02-15-2011, 02:34 PM
Originally Posted by Nadine
Originally Posted by SkateFiguring
Sorry almost a month late in responding to your post, SkateFiguring, as I've been busy, but alas I didn't forget.
Lol, as you may have noticed, I confused the dates when they first met because of course they couldn't have met at the same Olympics. Prince Albert competed in 5 Winter Olympiads, whereas his fiancee Charlene Wittstock is strictly a Summer Olympian. :D
Anyhow, they first met in the year 2000, that's when Charlene traveled to Monaco for a swimming competition (prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics where she & the South African Swimming Team placed 5th), and then she accompanied Prince Albert to the 2006 Winter Olympics, as well as the 2008 Summer Olympics, and the 2010 Winter Olympics, as Prince Albert has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1985.
The following are some links & pictures regarding the Princely Family of Monaco and their involvement in sports, the Olympics, ice skating, et al, ENJOY!: