Princess Charlene of Monaco: A timeline of her health issues and absence

Just 11 days after returning home, Prince Albert II announced in an exclusive interview with People on Friday that the princess had checked into a treatment facility “outside Monaco” for fatigue.

Albert told the newspaper that her return home “goed well in the first few hours, after which it became clear that she was fine”.

Despite widespread speculation that her move resulted from a rift in her relationship with her husband, son of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III, Palace, Albert and Charlene confirmed that her health struggles stopped her on another continent.
mid MayDuring a trip to her native South Africa to fight poaching and killing rhinos for their horns, Charlene suffered an ear, nose and throat infection so severe that she was “not allowed to travel,” the palace told South African News24 outlets.
Princess Charlene attends a memorial service for King Goodwill Zwelitheny in South Africa in March.
June 24: Charlene’s Foundation confirmed to News24 that she was “subjecting to multiple and complex procedures” after contracting the infection. The foundation said its medical team advised her to remain in South Africa as she continued to recover and to await further procedures.
July 6: Charlene, who was unable to return to Monaco to celebrate her 10th wedding anniversary, told News24 in a statement that her illness and layover in South Africa “was a difficult time”.

“I miss my husband and children very much,” she said. “What was very difficult for me was when I was instructed by my medical team that I could not go home on my 10th wedding anniversary. Albert is my rock and my strength and without his love and support I would not have been able to get through this painful time.”

September 2nd: Albert, who was speaking exclusively to People, said his wife is “ready to go home” after she underwent months of medical procedures.
Prince Albert II (right) and Princess Charlene leave a party in Nice, France, in November 2020.
September 4th: Monaco Palace told Reuters at the time that Charlene had left a South African hospital after being treated for an ear, nose and throat ailment. She was admitted to hospital after fainting earlier in the week, although the palace said her collapse was not a major concern.
September 8: in another place to interview With People, Albert denounced rumors that Charlene stayed in South Africa due to problems in their relationship.

“Don’t leave Monaco in the bustle!” He told the outlet. “She didn’t leave because she was mad at me or anyone else… She was only supposed to be for a week, 10 days max, and [she is still there now] All of these medical complications arose because she had this infection.”

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene stand on the red carpet ahead of the Monte Carlo 2020 Planetary Health Gala in Monaco in September 2020.
October 26: Albert said the people Charlene will be back in Monaco within weeks after she completed her recovery from surgery in early October.
November 9: Charlene returned to Monaco after half a year, and was eagerly received by her children and husband. On Instagram, she shared a picture of her in a black face mask with her kids and husband, with the caption, “Happy day today thank you all for keeping me strong!!” With heart emoji.
November 16: The Palace announced that Charlene, within a week of her return to Monaco, will avoid public duties as she continues her recovery. The palace said in a statement, according to Reuters, that a period of calm and rest is necessary to ensure the best recovery of Princess Charlene’s health.
Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques hold banners for their mother on the balcony of the Palace of Monaco during National Day celebrations.

November 19: Charlene was absent from the Monaco National Day celebrations.

Prince Albert told People that his wife was suffering from “extreme fatigue, both emotional and physical”.

Appearing on the balcony with their father at the public event, Charlene’s 6-year-old twins, Prince Jack and Princess Gabriella, held up handmade banners in honor of their mother. “We Miss You Mom” ​​was written on Gabriella’s banner with hearts, and Jack wrote “We love you Mom.”


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