Princess of Monaco
Charlene Wittstock
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BornCharlene Lynette Wittstock
(1978-01-25) 25 January 1978 (age 42)
  • Model
  • Swimmer
Known forPrincess consort of Monaco
Spouse(s)Albert II, Prince of Monaco
ChildrenPrincess Gabriella, Prince Jacques
Parent(s)Lynette Humberstone, Michael Kenneth Wittstock

Charlene Lynette Wittstock is a Zimbabwean born Princess consort of Monaco. She was a South African swimmer. In July 2011, she married Monaco’s Prince Albert II and became Princess consort of Monaco, with the title of Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco. On Dec. 10, 2014, she gave birth to twins, Princess Gabriella and Hereditary Prince Jacques.


Charlene was born on 25 January 1978 in Bulawayo, in the then Rhodesia. She is the daughter of Michael Kenneth Wittstock, a sales manager of German origin, and Lynette Wittstock, a former competitive diver, and swimming coach. Her family relocated to South Africa in 1989 where she became a professional swimmer representing South Africa in the 2000 Summer Olympics. She met her husband, Prince Albert, at a swimming competition in Monaco in 2000. In July 2011, the two married.