Princess Charlene of Monaco has tested positive for COVID-19

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Bad news for fans of the Monegasque royal family, while Princess Charlene had finally made her return to public appearances in recent weeks, it seems that she is once again absent from her royal duties.

The princess tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, according to a statement released to People by the palace. According to the statement, Charlene “exhibited certain symptoms and tested positive” through a drug test. The palace also clarified that “in accordance with the health rules in force, Princess Charlene will observe a period of isolation of several days”.

Charlene is not the first from Monaco’s royal family to test positive since the pandemic began – her husband Prince Albert tested positive for the virus in March 2020, and for the second time in April. On both occasions, neither Charlene nor the couple’s twin children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, reportedly contracted COVID-19.

The news understandably raised concerns for the wellbeing of many – she was absent from the public eye for over a year after a prolonged ENT problem left her in South Africa for six months, followed by a four-month stay in a Swiss clinic. to recover from exhaustion. However, the palace assured that “the state of his health is not a cause for concern”.

Charlene had only recently begun to return to public duties, appearing at several of Monaco’s biggest events throughout May, including Monte Carlo Fashion Week and the Grand Prix. It is currently unknown when she could resume royal appearances.

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