The father of Princess Charlene, Prince Charmlene of Monaco has spoken out to reveal that his daughter is very vulnerable. He spoke about her medical issues while she’s still at a rehabilitation facility.
Mike Wittstock, 75, said that although Charlene, 43, is ‘vulnerable’ because she has had ‘so many medical interventions’, he is sure that she will ‘come back much stronger’.
Charlene is currently being treated for ‘physical & mental exhaustion’ after her 10-month absence to South Africa where she was alleged to have contracted a virus.
Mike lives in Gauteng, South Africa. He said that he couldn’t see his daughter for the extended time she was in South Africa because of concerns about Covid-19.
News24 was informed by him that he didn’t wish to infect his wife because of her many medical procedures. She is extremely vulnerable.
Mike Wittstock (75) said that Charlene (both in 2011) is “vulnerable” because of her’medical interventions, but that he believes she will come back stronger.
Mike also spoke to Gabriella’s six-year old twins Jacques, and Gabriella regularly, as the family remained in Monaco while Charlene (all photos) was in treatment
He said they had spoken on the telephone frequently and that he enjoys an “excellent” relationship with Charlene.
Mike added that he also speaks to her children, six-year-old twins Jacques and Gabriella, regularly as they remain in Monaco with their father while Charlene continues treatment.
Mike was a strong supporter of Charlene’s efforts to qualify for the Olympics in South Africa.
He continued, “Knowing what she has done in training, I can tell that she is strong. And that she will overcome it all and come back stronger.”
Charlene, her husband, and their twins returned home to Monaco last month. They had been separated for 10 months from her homeland South Africa.
Within days of returning, Charlene was admitted to a treatment facility in an undisclosed location, with her husband Albert, 63, saying she is suffering from “Exhaustion both physical and emotional”
After a 10 month absence from South Africa, Albert and Charlene returned to Monaco last month.
Albert (pictured on wedding day in 2011) said Charlene is suffering from ‘exhaustion, both emotional and physical’, but a friend claimed her health complications are being ‘downplayed’
Charlene’s sister in law Chantell Wittstock told MailOnline that the princess might not be returning home to the palace immediately and she did not intend to return to public events. However, this comment was later changed.
A source however, was not impressed “Portrayal of” [Charlene’s]Mental health problems’. She claims that her medical issues are being downplayed and that she has lost half her body weight.
Page Six spoke to a friend of the monarch who said, “It’s unfair that she’s being portrayed as having any kind of mental issue or emotion.”
“We don’t know the reason why she is being downplayed by the palace that she almost lost her life in South Africa.”
According to them, the royal was suffering from severe ear, neck, and throat infections that resulted in severe sinus and swallowing problems.
The doctors added that she was unable to eat solid foods for six months due to the many surgeries she had. Her body weight has fallen to half since she could only drink water through a straw.
Albert visited Monaco’s Christmas Village last week in his third public appearance since Charlene was admitted at the facility.
Albert, 63, marked the first weekend of December by taking twins Jacques and Gabriella to inaugurate the annual Christmas village, which comes complete with entertainment, festive decorations and fairground rides.
He was joined by his sister Caroline, 64, her son Pierre Casiraghi, 34, and his wife Beatrice Borromeo, 36, who all appeared to be in good spirits.
Prince Albert and his twins, Jacques and Gabriella (6 years old), went to Monaco’s Christmas village. He was joined by Princess Caroline, Pierre’s son and Beatrice his wife
Charlene (Albert’s 43-year-old wife) was not present as Charlene is still in rehabilitation for mental and physical exhaustion. Pictured are Albert, his siblings Caroline and Gabriella.
Albert, who was wearing a face-mask throughout his visit, leaned down to communicate with the twins in photographs
Albert makes his third public appearance together with Gabriella and Jacques since Charlene was admitted at a facility for treatment.
Albert, who wore a face mask all through the visit, leaned down to chat to his twins. Others snapped him picking up Jacques in order to hold a gigantic plastic bear.
Gabriella and Jacques were seen riding on a fairground-themed ride, and looking at all the decorations. It seemed like they had a great time.
According to a body language specialist, Albert ensures his children are supported and protected when they attend royal engagements without Charlene.
Judi James, a body language expert told FEMAIL that while it wouldn’t be uncommon for a father of children to take the initiative with their child’s care when a mother is ill or absent, this tactile and focused behavior might have not been expected for an Alberts-generation royal male.
Charlene was forced to leave following new allegations that Albert, an ex-swimmer for South Africa and Charlene had a child with a Brazilian woman.
Albert stated that the Monaco family reunion, which took place after Charlene returned from South Africa was “pretty good” for the first hour, but then it became “pretty obvious” that Charlene wasn’t well.
He stated that the Olympian had’realized’ she needed to be helped and said, ‘She was overwhelmed. She couldn’t cope with her official duties or life in general, nor family life.
The Christmas Village was a fun place for the twins to wear face masks, and they were able to take fairground rides.
Photographs show Albert choosing to hold six-year old Jacques in order for him to pet a huge plastic bear during the Christmas village celebrations
Albert was joined by Caroline, 64; her son Pierre Casiraghi (34), and Beatrice Borromeo (36), who appeared to all be enjoying Friday’s event.
Gabriella and Jacques were seen riding on a fairground-themed ride, and gazing at all the decorations. It seemed like they had a great time.
Albert said, “I am probably going to repeat this many times. But this does not have anything to do with our relationship.” This is what I’m trying to say.
“These problems are not within our relationship. They do not affect the marriage between husband and wife. It is of a completely different nature.
He continued to say that her current condition was due to’several private factors’.
Albert said, “She wasn’t sleeping well for a few days and wasn’t eating well.” This made her susceptible to various other illnesses. The flu or a cold.
It is not a cancer-related issue or a personal relationship problem, he said.
Later, he confirmed that Charlene had been admitted at a facility for unidentified medical problems as she is currently in a state of severe ill-health. Although it was claimed by several sources, the location is not known.
Rumours about his marital status ‘don’t bother him too much,’ the prince said.
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene first met in Monaco in 2000, during a swim competition. They married in 2011, and welcomed twins Gabriella & Jacques to their home in 2014.
Her birth in Rhodesia was a state that had never been recognized in Southern Africa. She moved to South Africa when she turned 11.
Prince Gabriella was all smiles at Monaco’s Christmas Village. She was seen sporting reindeer antlers and riding on a fairground ride.
Albert was a hands-on doting father at the event as he took his children round to look at all the decorations, while he was also joined by his nephew Pierre Casiraghi
Gabriella, Jacques and Gabriella took advantage of the Christmas village the first weekend in December when they rode on a bauble themed fairground ride
Princess Gabriella (left) and Prince Jacques (right) with their father Prince Albert hold signs saying ‘We love you Mommy’ during celebrations marking Monaco’s National Day
She had a successful swimming career and went on to win three gold medals and a silver medal at the 1999 All Africa Games in Johannesburg, as well as representing South Africa at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games and winning a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay in the latter competition.
This couple’s marital status has been the subject of many headlines throughout their lives, including a third paternity suit last year.
According to a Brazilian woman, who can’t be identified for legal reasons, her 15-year old daughter is the product of an affair she had with Albert in 2004.
Charlene and Albert were not engaged yet, although they knew each other for 4 years following their meeting in Monaco at a gala of swimming in 2000.
Albert was to be questioned by lawyers for his claim. However, Albert’s own counsel dismissed the matter as ‘a hoax.
The parties have not yet commented, suggesting that some sort of settlement could be reached. This is similar to what happened with Albert and his earlier lovers.
Jazmin Grace Grildi (now 29) and Alexandre Coste (17), are the results of Albert’s affair with an American agent for estates. Alexandre Coste was 17 when Alexandre’s mother is a former Togolese airline hostess.
In return for large financial settlements, both children were taken out of Monaco’s succession line.