Wittstock’s patriotism is part of her family heritage. Her father, Mike, is a loyal, no-nonsense South African.
When Prince Albert II called her father last year to ask for her hand in marriage, she advised him to phone before South Africa played France in the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
“The next day I asked: ‘When did you call?’ and he said it was five minutes before kickoff. I asked what my father had said, and he replied: ‘He said he had to get off the phone because the national anthem was coming on.’ I said that I hope he got the message,” Wittstock said in a recent TV interview.
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