Prince Albert of Monaco, now 62 and as portly as Santa, looks relaxed and happy sitting with his children in a red outfit and festive hat.

However, Christmas joy is in rather short supply in photographs of his wife Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer. Her Serene Highness sports a jaw-dropping punk haircut with shaved sides, which has astonished the wealthy and conservative residents of Monaco, and led to rumors of a serious crisis in their nine-year marriage.

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