Chronology of Princess Charlene’s absence in Monaco – Royal Central
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In May 2021, Princess Charlene of Monaco embarked on a journey to her native South Africa, to conduct conservation work with her Foundation.
She didn’t know it, but this trip would be the last she could take in a very long time.
On the day she was due to attend a Formula 1 event in Monaco, the Prince’s Palace issued a note saying she had to stay in South Africa because of an ENT. [Ear, Nose and Throat] infection.
In a subsequent interview on a radio show, she revealed that her infection was due to a dental operation to implant a prosthesis. The princess had to have her gums changed, and this operation resulted in a serious infection, which was complicated by air travel.
At one point in June, Prince Albert and their children, 6-year-old twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, made the trip to South Africa to visit Charlene.
Towards the end of June, the British tabloid Daily Mail reported that Charlene had to be hospitalized in South Africa for surgery to help with the infection and the Prince’s Palace confirmed that the Sovereign and his wife would not be able to spend their time. 10th wedding. birthday together.
Around July 1, Princess Charlene gave an interview to Channel24, saying that spending their wedding anniversary apart for the first time was really difficult and made her sad. She had only words of love for her husband and his family, saying “Albert is my rock. Without his strength and his love, I don’t think I could have gone through this painful period ”.
A few days later, she shared some photos on her Instagram account showing her in video chat with her family in Monaco. In two of them, her children can be seen on her phone screen sending virtual kisses.
On July 30, during an interview with South Africa Radio 702, she shared that she might be able to return to Monaco in October, when she gets medical clearance to travel by plane back to Europe. During the interview, she also expressed her wish that her family could visit her again, although she said it would depend on the political situation in South Africa.