Royal guests head over to the Stockholm Cathedral for the nuptials of Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling. (Bauer Griffin)more pics »Charlene Wittstock (Bauer Griffin)Charlene Wittstock
has officially won the heart of a prince. The 32-year-old former Olympic swimmer from South Africa is engaged to Prince Albert of Monaco
, her longtime boyfriend.
The palace announced the news this morning, and many are already wondering whether Wittstock is pregnant, according to CBS News
. A palace spokesperson said she didn't "think so," but Prince Albert has been under pressure for some time to produce an heir to the throne. More on Charlene Wittstock
He's had two children out of wedlock with two different women, but neither are eligible. He's also romanced a handful of famous faces (Gwyneth Paltrow
and Claudia Schiffer
, to name a couple), but none of those relationships seemed to go anywhere.
No wedding date has been set, but Wittstock is said to be more than ready to assume her new role. Colombe Pringle, who's editor of the French celeb magazine Point de Vue
, said (via CBS): "She has learned a lot, she has done a good personal job to fit with her job, there are many years of learning there behind her. Now it's a question of involvement and engagement in her new role. We'll see how she does. She really wanted the job."
Check out some pictures of Charlene Wittstock below:In this handout image provided by the Palais Princier Monaco, Prince Albert II of Monaco poses with his fiancee Charlene Wittstock on the announcement of their engagement at the Palais de Monaco. (Getty Images)more pics »In this Handout picture Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock attend the closing ceremony of the 32nd International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo on January 22, 2008 in Monaco. (Photo by Handout Monaco Palace via GettyImages). (Getty Images)more pics »Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock arrive to attend the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Monte Carlo TV Festival at Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel on June 9, 2010 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. (Getty Images)more pics »(L-R) Princess Caroline of Hanover, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock arrive to attend the Monte Carlo Morocco Rose Ball 2010 held at the Sporting Monte Carlo on March 27, 2010 in Monaco, Monaco. (Getty Images)more pics »
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