Did Princess Charlene get frisky with an older man in St. Barth during the Olympics?

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Last year, Princess Charlene went on vacation without her husband, Prince Albert of Monaco. This was no big surprise, because Charlene and Albert have always seemed to have separate lives (even on their honeymoon) and the only time they spend together is during some official royal duties. What was slightly interesting about last year’s vacation was that it seemed like Charlene was accompanied by a small group of close friends, and all of us were happy that she seemed to have friends. One of those friends was an older gentleman who looked – to me! – like the current Roger Moore. It was not Roger Moore, but… well, you see him. I’m including some of those months-old photos in this post.

I bring all of this up because the German tabloid Bunte is running an “exclusive” on Charlene allegedly having an affair with the same older gentleman. It looks like Charlene and the older dude are QUITE friendly and handsy with each other. Bunte says that Charlene was vacationing in St. Barth with a group of men and that this happened during the Olympics – so, last week? And Albert is currently at the Sochi Olympics without Charlene. I’m including a photo of him as well – he’s really involved in the Olympics and he even passed out medals to luge winners.

Personally, I don’t doubt that Charlene is getting some on the side, I just doubt that she’s getting it from one of the older gentlemen she vacations with on a semi-regular basis. I think it’s far more likely that she’s getting it from that Kiwi rugby player. Or some other younger dude. I think the real “scandal” here is Charlene not keeping up appearances or royal duties. She didn’t go to Andrea Casiraghi’s wedding, she’s not at the Olympics now, and on and on. Plus, she has not provided an heir. Something’s up, but I think Bunte has it wrong.




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  1. Just me says:

    I think it’s the contract between Charlene and Albert, he’s married so it’s better for his image but they can two what they want and obviously don’t care about what people cant think about it

    • whipmyhair says:

      Everything about their marriage is so… disquieting. I don’t understand it at all. I just want her to be happy (and wear tiaras).

      • Just me says:

        That’s what I think it’s a contract, the marriage is a nonsense for the two. They don’t seem to have any feeling for each other (love, hate, friendship..) and nothing in common, so one of the explanation is a contract

      • whipmyhair says:

        @just me

        Totally agree. Ever since I heard she tried to run away, but some officials had taken her passport- the side eying and the tin foil hat waring commenced!

  2. Frida_K says:

    She looks neither sober nor rational in those photographs.

  3. Elisabeth says:

    She looks so unhappy all the time

  4. m says:

    Charlene didn’t go to Andreas wedding because she had an engagement in Monaco that she had agreed to before the wedding date was set and as she left Switzerland following the pre wedding celebrations, she and Albert were photographed being affectionate before she got on the helicopter. Princess Stephenie didn’t go to the wedding either.
    Charlene and Albert were at the Olympics the first week but she left now that Monaco is out of contention for any medals. As a IOC member and a past winter Olympic athlete, Albert is staying.
    As for the pictures, isn’t that her father?

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      it’s true she was at Olympic Games the first wee

    • The Original Mia says:

      Come on! Don’t ruin the moment with the truth! Charlene & Albert seem happier than that other royal couple. It may not be ideal, but it seems to be working. As for Albert’s legitimate heir, I’d rather they not bring a child in to the world when the throne is already secure through the other royal births last year.

      • HappyMom says:

        They seem happier than Kate and William? Seriously?

      • Suze says:

        I don’t know if they seem happier, but I do think Charlene understands the long game better than Kate does. She seems to have lowered her expectations and buckled down to the work at hand.

      • The Original Mia says:

        Yes, HappyMom. When was the last time you saw Kate & William together that wasn’t an appearance? Much less laughing and enjoying each other’s company. Now, I get that the British media isn’t supposed to photograph them, but that job is made all the easier because they aren’t together often.

        Albert & Charlene may not be in love with each other, but they seem to get on quite well these days. She has accepted her life and she actually works at being the Princess of Monaco.

      • Bella bella says:

        The Original Mia, Whenever I see pix of Charlene and Albert together, she looks as if she is about to cry. Utterly miserable. At least Kate and William have a light in their eyes when they look at each other. You will rarely see a picture of Charlene and Albert looking at each other with joy. I certainly have never seen a picture of Charlene laughing with such ease and abandonment as is shown in that top left photo on the magazine cover. It’s so fascinating to me how differently people perceive (and I mean that honestly). That’s what I see, in any case.

  5. LAK says:

    I met Roger Moore recently, he doesn’t look like this gentleman, though I can see why you’d think so. Besides, his current wife won’t let him out of her sight, and I mean that literally though not in a snarky way, so she’d be in the pictures.

    It’s wierd, but I think the runaway bride has been looking happier with time, or is that reduction in botox, her facial fillers have settled, the medication has been changed to ‘happy’ pills, she’s let out on her own more or all of the above? …..uuummm…BUT!……you’d think she’d have carried out the reproductive part of the royal contract by now. She seems to be OK with the working part of it, she’s certainly not hiding behind palace walls.

    • Suze says:

      Yes. Agreed. You’d also think she’d buckle down and learn some French, not least of all so she could keep up with the Casighiri family intrigue. Of course, they’d probably switch to speaking in Spanish in her presence, then.

      I also think one of the men in the photographs is her father. So the guy she’s kissing is probably a family friend. That’s a smooch on the cheek, not a romantic kiss.

      She was at the Olympics for the first week. Albert probably set her free for the second week.

    • bluhare says:

      Maybe she told Albert to forget kids if he wanted her to stay. They look happier, she’s doing her own thing so Albert mustn’t be worried she’ll fly the coop, he gets to do his own thing . . . win/win/win/win!!!

  6. QQ says:

    Maybe is her main gay or a family member but yeah…. Nah.. Not that I doubt she can or is able to get some on the side but at that point in life im not gonna trade The Less Adorable Pillsbury Doughboy for the Aging Michellin Man; i’d ask Madonna where she gets her rentboys

  7. m says:

    Ps, don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but Princess Madeleine of Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby girl last night in New York City! The cabinet meeting should be held tomorrow revealing her title (she is officially a princess, its a matter of being HH or HRH and a duchess that will be revealed) and name.

  8. don't kill me i'm french says:

    is he not her daddy?

  9. Jegede says:

    Charlene is not a victim. It was not a shotgun situation

    She and Albert were together for 5+ years before finally walking down the aisle.
    She had every opportunity to leave him in those years if she wanted.

    Not like she was not exposed to his idiosyncrasies and had not heard of his baby mamas, after all that. Instead she moved to Monaco, gave her family members plush jobs and quarters, did not even bother to learn French and waited him out.

    Whatever situation/arrangement they have going down, she was not a lamb to the slaughter anymore then Diana was (I’m sure there were/are regrets); but both females very much knew what they were doing!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Diana was 19 years old. You can hardly compare the two situations. Maybe you were wise and had foresight when you were 19, but I certainly didn’t.

      Other than that, I agree with what you said. I’m sorry Charlene is unhappy, but she walked into that sorted, sordid family with her eyes open.

      Does Albert deliberately try to be repulsive? I think my dad had those glasses in the 50s.

    • bluhare says:

      I dunno. The video of her at her wedding seemed like she wasn’t too happy to me.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Oh, I remember that. She did look miserable, but do you really believe she was forced to marry him? I’m not being snarky, I just can’t bring myself to believe that.

  10. Lark says:

    I always remember that legitimate French media sources were reporting on Charlene’s passport being taken away from her and that she was basically snatched from the border before the wedding….I think she was kind of like Kate Middleton, but unlike Kate she realized at the last minute that she didn’t want a life with a philandering prince but was forced to go through with the marriage. These photos seem goofy and not at all sexual imo. She and Albert probably both get some on the side, but I bet her side piece is a lot hotter than this gentleman who has to be her father’s age.

  11. Alina says:

    Charlene was at the Olympics as long as the few Monaco sportsmen/women were on start. Albert is still there because he loves everything around sports and sports events. You can see he loves it and has real fun. Albert was once in the olympic team of Monaco and he married a fit sportswomen for a reason.
    I´ve seen wonderful photos of Charlene and Albert in Sochi, but that doesn´t fit in the “poor Charlene and fat Albert” agenda, right?

    I love the rainbow gloves 🙂


  12. L says:

    She was at the Olympics the first week wasn’t she?

  13. Ice Maiden says:

    I don’t buy the ‘runaway bride’ story. If Charlene really wanted to ‘escape’, she could have driven across the unpoliced border with France, taken a train to Paris and taken refuge in the South African embassy there. Plus, didn’t they go on honeymoon to South Africa? Would you really want to take your bride to her home country if you feared she’d do a runner? Not to mention all the solo holidays she goes on, which give her ample opportunity to run for the hills.

    Besides, if Albert was so desperate for a bride, couldn’t he have got some Eurotrash model or minor aristocrat? Sure, he’s unattractive in many ways, but there are plenty of young women who would be happy to put up with him in return for glamour and wealth. What was so special about Charlene?

    • Bridget says:

      1) its hard to cross borders without a passport

      2) at the time of the Monaco wedding, neither of the Casiraghi children had reproduced, so there actually was a more (of course being a relative term) pressing need for Albert to marry and have a legitimate son. Not to mention the major embarrassment it would have caused Albert to have Charlene flee just days before their wedding. People probably weren’t supposed to know that Charlene wanted out. And of course now circumstances are different: Andrea has a son and is married and will most likely succeed his uncle as Prince.

      • hannah says:

        It’s pretty easy to pass borders in Europe without a passport.

      • janeFR says:

        Monaco belongs to the Schengen Area. There are no passport needed nor any other type of border control in-between theses 26 European countries’common borders. So she could have gone anywhere, not only to Paris.

      • Bridget says:

        Yes, she could have gotten into Paris… But then what? She couldn’t go back to South Africa without a passport, and its not like she could claim asylum. Its not exactly like Charlene was going to go underground.

  14. CynicalCeleste says:

    So do we think Charlene has a drug problem?

  15. Bohemia says:

    My vision of Albert & Charlene’s fairytale romance is shattered! Here I had thought it was the perfect love.

    😛 Just kidding. I think Charlene is probably getting it on with Mr. Rugby Player and this old guy. And why not? Good on her.

  16. Ravensdaughter says:

    Yeah, she seems like cougar material to me. (Not being judgmental-been there, done that, got burned-ouch!)

  17. ScoobieDooo says:

    The woman on that magazine cover looks nothing like Charlotte.

  18. Liz says:

    Mmh they sure aren’t going to be pleased in Monaco about those pics… I have a feeling this is gonna be the year they’ll get a divorce. Didn’t they talk about a 3-year agreement back in 2011?… and it’ll be 3 years in July!.. About time to put an end to this sham marriage!
    BTW, I also think (hope? lol) if she is getting some on the side indeed, it is not from this old dude…ugh, it kinda creeps me out :/