Their marriage famously began under a cloud when Princess Charlene fled Monaco two days before the wedding after learning of her husband's lovechild.

But after finally putting on a show of unity last week, Prince Albert has been given pretty clear demands from his wife if their new love is to last.



Jealous Princess Charlene, 33, has reportedly banned her playboy husband from coming into contact with his legion of ex-lovers.Under his new strict instructions, the famously wayward 53-year-old will apparently not be allowed to contact Nicole Coste, the Togo air hostess who gave birth to Albert's lovechild in 2003.

After being 'talked down' by palace officials, the couple married in July before being hit by further claims they spent a night in separate hotels on their honeymoon.But the Princess is now reported to be stamping her authority on her new husband, who has two illegitimate children and has been accused of fathering a third while he was engaged.



Paris Match magazine claimed this week that the former South African Olympic swimmer had Ms Coste, struck off the guest list to Monaco's lavish Red Cross ball.Ms Coste is the mother of Albert's lovechild Alexandre.

He has another daughter Jazmin, 19, born after a brief affair with American estate agent Tamara Rotola.

In both cases, DNA tests were needed before Albert admitted he was the father, and agreed to pay for their upbringings.

A source close to the Monaco Royal palace told Paris Match: 'Charlene had to tolerate the presence of Ms Coste during last year's Red Cross ball when they were engaged.

'But now they are married, she has put her foot down and had Ms Coste struck off the guest list.

'She does not want to give her the status of a privileged guest at an official function, and does not want Albert to consort socially with any of his previous lovers.'

Rumours of a marriage rift - which the couple have strongly denied - erupted after reports that Charlene had bolted for Nice airport two days before their wedding.

French magazine L'Express claimed she had discovered Albert had had a third lovechild during their relationship.

It also reported that he had undergone a DNA before jetting off on honeymoon to Durban.

Charlene spoke earlier this year about her 'loneliness' in Monaco, and added: 'I only have two people I consider friends here.'



Monaco insiders told the French media last month that a 'deal' had been brokered between the Prince and his reluctant bride after she fled to ensure she provides her new husband with a legitimate heir.

Under Monaco's constitution neither of Albert's children can take the throne because they were born out of wedlock.

One source added: 'Charlene will provide an heir, then if things don't go well, she will receive a generous divorce settlement once she's served a decent amount of time.'Before he met Charlene four years ago, Albert dated dozens of the world's most famous and beautiful women, including Angie Everhart, Brooke Shields, and supermodel Claudia Schiffer.

He also battled persistent rumours he was gay.

A Monaco government spokesman said that once he met Charlene, Albert knew he had finally found the woman he wanted to provide an heir.

The spokesman told France's high society Point de Vue magazine last year: 'Charlene has beauty and style, and we are all praying that she will ensure the royal succession in our principality.

'Albert has never settled down in the past, but knows that the time is now right to produce the next ruler of Monaco.'