标签档案: 摩纳哥

Inside Monaco royal family haunted by Hollywood death & paternity scandal

MONACO’s royal family is said to have been struck again and again by thecurse of the Grimaldisafter tragic deaths, divorces and paternity scandals.

Prince Albert II is currently the head of the princely house of Grimaldi and the reigning Prince of Monaco, home of the super-rich.

Prince Albert and his wife, South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock, and two children

Prince Albert and his wife, South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock, and two children信用: 雷克斯功能
Prince Albert II of Monaco with his sisters Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco

Prince Albert II of Monaco with his sisters Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie of Monaco信用: 美联社:美联社
Princess Grace tragically died in a car accident in 1982 在...的年龄 52

Princess Grace tragically died in a car accident in 1982 在...的年龄 52信用: 盖蒂
Grace Kelly waving to admirers while returning to the palace after wedding Prince Rainier in 1956

Grace Kelly waving to admirers while returning to the palace after wedding Prince Rainier in 1956信用: 盖蒂

His Serene Highness Prince Albert, 63, is one of the richest royals in the world, and reportedly has personal assets valued over $1billion.

摩纳哥, around the size of Hyde Park and with a population of 38,000, has been ruled by 63-year-old the prince since 2005.

And this week, the prince slammed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for their “不当” interview with Oprah Winfrey.

He said the couple should have shared theirdissatisfactionwith royal lifewithin the intimate quarters of the family”.

But Monaco’s royal family has experienced a number of tragedies and scandals of its own.

The Grimaldi dynasty was catapulted to global fame in 1956 when ruler Prince Rainier III married American actress Grace Kelly.

The couple had three children – Caroline, Albert and Stephanie – before Princess Grace died in a car crash in 1982 在...的年龄 52.

Her tragic death sparked claims that the family had been struck by the infamouscurse of the Grimaldis”.

According to a legend dating back 700 年, a Flemish woman raped by a Grimaldi took revenge by announcing thatnever will a Grimaldi find true happiness in marriage”.

Grace was known as one of the most beautiful women in the world and her marriage to Prince Rainier III helped cement Monaco’s lavish reputation.

But the Hollywood starlet died in a car crash after she had a stroke while driving with her teenage daughter Stephanie on a winding road to the train station.

Grace was known as one of the most beautiful women in the world

Grace was known as one of the most beautiful women in the world信用: 盖蒂
The Hollywood starlet died in a car crash after she had a stroke while driving with her teenage daughter Stephanie

The Hollywood starlet died in a car crash after she had a stroke while driving with her teenage daughter Stephanie信用: 阿拉米
博士. Jean Chatelain, the chief surgeon at the hospital where Grace was treated, said she may have survived the stroke if she was at home

博士. Jean Chatelain, the chief surgeon at the hospital where Grace was treated, said she may have survived the stroke if she was at home信用: 法新社

Dr Jean Chatelain, the chief surgeon at the hospital where Grace was treated, said she may have survivedin other circumstances”.

He told the New York Times: “It was an incident which, if it occurred at home – 出色地, she might have sat down and perhaps felt better soon.

It could have been relatively benign, but you can’t say for sure. It’s conjecture. In other circumstances, 当然, things could have evolved in a different manner.

In an interview for People in April 1982, Grace described Caroline and Stephanie as “温暖的, 明亮的, 有趣, intelligent and capable girls”.

Princess Caroline, Grace’s eldest daughter, stepped as the de facto first lady of Monaco after the death of her mum.

She studied philosophy, psychology and biology at the Sorbonne in Paris before marrying Parisian banker Philippe Junot, 这 镜子 报告.

The pair later divorced on the grounds they had produced no children.

She had three childrenAndrea, Pierre and Charlottewith her second husband Stefano Casiraghi.

But tragedy struck the family again after he died in a boat crash off the Monaco coast in 1990.

Caroline’s third and current husband is Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick.

And Princess Stephanie, who was with her mum when she died, was hounded by incorrect reports which suggested she had been driving at the time of the crash.

Grace Kelly prays during her wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco on April 20, 1956

Grace Kelly prays during her wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco on April 20, 1956信用: 盖蒂
Prince Rainier and Princess Grace with their youngsters Princess Stephanie, 14 月, Princess Caroline, 9, and Prince Albert, 8

Prince Rainier and Princess Grace with their youngsters Princess Stephanie, 14 月, Princess Caroline, 9, and Prince Albert, 8信用: 盖蒂
Monaco's Princess Caroline stepped as the de facto first lady of Monaco after the death of her mum

Monaco’s Princess Caroline stepped as the de facto first lady of Monaco after the death of her mum信用: 路透社
Monaco is around the size of Hyde Park, with a population of 38,000

Monaco is around the size of Hyde Park, with a population of 38,000信用: News UK Ltd

She has been dubbed the wild child of Monaco’s royal family.

Stephanie married Daniel Ducruet in 1991 and they had two children together.

But the marriage fell apart after Ducruet was caught with a woman who had previously won Miss Topless Belgium, 根据镜报.

同时, Princess Grace’s only son, Prince Albert II, took the Monaco throne after the death of his father in 2005.

He married South African former Olympic swimmer Charlene 在七月 2011, and they share two childrentwins Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier.

The prince lives a lavish lifestyle with his wife, often attending star-studded charity galas such as the Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean.

But Albert’s marriage has been rocked by a number of paternity rumours.

在 2005, Albert confirmed he was the biological father of Alexandre, whose mother was Nicole Costea former Air France flight attendant from Togo.

Tourists view the main entrance of the Monaco palace

Tourists view the main entrance of the Monaco palace信用: 法新社
Princess Grace and Rainier III with their children in Philadelphia, 宾夕法尼亚州, 在 1963

Princess Grace and Rainier III with their children in Philadelphia, 宾夕法尼亚州, 在 1963信用: 盖蒂

A DNA test in 2006 also confirmed Albert was the father of Jazmin Gracethe result of an affair with Tamara Rotolo, an American estate agent he met in the South of France.

Neither Jazmin, 28, or his son, Alexandre, 17, can claim the throne of Monaco, according to negotiated financial agreements.

而去年, Prince Albert II was hit with a paternity suit over allegations of a third love child.

He was summoned to court earlier this year to fight explosive claims he fathered another child with a secret girlfriend before marrying his wife.

The prince was summoned for anacknowledgement of paternityin February in Milan, 意大利, 这 电报 报告.

He is alleged to have had a relationship with a Brazilian woman which resulted in a daughter in 2005.

The claims are particularly painful as he was dating Charlene at the time.

Charlene had a “糟糕的” year in 2020 after the fresh rumours emerged, 消息人士告诉 Mail Online.

This was before Charlene and Albert were an item, but the latest case covers a time when she was already in love with him,” a source who works closely with the Monaco royal family said.

Charlene has had a terrible year, with one family crisis after another including Albert going down with coronavirus, and now she’s gearing herself up for this hell.

Charlene reportedly had a 'terrible' year in 2020 after the fresh rumours emerged

Charlene reportedly had a ‘terribleyear in 2020 after the fresh rumours emerged信用: 法新社
Albert's lawyers have dismissed the most recent paternity claims as a 'hoax'

Albert’s lawyers have dismissed the most recent paternity claims as a ‘hoax信用: 环保局
Albert is said to be ignoring all correspondence from his alleged third daughter

Albert is said to be ignoring all correspondence from his alleged third daughter信用: 美联社:美联社

Albert previously hit back against the paternity claims and said: “My family have long been the subject of rumours born out of jealousy.

He is said to be ignoring all correspondence from his alleged third daughter and leaving the matter to his legal team.

His lawyers have dismissed the claims as ahoax”.

Lawyer Thierry Lacoste told Mail Online: “There are no intimate photos, no tangible facts surrounding a possible relationship.

In December last year, Lacoste said he was also considering filing a counter claim forattempted fraud and blackmail”.

And now Albert has slammed Prince Harry and 梅根 about theirpublic display of dissatisfaction”.

Speaking to the BBC World News, Prince Albert, 63, 说: “I think this type of public display of dissatisfaction, these type of conversations should be held within the intimate quarters of the family.

It doesn’t really have to be laid out in the public sphere like that.

So it did bother me a little bit, I can understand where they’re coming from in a certain way, but I think it wasn’t the appropriate forum to be able to have these kind of discussions.

His comments refer to the explosive interview earlier this month in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex told Oprah that a member of the family had asked what colour their then unborn son Archie’s skin would be.

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