Some people must have thought the Sovereign Prince looked a bit lonely at the recent Dutch inauguration and have asked, 'where was Princess Charlene'? She was in South Africa, doing some essential work for her new Princess Charlene Foundation and standing as the matron of honor at the wedding of her best friend (who was probably not thinking about the Dutch Royal Family when she made out her wedding schedule). The Princess Charlene Foundation has funded a new swimming pool at Lahee Park in Pinetown where the Princess herself once trained for her Olympic swimming career at which is now home base for swim champion Chad le Clos. In an interview the Princess said that thoughts of motherhood are not far from her mind these days, that she initially took a 'wait and see' attitude on the subject but expects that once her foundation is fully up and running in a couple of months she will expect some progress on the baby front. She is ready to be a mom and I have no doubt she will be a great one as the Princess has always seemed to be at her best when surrounded by little ones. I also have no doubt that, if a little boy happens to come along, Princess Caroline and the Casiraghi trio will breath a sigh of relief (or Andrea at least). Just to be clear, I am just as certain that Andrea would make a fine 'Prince Albert III' but the Casiraghi trio have all always rather enjoyed their freedom to pursue their own interests and having royal duties and responsibilities would likely be seen as crimping their style. I'm sure they would be more happy than anyone to see the Grimaldi-Polignac line continue and let the Casiraghis carry on doing their own thing.