Princess Charlene of Monaco is pregnant.
The Prince”s Palace of Monaco released a statement on Friday afternoon confirming the happy news.
“T.S.H the Prince and the Princess of Monaco are delighted to announce the pregnancy of H.S.H. Princess Charlene,” read the announcement.
“The birth is expected at the end of the year.”
In April, the former Olympic swimmer granted the publication of an exclusive interview in the privacy of the palace with ! magazine”s sister publication, HOLA!, in which she spoke of her husband as her “biggest support”.
“My husband is my biggest support, the person that I confide in and who knows me best,” she said.
Charlene posed for the first time with a very special jewel, the Ocean tiara featuring 850 diamonds and 359 sapphires with different colours all representing the sea foam, given to her by her husband.
In the unique interview, we saw a private and determined side of the beautiful royal. “We must fight for what we believe in, forgive, move forward and not give up,” she confessed.
The South African-born royal married Monegasque prince, Albert II, on 1 July 2011. The extravagant wedding celebrations started with a civil service, as is customary in Monaco, followed by a lavish religious ceremony the next day.