Her better title the world has adopted for the princess is ‘the runaway bride’.
It feels as though it’s being betrayed as aÂ HollywoodÂ film.
A French newspaper claimed that a couple of days before the Â£44 million royal ceremony took place, Charlene, 33, was stopped at Nice national airport with a one way ticket home to South AfricaÂ clutchedÂ in her hand, this they say was following claims that the princess was fleeing because the news that husband-to-be Prince Albert had fathered an illegitimate child during their relationship.
The newspaper said that a series of phone calls between the palace officials and theÂ frenchÂ police resulted in Charlene’s passport being removed from her possession.
The royal officials strongly deny the reports, a senior detective involved in the incident confimed: â€˜Charlene HadÂ her passport confiscated so the Prince’s entourage could persuade her â€¨to stay.’
NewspapersÂ around the world and sources claimÂ CharleneÂ had tried and failed to escape two times previous to getting her passport taken from her. One when she was out trying on her weddingÂ dressÂ Paris, when she hid and tookÂ refugeÂ in the South African Embassy, and again at the Monaco GrandÂ Prix.
It’s seems to be no shock that that the three-day civil wedding followed the next day by a church service and a stylish reception for 850 guests, along with a large designed cake and mirroredÂ dance floorÂ - reportedly had a very muted feel to the evening.
â€˜Prince Albert looked ashen and whenever she wasn’t posing for official portraits Charlene looked strained and shell-shocked,’ says one guest.
â€˜The whole thing had a very odd atmosphere.
‘Compared to Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton, this felt like a wake.’