Prince Albert of Monaco takes his children on a kayak tour in France – Royal Central
On Sunday, the public had confirmation that Prince Albert II of Monaco and his children had made the return trip from South Africa and were enjoying a short excursion to France.
On Sunday, a canoe rental company said the prince and his children visited them for a guided tour of the area with one of their boats.
The company is located in Dordogne, one of the provinces of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in France, approximately 7 to 9 hours north-west of the Principality. They offer guided kayak tours of the Dordogne river, its surrounding park and all the natural beauties that surround it.
Prince Albert, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella have just returned from a trip to South Africa to visit Princess Charlene, who is recovering from a third surgery she had to treat an infection of the ears, nose and throat that she contracted in May following a sinus transplant procedure to accommodate a dental implant.
Princess Charlene has spoken from South Africa on several occasions, saying how much she missed Monaco and her family and the sadness she felt at not being able to be with her husband to celebrate the special milestone of their 10th anniversary marriage, which fell on July 1 and 2.
His Serene Highness will also most likely be missing on his children’s first day of school, with Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella due to return to class at some point in September. The Princess Consort of Monaco has expressed hope that she can finally return to the Principality in October but that her prediction may need to be corrected depending on her recovery.
With Princess Charlene having left Monaco since mid-May, it’s up to Prince Albert to keep the kids entertained, and these adventures will surely make up for at least part of their mother’s distance.
Prince Albert and Princess Charlene both have sporting backgrounds, with Prince Albert having competed in five consecutive Olympic Winter Games in bobsleigh (Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998 and Salt Lake City 2002) and competing in many other competitions, and Princess Charlene was a swimmer at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. It is very likely that their children will also grow up enjoying staying active and playing sports, as this latest adventure seems to indicate.