Despite their opposing characters and differences, Charlene of Monaco found support with a foreign princess. This is Maxima from the Netherlands. The Monegasque princess said she received her help on several occasions.
One is more serious and solemn, the other is less formal and very independent, yet they have one thing in common that brought them together. Charlene of Monaco confessed in an interview with Times in 2013 that she has received a lot of support from a foreign princess. “She gave me the advice I really needed” she had said. At first glance, hard to think that the Monegasque princess refers to Maxima from the Netherlands. Yet it is.
The wife of King Willem-Alexander has seduced the Dutch since arriving from Argentina more than twenty years ago. Despite her character completely opposite to that of Charlene of Monaco, something very strong unites the two women: abandoning their native country to become a princess. A role that was not easy to adopt. But Maxima of the Netherlands had an advantage over her colleague, she had married Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands nine years before Charlene’s union with Albert of Monaco. “So I think we’ve taken similar paths and I identify with her a lot. ” had declared the wife of Albert II. Thus, the Queen of the Netherlands was able to give all her support to the former South African swimmer. But at present, little is known about the Princess and Queen’s connection. Is their friendship still relevant today?
Charlene of Monaco: her relationship with South Africa
A year ago, the sister-in-law of Princess Caroline of Monaco explained to Huisgenoot son love for son native country. “I have the privilege of being able to lead this life, but my family and friends in South Africa me are missing and that’s why I’m often sad because I can’t be with them ” she had recognized then. Words that echo today, especially because of his presence for nine months in South Africa. The reason ? An ENT infection that requires several interventions hence its absence from the Rock. But according to the latest news from her husband, her health appears to be improving. Charlene from Monaco should return to the principality earlier than expected!
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