Monaco royals suing over break-up rumours: lawyer

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Monaco's Prince Albert II and his new wife filed a suit Monday against a French magazine they claim spread false rumours of discord ahead of their wedding this month, their lawyer said.

Summons were filed against L'Express magazine at a court in Nanterre, west of Paris, for invasion of privacy and publishing "incorrect facts about their private life," lawyer Thierry Lacoste told AFP.

The magazine declined comment.

Rumours that Charlene Wittstock tried to leave the principality in a huff just days before the royal wedding have been rejected by the palace, the country's premier, a lawyer for the royal pair, as well as by Albert himself.

L'Express magazine had reported on its website that Wittstock, now Princess Charlene, interrupted preparations for the lavish celebrations early July and prepared to take a flight for her home country South Africa.

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