Originally Posted by C4A
The couple on vacation, a lovely relaxed picture. I ‘m curious as to what the article in the magazine will say. Can someone post a short summary please?
The Princess explains that they came up with this idea because her Foundation's gala had to be cancelled. It's hard work but fun, her brother Gareth introduced her to water biking. She says there are risks so they are looking at making sure the equipment is totally on point for the event as she knows she has a particular position within Monaco and duties towards it that mean she should be careful. There will be plenty of support on the crossing from back up catamarans. Not only will this raises money for her Foundation as in previous years but the profile of its work is being raised.
Albert has been very supportive - he understands the dedication required for high level sport as he is an Olympian himself. The Princess says that her training and sports background have prepared her to confront challenges and obstacles and she is determined to finish the challenge even if she has to jump in the water and swim!
Another reason for this route is the historic links between Monaco and Corsica. It's a place that they love as a family, the people are warm and friendly and the twins can be free to play and explore the natural surroundings.
Charlene says in some ways Corsica reminds her of South Africa in terms of the stunning breathtaking scenery and natural space. She remarks on the longer European evenings and how the twins take advantage of every last moment of daylight.
She says that seeing the twins learning and developing is wonderful. She acknowledges the wonderful chances and privileges they have in terms of the travel they have done and the things they have seen.
I've paraphrased and it isn't necessarily in the order of the interview but this is basically it. It's a nice interview - there is a real air of confidence about her that I haven't seen from her for a couple of years.