While Charlene of Monaco still enjoys patronage in Switzerland, some Monacos somewhat feel that history is repeating itself on the rock. And for good reason, a former princess suffered setbacks almost similar to those of Prince Albert’s wife.
Is there a curse hanging over the princesses queens of Monaco? Last November, after several months in South Africa to treat an ear, nose and throat problem that kept her from traveling, Charlene returned from Monaco to The Rock, where she was welcomed by her children Jack and Gabriella, as well as her husband, Prince Albert. However, the family reunion would be short-lived for the princess, who then sailed to Switzerland, where she was detained for treatment of several health problems. While her recovery will be long, and her husband supports her more than ever, residents of Monaco hope to see her again on Saint Devout’s Day, next January 26-27.
But in Monaco, Charlene’s life is not without some reminders The fate of another princess before her: Alice, Princess of MonacoWife of Albert I and great-grandfather of Prince Albert II. The first princess from the United States to set foot on the rock long before Grace Kelly arrived, Alice Heine was born in 1857 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents, a wealthy Parisian banker and daughter of American high society from Alsace, gave him the godmother and godmother of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie. In 1875, she married the Duke of Richelieu and had two children with him, before becoming a widow at the age of 22 in 1880.
This was shared by Charlene and Alice from Monaco
Then she waited nearly ten years, like Charlene of Monaco with Prince Albert II, to marry Albert I. Thus, in 1889, Princess Alice Heine became Queen of Monaco, and thus the mother-in-law of Louis II, son of Albert I, born from the latter’s marriage to the Scots Lady Mary Victoria Hamilton, who was finally annulled in 1880. Another point in common with Charlene of Monaco, She who married Prince Albert became the stepmother of Jasmine Grace and Alexander, the eldest of her husband’s children, and were considered illegitimate because they were born out of wedlock, with whom she maintains distant relations.
She was portrayed at the time of her marriage as “32-year-old blonde American”Princess Alice, passionate about the arts, will contribute to the development of Culture on the Rock. But over the years, her relationship with Albert I soured, to the point that it led to a separation in 1902. If she did not divorce Albert I, Alice sailed from Monaco to the United Kingdom before settling in Paris where she died in 1925, three years after her unburied husband cat.
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