Don't forget that Monaco is a devout Catholic country and Rainier was more of a macho than Albert. As i said before i don't think Rainier ever believed the rumours but i do believe they may have been part of a strategy to weaken the position of Albert either as heir or even as monarch.
I would not be surprised to find that the stories about Charlene trying to flee the wedding and being dragged back have the same source.
In Monaco as in Liechtenstein the sovereign prince is not only the monarch but wields great power and has great wealth. Meaning their business dealings will at times create enemies or opponents who will try to undermine their position. I think that is the base of stories questioning Albert's sexuality. It certainly was not based on his actions.
In the Netherlands the motivations were different. It simply was about numbers. Queen Juliana had 14 grandchildren, 3 granddaughters and 11 grandsons. If about 10% of the population is gay then there was a good chance one of her grandsons was gay. The media simply chose the best looking one in his late teens who was also second in line to the throne.
Years later prince Friso had the national press office give an official statement that he was not gay and the recurring stories questioning his sexuality were becoming unpleasant. He did so on Valentine's day. I've always wondered if that was an odd Valentine's gift to Mabel as they were already dating by that time.
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