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 was admitted to a treatment center “outside Monaco” for exhaustion.

His return home “went quite well in the first few hours, and then it became quite apparent that he was not feeling well,” Albert told the publication.

Although it was speculated that her move resulted from a breakdown in her relationship with her husband, the son of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III, the palace, Albert and Charlene have claimed that her health problems took her to another continent.
Middle of May: During a trip to her native South Africa to advocate against the poaching and killing of rhinos for their horns, Charlene experienced an ear, nose and throat infection severe enough to “not allow her to travel,” the palace told the South African media News24.
Princess Charlene attends King Goodwill Zwelithini's memorial service in South Africa in March.
June 24: Charlene’s foundation confirmed to News24 that she was “undergoing multiple and complicated procedures” after contracting the infection. Her medical team advised her to stay in South Africa while she continued to recover and waited for more procedures, the foundation said.
July 6th: Charlene, unable to return to Monaco to celebrate her 10th wedding anniversary, told News24 in a statement that her illness and her land connection in South Africa have been “a difficult time.”

“I miss my husband and children so much,” she said. “What has been extremely difficult for me was when my medical team told me that I could not go home for 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 ahead. this painful moment. “

September 2: Albert, speaking exclusively to People, said his wife was “ready to go home” after undergoing months of medical procedures.
Prince Albert II (right) and Princess Charlene leave a ceremony in Nice, France, in November 2020.
4th of September: Charlene was released from a South African hospital after being treated for an ear, nose and throat condition, the Monaco palace told Reuters at the time. She was admitted to hospital after fainting earlier in the week, although the palace said her collapse was not a major concern.
September 8th: In other interview With People, Albert denounced rumors that Charlene was staying in South Africa due to problems in their relationship.

“She didn’t leave Monaco angry!” he told the middle. “She didn’t leave because she was mad at me or anyone else … It was only supposed to be a one week stay, a maximum of 10 days, and [she is still there now] Because I had this infection, all these medical complications arose. “

Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene pose on the red carpet before the 2020 Monte Carlo Planetary Health Gala in Monaco in September 2020.
October 26th: Albert said People that Charlene will return to Monaco a few weeks after completing her recovery from surgery in early October.
November 9: Charlene returned to Monaco after half a year away, enthusiastically received by her children and her husband. On Instagram, she shared a photo of herself wearing a black mask with her children and her husband, with the caption, “Happy day today, thank you all for keeping me strong!” with a heart emoji.
Nov. 16: The palace announced that Charlene, a week after returning to Monaco, would avoid public duties while continuing her recovery. “A period of calm and rest is necessary to ensure the best recovery of Princess Charlene’s health,” the palace said in a statement, according to Reuters.
Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques hold posters for their mother on the balcony of the Palace of Monaco during ceremonies marking National Day.

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

Prince Albert told People that his wife is suffering from “deep exhaustion, both emotionally and physically.”

Appearing on a balcony with their father at the public event, Charlene’s 6-year-old twins, Prince Jacque and Princess Gabriella, were holding handmade posters honoring their mother. Gabriella’s sign read “We miss you mommy” with hearts, and Jacque wrote “We love you mommy.”


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