Similar to Princess Charlene, Andre Snyman hails from the nation of South Africa. Snyman’s love for sports activities blossomed into a really profitable skilled sports activities profession whereas he was nonetheless younger. He made his skilled debut on the rugby discipline in 1994 with the Blue Bulls, and would go on to play the game professionally for over 10 years. The energetic rugby participant participated in a complete of 38 check matches for the Springboks earlier than hanging up his boots in 2007. His ardour for rugby drove him to the U.S., the place he turned the top coach for the Glendale Raptors in 2011, a rugby union group based mostly in Colorado (by way of Sky Sports activities).
Whereas Snyman was speeding the ball into the attempt zone within the early 2000s, Charlene Wittstock was busy making a reputation for herself within the aggressive swimming world. It was throughout this time that the athletes’ paths crossed. The precise yr of when Charlene and Snyman started relationship is unknown, however they had been noticed collectively as early as 2002, simply two years after Charlene met Prince Albert. In 2002, Charlene and Snyman posed for a photograph collectively whereas attending the marriage social gathering of Snyman’s Springbok teammate Joost van der Westhuizen. Wearing matching colours and carrying broad smiles, the couple seemed to be very completely satisfied collectively.