Prince Albert of Monaco’s wife, Princess Charlene, “will overcome” her health problems, according to her father
Princess Charlene of Monaco’s father speaks as the ailing royal recovers from her health problems.
Michael Wittstock recently told South Africa You magazine that the 43-year-old will rely on her sense of perseverance as a former Olympic swimmer to heal over the coming months.
âFrom the way she trained I know she is tough and will come out of it and come out much stronger,â the Patriarch said.
It was in May when Charlene traveled to her family’s home country of South Africa. Soon after, the mother of twins developed complications in her ears, nose and throat from a previous medical procedure. She has been grounded in South Africa for the past six months away from her family as she underwent several corrective surgeries.
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Wittstock said he and Charlene’s mother Lynette were unable to visit the “vulnerable” princess at this time out of caution due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, he said they have kept in touch.
âWe spoke to each other on the phone regularly and I talk to the twins,â Wittstock said at the outlet. “We have a great relationship.”
On November 8, a spokesperson for the Royal Family confirmed to Fox News that Charlene had arrived in France after an overnight flight from South Africa. She was greeted by her husband, Prince Albert, along with their twins and Albert’s younger sister, Princess Stephanie.
But just days after arriving, Albert, 63, and several of Charlene’s family came to terms with her decision to seek medical attention. At the time, the prince had said people magazine that Charlene was suffering from “exhaustion, both emotional and physical” and was counseled for several weeks of clinical care.
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According to the outlet, after Charlene made the difficult decision to separate once again from her family, her twins made an appearance on November 19 on Monaco‘s National Day to hold up homemade signs that read: âWe miss you momâ and âWe love You momâ with hearts.
The outdoor ceremony was meant to be a welcome home celebration for Charlene, the outlet noted. It featured several items commemorating the couple’s 10th anniversary.
At the end of June, Charlene announced that she was forced to miss her birthday with Albert due to additional surgery. It didn’t take long for the separation to spark rumors of an impending separation.
These rumors escalated when Albert attended the Tokyo Olympics solo. The prince is a member of the International Olympic Committee.
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Regarding the rumors, Albert told People magazine in September he was “appalled” by the gossip, noting that Charlene was “ready to get on a ship back to Europe” if necessary.
The famous athlete married the prince on July 1, 2011. The wedding was a spectacle, costing around $ 70 million for the four-day event. They welcomed twins in 2014.
Their planned public anniversary has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.