“Not many people left”
Royal expert makes savage verdict on Princess Charlene
There have been rumors about Charlene von Monaco’s happiness since her marriage to Prince Albert. The noble often appears unhappy and is said to be tied to the princely state with a contract worth lakhs. A ZDF documentary gets to the bottom of Monegasque’s suffering.
A new ZDF documentary gets to the bottom of Charlene von Monaco’s misfortunes. The princely sovereign can be seen here with her husband Prince Albert II (left) during a visit by Pope Francis.
The ZDF documentary “The Unhappy Princess of Monaco” is dedicated to the difficult life of Charlene (44) of Monaco. Like many women in the family of Monegasque royals, the native South African stuck in her marriage and broke down under the pressure of being a princess.
Behind this lies the “curse of the Grimaldi women”, explains Eva Maria Moosmüller, Royal expert in the documentation. In the 13th century, an ancestor of Prince Albert (64) misbehaved with a peasant girl. After that it turned out to be a curse. Accordingly, no Grimaldi should ever find happiness in marriage again. “A vague story,” Moosmüller says, but it can easily be applied to the current situation. « All the women in the Grimaldi series are either divorced or separated or are unhappy in the meantime. If you believe in curses: et voil!»
“She Was Super Relaxed”
So sad is Princess Charlene of Monaco. In search of an answer, documentary filmmaker Anna Kauth traveled to South Africa, where the princess grew up as Charlene Wittstock. Her friend Jo-Ann Strauss describes the former swimmer as follows: “She was very relaxed. A typical South African girl! Carefree, with pleasure in simple things.»
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This Charlene doesn’t seem to exist anymore. In 2021 she disappeared from the principality for months. Did not return from South Africa trip due to health reasons. He then recovered from “extreme exhaustion” in Geneva, as the palace reported.
“She somehow let go of the fact that she misses her husband”
Her return to the principality didn’t reassure observers: “It’s a princess’s mask, but there’s not much behind it that you can still recognize,” says Eva Maria Moosmüller. Communications from the palace during Charlene’s absence also cast a bad picture on the Grimaldis’ marriage, with “Bunte” magazine chief correspondent Stephen Blatt saying: “She kept saying, ‘I’m fine. I miss my kids so much. ‘ She somehow let go of the fact that she misses her husband. »
What’s behind the curse?
So this marriage also failed because of the “curse of the Grimaldi women”. If you look back, there really are no happy couples in the royal house.
Monaco’s Gracia Patricia (1929–1982) was unhappy with her role as Monaco’s mother in the early 1950s. The wife of Prince Rainier II (1923–2005) had to end her career as an actress after their marriage in 1955 and fell into depression after several miscarriages. He died a tragic accidental death in 1982.
Caroline von Hanover is also unlucky in love: she married Stefano Casiraghi (1960–1990) in 1983. The entrepreneur died in a boat accident at the age of just 30. Caroline was single with her three children. In 1999 she married Ernst-August von Hannover (68), who made a name for herself by abstaining from alcohol. The marriage is not divorced, but it is considered unsuccessful. The couple has not been seen together for years. (grb)