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Princess Charlene of Monaco

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Happy Birthday to Princess Charlene of Monaco, who turns 40 today! Born in Zimbabwe, she grew up in South Africa and competed as a swimmer for the South African Team. She met Prince Albert at a swim meet in Monaco in 2000, beginning a  long relationship which became public at the 2006 Turin Olympics. The couple got married in a lavish Wedding in Monte Carlo in 2011. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene have a twin daughter and son, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco. Princess Charlene is the patron of many charities and organisations, including the sporting charity Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. She does not attend many foreign royal events, but is active on the society circuit in Monaco. I wish HSH a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns!

 

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