BEST OF 2021 | Princess Charlene of Monaco's family open up about her ongoing health problems and what happened during the Pink Palace intervention

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Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco pictured in KwaZulu-Natal earlier this year. (PHOTO: Christian Sperka)
Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco pictured in KwaZulu-Natal earlier this year. (PHOTO: Christian Sperka)

He coached his daughter for years, shouting encouragement to her as she swam up and down the school swimming pool in Benoni and later achieved Olympic glory.

Mike Wittstock believed his little girl had what it took to make it then – and he has that same faith in her now.

“My daughter used to swim 20km a day,” the 75-year-old tells YOU from the family home on the Gauteng East Rand. “Based on the way she used to train, I know she’s tough and will get through this and come out much stronger.”

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