Prince Albert takes the plunge for Christmas

Monday December 19, 2011

Prince Albert of Monaco took the plunge with Monaco residents for their annual festive swim this week.

Temperatures hovered around 10C – but the Monegaque leader didn't look like he was feeling the cold as he ran out of the water in a pair of brightly coloured swimming shorts. 

Tthere was no sign of Princess Charlene at the annual event, however.

Her absence – she took part in 2009 - will no doubt have royal watchers wondering if a happy announcement might be forthcoming.

Of course it could be that the new royal is still easing herself into royal life, and not making it her mission to attend every public event at Albert's side.

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Photo: © PA

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