted under an alias to the Netcare Alberlito Hospital after suddenly ‘collapsing’

September 2 – She is discharged, with a statement from the Palais Princier reading: ‘Her Highness is closely monitored by Her medical team who said that Her condition was not worrying’

October 8 – Princess undergoes surgery in South Africa 

November 8 – Charlene arrives back in Monaco 

November 8-19 – Family stage intervention and Charlene enters real medically framed treatment for ‘several weeks’ after suffering ’emotional and physical exhaustion

Albert said: ‘She was overwhelmed and couldn’t face official duties, life in general or even family life.’

 

Princess Charlene last night shared an Instagram post from the ‘secret location’ where she is recovering from a ‘fatigue that’s not just physical’, after Prince Albert revealed she had left the principality. 

The royal marked Monaco’s National Day – one of the biggest events in the royal calendar – with a video of the Monaco flag set to the national anthem.

Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of Princess Charlene after Albert his wife, who has appeared increasingly frail, had left Monaco less than two weeks after her return from a 10-month stay in South Africa. 

‘She is better but she still needs rest and peace,’ he said in an interview in Monaco-Matin, translated from French. ‘She is not in the Principality but we will be able to visit her very soon. 

‘I cannot tell you more out of discretion. There is tiredness, not just physical, which can only be treated with a period of rest and monitoring.’ 

Yesterday, Albert said their children, Jacques and Gabriella, had ‘suffered from the absence of their mother’ but that he had compensated by stepping up to take a more active role in their lives.  

‘For me, it’s pretty simple – my priority is my family,’ the prince said, when asked about juggling the role of being a head of state and a father. 

He continued: ‘This is an extremely important time in [the children’s] life – the way they grow up helps them see the world. 

‘And if one of the parents is away for medical reasons, the other parent has to be there. I have heard too many friends and acquaintances telling me that they wish they had been there for their children, at a certain age, taken up by their work or their professional life. I don’t want to have these regrets.’ 

Asked if the children had been ‘more protected’ during their mother’s absence, Albert added: ‘They should be protected in general, but of course they suffered from the absence of their mother. But they had enough distractions and a family circle that made sure they were not lacking in affection.’ 

The prince also said rumours around the state of his marriage ‘don’t bother him too much’.

It comes after the House of Grimaldi confirmed Charlene will not attend Monaco’s National Day celebrations – one of the biggest events in the royal calendar.

Charlene returned to her husband and twins Jacques and Gabriella in Monaco last Monday following a 10-month absence while she recovered from surgery following a sinus infection she contracted during a solo charity trip to her native South Africa earlier this year.

In the days after her arrival, Charlene’s sister-in-law Chantell Wittstock, told MailOnline the princess may not be returning to the palace and did not plan to immediately return to public engagements, although she later retracted the remark.

Before she left in January, Charlene had raised eyebrows in Monaco by living in a modest two-bedroom apartment above an old chocolate factory about 300m away, rather than in the 12th Century Palace itself. It is thought she could return to living at the property. 

Charlene’s time away followed fresh allegations last December that Albert had fathered a love-child (which would be his third, if proven) with an unnamed Brazilian woman during the time when he and Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, were already in a relationship.

Photographs of their reunion earlier this month were greeted with a hefty dose of scepticism by the French media.

Albert was waiting for her at the Monte Carlo helipad, along with their six-year-old twins, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques. The family were joined by a hand-picked photographer inside the Palace walls for the ‘reunion’ photos.

But there was already doubt cast over the couple’s living arrangements.

‘Reunion of Albert and Charlene of Monaco: but where exactly do they sleep?’ was the headline question in the respected French celebrity outlet Gala on Tuesday.

And Voici – another popular magazine read widely across Monaco and France – ran with: ‘Charlene of Monaco back: the Princess breaks the silence and forgets to mention her husband’.

This was a reference to Charlene using a social media video to thank everybody who had helped her through months of ill-health, without name-checking Albert at all.

In the streets in the shadow of the 12th century Prince’s Palace, people could not conceal their concern for Charlene this week, having seen the photos of her looking so obviously frail.

‘We are glad to have her back, but she doesn’t look well and it feels we don’t yet have the full picture,’ said one cafe owner on the Rock, in his 50s, who asked not to be named.

He admitted that in years past, he like many Monegasques, had expressed frustration at the way Charlene has been less visible than other royals.

‘There was a while when there was a sense that she was a reluctant princess,’ he said, ‘but this is different – there’s obviously something not quite right either with her or the marriage and for whatever reason we’re not being told what.’

There certainly appears to be a wall of silence around Charlene, especially since she retreated behind the ramparts of the Palace, at least for the time being.

Her Palace press officer said she could not return calls from MailOnline and did not reply to a list of questions we sent her.

Doubts about the central relationship of Monaco’s royal family are not new of course.

Several residents living in the narrow medieval alleys of Monaco Ville confirmed to MailOnline that before she left for South Africa Charlene was spending most of her time outside the Palace at the Chocolate factory apartment.

‘We often saw her outside the Palace and she would usually be alone or with a bodyguard,’ said one source, ‘but she was never with Albert – it was obvious she chose to spend most of her time in the apartment rather than the palace.’

Another Monte Carlo source who knows the couple well told MailOnline: ‘The way to stop all the friction and put an end to the speculation about their marriage is for Charlene to proudly move back into the Palace and start living like a proper Princess.

‘That’s what the people of Monaco want, because they love their Royals, and don’t want them living separate lives.’

Charlene came in for criticism before she travelled to South Africa for dividing her time between several properties outside the Palais, the official residence of the Sovereign, Albert II.

Instead of enjoying palatial rooms overlooking the Mediterranean, and a domestic staff including butlers and cooks, Charlene chose the Chocolate Factory.

It only had two bedrooms, and had been used in the past by Albert’s sister, Princess Stéphanie.

Stéphanie, 56, led an extremely turbulent personal life herself that included two divorces and high-profile affairs with security guards and an elephant trainer.

Charlene also escaped Royal protocol by staying at Roc Agel, a mountain retreat on the outskirts of Monaco originally restored for Albert’s late mother, the Hollywood star Grace Kelly who became Princess Grace before her tragic death in a car crash on the treacherously steep road approaching Roc Agel.

Charlene was also a frequent visitor to a holiday home owned by friends on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.

Carabiniers of Prince Albert II of Monaco, wearing protective face masks, arrive at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

Carabiniers of Prince Albert II of Monaco, wearing protective face masks, arrive at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day

Prince Albert could be seen whispering to his children as they joined him on the balcony to wave to crowds during the National Day celebrations today

Prince Albert could be seen whispering to his children as they joined him on the balcony to wave to crowds during the National Day celebrations today

Prince Albert could be seen whispering to his children as they joined him on the balcony to wave to crowds during the National Day celebrations today (left and right) 

And it wasn't just Prince Jacques having all the fun! During the outing today, Princess Gabriella couldn't keep her hands off her brother's military style hat

And it wasn’t just Prince Jacques having all the fun! During the outing today, Princess Gabriella couldn’t keep her hands off her brother’s military style hat 

The six-year-old, who wore a pink coat with a white dress and matching accessories, including a white beret, for the outing could be seen fiddling with her father's uniform

The six-year-old, who wore a pink coat with a white dress and matching accessories, including a white beret, for the outing could be seen fiddling with her father’s uniform

Paris Match, the celeb bible, has always had particularly close ties with the Grimaldis – the ancient dynasty now headed by Albert and Charlene.

‘Charlene and Albert on the Verge of Breaking Up?’ was the lead headline in an edition of Match in August.

‘There will be no photo for their 10th anniversary wedding anniversary,’ it noted.

All the high-end French publications – the kind that Albert and Charlene would normally grant fawning interviews to – concurred.

The upmarket and very conservative Madame Figaro ran with the stark headline: ‘Are Charlene and Albert II of Monaco on the verge of divorce?’

Historian and author Philippe Delorme told the magazine: ‘Lots of people got the impression it was an arranged marriage, it’s true.

‘Albert chose a wife who resembled his mother and Charlene clearly felt very ill at ease in this Grace Kelly role they wanted her to play.

‘As Karl Marx put it: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.’

Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Caroline of Hanover attended a thanksgiving mass at the Cathedral of Monaco this morning

Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Caroline of Hanover attended a thanksgiving mass at the Cathedral of Monaco this morning

Meanwhile Princess Stephanie cut an elegant figure in a grey coat, which she paired with a tonal top and shorts, as well as a black mask and leather gloves

Meanwhile Princess Stephanie cut an elegant figure in a grey coat, which she paired with a tonal top and shorts, as well as a black mask and leather gloves 

Instead, Princess Caroline of Hanover, 63, and Princess Stephanie, 56, joined the monarch for the mass and outdoor ceremony at the palace

Instead, Princess Caroline of Hanover, 63, and Princess Stephanie, 56, joined the monarch for the mass and outdoor ceremony at the palace

Meanwhile, Princess Caroline of Hanover, 63, and Princess Stephanie, 56, joined the monarch for the mass and outdoor ceremony at the palace (left and right) 

The 2011 wedding itself was an ostentatious three-day event featuring a concert by the Eagles. But onlookers were concerned by photos of the bride in tears with her husband appearing distant, but Charlene insisted later she was just emotional.

Charlene has been notable by her absence from every single flagship event in the tax haven principality this year.

They have included the Monaco Grand Prix on May 23, and the Fashion Awards hosted by the Princess’s own charitable foundation on May 18.

Charlene infamously shaved half her head in the style of a punk rocker last December.

This was seen as the first public sign of a worsening crisis that could end in a multi-million pound divorce.

Charlene’s exile in South Africa began a month after it emerged last December that Albert was facing yet another paternity suit.

A Brazilian woman who cannot be named for legal reasons said her 15-year-old daughter was the result of an affair with Albert in 2004. 

Prince Albert of Monaco cut a dashing figure in military dress in his first public appearance since he revealed Princess Charlene is no longer in the principality

Prince Albert of Monaco cut a dashing figure in military dress in his first public appearance since he revealed Princess Charlene is no longer in the principality

Prince Albert of Monaco cut a dashing figure in military dress in his first public appearance since he revealed Princess Charlene is no longer in the principality 

The royal donned a black facemask as he arrived for the celebration at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco's National Day

The royal donned a black facemask as he arrived for the celebration at Monaco Cathedral during the celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day

Albert and Charlene were not yet engaged at this time, but they had known each over for four years after meeting at a swimming gala in Monaco in 2000.

Lawyers for the claimant were scheduled to demand a DNA test from Albert at a court in Milan earlier this year, while his own counsel branded the action ‘a hoax’.

Neither party is now commenting, suggesting some kind of generous settlement may have been reached, as happened with Albert’s earlier love children.

They are Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, who is now 29 and the result of Albert’s affair with an American estate agent, and Alexandre Coste, 17, whose mother is a former Togolese air hostess.

Both children were struck off Monaco’s line of succession in return for vast financial settlements.

Meanwhile Prince Albert continued to put on a display at Monaco’s National Day celebrations, looking dashing in his formal military dress.

Meanwhile Princess Gabriella wore a pretty pink coat dress for the occasion, with a matching pink beret and white wool tights to keep warm.  

The National Day of Monaco, also known as the Sovereign Prince's Day, is celebrated every year on November 19 (pictured)

The National Day of Monaco, also known as the Sovereign Prince’s Day, is celebrated every year on November 19 (pictured)

The annual holiday takes place on the same day as Prince Albert of Monaco ascended to the throne. The date of the National Day was traditionally determined by the reigning Prince. The previous Princes often chose the day of the saint they were named after.

The annual holiday takes place on the same day as Prince Albert of Monaco ascended to the throne. The date of the National Day was traditionally determined by the reigning Prince. The previous Princes often chose the day of the saint they were named after.

Also expected at the event are Princess Alexandra of Hanover, 20, Pierre Casiraghi, 32, his wife Beatrice Borromeo, and their children Stefano, 2, and Francesco, 1. 

They are likely to be joined by Caroline’s elder son Andrea Casiraghi, 35, and his American-born wife Tatiana Santo Domingo, 35.

Meanwhile Princess Stéphanie of Monaco’s son Louis Ducruet, 26, his wife Marie Chevallier, 26, are also likely to be present. 

The National Day of Monaco, also known as the Sovereign Prince’s Day, is celebrated every year on November 19. 

The annual holiday takes place on the same day as Prince Albert of Monaco ascended to the throne. The date of the National Day was traditionally determined by the reigning Prince. The previous Princes often chose the day of the saint they were named after. 

However, when Prince Albert II ascended the throne he ended this tradition by choosing the same day as his father Prince Rainier III.

National day is typically celebrated with fireworks over the harbour the evening before and a mass in the St. Nicholas Cathedral the next morning.

The people of Monaco may celebrate by waving the Monegasque flag.

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