Charlene, Princess of Monaco
Birth Name: Charlene Lynette Wittstock
Place of Birth: Bulawayo, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
Date of Birth: 25 January, 1978
Ethnicity: English, German, some Scottish and Irish, 1/16th Afrikaner [German, Dutch, French Huguenot, distant Danish, remote Malagasy, Indian, Indonesian, Angolan, and Khoikhoi]
Charlene, Princess of Monaco is a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa. After marrying Albert II, Prince of Monaco (pictured above) in 2011, she became Princess of Monaco. She has two children with Prince Albert.
She is the daughter of Lynette (Humberstone) and Michael Kenneth Wittstock.
Charlene’s paternal grandfather was Dudley Kenneth Wittstock (the son of Heinrich Carl Friedrich Wittstock and Olive Florence Caldwell). Dudley was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Heinrich was the son of Gottlieb Wittstock, who was born in Zerrenthin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, and of Johanne Louise/Luise Schönknecht/Schonkreehl, who was born in Bavaria, Germany. Olive was the daughter of William James/Guillaume Caldwell and Mary Ann Jane Baker.
Charlene’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia Fagan/Fagon Nicholson (the daughter of Henry Nicholson and Marjorie Winifred Nelson). Henry was the son of Albert Nicholson, who was born in France, to a Scottish father and an Irish mother, and of Sarah Frances Barrett, whose parents were English, from Yorkshire. Marjorie was also English, from Essex, and was the daughter of Charles Nelson and Ellen Jane Welbourne.
Charlene’s maternal grandfather was Brian James Humberstone (the son of Ernest James John Humberstone and Lilian/Lillian Cecilia/Cecillia Paul). Brian was born in London, England. Ernest was born in London, the son of Herbert James Humberstone and Annie Deacon. Lilian was also born in London, the daughter of Cecil Arthur Paul and Florence Rosina Elizabeth Webb.
Charlene’s maternal grandmother was Violet Openshaw (the daughter of Charles Ernest/Edward Openshaw and Alice/Alysia Isabella McMaster). Charles was English, from Boston, and was the son of William Davidson Openshaw and Emily Thornhill. Alice was born in Hoopstad, Free State, South Africa, the daughter of Alfred Clarence McMaster, who was of Scottish and some English descent, and of Alysia/Lasya/Louisa Susanna Kotze, whose family was Afrikaner. She had German, Dutch, French Huguenot, and distant Danish, remote Malagasy, Indian, Indonesian, Angolan, and Khoikhoi, ancestry.