Smiling but emaciated, Charlene of Monaco posted an intriguing photo on her Instagram account this Saturday, October 2. Rather than dwelling on her physical appearance, you have to remember the symbolism of the objects chosen by the princess to understand where her marriage is with Albert …
A new “apparition” full of symbols. A time hoped for the month of September but postponed following an emergency hospitalization, the return of Charlene from Monaco to the principality is no longer fixed at any date by the palace. Raised against the rumors of separation, but continuing his commitments as sovereign prince, Albert II connects the photocalls to other arms, travels under other skies. Charlene’s silence, honored with a new title this summer, intrigue. You have to know how to read the photos she posts on her Instagram account. After raising awareness on rhino conservation on several occasions, Albert’s wife posted a new snapshot of her smiling but emaciated, this Saturday, October 2.
Her figure, the regrowth and the true color of her hair strike the eye. But these are other details, by analyzing the photo well, which challenge and inform about the state of his marriage, in the midst of the fantasies entertained by some and the rumors spread by others. In the photo published on October 2, the princess is wearing around her neck a rosary and lit a bible. Liturgy recalling that she keeps the faith despite a serious infection of the ENT sphere, but also that she became Catholic by marrying Albert.
Charlene Catholic Princess by the sacred bonds of her marriage to Albert
Before their marriage 10 years ago, the ex-South African swimmer, raised in the Protestant cult, had to convert to Catholicism, the state religion in Monaco. A conversion carried out in April 2011 which allowed her to accompany her husband to the Vatican in 2016 and to obtain the blessing of her children, Crown Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, by Pope Francis. With her rosary and her bible, Charlene of Monaco underlines thatshe remains united to Albert, Catholic sovereign, by the sacred bonds of marriage.
The caption accompanying his photo appears as another allusion to the principality: “God protects you”, translated by “with the blessing of God”. If the princess primarily refers to her health problems, we must also remember the motto of the Grimaldi house, “Deo juvante” which means … “with the blessing of God” in Latin. His entourage had specified to the American magazine People that she was “not a timid chosen one”. While her refusal to follow in the footsteps of a Kate Middleton or a Grace Kelly has loosened the bad tongues and the Cassandras, Charlene takes a double leap of faith about her future as a Monegasque princess.
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