- Princess Charlene is a Benoni girl
- Keeping her children close to their roots, she teaching them isiZulu and the dogs are helping too
- She is fulfilling her promise of giving back by means of the Princess Charlene Foundation which aims to assist children through sport
The Benoni born, Princess Charlene of Monaco, has decided with the help of the family’s two Chihuahuas, Thula and Wena to teach her twins isiZulu.
On Wednesday, while she was Johannesburg, the princess highlighted that it was her decision that her 3-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, have already learnt a couple of Zulu words, reported Times Live.
The reason for this is to keep the children in touch with their African roots. This is extremely important to her as she is proud of where she came from.
They have two special little Chihuahuas who were the first Zulu addition to their home. Briefly.co.za learnt that the one is named 'Thula’ and the other is ‘Wena’. This was a quirky way of getting the twins familiar with the language.
The princess is visiting South Africa to attend the annual Nelson Mandela lecture to be held on Sunday 17 July. The lecture will be delivered by the former US President, Barack Obama.
She attended the high tea which was held at Monte Casino, Kempton Park, she was dressed like a true princess.
The former South African Olympic swimmer said she enjoys coming back home. She promised herself that he would always stay true to her country and give back in any way that she could.
Becoming a mother is always a challenge, but the princess has maintained her fitness level and is in good health.
She shared the responsibilities she has with her twins. She acknowledges that she has to teach them and keep them safe. Having them ask questions and conversations on a regular basis, is also a stressful factor.
Having the gym and swimming pool as her environment for most of her life, she no longer enjoys the gym. She now enjoys the outdoor activities.
Teaching children the safety of water is a very important part of the work she does for the foundation. She firmly believes that swimming and learning to swim should be part of all of us.
The princess tries to preach the word far and wide that children need to be taught to swim and CPR should be included.
The Princess Charlene Foundation goals are to assist children through sport. The foundation focuses on swimming and rugby.
Princess Charlene will also hold meetings with The Giving Organisation Trust with regards to her role within the trust. Her efforts to raise funds for her foundation will be discussed with stakeholders.
A water bike challenge will be hosted on February 17 in Cape Town. The princess explained that it is completely different to cycling on the road and a lot more difficult! The duration of the challenge is about two hours over 20 kilometers.
When asked what team she was shouting for in the 2018 Russia World Cup, the wife of Prince Albert said she could not say.
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