the unexpected kiss in norway

the unexpected kiss in norway

Here is a photo that will blow the necks of many rumors. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene are currently in Norway with their twins, following in the footsteps of Prince Albert 1st. On the occasion of the inauguration of an exhibition in Oslo, the sovereign prince and his wife exchanged an unexpected kiss on the mouth, a show of affection in public that has become rather unusual for the couple.

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The kiss on the mouth in Norway

This kind of expressions of affection are rather rare among royalty. Even at royal and princely weddings, some barely dare to touch their lips, preferring hugs or kisses on the cheek. While rumors of divorce, disagreement and representation contracts between the two spouses have been making headlines in the tabloids for months, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene exchanged a tender kiss (see below) during of their trip to Norway.

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene meet Crown Prince Haakon of Norway in Oslo. The Monegasque sovereign and his wife are in Norway with their twins to honor the memory of Prince Albert 1st (Photo: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen. Det kongelige hoff)

This Wednesday, June 22, Prince Albert II, 64, Princess Charlene, 44, Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella of Monaco, 7, were invited to the Bygdø Royal Farm to share lunch with King Harald V, Queen Sonja, the Norwegian heir couple and Princess Märtha Louise. This Wednesday, it was above all a question for Albert, his wife and their children of honoring their grandfather.

Princess Märtha Louise, Crown Prince Haakon, Queen Sonja, Princess Charlene, Princess Gabriella, Hereditary Prince Jacques, Prince Albert II, King Harald V and Crown Princess Mette-Marit (Photo: Eric Mathon / Palais princely)

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Albert and Charlène: a spontaneous show of affection in Oslo

Prince Albert II inaugurated the exhibition dedicated to his great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert 1st, explorer and oceanographer. Prince Albert 1st created a scientific department to explore the Svalbard archipelago, abandoned by the Norwegian authorities, between 1898 and 1907. The exhibition is inside the old ship Gjøa, which is located even in the Fram museum in Oslo.

The kiss on the lips of Albert II and Charlene of Monaco puts an end to the rumors (Photo: Marius Gulliksrud/Stella Pictures/ABACPRESS.COM)

The kiss exchanged between Prince Albert and Charlene was rather unexpected. This is the first trip abroad undertaken by Charlène with her family since the end of her convalescence and the atmosphere seemed very relaxed between all the members of the family.

An unexpected kiss between Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Charlene (Photo: Marius Gulliksrud/Stella Pictures/ABACPRESS.COM)

Later in the week, the princely family is expected in the Svalbard archipelago, 450 from Greenland. Since his long stay in South Africa, divorce rumors have intensified. More recently, it was reported that Princess Charlene negotiated her return and her presence at public events, in exchange for an endowment of 12 million euros per year.

The royal family discovers the exhibition dedicated to Prince Albert 1st at the Fram Museum (Photo: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen. Det kongelige hoff)

Is the spontaneous kiss the proof of a reconciliation? It would seem that this family trip, with the twins, is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of a moment away from the media pressure. Prince Albert has had a very busy schedule in recent days and even Princess Charlene has ensured several public engagements.

Nicholas Fontaine

Chief Editor

Nicolas Fontaine has been a freelance web editor since 2014. After having been a copywriter and author for numerous Belgian and French brands and media, he specialized in royalty news. Nicolas is now editor-in-chief of Histoires royales.

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