The drama about Princess Charlène seems to have been in her cradle! As it turns out, her great-great-grandmother already had significant family problems. Charlène's great-aunt Jacqueline reveals this in an interview with the British DailyMail.
Charlène's great-great-grandmother brought her children to the home
It's the year 1906: Charlène's great-great-grandmother Rosina marries the stationer Cecil Paul. The two have four children together - Tommy, Harold, Doreen and baby Muriel. But suddenly Rosina is alone with the four kids because her husband has fallen for a younger woman. According to Jacqueline, she was completely overwhelmed with the situation: "When her marriage fell apart, my grandmother took her three oldest children to Barnardo [a home for poor children named after its founder Thomas John Barnardo] and disappeared with Muriel."
And her life would take another dramatic turn! Rosina died at the side of her mother Mary Ann and her sister Lilian on August 22, 1944. An aerial bomb hit the bunker in which they had taken shelter in Wandsworth.
Princess Charlène shines on the Red Carpet
Princess Charlène's life is not that dramatic at first glance. But the 44-year-old is also struggling with enormous problems: she was separated from her family for months and was staying in South Africa because of an alleged ear infection. After returning to Monaco, she went to a clinic due to emotional and physical exhaustion.
Just a few days ago she made her first appearance on the red carpet in Monaco - and she was beaming again for the first time, as can be seen in the video above.