The wedding of Charlene and Albert was a glamorous event, graced by the presence of notable figures such as Naomi Campbell and British royalty, including Prince Edward and the Duchess of Edinburgh. Nevertheless, persistent divorce speculations have surrounded their marriage for an extended period, particularly exacerbated by Charlene's prolonged absence from her husband and two children in 2021. This separation was prompted by a severe ear, nose, and throat infection, which led her to spend a significant amount of time in South Africa.
The Princess of Monaco has recently released a statement to dismiss the rumors, stating, “Our marriage is perfectly fine, and I am deeply troubled and weary by these speculations. I am genuinely perplexed about their origins. It seems as though certain sections of the media or individuals are keen on witnessing our separation.”
In an exclusive interview with GB News, Dr. Ed Owens, a royal historian, explained the challenges Charlene faces in dealing with these rumors. He drew a parallel, stating, “It's a challenging situation. I would draw a comparison to the situation faced by the Crown Princess of Sweden, who also had to address rumors regarding her marriage.”
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has confronted divorce speculations in the past, particularly concerning her 13-year marriage to Prince Daniel, Duke of Vastergotland.
Owens continued, “The issue with all these Royal Families is that they have grand, public royal weddings, where they present themselves as symbols of the nation's cultural and moral family life.”
Furthermore, in numerous instances, the complexities behind closed doors are often more intricate.
He further remarked, “This results in a significant tension in both the Monaco and Swedish cases. It revolves around the contrast between the idealized family image they wish to present and the actual, more intricate reality.”