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Prince Albert II of Monaco Takes His Twins to a Theme Park Without Princess Charlene

Prince Albert II visits Parc Asterix with twins

A surprise visit from The Sovereign Prince of Monaco and his twins! Prince Albert II of Monaco took time off from his busy schedule last week to bring his children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, to a theme park before classes resume next month. 

His Serene Highness brought his twins to Parc Asterix, the second largest theme park in France after Disneyland, without his wife, Princess Charlene.

The Sovereign Prince has been an attentive father to his seven-year-old twins since Princess Charlene took a back seat in performing royal duties in 2021. 

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his twins visited Parc Asterix in France
Prince Albert II of Monaco and his twins visited Parc Asterix in France

The Princess Consort of Monaco had an extended stay in South Africa last year due to an ear infection. She also had to stay abroad for several months for her medical treatment due to physical and emotional exhaustion.

But in April this year, Princess Charlene resumed her royal duties, appearing alongside Prince Albert and their children in a number of public events.

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella visit Disneyland
Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques of Monaco in Disneyland Paris in May 2022

However, she did not accompany her husband and their twins during a Disneyland Paris trip in May this year. No statement also from the Prince's Palace of Monaco as to why Princess Charlene was not seen accompanying her husband and children to theme park visits this year. 

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella visit Disneyland
Prince Albert of Monaco brought his twins Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques
in Disneyland Paris in May 2022

The last time she was seen accompanying them during a theme park visit was in 2019. The Monegasque royals have been dogged with separation rumors since 2021 but both Prince Albert and Princess Charlene denied the rumors.

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella visit Disneyland
Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, and their twins visited Disneyland Paris in 2019

However, the recent public appearances of the couple made royal fans wonder. Based on observation, Princess Charlene only appears with her husband and twins on official public events, but never on family outings.

Her last public appearance with her husband was in July during an official visit to Vatican City in Rome, Italy, for a private audience with Pope Francis. 

There was also no traces of Princess Charlene's presence with Prince Albert in his recent public engagement. and she was not seen accompanying him in public events for the month of August.

Parc Asterix

Parc Asterix is a theme park based on the comic book series, Asterix by Albert Uderzo and Rene Goscinny. The park began operating in 1989 and is located along Plailly in France.

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella visit Parc Asterix
Asterix comic book characters having show inside the park

Parc Astérix is a family amusement park dedicated to comic book icons. Some of its popular amenities are rollercoasters, water rafting, 4D cinema shows, and other attractions. It also showcases different adventures of Asterix, the star of a comic book series based on battles between the Gauls and the Roman Republic.

Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella Parc Asterix
Water rides in Parc Asterix. Credit: Parc Asterix website

Parc Astérix is separated into distinct zones dedicated to the Romans, Vikings, Greeks, Egyptians, and Gauls. Its main draws are its hair-raising rollercoasters that reach speeds of up to 90 km/h. For the kids, there are plenty of shows and experiences, such as quests for a mysterious goblin and chances to meet famous characters from the Astérix comic book series.

Parc Astérix is located to the northeast of Paris and usually takes around 45 minutes to reach by car. There’s a large parking area that provides easy access to this top-rated family attraction. 

Parc Astérix is a seasonal attraction and usually open between April to November, and the exact dates can change every year. Its exact location is on 60128 Plailly, France.

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