Charlene Wittstock was born in what was then Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) on January 25, 1978, to Michael and Lynette Wittstock. She has two younger brothers: Gareth and Sean.
Raised in South Africa, Charlene was a competitive swimmer on the South African National Team and won several national titles. She married Prince Albert of Monaco on July 1 (civil) and 2 (religious), 2011, in Monaco. They have twins born in 2014: Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques.
She now holds the title The Princess of Monaco.
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