Princess Charlene 'almost died' following surgery for mystery illness

La principessa Charlene è quasi morta’ after sinus surgery and has ‘lost nearly half her body weightdue to being ‘unable to swallow’, le fonti dicono a Page Six – and say it’s ‘unfairto portray her as struggling with mental health issues

  • La principessa Charlene è quasi morta’ after having surgery to address swallowing issues stemming from a severe throat infection, ha affermato una fonte
  • Source slammed hints at mental health issues and said she’s lost half her weight
  • La principessa, 43, returned from her native South Africa last week but spent only 10 days in Monaco before being admitted to a facility after a family intervention
  • Principe Alberto, who shares six-year-old twins Gabriella and Jacques with his wife Charlene, detto ai media: ‘She realized herself that she needed help’.
  • It is rumoured there is a rift between the royals amid allegations of his infidelity
  • Princess Charlene of Monaco ‘almost diedafter having surgery to address swallowing issues stemming from a severe throat infection, ha affermato una fonte.

    La principessa, 43, has been at the centre of an ongoing saga surrounding the royal’s health after her husband Prince Albert of Monaco, 64, revealed Charlene has been admitted to a ‘treatment facilitywhere she will remain for ‘at least several’ settimane.

    The royal claimed it became ‘evident she was unwellwithin hours of her return to Monaco following 10 mesi in Sud Africa, and staged an intervention with her family.

    And now a new source has spoken to Pagina sei and slammed the ‘portrayal of mental health issues’, claiming that the extent of her health complications are being ‘downplayedand the mother-of-two has lost ‘half of her body weight’.

    Princess Charlene of Monaco 'almost died' after having surgery to address swallowing issues stemming from a severe throat infection, ha affermato una fonte (Charlene is pictured looking thin in recent months)

    Princess Charlene of Monaco ‘almost diedafter having surgery to address swallowing issues stemming from a severe throat infection, ha affermato una fonte (Charlene is pictured looking thin in recent months)

    La principessa, 43, (seen looking healthy in 2018) has been at the centre of an ongoing saga surrounding the royal's health after her husband Prince Albert of Monaco, 64, revealed Charlene has been admitted to a 'treatment facility' where she will remain for 'at least several' weeks

    La principessa, 43, (seen looking healthy in 2018) has been at the centre of an ongoing saga surrounding the royal’s health after her husband Prince Albert of Monaco, 64, revealed Charlene has been admitted to a ‘treatment facilitywhere she will remain for ‘at least several’ settimane

    Speaking to the publication this week, a source described as the royal’s friend said: ‘It is unfair that she is being portrayed as having some kind of mental or emotional issue.

    ‘We don’t know why the palace is downplaying that she almost died in South Africa.

    Explaining that the royal had a severe ear, infezione del naso e della gola, which resulted in ‘severe sinus and swallowing issues stemming back from an earlier surgery’.

    Hanno aggiunto: ‘She has not been able to eat solid food in over six months because of all the surgeries she has since gone through. She has only been able to take in liquids through a straw, so she lost nearly half her body weight.

    Charlene returned to her husband and twins Jacques and Gabriella in Monaco earlier this month following a 10-month absence, while she recovered from surgery following a sinus infection she contracted during a solo charity trip to her native South Africa earlier this year.

    A new source has spoken to Page Six and slammed the 'portrayal of mental health issues', claiming that the extent of her health complications are being 'downplayed' and the mother-of-two has lost 'half of her body weight'

    A new source has spoken to Page Six and slammed the ‘portrayal of mental health issues’, claiming that the extent of her health complications are being ‘downplayedand the mother-of-two has lost ‘half of her body weight

    In the days after her arrival, Charlene’s sister-in-law Chantell Wittstock, told MailOnline the princess may not be returning to the palace and did not plan to immediately return to public engagements, although she later retracted the remark.

    Charlene’s time away followed fresh allegations last December that Albert had fathered a love-child (which would be his third, se dimostrato) with an unnamed Brazilian woman during the time when he and Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, were already in a relationship.

    Photographs of their reunion earlier this month were greeted with a hefty dose of scepticism by the French media.

    Sibling support: This week Prince Jacques placed a protective arm around his twin sister as the youngsters a South African tree on the terraces of the Casino to mark the centenary of the Soroptimist International Organisation and in honor of Princess Charlene of Monaco

    Sibling support: This week Prince Jacques placed a protective arm around his twin sister as the youngsters a South African tree on the terraces of the Casino to mark the centenary of the Soroptimist International Organisation and in honor of Princess Charlene of Monaco

    Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella held up signs saying 'miss you Mommy' and 'love you Mommy' at Monaco's National Day parade on Friday. It came after their mother Princess Charlene was admitted to a treatment facility

    Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella held up signs saying ‘miss you Mommyand ‘love you Mommyat Monaco’s National Day parade on Friday. It came after their mother Princess Charlene was admitted to a treatment facility

    Albert was waiting for her at the Monte Carlo helipad, along with their six-year-old twins, La principessa Gabriella e il principe Jacques. The family were joined by a hand-picked photographer inside the Palace walls for the ‘reunion’ fotografie.

    Albert said the family reunion in Monaco last week after she spent six months in her native South Africa initially went ‘pretty wellin the first few hours, but it then became ‘pretty evidentthat Charlene was ‘unwell.

    He said the former Olympian ‘realised she needed help’, aggiungendo: ‘She was overwhelmed and couldn’t face official duties, life in general or even family life.

    Albert explained: ‘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 went on to tell the magazine her current state was a result of ‘several factors which are private’.

    Albert continued: ‘She hadn’t slept well in a number of days and she wasn’t eating at all well. She has lost a lot of weight, which made her vulnerable to other potential ailments. A cold or the flu or God help us, COVID.

    He said it is ‘not cancer-related or personal relationship issue.

    He later confirmed Charlene has been admitted to a treatment facility for undisclosed medical issues, as she works through a period of ill health. The location of the facility was not confirmed, though several sources claim it is in Switzerland.

    The prince also said rumours around the state of his marriage ‘don’t bother him too much’.

    Doubts about the central relationship of Monaco’s royal family are not new.

    Nella foto, Charlene at a Monaco gala in September 2020

    Better times: Nella foto, Charlene looking healthier at a Monaco gala in September 2020

    Prince Albert accompanied his children to the tree planting ceremony after stating that he 'wants to be as present as possible' while their mother Princess Charlene is absent for 'medical reasons'

    Prince Albert accompanied his children to the tree planting ceremony after stating that he ‘wants to be as present as possiblewhile their mother Princess Charlene is absent for ‘medical reasons

    Several residents living in the narrow medieval alleys of Monaco Ville confirmed to MailOnline that before she left for South Africa Charlene was spending most of her time outside the Palace, living in a modest two-bedroom apartment above an old chocolate factory about 300m away, rather than in the 12th Century Palace itself.

    ‘We often saw her outside the Palace and she would usually be alone or with a bodyguard,’ ha detto una fonte, ‘but she was never with Albertit was obvious she chose to spend most of her time in the apartment rather than the palace.

    Princess Charlene met Prince Albert in 2000 during a swimming competition in Monaco and the pair married in 2011, before welcoming twins Gabriella and Jacques in 2014.

    Born in Rhodesia- a previously unrecongised state in Southern Africa colonised by the British, she relocated to South Africa aged 11.








    She had a successful swimming career and went on to win three gold medals and a silver medal at the 1999 All Africa Games in Johannesburg, as well as representing South Africa at the 1998 e 2002 Commonwealth Games and winning a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay in the latter competition.

    However the pair’s marriage has made numerous headlines over the years, with a third paternity suit emerging last year.

    Soon afterwards Charlene infamously shaved half her head in the style of a punk rocker last December.

    This was seen as the first public sign of a worsening crisis that could end in a multi-million pound divorce.

    Charlene’s exile in South Africa began a month after it emerged last December that Albert was facing yet another paternity suit.








    A Brazilian woman who cannot be named for legal reasons said her 15-year-old daughter was the result of an affair with Albert in 2004.

    Albert and Charlene were not yet engaged at this time, but they had known each over for four years after meeting at a swimming gala in Monaco in 2000.

    Lawyers for the claimant were scheduled to demand a DNA test from Albert at a court in Milan earlier this year, while his own counsel branded the action ‘a hoax’.

    Neither party is now commenting, suggesting some kind of generous settlement may have been reached, as happened with Albert’s earlier love children.

    They are Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, chi è adesso 29 and the result of Albert’s affair with an American estate agent, and Alexandre Coste, 17, whose mother is a former Togolese air hostess.

    Both children were struck off Monaco’s line of succession in return for vast financial settlements.

    How Charlene and Albert made solo outings in South Africa and Monaco during ten months apart

    gennaio 27 – Charlene è fotografata con Albert per la Cerimonia della Santa Devota a Monaco.

    marzo 18 – Charlene è raffigurata al memoriale per il defunto monarca Zulu, Re Goodwill Zwelithini al Palazzo Reale di KwaKhethomthandayo a Nongoma, Sud Africa

    aprile 2 – Charlene pubblica una sua foto su Instagram, Albert e i loro gemelli Jacques e Gabriella per Pasqua.

    Non si sa dove sia stata scattata l'immagine.

    Maggio 8 – Albert, Jacques e Gabriella partecipano a un Gran Premio di Monaco senza Charlene

    Maggio 10 – Albert partecipa al Monaco Gala Awards a Monaco senza Charlene

    Maggio 18 – Charlene condivide la sua prima foto dal suo viaggio di conservazione in Sud Africa

    giugno 1 – Principe Alberto II, Jacques e Gabriella partecipano all'evento al Museo Oceanico di Monaco

    giugno 3 – Emergono nuove foto di Charlene durante il suo viaggio di conservazione

    giugno 5- Charlene si mostra unita mentre condivide una foto con la sua famiglia per celebrare il quinto compleanno di sua nipote con la famiglia di suo fratello e Albert e i gemelli in Sud Africa

    giugno 7 – Albert e i gemelli partecipano ai World Rugby Sevens senza Charlene

    giugno 17 – Il principe Alberto partecipa al concerto estivo della Croce Rossa a Montecarlo con sua sorella, la principessa Carolina di Hannover

    giugno 18 – Il principe Alberto appare da solo al Festival della TV di Montecarlo

    giugno 24 – La fondazione di Charlene rilascia una dichiarazione in cui afferma che il reale non è in grado di viaggiare e sta subendo le procedure per un orecchio, infezione del naso e della gola

    luglio 2 – Charlene e Albert festeggiano il loro decimo anniversario separatamente. "Quest'anno sarà la prima volta che non sarò con mio marito per il nostro anniversario a luglio, che è difficile, e mi rattrista,’ Sua Altezza Serenissima la Principessa Charlene ha detto in una dichiarazione.

    luglio 3 – Albert appare con l'affascinante nipote Charlotte Casiraghi al 15° evento internazionale di Monte-Carlo Jumping, che fa parte del Longines Global Champions Tour di Monaco,

    luglio 27 – Il principe Alberto partecipa da solo alle Olimpiadi di Tokyo

    agosto 13 – Charlene subisce un'operazione di quattro ore. Il motivo non è annunciato

    agosto 25 – Charlene condivide le foto del principe Alberto, Gabriella e Jacques le fanno visita in Sud Africa

    agosto 31 – Sui media crescono le speculazioni sulla relazione di coppia

    settembre 1 – Charlene is admitted under an alias to the Netcare Alberlito Hospital after suddenly ‘collapsing

    settembre 2She is discharged, with a statement from the Palais Princier reading: ‘Her Highness is closely monitored by Her medical team who said that Her condition was not worrying

    settembre 23 – Prince Albert attends the 2021 Monte Carlo Gala for Planetary Health

    settembre 29Prince Albert is joined on the red carpet by actress Sharon Stone for a first look at the eagerly anticipated James Bond release

    settembre 30Charlene releases a stylish video promoting her anti-poaching campaign from her South African bolthole

    ottobre 3Princess Charlene shares a photograph of herself smiling in front of a bible in her first snap since being discharged from hospital following her health scare

    ottobre 5Prince Albert attends Sportel Awards Ceremony in Monte Carlo with nephew Louis Ducruet

    ottobre 6Albert tells RMC radio Charlene is ‘ready to come home

    ottobre 8 – Princess undergoes surgery in South Africa

    novembre 8 – Charlene arrives back in Monaco. Prince Albert said within hours it became clear she was ‘unwell

    novembre 13 – Prince Albert attends Expo 2020 in Dubai without Princess Charlene

    Following his return from the trip, Prince Albert holds an intervention with Charlene’s brothers and a sister-in-law in which Charlene ‘confirmedshe would seek ‘real medically framed treatmentoutside of Monaco

    novembre 16 – Royal household confirms Princess Charlene will not attend National Day celebrations on November 19

    Prince Albert attends a Monaco Red Cross event without Princess Charlene

    novembre 17 – Prince Albert reveals Princess Charlene has left Monaco and is recovering in a secret location

    novembre 19 Prince Albert reveals Charlene is in a treatment facility ‘elsewhere in Europeafter a family intervention

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