The Princess and the rugby player?
Charlene of Serenity was not with Prince Albert at Queen Beatrix’s abdication and her son King Willem-Alexander’s subsequent coronation at the end of April. She had previous charity commitments back home in South Africa where she also attended an old friend’s wedding.
But overseas gossips have been reporting that while she was there, she was also hooking up with her friend Byron Kelleher, a professional rugby player. Kelleher works with Serenity on her sports foundation. He was at the weeping wedding back in July 2011. Here’s a shot of him arriving at the ceremony.
A Spanish newspaper (never all that reliable) originated the report that the two are dealing with each other and the story has since been circulating in publications around Europe including Vogue Italia.
Though the source is sketchy, it’s not hard to understand why people are inclined to believe that Charlene would step out on Prince Albert. I mean...
Here she is, dutifully at Albert’s side, a week after the Dutch festivities, back in Monaco at the Women of the Year gala. She rarely smiles with teeth, does she?
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