Prince Albert and Charlene go on 'second honeymoon'
Prince Albert of Monaco and his new bride Princess Charlene spent the first few days of their marriage sleeping in separate hotels ten miles apart, his palace has confirmed.
Upon arrival at their honeymoon destination, the 53-year-old billionaire immediately moved into the Hilton hotel in Durban.
Charlene, 33, moved into a suite at the seaside Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks, some 10 miles away.
But the senior courtier who confirmed the unusual sleeping arrangements explained it was because of practical reasons the pair spent their nights apart.
The Monaco source told the Daily Mail: 'The Prince was in a meeting at the Hilton with members of the International Olympic Committee from July 5 to 9. For practical reasons, it was better to sleep there. '
Mike Wittstock, Charlene's retired photocopier salesman father, also confirmed the sleeping arrangements.
He said that Albert had wanted to avoid 'traffic congestion' while trying to get to early morning meetings.
The newlyweds had to cut their original honeymoon to South Africa short so he could take a DNA test to resolve a multi-million pound paternity claim.
But the Prince is now making it up for it with a 'secret honeymoon' back in SA.
'It was suggested that they had returned home to Monaco last Friday, but in fact they are still travelling in South Africa,' the source added.
Results of the DNA tests have not been released during the couple's South Africa trip because Charlene could have refused to return to Monaco if they pointed towards Albert having been unfaithful.
The Prince already has a six-year-old son named Alexandre through Togolese former air hostess Nicole Coste, and a 19-year-old daughter, Jazmin, with Tamara Rotolo, an American estate agent.
Let's hope it's second (honeymoon) time lucky.
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