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amfAR Gala in Antibes
Charlene Wittstock arrives at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 gala at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes, France on May 21, 2009. The event, held each year during the Annual Cannes Film Festival, raises funds for AIDS research. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Charlene, Princess of Monaco (née Charlene Lynette Wittstock on 25 January 1978) is a South African former Olympic backstroke swimmer and the wife of Albert II, Prince of Monaco.

Wittstock is the daughter of Michael Kenneth Wittstock, a sales manager, and Lynette Humberstone, a former competitive diver and swimming coach.

Charlene Wittstock was born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (today's Zimbabwe). She is the daughter of Michael Kenneth Wittstock, a sales manager born in 1948, and Lynette Wittstock, a retired swimming instructor born in 1957. Charlene has two brothers: Gareth, a computer technician born in 1980, and Sean, who was born in 1983 and works as a sales representative. Wittstock moved to South Africa with her family in 1989 when she was 11 years old where she attended the Tom Newby primary school in Benoni.

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