Royal out­rage Char­lotte te e left hold­ing the baby

The royal’s left hold­ing the baby

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - News -

It’s an un­happy new year for Monaco’s Char­lotte Casir­aghi, who has called off her en­gage­ment to film pro­ducer Dim­itri Ras­sam just two months after the pair wel­comed their first child.

Royal gos­sips have spo­ken of “per­son­al­ity in­com­pat­i­bil­ity” caus­ing a rift be­tween the pair, but Woman’s Day can re­veal it was a fu­ri­ous fes­tive-sea­son row that caused the brunette beauty – the grand­daugh­ter of the late Princess Grace and daugh­ter of Princess Caro­line – to end their two-year af­fair.

We’re told Dim­itri, 37, left Char­lotte, 32, home alone in Paris with their un­well new­born boy Balt­hazar just days be­fore Christ­mas, say­ing he was off to Los An­ge­les to “work on a film”. The French­man has since been seen with his ex-wife, Rus­sian model Masha Novoselova, 33, and their daugh­ter Darya, seven, amid ru­mours of a re­union.

“Char­lotte was gob­s­macked,” claims a close friend of Monaco’s royal fam­ily. “They had a scream­ing match and she threat­ened Dim­itri, say­ing, ‘If you leave now, don’t bother com­ing back,’ and he didn’t – not even when she had to rush their son to emer­gency ser­vices with a rag­ing fever and con­stant cry­ing.”

On Christ­mas Day, the teary aris­to­crat – who also shares son Raphaël, five, with French co­me­dian Gad El­maleh, 47 – re­port­edly sent her 61-year-old mother Caro­line a mes­sage say­ing, “The wed­ding is off.”

The high-so­ci­ety cer­e­mony was due to take place on the tiny Ital­ian is­land of Pan­tel­le­ria – where Dim­itri’s mother, for­mer Bond girl Ca­role Bou­quet, 61, lives – in June, with de­signer Karl Lager­feld among the guests. Caro­line is said to be “out­raged and em­bar­rassed”, es­pe­cially as the in­vites had been sent and she’d al­ready cho­sen her dress.

“Dim­itri has the same ex­plo­sive per­son­al­ity as Char­lotte,” says the pal. “They ar­gue about ev­ery­thing and have to­tally dif­fer­ent views on the world. He’s de­voted to his work as a movie pro­ducer and loves life in LA, while Char­lotte has never had to work and likes to be in Paris or Monaco, where she has sta­tus.”

Mak­ing things worse, the pal claims, “Char­lotte, just like her mother, thinks ev­ery­one else is at her beck and call. Now she’s left won­der­ing why she’s a sin­gle mum to two chil­dren whose fa­thers have both fled.”

Char­lotte is said to be hid­ing away in her coun­try home in Bar­bizon, just south of the French cap­i­tal. The friend also claims, “She daren’t show her face in Monaco. She feels so hu­mil­i­ated and knows ev­ery­one is gos­sip­ing about her rep­u­ta­tion.”

Below: Dim­itri dumped baby mama Masha (right) for the royal, but now he’s had sec­ond thoughts.

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