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Princess Charles's daring, shaved head could be "a sign that she is not waiting for permission".


Princess Charlene of Monaco, once known for her bouncy blonde locks, shocked royal fans yesterday when she debuted with a striking, shaved head.

It has been described as an act of rebellion for a 42-year-old queen who has faced reports of a tumultuous relationship with 62-year-old husband Prince Albert and who repeatedly referred to her life in the royal family as "very lonely."

Princess Charlene reportedly tried to flee to South Africa three times in the days leading up to the royal wedding after hearing that Prince Albert had a third love child during their relationship. She once fled to her country's embassy in Paris.

Monaco officials reportedly persuaded her by entering into a deal between the prince and his reluctant bride to provide him with a legitimate heir, and she was seen in tears as they tied the knot.

The mother of two has rarely spoken since then, but last year she said life has been “very painful”, revealing, “I have the privilege of living this life, but I miss my family and friends in South Africa and myself often sad because I can't always be there for them.

Dr. Speaking to FEMAIL today, Becky Spelman, psychologist at the Private Therapy Clinic, said Princess Charlene's new dramatic "liberating" cut might suggest that she is "no longer waiting for permission" in her life, saying, "It really shows that Princess Charlene doesn't. " It doesn't matter what people think. Actually, she might want a little more attention now. & # 39;

Meanwhile, royal expert Nigel Crawthorne, author of Prince Andrew, said the move was "an indication of a significant development in Charlie's life that abolished Monegasque etiquette," adding, "When a king changes his appearance so dramatically like Princess Charlene of Monaco. " It's a very conscious decision and a sign that you want to tell the world that something in your life has changed dramatically. & # 39;

Princess Charlene of Monaco, 42, appeared unrecognizable yesterday when she attended the traditional Christmas tree ceremony at the Palace of Monaco

Dr. Becky Spelman, psychologist with the Private Therapy Clinic, told FEMAIL that the dramatic cut could suggest that Princess Charlene is "no longer waiting for permission."

Brave in the cold! Charlene wrapped herself warmly in a wool polo neck as she showed off her new look, which included a buzzcut, gold earrings and sparkling clothes

Dr. Becky Spelman, psychologist with the Private Therapy Clinic, told FEMAIL that the dramatic cut could suggest that Princess Charlene is "no longer waiting for permission."

Dr. Becky said a dramatic change in hair could hint at Charlie's positive body image and confidence, revealing: Hair is a great way to express themselves, people have an opportunity to really choose.

"It really shows confidence, it shows that you are not afraid to be different."

She said the bold styling shows that the mother of two does not care about the judgment of others and can be "liberating" for them.

The psychologist explained: “Often times people don't express themselves with wild hairstyles because they are afraid of what people will think.

She said the King could actively seek attention, adding, "So what better way to do that than through her hair?"

Dr. Becky continued, “She doesn't wait for permission to do anything else like go to an event where it's okay to do something more dramatic.

Charlene, who was accused of trying to run away three times before her wedding, was seen in tears on her wedding day with Prince Albert in 2011

Charlene, who was accused of trying to run away three times before her wedding, was seen in tears on her wedding day with Prince Albert in 2011

“Actually, she only lives very liberated in her life.

"She's probably feeling pretty free that she did something pretty free and different from her hair instead of conforming to what people think a king might be."

Meanwhile, the psychologist said it was a “very free state” and she said, “She looks like she's having a good time in these pictures, her body looks very relaxed, she shows no signs of distress in her facial . " Expressions.

"So I would assume she's leading her best life and who cares what people think?"

Nigel added, “From a young age, royals grow up surrounded by royal etiquette, rules and dress code.

Originally, the word etiquette meant nothing more than court minutes. They know that the picture is everything and that it becomes second nature whether they like it or not. & # 39;

“It seems that Princess Charlene is telling us that there has been a great development in her life that has done away with Monegasque etiquette. We will no doubt hear more soon. "

The Queen showed off her bold new look when she joined her husband Prince Albert, 60, and six-year-old son Jacques to give out Christmas gifts in Monaco.

The mother of two, who shares her son Jacques and daughter Gabriella with Prince Albert, has spoken of her “loneliness” in Monaco several times

The mother of two, who shares her son Jacques and daughter Gabriella with Prince Albert, has spoken of her “loneliness” in Monaco several times

The mother of two new style consists of a close shave on the left side of her head. The remaining hair is dyed blonde brown and cut in a choppy, punk-inspired style.

Brad Allen, owner of JellyFish LOS in Southend on Sea, spoke to FEMAIL about the new look and said the 42-year-old's style was "too tough" and "doesn't suit her".

Princess Charles life in the Monaco royal family

1987 – Bea Fiedler, a German topless model, claims her son Daniel was the prince's son.

1992 – An American citizen files a paternity suit against the prince, claiming he is the father of their daughter Jazmin Grace.

2000 – Princess Charlene meets Prince Albert at the Mare Nostrum swimming competition in Monte Carlo

2005 – In May, a former flight attendant claims her youngest son, whom she named Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste, was Prince Albert's child. She claims that his ancestry has been proven by DNA tests requested by the Monegasque government.

On July 6th, a few days before his accession to the throne on July 12th, the prince officially confirmed through his lawyer Lacoste that Alexandre was his biological son.

2006 – After a DNA test confirmed the child's ancestry, Albert admitted, on explanation from his lawyer, that he is the father of Jazmin Grace.

2010 – Princess Charlene and Prince Albert announce their engagement

2011 – Princess Charlene allegedly ran away two days before the royal wedding after hearing that Prince Albert had a third love child during their relationship.

It has been alleged that Charlene tried three times to flee to South Africa prior to her "arranged marriage" and once escaped to her country's embassy in Paris.

Monaco officials reportedly persuaded them by struck a deal between the prince and his reluctant bride to provide him with a legitimate heir.

After that, she would be free to go voluntarily.

During the wedding, Charlene was in tears while her husband watched impassively.

Later that year, Princess Charlene confessed that she felt "very lonely" in Monaco

2012 – Princess Charlene is said to have been "depressed" for not providing her husband with a legitimate heir.

2014 – The pregnancy was announced in May.

In December, Charlene gave birth to twins, Princess Gabriella and heir to the throne, Prince Jacques.

2019 – In a rare interview, Princess Charlene confessed that it was "sometimes difficult to smile" and said the year had been "very painful".

In another interview she said she found motherhood "stressful"

The stylist, who also works as the senior educator for well-known hair dye brand Color Wow, added that he understands why people want a new look after the lockdown, but advised against getting something as drastic as the king who the Cut added that it was "awful".

"I am totally shocked by the 'transformation'," he said.

“I understand that after getting bored of staring at the same cuts, colors, and roots for months during lockdown, people may want to try something new.

"But I would not recommend this with such drastic measures."

"First, it's a terrible cut. It looks like one of her six-year-old twins did it. It doesn't match her elven-like face and delicate features at all. The color is too harsh too. The dirty gold tones leave her blonde boring overall and look flattering.

“I really loved the simplicity of her earlier cut and her ash blonde tones.

"I am anything for change and fun with your locks, but it has gone from elegant and noble to regal!"

Though the former Olympic swimmer has often been spotted for shorter haircuts, her latest look marks one of her most daring styles in recent years.

Charlene, born in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), represented South Africa in the 100-meter medley relay at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney – and retired from swimming in 2007.

The Queen has been haunted by rumors of her relationship with Prince Albert and royal life for years.

The couple met at the Mare Nostrum swimming competition in Monte Carlo in 2000 and announced their engagement in 2010.

Princess Charlene is said to have made a "deal" with the Playboy rulers of the principality to have a child after she tried to flee prior to their wedding in 2011.

Rumors of a rift and a "pregnancy pact" broke out even before the couple got married at a lavish wedding.

Charlene reportedly flew to Nice Airport two days before their wedding after hearing that Albert had a third love child during their relationship.

Monaco officials reportedly persuaded them by struck a deal between the prince and his reluctant bride to provide him with a legitimate heir.

After that, she could go voluntarily, it was reported in July 2011.

A source said at the time, "Charlene will provide an heir. If things don't go well, she will be given a generous divorce settlement once she has served a reasonable time."

Charlene made suggestions that she would be reluctant to get married "weird" on the Today show.

"Why should we go to all this trouble to have these fantastic days and have our most intimate and dearest friends come to us to make us hesitate," she said.

Her husband suggested that the rumors might have been sparked by jealousy from people who "didn't like the fact that we were finally together and married".

Apparently, on the day of his wedding, he was told to take a paternity test to determine if he was the father of the third illegitimate child.

Charlene claimed the rumors were only about selling magazines.

But she spoke several times of her "loneliness" in Monaco and in 2011 said: "I only have two people who I consider friends here."

Before meeting Charlene, Albert dated dozens of the most famous and beautiful women in the world, including Angie Everhart, Brooke Shields, and supermodel Claudia Schiffer. He also fought persistent rumors that he was gay.

A government spokesman for Monaco insisted that when Albert met Charlene, he knew he had finally found the woman he wanted to provide as an heir.

The spokesman told French high society Point de Vue: “Charlene has beauty and style, and we all pray that she will ensure royal succession in our principality.

"Albert has never settled in the past but knows that now is the time to bring forth the next ruler of Monaco."

Just a year after they were married, it was reported that Charlene was "depressed" for not providing her husband with a legitimate heir.

Voici magazine said: “Charlene made pregnancy a taboo subject around the royal palace.

“She may have a smile on her face at official events, but inside she is stressed and frustrated. This issue weighs heavier on their shoulders. & # 39;

Her pregnancy was announced in May 2014, and in December of that year she gave birth to twins Princess Gabriella and heir apparent Prince Jacques.

In an interview in 2019, she confessed that she had had an "incredibly painful" year The & # 39; last year definitely hit me hard & # 39 ;.

That year her father had an operation in South Africa and two friends died within 10 days.

The normally press-shy princess was surprisingly frank when she revealed that much of her sadness was due to homesickness, despite the fact that her brother Mike Wittstock and his family also lived in Monaco.

"I have the privilege of living this life, but I miss my family and friends in South Africa and I often feel sad because I cannot always be there for them," she said.

And in an interview with the French magazine Point de Vue, Charlene described herself as a very practical mother, but admitted that her parenting duties are "often exhausting …".

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