Charlene Wittstock in her element

Charlene Wittstock (center, in red and black swimsuit), the girlfriend of Prince Albert II of Monaco (center, balding) joins in the laughter as they take part in the Annual Charity Christmas Swim for TATSA Association. This was just off the coast of Monaco on December 20, 2009, when the water was about 13 degrees Celsius, or roughly 55 degrees Fahrenheit. We say "in her element" because Wittstock was previously an Olympic swimmer, representing South Africa at the 2000 Olympics. Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock were married two years after this, in 2011.

See our biography of Charlene Wittstock