MONACO – Princess Charlene returned to Monaco last week after receiving care in a Swiss clinic. She will continue her recovery ‘with her husband and her children by her side’, according to the Palace of Monaco, per People.
‘In order for Princess Charlene to achieve a full recovery and as she still needs peace and calm, The Princely Couple therefore asks that their private life and family environment continue to be respected’, the palace stated on Satruday.
Around the time the latest paternity scandal broke around Prince Albert, Charlene left Monaco for her native South Africa and didn’t return for six months – blaming a sinus infection so severe she couldn’t get on a plane. She was ultimately able to return to Monaco in November to reunite with her husband and their twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. However, the reunion was short – lived, and she entered a treatment facility soon thereafter.
Princess Charlene is suffering from ‘exhaustion both emotional and physical’, Prince Albert told People at the time. He said that upon her return, she ‘was clearly exhausted, physically and emotionally’.
‘She was overwhelmed and couldn’t face official duties, life in general or even family life’, Albert added.
Prince Albert had made an effort to clarify that her treatment ‘has nothing to do with’ issues in their marriage. ‘I’m probably going to say this several times, but this has nothing to do with our relationship. I want to make that very clear. These are not problems within our relationship; not with the relationship between a husband and wife. It’s of a different nature’, he said in November.
Throughout Charlene’s treatment, she reportedly remained in close contact with her family. Her return to Monaco after fourth months is a result of her ‘encouraging recovery’, according to the palace.
Princess Charlene’s return to public appearance will happen ‘as soon as her health is strong enough: The communique restates the Princess looks forward to once again spending time and socializing with the Monegasques’.