Prince Albert & Charlene celebrated their 11th anniversary with a new portrait

Princess Charlene missed her tenth wedding anniversary last year. She was in South Africa, dealing with her ENT infection, and she could not travel. We didn’t know then that her health issues would become a year-long ordeal, and that soon after she arrived back in Monaco last fall, she was sent to a Swiss clinic for months of recovery. Charlene seems to be doing much better these days, and she appears to be getting stronger week by week. Charlene and Albert celebrated their eleventh anniversary over the weekend, and they posed for a new portrait. This was taken in the gardens of the Prince’s Palace, the official royal residence in Monte Carlo.

A few weeks ago, Albert, Charlene and the kids traveled to Norway for a tour. This is a rare thing, even after eleven years of marriage. Charlene and Albert rarely travel together and rarely travel with their kids. There weren’t tons of photos, but it does seem like maybe Charlene and Albert are experiencing a new era of closeness or acceptance.

In honor of their anniversary, here’s the video of Charlene weeping at their wedding. Maybe she was crying because of the song! But it’s worth noting that she tried to escape Monaco just before the wedding, and it was widely reported that Albert had Charlene’s passport confiscated.

Photos courtesy of Instar, Backgrid, The Prince’s Palace Instagram.

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    With every photo they share she looks healthier and that is good to see. I think she is happy to be with her babies and maybe they re-negotiated a deal regarding their marriage. I hope she and her children are safe and happy for many, many years.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Healthier, yes, but I feel so bad for her & any other woman who doesn’t like what she sees in the mirror & pays someone to ‘fix’ things, when the reality is something closer to disfigurement. She was so pretty before she started messing with her face.

    • Truthiness says:

      💯 she no longer looks like a stiff wind will take her down and her children look a lot happier too. Gabriella no longer has a storming thunder face and Charlene holds her protectively close. I hope Charlene and the children are healthy and happy. If she finds some questions too intrusive, screw it and leave her alone.

  2. molly says:

    She seems healthy (and free!), which was honestly not how I thought things were going to go over the last year. They seem like the couples that realize they were terrible as romantic partners but really great as co-parents and friends.

    Hopefully she and Albert have have reached a place where they can both be happy within this strange life they live.

  3. CHCB says:

    It’s a good portrait.
    Charlene looks nice in pastel shades.
    Hopefully her heath and family life in Monaco have improved.

    • CHCB says:

      typo, heath should read health.
      And infections are a serious problem these days with many superbugs resistant to several antibiotics. I imagine Charlene went to hell and back regarding her med procedures.

  4. equality says:

    So she’s crying but no tender gesture from him. He seems irritated at her and only smiles toward other people.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yes, I personally cry all the time at weddings during sentimental moments, so I was prepared not to think this was a big deal, but his response is odd for someone supposedly in love with her. He seems very cold and stiff. Also I can’t forget he is or was a personal friend of freakin Vladimir Putin, so Albert must have a bit of a nasty side to him.

  5. truthSF says:

    Even with them looking awkward together, they still fake a much better chemistry than Skull & Bone Cambridge.

  6. Pinkosaurus says:

    Her blue jumpsuit looks like she’s wearing it backwards but she’s nicely coordinated with the kids without being matchy-matchy, and her smile is lovely. Hopefully they are both at peace and happy with the state of their relationship, expectations and responsibilities.

  7. Kaye says:

    @ Pinkosaurus – I had the same thought about the jumpsuit!

    Also her bustline looks odd to me in the first picture. Perhaps it’s because of her undergarments and not due to enhancement surgery.

  8. Yonati says:

    That song is gorgeous.
    I think the photo of her in light blue has a princess Grace vibe.

  9. MangoAngelesque says:

    It’s pretty telling when even THIS couple looks happier to be together that W&K.

    That dress colour is stunning…

  10. Julia K says:

    She appears to have gained some much needed weight; she looks so much healthier. This is a stunning color on her. They actually look pretty happy and relaxed here. Fingers crossed that the worst of the health problems are behind her.

  11. jferber says:

    The portrait pic of her in the blue outfit is tragic– she just looks so damn sad. Bail, girl. Just bail.

  12. equality says:

    Does he have a thing about just buttoning the top button or does he need to get bigger suits?