The Other Royal Couple Did Not Honeymoon Happily Ever After
There was trouble brewing in the Monegasque paradise between Prince Albert of Monaco and his bride Princess Charlene, long before they tied the knot on July 1. But you would think that they could at least try and enjoy their honeymoon in South Africa?
After all, they were staying in the presidential suite of the Oyster Box Hotel on the beach in Umhlanga Rocks. The suite alone spans two floors, with its own private elevator, two bedrooms, two marble bathrooms with views of the ocean, a study, a lounge, a dining room that seats 10 and a fully equipped kitchen. Oh and its own swimming pool.
But sadly the strain of the allegations that Prince Albert fathered yet another child out of wedlock may have forced him to seek out his own less luxurious hotel room at the Hilton in Durban, ten miles away from the Oyster Box.
The Daily Mail
However, a South African newspaper has claimed that Princess Charlene stayed alone in a cheaper suite at the hotel, while Prince Albert checked into another hotel in Durban.
The report in City Press said: ‘It has been confirmed by a hotel spokesperson that Princess Charlene stayed in the Buthelezi Suite...Prince Albert stayed at the Hilton Hotel in Durban.’
We didn't see any mention of this Buthelezi suite on the hotel's website but one step down from the presidential suite are the Garden Villas for about ZAR 13,130 a night which feature their own private plunge pools, terraces, lounge and bar and "opulent" bathroom. You can also make this into a two bedroom suite by combining it withe a Garden Villa Loft. But we're guessing Charlene liked having Albert far, far, away.
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