Princess Charlene will NOT attend Monaco’s National Day celebrations and will take ‘a period of calm and rest’ to ‘recover from prolonged state of fatigue’, palace announces – as Prince Albert steps out solo again
Princess Charlene 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.
전 올림픽 선수, 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 남아프리카 올해 초.
During the summer, 알버트, 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, 프랑스, a ‘frail’ Charlene 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.’
샬린 공주, 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
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 Princess’ location 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
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 남아프리카, said not only that it is ‘unclear’ whether 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, rather than in the 12th Century Palace itself. 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, 말했다: '오, 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
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. 내말은, 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, 추가: ‘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
낮은 키: Instead of enjoying palatial rooms overlooking the Mediterranean, and a domestic staff including butlers and cooks, the apartment, 사진, 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’ 결혼.
Charlene’s time away followed fresh allegations last December that Albert had fathered a love-child (which would be his third, if proven) with an unnamed Brazilian woman during the time when he and Charlene, a former Olympic swimmer for South Africa, were already in a relationship.
On the question of Charlene’s return to public engagements, she sounded equally equivocal, 속담: ‘She absolutely will – if 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. 사진, the princess arriving in Monaco on Monday
Carefully choreographed: 알버트, 63, was waiting for her at the Monte Carlo helipad, along with their six-year-old twins, 가브리엘라 공주와 자크 왕자. The family were joined by a hand-picked photographer inside the Palace walls for the ‘reunion’ 사진, 사진
Hidden message? Posting a snap of the reunion on Instagram, Charlene wrote: ‘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. 사진, 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
일월 27 – Charlene은 모나코에서 열린 Sainte Devote Ceremony에서 Albert와 함께 사진을 찍고 있습니다..
행진 18 – Charlene은 Zulu 군주 기념관에서 사진을 찍습니다., Nongoma의 KwaKhethomthandayo 왕궁에서 Goodwill Zwelithini 왕, 남아프리카
4 월 2 – Charlene은 자신의 Instagram 사진을 게시합니다., 부활절을 위한 알베르와 쌍둥이 자크와 가브리엘라.
사진이 어디서 찍혔는지 불명.
할 수있다 8 – 알버트, Jacques와 Gabriella는 Charlene 없이 모나코에서 열린 그랑프리 행사에 참석합니다.
할 수있다 10 – Albert는 Charlene 없이 Monaco에서 열리는 Monaco Gala Awards에 참석합니다.
할 수있다 18 – Charlene은 남아프리카 공화국의 보존 여행에서 그녀의 첫 번째 사진을 공유합니다.
유월 1 – 알베르 2세 왕자, Jacques와 Gabriella는 모나코의 해양 박물관에서 행사에 참석합니다.
유월 3 – 그녀의 보존 여행에 Charlene의 새로운 사진이 등장합니다.
유월 5- Charlene은 남아프리카에서 남동생의 가족, Albert 및 쌍둥이와 함께 조카의 다섯 번째 생일을 기념하기 위해 가족과 함께 사진을 공유하면서 단합된 모습을 보입니다.
유월 7 – Albert와 쌍둥이는 Charlene 없이 World Rugby Sevens에 참석합니다.
유월 17 – 알버트 왕자는 여동생 하노버의 캐롤라인 공주와 함께 몬테카를로에서 열린 적십자 여름 콘서트에 참석합니다.
유월 18 – 알버트 왕자가 혼자 등장한다 몬테카를로 TV 페스티벌
유월 24 – Charlene의 재단은 왕실이 여행을 할 수 없으며 귀에 대한 절차를 진행 중이라는 성명을 발표했습니다., 코와 인후 감염
칠월 2 – Charlene과 Albert는 각각 10주년을 기념합니다.. 7월 결혼기념일에 남편과 함께하지 않는 것은 올해가 처음이다., 어렵다, 그리고 그것은 나를 슬프게 한다,’ 그녀의 고요한 전 공주 Charlene은 성명에서 말했습니다..
칠월 3 – 앨버트는 제15회 국제 몬테카를로 점핑 대회에서 매력적인 조카 Charlotte Casiraghi와 함께 나타납니다., 이는 론진 글로벌 챔피언 모나코 투어의 일부입니다.,
칠월 27 – 앨버트 왕자, 도쿄 올림픽에 혼자 참석
팔월 13 – Charlene은 4시간 동안 수술을 받습니다.. 이유는 발표되지 않음
팔월 25 – Charlene은 알버트 왕자의 사진을 공유합니다., 남아프리카 공화국에서 그녀를 방문하는 가브리엘라와 자크
구월 1 – Charlene is admitted under an alias to the Netcare Alberlito Hospital after suddenly ‘collapsing’
구월 2 – She 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’
구월 23 – Prince Albert attends the 2021 Monte Carlo Gala for Planetary Health
구월 29 – Prince Albert is joined on the red carpet by actress Sharon Stone for a first look at the eagerly anticipated James Bond release
구월 30 – Charlene releases a stylish video promoting her anti-poaching campaign from her South African bolthole
십월 3 – Princess 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
십월 5 – Prince Albert attends Sportel Awards Ceremony in Monte Carlo with nephew Louis Ducruet
십월 6 – Albert tells RMC radio Charlene is ‘ready to come home’
십월 8 – Princess undergoes surgery in South Africa
십일월 8 – Charlene arrives back in Monaco
‘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 was waiting for her at the Monte Carlo helipad, along with their six-year-old twins, 가브리엘라 공주와 자크 왕자. The family were joined by a hand-picked photographer inside the Palace walls for the ‘reunion’ 사진.
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, in his 50s, 지명을 요청하지 않은 사람.
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,’ 그는 말했다, ‘but this is different – there’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.
‘We often saw her outside the Palace and she would usually be alone or with a bodyguard,’ 한 소식통이 말했다, ‘but she was never with Albert – it was obvious she chose to spend most of her time in the apartment rather than the palace.’
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.
샬린, 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: Charlene과 Albert는 1월 모나코의 Sainte Devote Ceremony에서 공식 행사에서 함께 마지막으로 함께 사진을 찍었습니다.
It only had two bedrooms, and had been used in the past by Albert’s sister, 스테파니 공주.
Stéphanie, 56, led an extremely turbulent personal life herself that included two divorces and high-profile affairs with security guards and an elephant trainer.
Princess Charlene’s trials and tribulations in the Monaco royal family
1987 – Bea Fiedler, 독일의 토플리스 모델, 그녀의 아들 Daniel이 왕자의 아들이라고 주장합니다..
1992 – 미국 국민이 왕자를 상대로 친자 관계 소송을 제기, 자신이 딸의 아버지라고 주장하며, 재즈 민 그레이스.
2000 – 샬린 공주가 몬테카를로에서 열린 마레 노스 트럼 수영 대회에서 앨버트 왕자를 만나다
2005 – 5 월, 전 승무원이 막내 아들이, 그녀는 Alexandre Grimaldi-Coste라고 이름지었습니다., 알버트 왕자의 아이였습니다. 그녀는 모네가 스크 정부가 요청한 DNA 검사에 의해 그의 혈통이 입증되었다고 말합니다..
의 위에 6 칠월, 그가 즉위하기 며칠 전에 12 칠월, 왕자는 그의 변호사 Lacoste를 통해 Alexandre가 그의 생물학적 아들임을 공식적으로 확인합니다..
2006 – DNA 검사 결과 자녀의 친자 관계가 확인 된 후, 알버트는 인정했다, 변호사의 진술을 통해, 그가 Jazmin Grace의 아버지라고.
2010 – 샬린 공주와 앨버트 왕자가 약혼 발표
2011 – 샬린 공주는 알버트 왕자가 그들의 관계에서 세 번째 사랑의 아이를 낳았다는 소식을 듣고 왕실 결혼식 이틀 전에 볼트를 뺐다 고합니다.. 샬린이 '중매 결혼'을하기 전에 세 번이나 남아공으로 집으로 피난을 시도한 것으로 알려졌다., 어느 시점에서 파리에있는 자국의 대사관에 피난.
모나코 관리들은 왕자와 그의 꺼려하는 신부 사이에 합법적 인 상속인을 제공한다는 거래를 중개함으로써 그녀를 속였다고합니다.. 그 후에 그녀는 자신의 자유 의지를 떠날 수 있습니다.
결혼식 중, 샬린은 눈물을 흘리며, 남편이 무감각하게 바라 보는 동안. 연말, 샬린 공주는 '매우 외롭다'고 고백했다.’ 모나코
2012 – 샬린 공주는 '우울해’ 남편에게 합법적 인 상속인을 제공하지 않은 경우.
2014 – 5 월 임신 발표. 12 월에 샬린은 가브리엘라 공주와 자크 왕자 후계자를 낳았습니다..
2017 – 샬린 공주가 아프리카를 방문하다, 미디어에 알려줍니다: '나는 아프리카이고 이것이 나의 유산. 항상. 내 마음과 혈관에 있습니다.’
2019 – 드문 인터뷰에서, 샬린 공주는 '때로는 웃기 힘들다'고 고백했다.’ and said the year had been ‘very painful’In another interview, 그녀는 모성이’
2020 – Charlene debuts a shocking half-shaved hairstyle. It is announced Prince Albert of Monaco will appear in court in the new year to fight explosive claims he fathered a third love child with a secret girlfriend before marrying his now wife Princess Charlene.
2021 – 일월 27 – Charlene은 모나코에서 열린 Sainte Devote Ceremony에서 Albert와 함께 사진을 찍고 있습니다.. It is the last time she has been seen in Monaco this year.
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.
Paris Match, 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,’ 그것은 지적했다.
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, 사실이야.
‘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.’
그만큼 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.
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, 지금 누구인가 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.