Monday 11 December 2017

A very sporting royal couple

ALBERT II (53) has been the sovereign ruler of Monaco since the death of his father, Prince Rainier III, in 2005. His mother was Hollywood legend Grace Kelly. He has two siblings, Princess Caroline and Princess Stephanie.

A five-time Olympic competitor in bobsledding, the head of the House of Grimaldi has sought to bring more transparency to business operations in Monaco.

Wittstock (33) was born in then-Rhodesia in 1978 but moved to South Africa with her parents -- a sales manager and swimming teacher -- at age 12.

After winning her first swimming championship at 18, Wittstock came in fifth with her team at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. She ended her swimming career in 2007 and has travelled widely for charity events.

Irish Independent

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