Does Prince Albert of Monaco have yet another love child?

An affair that dates back to 2004
Does the Prince have a daughter named Celia?
Traveling with the Prince
Prince Albert's lawyer calls it a
The Prince's lawyer strikes back
The hearing has been delayed
Nicole Coste speaks up in Albert's defence
Charlene's health problems
Charlene's stay in Africa has lasted longer than expected
A successful operation
Far from her children
Reunited in August
Rumors of divorce
The waif princess
A poor moment for paternity claims
A daughter born out of wedlock
Jazmin - an actress like her grandmother, Grace Kelly
A son that can never be a prince
A family that is very exposed to the media
An affair that dates back to 2004

Town & Country magazine recently reported that a Brazilian woman named "Mariza S". has taken legal action against Prince Albert of Monaco. This thirty-something who lives in Italy claims to have had an affair with Albert in 2004, stating that she met the Prince in a nightclub in Rio de Janeiro.

Does the Prince have a daughter named Celia?

The young woman would then go to give birth to a daughter named Celia. Now Mariza S wants a paternity test to prove that her daughter is the offspring of the Prince of Monaco.

Traveling with the Prince

According to the claims made by Mariza S., she and Prince Albert traveled together for two weeks, from Rio to Moscow, via Lisbon and Milan. Her child came into the world nine months after this adventure, and according to Mariza, Albert cut all contact with the young woman after the birth.

Prince Albert's lawyer calls it a "sham"

The Prince's entourage has, of course, denied these allegations. Thierry Lacoste, Albert's lawyer, called the claims a “sham” and "blackmail” in Le Point, a French magazine. Lacoste also said, “the claims before the Italian courts are totally unfounded."

The Prince's lawyer strikes back

In addition, Thierry Lacoste decided to file a criminal complaint on behalf of his client for attempted fraud and blackmail. A procedure that he justifies by saying, "When we were first contacted about this matter, we were given to understand that either we were negotiating or the story would be made public. I call it blackmail.”

 

The hearing has been delayed

Initially set for February 2021, the hearing has been postponed. Mariz S.'s lawyer believes that the diplomatic privileges held by the Prince complicated the proceedings. However, Prince Albert's entourage claims that this delay is linked to the absence of convincing evidence to back the paternity claim.

Nicole Coste speaks up in Albert's defence

Nicole Coste, the mother of Alexandre, the eldest son of the Prince of Monaco, has said that the Brazilian woman is making "false arguments to cause harm.” Nicole Coste said, “This story of a Brazilian woman who claims that Albert is the father of her child is trumped up."

Charlene's health problems

This case has come at a delicate time for the Prince's wife, former Olympic swimmer Charlene of Monaco. Charlene has been stuck in South Africa for several months for health reasons. Prince Albert's wife is Zimbabwean by birth but also has South African nationality.

Charlene's stay in Africa has lasted longer than expected

Charlene was to participate in a project to protect rhinos threatened by poachers. However, health problems forced her to extend her stay in South Africa for several months.

A successful operation

On October 8th, the Princess had an operation under general anaesthesia following an infection of the ears, nose, and throat that she contracted in May. A palace source said the procedure went very well. However, the condition prevented her from traveling by plane.

Far from her children

Charlene is the mother of Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, who is the only male child fruit of the marriage. However, the Salic law is still in force in Monaco and indicates that the heir cannot live far from the sovereign land. Jacques, therefore, had to stay in school in Monaco, far from his mother.

Reunited in August

After a separation of several months, the royal couple was reunited for a few days at the end of the summer. Albert and Charlene posted pictures of themselves on their Instagram accounts to show off their unity and brush aside rumors of a possible divorce.

Rumors of divorce

Prince Albert also silenced these rumors during an interview with People magazine in September: "Of course it affects her, of course it affects me. Misreading events is always detrimental. ... We're an easy target, easily hit, because we're in the public eye a lot."

"She didn't leave Monaco in a huff"

The Prince has been eager to reassure the public that all is fine with the couple, "She didn't leave Monaco in a huff!" Albert, 63, told People Magazine. "She didn't leave because she was mad at me or at anybody else. She was going down to South Africa to reassess her Foundation's work down there and to take a little time off with her brother and some friends."

The waif princess

Charlene reappeared in public before her operation, alongside King Misuzulu, the leader of the Zulu community in South Africa. The Princess, however, appeared very thin and tired.

A poor moment for paternity claims

Therefore, it is a particularly difficult moment for Prince Albert to deal with a paternity accusation, especially since this isn't the first time this issue has come up.

A daughter born out of wedlock

Born in 1992 from an affair between Prince Albert and an American waitress, Jazmin was recognized by her father in 2006. She took on the royal surname and today bears the name of Jazmin Grace Grimaldi. She has strengthened her ties with her paternal family since that time.

Jazmin - an actress like her grandmother, Grace Kelly

Jazmin shares an acute ecological conscience with her father and wishes to engage in shared projects in favour of environmental protection. She also began a career in cinema in the footsteps of her illustrious grandmother Grace Kelly.

A son that can never be a prince

Prince Albert of Monaco admitted he had a son out of wedlock in 2005. Alexandre was born two years earlier in 2003 and was the fruit of an affair with the flight attendant Nicole Coste. Even though he is Albert's eldest son, Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste, has no right to the throne due to being born outside of a recognized marriage.

A family that is very exposed to the media

Only time will tell whether the current request for recognition of paternity is a sincere move or an attempt to exploit the Prince. This case is a reminder to what extent the Prince and his family are exposed in the media. The proceedings are ongoing, as is the recovery of Princess Charlene.

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