Prince Albert and Princess Charlene release new portrait for 11th wedding anniversary

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Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco.
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco.
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Prince Albert and Princess Charlene are celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary.

The royal couple released a new portrait on Friday to mark the milestone. The pair are pictured holding hands in the photo taken in the palace gardens.

Charlene shared the photo on Instagram with the caption: "Happy anniversary" and a heart emoji.


On their 11th wedding anniversary, LOL A. SS. Prin
On their 11th wedding anniversary, LOL A. SS. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene wanted to share this photo taken in the gardens of the Prince's Palace.

Last year the 44-year-old was recovering in South Africa after surgery and could not return home to celebrate the couple's 10th anniversary.

In a statement at the time, the former swimmer said: "This year will be the first time that I will not be with my husband on our wedding anniversary in July, which is difficult and saddens me."

A mini-series on their love story was broadcast on the palace's social media networks to mark the occasion.

READ MORE | Prince Albert and Princess Charlene celebrate 10th anniversary with a mini-series about their love story

Princess Charlene returned to public life earlier this year following her health battles. The couple's marriage has been plagued by divorce rumours which both Charlene and Albert have addressed.

"I still find it regrettable that certain media peddle such rumours about my life, my relationship," Charlene told the Monaco Matin in an interview.

Monaco's prince also addressed the rumours in an interview with Journal du Dimanche in June, "We were obviously hurt by the malicious rumours that were peddled. But we were able to stay united despite the distance."

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