Another Royal Baby on the Way


Princess Charlene Royal BabyPrincess Char­lene, 36, has said in the past—on more than one occasion—that she’s ready to have kids with her much older hus­band, 56-year-old Prince Albert of Monaco. Her wish has now been granted, because the royal cou­ple is offi­cially expect­ing their first child. The palace of Monaco released an offi­cial state­ment con­firm­ing the celebrity couple’s preg­nancy news, adding that the baby is expected to arrive at the end of 2014.

This is Princess Charlene’s first child, while Prince Albert already has two kids, aged 12 and 10, from past relationships.

The tim­ing for kids couldn’t be bet­ter for this celebrity cou­ple. Although their May-December rela­tion­ship was rumored to be on the rocks before and even shortly after tying the knot in 2011, they’ve man­aged to hold on to their mar­riage. In fact, they seem to be hap­pier than ever.

Princess Char­lene recently did an inter­view with ¡Hola! mag­a­zine (the Span­ish ver­sion of Hello! mag­a­zine), in which she refers to her older hus­band has her “biggest sup­port,” adding that they’ve made their mar­riage work by fight­ing for what they believe in, for­giv­ing, mov­ing for­ward, and not giv­ing up. Princess Char­lene also told the Ital­ian edi­tion of Van­ity Fair that she has “bound­less con­fi­dence” in her May-December rela­tion­ship with Prince Albert and in her love for the older man.


Perry, S., “Princess Char­lene of Monaco Preg­nant with First Child with Prince Albert,” Peo­ple web site, May 30, 2014;