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Albert of Monaco poses for a photo with his two children by former lovers for the first time

Prince Albert of Monaco has posed for a photo with his two children by former lovers for the first time, wrapping his arm round his daughter, who smiles subsequent to her half-brother.

The extraordinary image, taken in New York, was shared on-line by his ex, Nicole Coste, 50, a Togolese former Air France hostess.

The Prince, 64, had his arm round his daughter Jazmin Grimaldi, 30, in the photo, who was sat subsequent to her half-brother Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste, 19.

Ms Grimaldi, whose mom is American waitress Tamara Rotolo, 61, met her father for the first time when she was 11 after a DNA take a look at confirmed that Prince Albert was a match.

‘It’s great that it occurred when it did, and we have been having fun with a nice relationship ever since,’ she mentioned.

In the {photograph}, Ms Grimaldi has her arm spherical Mr Grimaldi-Coste, son to Ms Coste. 

Prince Albert is pictured in New York, posing for a photo with two children by his former lovers

Prince Albert with his ex, Nicole Coste, 50, a Togolese former Air France hostess, and their son Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste

Prince Albert with his ex, Nicole Coste, 50, a Togolese former Air France hostess, and their son Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste

American waitress Tamara Rotolo, the royal's former lover

American waitress Tamara Rotolo, the royal’s former lover

Albert also has seven-year-old twins with his wife, the former Olympic swimmer Princess Charlene, 44, whom he married in 2011

Albert additionally has seven-year-old twins with his spouse, the former Olympic swimmer Princess Charlene, 44, whom he married in 2011

Prince Albert confirmed that he was Alexandre’s father simply earlier than he was enthroned as ruler of the principality in 2005. 

‘Paternally king,’ Ms Coste remarked in the photo caption.

The Prince additionally has seven-year-old twins with his spouse, the former Olympic swimmer Princess Charlene, 44, whom he married in 2011.

Last week the couple attended the annual Princess Grace Awards in New York.

Dressed in a vibrant floral robe, Charlene joined her husband to welcome visitors to the gala held at 583 Park Avenue.

She completed off her look with a dazzling necklace, which is believed to have featured the ‘Grace Diamond’, an Australian diamond that model Maison Mazerea devoted to Charlene’s late mother-in-law Princess Grace after buying it in 2021.

The occasion is called after Prince Albert’s late mom, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, and is held yearly to lift funds for the US-based Princess Grace Foundation.

Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene stole the show Thursday night as they attended the annual Princess Grace Awards in New York

Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene stole the present Thursday evening as they attended the annual Princess Grace Awards in New York

The Prince acts as vice chairman for the basis, which recognises and helps rising expertise in theatre, dance and movie.

Zimbabwean-born Charlene has been persevering with her return to the world stage after a tough 18 months – wherein she spent some 10 months in South Africa final year, after contracting a severe sinus an infection throughout a solo charity journey.

The sickness left her hospitalised and delayed her return to Monaco – and after returning to the principality final November, the mother-of-two virtually instantly left and went to Switzerland to obtain remedy for ‘exhaustion’.

She returned to public obligation in May, making the occasional public look with her husband Prince Albert and her children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella by her aspect. 

She posed with Albert for a portrait marking their eleventh marriage ceremony anniversary, and joined him in taking her children again to high school in September

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella with their parents in September at a traditional picnic

 Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella with their dad and mom in September at a conventional picnic

Princess Charlene of Monaco delighted royal fans by sharing the twins' school photo

Princess Charlene of Monaco delighted royal followers by sharing the twins’ college photo 

However she made her largest return to public obligation thus far when she joined her husband at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London, becoming a member of 2,000 different mourners  at Westminster Abbey.

In October, Charlene visited an animal shelter in a village between Monaco and the French Alps – which she and Prince Albert had opened a month earlier.

She was pictured stroking a rescue canine at the Society of the Protection of Animals (SPA) shelter in Peille. Charlene has been president of the animal welfare charity since September.

Since re-engaging with royal duties the Princess has put to mattress rumours of a attainable divorce or everlasting transfer to Switzerland. 

Princess Charlene shared photo of herself stroking a rescue dog at the Society of the Protection of Animals (SPA) shelter in Peille

Princess Charlene shared photo of herself stroking a rescue canine at the Society of the Protection of Animals (SPA) shelter in Peille

The couple put on a united front and held hands after declaring the animal shelter open in September. Princess Charlene spent almost a year away from Monaco after undergoing treatment for an unspecified condition

The couple placed on a united entrance and held arms after declaring the animal shelter open in September. Princess Charlene spent virtually a year away from Monaco after present process remedy for an unspecified situation

In an interview in Monaco-Matin newspaper, she mentioned: ‘I’m very glad to be again in Monaco and with my household.’ 

She instructed the newspaper that she was decided to beat her issues. 

‘My state of well being continues to be fragile and I do not need to go too quick,’ she mentioned. ‘The path has been lengthy, tough and really painful.’

Referring to the twins, Charlene mentioned: ‘When I returned to the Principality, I targeted all my power on my children, my husband and my well being as a result of they’re my precedence.’

The Monaco palace has persistently denied media experiences of a rift between Charlene and the principality’s ruler Albert, who have been wed in 2011.

Prince Albert of Monaco and Prince Charlene of Monaco attend the State Funeral of The Queen at Westminster Abbey on September 19

Prince Albert of Monaco and Prince Charlene of Monaco attend the State Funeral of The Queen at Westminster Abbey on September 19

However rumours the pair have been incompatible have been sparked from the outset, with Charlene attracting a barrage of consideration over an obvious dangerous dose of pre-wedding jitters which, reportedly, noticed her searching for refuge in her nation’s embassy and gaining the moniker ‘the Runaway Bride’.

In December 2020, it appeared the relationship was plagued by rumours, with a third paternity go well with rising. 

The allegations in December 2020 claimed that Albert had fathered a love-child (which might be his third, if confirmed) with an unnamed Brazilian girl throughout the time when he and Charlene have been already in a relationship.

The girl mentioned she met the Prince in a nightclub in Rio de Janeiro in 2004 — when Charlene and Albert have been supposedly courting.

Her daughter, a 15-year-old Brazilian schoolgirl, despatched a handwritten word in Portuguese to Prince Albert at the Royal Palace final September.

Albert’s authorized crew name the allegations ‘a hoax’ and the authorized crew of the girl involved declined to remark.

It was as a result of come to courtroom in Milan in February however by no means commenced. Some imagine the matter has been settled.

Soon after the allegations got here to gentle in December 2020, Charlene famously shaved half her head in the fashion of a punk rocker. By the spring, she left for South Africa.

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