Charlene to produce heir before divorce

2011-07-11 09:52
Paris - Princess Charlene could leave husband Prince Albert once she has his child, reports TimesLive.

According to TimesLive, a news magazine in Paris, VSD, quoted a source as saying the royal couple would end their relationship once Princess Charlene provides a legitimate heir to the Monaco throne.

Another source told the news magazine: "Once the succession of the dynasty is assured, each of them can be free again. Divorce is a tradition in the Grimaldi family."

These rumours are just the latest in a number of reports that suggest the royal couple's marriage is anything but blissful.

While in South Africa last week, Charlene and Albert reportedly stayed in different hotels and declined to kiss for the cameras while attending events.

Princess Charlene attended a charity event in Cape Town on Friday where she was named co-patron of the Giving Organisation along with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

She and Albert then cut their stay in South Africa short and flew back to Monaco on Friday to attend to "urgent business". 


  • JadedKnight - 2011-07-11 10:18

    What Kr@p reporting is this??? Gees News24 are you really that hard up that you have to trudge out every piece of unsubstantiated garbage out there?.

  • ZACommentator - 2011-07-11 10:35

    The things one does for money and fame. I can't say any of this is a surprise.

  • Ricus - 2011-07-11 10:38

    Charlene should never have married this so called Prince!

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-11 10:44

      Yep, can place a crown on a pig's remains a pig !

      ZACommentator - 2011-07-11 11:45

      Actually he is a real prince, she is the pauper

      lollie sue - 2011-07-11 11:51

      agree, but why did she marry him, was she forced into marrying him or what

      Matt - 2011-07-11 13:06

      She married Prince? Then she must be partying like it's 1999 ;-)

      michal.mierzwa - 2011-07-11 16:05

      Whatever you can call it, pressure etc. she should have walked away instead of walking into a divorce later on as well as child custody issues. What kind of role model is she towards young generation??? Sick!

      Mundu - 2011-07-11 19:19

      Hey this good for South Africans.... in 20-30 yrs time SA will be completely trashed by the ANC and we will have a 1/2 South African Prince in charge of Monaco. We can go and braai there and feel at home!

      Mikus - 2011-07-12 06:47

      @Currie - I hear the ANCYL is shopping for a nice tiara for their Julias ;)

  • debbieew - 2011-07-11 10:54

    Rumours are what destroy a person and the nation. Unless you have absoulte proof please keep these rumours to yourself. Don't you understand the harm you doing to people.

      armosyn - 2011-07-11 11:48

      the proof is apparently 18 months old already.

  • Tilly - 2011-07-11 10:55

    Whoever wrote this report, did you get "high" on badmouthing this couple? What the hell has it to do with anyone what they do? Bet your own life is full of "dirty stories". Hurt, pain, disaster and wars are all because of reporters and media. Tell something positive for a change and see what changes it will make in the world instead of causing pain.

      Obama Bin Laden - 2011-07-11 11:01

      I think you are drunk in the spirit

      armosyn - 2011-07-11 12:38

      And his lawyers are also not going to sue the Frenchie newspaper for breaking the story. Busted!! He is guilty as charged. Hope he goes for an aids test before trying for that heir.

  • Christopher - 2011-07-11 11:01

    I'm glad to see this piece appropriately appears under 'Entertainment', rather than 'News'. How sad, how tacky, how boring. Just goes to show. Money really cannot buy you class.

  • gwiz - 2011-07-11 11:02

    I can't believe you people, why not give them a chance to sort out their problems, the media must just meddle in everyone's lives you are all disgusting. Why not look for uplifting news just now and again. Something positive and happy, instead of feeding off other's sadness.

  • theratlady - 2011-07-11 11:16

    With all the negative publicity and accusations I dont blame them for going back. The tabloids will make up anything to sell papers. Its sick!! I pray the couple will prove them all wrong. marriage is something to be worked at and I believe Charlene and albert will iron out any glitches in their marriage and move on. Pity the press cant.

      armosyn - 2011-07-11 11:49

      it started with the french papers. Our papers have been very kind so far. I dont think we are the reason they went back.

  • Allin - 2011-07-11 11:26

    Who cares?

      armosyn - 2011-07-11 12:39

      apparently you Allin, who not only reads the article, but also take some time out of your busy life to comment. Thanx for being the stupid!

  • Susan Benade - 2011-07-11 11:27

    Haha, they won't be producing heirs soon if they don't even sleep in the same place... Way to go

      laageen - 2011-07-11 12:07

      AL gehoor van wind bestuiwing?

  • mouce - 2011-07-11 11:28

    I wonder why he chose her, her accent is enough to put anyone off for starters, and why was she engaged to him for five years before marrying - and why did she marry him in the first place. And when she produces an heir, where does the poor child live, surely not Benoni........ This is all ridiculous. If and I mean If she was pushed into this marriage, damn sure her parents and brothers have climbed on her band wagon.

      ZACommentator - 2011-07-11 11:43

      her dad did say @It's like winning the world cup'...

      Uthando - 2011-07-11 12:02

      ...Or the Lotto.

  • Susannomore - 2011-07-11 11:33

    Why would they wait for an heir. According to the treaty signed in 2002, this is no longer a requirement

      chanty01 - 2011-07-11 11:36

      exactly... this is sensationalism rubbish...

  • Sheda Hab - 2011-07-11 11:33

    May this reporters evil mongering come back to them tenfold.

  • chanty01 - 2011-07-11 11:35

    NEWS24... this crap is not worthy of being put on your website... we all know this is sensationalism... it is obviously not true - if she didnt want to marry him... she wouldnt have! typical south african dramatisation bull. eff... get a better writer or a better story!!!

  • Tilly - 2011-07-11 11:37

    @Obama Bin Laden you are an empty headed idiot!! How old are you? If older than 15 you are childish if younger than 15 you don't belong here.

      Benny66 - 2011-07-11 11:50

      May I ad to this Tilly that in my opinion Obama BL obviously revels in making huge assumptions about something he knows very little about. But then he's spent the last several years holed up in a cave where I believe communication with the outside world is pretty bad. But then you're never going to win an argument with someone who is as uncouth and jaundiced as he apparantly is!

      Obama Bin Laden - 2011-07-11 12:02

      when you two fairies are done calling calling me names, how about stacking up some facts to counter the points I have made. at the end of the day she married for money, and deep down both of you denialists know it. and don't tell me it was his looks that made her go weak at the knees. * her dad admitted she came home so passport argument is rubbish. * there are clear pics showing her in tears just before the wedding, hardly a picture of matrimonial bliss. *you can label the reports sensationalist all you like but where there's smoke there's fire. I bet you two fools were supporting joost vd westhuizen too when he told everyone it wasn't him snorting coke off of a prossies nipple.

      laageen - 2011-07-11 12:09

      Benny, that was his brother Osama.

      lollie sue - 2011-07-11 14:05

      @Obama BL,calm down man before u get a heart attack, easy

      De_La_Rey - 2011-07-11 14:20

      @Obama Bin Laden...No it wasn't Joost. It was his stunt double Luke Skywatson.

  • Dominique Deligianni - 2011-07-11 11:53

    Can Channel24 not report on anything positive. The ink is not even dry on the couples marriage certificate and you are already getting them divorced. Your journalism sucks and your site should be terminated like News of the World. So utterly boring, report on something positive a**holes.

      Obama Bin Laden - 2011-07-11 12:21

      then why are you reading it? and worse, why are you registered on the site to make comments if you want it terminated?

      lollie sue - 2011-07-11 14:07

      @Obama BL, hahaha, easy man.

  • MarjiLynn - 2011-07-11 11:53

    dont you have anything better to do than write gossip? cant everyone just leave the couple alone? they not even married long and everyone is in their business! its their thing, not the worlds problem... how easily bad news can be spread like a fake rumour. write stories about the good out there in the world instead of blurting out all the scandal out there... its got nothing to do with us

  • rantoftheday - 2011-07-11 11:54

    You see, it is shoddy journalism such as this and the unethical behaviour of reporters of the News of the world ilk that give governments ammunition when they want to introduce media tribunals or press laws.

  • Tilly - 2011-07-11 12:16

    @Obama Bin Laden. I made no mention whether the info is fact or fiction but did question your age due to your childish behaviour and vocabulary! Maybe you can't read? You replied without thought! Typical!

      Obama Bin Laden - 2011-07-11 12:43

      @Tilly: I'm childish? Coming from someone who wrote the following: "Hurt, pain, disaster and wars are all because of reporters and media." Wow, I didn't know that CNN caused the war in Libya? And it was actually the BBC that flew a plane into the World Trade Centre. Oh, and Riaan Cruywaagen actually moonlights as an international arms dealer when he's not presenting the Afrikaans news bulletin on SABC. Tilly, go watch another episode of egoli and leave reality to the clinically sane

      De_La_Rey - 2011-07-11 15:34

      @Obama...Egoli's finished. I think they watch Oprah. No thats also finished(Thank God).Sh!7 what do you woman watch now. @Tilly...I bet your mouth would water and other stuff if millions of $$'s were thrown at you with a princess title.

  • Dory73 - 2011-07-11 12:23

    So according to the media: Charlene was 'forced' to marry Albert by confiscating her passport and now is going to leave him as soon as she produces an heir...really?? What century DO we live in? Would her parents & brothers have stood by and watched her being 'forced' to do this, even for all his money...I don't think so! She has had 5 years to get to know the 'real' prince, and even if he did sire an illegitimate child in the last 5 years, she still didn't have to marry him. Leave them alone to enjoy their marriage...for better or worse!!

  • Rakgadi - 2011-07-11 12:25

    Wait and see?

  • 2c - 2011-07-11 12:37

    motsokwane, because of BEE, that's why? Get it? No, I didn't think you will, your iq must exceed at least 2.

  • clive.bounty - 2011-07-11 12:48

    Leave the poor girl alone they have just got married and need time to be with each other not have media around 24-7.

  • 1boer1taxi - 2011-07-11 12:51

    Lets hope it is white

      ANCockup - 2011-07-11 13:15

      I dig your pseudonym!

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-07-11 13:56


      Rikhogrande - 2011-07-11 14:08

      And she did pay a visit to Zuma so you can never be really sure until you see the baby.

  • FrankLee - 2011-07-11 12:54

    I hadn't paid any attention to this couple so the first time I saw them was on TV during the wedding. Now, having done a couple of weddings as photographer i could immediately see that she was totally unhappy and not at all interested in the whole thing. She NEVER looked smilingly and longingly at her husband. NEVER. She almost never smiled and radiated happiness of any kind. She looked very unhappy. I remarked about this to a friend who concurred. It became very clear the next day when the newspaper reports surfaced. I think the prediction of an imminent separation is spot on.

  • Tilly - 2011-07-11 13:03

    @Obama Bin Laden. Damn you are really trying very hard to sound intelligent. The way you put your (il)logical explanation of my interpretations does not make any sense. Duh!

      Obama Bin Laden - 2011-07-11 14:30

      You certainly don't have to try very hard to come across as completely stupid

      phoff77 - 2011-07-11 16:03

      Hey Tilly, you sure you arent "Dilly" ? dont you know how to reply to any comments properly ? why you keep replying by writing new comments ? stop the drugs man !

  • Ross - 2011-07-11 13:06

    It's easy to be a prince. Buy 200 hectares of land adjacent to the sea, build a castle and get Sol Kersner to start a casino and hotels. Arrange mooring places for the super rich and employ an army of 12 soldiers. Done.

  • Jim - 2011-07-11 13:22

    Oh yes indeed wise man Zuma is the right man to get advise from, he is experienced in all these type of avanues.....which we are all aware of. I think that must have been the main reason that they came to South Africa.

  • ZACKIE - 2011-07-11 13:24

    she will make a healthy profit after divorce

  • Palesa Masoeu - 2011-07-11 13:58

    Nobody know whats happening in this marriage but only the two people involved and people pls dnt be mean

  • Anthony - 2011-07-11 14:04

    ...this is all stuff and nonsense!

  • FreeinAfrica - 2011-07-11 14:18

    Declined to kiss for the cameras??? Are you kidding? That's all the press asked them to do the whole time! No wonder they got a bit sick of it. Has anyone actually managed to confirm that they stayed in separate hotels? The press can say and insinuate anything they want - they "might" get divorced after she has his baby, he "allegedly" has a third love child -- without getting into legal trouble because they insinuate rather than check facts. Until you know for sure, stop spreading disinformation and ruining people's lives as a result.

  • khethang1 - 2011-07-11 14:36

    already sleeping in different bedrooms? they should be on the honeymoon phase.

  • Nic Maleswena - 2011-07-11 15:25

    She escaped marriage three times already, so what do you expect?

  • SuZQ - 2011-07-11 16:15

    I feel sorry for her, she really doesn't need these rumours.

  • JMM - 2011-07-11 16:33

    Isn't it astonishing how the media finds it moral, just and right to perpetrate rumour as fact. Do they think we are absolute brainless twits by assuming that we cannot fathom that they support the purported veracity of their statements by referring to lies and speculation printed in other newspapers. Then they headline it as absolute fact. So yes, they got us to read it but left us feeling abused by their lies and distortions. I completely agree with the_truth. Lets have some truth or else leave them the hell alone.

  • montecristo - 2011-07-11 17:28

    Yup, just what I thought, short marriage, huge payout - what a miner!!!

  • TinaM - 2011-07-11 17:28

    I take it Times Live is a contender to take the spot of News of the World? Or do they fill page 6? or page 3?

  • Badger - 2011-07-11 18:26

    Sexual favours for money. What do they call it again??

  • Ouklip - 2011-07-11 18:54

    Who cares?

  • Rob - 2011-07-11 20:42

    Don`t consummate the marriage Charlene, let him whistle for his heir.

  • Peter - 2011-07-12 05:43

    Why should they kiss for the cameras? That is not normal. Lately this type of gossip mongering reporting is taking over the media. In past times the news consisted of substantiated reporting.

  • WCD - 2011-07-12 07:18

    royal one night stand, in some countries its considered prostitution !

  • dotty_01 - 2011-07-12 07:20

    if this is true, then this woman deserves all the unhappiness in the world. she sold her soul for a bit of fame.

  • carolanne.opperman - 2011-07-12 07:35

    I must say, she looks desperately Unhappy.

  • Bova007 - 2011-07-12 08:37

    Charlene can marry me!

  • LoveyHake - 2011-07-12 09:38

    Just leave Princess alone, poeple like to judge... Just be happy for her decision, if they decide to divorce than let that be.. But i love them Both, they look wonderful together

  • K1d - 2011-07-12 12:55

    hey man ! these chics from Benoni !

  • SETHU2010 - 2011-07-12 16:16

    well....why can't Julius be left alone? Because Charlene is White and Afrikaner, then there is sympathy! Julius doesnot steal from anybody. He doesnot even go around trashing South Africa in the media like Charlene's dad....Do you people separate private to public business? Only when it suits you? I guess this is too close to home for you...Now you talk about " give them privacy". Ja right! We are being bombarded everyday about what Julius is waering, his underwear, his R78 000 holiday ( as if we care!!) and then you get White folks going gaga about this as if Julius is the root of all White problems!! Sies

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