Even if Charlene of Monaco would have had great difficulty integrating on the Rock, for her late mother-in-law, Princess Grace, it was even worse. She suffered humiliations and fits of anger from her husband. Yet she had held on.
The wife of Prince Albert of Monaco had embarked on a story of which she would not have measured the consequences. Former swimming champion and accustomed to the big challenge, the mother of Jacques and Gabriella would not be expected at this level of requirement.
“She comes from South Africa, a country of vastness, grandeur and freedom. And then she locks herself up in Monaco, ”named a source quoted by the German version of In Touch.
But things would have been worse if she had to suffer the humiliations with which Princess Grace would have dealt for years, said the biographer of Prince Albert’s mother, Sophie Adriansen, in her book “An American in Monaco”.
“Between his outings, his own yacht and the apartment he owned? Monte Carlo, Rainier spent more time outside the palace than inside. He always had one? the eye kept from his wife outbursts of anger, and sometimes a few particularly cruel words, which spiced up his usual indifference, ”wrote the journalist. “In response, Grace had chosen the strategy of flight. Every opportunity was good to go elsewhere if she was there.