Saturday, July 2, 2011

Nighttime Snack: Charlene Wittstock Marries Fabulously Rich Deadbeat Dad

It is by far the second most talked about royal wedding of the year. Charlene Wittstock, South African swimming Olympian from the year 2000, married the Prince of Monaco, Albert. When I first heard of this story, I thought "what a great story!". I mean, what could be more picture book than a world class athlete from our sport marrying a prince. Then I googled Prince Albert.

It turns out Albert has had two children before this marriage. In both cases it seems readily apparent that he has not taken raising them seriously. In one case he took pains to avoid establishing paternity. Also, am I the only one who thinks its plainly ridiculous that in 2011 only a child from his marriage can "succeed" him in running a country? Too many things to get into on a swimming blog. On the plus side, he's got enough money to make everyone happy.

1 comment:

  1. Unless Monaco changes the law (which they did in the case of his grandmother) the heir has to be male. It's all very progressive.