Princess Charlene will NOT attend National Day celebrations in Monaco

Princess Charlene will NOT attend Monaco’s National Day celebrations and will take ‘a period of calm and restto ‘recover from prolonged state of fatigue’, palazzo annuncia – as Prince Albert steps out solo again

  • Principessa Charlene di Monaco, 43, will not attend National Day celebrations
  • Palace announced she will take ‘period of calm and restto ‘recover from fatigue
  • Mother-of-two landed back in Monaco after 10 months in South Africa last week
  • Comes after it emerged Princess Charlene might not live ​in Albert’s palace
  • There have been questions over when she will return to her royal duties
  • Princess Charlene will not be attending the National Day celebrations in Monaco and will instead take ‘a period of calm and restto ‘recover from prolonged state of fatigue’, the palace has announced.

    L'ex olimpionico, 43, returned to the principality last week following a 10-month absence after she recovered from surgery following a sinus infection she contracted during a solo charity trip to her native Sud Africa all'inizio di quest'anno.

    Durante l'estate, Albert, 63, insisted that his wife would return home ‘way before [Monaco’s National Day] on November 19’, saying ‘she was in good form and much better spirits’.

    However after returning to Monaco by private jet from the South African city of Durban to Nice, Francia, a ‘frailCharlene posed for snaps with Prince Albert, and their two children six-year-old twins Jacques and Gabriella.

    And in the days that followed, it quickly emerged Princess Charlene may not live ​in her husband Albert’s palace following her return home and does not plan to immediately resume public engagements.

    Prince Albert has since stepped out several times on his own, first at the Expo 2020 in Dubai and today at the Monaco Red Cross headquarters.

    According to a press release shared on behalf of Prince Albert and Charlene today, ‘the Princess is currently convalescing and will continue to do so for the coming weeks, allowing Her time to recover from a state of profound general fatigue.

    Principessa Charlene, 43, will not be attending the National Day celebrations in Monaco and will instead take 'a period of calm and rest' to 'recover from prolonged state of fatigue', the palace has announced

    Principessa Charlene, 43, will not be attending the National Day celebrations in Monaco and will instead take ‘a period of calm and restto ‘recover from prolonged state of fatigue’, the palace has announced

    Since Charlene's return from South Africa last week, Prince Albert has since stepped out several times on his own, first at the Expo 2020 in Dubai and today at the Monaco Red Cross headquarters

    Since Charlene’s return from South Africa last week, Prince Albert has since stepped out several times on his own, first at the Expo 2020 in Dubai and today at the Monaco Red Cross headquarters

    The statement said the couple have ‘both decided that a period of calm and rest is necessary to ensure the very best recovery for Princess Charlene’s health.

    It continued: ‘In order to protect the comfort and privacy essential to Her recovery, the Princesslocation will remain strictly confidential.

    ‘As soon as her health permits, the Princess looks forward to once again carrying out her Princely duties and spending time with the Monegasques.

    As the statement was released, Prince Albert stepped out to visit the Red Cross headquarters, where he could be seen posing with a citizens while handing out parcels.

    Prince Albert stepped out to visit the Red Cross headquarters, where he could be seen posing with a citizens while handing out parcels

    Prince Albert stepped out to visit the Red Cross headquarters, where he could be seen posing with a citizens while handing out parcels

    The royal opted for a red face covering as he visited the organisation in Monaco earlier today on a solo engagement

    The royal opted for a red face covering as he visited the organisation in Monaco earlier today on a solo engagement

    The royal opted for a red face covering as he visited the organisation in Monaco earlier today on a solo engagement

    The solo appearance came days after Albert attended the Expo in Dubai without his wife, instead appearing with his sister Princess Stephanie and her son Louis Ducruet.

    Meanwhile Chantell Wittstock, Charlene’s sister-in-law and PR for her charitable Foundation in Sud Africa, said not only that it is ‘unclearwhether the princess will be living full-time in the Palace, but also that her return to formal duties is dependent on her recovery from a mystery illness.

    Before she left in January, Charlene had raised eyebrows in Monaco by living in a modest two-bedroom apartment above an old chocolate factory about 300m away, piuttosto che nel palazzo del XII secolo stesso. It is thought she could return to living at the property.

    Asked whether the Princess would now return to the arm’s-length arrangement the couple had before her departure, Ms Wittstock, married to Charlene’s brother Sean, who is on the board of her charitable foundation, disse: 'Oh, we don’t know yet. She’ll probably be commuting between the two, wherever she’s comfortable.

    Prince Albert could be seen shaking hands and handing out packages to Monegasque citizens during the visit

    Prince Albert could be seen shaking hands and handing out packages to Monegasque citizens during the visit

    It marked the royal's second solo visit in a matter of days after Princess Charlene returned from South Africa

    It marked the royal’s second solo visit in a matter of days after Princess Charlene returned from South Africa

    ‘And none of that is clear yet where she’ll be settling or anything like that. intendo, she only just arrived back, so it’s everybody finding their feet. The Princess is very excited to see her kids and they’re very excited to see their mom again.

    ‘So we’ll see where she’ll be settling. But it will be with her husband and her children.

    Ms Wittstock, asked about media stories focusing on the state of her sister-in-law’s marriage to Prince Albert, aggiunto: ‘It is absolutely not something I can comment on. But what I can say is the princess is back in Monaco with her husband and children that should say it all.

    The claims will inevitably cast a shadow of doubt over the staged photocall last week when Charlene was reunited with Albert, 63, and their children after a 10-month absence from Monaco.

    Charlene spent months without her family in her native South Africa while she recovered from surgery following a sinus infection she contracted during a solo charity trip earlier this year.

    Separate lives? Before she left in January, Charlene had raised eyebrows by living in a modest two-bedroom apartment above an old chocolate factory about 300m away, rather than in the Palace itself, as illustrated. There is debate over whether she might return to the property

    Separate lives? Before she left in January, Charlene had raised eyebrows by living in a modest two-bedroom apartment above an old chocolate factory about 300m away, rather than in the Palace itself, as illustrated. There is debate over whether she might return to the property

    low-key: Instead of enjoying palatial rooms overlooking the Mediterranean, and a domestic staff including butlers and cooks, the apartment, nella foto, is a pared back apartment

    low-key: Instead of enjoying palatial rooms overlooking the Mediterranean, and a domestic staff including butlers and cooks, the apartment, nella foto, is a pared back apartment

    The reunion, shared on Instagram, was eyed with scepticism by French commentators amid feverish speculation about the state of the Grimaldis’ matrimonio.

    Il tempo trascorso da Charlene ha fatto seguito a nuove accuse lo scorso dicembre secondo cui Albert aveva avuto un figlio innamorato (che sarebbe il suo terzo, se dimostrato) con una donna brasiliana senza nome durante il periodo in cui lui e Charlene, un ex nuotatore olimpico per il Sudafrica, erano già in una relazione.

    On the question of Charlene’s return to public engagements, she sounded equally equivocal, detto: ‘She absolutely willif everything goes well, if she is definitely still healing and recovering.

    ‘That doesn’t just happen overnight. She’s definitely going to be taking it easy. And yeah, her main focus right now will be spending time with her children and her family.








    Grand return: Charlene spent months without her family in her native South Africa while she recovered from surgery following a sinus infection she contracted during a solo charity trip earlier this year. Nella foto, the princess arriving in Monaco on Monday

    Grand return: Charlene spent months without her family in her native South Africa while she recovered from surgery following a sinus infection she contracted during a solo charity trip earlier this year. Nella foto, the princess arriving in Monaco on Monday

    Carefully choreographed: Albert, 63, 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' photos, nella foto

    Carefully choreographed: Albert, 63, was waiting for her at the Monte Carlo helipad, along with their six-year-old twins, La principessa Gabriella e il principe Jacques. La famiglia è stata raggiunta da un fotografo selezionato all'interno delle mura del palazzo per la "riunione"’ fotografie, nella foto

    Hidden message? Posting a snap of the reunion on Instagram, Charlene ha scritto: 'Happy day today. Thankyou all for keeping me strong,' but did not name check her husband

    Hidden message? Posting a snap of the reunion on Instagram, Charlene ha scritto: ‘Happy day today. Thankyou all for keeping me strong,’ but did not name check her husband

    Delighted to be reunited: Charlene's sister-in-law said she is thrilled to be back with her children. Nella foto, Charlene with her son Jacques on her return to Monaco on Monday

    Delighted to be reunited: Charlene’s sister-in-law said she is thrilled to be back with her children. Nella foto, Charlene with her son Jacques on her return to Monaco on Monday

    How Charlene and Albert made solo outings in South Africa and Monaco during nine 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 viene ricoverata sotto pseudonimo al Netcare Alberlito Hospital dopo un "crollo" improvviso’

    settembre 2 – è dimessa, con una dichiarazione della lettura del Palais Princier: ‘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

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    ‘All we can say right now is all of her procedures in South Africa were a success. So medically the doctors have cleared her to fly back. And that’s why she’s obviously back in Monaco with her kids.

    She said the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, which promotes water safety and wildlife conservation in Africa, would soon expand to cover the whole continent.

    ‘The main reason for coming to Africa in the first place was to launch more Foundation projects, which is when she fell ill and the Foundation team in South Africa absolutely carried on with all of those, making sure that everything happened exactly the way she wanted it.

    ‘Even during recovery, in between procedures, the princess still tried to be completely hands-on and on the ground and work with us. The foundation will also be expanding into the whole of Africa as of next year.

    ‘As far as Charlene goes. The outlook is is positive and you know she’s going to get back to full strength and be full steam ahead. It’s not going to happen overnight.

    The new development will certainly add fuel to the intense speculation over the future of the marriage of Charlene and Albert.

    Monday’s photos were greeted with a hefty dose of scepticism by the French media.

    Albert la stava aspettando all'eliporto di Montecarlo, along with their six-year-old twins, La principessa Gabriella e il principe Jacques. La famiglia è stata raggiunta da un fotografo selezionato all'interno delle mura del palazzo per la "riunione"’ fotografie.

    But there was already doubt cast over the couple’s living arrangements.

    ‘Reunion of Albert and Charlene of Monaco: but where exactly do they sleep?’ was the headline question in the respected French celebrity outlet Gala on Tuesday.

    And Voici – another popular magazine read widely across Monaco and France – ran with: ‘Charlene of Monaco back: the Princess breaks the silence and forgets to mention her husband’.

    This was a reference to Charlene using a social media video to thank everybody who had helped her through months of ill-health, without name-checking Albert at all.

    In the streets in the shadow of the 12th century Prince’s Palace, people could not conceal their concern for Charlene this week, having seen the photos of her looking so obviously frail.

    ‘We are glad to have her back, but she doesn’t look well and it feels we don’t yet have the full picture,’ said one cafe owner on the Rock, sulla cinquantina, che ha chiesto di non essere nominato.

    He admitted that in years past, he like many Monegasques, had expressed frustration at the way Charlene has been less visible than other royals.

    ‘There was a while when there was a sense that she was a reluctant princess,’ Egli ha detto, ‘but this is differentthere’s obviously something not quite right either with her or the marriage and for whatever reason we’re not being told what.

    There certainly appears to be a wall of silence around Charlene, especially since she retreated behind the ramparts of the Palace, at least for the time being.

    Her Palace press officer said she could not return calls from MailOnline and did not reply to a list of questions we sent her.

    Doubts about the central relationship of Monaco’s royal family are not new of course. 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 at the Chocolate factory apartment.

    “La vedevamo spesso fuori dal Palazzo e di solito stava da sola o con una guardia del corpo,’ ha detto una fonte, 'ma lei non è mai stata con Albert – era ovvio che avesse scelto di passare la maggior parte del tempo nell'appartamento piuttosto che nel palazzo.’

    Another Monte Carlo source who knows the couple well told MailOnline: ‘The way to stop all the friction and put an end to the speculation about their marriage is for Charlene to proudly move back into the Palace and start living like a proper Princess.

    ‘That’s what the people of Monaco want, because they love their Royals, and don’t want them living separate lives.

    Charlene came in for criticism before she travelled to South Africa for dividing her time between several properties outside the Palais, the official residence of the Sovereign, Albert II.

    Instead of enjoying palatial rooms overlooking the Mediterranean, and a domestic staff including butlers and cooks, Charlene chose the Chocolate Factory.








    Charlene, who wed Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2011, has been living in her home country of South Africa for much of this year, and the extended stay has stoked speculation that the royal couple may be headed for divorce. Albert took their children to visit in August

    Charlene, who wed Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2011, has been living in her home country of South Africa for much of this year, and the extended stay has stoked speculation that the royal couple may be headed for divorce. Albert took their children to visit in August

    Last Monaco outing together before her departure: Charlene e Albert sono stati fotografati per l'ultima volta insieme a un evento ufficiale insieme a gennaio alla Cerimonia di Sainte Devote a Monaco

    Last Monaco outing together before her departure: Charlene e Albert sono stati fotografati per l'ultima volta insieme a un evento ufficiale insieme a gennaio alla Cerimonia di Sainte Devote a Monaco

    It only had two bedrooms, and had been used in the past by Albert’s sister, Princess Stéphanie.

    Stéphanie, 56, led an extremely turbulent personal life herself that included two divorces and high-profile affairs with security guards and an elephant trainer.

    Le prove e le tribolazioni della principessa Charlene nella famiglia reale di Monaco

    1987 – Bea Fiedler, una modella tedesca in topless, afferma che suo figlio Daniel era il figlio del principe.

    1992 – Un cittadino americano intenta una causa per paternità contro il principe, sostenendo di essere il padre di sua figlia, Jazmin Grace.

    2000 – La principessa Charlene incontra il principe Alberto alla gara di nuoto Mare Nostrum a Montecarlo

    2005 – A maggio, un'ex assistente di volo sostiene che suo figlio minore, che chiamò Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste, era figlio del principe Alberto. Afferma che la sua parentela era stata dimostrata dai test del DNA richiesti dal governo monegasco.

    Sopra 6 luglio, pochi giorni prima di essere intronizzato su 12 luglio, il principe conferma ufficialmente tramite il suo avvocato Lacoste che Alexandre era suo figlio biologico.

    2006 – Dopo che un test del DNA ha confermato la parentela del bambino, Albert ha ammesso, tramite dichiarazione del suo avvocato, che è il padre di Jazmin Grace.

    2010 – La principessa Charlene e il principe Alberto annunciano il loro fidanzamento

    2011 – Si diceva che la principessa Charlene fosse scappata due giorni prima del matrimonio reale dopo aver sentito che il principe Alberto aveva un terzo figlio innamorato durante la loro relazione. È stato affermato che Charlene ha cercato di fuggire a casa in Sudafrica tre volte prima del suo "matrimonio combinato", a un certo punto si è rifugiato all'interno dell'ambasciata del suo paese a Parigi.

    Si dice che i funzionari di Monaco l'abbiano persuasa a tornare negoziando un accordo tra il principe e la sua riluttante sposa che gli fornisse un erede legittimo. Dopodiché sarebbe stata libera di andarsene di sua spontanea volontà.

    Durante il matrimonio, Charlene era inondata di lacrime, mentre suo marito guardava impassibile. Più tardi nell'anno, La principessa Charlene ha confessato di sentirsi "molto sola"’ a Monaco

    2012 – La principessa Charlene è stata segnalata come "depressa"’ alla sua incapacità di fornire a suo marito un erede legittimo legitimate.

    2014 – La gravidanza è stata annunciata a maggio. A dicembre Charlene ha dato alla luce due gemelli, la principessa Gabriella ed erede al trono il principe Jacques.

    2017 – La principessa Charlene visita l'Africa, racconta ai media: 'Sono africano e questa è la mia eredità. Sarà sempre. È nel mio cuore e nelle mie vene.’

    2019 – In una rara intervista, La principessa Charlene ha confessato che "a volte è difficile sorridere"’ e ha detto che l'anno è stato "molto doloroso" in un'altra intervista, ha detto che ha trovato la maternità "faticosa"’

    2020 – Charlene debutta con una scioccante acconciatura mezza rasata. È stato annunciato che il principe Alberto di Monaco comparirà in tribunale nel nuovo anno per combattere le affermazioni esplosive di aver generato un terzo figlio d'amore con una fidanzata segreta prima di sposare la sua attuale moglie, la principessa Charlene.

    2021 – gennaio 27 – Charlene è fotografata con Albert per la Cerimonia della Santa Devota a Monaco. È l'ultima volta che è stata vista a Monaco quest'anno.

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    Charlene also escaped Royal protocol by staying at Roc Agel, a mountain retreat on the outskirts of Monaco originally restored for Albert’s late mother, the Hollywood star Grace Kelly who became Princess Grace before her tragic death in a car crash on the treacherously steep road approaching Roc Agel.

    Charlene was also a frequent visitor to a holiday home owned by friends on the Mediterranean island of Corsica.

    Partita di Parigi, the celeb bible, has always had particularly close ties with the Grimaldis – the ancient dynasty now headed by Albert and Charlene.

    ‘Charlene and Albert on the Verge of Breaking Up?’ was the lead headline in an edition of Match in August.

    ‘There will be no photo for their 10th anniversary wedding anniversary,’ it noted.

    All the high-end French publications – the kind that Albert and Charlene would normally grant fawning interviews to – concurred.

    The upmarket and very conservative Madame Figaro ran with the stark headline: ‘Are Charlene and Albert II of Monaco on the verge of divorce?’

    Historian and author Philippe Delorme told the magazine: ‘Lots of people got the impression it was an arranged marriage, è vero.

    ‘Albert chose a wife who resembled his mother and Charlene clearly felt very ill at ease in this Grace Kelly role they wanted her to play.

    ‘As Karl Marx put it: History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

    Il 2011 wedding itself was an ostentatious three-day event featuring a concert by the Eagles. But onlookers were concerned by photos of the bride in tears with her husband appearing distant, but Charlene insisted later she was just emotional.

    Charlene has been notable by her absence from every single flagship event in the tax haven principality this year.

    They have included the Monaco Grand Prix on May 23, and the Fashion Awards hosted by the Princess’s own charitable foundation on May 18.

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

    Questo è stato visto come il primo segno pubblico di un peggioramento della crisi che potrebbe finire in un divorzio multimilionario.

    L'esilio di Charlene in Sud Africa è iniziato un mese dopo che è emerso lo scorso dicembre che Albert stava affrontando l'ennesima causa di paternità.

    Una donna brasiliana che non può essere nominata per motivi legali ha detto che sua figlia di 15 anni era il risultato di una relazione con Albert in 2004.

    Albert e Charlene non erano ancora fidanzati in questo momento, ma si conoscevano da quattro anni dopo essersi incontrati a un galà di nuoto a Monaco in 2000.

    Gli avvocati del ricorrente avrebbero dovuto richiedere un test del DNA ad Albert presso un tribunale di Milano all'inizio di quest'anno, mentre il suo stesso avvocato ha bollato l'azione "una bufala".

    Nessuna delle parti ora commenta, suggerendo che potrebbe essere stato raggiunto un qualche tipo di accordo generoso, come è successo con i primi figli d'amore di Albert.

    Sono Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, chi è adesso 29 e il risultato della relazione di Albert con un agente immobiliare americano, e Alexandre Coste, 17, la cui madre è un'ex hostess del Togo.

    Entrambi i bambini sono stati cancellati dalla linea di successione di Monaco in cambio di vasti accordi finanziari.

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