Princess Charlene of Monaco Attends King Zwelithini’s Memorial Service

South African born former Olympic swimmer Princess Charlene of Monaco is one of the dignitaries spotted in attendance at King Zwelithini’s memorial service today.

Her Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation twitter account shared that the King Zwelithini was not only a supporter of her charity foundation but that the two were very close friends.

The Princess arrived at the KwaKhethomthandayo Royal Palace in Nongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday morning ahead of the official memorial of the late Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini.

The king was laid to rest in a private funeral on Wednesday night, attended by only male members of the royal family, in accordance with his wishes.

The Bulawayo-born princess was seated diagonally behind President Cyril Ramaphosa who will deliver the eulogy.

After hearing of his death, the former Olympic swimmer said: “King Goodwill Zwelithini was an honourable man with a pure heart. We shared many special moments over the years, which I will forever hold dear to me.

“I will miss my friend and pray that the Zulu royal family finds solace and comfort during this time.”


Images: Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation Twitter page
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